#ProyektoPilipino ep. 51: Hunger Games

“As of 2015, 1 in 3 Filipino children under 5 years old is stunted, and will never reach full brain and physical development potential.”

Stunting continues to be a very pressing issue until today—but why are we not talking enough about it? Why are we not doing more to resolve this?

In this episode, Fr. Tito Caluag and his trio of distinguished thinkers—Manolo Quezon, Leloy Claudio, and Carlo Santiago—talk to Dr. Ciel Habito, an economist and professor who has been advocating strongly against stunting and the issue of hunger in Filipino children. The issue has deep roots, and just like poverty, requires an all-nation approach. The question now is whether the public and private sector, and every individual, will contribute to help solve this.

“The measure of our effectiveness is a smile on a child’s face. At ang bata, hindi makakangiti kung gutom at kulang sa nutrisyon. ’Yun ang dapat nating gawing batayan kung napapaunlad talaga natin ang ating bansa.”

Manuel L. Quezon III.

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