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DOST XI Regional Director, Dr. Anthony C. Sales, CESO III who represented the DOST Secretary Mario G. Montejo, together with the Provincial S&T Director of Agusan del Sur, Engr. Andrea J. Cabonita turned over 300 Ovicidal Larvicidal (OL) Traps and 3000 complementary foods such as Nutri-curls and baby food blends to Loreto Mayor Dario E. Otaza. The Complementary Food Project is under supervision of the Women’s Association of Gigaguit which produces the Himsog Bugas-Monggo Nutri-Curls and Himsog Bugas-Monggo Baby Food Blend. The Comfood project aims to address the malnutrition problem and undernourished children in the province.

The caravan was attended by OPAPP Secretary Teresa Quintos-Deles; Usec. Emmanuel Bautista, Executive Director of the Cabinet Cluster on Security, Justice and Peace; Maj. Gen. Oscar T. Lactao, Commander of 4th Infantry Division, Lt. Gen. Aurelio Baladad, Commander of Eastern Mindanao Command (EastMinCom); and Governor Adolph Edward G. Plaza of Agusan del Sur. Also present were the Members of the Sangguniang Bayan of Loreto, barangay officials and municipal employees together with the joint forces of Philippine National Police and Armed Force of the Philippines.