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Most Filipinos want candidates to prioritize family planning – survey

Mar 29, 2016 - 12:45 PM

A Pulse Asia poll shows 8 out of 10 Filipinos believe candidates should include family planning in their program of action while 9 out of 10 want the government to allocate funding for family planning services

Water as precious as gold in Bukidnon

Mar 22, 2016 - 10:39 PM

In remote places like Bgy Butong risks associated with the lack of access to water are more pronounced because of the drought

Cebu debate: Education, health on agenda, but not discussed

Mar 21, 2016 - 5:22 PM

Presidential candidates were able to tackle a few issues during the debate but they weren t asked about two key matters supposedly on the agenda

PH fails to halve child malnutrition within 25 years

Feb 23, 2016 - 5:12 PM

The Philippines did not reach its target of reducing child malnutrition as part of the Millennium Development Goals

Meeting RH-related SDG targets: 'Work must start from Day 1'

Jan 23, 2016 - 7:19 PM

Former health secretary Esperanza Cabral talks about what the Philippines must do differently to achieve the targets under the Sustainable Development Goals related to reproductive health

SDGs AND RH LAW. Former health secretary Esperanza Cabral talks to Rappler about what must be done to achieve Sustainable Development Goal targets related to reproductive health. Screenshot from Rappler

House panel launches agenda for 17th Congress to fulfill SDGs

Nov 23, 2015 - 7:18 PM

The bills in the list have been pending at the committee level but failed to be passed due to time constraints

AGENDA FOR THE 17TH CONGRESS. House speaker Representative Feliciano Belmonte receives the legislative agenda set by the special committee on Millenium Development Goals (MDGs).

Maternal mortality cut by almost half in 25 years – UN

Nov 12, 2015 - 9:52 PM

But only 9 countries have achieved the United Nations target of reducing maternal mortality by 75 by 2015 from 1990 levels

Recto: P1B in 2016 budget to fight HIV epidemic in PH

Oct 10, 2015 - 1:36 PM

Half of the budget will be used to buy anti retroviral drugs while the rest will go to test kits and reagents surveillance and local prevention programs

LIFE SAVERS. People living with HIV have to religiously take anti-retroviral medicine and live a healthy lifestyle. File photo by George Moya/Rappler

INFOGRAPHIC: HIV epidemic in the Philippines

Sep 30, 2015 - 10:02 AM

There is a challenge for the Philippine government to ramp up its response to the HIV situation in the country in terms of funding and raising awareness But what can Filipinos do in their own capacity?

World leaders adopt UN goals to end poverty in 15 years

Sep 26, 2015 - 8:08 AM

Billed as the most ambitious anti poverty plan ever the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and 169 targets will replace the Millennium Development Goals that expire this year

NEW GLOBAL GOALS. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaks during a plenary meeting of the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit on the eve of the General Debate of the UN General Assembly in New York, New York, USA, 25 September 2015. Photo by Justin Lane/EPA

Child deaths halved since 1990, but UN goal missed

Sep 09, 2015 - 9:36 AM

Only 62 of 195 countries met targets they adopted 15 years ago says a study which measures the world s performance in one of the 8 so called Millennium Development Goals

PH women and development beyond 2015

Aug 05, 2015 - 10:27 AM

With Millennium Development Goals expiring by the end of 2015 how will the battle for gender equality continue?

UN-backed dev’t network launched in PH

Aug 04, 2015 - 8:01 PM

With 2015 as the millennium development goals deadline the UN sets a development agenda anew

Trillions of dollars needed for UN anti-poverty plan

Aug 04, 2015 - 8:57 AM

The United Nations is hoping that businesses will step up along with national governments to redirect their development aid toward achieving the new global goals

A view of the General Assembly Hall at the UN headquarters, April 27, 2015, United Nations, New York. Loey Felipe/UN Photo

Jeffrey Sachs: Philippines has much to teach world

Aug 03, 2015 - 8:22 PM

The country should be a world leader in sustainable development says the renowned US economist

Cheers as UN irons out roadmap to end poverty

Aug 03, 2015 - 11:59 AM

Experts and diplomats from the 193 member states adopt a draft about 30 pages long entitled Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

A wide view of the closing of the 66th UN General Assembly, 17 September 2012, at the United Nations, New York. Rick Bajornas/File/UN Photo

Less deaths, but world still misses MDG on maternal health

Jul 21, 2015 - 10:07 PM

In 2013 about 289 000 mothers died worldwide That s 800 women dying each day due to preventable causes

UN: 10 more years needed to reach MDG on child mortality

Jul 17, 2015 - 4:00 PM

About 16 000 children under 5 die every day in 2015 due to preventable causes such as pneumonia diarrhea and malaria

Final MDG report: Literacy up, but 57M kids still out of school

Jul 16, 2015 - 12:52 PM

Only Eastern Asia and Northern Africa have reached universal or nearly universal enrollment in primary education

CHILDREN IN CONFLICT SITUATIONS. Displaced Yemeni children who fled their areas affected by fighting and airstrikes carried out by the Saudi-led coalition, live at a shelter inside a school turned temporary evacuation center in Sana’a, Yemen, 11 June 2015. File photo by Yahya Arhab/EPA

Social protection programs vital to fight vs hunger

Jun 03, 2015 - 8:09 PM

The 2015 State of Food Security in the World report reveals that social protection plays a big role in the developing world meeting its MDG hunger target

DOH: 'Broken homes' not in profile of HIV patients

Apr 16, 2015 - 5:00 PM

However Health Secretary Janette Garin agrees that to a huge extent values formation has something to do with the rise in the number of HIV cases in the country

Gaps remain as PH misses 2015 education goals

Apr 11, 2015 - 1:53 PM

The country has already put in place the Education for All Acceleration Plan 2015 It will join the rest of the world in setting new education targets for 2030 during the World Education Forum in South Korea

HIV in 6 PH cities may reach 'uncontrollable' rates – DOH

Apr 10, 2015 - 10:59 AM

Among the 6 cities exceeding the national HIV prevalence rate of 3 5 among males who have sex with males MSM Caloocan City is the most problematic

New HIV cases in PH hit all-time high – DOH

Apr 09, 2015 - 3:14 PM

With 646 cases recorded in February 2015, the Philippines now has 21 new infections every day

Sustainable goals: From the MDGs to the SDGs

Mar 25, 2015 - 6:00 PM

The Philippines should join the UK and Japan in calling for a more focused development agenda Otherwise we may not able to prioritize actions to ensure that no one is left behind

PH won’t meet MDG targets on HIV/AIDS – UNAIDS

Mar 19, 2015 - 3:26 PM

The current HIV figures in the country are still at alarming levels with 16 new infections every day and a running total of 22 527 HIV positive cases since 1984

How ASEAN is trying to end hunger and food insecurity

Feb 26, 2015 - 7:14 PM

Cooperation and camaraderie need to be fostered among ASEAN member states to attain goals

#HungerProject: Aiming for #ZeroHunger

Nov 14, 2014 - 10:01 AM

Aiming for ZeroHunger highlights the best practices and challenges faced by those fighting hunger and malnutrition in the country

Water, water everywhere: The irony of Artex

Sep 29, 2014 - 5:46 PM

The documentary takes us inside Artex its daily struggle with scarcity and filth and its subtle beauty – mostly found in its people s resilience and creativity

8 ways breastfeeding can help PH achieve dev't

Sep 25, 2014 - 6:28 PM

There are 8 Millienium Development Goals that the country can achieve with the help of mothers who breastfeed their children exclusively in the first 6 months

The wRap Indonesia: Sept. 16, 2014

Sep 16, 2014 - 9:55 AM

Jokowi s professional cabinet structure Indonesia s rising maternal mortality rate increased jail term for PKS chair and more

IN TRANSITION. President-elect Joko Widodo (C) speaks to journalists after a meeting with Japan's Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida (not pictured) in Jakarta on August 12, 2014. Photo by Adek Berry/AFP

Aquino, Obama at the UN: What to expect

Sep 15, 2014 - 9:30 PM

This year s UN General Assembly is shaping up to be one of the busiest with multiple crises and the deadline for MDGs and a climate treaty coming up

Lawmaker to DepEd: Why not hire a nurse for every school?

Sep 08, 2014 - 8:11 PM

Education Secretary Armin Luistro says during the budget hearing that it will not be practical to provide one nurse in each of the department’s 46 000 schools

Q and A: ‘Glass ceiling, not brick wall, for PH women’

Aug 31, 2014 - 4:35 PM

Senator Pia Cayetano tells Rappler why the Philippines does not have enough women leaders and why poor mothers continue to die of childbirth

Recto dares gov't: Pour more funds in 'health bucket'

Aug 29, 2014 - 9:38 AM

Senator Ralph Recto commends the increase in the government s proposed health spending for 2015 but says more funding is still needed

iMove for 2015: Fighting hunger, injustice, and beyond

Aug 21, 2014 - 6:24 PM

How can Filipinos move toward a better 2015 and beyond?

MOVE. A network of Filipino advocates are calling on leaders and citizens to 'move' for a better 2015. Image from ShutterStock

PH 'likely' to meet education, infant mortality MDGs

Aug 21, 2014 - 9:40 AM

But a year before the deadline the country is losing the fight to lessen maternal deaths

Breastfeeding a 'security issue'

Aug 13, 2014 - 8:01 PM

During emergency situations and calamities breast milk is also a mother’s best advantage and a baby’s best defense Cayetano says

Inequality in education worst in S. Asia, Arab states, Africa

Jul 25, 2014 - 4:37 PM

The latest UNDP report shows older generations continue to struggle with illiteracy; younger ones experience difficulty in transitioning from primary to secondary education

P93-B investment needed until 2025 for PH water security

Jun 24, 2014 - 5:39 PM

Lack of financing in the Philippines water sector remains a major concern USAID official says

WATER SECURITY. P93 billion is needed until 2025 for Filipinos to have access to clean water, World Bank estimates. File photo by EPA/ROLEX DELA PENA

What's next for hunger and poverty after 2015?

Jun 17, 2014 - 2:27 PM

With the coming deadline the next issue is how to sustain the achieved Millennium Development Goals

WHAT'S NEXT? The nearning deadline of the Millennium Development Goals leaves a question on the future of hunger and poverty. Graphic by Mara Mercado

With China as guest, G77 summit seeks new development commitments

Jun 15, 2014 - 1:08 AM

Leaders of developing nations plus China meet to draft a global anti poverty agenda at a summit that also showcases Latin America s burgeoning relationship with the Asian giant

Health care on wheels: A little push for political will

May 14, 2014 - 4:47 PM

The health department s roadshow aims to visit 3 provinces every month until June 30 2016 with a budget of P1 million per region

PH ranks 105th in state of mothers' index

May 10, 2014 - 8:30 AM

Out of 750 births each day in affected areas 100 are deemed critical and needing special care

Can Big Data measure progress and development?

Apr 24, 2014 - 2:51 PM

While Big Data are here to stay they do not mean the end of official statistics The challenge is to explore how to make use of nontraditional data sources such as Big Data to complement traditional data sources

DOH revising RH rules; law seen to curb child deaths

Apr 23, 2014 - 7:46 PM

The health department says the Philippines is likely to attain its 4th Millennium Development Goal – to reduce the country s under 5 mortality rate

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'Unsexy' but worthy: KC Concepcion on the fight vs hunger

Apr 11, 2014 - 7:07 PM

Foreigners are surprised that the Philippines has a hunger issue considering that it is an agricultural country says World Food Programme ambassador KC Concepcion

UNSEXY ADVOCACY. KC Concepcion shares her experience in fighting hunger in the Philippines.

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

Forum on ending newborn deaths set

Apr 05, 2014 - 9:00 AM

Save the Children says an estimate of 2 9 million babies died within 28 days in 2012 Of this number around 1 million babies passed away on their first day of life

DSWD, Ateneo partner for sustainable livelihood programs

Mar 05, 2014 - 2:31 PM

The partnership aims to explore the role of the academe in the fight against poverty