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Disease threatens world’s bananas—UN

Cavendish bananas from Mindanao. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The United Nations warned on Monday of the potential “massive destruction” of the world’s $5.0-billion (3.6-billion euro) a year banana crop as a plant disease spreads from Asia to Africa and the Middle East.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

UN food execs alarmed by dumped relief aid

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Officials of the world’s largest food humanitarian assistance agency expressed alarm on Thursday over the admission last week of this town’s mayor that she authorized the throwing away of food items intended for victims of Super Typhoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan).

Posted: March 21st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Philippines bans China poultry imports due to bird flu

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The Department of Agriculture said Tuesday it has banned imports of poultry and related products from China after it confirmed an outbreak of the HN52 strain of bird flu in the northern province of Hebei.

Posted: January 21st, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

PH to join fancy food show in San Francisco

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The Philippines will participate in the upcoming 2014 Winter Fancy Food Show on Jan. 19-21, with a pavilion at the South Hall of the Moscone Center, San Francisco.

Posted: January 15th, 2014 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

OFWs help bring in investors

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JILL VARGAS-FIJO, Jollibee Brunei’s first country manager

Over two decades ago, Filipinos introduced the first hamburger, the first fast food restaurant, the first bowling center and the café concept to Brunei.

Posted: December 14th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Global Pinoy,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘Friday Nights at Oakland Museum’ extended to 2014 by popular demand

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The final “Friday Nights @ OMCA” in 2013 will be on Dec. 20, and following a two-week hiatus, the popular weekly event will resume Jan. 10, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Posted: November 28th, 2013 in Americas,Events,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Malnutrition threatens 1.5M Filipino children–UN

United Nations Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos, right, is briefed as she arrives at the airport for a tour of Tacloban City on Nov. 19, 2013. “I am very concerned that some 1.5 million children are at risk of acute malnutrition and close to 800,000 pregnant and nursing mothers need nutritional help,” Amos told a news conference at UN headquarters in New York after her trip to the Philippines.  AP

The United Nations warned Friday that 1.5 million children in typhoon-ravaged areas of the Philippines are at risk of malnutrition and called for greater efforts to provide them with food and water.

Posted: November 24th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

UN: Millions in the Visayas still hungry

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A survivor of “Yolanda” breaks into a smile of relief as she welcomes a care package from President Aquino at the Palo municipal hall in Leyte province. The President visited areas devastated by the supertyphoon a week ago to reassure victims of government support. FILE PHOTO

There may still be millions of people in the Visayas who have yet to receive any assistance 10 days after Supertyphoon “Yolanda” swept across nine regions of the Philippines, the United Nations said on Monday.

Posted: November 19th, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Compostela Valley to turn land once notorious for marijuana into food basket

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An upland community that was once notorious as “home” to marijuana plantations is slowly transforming into the food basket of Compostela Valley.

Posted: November 3rd, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Korean food exporters aim to capture bigger market with first LA food fest

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Korean seafood booth.  PHOTO BY ALFRED DICIOCO

Besides food booths at a Filipino community fiesta, what can make a hungry Fil-Am manic like a kid in a candy store? A Korean food fest that’s what, with visions of kimchi and various umami-laden fare dancing in one’s head.

Posted: October 30th, 2013 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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