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IATF OKS PROGRAM VS HUNGER, MALNUTRITION – DAR

Underscoring the importance of growing, sustaining, and nourishing together, Agriculture Secretary William Dar took note that the poor are the most vulnerable sector towards hunger and malnutrition, during the World Food Day (WFD) kick-off recently. “Even if food is available, but the resources to buy basic essentials are limited, it will be a problem,” Dar […]

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CREATE SOUP KITCHENS, FOOD BANKS TO COMBAT HUNGER, MALNUTRITION – VILLANUEVA

Senator Joel Villanueva is pushing for the creation of food banks and soup kitchens nationwide to combat hunger and malnutrition in the country. In filing Senate Bill No. 344 or “Pagkain Para sa Lahat Act,” Villanueva expressed hope that surplus food produced by restaurants, food manufacturers and other food establishments will not go to waste […]

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GOV’T AGENCIES TO LEAD COUNTRY’S #GOODBYEGUTOM EFFORTS– NOGRALES

Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles on Tuesday confirmed that the heads of various government agencies have agreed to the provisions of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that formalizes their respective roles in the Enhanced Partnership Against Hunger and Poverty (EPAHP), an initiative the Palace official said would help the Philippines eventually say #GoodbyeGutom. “The hashtag captures […]

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NOGRALES TO LOCAL GOV’TS: PRIORITIZE NUTRITION PROGRAMS

Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles urges local chief executives to prioritize #GoodbyeGutom nutrition programs, stressing that this is necessary to address hunger and malnutrition around the country. Speaking at the 2019 National Nutrition Awarding Ceremony organized by the National Nutriton Council (NNC), Nograles said he encourages everyone, “particularly the local government units and development partners, to […]

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GUARANTEED FUNDING FOR UNDERNOURISHED ‘PROBINSYANO’ CHILDREN – NOGRALES

With sessions in Congress set to resume next week, House Appropriations Chair Rep. Karlo “Ang Probinsyano” Nograles said that ensuring funding for government programs that benefit the country’s “probinsyanos” would be his top priority when the House begins budget deliberations at month’s end. In a series of radio interviews, Nograles said that he would ensure […]