Charity dinner concert to fund children nutrition program – Manila Bulletin

Charity dinner concert to fund children nutrition program – Manila Bulletin

To increase funds for an enormous nationwide vitamin program for youngsters, a charity dinner live performance shall be held at The Manila Hotel on Nov. 26 at 6 pm.

This was introduced by Joey Lina, The Manila Hotel President and Former Senator after the formation of an alliance of non-governmental organizations referred to as “Alliance for Healthy Children” (AHC) final Oct. 6 at The Manila Hotel.

Atty. Joey Lina

The alliance goals to extend consciousness on the intense kids malnutrition drawback within the nation and to implement barangay-based vitamin intervention program particularly in the course of the youngster’s first 1,000
days. The organizations embody Rotary, Kiwanis, Lions, Jaycees, Midwives and the World Vision and others. The AHC will work in tandem with authorities, significantly with the National Nutrition Council (NNC), the Departments of Health, Education, Social Welfare and Development, and Interior and Local Governments.

Atty. Salvador Medialdea

The performers within the live performance embody the nation’s premier music artists Isay Alvarez, Lara Maigue, Rachelle Gerodias, former press secretary Atty. Mike Toledo, former govt secretary Atty. Salvador Medialdea and Joey Lina.

Isay Alvarez

Invited particular friends are Finance Secretary Ben Diokno, Labor Secretary Benny Laguesma and former Chief of Staff and National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr.

Malusog na Bata, Malakas na Bansa is the battle cry of the alliance. The theme of the live performance is “Yes, I Believe”.

Atty. Mike Toledo

In a letter to numerous enterprise group and people asking for help to the vitamin program and the charity dinner live performance, Lina defined the appalling details and figures on the nation’s kids’s well being and vitamin:
1) “The underlying explanation for 95 youngster deaths every day within the Philippines is youngster undernutrition.”, in line with the
2015 Unite For Children report from United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF). This makes
kids undernutrition in our nation a lot worse than the COVID-19 pandemic.
2) The 2016 Global Nutrition Report mentioned the Philippines is amongst these with the best losing and
stunting prevalence. Of a complete of 130 international locations ranked lowest to highest on losing prevalence, the
Philippines is ranked 93rd. On stunting, the Philippines has 30.3% prevalence and is at 88th spot out of
132 international locations additionally ranked lowest to highest.
3) Health consultants have warned that “continual undernutrition results in stunted development, which is irreversible
and is related to impaired cognitive means and diminished college efficiency, in addition to poor work
capability and productiveness.”
4) When it involves Intelligence Quotient (IQ) in Southeast Asian nations, the Philippines ranked lowest
in line with a examine launched final yr by the World Population Review.
5) The Philippines ranked lowest in studying literacy amongst 79 international locations, and second to lowest in
arithmetic and science, primarily based on the analysis final 2019 by the Programme for International Student
Assessment (PISA).
For 4 and 5 gadgets, kids undernutrition is definitely identifiable as a serious trigger.

Lara Maigue
Rachelle Gerodias

Unless the nation solves its kids malnutrition drawback significantly within the youngster’s first 1,000 days, which is essentially the most important interval within the improvement of a kid’s mind, the Philippines’ human useful resource shall be much less productive and faculty efficiency shall be poor, Lina added. For “Yes, I Believe” tickets, please name 85270011 loc. 1006.




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