The theme of the Philippines’ nutrition month for 2014 is “Kalamidad Paghandaan: Gutom at Malnutrition Agapan!” When translated into English, this means: “Prepare for Disasters: Prevent Hunger and Malnutrition.” The theme focuses on the importance of increasing awareness and preparedness by preventing hunger and malnutrition in times of calamity.Continue Reading
Nutrition month is celebrated in the Philippines yearly in July. In 2014, the National Nutrition
Council, or NNC, conducted a nationwide competition to find the most suitable theme. The winning entry came from Desiree P. Reyes of Los Baños, Laguna.
NNC and local government units equip communities with the knowledge and tools they need to ensure proper nutrition, especially in times of tragedy.Learn more about Southeast Asia
The Philippines closest neighboring countries are Taiwan to the north and Malaysia to the south. Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos are west of the country, while the eastern Philippines' closest neighbors are Palau and the Marianas Islands. Located at the southeastern rim of the Asian continent, the Philippines is surrounded by the Philippine Sea and the South China Sea from all sides.Full Answer >
The Philippines gained independence on July 4,1946, due to the signing of the Treaty of Manila with the United States, who had annexed the Philippines as a territory in 1898. While at first the U.S. intended for the Philippines to be a colonial property, conflicts in the Philippines caused the U.S. to become more inclined toward Philippine independence.Full Answer >
The average high temperature for the Philippines is approximately 79.9 degrees Fahrenheit, while the average low is only 77.9 degrees. Rainfall decreases in the cooler months, going from around a quarter of an inch in January up to almost 16 inches in the rainy summer months.Full Answer >
Countries that are near the Philippines are primarily Taiwan and China to the north and Malaysia and Indonesia to the south. Because the Philippines is located on an island group, it has no countries that directly border it.Full Answer >