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Rappler's latest stories on Philippines food


'Stay safe': Netizens help warn public vs Cosmic Carabao Gin

Jul 09, 2019 - 11:09 AM

(3rd UPDATE) 'Don't try something that can possibly cost you your life,' says one concerned netizen

FDA orders Shopee, Lazada to stop online sale of medicines

Jun 14, 2019 - 12:16 PM

The Food and Drug Administration says the sale of drug products online places 'the lives of the general public in danger and at risk'

Grab adds 12 restaurants in its food delivery menu

Jan 08, 2019 - 7:55 PM

Here are the international and homegrown food chains now part of GrabFood

TOP ORDERED. Milk tea is among the top ordered food on Grab. Photo courtesy of Grab Philippines

Rising food prices may worsen child malnutrition in PH

Oct 09, 2018 - 5:49 PM

Rapid inflation and misconceptions on what to feed children would aggravate the 'very high' levels of child malnutrition in the Philippines, says UNICEF

NUTRITION. Child malnutrition has been a problem among several Filipino households for years, official statistics show. File photo by Fritzie Rodriguez/Rappler

Businessmen say inflation 'manageable,' but gov't must act now

Sep 11, 2018 - 2:30 PM

Businessmen urge policy makers to revise certain policies, especially now that the causes of inflation are identified

How home gardens can help fight malnutrition

Jul 19, 2018 - 9:38 PM

According to the National Nutrition Council, food gardening may be an answer to the problem of hunger and malnutrition

Duterte declares April 'Filipino Food Month'

Apr 17, 2018 - 7:27 PM

Proclamation 469, signed in mid-April 2018, seeks to promote culinary tradition and treasures to be 'appreciated, preserved, and promoted to ensure their transmission to future generations'

Wingstop takes the flavor further with Flavor Invasion promo

Oct 19, 2017 - 2:18 PM

The flavor company gives its loyal fans another chance to sample the store’s different flavors while getting instant rewards along the journey

19 Filipino companies join world's biggest food trade fair

Oct 15, 2017 - 1:19 PM

Find out which Filipino favorites participated in Anuga 2017, the world's biggest food trade fair

Metro Manila residents dine out twice a day – Nielsen report

Aug 12, 2017 - 12:15 PM

Based on the Nielsen Foodie Report 2017 the most popular among diners are quick service restaurants convenience stores neighborhood bakeries or bakeshops and eateries

Po family buys Hunt's license from Gokongweis

May 02, 2017 - 5:30 PM

While the Gokongwei group s Universal Robina focuses on its main brands Po family led Century Pacific forays into branded categories outside its core segments of marine meat and milk

CHANGING TASTES. Century Pacific is acquiring Hunt's license from the joint venture between Gokongwei-led Universal Robina and ConAgra Foods, North America's giant packaged food company. Image of Hunt's Pork & Beans from Hunt's official website

Jollibee to set foot in Europe

Apr 03, 2017 - 3:37 PM

The Filipino fast food giant plans to open its first Europe store in Italy where around 200 000 Filipinos reside

HELLO, EUROPE! Jollibee has been planning to go to Europe given the growing population of overseas Filipinos and Filipino migrants in that region. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Senate bill: Restaurants must donate excess food to charities

Jul 24, 2016 - 4:45 PM

The proposed Zero Food Waste Act seeks to improve the state of food security in the Philippines

epa01769192 A Filipino couple try to feed their children as they share a bowl of rice at a roadside in an urban poor district of Quezon City, east of Manila, Philippines 22 June 2009. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimates that world hunger could reach a historic high in 2009, with 1.02 billion people going hungry every day. The FAO reports that poor communities have less access to food due to lower income, rising unemployment and rising prices of food resulting from the world economic crisis. EPA/ROLEX DELA PENA

WATCH: Senate hearing on Kidapawan drought protest

Apr 20, 2016 - 2:51 PM

Watch the recording of the Senate hearing on the Kidapawan protest on Wednesday April 20

15 hours, 10 restaurants: Here's everything we ate in the ultimate food trip

Feb 23, 2016 - 9:31 PM

UPDATED Sisig dumplings truffle rice stuffed lechon and more – check out what you can eat on a food trip that drops by Pampanga Binondo and BGC

BURO AND HITO. Fermented rice and catfish rolled up in mustard leaves – chef Sau del Rosario suggests rolling these up like sushi and eating them with your hands. Photo by Vernise L. Tantuco

After Dubai, Binalot plans to expand in Asia

Feb 02, 2016 - 12:40 PM

Armed with a beefed up menu and steady following Binalot plans to increase its franchise owned stores in the coming years

WIDER REACH. Binalot is actively seeking more foreign franchisees where there is a large Filipino community. Photos from Binalot media relations

Netizens: What travel spots, local food #APEC2015 delegates should try

Nov 18, 2015 - 9:56 PM

What travel and food recommendations would you like to share?

Tacurong, the city of goodwill (and great eats!)

Nov 07, 2015 - 10:34 AM

My recent visit to the City of Goodwill brought me to places where locals usually dine Let s take a look at these great eats as well as the beautiful locations

FESTIVITIES. Participants wear colorful costumes during the Talakudong 2015 streetdancing competition. Photo by Ping Zerrudo

What causes food insecurity in the PH's poorest provinces?

Nov 03, 2015 - 7:32 PM

Families in the Philippines poorest provinces cite inadequate income and lack of a job as reasons why they experience hunger

What hunger, nutrition issues should 2016 candidates tackle?

Aug 07, 2015 - 12:51 PM

The 2016 elections agenda should also cover issues related to the problem of malnutrition and hunger in the Philippines

epa03825137 A Filipino mother (L) with her baby begs for money at an elevated pathway in Paranaque city, south of Manila, Philippines, 15 August 2013. A new report based on a survey by private national pollster Social Weather Stations (SWS) conducted from June 28 to 30, 2013, revealed that more Filipinos still considered themselves as 'food-poor'. Fourty nine percent of the Filipino respondents considered themselves as poor, equivalent to an estimated of 10.4 million households. EPA/FRANCIS R. MALASIG

Costa Coffee brings London-style caffeine culture to PH

Aug 02, 2015 - 2:30 PM

I cannot dislodge the economic power of the US here But through coffee it’s easy says British Ambassador to PH Asif Ahmad on UK s Costa Coffee presence in the country

Photos by Shadz Loresco/Rappler Photos by Shadz Loresco/Rappler

'Significant progress' in food security seen in PH – FAO report

May 29, 2015 - 1:51 PM

Despite this progress the country still faces extreme challenges of malnutrition and hunger

PH ranks 72nd in 2015 Global Food Security Index

May 26, 2015 - 3:29 PM

The 2015 Global Food Security Index rates the country s performance in achieving food security as moderate

IMPROVING? The Global Food Security Index rates the Philippine performance on food security as moderate. File photo by Rolex Dela Pena/EPA

Can an early warning system help end hunger?

Apr 09, 2015 - 4:46 PM

The EWS FNS is a food security information system that can empower communities to immediately identify hunger and malnutrition problems in their areas

What are the top 20 food products consumed by Filipinos?

Mar 28, 2015 - 3:44 PM

The latest Food Consumption Survey reveals that among the top 5 are rice salt cooking oil coffee and sugar

COMMON. The FCS results show that the top 20 commonly consumed food products by Filipinos remain unchanged.

What climate change means to the world's hungry people

Dec 13, 2014 - 1:30 PM

Climate change threatens food security by destroying the already depleting resources of developing countries

SATING HUNGER. Children line up at a feeding program for informal settlers in Quezon City. File photo by Rolex dela Pena/ EPA

#BisayangDako: Are you Cebuano and proud?

Aug 08, 2014 - 5:16 PM

Cebuanos take over Twitter to celebrate their province s 445th founding anniversary sharing the food the places the expressions that make them unique and proud

Agripreneurs to youth: Get your feet wet in agribusiness

Jul 26, 2014 - 3:45 PM

Student attendees of the Go Negosyo summit are encouraged to try agribusiness in aid of the country’s agriculture and food security concerns

6 food trends to boost the Philippine dining landscape

Jun 12, 2014 - 7:15 PM

Mixing food and travel is the next big thing for restaurant owners – and a great gateway to new discoveries for passionate travelers

House bill seeks to end hunger in 10 years

Feb 04, 2014 - 4:41 PM

The bill seeks to establish a comprehensive framework to ensure the right of every Filipino to access adequate food at all times

FOOD FOR ALL. Rep. Barry Gutierrez presents the Right to Adequate Food Bill during an anti-hunger mobilization organized by the National Food Coalition at the House of Representatives. Photo courtesy of Barry Gutierrez's Facebook Page

Food for thought: Where does our food come from?

Oct 16, 2013 - 10:16 AM

Join our Hangout on October 16 in partnership with Oxfam in celebration of International Rural Women s Day and World Food Day

World Food Expo 2013: Food paradise

Aug 01, 2013 - 8:44 PM

Here is the schedule of events for the remaining days of the expo

ACTION FIGURE CAKES. Nope, we're not in a Komikon — this is an actual cake. All photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Jollibee targets 500 stores in China by 2014

Jun 28, 2013 - 8:25 PM

Homegrown food giant Jollibee Corp is aiming to boost its footprint in China to 500 stores from the current 400

CHINA INVASION. Jollibee Corporation plans to boost its presence in China on the back of strong growth. Photo by Aya Lowe/Rappler

The practice of mindful eating

May 15, 2013 - 11:05 AM

Many things are lost in distracted meal times Only the stomach is satisfied but the soul is not enriched by the physical nourishment our bodies receive

TEA CEREMONY. A demonstration of the ritual of making tea. Photos by Ime Morales

Rice self-sufficiency target pushed back

Mar 19, 2013 - 7:55 PM

The government still intends to import some 187 000 metric tons of rice in 2013

NO IMPORTS. The Philippines aims to have no more rice imports by 2014. Photo by AFP

FDA bans 6 whitening products

Mar 16, 2013 - 4:46 PM

The Food and Drug Administration says the products contain excessive levels of mercury

Gov't boosts food supply in Tawi-Tawi, Sulu

Mar 11, 2013 - 8:20 PM

Filipinos affected by the deadly standoff in Sabah have fled to these provinces

RICE FOR REFUGEES. The government is sending more rice and other food items to Tawi-Tawi, Sulu and Basilan for returning Filipinos and refugees from Sabah. Photo by AFP

What are the top products Filipinos buy?

Nov 13, 2012 - 2:45 PM

Nielsen Philippines bares the top 50 Consumer Packaged Goods CPG that Filipinos buy the most

US food exports to PH up 500% since 2003 - USDA

Oct 30, 2012 - 1:53 PM

United States food exports have exploded by more than 500 since 2003 says the USDA

Insects are untapped livestock, says expert

Oct 16, 2012 - 5:28 PM

Insects and unknown indigenous plant species could be part of tomorrow s diet Julian Cribb author of The Coming Famine says

China attractive market for Philippine coffee

Sep 09, 2012 - 4:19 PM

Due to increasing coffee consumption China becomes an attractive market for Philippine coffee