• Page Views 3000
  • Lawmakers from Mind­anao have credited young celebrity Kristina Cassandra “KC” Concepcion for her exemplary humanitarian work as the country’s ambassador against hunger.“We applaud KC for her outstanding efforts to raise public awareness here and abroad of the need for effec­tive solutions to the grow­ing humanitarian needs of Mindanao,” Cotabato Rep. Emmylou Taliño-Meñdoza said.

    kc-concepcion“The people of Cotabato and the whole of Mindanao are highly grateful to KC for using her sway as a celebrity to help address wide­spread hunger and the conflict-induced dis­lodgment of people,” Taliño-Mendoza said. She urged donors to “abundantly sup­port” KC’s humanitarian activities. In her capacity as the United Nations World Food Programme’s Philippine am­bassador against hunger, KC has visited the towns of Midsayap and Pikit, both in Taliño­Mendoza’s district.

    During her visits, KC, 24, extended food aid to children in a bid to check malnutrition and boost school attendance. An actress, singer, model, stage actor and video performance artist, KC is the only daughter of Gabby Concepcion and Sharon Senator Francis “Kiko” Pan­gilinan.
    “KC has definitely helped to raise hope, and inspire others to do their share in easing hunger in Mindan­ao,” Taliño-Mendoza said. Hunger, internal displace­ment and armed conflict all form part of a vicious cycle, according to the Cotabato lawmaker.

    According to the Ge­neva-based Internal Dis­placement Monitoring Cen­ter (IDMC), the Philippines had the largest number of “conflict-induced” newly inter­nally displaced people in 2008. The IDMC said that last year, some 600,000 people fled fighting between the Philippine military and rebel groups in Mind­anao. They accounted for 13 percent of the 4.6 million newly internally displaced people around the world in 2008. Besides the Philippines, the IDMC also noted massive new internal displacements in Sudan, Kenya, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq, Pakistan, Colombia, Soma­lia, Sri Lanka and India.

    The IDMC is a unit of the Oslo-based Norwegian Refugee Council, an indepen­dent, humanitarian non-governmental or­ganization providing aid, protection and durable solutions to refugees and internally displaced

    Share

    Leave a Reply

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

    New Posts Recently publish post More

    • Nathan Longchallon
      18 September 2020
      4 days ago No comment

      Missing Man in Burnaby: Nathan Longchallon, 26

      The Burnaby RCMP is requesting the public’s assistance in locating 26-year-old Nathan Longchallon. Nathan was last seen walking north bound on Patterson Avenue near Victory Street in Burnaby at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 8, 2020. Nathan is described as 5 feet 8 inches tall, with a slender build, ...

    • 17 September 2020
      5 days ago No comment

      B.C. election looms, while chance of federal election lessens

      B.C.’s next provincial election is scheduled to happen on October 16, 2021. But it could take place earlier if the B.C. NDP government of Premier John Horgan decides to call an election earlier. Or if the Horgan government loses the confidence of the legislative assembly. By many indications, Horgan ...

    • 17 September 2020
      5 days ago No comment

      Dr. Theresa Tam’s update on COVID-19 

      Ottawa, ON – Public Health Agency of Canada In lieu of an in-person update to the media, Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, issued the following statement: “There have been 138,803 cases of COVID-19 in Canada, including 9,188 deaths. 88% of people have now recovered. Labs across ...

    • 17 September 2020
      5 days ago No comment

      Prime Minister announces next steps for Safe Restart Agreement

      As we move into the fall and the world continues to deal with the impacts of COVID-19, the Government of Canada remains focused on keeping Canadians safe and healthy, while continuing to ensure they have the supports needed during this global health and economic crisis. The Prime Minister, Justin ...

    • 17 September 2020
      5 days ago No comment

      Amal Clooney urges PH to protect press freedom, honor international commitments

      International human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin-Clooney on Tuesday urged the Philippine government to protect the free press and honor its international commitments on human rights. Speaking before Philippine business leaders in an online forum, Clooney said, “if you want to have a functioning democracy, protect the press. To protect ...

    %d bloggers like this: