PHILIPPINES: Free milk program delivers food poisoning scare
Scores of elementary schoolchildren needed medical treatment for a suspected food poisoning outbreak after consuming free milk provided through a programme to counter malnutrition. The programme, which was launched in 1996 and funded by Senate President Franklin Drilon and his wife, provides milk to malnourished children in public schools in the remotest villages in the Philippines. The milk cartons carry the name "Senate President Franklin M. Drilon".
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