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UN: Anti-RH Policies of Ex-Manila Mayors Atienza and Lim Drove Constituents Deeper Into Poverty

By: Tricia Aquino, InterAksyon.com
May 4, 2015 8:04 PM

MANILA – A United Nations committee says that two executive orders of former Manila mayors Jose Atienza, Jr., and Alfredo Lim got in the way of women’s access to reproductive health services and contraceptives, consequently driving many constituents further into poverty as they were unable to manage the number of their children and suffered the consequences of unplanned pregnancies, unsafe abortions, and maternal deaths.

This was contained in a report issued last month by the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women.
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Malnutrition Still Prevalent Among Poor Pinoy Kids – Survey

July 24, 2014 8:04pm

Malnutrition among Filipino children aged 0 to 5 years remains prevalent, particularly those who belong among the poorest sector, the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) said in a survey.

FNRI, in its 8th National Nutrition Survey released Thursday, noted that while there was a slight decrease in the number of underweight children and those affected by stunting (low height-for-age) for 2013, numbers for other forms like wasting (low weight-for-height) and overweight went up.
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