Quote for the Week..

"Why are the country’s political leaders quick to act on amending the Constitution to change nationalistic provisions for the benefit of foreigners or to extend their terms of office but are allergic to amending the Constitution to address the people’s aspirations for self-determination?" - Marvic Leonen,Dean of the UP College of Law, in a keynote address delivered at the 1st International Solidarity Conference on Mindanao; March 16-18, 2009 in Davao City, Philippines.


Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Malunggay pushed in Mindanao school gardens

DAVAO CITY, Philippines -- The Department of Education (DepEd) in Southern Mindanao has called on school superintendents and principals to use their school areas to plant malunggay (Moringa oleifera).

Susana Teresa Estigoy, DepEd director, said the move was aimed at turning Southern Mindanao into the country's "malunggay regi0n".
Dr. Marieblanca Piatos, medical officer of the DepEd-Region 11, said that on June 12, each school in the region will be planting 50 malunggay trees.

"Malunggay has a good effect and it is a cheap commodity," she said.

Piatos said aside from being eaten as a vegetable, malunggay can also be used as tea or juice if its leaves are dried and powdered..1NQ.net..By Joselle Badilla*

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