“Families living in urban poor communities provide and feed their families with the meagre income they earn. Most of these families subsist on noodles and rice to get by.”
What change? Child rights advocates lament ailing health of Filipino children
The rate of prevalence of underweight children, with ages zero to five years old, remained unchanged at 20.2 percent in 2005 and 2011. The rate of prevalence of stunted growth increased from 33.1 percent in 2005 to 33.6 percent in 2011. The number of wasting children, also with ages zero to five, increased from 5.8 percent in 2005 to 7.3 percent in 2011.
People’s Health, Least in GMA’s Priorities
While Mrs. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has repeatedly claimed that health and other social services are her priorities, records show otherwise. The budget for health has been consistently meager, causing dire effects on the people’s conditions. BY RONALYN V. OLEA BULATLAT Volume VIII, No. 25, July 27-August 2, 2008 In 2007, the United Nations ranked the Philippines…
Poor Man’s Diet: Of Noodles, Chicken Skin and Isaw
“Kumakalam ang tiyan,” “mahapdi ang sikmura,” and “namumuti ang mata sa gutom” are all expressions pertaining to hunger. That there are so many of them in Filipino indicates how prevalent hunger is among Filipinos. Meanwhile, the most commonly eaten food today – noodles and streetfoods such as isaw (grilled chicken intestine) – are not enough…