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Palace admits increase in hunger incidence

Posted by akosistella on March 9, 2010

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang admitted yesterday that hunger incidence has increased since President Arroyo assumed power in 2001, but said this could be the “only major sore spot in a sea of good news about the President’s economic legacy.”

Deputy presidential spokesman Gary Olivar said that self-rated poverty, which has some correlation with hunger incidence, has actually gone down during the Arroyo administration from previous administrations, as indicated in surveys conducted by the Social Weather Stations.

Olivar was reacting to the statement made by the President’s economic adviser Albay Gov. Joey Salceda that in spite of the continuous economic growth being experienced by the country, more Filipinos are hungry.

Click Philippine Star.


GMA leaving presidency with more Pinoys overweight

CLARK FREEPORT, Pampanga , Philippines – President Arroyo is leaving the presidency with more Filipinos overweight.

Latest statistics from the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) have revealed that while undernutrition in the country was estimated at 11.6 percent, incidence of overweight and obesity was recorded at 26.6 percent.

Statistics also showed that one out of every four adult Filipinos suffers from hypertension, five of 100 have high fasting blood sugar (FBS) and four out of every 100 have diabetes.

Click Phil. Star

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