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ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya to Start a “Sit-commentary” Show

Eva Mae Nares
February 8, 2017

Proper nutrition for mothers and children is one of ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya’s thrusts. Hence, ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya recently sealed its partnership with the National Nutrition Council (NNC) to produce a situational documentary show for the Filipino families this 2017.


In photo: (L-R) Ms. Noemi Badiola-Samson, Chief Finance Officer, ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya; Ms. Susan Bautista-Afan, Managing Director, ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya; Ms. Jovita B. Raval, Nutrition Officer V and Ms. Malou R. Enteria, Nutrition Officer IV during the MOA signing, held at Resto 9501, ELJ Building, ABS-CBN, Mo. Ignacia, Quezon City.  

The show’s objective is to educate the mothers on proper nutrition for their growing families. It will highlight the importance of good health in the child’s first 1, 000 days.  According to the National Nutrition Council,  one out of four pregnant women is nutritionally at risk and  33% of children in the Philippines are stunted or short for their age, due to poor nutrition.  Studies show that malnutrition can be prevented in 1, 000 days of the child,  a period when parents  can bring out their child’s  full potential.

“Make sure that the mother is well nourished, breast feeds her baby and  should be complemented with an early childhood care development services like health services,  immunization, dental and psycho-social stimulation,” said Jovita B. Raval, Nutrition Officer V.  

In 2008, NNC initially partnered with ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya through “Busog Lusog: Ang gabay sa wastong nutrisyon” TV program aired on ABS-CBN Channel 2. In 2010, “Why Not” an edu-entertainment program  also featured positive eating behaviours for better nutrition.

The new sit-commentary show titled “Rikipedia”  will be aired soon on ABS-CBN Channel 2, to promote the importance of  first 1, 000 days of a child, health services ,social services to produce a new generation of healthy Filipinos  as well as to help reduce the poverty. A weekly family habit show will both entertain and educate the  parents and children.  

ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Managing Director Susan B. Afan showed gratitude to NNC for the trust and support to the advocacies of Lingkod Kapamilya.

The show will produce twenty five (25) episodes on the 1st 1000 days of a child with each episode lasting 18 minutes. It will  be aired over Lingkod Kapamilya timeslot in ABS-CBN Channel 2 at 8:00am-8:30am, Saturdays.