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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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PRIVATE SECTOR AID TO BOOST ZERO HUNGER – NOGRALES

“Closer and more sustained cooperation with the private sector will further strengthen government’s efforts to address hunger and health concerns brought about by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.” This was the key message of Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles during the Pilipinas Kontra Gutom (PKG) kick-off event last Wednesday, January 6, 2020 which was attended by stakeholders […]

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NATIONAL FOOD POLICY OUT BY OCT. DESPITE PANDEMIC – NOGRALES

Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles over the weekend revealed that the government will be rolling out its National Food Policy (NFP) by October even while the government continues to address the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. In a Facebook live session, Nograles––Chair of the government’s Zero Hunger Task Force and Co-Chair of the Inter-Agency Task Force for […]

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32 PROVINCES WITH HIGH HUNGER INCIDENCE TO BE GIVEN SPECIAL ATTENTION – NOGRALES

Around 32 provinces that have high hunger incidence will be given “special attention” in a bid to fulfill the current administration’s promise to reduce hunger by 25 percent when President Rodrigo Duterte’s term ends in 2022, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said. Nograles, who concurrently serves as chair of the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on Zero […]

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PALACE IN FULL SUPPORT OF UN DEV’T GOALS – NOGRALES

Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles on Monday said the Duterte administration is fully committed to support the sustainable development goals (SDGs) of the United Nations (U.N.), noting that the Philippines is ready to collaborate on programs that are essential to improve living conditions and quality of life while at the same time working to preserve the […]

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PALACE TO FORM TASK FORCE ON ZERO HUNGER – NOGRALES

Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles on Tuesday announced that the Palace will soon be issuing an executive order (EO) creating a Zero Hunger Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) composed of members of the Cabinet that will seek to eradicate hunger in the country by 2030. According to the Palace official, President Rodrigo Duterte approved the proposal in […]