PPAN Visayas presents plan to address malnutrition, food insecurity in 5 years

Niña Mae C. Oliverio 10/02/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A program that aims to address malnutrition and other health concerns was formally launched in Cebu City on Monday, October 2, 2023. The Philippine Plan of Action for Nutrition (PPAN) 2023-2028 would serve…

2 kids die in Zamboanga due to food poverty; NAPC alarmed

Julie Alipala 08/05/2023

  ZAMBOANGA CITY — An official of the National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) has expressed alarm over the recent deaths of children in a rural village here due to food poverty. Juliet Tigo, NAPC regional coordinator for the…

NUTRITION MONTH: How is nutrition in Central Visayas?

Wenilyn Sabalo 07/05/2023

FIRST OF THREE PARTS CEBU CITY, Philippines — In Central Visayas, the Municipality of Ginatilan in Cebu has the highest prevalence rate for stunting for children under five years old, the 2022 Operation Timbang Plus (OPT) report…

Pricey onions and neglected farms

Cielito F. Habito - @inquirerdotnet 12/13/2022

Former senator Kiko Pangilinan hit the news recently when he tweeted on prices he witnessed in Thailand in late September. “Last week sa Bangkok, 50 baht o 85 pesos 1 kilo ng bawang (garlic). 35 baht o…

Our interconnected crises

Cielito F. Habito - @inquirerdotnet 08/09/2022

The human costs of COVID-19 and how we managed it heightened grave threats to the nation’s future that had been looming even before the pandemic. We have a ticking time bomb in our midst that needs to…

Chan tells mothers to prepare healthy foods as Lapu opens Nutri-Food Fair

Futch Anthony Inso 07/14/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Lapu-Lapu City Government has opened on Wednesday, July 14, 2021, a Nutri-Food Fair at the parking area of the City Hall compound. Jamila Kirsty Sitoy, Nutritionist Dietitian II of the Lapu-Lapu City…

PH losing P232B each year to malnutrition – Unicef

Jovic Yee - Philippine Daily Inquirer 10/17/2019

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines is losing P232 billion ($4.5 billion) each year due to malnutrition, which is partly driven by the increasing availability of processed food, especially to poor families, according to estimates by the United…

Malnutrition rises in Cebu

Rosalie O. Abatayo 06/27/2018

In Central Visayas, the province of Cebu has the second highest number of malnourished pre-school children aged zero to 71 months old, a National Nutrition Council (NNC-7) report said. According to a 2017 assessment of NNC-7, among…

Moalboal highest in malnutrition

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 10/21/2017

  TOURIST-RICH town Moalboal, Cebu, has the highest number of malnourished children and ranks first among twenty nutritionally depressed municipalities in Central Visayas in 2016, says National Nutrition Council (NNC). Moalboal is world-famous for its dive spots;…

Child obesity grows tenfold since 1975

AFP 10/15/2017

The world had 10 times as many obese children and teenagers last year than in 1975, but underweight kids still outnumbered them. Warning of a “double burden” of malnutrition, researchers said the rate of increase in obesity…

‘Purok’ housewives keep village green in Guadalupe

Marian Z. Codilla 07/30/2015

They clean and segregate their neighbors’ garbage and  plant vegetables in open spaces. Outside their wooden shanties,  housewives keep gardens of ampalaya, spinach, pepper, malunggay, eggplant and cabbage. With a broom and sack in hand, the women…

Measles spread in Cebu jail now under control

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 07/04/2014

Cases of measles in Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) is already under control according to the Regional Epidemiology Surveillance Unit (RESU-7). RESU 7 Chief Reynan Cimafranca said that for the past two days, the number…

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