Articles in the Advocacies Category
Artists and people involved in television networks and the local entertainment industry cited Tuesday the partnership between ANAK TV and the Movie and Television and Classification Board (MTRCB) for guiding the public on what television shows would best suit their children.
In a media presentation at the MTRCB office in Quezon City, actor Ricky Davao said the television studies conducted by ANAK TV stressed the need for parental supervision when children are watching television.
Since television is a very powerful medium, Davao called for more parental intervention on the watching habits of …
One child dies every five seconds because of hunger. The most alarming is that the Philippines is fifth on the World Hunger Survey.
These are facts presented by Bayan-anihan – Gawad Kalinga and the Department of Agriculture’s food sufficiency program, initiated by multi-sectoral partners – which aims to eradicate hunger in the country by empowering families to produce food for their own consumption by simply setting up sustainable food programs in every impoverished community.
To spread the word, Bayan-anihan launched former actress and champion equestrienne Mikee Cojuangco-Jaworski as their lead Hunger Warrior.
MANILA, Philippines—Almost 20 million Filipinos—3.5 million families equivalent to 17.5 percent of the population—experience hunger as a daily reality. And in the wake of recent natural disasters, especially Storm “Ondoy” and Typhoon “Pepeng,” we can expect the number of hungry Filipinos to increase by as much as 6 percent or 1.6 million more, said Mike Dimagiba, executive director of Bayan-anihan.
Bayan-anihan or community harvest, is an ambitious yet sustainable food-sufficiency program that, it proclaims, will “help feed families for life.” Gawad Kalinga, a movement which has already made a name building …
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All FOR ONE. Mikee (third from left) flanked by the GK Gerona "Mabuhay Ladies" during her farm visit.
The Bayan-anihan movement keeps on growing as more people commit to fighting hunger in their own way.
Mikee Cojuangco-Jaworski is now Bayan-anihan’s Lead Hunger Warrior. Her personal involvement in Gawad Kalinga and her passion for agriculture made her the perfect spokesperson for Bayan-anihan. She didn’t have second thoughts with taking on the role.
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When Mikee Cojuangco married basketball heartthrob Dodot Jaworski in 1999, she chose to turn her back on her blooming showbiz career to be a dedicated wife and eventual mother to three young boys. Ten years later, Mikee remains out of the limelight, busy taking care of her family.
PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) had a chance to talk to the equestrienne this afternoon, October 7, during the launch of a new line of skin care products from Fuller Life at Madison, Greenbelt 5 in Makati.
Although she’s happy where she is now, she …
Pinatubo was not too far away, but the explosions came that afternoon from MTRCB board member and highly respected lawyer and child rights advocate Atty. Eric Mallonga.
Mallonga was tandemed with Mikee Cojuangco Jaworski and they were instant hits among the crowd at the Jose Feliciano College in Mabalacat, Pampanga.
From the moment the statuesque lawyer came onstage, he had firm control of the crowd of teachers, parents and students. He worked the audience with the pizzazz of a savvy professor and the bombast of a convincing politician.
He is, however, neither of …
At the media briefing on the Advocacy and Campaign for the Promotion of Positive Discipline and Prohibition of Corporal Punishment, Child Rights Network (CRN) highlighted the need for a law that will ban the corporal punishment of children in the homes, schools, and other settings.
According to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child, corporal punishment are cases where physical force is used and intended to cause some degree of pain or discomfort, however light. It also includes other non-physical forms of punishment that are cruel and degrading.
Actress and public servant Mikee Cojuangco–Jaworkski is the Child Rights Ambassador of the non-government organization (NGO), Plan International, it was announced Wednesday.
In an interview with abs-cbnNEWS.com, Mikee said that she was thrilled over her new responsibility to promote children’s rights.
“Of course, I did some research also to see what Plan [International] is all about because hindi ko pa siya masyadong kilala at that time. I was excited about it pero bago ko tinanggap ang challenge na ito, siyempre tinignan ko muna kung sa tingin ko ba ay makakatulong din ako …
She probably had everything one could possibly want yet Mikee Cojuangco-Jaworski admits that she has had her share of insecurities when she was a child.
How did she cope up with it? Learn from her triumph and discover how you can overcome yours through Dove’s "Body Talk."
Looking at Mikee, everyone will agree that she is a vision of simplicity and beauty. But she never felt that way about herself, not when she weighed a hefty 140 lbs. when she was eight!
"When I was eight, I was so big. As I was …