Health and nutrition in the Philippines
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- Broken Rice Bowl: A food shortage eases,
but Manila is still worried
- From AsiaWeek, 1 September 1995. The
pressure of the international market for food commodities,
such as rice, have meant food scarcity and high prices at
home for the ordinary consumer.
- Drug prices out of whack
- By Manolo B. Jara, The Manila Times, 23
October 2000. While multinational drug companies continue
to rake it in, as do their counterparts in the oil
industry, the Filipinos have to bear the heavy burden of
the rising cost of living. The drug industry is calling
government measures to alleviate the problem as
anti-business and very irresponsible.
- Merchants of ‘invisible
- By Arturo Bariuad, The Straits Times, 8
April 2001. Although abortion is illegal in the
Philippines, vendors in Manila sell herbal potions
to‘dissolve’ foetuses, seemingly with
impunity. Author refers to abortion as
thousands of innocent babies.
- More Filipinos are getting hungry, says FAO
- By Jose Katigbak, The Philippine Star 18
October 2002. The effort to reduce the number of hungry
people by half by 2015, a goal set by the World Food
Summit in 1996, has virtually ground to a halt; it will
take over a century to reduce world hunger by half. In
ASEAN, only Cambodia is worse off than the