July 9, 2020

Category: Food

Saudi Curfew, Kuwait Total Lockdown Slow Down DOLE-AKAP Payout

Twitter: @edd1819, Instagram: @bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN — Science, Digital & Current Affairs “Every day we are delivering (AKAP) using five cars going around Riyadh to bring the $200 to our qualified OFWs.” — Labor Attaché Nasser Mustafa By EDD K. USMAN & DEEN MOHAMMAD MANILA/RIYADH (SDN) — CLOSE to 3,000 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) have already received their […]

POLO Riyadh Starts Distribution of DOLE-AKAP to OFWs — Mustafa

Twitter: @edd1819, Instagram: @bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN — Science, Digital & Current Affairs By EDD K. USMAN & DEEN MOHAMMAD  MANILA/RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (SDN) — Thousands of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) stand to receive cash assistance from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). Beneficiaries are land-based and sea-based OFWs displaced by […]

IRRI: Covid-19 Pandemic Poses ‘Immense Threats’ to Communities’ Health

​Media Release: MANILA/BANGKOK — AS Covid-19 continues to threaten the lives and livelihoods of millions of people in Southeast Asia, additional concerns are being raised about the longer term health of the sub-region’s food systems – a complex matrix involving farmers, fishers, laborers, drivers, cold storage, food processors, retailers, and consumers. From small village markets […]

Food for ECQ Period to Boost Immune System — DOST

Media Release: IT has only been the first quarter of a new decade, yet the world has already been confronted with disasters. Just recently, the world was stricken by a novel coronavirus causing the Covid-19. The Covid-19 is an infectious disease that can cause illnesses ranging from a mild cough to severe symptoms such as […]

Covid-19 Pandemic Stresses Need to Grow Our Food — Piñol

​Media Release: By MANNY F. PIÑOL, Secretary of Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) HOPE in Family Farms! The Covid-19 Pandemic, when it finally ends, will leave us with very important lessons not only on how to han​​dle and address a global health crisis but more profoundly on how to craft our national food security strategies. The […]

DOST Positioning PHL to Become Global Halal Industry Champion

Media Release: HALAL, anyone? Organic, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, non-GMO — these days, consumers spend more time looking at labels more than ever. Many claims have been bandied about on the origin and health benefits of a variety of food items. However, how can one know which of these claims are true? For our Muslim brothers […]

Staying Online for Long Periods Bad for Health — Herbalife

By EDD K. USMAN Twitter: @edd1819, Instagram: @bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN — Science, Digital & Current News (SDN) — Staying glued on the internet is bad for the health. And that includes the health of Filipinos. Obviously, this is bad news among Filipinos who, according to We Are Social and Hootsuite, stay online for an average […]

Double Whammy from Taal Volcano for Marawi Siege ‘Bakwits’ in Batangas

To be updated: By EDD K. USMAN Twitter: @edd1819, Instagram: @bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN — Science, Digital & Current News (SDN) — LIGHTNING strikes twice, as the saying goes. For some 130 “bakwit” families from Marawi City, Lanao del Sur, around 600 individuals, who fled the 2017 Marawi Siege or Battle of Marawi, the saying is […]

Ayala Foundation Helps ‘Lola’ Milagros, 84, Other Taal Evacuees

By EDD K. USMAN Twitter: @edd1819, Instagram: @bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN — Science, Digital & Current Affairs ​BAUAN, Batangas (SDN) — LOLA (grandmother) Milagros Apiol, 84, her daughter Gloria, 53, and two other family members. Annie Enriquez, 58. Rikki Martin, 18. They and 270 other evacuees or internally displaced persons (IDPs) — elderly, men, women, children, […]

Kai Anya to Market Enhanced DOST RTE Arroz Caldo

By EDD K. USMAN Twitter: @edd1819, Instagram: @bluestar0910, Facebook: Science, Digital & Current Affairs (SDN) — READY-TO-EAT (RTE) Arroz Caldo, anyone? If plans do not miscarry, an improved RTE Arroz Caldo shall be available in supermarkets for every Filipino. By then, what was initially created for disaster victims shall then be available to the general […]