Mayor Lazatin targets zero malnutrition in 2024 

ANGELES CITY — With the continuous decline of malnutrition rate in Angeles City, Mayor Carmelo “Pogi” Lazatin, Jr. targets to totally end it this 2024. 

Mayor Carmelo “Pogi” Lazatin Jr- Angeles City

Mayor Lazatin said this during his 5th State of the City Address on June 24, 2024, where he also shared the 63% decrease in malnourishment rate.

In his address, Lazatin said that from 1,500 families classified as malnourished in 2021, the number dropped to 617 in 2022 and only 563 in 2023.

This became possible with Mayor Lazatin’s persistent house-to-house administration of Vitamin A and deworming to children ages 5 and below; the delivery of Pusong Mamon nutrition bun; and the combined efforts of the City Nutrition Office and the Environmental Management System for Walang Plastikan: Plastik Palit Bigas project.

To recall, the city government under the leadership of Mayor Lazatin, has been one of the National Finalists for the Walang Gutom Awards, through the evident and continuous decline of the malnourishment rate, via the rice-to-exchange project.