Paluan, a sleepy town on the northernmost edge of Occidental Mindoro, will be abuzz for the next few days as experts from the country’s lead agency in food and nutrition research gather up nutrition workers, mothers and children in the community for an intensive nutrition enhancement program.

This stemmed from the 2008 Operation Timbang findings that Paluan, with a population of 13,718 as of 2007, ranked fifth among towns in the province of Occidental Mindoro with the most number of malnourished kids.

* The DOST-PNRI continues to closely monitor the situation at the Fukushima-Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.
* The condition in the plant remains very serious but not worsening.
* Extremely high levels of radiation (10 million times normal) appeared to be a reporting error and had been retracted by Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO). Nevertheless, high levels of radiation remain inside the nuclear power plant but pose danger only to the emergency workers.