Philippines

7 August 2019
The jump in the country’s innovation ranking in this year’s edition of the Global Innovation Index (GII) to 54th from 73rd last year is a spectacular feat. The latest ranking reflects the ingenuity and, more important, the resourcefulness of Filipinos. This is because the improvement in ranking was achieved despite the fact that the Philippines remains a laggard in terms of research and… Read more
13 July 2019
To avoid possible food poisoning and other incidents that pose health risks to learners, the Department of Education (DepEd) reminded regional and division offices to establish teams that will monitor food safety standards and the guidelines on operations of school canteens. Following reports of a suspected food poisoning incident involving at least 40 Junior High School students at the Imus… Read more
28 July 2019
We are currently at an age I’d like to call the “online revolution.” If we are to compare life today with that from 10 or 20 years ago, everything has changed and evolved that even basic things like communication have advanced. The business sector is not an exemption. It has greatly changed its landscape to maximize the “online revolution” that we are in right now. Almost every… Read more
8 July 2019
To increase awareness on the importance of proper nutrition, the Department of Education (DepEd) enjoined all public and private schools to participate in the celebration of the 2019 Nutrition Month this July. With theme “Kumain nang wasto at maging aktibo… Push natin ‘to!,” DepEd said that the Nutrition Month celebration aims to “promote the consumption of healthy diets, increased… Read more
15 June 2019
Health and nutritional benefits provided by breastmilk exclusively given by nursing mothers have been withheld from at least half of Filipino infants in 2015, a survey by the De­partment of Science and Technology’s Food and Nutrition Research Institute (DOST-FNRI) showed. Exclusive breastfeeding is feed­ing of breastmilk alone to infants and young children without the… Read more
23 May 2019
MANILA -- Two experts expect people's health to further deteriorate if the environment continues to take a beating.  "We're part of the environment which affects the human body -- if the environment is destroyed, rest assured you'll be sick in the future," Dr. Francis Vicente Ras warned on Wednesday (May 22) during the 2019 International Day for Biological Diversity (IDBD) celebration… Read more
24 May 2019
MANILA, Philippines — Food trends, like fashion, transform and change into something entirely new on the regular. It’s no wonder that people are always in search of new flavors whether to enjoy or grow into a business. Recognizing the perpetual love affair that individuals have with food, the highly anticipated Manila Food and Beverage Expo (MAFBEX) returns with another… Read more
24 March 2019
More than 100 Legislative officials from the House of Representatives and selected members of the Philippine Judicial Academy (Philja) were apprised on the Philippine regulatory system for genetically modified crops in a briefing held at the House of Representatives on February 27. In the latest briefing, the legislative officials were given thorough information on the Philippine Regulatory… Read more
13 February 2019
LOS BAŇOS, Laguna -- Scientists and experts have proposed to government policymakers the crafting of research-based legislations that will address food security issues. The panel of savants from the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Japan’s Nagoya University (NU) and University of the Philippines in Los Baños (UPLB) and the academe, pitched the call on Monday at a forum… Read more
7 February 2019
According to a recent study by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI), the current chronic malnutrition rate among Filipino children aged 0 to 2 is at 26.2 percent, the highest in 10 years. To help fight malnutrition, the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) in partnership with the Department of… Read more
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