Thursday, March 27, 2008

Media Advisory : People’s Forum on Hunger

Urban Rural Poor Solidarity

c/o Urban Poor Associates

25A Mabuhay Street, Brgy. Central, Quezon City 1100, Philippines

Tels. (+632) 426-4119 – 426-7615 Telefax (+632) 426-4118

Attention: News Editor, News Desk, Reporters and Photojournalists


People’s Forum on Hunger

It is our pleasure to invite you to attend the People’s Forum on Hunger to be held on March 28, 2008 (Friday), 9:00am to 5:00pm at the Conrado Benitez Hall, Philippine Rural Reconstruction Movement (PRRM) Building. PRRM is located at 56 Mother Ignacia Avenue corner Dr. Lazcano Street, Quezon City.

The forum is a synthesis of sectoral workshops on situations and recommendations as well as policy proposals to address the emerging food crisis.

Photo ops: Provided by farmers, fisherfolk, urban poor, labor and women’s groups.


9:00am - 9:05am Welcome Remarks

9:05am - 9:10am Overview & Objective of the Forum

9:10am - 9:40am Topic: Food Security Challenge the Global Perspective

9:40am - 10:10am Topic: Political Economy of the Philippines on Food Crisis

10:10am - 10:40am Topic : Critique of the Gov’t Hunger Mitigation Program

10:40am - 11:00am Break

11:00am - 12:00nn Panel of Reactor

12:00nn - 12:30pm Open Forum

12:30pm - 1:30pm Lunch Break

1:30pm - 3:30pm Group Discussion

3:30pm - 5:00pm Plenary Report

Synthesis /Closing Remarks

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