Ending The Plight Of Hungry Children in the Philippines; Kinse anyos ng PDEA, tuloy ang giyera kontra Droga at PDEA Crystal year, war on drugs goes on

Ending The Plight Of Hungry Children in the Philippines

 MALNUTRITION is a perennial problem in third world countries or in country’s with conflict and war. Although it can be classified into two types namely the undernourished and those with obesity, it cannot be compared to NCD’s or the Non Communicable Diseases hence it is not a lifestyle disease or a lifestyle and a disease.

In the country today, most children in the large cities like Metro Manila, we can see two faces of malnutrition, the children of the informal settlers lining in depressed conditions under the bridges, in slum areas near the ports or along the highways and in vacant lots along side the majestic sky scrapers of the central business districts, they are the undernourished group.

Stout yet thin, short for their age and underweight. These are the children we see often knocking on car windows when heavy traffic occur in major thoroughfares.

These are the children that the government eagerly wanted to help by way of putting funds for their proper nutrition though most Filipino’s doesn’t see it that way.

With this in mind, the Philippines’ Department of Health through their National Nutrition Council (DOH-NNC)and the Department of science and Technology’s Food and Nutrition Research Institute (DOST-FNRI)with the World Food Programme (WFP)with the aim to combat hunger in general, feeding the hungry in particular. Expert researches from food scientists from the DOST FNRI through the help of both DOH NNC and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)implemented by the WFP in specific target ares like in Mindanao, remote islands of the Visayas and mountainous parts of Luzon.

The FNRI’s complementary food and PINGGANG PINOY program in partnership with the private sector and several non government organizations become so successful that it has been adopted for commercialization especially in conflict and depressed ares.

The RIMO brand(fortified combination of rice (for carbohydrates) and monggo (for protein) curls giving sufficient nutrition like Iron and Zinc to augment for the lost nutrition of children 1 to 5 years.

July is the celebration of Nutrition Month,each year government agencies tasked of reducing malnutrition in children converged to formulate road map and implement programs geared toward.

As much as the government is doing its share in alleviating hunger and in the process to SAVE THE CHILDREN form malnutrition, all their efforts is directed to the undernourished but an alarming threat is also looming on the increasing number of obese children and because these group belongs mostly to the middle and upper middle class, the government has limited programs for them hence they end up having NCD’s at a young age.

In advent of the government’s continuing war on illegal drugs, some of the casualties of the OPLAN TOKHANG and DOUBLE BARREL RELOADED aren’t the drug pushers and users or the small time drug lords instead are the orphan children going hungry because their parents are being executed legally by sworn authorities mandated to protect their welfare. (MJ Olvina-Balaguer,09053611058, maryjaneolvina@gmail.com)  


 Kinse anyos  ng PDEA, tuloy ang giyera kontra Droga

 Quezon City, Pilipinas- Alinsunod sa direktiba nang Pangulong Rodrigo Roa Duterte na kailangang walisin ang iligal na droga sa bansa hanggang matapos ang kanyang termino, muli itong ipinahiwatig ng pangunahing ahensyang nangunguna sa digmaan kontra droga sa pagdiriwang ng kanilang Ika-15 taon.

Ginanap sa kanilang punong tanggapan sa lungsod na ito, inilahad nang Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Director General Isidro  S. Lapeña Phd CECE ang mga accomplishments ng ahensya sa laban kontra droga ng gobyerno sa ilalim ng kanyang pamumuno at katuwang ang ibat-ibang law enforcement agencies.

Nakatakdang maging guest of honor and speaker sa nasabing mahalagang okasyon si Pangulong Rodrigo Roa Duterte ngunit di ito nakarating at sa halip ang nagrepresenta sa Pangulo ay ang Kalihim ng Justice Department na si Secretary Vitaliano N. Aguirre II.

Kabilang rin sa mga naging bisita ng ahensya ay ang Martial Law Administrator ng Mindanao na si Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, mga dating PDEA Director General atbp.

Sa labinlimang taon ng PDEA na lumalaban sa salot ng iligal na droga, ngayon lang naging maigting ang kampanya ng gobyerno kontra dito dahil mismong ang Pangulo ang nangunguna sa pagsugpo sa kalakaran nito mula pa nuong siya ay punong lunsod ng Davao.///Michael N. Balaguer,  09333816694, michaelbalaguer@diaryongtagalog.net


PDEA Crystal year, war on drugs goes on 

 Kinilala ang tatlong eye witness  na may monetary reward humigit kumulang na tatlong milyon piso.  Ang 3 confidential informants na may alias na sina: jun, hasmin at kagawad.

Sa ika -15 taon annibersaryo ng Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) na ginanap nito Hunyo 14, 2017 sa PDEA Gymnasium, sa lungsod ng Quezon.

Tinatayang 4.7 milyon filipino ay drug user at sa kasalukuyan ay 1,266,966 na drug surrenderee sa buong bansa.  Ang shabu o methamphetamine hydrochloride na ilegal na droga na pinapangalawahan ng marijuana ang lubhang talamak sa bansa.

Bilang ang PDEA ang lead anti- drug agency sa bansa sa bisa ng Executive Order No.15  pinamunuan ang 20 miyembro ng pagkakaroon ng Inter- Agency Committee on Anti- Illegal Drugs o ICAD.

“We believe that the final battle against illegal drugs will be fought and won right in front of each and every doorstep in barangays” ayon kay PDEA Director General, Isidro S.Lapena ( MJ Olvina- Balaguer, 09053611058, maryjaneolvina@gmail.com)