The Department of Education (DepEd) recognized Region II as the most outstanding School-Based Feeding Program (SBFP) implementer for School Year 2020-2021.

Region II SBFP Regional Focal Person Editha Ubiña, School Division Focal Persons Florence Duque and Cherisse Ferrer, and School Feeding Coordinator Felisa Acoba were recognized for introducing exemplary innovations and best practices for the nourishment of learners in their locality.

“Congratulations to DepEd Region II, Schools Division Office (SDO) of Isabela, [and] Angadanan Central School [who have been cited] as grand winners of the first national search for the Most Outstanding Implementers of the SBFP for School Year 2020-2021,” Secretary Leonor Briones shared.

The School-Based Feeding Program served over 3.5 million learner-beneficiaries, surpassing its benchmark target of 1.7 million beneficiaries.

Having served over 3.5 million learner-beneficiaries for SY 2020-2021, surpassing its benchmark target of 1.7 million beneficiaries, SBFP aims to

(1) address hunger and encourage learners to enroll;

(2) contribute to the improvement of their nutritional status;

(3) provide nourishment for their growth and development and help boost their immune system; and

(4) enhance health and nutrition values and behavior.

Region IV-A CALABARZON, SDO Quezon, and Lalaguna I Elementary School got second place.

The national awarding ceremony also conferred second place to Region IV-A CALABARZON, SDO Quezon, and Lalaguna I Elementary School, which was led by SBFP Regional Focal Person Neil Evangelista and Quezon Province Schools Division Superintendent Dr. Elias Alicaya, and SDO Focal Persons Maria Nerissa Diego, Ma. Teresita Abella, and Jackielyn Mae Ebora.

Region XII – SOCKSSARGEN, SDO North Cotabato, and Sinayawan Elementary School, on the other hand, grabbed the third spot. They are headed by Regional Focal Person Ma. Lourdes Ines, School Division Focal Persons Riza B. Bakong and Nodelyn Culig, and School Feeding Coordinator Venny Rose Almirante.

Both second and third placers also showcased their SBFP implementation through video presentations.

The event also featured the recognition of Region XI, SDO Tagum City, and San Agustin ES (4th place); Region I, SDO Dagupan City, and Carael Elementary School (5th place); Region III, SDO San Jose del Monte City, and San Rafael Elementary School (6th place); CARAGA, SDO Surigao del Norte, Quezon Elementary School (7th place); CAR, SDO Baguio City, Jose P. Rizal Elementary School (8th place); Region X, SDO Misamis Occidental, Liloan Elementary School (9th place); and Region IV-B MIMAROPA, SDO Oriental Mindoro, Dulangan II Elementary School (10th place) for their localized execution.

Lope Santos III, who is the Bureau of Learner Support Services – School Health Division (BLSS-SHD) Director, lauded SBFP advocates who have served the learners despite the fear and various community quarantines imposed across the country.


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