June 4, 2023

BONTOC, Mountain Province – Aimed to promote health and wellness to the public, this capital town’s Weight Loss Program has been institutionalized. 
Mayor Franklin Odsey approved Resolution 410, s. 2022, institutionalizing the Weight Loss Program of the municipality saying the program does not only promote regular exercise but also advocates eating a well-balanced and nutritious food.
The sangguniang bayan passed the resolution sponsored by SB member Jerome Tudlong, Jr., to ensure continuity of the program despite the expected change in administration and leadership. 
The Weight Loss Program started as a privately funded program dubbed “Chagsen Challenge” or Search for the Biggest Loser in 2019. Recognizing the importance of the program in the promotion of health and wellness, it was included in the Nutrition Action Plan of the municipal government. 
The program aims to allow officially registered participants to safely and effectively lose unwanted and unnecessary weight through natural means of proper food intake and regular exercise. 
For three consecutive years of weight loss challenge, it transformed not only the participants’ bodies, but their lifestyle habits as well. – Alpine Killa-Malwagay