#CulturePH - Charity Dinner Concert to Fund Children Nutrition Program

On November 26, 2022, at 6:00 p.m., The Manila Hotel will host a charity dinner concert to collect money for a significant national initiative for children's nutrition.

Joey Lina, the president and former senator of The Manila Hotel, made this announcement following the founding of the "Alliance for a Healthy Philippines" (AHP) coalition of non-governmental groups on October 6, 2022, also at The Manila Hotel. The alliance seeks to raise awareness of the significant issue of child malnutrition in the nation and to conduct nutrition intervention programs based in barangays, particularly during a child's first 1,000 days. Rotary, Kiwanis, Lions, Jaycees, Midwives, World Vision, and other groups are among the organizations. The AHP will collaborate with the government, especially the National Nutrition Council (NNC).

The performers in the concert include the country’s premier music artists Isay Alvarez, Lara Maigue, Rachelle Gerodias, former press secretary Atty, Mike Toledo, former executive secretary Atty. Salvador Medialdea and Joey Lina.

Malusog na Bata, Malakas na Bansa is the battle cry of the organization. The theme of the concert is “Yes, I Believe”.

In a letter to various business organization and individuals asking for support to the nutrition program and the charity dinner concert, Lina explained the grim statistics surrounding the country’s children’s health and nutrition: 

1) “The underlying cause of 95 child deaths daily in the Philippines is child undernutrition.”, according to the 2015 Unite For Children report from United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF). This makes children undernutrition in our country much worse than the COVID-19 pandemic.

2) The 2016 Global Nutrition Report said the Philippines is among those with the highest wasting and stunting prevalence. Of a total of 130 countries ranked lowest to highest on wasting prevalence, the Philippines is ranked 93rd. On stunting, the Philippines has 30.3% prevalence and is at 88th spot out of 132 countries also ranked lowest to highest.

3) Health experts have warned that “chronic undernutrition leads to stunted growth, which is irreversible and is associated with impaired cognitive ability and reduced school performance, as well as poor work capacity and productivity.”

4) When it comes to Intelligence Quotient (IQ) in Southeast Asian nations, the Philippines ranked lowest according to a study released last year by the World Population Review.

5) The Philippines ranked lowest in reading literacy among 79 countries, and second to lowest in mathematics and science, based on the evaluation last 2019 by the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA).

Unless the country is able to solve the children malnutrition problem particularly in the child’s first 1,000 days, the most critical period in the child’s brain growth, the Philippines’ human resource will be not productive and school performance will be poor, Lina added.

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