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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

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

Gender equality: Is it achievable in 15 years?

Sep 16, 2015 - 9:51 AM

The United Nations proposes a specific list of targets for achieving gender equality

Gender equality: Is it achievable in 15 years?

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

Child deaths halved since 1990, but UN goal missed

Chris Brown's Fil-Canadian promoter denies Iglesia ni Cristo's charges

Aug 06, 2015 - 7:20 PM

John Michael Pio Roda, the Filipino-Canadian arrested for allegedly swindling an Iglesia Ni Cristo company, says there is already an agreement to repay the amount lost from Chris Brown's cancelled 2014 concert

Chris Brown's Fil-Canadian promoter denies Iglesia ni Cristo's charges

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?

PH women and development beyond 2015

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

UN-backed dev’t network launched in PH

Material World: What can Madonna's Super VIP ticket cover?

Jul 25, 2015 - 8:45 AM

The most expensive ticket for Madonna's concert is worth P57,750, beyond the reach of the average Filipino

Material World: What can Madonna's Super VIP ticket cover?

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.

Less deaths, but world still misses MDG on maternal health

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

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

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

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

Poverty, hunger, still threaten MDG

Jul 07, 2015 - 3:05 PM

The attainment of the Millennium Development Goals set by the United Nations in 2000 is expected to pave the way for the adoption of the new sustainable development agenda

Poverty, hunger, still threaten MDG

Women, are your reproductive rights protected?

May 28, 2015 - 11:14 AM

On the International Day of Action for Women's Health, advocates urge the Philippine government to address the country’s 'grave and systematic violations of women’s reproductive rights'.

Women, are your reproductive rights protected?

2016 target: Poverty rate in PH down to at least 18%

May 15, 2015 - 6:54 PM

This target is still higher than the country's 2015 Millennium Development Goals, which is to halve the poverty rate to 16.6% from 33.1% in 1991

2016 target: Poverty rate in PH down to at least 18%

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.'

Sustainable goals: From the MDGs to the SDGs

Money in basic education, cash transfers: What works?

Mar 11, 2015 - 10:00 AM

Current investments in the social sector need to be sustained and deepened so government can help ensure that no one is left behind

Money in basic education, cash transfers: What works?

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

How ASEAN is trying to end hunger and food insecurity

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

8 ways breastfeeding can help PH achieve dev't

iMove for 2015: Fighting hunger, injustice, and beyond

Aug 21, 2014 - 6:24 PM

How can Filipinos 'move' toward a better 2015 and beyond?

iMove for 2015: Fighting hunger, injustice, and beyond

Children's rights group to Aquino gov't: Address inequality in child deaths

Aug 18, 2014 - 1:23 PM

With 500 days left to meet the UN Millennium Development Goals, Save the Children urges the government to address issues of inequality and its causes

Children's rights group to Aquino gov't: Address inequality in child deaths

A thirsty world and the PH water problem

Jun 25, 2014 - 11:14 AM

Unsafe water kills more people than wars each year. Have you ever thought of how many people lack access to toilets and safe drinking water?

A thirsty world and the PH water problem

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 for hunger and poverty after 2015?

End hunger for today's and tomorrow's generation

May 31, 2014 - 9:00 AM

Is it possible to end hunger for generations to come? The answer is a big yes, advocates say. How? Governments should step up.

End hunger for today's and tomorrow's generation

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

Health care on wheels: A little push for political will

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

Health advocates rejoice over upheld RH law

Apr 08, 2014 - 5:33 PM

(UPDATED) Reproductive health advocates hail the 'big victory' for women and young people, and say they are ready for the next battle: to ensure its implementation

Health advocates rejoice over upheld RH law

Lend a hand: Help kids reach their 5th birthday

Apr 05, 2014 - 5:20 PM

Not all children can make it to their 5th birthday. The lack of access to basic needs such as food, water, and medicine lowers their chances of surviving.

Lend a hand: Help kids reach their 5th birthday

Malnutrition, the Pied Piper and the lost children

Mar 31, 2014 - 11:18 PM

World Vision encourages those who have the means to take many small steps to save more children's lives

Malnutrition, the Pied Piper and the lost children

PH agriculture: Why is it important?

Mar 07, 2014 - 9:05 AM

Why is agriculture important for the future and food security of the Philippines?

PH agriculture: Why is it important?

Where does the PH stand in its fight vs hunger?

Feb 28, 2014 - 8:12 PM

The UN Millennium Development Goals targets an end to extreme hunger and poverty by 2015. Time is running out.

Where does the PH stand in its fight vs hunger?

Hungry children: What happens to their behavior?

Feb 13, 2014 - 9:59 PM

Aside from affecting physical growth and development, the claws of hunger also rip children of their confidence and sunny disposition

Hungry children: What happens to their behavior?

Brazil dreams of zero hunger

Dec 14, 2013 - 9:24 PM

Through Brazil's government program Fome Zero, a well-informed public becomes the country's greatest weapon against hunger

Brazil dreams of zero hunger

'2015 and Beyond'

Jun 08, 2013 - 9:56 PM

With the 2015 deadline fast approaching, health experts are already making plans to replicate and sustain the progress made over the last 13 years

'2015 and Beyond'

#RHlaw benefits felt in 5 years - Lagman

Dec 20, 2012 - 7:32 PM

'You will not feel it immediately. Much of the work will have to be a massive national information campaign,' says Rep Edcel Lagman

MDG progress slow despite CCT program

Aug 18, 2012 - 5:58 PM

Despite having a Conditional Cash Transfer program in place, achieving the Millennium Development Goals will require more innovations and efforts from Local Government Units

50 maternal deaths in January alone

Feb 17, 2012 - 5:33 PM

The figure is 'so high,' says the Department of Health

UN cites 'weak' institutions in PH's development gaps

Dec 06, 2011 - 8:00 AM

UN official says "weak" institutions holding country back from achieving development goals.