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DepEd, DSWD feeding program targets .5M malnourished pupils


Over 500,000 public school students who show signs of severe acute malnutrition will be included in a feeding program of the Department of Education (DepEd) and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) starting next month.

Posted: August 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

DoST’s ‘Momsie’ hopes to give babies an offer they can’t refuse


The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has developed a tasty baby food out of mongo, soybeans, peanuts and other protein-rich legumes—ingredients often refused by their intended consumers.

Posted: July 31st, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

3-year-old boy latest fatality in Zamboanga City evacuation centers

Government troopers maneuver their Armored Personnel Carrier to reinforce their comrades after an army officer was killed in the ongoing operation against Muslim rebels on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, the 11th day of the standoff in Zamboanga city in southern Philippines.  AP FILE PHOTO

A three-year-old boy became the latest casualty of malnutrition and illnesses in evacuation centers here since the massive displacements resulting from the Moro National Liberation Front siege took place in September 2013.

Posted: June 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Boy found locked in Ontario bedroom for 2 years


Police say a 10-year-old boy has been found in filthy conditions in a locked bedroom at an Ontario home, where they allege he’d been held for up to two years.

Posted: May 31st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

UN chief: 1 million South Sudanese may face famine

In this photo taken Saturday, April 5, 2014, 2014, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, right, waves at people kept back by a wire fence, as he walks surrounded by U.N. security personnel in a secured location in Bangui, Central African Republic. AP

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is warning that up to a million people could face famine in conflict-torn South Sudan unless there is immediate action.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »