Palo, Leyte - Barangay Nutrition Scholar (BNS) Rosita Acsibar of Barangay Pansaan, Maasin City is one of the contenders for the Regional Search for the 2018 Outstanding Barangay Nutrition Scholar (OBNS).
BNS Acsibar was evaluated and validated on May 15-16, 2019 by NNC RNPC Dr. Catalino P. Dotollo, Jr., NOIII Nino Archie S. Labordo and Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Corresponder Erna Sy-Gorne.
BNS Acsibar has been serving Barangay Pansaan for about twelve years now with a challenging malnutrition situation to a well-informed and more nourished community. In the past 5 years Brgy. Pansaan, 20 kilometers away from the main city ranked first in terms of underweight and wasting. However, with the perseverance and dedication of BNS Acsibar in lobbying nutrition programs and its implementation to the Barangay Nutrition Committee (BNC), the barangay has recorded zero wasting, stunting, and obesity of children ages 0-59 months from 2016, 2017, and 2018.