The members of Sangguniang Bayan here approved and passed Resolution No. 315 series of 2014 authorizing Tupi Mayor Reynaldo S. Tamayo, Jr. to enter into a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the National Nutrition Council (NNC) for the establishment of Nutriskwela Community Network Program in the Municipality of Tupi.
Nutriskwelaradio project, in partnership with MQ Mediazone Productions, will be the first ever radio station to be instituted by NNC in the entire South Cotabato.
Ms. Jovie Raval, NNC’s representative, discussed the rationale, guiding principles, and other relevant policies encompassed in the establishment of radio station before Mayor Tamayo, SB members, and Head of Offices, at 3/F of Municipal Hall, November 5.
Present also here were NNC Region XII Director Arcelli Latonio and Mr. Kiko Flores of MQ Media Zone.
“We are expanding our Nutriskwela Community Radio Network Program in Tupi to educate the community here and help them adopt positive nutrition behaviours”, explained by Raval.
“This program will also help curtail the high prevalence of malnutrition”, she added.
Meanwhile, Mayor Tamayo expressed his commitment and full support on the upcoming project tie-up with NNC.
Location and radio room, station personnel’s salaries, overhead expenses (to be incurred in running the program), among others, will be the counterpart of LGU-TUPI.
Training of the station personnel, radio equipment, necessary licenses to operate and other permits will be shouldered by NNC.
The radio station project is anticipated to air first quarter of 2015.
At present, there are twenty five (25) active and operating Nutriskwela radio stations nationwide.