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DEPED, DOH LAUNCH HEALTH LEARNING INSTITUTIONS

Aiming to strengthen school health and nutrition programs, the Department of Education (DepEd), together with the Department of Health (DOH), launched healthy learning institutions in the basic education sector through a ceremony held in Quirino High School, Quezon City. Carrying the theme “Pinalakas na Oplan Kalusugan sa DepEd, Pinatatag na Healthy Learning Institutions,” the ceremony […]

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EXPAND SCHOOL-BASED FEEDING PROGRAM — ANGARA

 Senator Sonny Angara is pushing to amend Republic Act (RA) 11037 or the “Masustansyang Pagkain Para sa Batang Pilipino Act,” which institutionalized the national feeding program for undernourished children in public daycare, kindergarten, and elementary schools. Angara said he filed a bill that would expand the coverage of the School-Based Feeding Program (SBFP) to include […]

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95 KIDS DIE FROM HUNGER IN PH DAILY – PANGILINAN

The “silent killers” of hunger and malnutrition, which kills 95 Filipino children every day, must be stopped alongside managing the COVID pandemic, Senator Kiko Pangilinan on World Children’s Day.“Ayon sa UNICEF, 95 na batang Pilipino ang namamatay araw-araw dahil sa malnutrisyon. Mas marami pa kaysa sa 74 na Pilipinong na namamatay sa COVID-19 araw-araw,” Pangilinan said. […]

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VILLAFUERTE: ENSURE NUTRITION OF WOMEN, CHILDREN

Camarines Sur Representative LRay Villafuerte has called for the full implementation of a 2018 law that expands state health and nutrition programs for women and children covering Day One of a mother’s pregnancy up to the child’s first two years, to help address disturbing data on hunger and malnutrition among “food poor” Filipinos.  The first […]

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NOGRALES: FOCUS ON ZAMBO NUTRITION AMID PANDEMIC

Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles took time to highlight the government’s agriculture and nutrition programs in the Zamboanga Peninsula at the time of the pandemic during the 12th holding of the Pamana: Regional Pre-SONA Series at Zamboanga City last July 8, 2021. During the event, the Cabinet Secretary was joined by PCOO Secretary Martin Andanar, CORDS for Region […]

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PREGNANT WOMEN GET GOV’T NUTRITION AID — NOGRALES

Zero Hunger Task Force chief and Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles on National Women’s Day led the launch of a diet supplementation program for nutritionally at-risk pregnant women, a project by the National Nutrition Council (NNC) that will use short message service (SMS) or text messaging to remind the program beneficiaries to avail of the program’s […]

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NOGRALES, NNC LAUNCH ‘TUTOK KAINAN’ PROGRAM

Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles and National Nutrition Council (NNC) Executive Director Dr. Azucena Dayanghirang jointly conducted the soft launch of the Tutok Kainan program at the NNC headquarters on November 23, 2020, specifically targeting and addressing the food and nutritional needs of pregnant women and young children. Tutok Kainan will distribute the Enhanced Nutribun, ready-to-eat […]

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NOGRALES LEADS E-NUTRIBUN DISTRIBUTION IN CALOOCAN

With the Department of Education kicking off its Nationwide School-Based Feeding Program, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles on Tuesday led the distribution of Enhanced Nutribuns (E-Nutribuns) at the Bagong Silang Elementary School in Caloocan, and stressed that the initiative is consistent with the theme adopted by the Department of Education (DepEd) for the launching of this […]

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HELP LESSEN BURDEN OF MOTHERS AMID PANDEMIC – POE

Senator Grace Poe called for an intensified support mechanism for vulnerable mothers amidst the pandemic, with the doubling of domestic burden lodged on them as they need to simultaneously perform household and familial duties while working. “Ang mga nag-aaruga ay kailangan din ng pag-aaruga natin,” Poe said at a webinar organized by the Philippine Federation […]

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IMPROVE READING COMPREHENSION OF FILIPINO STUDENTS – VILLAR, VILLANUEVA, PANGILINAN

Following reports that Filipino students are lagging in terms of reading comprehension, and in math and science, at least three senators have offered proposals to improve the learning and academic performance of young Filipinos. The Philippines scored the lowest in reading comprehension according to the results of the 2018 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) […]