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German stunt pilot dies in river crash at Polish air show

Jun 15, 2019 - 11:11 PM

Authorities say the plane of the stunt pilot plunged into the water by the riverbank

There is no such thing as forever – even with rice

Oct 07, 2018 - 11:00 AM

We can diversify a lot more when it comes to what we should eat

Woman who shot boyfriend dead in YouTube stunt jailed 6 months

Mar 15, 2018 - 9:56 AM

Monalisa Perez is convicted 9 months after shooting her boyfriend in the chest, thinking a thick book would stop the bullet. She used a .50-caliber Desert Eagle pistol

PEREZ. The 20-year-old is charged with 2nd-degree manslaughter. Photo from Norman County Sheriff's Office/AFP

#2030NOW: Curbing hunger and restoring children's dignity

Sep 16, 2017 - 9:33 PM

The UN Sustainable Development Goals include achieving zero hunger, minimizing stunting by 40%, and reducing childhood wasting to less than 5%

UNITED FOR NUTRITION. Eunice Braga of Ogilvy & Mather presents United for Healthier Kids battle against malnutrition. Rappler photo

No hungry child: Malabon’s feeding program aims to fight malnutrition

Sep 14, 2017 - 10:28 AM

The city s 90 day feeding program also brings in local businesses and the residents themselves in a community intervention effort

FEEDING PROGRAM. The city's nutrition office holds a 90-day feeding program, targeting severely malnourished children. All photos from Malabon Nutrition Office

'M:I6' shoot halted as Cruise breaks ankle in stunt

Aug 17, 2017 - 10:03 AM

Director Christopher McQuarrie assured that the film is still on track for its July 2018 release date

TOM CRUISE. The actor and his ‘Mission: Impossible 6’ co-stars on location in New Zealand. Photo from

INFOGRAPHIC: How childhood is stolen from kids around the world

Jun 02, 2017 - 10:00 AM

There are 700 million kids whose childhood ended early says a report by by international child’s rights group Save the Children

LOST CHILDHOOD. Over 700 million kids around the world have ended their childhood early due to young child mortality, malnutrition, poor education, child labor, early marriage, teenage pregnancy and war. Photo by Noel Celis / AFP

PH among the worst places for children to grow up – report

Jun 01, 2017 - 4:54 PM

The End of Childhood Index identifies in what countries children enjoy their childhood and where they are deprived of it The Philippines is 96th of 172

POOR NUTRITION. Over 3.6 million Filipino kids suffer from stunting.

Malabon winning the battle against malnutrition

May 21, 2017 - 1:23 PM

From a stunting rate of 16 Malabon has reduced it by half at 8 in 3 years

NUTRITION NEEDS. The Malabon city government is taking steps to address malnutrition in children.

Ubial urges LGUs to help stop PH malnutrition time bomb

May 04, 2017 - 4:08 PM

We are at a crossroads where decision and actions must be made that will have an impact on our children and the children of the future says Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial

FIGHT VS MALNUTRITION. Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial leads the launch of the Philippine Plan of Action for Nutrition 2017-2022l in Iloilo City on Tuesday. Photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia

LGUs fighting students' hunger through 'central kitchen'

Sep 27, 2016 - 5:10 PM

Under the central kitchen model food for public elementary students is prepared in one place and then distributed to different schools

PREPARED WITH LOVE. Volunteers prepare food for beneficiaries of a central kitchen in Maguindanao. Photo from Gawad Kalinga

Gov't urged: Give undernutrition same attention as illegal drugs

Aug 30, 2016 - 5:03 PM

A research specialist from the Food and Nutrition Research Institute says that out of the 42 036 barangays in the country about 78 have at least one undernourished child

PH losing P328B a year due to childhood stunting

Aug 30, 2016 - 2:47 PM

Childhood stunting in Mindanao is at 40 which is also the average for countries in sub Saharan Africa

1 in 3 Filipino kids still malnourished, stunted – study

Jul 27, 2016 - 10:40 PM

The study also notes that 20 of kids under 5 years old die due to poor health services

SATING HUNGER. Children wait their turn at a feeding program for informal settlers in Quezon City.  File photo by Rolex dela Pena/ EPA

Zamboanga del Norte: Highest number of stunted children

Jun 10, 2016 - 5:00 PM

The Philippines ranks 10th in the world with the biggest number of children with stunted growth What s being done about it?

Junrey Balawing, 23 years old and 2 feet in height. Photo by Gualberto Laput

National survey: Chronic malnutrition in PH worst in 10 years

Apr 21, 2016 - 11:08 AM

Hunger malnutrition is a man made problem we create this situation and it s completely preventable says Save the Children

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Mar 31, 2016 - 1:06 PM

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12M of stunted children in ASEAN live in PH, Indonesia – report

Mar 30, 2016 - 6:45 PM

The Regional Report on Nutrition Security in ASEAN highlights the challenges of child nutrition in the region including the double burden of malnutrition

Bukidnon: What poor kids eat to survive

Nov 29, 2015 - 10:30 AM

Child malnutrition remains a problem in Bukidnon The narrative however is an old one in the Philippines with Mindanao just being one of the many settings

Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Filipino 'shortness' more than just a 'racial trait' – report

Sep 09, 2015 - 8:23 PM

The Philippines ranks second shortest among ASEAN countries Are Filipinos really just genetically short?

Deretan aksi berbahaya Tom Cruise dalam Mission: Impossible

Aug 06, 2015 - 11:33 AM

Kalau Anda adalah Tom Cruise Anda bisa memilih untuk melakukan sendiri adegan berbahaya dan memberikan masukan bagaimana adegan dibuat lebih menantang

Tom Cruise mempromosikan film terbarunya “Mission Impossible — Rogue Nation” di Korea Selatan, 31 Juli 2015. Foto EPA

WATCH: How Tom Cruise did his 'Mission: Impossible' airplane stunt

Jul 31, 2015 - 4:27 PM

The actor explains how he hung off the side of a plane on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Screengrab from YouTube / ColumbiaPicturesPhils

Lifesaving 6: Saving mothers and children from malnutrition

Apr 28, 2015 - 6:46 PM

Save the Children s Lifesaving 6 promotes key concepts to help end malnutrition among children and mothers

epa04646658 Filipino mothers breastfeed their newly born babies during the 'First Embrace' campaign for Early Essential Newborn Care of the World Health Organization (WHO) inside Fabella government maternity hospital in Manila, Philippines, 04 March 2015. The 'First Embrace' is the immediately sustained skin-to-skin contact of baby to mother after giving birth. The 'First Embrace' act of affection that transfers life-saving warmth, placental blood and protective bacteria from mother to newborn. The act also added benefit of promoting a natural bond between mother and child that improves the condition of all babies including those born premature, sick or by Caesarean section. EPA/RITCHIE B. TONGO

Tap cash transfer to feed more public school kids – Recto

Oct 29, 2014 - 6:30 AM

Senate Pro Tempore Ralph Recto questions why the DSWD s conditional cash transfer program is increasing overhead costs and not for its feeding program

EASING HUNGER. Filipino children eat their meals during a feeding program initiated by a child advocates group to fight malnutrion and hunger (27 March 2009). Photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

On misinformation and malnutrition

Oct 28, 2014 - 11:45 AM

All of them may mean well but good intentions alone may not be enough What happens if the people who are trying to help also need help?

More risk the ultimate price for the ultimate thrill

Aug 27, 2014 - 11:57 AM

From cliff jumping to walking across a rope at high altitude more people are taking up extreme sports

After writing about hungry children, what next?

Aug 07, 2014 - 2:16 PM

Writing about hunger is only a small part of the process of solving it but once more people become better informed about it the chances of positive change following can be bigger

STUNTED. Aguinaldo is too short for his age. Although his friends are only a few years older, the difference in their height and weight are big. Aguinaldo stands next to his friends. All photos from Fritzie Rodriguez/

How can LGUs help prevent hunger?

Jul 08, 2014 - 9:30 AM

An early warning system for hunger and food insecurity helps local government units create timely interventions

Plenty of food, little nutrition in Benguet

Jul 07, 2014 - 10:57 PM

Atok Benguet is abundant with vegetables and yet more than 25 of its children are stunted or short for their age

ON TOP. The journey to Atok, Benguet is long and cold. But the scenery makes up for it. All photos by Fritzie Rodriguez/

Education for all by 2015? Not happening, says Unesco

Apr 10, 2014 - 1:09 PM

According to the UN agency countries still lagging behind their goals must spend more on education

Preventing chronic malnutrition in emergencies

Apr 04, 2014 - 1:00 PM

The current chronic malnutrition rate in Yolanda affected areas exceeds the 30 global threshold according to the World Health Organization

MALNUTRITION AND YOLANDA. The current chronic malnutrition rate in Yolanda-affected areas exceeds the 30% global threshold, according to the World Health Organization. Photo from World Vision

Why protect the Milk Code?

Apr 04, 2014 - 7:15 AM

About 3 in every 10 children under 5 suffer from chronic undernutrition in Yolanda hit areas How relevant is the Milk Code in times of disaster?

BREASTFEEDING. Exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months and continued breastfeeding with adequate complementary feeding alone  were estimated to prevent almost one-fifth of under-five deaths in developing countries like the Philippines. File photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Malnutrition, Peter Pan and never growing up

Mar 26, 2014 - 2:28 PM

The first 1 000 days of life beginning from pregnancy up to a child’s 2nd birthday can determine the direction of one’s health and well being

Why you should care about stunting

Jan 31, 2014 - 2:00 PM

Stunting affects one in every 4 children under 5 years old What is stunting and why should you care? Find out more

Stunting prevention project launched in Malawi

Jan 30, 2014 - 7:43 PM

A new project to reduce stunting is launched in Malawi where the prevalence of stunting among children under 5 years old is an alarming 45

FIGHT STUNTING. Children in Malawi peer through holes at a WFP food distribution point in in Malawai's Zomba district. Photo by Jon Hrusa/EPA

WebHits: Santa parkour

Dec 23, 2013 - 8:00 AM

Have you ever wondered how Santa Claus gets from one roof to another?

David Blaine entertains Sandy survivors

Nov 05, 2012 - 9:36 AM

The magician showed his compassionate side anew

GUY'S GOT HEART. David Blaine in an image from one of the David Blaine Facebook pages