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executive order no. 51

The aim of the Code is to contribute to the provision of safe and adequate nutrition for infants by the protection and promotion of breastfeeding and by ensuring the proper use of breastmilk substitutes and breastmilk supplements when there are necessary, on the basis of adequate information and through appropriate marketing and distribution.

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Working Mothers Support Passage of Revised Milk Code
June 07, 2012

Manila, Philippines - With the battle against infant and young child malnutrition raging on, women’s group Working with Working Mothers (WOW-Mothers) fully supports the efforts to revise and reform Executive Order 51, otherwise known as the Milk Code. Since its enactment in 1986, the Milk Code has been at the forefront in the promotion and support of breastfeeding.



Amending the Milk Code
June 04, 2012

I did not expect to receive an avalanche of emails in reaction to my article in this column entitled “An alarming House Bill.”



On amending the milk code
May 04, 2012

Formula milk companies are once again attempting to revise the Philippine Milk Code or Executive Order 51, signed into law by President Corazon Aquino in 1986, and one which has severely limited these giant foreign firms’ operations, and consequently, their profits.




PAGASA: Flash floods, landslides threaten Bicol, Visayas, Mindanao areas
August 01, 2012

Flash floods and landslides from a potential cyclone – an active low-pressure area – threaten at least four areas in Bicol, Visayas and Mindanao, state weather forecasters said before noon Sunday.



Bulacan towns advised to be on alert for water release from Angat Dam
July 10, 2012

The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration advised residents from three towns in Bulacan to be on alert for the scheduled release of water from the Angat Dam Sunday afternoon.





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