NDAP Provincial Chapters


As the membership of the association grew, the need for
strong link with provincial members became felt. It was Ma. Paz Salazar
Gil who, in the late 1960’s suggested the organization of provincial chapters.
Accordingly, the first two chapters were organized by Theresa Hamili in
Iloilo and Charito Deligente in Davao. To date, the NDAP has 30 chapters


Vice-President -
Department of Health -CAR
Baguio City

Tel. No. (074) 442-7591
Fax No. (074) 442-8097
Cellphone No. 0917-5069727


The Albay Chapter, founded in 1982 with the late Teresita
Millena, Chief Dietitian of Albay Provincial Hospital as Founding President,
believes that NDs can and do play a significant role in molding society
into a healthy, intelligent and productive citizenry. Through the years,
the Chapter has implemented various activities for the benefit of Albayanos
and has enjoyed the support of hospitals, LGUs and NGOs. The members derive
inspiration from Dr. Adela Jamorado-Ruiz of the NDAP, herself a prominent
daughter of Albay.

Today, the Chapter is determined to support the vision
and mission of NDAP by strengthening the knowledge and capabilities of its
members in promoting good nutrition through a healthy lifestyle, forging
linkages with relevant groups, intensifying advocacy efforts, expanding
its outreach and fostering “esprit de corp” through fellowships.

The chapter is not fazed by challenges, foremost of which
are the high prevalence of malnutrition in Albay and the frequency of natural
disasters like typhoons and volcanic eruptions

c/o DepEd Regional Office No. V
Rawis, Legaspi City
Tel.No.  09175590100

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Wth the founding president, Nancy Villaluz, the organization
started with 6 members. The incumbent officers are:

c/o Dietary Dept
Baguio General Hospital
Tel. No. (074) 443-8342 loc. 203
Fax No. (074) 442-4216 loc. 241
Email: ndap-car@yahoo.com

The chapter’s activities include:

a. The Annual Pre- nutrition Month Seminar every second
or third week of June,
b. Diet counseling during health fairs, and giving of lectures/ nutrition
information in schools and during mother’s classes,
c. An active member of the Baguio City Nutrition Committee and Regional
Nutrition Committee.

In 2000, the chapter was named “Most Outstanding Chapter”.

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The incumbent officers are the following:

President - Vivian Maligaya
Vice-President - Edna Dimangodayao
Secretary - Lucy Manalo
Treasurer - Marion Claridad
Auditor - Mapel Esmiller

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c/o Nutrition Department
Wesleyan University of the Philippines
Cabanatuan City

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Camarines Sur***

Bicol Medical Center
Concepcion Pequeña, Naga City
Tel No: (054) 811-7802 loc. 35
Fax No: (054) 472-5041
Mobile No: 0919-390-7473

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The Catanduanes Chapter celebrated its 17th founding
anniversary on 26 July 2003 with the induction of newly elected officers
at the Sea Breeze Pier Site in Virac, Catanduanes. Presently the chapter
has 34 active and four associate members.

Activities of the Chapter include nutrition and diet
counseling, mass feeding for the underweight preschoolers, growth monitoring,
fund raising. These activities are usually conducted in cooperation with
such agencies as the Catanduanes Medical Society and LGUs.

College of Arts & Sciences
Catanduanes State College
Virac, Catanduanes
Tel No: 052- 811-0562
Mobile No: 09166582392

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The latest addition to NDAPs’ list of provincial chapters
is the Cavite Chapter. After its founding on 20 February 2004 and formal
launching on 30th of April 2004 with the induction of Chapter Officers by
NDAP Director Blecenda Varona, the Chapter immediately went to work and
planned and eventually implemented projects such as participation in medical
missions, establishing nutrition satellites, holding scientific meetings,
cooking demonstrations, exhibits and contests, guesting in local radio programs,
assisting feeding programs and holding diet counseling sessions. The most
recent activity was the holding of the first Cavite Chapter Convention.

Vision: A nutritionally healthy Cavite citizenry.

Mission: Empowerment of Cavite Nutritionist- Dietitians
for the effective delivery of nutrition and dietetics through:

1. sustained continuing professional education program
2. enhance image of the profession and act as catalyst for improvement of
nutritional status
3. nurturing values of commitment, dedication and civic consciousness

c/o College of Education
Adventist University of the Phils
Putingkahoy, Silang, Cavite
Tel. No. (049) 541-1211 to 25 Loc. 307
Mobile No: 09279926675
Email: ndapcavite@yahoo.com

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Ilocos Norte***

Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital
Batac, Ilocos Norte
Tel: (077) 792-3144
Fax: (077) 792-3133

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The Nutritionist- Dietitians’ Association of the Philippines
(NDAP) Chapter in the Province of Laguna was launched in 1985 with Isabel
Ticzon as its Founding President. At that time, most of the members were
hospital- based NDs from San Pablo City and other nearby municipalities.
However, the activities were sporadic and the Chapter eventually became

In 1994, through the leadership of Juliet Mabbayad and
with the encouragement of Ms. Ticzon, the NDAP Laguna Chapter was revived/
reorganized, in line with the vision of the Mother Association to have nutritionally-healthy
Philippine citizenry and its mission to upgrade capabilities of NDs in the
delivery of nutrition and dietetic services to the people.

In addition to the regular nutrition and dietetics oriented activities of
the Laguna Chapter members, it has implemented special activities such as
“Pamaskong Handog for Malnourished Children”, gift-giving to children confined
in hospitals, search for outstanding BNS, BHWS and healthy centenarian (1998),
as well as activities designed for community participation such as games
and exhibits were implemented.

In 1999, the chapter was named “Most Outstanding Chapter”.

MS. EDNA A. SISONDr. J.P. Rizal Hospital
Calamba City, Laguna
Tel. No. (049)  834-2702
Fax No. (049)  545-4173
Email:  edzsison14@yahoo.com

Dr. J.P. Rizal Hospital
Calamba City, Laguna
Tel. No. (049)  834-2702
Fax No. (049)  545-4173
Email:  edzsison14@yahoo.com

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The Marinduque Chapter was founded in July 1990 with
Robie C. Sosa as its Founding President.

Chapter’s activities includes:

a. Promotion of Iodized Salt Utilization
b. Cooking contest during Nutrition Month Celebration
c. Giving Vitamin A supplementation in coordination with the Rotary Club-
Marinduque North
d.   Giving nutrition lectures for the elderly
e.   Promotion of Soya milk through supplementary feeding.

PSWDO Provincial Capitol
Boac, Marinduque
Tel. No. (042) 311-1427

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Nueva Ecija

The latest Accomplishment Report of the Nueva Ecija Chapter revealed a continued
linkage with the Wesleyan University, LGUs and health officials. Notable
activities for 2004 include the Chapter’s participation in the province-wide
“Ligtas Tigdas Program 2004”, and supplementary feeding in selected elementary
schools. As a culminating activity for Nutrition Month 2004, the chapter
sponsored a search for Mr. and Ms. Nutrition 2004 at an elementary school.

The incumbent officers are:

President: Maxima M. Perida
Vice- President: Edeliza S. Moreno
Secretary: Maria Minette T. Manzano 
Asst. Secretary:
Myrna B. Macadangdang
Treasurer: Susana A. Rabano
Asst. Treasurer: Alicia Primavera V. Gripal
Auditor: Danielida M. Ballesteros 
PRO:  Ruby V. Umali; Januaria L. Lomotos

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c/o Provincial Health Office
Prim Bldg., PEO Compound
Puerto Princesa City, Palawan
Tel No: (048) 433-6349/ 433-2993
Fax No: (048) 434-6911

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Pangasinan Nutrition Center
Calantiao Building, Lingayen, Pangasinan
Tel. No. (075) 542-6695
Res. Tel. 075- 555-5106
Email: nutrition_office06@yahoo.com

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The Sorsogon Chapter was organized in 1980, with the
following as founding officers: Ma. Theresa Diaz, President; Ofelia E. Lopez,
Vice-President; Corazon Empleo, Secretary; Ma. Gracia Pagayanan, Treasurer;
and Cynthia Columna, Auditor.

The Chapter has adopted the following vision/mission

Vision: A well-nourished, diet conscious and ingenious

Mission: To create awareness on the importance of proper
health and nutrition through:

1.   intensive nutrition information and education
2.   dietary counseling
3.   food demonstration
4.   networking
5.    research and evaluation

Accordingly, the activities of the association have been
aligned with the vision/mission statements. Its centerpiece project, however,
is the establishment of a nutrition/diabetes clinic.

Unlike other chapters that hold elections every two years, the Sorsogon
Chapter elects officer for a five-year term.


c/o Sorsogon Provincial Hospital
Macabog, Sorsogon City

IPHO, Sorsogon City
Tel No: (056) 211-3809
Fax No: (056) 211-1032

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A chance meeting of Tarlac NDs in early 2004 where they
discussed the rising incidence of nutrition-related diseases like diabetes,
kidney ailments, cardiovascular diseases and tuberculosis as well as the
continued high prevalence of nutritional deficiency disease like anemia,
avitaminosis A and iodine deficiency disorders, led to a decision to revive
the Tarlac Chapter, once an active chapter of NDAP. The plans for the revival
were laid out during a meeting held in the Tarlac Provincial Hospital on
19 February 2004. The first scientific meeting was held on 11 March 2004
at the Jocson’s Hospital where a summary of the proceedings of the NDAP’s
annual convention was discussed and where Mrs. Bing Pablo presented a paper
on Diet Counseling.

With these initiatives and motivated by a desire to be
a significant player in the country’s efforts to address our nutrition problems,
the Chapter hopes to be one of the most active NDAP Chapters

c/o Dietary Department
Ramos Hospital
Tarlac City, Tarlac
Tel No: (045) 470-4135
Mobile No: 0910-620-8826

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Tuguegarao, Cagayan 

In 1999, the Cagayan Chapter underwent a sort of rejuvenation
process by squarely facing the trials and difficulties that came its way.
The prime mover in this process was Sor Amelia Bullecer, SPC, who gently
prodded the officers and members to move towards the realization of the
chapter’s goal to become a force in efforts to improve the nutritional status
of the population in Cagayan.

For starters, the officers and members strengthened the
chapter by increasing active membership from 10 to 30. This was achieved
by holding regular monthly meetings outside the municipality of Tuguegarao.
Rain or shine, they met at riverbanks and beach resorts. This helped to
promote camaraderie which eventually translated to enthusiastic involvement
in Chapter activities.

Among the first tasks tackled by the chapter was the
formulation of its Constitution and By-laws. It then made its presence in
the community felt by becoming involved in the community projects of LGUs,
NGOs or initiated by the chapter itself. These include diet counseling,
distribution of iodized salt (donated by a chapter member), distribution
of IEC materials and tree planting.

Today, the Chapter members continue to be involved in
community outreach activities. The Chapter continues to have problems, but
its leaders accept these as challenges to join hands with members to make
the Chapter what they want it to be.

C/o City Health Office
Tugegarao City, Cagayan
Tel No: (078) 846-4870
Fax No: (078) 844-2894
Mobile: 0919-859-5166
Email: cho-tugcity@yahoo.com

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Malaya Ext. Del Pilar
San Fernando, Pampanga
Tel. No. (045) 961-3148
Mobile: 0920-905-4385

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Isabela- Quirino-
Nueva Vizcaya

Founded on April 16, 1997, this unique association of
nutritionist- dietitians from three provinces- Isabela, Quirino and Nueva
Vizcaya held its first organizational meeting at the Southern Isabela in
Santiago City. It has adapted the following vision and mission.

Vision:        To
be a nutritionally-healthy community.

Mission:      To upgrade the
capabilities of nutritionist- dietitians in the delivery of nutrition and
dietetic services to the people through self improvement and establishment
of rapport and proper linkage to various sections in the community.

Bound by the clarity of its purpose to serve the profession to the fullest
and mindful of the vastness of its boundaries, the Chapter’s major accomplishment
is the recognition and acceptance of NDs by local government units and the
private sector.

Barely seven years old, the chapter has had several distinct accomplishments
such as playing as key roles in the nutrition program of Isabela that earned
for it the Green Banner Award for Nutrition given by National Nutrition
Council; acquisition of a lot and building for the NDAP-IQNV headquarters;
acquisition of a computer with a printer for the Chapter’s use; and international
participation. In 2002, the Chapter was named Outstanding Provincial Chapter.

Through linkages with relevant GOs, NGOs, professional associations and
educational institutions, the chapter has participated in such projects
as the distribution of chicks and swine to nutritionally-at-risk families,
fingerling dispersal, distribution of fruit trees and vegetable seeds, distribution
of micronutrient supplements, advocacy in support of National Salt Iodization
Program, reorganization and strengthening of Municipal Barangay Nutrition
Councils, mass supplemental feeding and other community outreach programs.

Sunriseville Subd.
San Mateo, Isabela
Tel. No. (078) 664-0257
Fax No. (078) 664-2583
Mobile: 0927-247-4385

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Lucena Quezon

It was in August 30, 1996 when the NDAP mother chapter
held the seminar on “Special concern for Nutritionist-Dietitians: Research
and Enteral Nutrition” at the Lin-lin Restaurant that Nieves C. Serra and
Adela Jamorabo encouraged the nutritionist-dietitians of Quezon Province
to organize their own chapter and elect their own set of officers. On that
very afternoon, the new set of officers was elected with Mary Anne Elizabeth
Remigio as the first president.

Until at present, the chapter still continues holding activities on continuing
medical education through seminars for members, nutrition education - nutrition
on air, lectures to different communities through medical missions and outreach
activity to indigents. As a member of the Provincial Multi-Sectoral Nutrition
Committee, the chapter is not only involved in its own activities but in
all nutrition activities of the Quezon province and very much committed
to make better the lives of its fellow Quezonians.

C/o Dietary Dept.
Lucena Doctors Hospital
Lucena City
Tel. No. (042) 373-6161

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Vice-President - MS. NOEMI CLEMENT
Western Visayas Medical Center
Mandurriao, Iloilo City
Tel. No. (033) 321-2841
Fax: (033) 321-1797
Mobile: 0920-9175572


Nutrition advocacy by nutritionist- dietitians started in Cebu as early
as 1965 when a Chapter of the Philippine Association of Nutrition was organized.
In 1978, the Cebu Chapter of NDAP was formally founded with Herminia Alvarez
as the first president.

Activities of the Chapter have been designed to support
the Philippine Food and Nutrition Program through extension services to
various population groups. After the successful hosting of NDAP’s Annual
Convention in 1984, the Chapter initiated a series of “mini- conventions”.
So far, eleven such conventions have been held. These essentially extended
NDAP’s outreach to NDs in the Visayas and Mindanao who cannot come to Manila
for the national conventions.

The Chapter was named “Most Outstanding Chapter” in 1986 and in 1993 received
a “Merit Award” for consistency in implementing activities for the benefit
of professionals as well as the general population of Cebu.

c/o Home Tech.Dept, College of Education
University of San Carlos
J. Alcantara St., Cebu City
Tel. No. (032) 255-3438
Fax No. (032) 254-0117 loc. 32
Email: elviemads@yahoo.com

Elvira B. Madronial
Marie Fern M. Aventuna
Cecilia C. Ruiz
Arlene P. Acuña
Girlie L. Veracruz
Josie F. Elli

Visit : http://freewebs.com/ndapcebu
E-mail: elviemads@yahoo.com


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The Iloilo Chapter was organized in 1980 under the leadership
of Noemi Sumague Clement as Founding President and Lilia Teves, Marilyn
Tumilba and Bernardita S. Sinfuego as Founding Members.

Since its founding, the Chapter has organized a series
of seminars and workshops, facilitated the registration of local graduates
in the Board Review Classes of the NDAP Foundation and actively participated
in national conventions and seminar-workshops organized by NDAP. In fact,
NDAPpers had a taste of Ilongo hospitality and culture when the Chapter
hosted the NDAP Annual Convention in 1994.

The Chapter officers and members serve as a resident
or guest lecturers in medical and nursing schools, hospitals, food service
establishments and community outreach programs. NDs in hospitals and academic
institutions have set up a Nutrition Clinic.

The Chapter has collaborated with the Teacher’s College,
University of San Agustin in putting up the Poblacion East Oton Kiddie Center.

In addition to winning the “Most Outstanding Chapter
Award” in 1995, two of its members have been named Most Outstanding Provincial
NDs. They are Nelly Orlina in 1994 and Lilia Teves in 1995.

Guimbal District Hospital
Guimbal, Iloilo
Tel. No. (033) 315-5172
Res.. (033) 315-9262

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Northern Samar***

Dr. GB Tan Memorial Hospital
Labang, Nortthen Samar

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Negros Oriental***

Negros Oriental Provincial Hospital
Dumaguete City
Dean, College of Nutrition
Silliman University
Dumaguete City
Tel No: (035) 422-6002 loc. 370

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Misamis Oriental

In a meeting of RNDs held in July 1979 at the Dietary
Department of the then Cagayan Doctor’s Hospital, the NDAP Misamis Oriental
Chapter was organized with Helen G. Alferez as its Founding President and
with the able assistance from Marilyn Delima, Lina Salon, Remedios Montano,
Nita Semprun, Tessie Pagute and Melba Gepalogo.

Through the years, the chapter continues to provide services
that will upgrade professional competencies of its members and other stakeholders
to achieve total human development as well as advocating the employment
of nutritionist-dietitians among local chief executives and policymakers
in Bukidnon, Camiguin and Misamis Oriental.

The incumbent officers:

President:    Remedios N. Montano
Vice- President:    Gladys Pinky Bingil
Secretary:    Orosalita Ares
Asst. Secretary:    Shiela Pabelic
Treasurer:    Perly de Guzman
Auditor:    Marilyn Peralta
PRO:    Mary Jane Castil ; Carol Agusan
Social Managers:   Marilyn Delima ; Lourdes Piscos

Advisers:   Veneranda T. Gannaban; Belen Delos

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Negros Occidental***


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Vice-President - MS. GUILLERMA APIGO
Chief Dietitian
Davao Medical Center.
Bajada, Davao City
Telephone: (082) 226-4017
Fax No. (082) 221-7029
Mobile: 09174511546


Davao Medical Center
Davao City
Tel. No. (082) 227-2731
Fax No. (082) 221-7029
Mobile: 0927-7995182
Email: ndap_dvo@yahoo.com

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Davao del Sur***

Digos, Davao Del Sur

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General Santos -

St. Elizabeth Hospital
National highway, General Santos City
Tel. No. 083-552-3162

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Dietary Department
Mindanao Sanitarium Hospital
PO BOX 5449, Iligan City

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Cagayan de Oro

C/o BSND Dept.
Lourdes College
Archbishop Hayes St.
Cagayan de Oro City
Tel. No. (08822) 72- 3464 loc. 114
Fax No. (088) 857-1487
Cell # 0919-5757168
Email: rightdiet_cdo@lycos.com

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      The NDAP Zamboanga Chapter
was organized and founded on February 25, 1985 through the concerted efforts
of three committed nutritionist-dietitians namely: the late Milagros Montejo-Talingting
who was then head of the Nutrition Department of the College of Home Economics
at the Western Mindanao State University; Editha P. Callao and Esperanza
E. Azcarraga, Chief Dietitian and ND II at the Zamboanga Chapter. They had
the support of Amparo Mills in organizing the chapter and were successful
in bringing together about seven members during the first year. Since then,
the membership has grown, and today in its 19th year, the chapter is registered
association with the Security Exchange Commission (SEC) as a non-stock corporation
with 40 active members.

The NDAP – Zamboanga Chapter is active in the following

a. Community Service: technical
assistance in community nutrition assessment; organization of mothers’ nutrition
classes; dietary consultation and counseling during medical outreach missions
and monitoring; and evaluation of the nutrition program (MELPPI)

b. Nutrition Information and
Education: participation in “Sustansya Para sa Masa” (televised cooking
demonstration and recipe development); conduct of nutrition symposia for
company and office employees; training of health care givers; promotions
of the Nutritional Guidelines for Filipinos

c. Advocacy: promotion and monitoring
the implementation of the ASIN Law; promoting the hiring of NDs to teach
nutrition courses to nursing and other allied medical courses; and guesting
in radio and TV talk show.

The chapter was named “Outstanding Provincial Chapter”
in 1998, 2001 and 2003.

Nutrition & Dietetics Dept.
Western Mindanao State Univ.
Zamboanga City
Telefax: (062) 991-1040 loc 122
Fax no. (062) 992-4238
Email: nncroIX@zambo.i-next.net

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***inactive member