First of all thank you to my Di1’s that are in the Philippines, they are the reason this reaction is even happening in the first place.
This is an article from the Manila times, and as you can see above, it’s about the high prices driving malnutrition stunting in the Philippines.
So I’m going to go through what has been said, and then react to it!
P.S: The article I’m reacting to was written by Jenica-Faye Garcia.
MAP endorsed a multi-sectoral approach involving government agencies, nongovernmental organizations and even influencers on different social media platforms to strengthen the campaign against malnutrition and child stunting.
“Our message must not merely inform but incite and guide actions. Tailored strategies are required to empower individuals and communities to combat malnutrition and stunting effectively,” it said.
Last June, MAP called on the government to declare malnutrition and child stunting top national agenda.
According to the World Bank, the country ranks fifth among countries in East Asia and the Pacific region with the highest prevalence of child stunting.
The organization said one in every three Filipino children below 5 years old suffers from stunting, which can impair a malnourished child’s cognitive ability, which in turn will impact his development or ability to learn.
If you are going to bring children into this world, they need to eat & without gatekeepers holding off what they need, which is causing all this issues in the first place.
Whilst the higher ups and their children are getting everything that they need to fill their bellies, a year from now I very much dobut anything will change, unless the nation itself takes a stand on this, I really am rooting for y’all, I will be keeping tabs and if anything changes or gets worse I will react again for sure.
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