By Charles E. Buban
According to the United Nations Children’s Fund or Unicef, under-nutrition in the Philippines remains a serious problem. About 3.6 million children up to 5 years old are underweight while four million suffer from stunted growth as a result of painful and debilitating cycles of illness, depressed appetite, insufficient food and inadequate care.
By Noli A. Ermitanio
SUPPORTING UNICEF’S commitment to reduce maternal and child mortality in the country, Globe Telecoms donated P1 million to the Fund’s maternal and newborn health programs.
By Rafael Castillo
The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE), Philippine Chapter (PC), currently headed by Dr. Gerry Tan, continues to wage their battle against the “Good” scourge currently afflicting millions of Filipinos. GOOD actually stands for goiter, obesity, osteoporosis and diabetes, which are all endocrine or hormone-related problems that remain prevalent in the country causing a lot of disabling or potentially life-threatening complications.
The phrase “Stop Global Warming, Start Global Worming” elicited much support at the recent Management Association of the Philippines-Agribusiness and Countryside Development Foundation forum chaired by Ramon Ilusorio. Advocating worm production programs is now being discussed as a possible joint undertaking by the MAP-ABCD, the Alyansa Agrikultura and the Philippine Chamber of Agriculture and Food.