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Kauna-unahang organic agriculture school sa RP itatayo sa Zamboanga

Sinimulan na ang konstruksiyon sa kauna-unahang organic agriculture school sa Pilipinas na itatayo sa Zamboanga del Sur.

Inihayag ni Mayor Nacianceno Pacalioga Jr., na makatutulong sa paglaban sa kahirapan ng mga magsasaka ang itatayong College of Sustainable Agriculture sa bayan ng Dumingag sa Zamboanga del Sur.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 30 September 2010 14:24 )

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Philippine Birds : Baler , Aurora by Neon Rosell II

Neon Rosell most likely has the largest number of images of birds of the Philippines among amateur Filipino photographers.  They are not only very stunning but also very informative.Neon not only includes the common name but also the scientific name of the each bird, well most of the images.

Here we present his bird images taken by Neon in Baler, Aurora and along the and along the Bongabong-Baler Highway. [His other sets will be featured in the future.]

What I find most informative about his collection of Philippines birds is that most of the images were taken at the actual habitat.  This is very critical because the Philippines is losing at an alarming rate many of its forests, land and water habitats because of explosive population growth.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 11 September 2010 09:14 )

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Breastfeeding more crucial in emergencies

BANGKOK, 13 November 2009 (IRIN) - A recent spate of natural disasters in Asia has further underscored the importance of breastfeeding during emergencies, with a need for additional policies to support this.

 

Last Updated ( Friday, 08 October 2010 16:16 )

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Maternal mortality rates "not making sufficient progress"

MANILA, 24 March 2009 (IRIN) - Thousands of Filipino women continue to die due to complications related to childbirth, according to health specialists.

A study by the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), the State of the World Population 2008, states that 230 women die for every 100,000 live births, compared with 110 in Thailand, 62 in Malaysia and 14 in Singapore.

 

Last Updated ( Thursday, 07 October 2010 19:25 )

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Poor squeezed by high prices, food shortages

MANILA, 6 May 2008 (IRIN) - "This is a big help,” says 35-year-old Leonardo Zafra, a security guard at a small inn in Manila, after a customer hands him a 20 peso (50 US cent) tip. The 260 pesos he receives for 12 hours of work each day is hardly enough to support his family of six in Rizal, a nearby province. He spends 60 pesos a day commuting, and spends the rest on school expenses, utilities and food.

 

Last Updated ( Thursday, 07 October 2010 19:22 )

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