Rama to push for budget allocation on Food Bank in Cebu City

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/27/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Councilor Eduardo Rama, Jr. is pushing for a budget allocation on the implementation of a Food Bank in Cebu City. This after the spread of community pantries in the city indicated…

Labella urged to implement Food Bank ordinance

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/22/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Councilor Alvin Dizon is asking Mayor Edgardo Labella to implement the Food Bank ordinance as the need for food has become apparent with the rise of community pantries in the country.…

Nation in great peril

Cielito F. Habito - @inquirerdotnet 02/09/2021

While the pandemic’s toll on our economy has been particularly severe, the most telling has been the human cost of the economic decline, the implications of which could stay with us well into the future. This had…

Record hunger in the Philippines as Covid restrictions bite

12/09/2020

Manila, Philippines—Daniel Auminto lost his job and then his home when the coronavirus pandemic sent the Philippines into lockdown. Now he and his family live on the street, relying on food handouts to survive. Charities are struggling…

Find your ‘normal’ in these abnormal times

Joel Ruiz Butuyan - @inquirerdotnet 09/28/2020

When the government announced last March the first of a series of nationwide lockdowns, I feared that the country would not be able to endure more than three months of severe restrictions before our nation’s economy would…

7.6 million families hungry in past 3 months, highest hunger rate since 2014 — SWS

Krissy Aguilar - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ 09/27/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Some 7.6 million Filipino households experienced involuntary hunger in the past three months, the highest hunger incidence since 2014, results of a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showed Sunday. Of 1,249 adult Filipinos surveyed…

Active NPA rebel surrenders due to “false promises, hunger, exhaustion”

Florence Baesa 04/16/2020

DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental- An active member of the New People’s Army (NPA) who is also the commander of a Local Guerilla Unit Front in Central Negros surrendered to the Philippine Army (PA), earlier today, Thursday, April…

Five high-risk Negros jail escapees recaptured in Tayasan town

Florence Baesa 02/09/2020

DUMAGUETE CITY, Philippines — Hunger and fear led to the surrender of two of the five high-risk inmates nearly six days after they bolted Manjuyod City Jail on February 3, 2020. Their surrender at past 7 a.m.…

Globe joins Rise Against Hunger in making history

PR 11/02/2018

Employees of Globe Telecom joined hundreds of volunteers from USA, Italy, India and South Africa, in helping international non-government organization Rise Against Hunger (RAH) achieve its goal of entering the Guinness World Record with the greatest number…

A way out of poverty

10/17/2018

Not a few tears were shed, nor were there fewer groans of despair heard when it was announced that there were two winners of the P1.180 billion ultra lotto grand prize, the biggest last Sunday evening. The…

Quake survivors deal with hunger, thirst

10/01/2018

PALU — In the wake of mass destruction caused by a 7.4-magnitude earthquake and the subsequent tsunami, survivors in Palu and Donggala in Central Sulawesi have been scrambling to salvage food supplies and other items, as aid…

Senior Wharton fellow in Cebu to raise funds to fight hunger

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 09/24/2018

DR. Brian To, a senior Wharton fellow, will be in Cebu on September 28 for the third part of Strategic Leadership and Management Program (SLAMP 3), which envisions to coach participants on the behavioral approach to strategy…

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