10 September 2009
The Government is planning to spend an estimated P144.8 million to facilitate the return of displaced families in Maguindanao province (..). The returning families, he added, will receive P17.3 million in cash allowances to cover two weeks worth of expenses in addition to food rations from aid agencies World Food Programme and the International Committee for the Red Cross.
10 September 2009
KC has just teamed up with the clothing line Bayo and the UN for a feeding program called "YOU (can now feed a child)" aimed at providing nutritious meals for school children in conflict-affected areas in Central Mindanao through the food-for-education activities of the UN World Food Programme (WFP).
9 September 2009
Singer, actress, commercial model, United Nations ambassador and acknowledged fashion icon KC Concepcion can now add designer to her resume. 9..) KC finally took on the designing challenge when it became a means to support her volunteer work as the UN World Food Programme (WFP) National Ambassador Against Hunger.
8 September 2009
Actress KC Concepcion, who is the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) national ambassador against hunger, hopes to end hunger through her “hoodies” (hooded sweatshirts) and shirts.
In a press statement, WFP announced that the agency and Concepcion teamed up with BAYO, one of the leading apparel brands in the Philippines, to raise public awareness on hunger and provide meals to school children in conflict-affected parts of Central Mindanao.
7 September 2009
The ceasefire between the Arroyo government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front is holding, according to Army and rebel leaders. (..) Each family receives 25 kilos of rice, soya and cooking oil from World Food Program, and kitchen utensils, water containers and hygiene kits from the International Committee of the Red Cross.
25 August 2009
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) on Tuesday said it will start providing thousands of displaced people in Mindanao with rice rations from the Japanese government tomorrow, August 26.
At a ceremony scheduled in Maguindanao, Japanese Ambassador the Philippines Makoto Katsura, representatives from Philippine government, and WFP will witness the first distributions of rice purchased with the Japanese donation of P455 million (860 million Japanese yen) to assist people affected by conflict and internal displacement in Mindanao.
25 August 2009
An international relief agency distributed relief to thousands of people displaced in the fighting between state security forces and Muslim rebels in the southern Philippines. (..) "WFP is extremely grateful to the Government of Japan for its generous donation used to purchase 8,160 metric tons of rice," said WFP Country Director in the Philippines Stephen Anderson.
9 August 2009
The European Commission has approved a €6.4-million (P430 million) grant that will benefit poor farming communities in five Mindanao provinces and support food security (..). Stephen Anderson, WFP country director and representative in the Philippines said, the focus would be on improving crop production through the rehabilitation of irrigation schemes, storage facilities and feeder roads.
5 August 2009
The World Food Program (WFP) in the Philippines is set to receive €6.4 million from the European Union Food Facility in order to boost the productivity of small-scale farmers, a WFP statement yesterday said.
24 July 2009
The Philippine government, United Nations World Food Program (UNWFP), and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) are crafting a coordinated relief distribution plan for Maguindanao to address issues such as duplication of relief assistance, service to non-legitimate beneficiaries, and relief diversion to traders. A meeting was held Thursday between the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), UNWFP and ICRC to craft a three-month relief distribution plan for clustered municipalities of affected local government units in Maguindanao.
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