Nitong ika 17 ng Oktubre, 2020 dakong 11:00 ng gabi sa kanyang tahanan sa Pasil, Indanan, Sulu binawian na ang buhay si Yusoph Jikiri, isang pulitiko, dating naging Gobernador ng lalawigan ng Sulu at bahagi ng liderato ng Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF).
Ayon sa panawagang buhat sa Bangsamoro People’s National Congress kanilang ibinahagi ang nasabing napakalungkot na balita.
Dagdag pa nila na dahilan sa nagaganap ngayong COVID-19 Pandemic inaasahan na iilan lamang ang maaring nakapunta sa kanyang libing.
Sa kabila nito anila ito ay isang panawagan sa lahat na lalo pang patatagin ang pagkakaisa at ang layuning maipagpatuloy ang mga nalalabing responsibilidad at gampanin sa ikapagtatagumpay ng mga layunin ng rebolusyon ng bangsamoro.
Ipinanganak siya nuong 1951, naging Gobernador ng Sulu nuong 1998 at 2001, naging MNLF Chairman taong 2001 hanggang 2004, congressman ng 1st District ng Sulu nuong 2007 hanggang 2010.///abdul malik bin ismail, +639262261791, firstname.lastname@example.org
Philippines Highlighted By WHO For Efforts on Trans Fat Elimination
October 16, 2020
The Philippines was highlighted for its efforts on trans fat elimination in the World Health Organization (WHO)’s “Countdown To 2023: WHO Report on Global Trans Fat Elimination 2020” live virtual event, for its progress in advancing trans fat policies under the leadership of the Department of Health (DOH). According to this report, only 58 countries have introduced legislation to protect 3.2 billion people from the harmful effects of trans fat. However, more than 100 countries still need to take action to remove this toxic fat from their food supplies.
The WHO advocates for the elimination of the use of trans fatty acids (TFA) from the global food supply as consumption of TFA is a known risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD), one of the leading causes of death around the world and in the Philippines.
The DOH, with support from WHO Philippines and ImagineLaw, a public interest law organization, is leading the development of policies to eliminate industrially-produced TFA from the Philippine food supply. The WHO report recognized Rep. Ronnie Ong’s and Rep. Alfred Delos Santos’ filing of House Bills 7200 and HB 7202, both entitled “Trans Fats Free Philippines Act” last July 29, 2020. Both bills seeks to regulate the use of industrially-produced TFA, while providing for mechanisms to help affected industries, especially small-to-medium enterprises, to shift to healthier alternatives.
With CVD as a known comorbidity of COVID-19, fortifying food safety regulation has become an urgent health concern. “In a time when the whole world is fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, we must make every effort to protect people’s health. That must include taking all steps possible to prevent non-communicable diseases that can make them more susceptible to the coronavirus, and cause premature death,” said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of WHO. Stressing this pressing need, he notes, “Our goal of eliminating trans fats by 2023 must not be delayed.”
The Trans Fat Free Philippines bills have been referred to the Congressional Committee on Health and is awaiting its first hearing in November. Alongside the bill, the WHO report also noted the DOH’s preparation of a national policy on the elimination of industrially-produced trans fat in pre-packaged and processed foods.