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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 »

Cordillera malnutrition remains high

The malnutrition rate in the Cordillera remains high despite the region being among the top food producers in the country, government nutritionists and agriculture officials said.

Posted: February 1st, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Lawmaker proposes 1 nutrition officer for each city, town

Fifty undernourished pupils of Librada Avelino Elementary School in Tondo, Manila enjoyed the nutritious meals served by employees of Casino Filipino Pavilion during a Pagcor feeding program held recently in the said school. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

To address malnutrition in the country, a lawmaker filed a bill assigning a nutrition officer in each province, city or municipality.

Posted: January 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Int’l aid group concerned by malnutrition among children in Davao Oriental town

Young  survivors of “Yolanda,” who are families of DepEd teachers and employees. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Malnutrition among children in some areas of Davao Oriental province remains a major concern one year after Typhoon Pablo devastated the area, according to an international humanitarian group.

Posted: December 4th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Despite veggie diet, Ilocos Norte malnutrition is up

Despite the Ilocano pinakbet and dinengdeng (a broth of mixed green leafy vegetables) being served at many dining tables in Ilocos Norte, this agricultural province ranked highest in malnutrition prevalence rate among the four provinces in the Ilocos region.

Posted: August 1st, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Prioritize public health and safety


Double thumbs up to EcoWaste Coalition and its dedicated team on their highly productive visit to Cebu recently. To Eileen Sison, Thony Dizon, Rey Palacio, Ochie Tolentino, Tin Vergara and Yhet Garcia: You have inspired Cebuanos to believe that the way to sustainability is in our hands. We are grateful.

Posted: July 29th, 2013 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Child malnutrition still high—report

Senator Grace Poe-Llamanzares signs the "Declaration to End Hunger and Malnutrtion in the Philippines" during the 2013 Hunger Summit organized by the National Nutritional Council Wednesday. PHOTO BY MATIKAS SANTOS

Malnutrition among children below the age of five has changed very little over the past 10 years making the country unlikely to meet the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of eradicating poverty and extreme hunger by 2015.

Posted: July 24th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Fight vs malnutrition gets boost from Pagcor

Fifty undernourished pupils of Librada Avelino Elementary School in Tondo, Manila enjoyed the nutritious meals served by employees of Casino Filipino Pavilion during a Pagcor feeding program held recently in the said school. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

It breaks the heart to hear that as many as 562,262 pupils in kindergarten and elementary levels enrolled in public schools have been classified as “severely wasted” or undernourished.

Posted: April 16th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

500k school kids are malnourished–DepEd


While Christendom is feasting on holiday food, poverty forces over half a million elementary school pupils to severe malnutrition.

Posted: December 27th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Over 500,000 pupils suffering from severe malnutrition — DepEd

Education Secretary Armin Luistro. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — While Christendom is feasting on holiday food, poverty pushes over half a million elementary pupils to severe malnutrition.       The Department of Education (DepEd) disclosed that 562,262 pupils in kindergarten and elementary levels (Grades 1 to 6) enrolled in public schools this year have been considered “severely wasted” based on [...]

Posted: December 25th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

SAM, hunger food alone can’t cure

THE AVAILABILITY or absence of potable drinking water spells life and death in some communities, like in this neighborhood in Buda, Davao City. GERMELINA LACORTE/INQUIRER MINDANAO

Doctors and nurses still remember the first night when a 1-year-old Matigsalog girl, Mellay Dumakatar, arrived at German Doctors’ Hospital here, diagnosed with a severe case of diarrhea.

Posted: October 20th, 2012 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Did you know

In 2011, around 15 percent of children aged five and below in the National Capital Region were underweight while nearly eight percent were overweight for their height, according to data from the Food and Nutrition Research Institute. Schatzi Quodala, Inquirer Research

Posted: September 4th, 2012 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Malnutrition woes still loom large, but stakeholders fighting on

The number of undernourished Filipinos increased by two million in the past two years, according to a study conducted by international food and agricultural organizations. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Philippines still has a long way to go in its fight against child malnutrition, and various stakeholders are shaping up with their “intervention strategies” to help in the process.

Posted: July 30th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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  2. Save the queen? Aide takes fall for Enrile, Gigi Reyes
  3. Palace prepared to charge its allies
  4. Senator’s kickback from pork bigger than those of Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – Lacson
  5. Napoles turnaround alarms whistle-blowers
  6. What Went Before: Malacañang allies alleged involvement in pork scam
  7. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  8. Timeline: Napoles tell-all
  9. HK apology: Why Estrada and not Aquino?
  10. Cedric Lee’s cohort flies out of PH despite look-out order – De Lima
  1. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  2. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  3. Estrada: Gigi Reyes won’t testify vs JPE
  4. Bernice Lee arrested by NBI team
  5. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  6. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  7. Suspect in Vhong Navarro’s mauling wants to turn state witness – De Lima
  8. Reckless driver endangered lives of Aquino, entourage–report
  9. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  10. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
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  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  4. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  5. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  6. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  7. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  8. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  9. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia
  10. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima


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