TITLE: District IV “GANDANG BUNTIS 2017”
THEME: “GANDA at GALING ng BUNTIS, PANALO para sa Sanggol na Malusog”
VENUE: QUEZON CITY HALL INNER LOBBY
DATE / TIME: SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
The District IV Health Team conducts this Maternal Program activity annually for promotion of the following: (a) quality, safe prenatal & postpartum services from skilled health professionals; (b) facility based delivery; and (c) healthy lifestyle awareness & prevention of non communicable diseases among pregnant mothers & lactating women.
To increase awareness on the available maternal, newborn, child health & nutrition (MNCHN) services among pregnant & lactating mothers and their babies during prenatal, delivery and post natal care.
To promote the city’s health facilities for accessible & equitable delivery of health services.
To enhance service delivery network efforts to reduce maternal & neonatal deaths
To produce a healthy, happy and active pregnant & postpartum woman for her baby and family
Many women feel like their bodies are constantly being scrutinized — and not in a way that makes them feel good about themselves. That's why it's so cool to see that there's a contest that actually celebrates how beautiful pregnant women are.
It's not just celebrities who are judged for their appearance while pregnant. The "“GANDANG BUNTIS 2017”" pageant is meant to show that "pregnancy can be both beautiful and stylish”. The most important thing is to break stereotypes, and show it as something magical that exudes attraction, glamor and confidence inside & out to our pregnant mothers. 10 candidates from District 4 (from left to right): Kalayaan Health Center, Bernardo Health Center, Tatalon Health Center, Kamuning Super Health Center, Pinyahan Health Center, General Roxas Health Center, Galas Health Center, Krus na Ligas Health Center, Cubao Health Center and San Vicente Health Center respectively. The event was also marked by a lot of conventions that one may see in any beauty pageant, like evening gown or formal dress competition as well as a group dance number.
Binibining Gandang Buntis 2017 & the Ms. Buntis Talent, garnered a score of 90.75% is the representative from Krus na Ligas Health Center, Ms. Catherine Lafuebla. The 1st runner up with 88.75% score was the candidate from Pinyahan Health center while the 2nd runner up scored 88.25% from Tatalon Health Center, The panel of judges include (from right to left) Dr. Maria Lourdes Espinosa Eleria, OIC Chief Sanitation Division, Dr. Lourdes Suzette Estonilo – OIC Dentist Supervisor District IV, Dr. Sharon Grace V. Meneses, OB Gyne of Kamuning Lying - In Clinic, and Ms. Teresita C. Fainsan, Nutritionist Dietician of District IV.
This event was conceptualized by the District 4, Quezon City Midwives headed by Ms. Belinda dela Cruz, together with the Chief of Midwifery Section, Ms, Mensie Medalla. Our heartfelt gratitude to the following sponsors: Honorable Mayor Herbert Bautista, Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte, Congressman Sonny Belmonte, District IV Councilors - Hon. Mara Suntay (for stage tarpaulin and photo booth), Hon. Hero Bautista, Hon. Raquel Malangen, Hon. Irene Belmonte, Hon. Ivy Lagmay, Hon. Marvin Rillo, all district IV Barangay Captains and staff for the prizes and gifts. Also worth mentioning is the assistance from General Services Department for the sound system, venue, tables and chairs. Private Lying – in clinics colleagues also contributed their support like Safe Birth, La Materna, Unang Yakap, N.R. Sierra, and Dulce Tamayo Birthing Home. And lastly from pharmaceutical partners like UNILAB and Taisho, Inc.