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‘WE CAN’T TEACH HUNGRY LEARNERS’ – BRIONES

In the fight against hunger, Education Secretary Leonor Briones acknowledged the major role of the Department of Education (DepEd) in keeping Filipino learners healthy. In her message during the first anniversary of the Inter-Agency Task Force on Zero Hunger and the launching of the NFP document, Briones stressed the importance of healthy learners and how […]

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OPEN ECONOMY TO ADDRESS HUNGER – DAR

On top of increasing the country’s food sufficiency level to address hunger, Agriculture Secretary William Dar underscored the importance of opening up the economy to create more income opportunities for the benefit of poorer sectors of the country. “A more focused approach is necessary to manage the country’s hunger problem,” Dar said during the virtual […]

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ZERO HUNGER TF MARKS 1ST YEAR WITH NFP LAUNCH

A year since its establishment, the government’s Zero Hunger Task Force (ZHTF) has been able to make positive progress in its efforts to address hunger in the Philippines––including the timely completion and launch of the National Food Policy (NFP) –– despite a pandemic that has engulfed the entire world and required the implementation of restrictions […]

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NO REST DESPITE LOW HUNGER FIGURES — NOGRALES

No room for complacency despite lower hunger figures. This stressed Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles in response to the recent Social Weather Station (SWS) survey showing only 16% of respondents have experienced involuntary hunger once in the past three months. “SWS’s numbers reflect the gains we’re increasingly having in our efforts to combat hunger and poverty.” […]

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NOGRALES: ECONOMY REOPENING CAN HELP END HUNGER

While some progress has been made to reduce the number of families that have experienced involuntary hunger in the fourth quarter of the year, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles on Wednesday said that “much work still has to be done to return to and improve on the country’s pre-pandemic hunger figures.” Nograles, head of the government’s […]

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PLANS VS HUNGER AMID PANDEMIC IN PLACE — NOGRALES

Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said in a radio interview over the weekend that government would concretely address issues arising from the pressing problem of hunger and poverty amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. “The hunger problem is worldwide. According to the United Nations, 690 million individuals suffer from hunger on a daily basis, and the […]

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DRIVE VS HUNGER, POVERTY LAUNCHED IN DAVAO REGION – NOGRALES

Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles led the successful online launch of the Enhanced Partnership Against Hunger and Poverty (EPAHP) program in Region 11 (Davao Region) last Wednesday, November 18, 2020, with the Malacañang official declaring “this program is one of the key pillars of the Duterte administration in its fight against hunger and poverty in the […]

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TOP FILIPINO FOOD FIRMS UNITE FOR ‘BRAND AID’ – NOGRALES

Christmas is one of the most significant celebrations in the Philippines. And one of its highest points is the Noche Buena, where families come together to share stories of love and hope over their favorite Filipino meal. But this year, Christmas will be different for millions of Filipinos due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, […]

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NOGRALES LEADS LAUNCH OF PILIPINAS KONTRA GUTOM

Following the launch of the government’s National Food Policy by the Inter-agency Task Force on Zero Hunger last October, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles on Tuesday led the virtual launch of Pilipinas Kontra Gutom, a multisectoral movement involving the government, the academe, non-profit organizations, private corporations, and the public that seeks to address issues related to […]

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76 MSMES MAKE ‘ENHANCED NUTRIBUN’ – NOGRALES

The “Enhanced Nutribun” is literally “in the oven” of 76 technology adoptors registered by the Department of Science and Technology’s Food and Nutrition Research Institute (DOST–FNRI) as a result of the agency’s aggressive information drive and technology transfer training, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles reported early this week. Nutribun is a bread product used in elementary […]