Showing posts with label Children. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Children. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Atty Joey Lina On Fire at CFD Coalition's NGO Malnutrition War Manual Launch

11:09:00 PM

The Children's First One Thousand Days Coalition (CDFC), under the leadership of Atty Joey Lina, officially launched its operations manual and training program on January 13, 2023, at The Manila Hotel Fiesta Pavilion. The coalition's aim is to assist Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in their collaborative efforts with the government to combat malnutrition.

Enacted through RA 11148, known as the "Kalusugan at Nutrisyon ng Magnanay Act," the law targets the issue of malnutrition within the first one thousand days of a child's life.

This is probably one of the biggest coalition that gathered different organizations together and talks about the need of the children. This is not just about talks but fairly initiates the starting move in creating a nationwide move to address the issue of malnutrition which is what every child should get in their early 1000 days. Not just from the start they were born but from beginning of their conceptions. 

During his impassioned speech, Atty Joey Lina stressed the crucial importance of supporting children during their initial one thousand days, which form the foundation of their development.

The coalition boasts an impressive lineup, including Rotary International, Lions Clubs International, Kiwanis International, Junior Chamber International, The Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the Philippines, The Fraternal Order of Eagles - Philippine Eagles, Knights of the Columbus, Knights of Rizal, Save the Children Philippines, World Vision Philippines, Brotherhood of Christian Businessmen and Professionals, Philippine League of Government and Private Midwives, and Crusade Against Violence.

The operations manual and training program are pivotal developments, outlining the collaborative approach between NGOs and the government in eradicating malnutrition during the first one thousand days of a child's life. This issue significantly contributes to poor school performance, low intelligence quotient, stunting, sickness, and reduced work productivity. The manual serves as a comprehensive guide for NGOs, extending its application from barangays to a national level, with a vision for fostering a healthier future for Filipino children.

To demonstrate their support, department secretaries Dr. Teodoro "Ted" J. Herbosa, DOH, and Atty. Benjamin "Benhur" C. Abalos, Jr., DILG, attended the event. Atty. Baldr H. Bringas, Assistant Secretary of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), represented DSWD Secretary Rex Gatchalian. Additionally, NGO Head Representatives, led by Former Chief Justice Reynato S. Puno, recited the NGOs Declaration of Commitment.

The event featured various speakers who made it both informative and interesting, including Dr. Azucena M. Dayanghirang, Executive Director of the National Nutrition Council, and Former Senator Joey Lina, National Project Chairman of Children's First One Thousand Days Coalition.
  • Dr. Azucena M. Dayanghirang, Executive Direcotr of National Nutrition Council
  • Dr. Maria Isabel "Marcie' M. Atienza, MHPED, Dean and Chief Academic Officer of St. Luke's Medical Center, Colloege of Medicine - WHQM
  • Dr. Amado R. Parawan, Health and Nutrition advisor of Save the Children Philippines
  • Former Senator Joey Lina, National Project chairman of Children's First One Thousand Days Coalition
  • Br. Erlito "Lito" R. Pardo of Brotherhood of Christian Businessmen and Professionals-Las Pinas Chapter
  • Mr. Roberto A. Alvarez, President of RCMC Foundation
  • Former Executive Secretary, Atty. Salvador "Bingbong" Campo Medialdea
  • Engr. Ronaldo A. Aguila, Chief technology Officer of OneLGC, Inc.
  • Mr. Cris Giovanni C. Chiong, President, Rotary Club of Makati Central
  • Mr. Alberto D. Lina, Chairman of OneLGC, Inc
  • Mr. Ronald Delos Santos, National President of the Fraternl Order of Eagles-Philipines Eagles,
  • Mr. Danilo 'Danny" Sanchez, Past council Chairman of MD301 Philippines and State Council of Lions Governor

During panel discussions, Atty. Mike T. Toledo, former Press Secretary, served as the moderator, fostering collaboration and knowledge-sharing among key stakeholders. Atty. Joey Lina's rallying cry for a 'brighter, stronger, taller' Filipino children resonated, calling for unity to uplift the vulnerable and intensify nutrition efforts for a new generation of Filipinos. This milestone event promises to be a platform for collaboration and knowledge-sharing among key stakeholders committed to ensuring the well-being of children during their critical first 1000 days of life.

Friday, January 22, 2021

World Vision and its Partners, Continuing the Legacy of Changing the Lives of the Most Vulnerable Children

12:29:00 AM

As the Philippines welcomed another year, most Filipinos are anxious to see what the future holds. With everything the country experienced last 2020, a lot of people are doing their best to make the coming year different. Some have decided to make resolutions and pursue new opportunities, but for others, it is to continue the legacy of changing lives.

World Vision, together with its partners, continues the mission of helping the most vulnerable children and their communities led by its vision of seeing thousands or even millions of kids reach the fullness of life.

Through its campaign “A New Year of Firsts”, World Vision invites their sponsors to empower a child by enabling him or her to experience powerful and life-changing moments of firsts such as, for the first time a family could eat until they were full, a village could have clean water, a child could have all she needs to continue going to school, and a child could feel safe and protected. 

First Bountiful Harvest

For 14-year-old Karie, life was a series of hunger and fear of starvation – made worse with the onslaught of COVID-19. Yet, it was during this period that Karie and her family experienced a miracle she never imagined possible.

For the first time ever, she could wake up without worrying if there was enough food to eat. On the contrary, they had enough food to last them through the endless days of lockdown, even after the pandemic stripped the family of their only source of income.

With the seeds World Vision provided them and with training in sustainable farming techniques, for the first time, Karie’s backyard was home to a flourishing vegetable garden – a gift that could change her life for good. 


The Legacy of Firsts

World Vision Philippines has been helping children and their families out of poverty worldwide for over 60 years. With child sponsorship, children and their communities receive an opportunity for a better future.

“You don’t have to be rich to sponsor a child. All you need is the desire to be a bearer of hope”, shared Mae, a child sponsor through World Vision for 10 years.

Child sponsorship is not only making a difference in the lives of World Vision assisted communities, but is also transforming their donors as they experience a series of beautiful firsts with their sponsored children. 

“We are deeply grateful to all our partners for reaching out to the most vulnerable children. God first loved us so we are able show kindness to others. This year, may we be encouraged to help transform the lives of children and their families through child sponsorship”, said World Vision National Director Rommel V. Fuerte.

To know how you can become a child sponsor, visit

You may also follow /worldvisionph on Facebook and @worldvisionphl on Instagram to know more about World Vision’s work in the Philippines.

Monday, August 24, 2020

See and Watch World Vision Celebrity Ambassadors and Advocates Unite for “One Voice for Children” Virtual Concert

9:28:00 AM

Being one of the many privilege individuals who have been helped by different people through an organization, gives me a sense of being thankful and grateful. And it is always my choice to help those are helping others in every possible way. I'm not well in wealth but at least through my stories and expression of experiences, I can somehow convey to my readers and followers or even passersby what my story is about.

As for this one, it's about the effort of World Vision's celebrity ambassadors and advocates uniting for one specific event to support the organization's programs helping the children and their families and communities in a one-night inspiration concert entitled "One Voice for Children."

In an online press conference of the "One Voice for Children" that happened a few days ago, it was shared that the Virtual Concert will be happening this August 29, 2020 (Saturday), 7PM on World Vision’s official Facebook page. This event will be live and free for all.

Ogie Alcasid, Christian Bautista, Quest, and the Perkins Twins will be performing in “One Voice for Children”, a fundraising concert directed by Paolo Valenciano, while also sharing their child-focused advocacies as ambassadors for World Vision.

In addition, other World Vision ambassadors and advocates such as Kim Atienza, Christine Babao, Jasmine Curtis-Smith, JJ Dolor, Tippy Dos Santos, Matteo Guidicelli, Gretchen Ho, Marc Nelson, Enzo Pineda, Miriam Quiambao, Bianca Umali, Janina Vela, and Gelli Victor have been invited to share their messages of hope for affected children and their families of the COVID-19 pandemic.

All proceeds from the “One Voice for Children” Virtual Concert will go to support World Vision’s education projects that aim to assist the children during this COVID-19 pandemic, including the annual distribution of school kits and the Abutin Na10 campaign in partnership with the Department of Education.

“It is humbling to receive an overwhelming response from all of you for the World Vision virtual concert. We are excited to raise our One Voice for Children through the combined talents of our celebrity ambassadors. This time of great crisis, your support means a lot to children”, said Mr. Rommel Fuerte, National Director for World Vision.

To know more about “One Voice for Children” and World Vision, you may visit

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