Philippine politics

House bill seeks to end hunger in ten years

 Photo courtesy of Barry Gutierrez's Facebook Page

Is achieving zero hunger in the Philippines in 10 years achievable? A bill filled by 4 congressmen aims to make it so. On Feb 3, 2014 Akbayan Representatives Barry Gutierrez and Walden Bello, together with Dinagat Representative Kaka Bag-ao and Quezon City District 6 Representative Kit Belmonte filled House Bill 3795, also known as the Right to Adequate Food Framework Act of 2014. The bill seeks to establish a comprehensive framework to ensure the right of every Filipino to access adequate food at all times. In the Philippines, about 15.6 million people are suffering from hunger and undernourishment, that is 16.2% of the population according to the 2013 report on The State of Food Security Around the World by the United Nation Food and Agricultural Organization (UN FAO). With its enactment, The Right to Adequate Food Framework Act of 2014 mandates the government to establish a clear set of policies to end hunger in 10 years.

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