Iron-Fortified Rice

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SAN JOSE, Antique (PIA6) - The National Food Authority (NFA) in Antique is unrelenting in its campaign to use iron-fortified rice especially in communities with high incidence of malnutrition. Accredited NFA rice retailers here are encouraged to continue selling such rice at P27 per kilo. Antique, NFA Information Officer Gazelle Jamandron said, has 97 accredited rice retail outlets selling iron-fortified rice which is also used in supplemental feeding programs in day care centers provincewide, she said. NFA manager, Hedy Jardeleza, in partnership with different local government units and concerned national government agencies launched the advocacy campaign in different municipalities to increase the use of iron-fortified rice in every household. Water Management NEGROS OCCIDENTAL (PIA6) - It's not enough to just be a forest law enforcers; one must also acquire paralegal skills. Thus, the Negros Occidental provincial government through the Provincial Environment Management Office (PEMO) has organized a two-day training on Forestry Law Enforcement, Assessment and Planning/Goal Setting for the Negros Island Integrated Water Resources Management (NI-IWRM) Program which ends Thursday at the Mambukal Mountain Resort. The activity trained some 116 qualified volunteers from barangays in the Ilog-Hilabangan River Basin to be designated community-based law enforcement team. Intellectual Disability DUMAGUETE CITY, (PIA) - A symposium dubbed "Making Rights Real for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities" will be held at the College of Education of Silliman University, St. Paul University Dumaguete, Negros Oriental State University, and Foundation University this month. The activity is intended by organizers to raise awareness on intellectual disability, in observance of National Intellectual Disability month. Other activities include graphics design (with slogan) and essay writing contests; exhibit on Intellectual Disability at Robinsons Place Main Atrium. …