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Childhood stunting costs Philippines almost 3% of GDP

By RJ Whitehead

A report by a global children’s charity has revealed that the Philippines economy is losing at least PHP328bn (US$7bn) a year due to the impact of childhood stunting on workforce productivity and education. 

Philippines FDA sets out to fast-track licensing and registration

Philippines FDA sets out to fast-track licensing and registration

By RJ Whitehead

Authorities in the Philippines are poised to cut the time it takes for manufacturers of processed foods and health products to secure operating licences and product registrations following calls for the adoption of a fast-track system.

The new law could also boost halal meat trade with Malaysia and Indonesia

Philippine halal law to drive meat export growth

By Jens Kastner

Outgoing Philippine President Benigno Aquino has signed into law a consolidated measure on halal exports, which may help boost the country’s meat exporters in the Middle East.

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