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DSWD signs implementing rules for laws on adoption, gov't feeding programs

Oct 07, 2019 - 12:16 PM

The laws provide for absolving adoptive parents from tampering with their child's birth record, and institutionalizing government feeding programs bringing healthy meals for undernourished schoolchildren

Photo by Michelle Abad/Rappler

The week in photos: June 30-July 6, 2018

Jul 07, 2018 - 1:55 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

A football fan with his face painted with the flags of England and Colombia cheers before the Russia 2018 World Cup round of 16 football match between Colombia and England at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow on July 3, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Alexander NEMENOV / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - NO MOBILE PUSH ALERTS/DOWNLOADS

Duterte signs law on national feeding program

Jul 03, 2018 - 6:50 PM

(3RD UPDATE) The new law aims to address hunger and undernutrition among children aged 3 up to those in Grade 6

ADDRESSING UNDERNUTRITION. President Rodrigo Duterte signs the Masustansyang Pagkain para sa Batang Pilipino Act on June 20, 2018. Rappler file photo

How groups are bringing the fight against hunger to schools

Jun 04, 2018 - 8:39 PM

The first 'Kusina ng Kalinga' project in Batangas boasts of being able to reduce the malnutrition rate from 11% to zero among beneficiary schools

Why are feeding programs important in the fight vs hunger?

Dec 02, 2017 - 7:24 PM

The proposed National School Feeding Program bill aims to provide free and sustainable feeding programs in all public schools across the country

LGUs' failure to liquidate funds threatens DSWD’s feeding program

Oct 01, 2017 - 11:47 AM

Over P7 billion worth of funds for the Supplementary Feeding Program remain unliquidated by local government units

NUTRITION. Mothers during a feeding program in Malabon on May 10, 2017. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Can P16 a day save PH kids from malnutrition?

Sep 07, 2017 - 9:30 AM

The budget for the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s supplemental feeding program sees a drop of P1 billion

NUTRITION. Mother with her children during a feeding program in Malabon City on May 10, 2017. Photo by Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Restore cut in feeding programs' budget, keep eye on implementation – Recto

Sep 11, 2016 - 2:24 PM

Senate minority leader Ralph Recto also wants to increase the per meal budget of the government s feeding programs to P30

DepEd's feeding program: Are students 
better off with it?

May 31, 2016 - 12:30 PM

To correct malnutrition practices the incoming Duterte administration will need not only to continue this program but also to complement it with other programs

Leni Robredo: Expand feeding programs, create Food Council

Jan 19, 2016 - 4:44 PM

The vice presidential bet proposes an expanded feeding program with food sourced from the country s poorest farmers

Hungry for change: Mothers against malnutrition

Oct 24, 2015 - 9:01 AM

What do you know about malnutrition? Hunger isn’t a question of quantity

Local gov't action vs malnutrition is critical – DSWD

Aug 25, 2015 - 2:02 PM

The active participation of LGUs together with support from the private sector is needed to improve the nutritional status of Filipino children through DSWD s various programs

MORE THAN FEEDING. Can schools include food education aside from feeding programs? Photo from DSWD

Fighting famine, holding off hunger

Jul 01, 2015 - 4:25 PM

Political commitment on hunger is in the hands of the people says DSWD Secretary Dinky Soliman

ZERO HUNGER? According to WFP country director Praveen Agrawal, hunger alleviation initiatives should be inclusive, holistic, and integrated. Graphics by Nico Villarete

Gov't program to feed over 2.5M kids under 5 in 2015

Jun 24, 2015 - 7:08 PM

The government has earmarked P4 32 billion for the Supplementary Feeding Program in 2015

Ateneo de Naga: Fighting hunger, one meal at a time

Jun 10, 2015 - 6:00 PM

Ateneo de Naga University s Center for Community Development conducts a supplemental feeding program for more than 400 children

HEALTHY SNACK. One of the school feeding program beneficiaries eats her free meal of the day. Photo by Joshua Ruizo

DOST's food program works in Agusan del Norte town – study

Jun 02, 2015 - 7:18 PM

84 out of 88 children hit their normal body weight after 120 days under the program

Use P7.7B SK fund to fight hunger – Recto

Mar 27, 2015 - 5:53 PM

The P7 7 billion allotted to the Sangguniang Kabataan can be used for programs addressing hunger and malnutrition across the country

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

Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, Pacman donate P5.3M to fight hunger

Mar 04, 2015 - 3:51 PM

Press release from World Food Programme: Manny Pacquiao alongside restaurants donate cash to fight hunger

FIGHTING HUNGER. Pizza Hut and Taco Bell hand over P 5.3 million to WFP for its school feeding program in Central Mindanao. Photo by Anthony Chase Lim/WFP Philippines

How is gov't managing school feeding program?

Jan 26, 2015 - 9:35 AM

The Department of Education should reexamine the daily feeding budget currently at P16 per beneficiary

Fighting malnutrition in the floodways of Pasig

Jan 24, 2015 - 9:00 AM

Cooperation among all stakeholders is key to fighting hunger and malnutrition

Gov't feeding program to benefit 4M 'wasted' children in 2015

Nov 20, 2014 - 4:52 PM

The government s total supplemental feeding budget in the proposed 2015 national budget is P7 2 billion

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

Teacher, teacher, Yolanda left scars

Nov 08, 2014 - 2:00 PM

The class is about to start Some have had lunch others have not Some cannot wait to learn others cannot wait for dinner

SCHOOL. Students of Sta Fe, from kinder to Grade 3, are mixed in two half-day classes under one teacher. All photos by Fritzie Rodriguez/Rappler.com

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

IN PHOTOS: Feeding hope in Bayan ni Juan

Oct 21, 2014 - 4:12 PM

Guhit ng Pag asa is a unique feeding program cum art activity that provides not only food for the body but also aims to nourish hope for the children of Bayan ni Juan

BETTER FUTURE. Artists-organizers led by Al Benavente and foot artist Jason de los Reyes hope they can inspire the children and give them hope. All photos by George Moya/Rappler.com

Nutribun: Remember me?

Oct 04, 2014 - 8:19 PM

Do you remember eating Nutribun as a child? The Manila government is reviving the school feeding program with a few changes in place

DepEd calls on parents to help cook school meals

Sep 30, 2014 - 7:18 PM

The DepEd hopes more parents can participate in school feeding programs not out of pressure but because they truly understand the need for it

COOKS. Parents come together to cook meals for their children enrolled in a public school. Photo by Fritzie Rodriguez/Rappler.com

'Last leg' before K to 12: DepEd gets highest budget

Sep 10, 2014 - 8:02 PM

Senate Pro Tempore Ralph Recto outlines the crucial initiatives to be funded by the proposed P365 billion DepEd expenditure for 2015

FUNDING EDUCATION. Students at Casili elementary school in San Rafael, Rodriguez Rizal carry their own chairs during the opening of class. File photo by Jose Del/Rappler

Involving the community against hunger in Kusina ng Kalinga

Sep 03, 2014 - 1:24 PM

By fostering a more personal approach in the fight against hunger a sustainable future is within reach

Grace Poe on good governance: 'Make it a norm'

Sep 03, 2014 - 12:38 PM

Our optimism helps us bounce back but our high tolerance for lousy service and corruption disables us from having foresight for what’s best for the country

Ateneo feeding program needs donations

Jul 30, 2014 - 8:15 PM

From July to September 2014 ACED will be feeding 20 000 public school students in Valenzuela City Cainta Rizal Quezon City and Leyte

The children who can't enter kindergarten

Jun 19, 2014 - 4:51 PM

The Philippines is home to over 2 million working Filipino children aged 5 17 as of 2013 Many of them lack access to proper education and nutrition

CHILD'S PLAY. A group of children make use of their slippers during an improvised game of volleyball

How to involve parents in school feeding programs

Jun 07, 2014 - 8:29 PM

A small daycare center in Caloocan shares its best practices hoping to inspire other preschools and LGUs to follow suit

Feeding the mind and body

May 26, 2014 - 10:55 AM

An International Rice Research Institute program aims to teach young schoolchildren the importance of nutrition and food security

FOR STARTERS. Seeds were given to select schools in order to give them a headstart. Photo by Adrienne Villaruel/Rappler

Lessons from everyday hunger champions

May 25, 2014 - 12:18 AM

Lessons on nutrition from a former barrio doctor and smart ideas from an NGO veteran

LEFT BEHIND. Despite the country's existing program aimed at helping poor families, many children are still left behind. Photo by Fritzie Rodriguez/Rappler.com

How to fix malnutrition? Try community-based education

Mar 18, 2014 - 9:21 AM

CI Manila shows that community based intervention programs that focus on education and changing behaviors can help address malnutrition

What the PH can learn from Thai school nutrition programs

Feb 12, 2014 - 8:54 PM

To combat child malnutrition Thailand has been implementing a national government funded school lunch and milk feeding program since 1992

FOOD FOR THE YOUNG. To address child nutrition problems, Thailand has been implementing a national government-funded school lunch and milk feeding program since 1992. Photo from the World Food Programme

PH education and health lagging behind ASEAN nations

Feb 08, 2014 - 9:45 AM

2014 starts off on the right foot with bigger budget allocations for education and health But impact will depend on whether funds are used efficiently

LEFT BEHIND. Philippine primary education and health is the 3rd least competitive in Southeast Asia. Graphic by Renz Bautista/Rappler

School feeding programs for Filipino kids

Jan 31, 2014 - 12:29 AM

To address the issue of hunger among schoolchildren DSWD and DepEd are each allocating less than P2 000 per child for 120 days of feeding

HUNGRY STUDENTS. DSWD & DepEd are conducting school feeding programs, with hopes of ending malnutrition among students. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

OFWs turned hungry and homeless

Jan 16, 2014 - 9:45 PM

They’re hailed as heroes propping up the Philippine economy But some overseas Filipino workers don’t always come home with a success story

NO CLOSURE. Arthur Villeta's career as a fashion designer ended abruptly when he had a stroke.

DSWD, partners to roll out new program against hunger

Dec 14, 2013 - 11:43 PM

DSWD and its partners are set to roll out the Partnership Against Hunger Program modeled after Brazil s Zero Hunger Program

PHL Philharmonic Orchestra, baritone Andrew Fernando to hold benefit concert

Nov 25, 2013 - 3:03 PM

Proceeds of the concert will be given to Saint John Bosco Parish Makati s feeding program and other projects

Child nutrition bill filed to establish national school feeding program

Oct 21, 2013 - 5:24 PM

Sen Angara files bill that seeks to address child malnutrition through public schools

FEEDING UNDERNOURISHED CHILDREN. Filipino children eat local porridge during a free feeding program for informal settlers in Quezon City, east of Manila, Philippines 18 March 2012. Photo by EPA/ROLEX DELA PENA

Fighting malnutrition in Smokey Mountain

Oct 21, 2013 - 4:51 PM

Bhaby Vera prepares 140 meals weekly for the Combat Malnutrition program of Young Focus a Smokey Mountain NGO

COMBAT MALNUTRITION. Young Focus launches a new feeding program for toddlers in Smokey Mountain. All Photos by Michaela Romulo

Indian school head arrested over mass poisoning: police

Jul 24, 2013 - 11:59 PM

Police arrest the head of a school in eastern India where 23 children died after eating a free meal laced with a lethal pesticide an officer says

FOOD POISONING. Indian schoolchildren recovering from food poisoning receive medical treatment at the Patna Medical College and Hospital in Patna on July 20, 2013. Photo by AFP

Deaths rock trust in India school meals scheme

Jul 21, 2013 - 4:09 PM

While there has been widespread revulsion over the revelations experts say the scheme is nevertheless a crucial weapon in the war against malnutrition