[Press Release] Communities bang pots and pans nationwide to condemn Kidapawan massacre Call for food and justice for all Filipino farmers -KALAMPAG

Communities bang pots and pans nationwide to condemn Kidapawan massacre Call for food and justice for all Filipino farmers QUEZON CITY, 8 April 2016 — “Kalampagin ang kalderong walang laman, Kalampagin ang inutil na pamahalaan! (Bang our empty pots, call the attention of this useless government!)” This was the call of community organizations and activists…

[Resources] The Impact of Philippines’ Conditional Cash Transfer Program on Consumption By Melba V. Tutor

The Impact of Philippines’ Conditional Cash Transfer Program on Consumption By Melba V. Tutor University of the Philippines School of Economics; mvtutor@up.edu.ph Abstract Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program provides cash grants to poor households conditional on pre-determined investments in human capital. This study analyzed its impact on consumption using the 2011 Annual Poverty Indicators Survey. Average…

[Statement] Pagkain Sapat Dapat! STOP HUNGER NOW! -NFC

Pagkain Sapat Dapat! STOP HUNGER NOW! Quezon City – On the occasion of World Food Day, 16 October 2014, the National Food Coalition, a broad organization of peasants, urban poor folks, women, and youth, calls upon the Philippine Congress, to pass immediately the zero-hunger bill — House Bill No. 3795 and Senate Bill No. 2137.…

[Press Release] End Hunger in the Philippines, adopt a Right to Adequate Food Framework Law -FIAN

End Hunger in the Philippines, adopt a Right to Adequate Food Framework Law Quezon City -Super Typhoon Yolanda (also known by its international name as ‘Haiyan’) has caused unprecedented devastation in the Philippines. “It is therefore necessary for the Philippine Government to consider climate change from a human rights-based perspective, and, in the process, to align its climate policies, with…

[In the news] Cash dole no answer to poverty, says NGO -INQUIRER.net

Cash dole no answer to poverty, says NGO By DJ Yap, Philippine Daily Inquirer October 11, 2012 In spite of its successes, the government’s conditional cash transfer (CCT) program is not the solution to rising hunger in the country, according to a nongovernmental organization. FoodFirst Information and Action Network (FIAN) Philippines criticized the Aquino government’s…

[People] How We Help End Hunger by Fr. Shay Cullen

How We Help End Hunger by Fr. Shay Cullen Hiking through the Zambales hills visiting the villages of the Aeta indigenous people is an exhilarating and yet saddening experience. I have been thinking about my recent visits to the villages of the aboriginal people that first settled the Philippine islands and survived for thousands of…

[From the web] Food prices to double by 2030, Oxfam warns

Charity says era of permanent food crisis will hit poorest people hardest and spark social unrest by Felicity Lawrence The average price of staple foods will more than double in the next 20 years, leading to an unprecedented reversal in human development, Oxfam has warned. The world’s poorest people, who spend up to 80% of…

[Editorial] Hunger – INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for Filipinos

Hunger – INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for Filipinos. Source: Inquirer.net Stung by the latest survey results indicating that more Filipinos were experiencing hunger, President Benigno Aquino III expressed reservations about their accuracy. The survey, conducted by Social Weather Stations from March 4 to 7, found one out of every five respondents—or 20.5 percent—claiming to have gone…

[In the News] BusinessWorld Online Edition |Hunger keeps rising, poverty also up SWS

BusinessWorld Online Edition |Hunger keeps rising, poverty also up SWS. Source: http://www.bworldonline.com MORE FILIPINOS are going hungry and consider themselves poor, the Social Weather Stations (SWS) said in a new report, the details of which highlight the challenges facing the Aquino administration. A March 4-7 poll, the results of which were made exclusive to BusinessWorld,…