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San Miguel may battle with Asahi, Kirin over Vietnam brewer Sabeco

Apr 04, 2017 - 8:45 PM

The Philippines most diversified conglomerate will participate in the public bidding for the sale of an 89 59 stake in Sabeco which will be conducted by the Vietnamese government

TAPS THE KEG. San Miguel is not the only brewer that has set it sights on Sabeco. Nikkei Asian Review reports that Asahi and Kirin are also interested. Rappler file photo

India's highways run dry after court liquor ban

Apr 01, 2017 - 9:47 PM

Liquor shops are now banned from operating within a range of 500 meters from India s highways where 17 traffic accident deaths occur every hour

LIQUOR BAN. LIQUOR BAN. India's ban on liquor shops along highways takes effect April 1. Photo from Wikipedia.

Drug against alcoholism works, researchers claim

Mar 18, 2017 - 7:39 AM

According to the UN s World Health Organization 3 3 million deaths around the globe every year are the result of harmful alcohol use – almost 6 of all deaths

Ben Affleck confirms rehab for alcoholic addiction

Mar 15, 2017 - 11:13 AM

‘I want my kids to know there is no shame in getting help when you need it and to be a source of strength for anyone out there who needs help but is afraid to take the first step ’ Ben says

HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 10: Actor Ben Affleck attends the premiere of Warner Bros Pictures' "The Accountant" at TCL Chinese Theatre on October 10, 2016 in Hollywood, California. Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images/AFP

Addiction is a crisis, not a character flaw – US surgeon general

Nov 17, 2016 - 4:50 PM

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy: We must help everyone see that addiction is not a character flaw – it is a chronic illness that we must approach with the same skill and compassion with which we approach heart disease diabetes and cancer

Iraq booze ban sparks political backlash

Oct 24, 2016 - 1:00 AM

A provision banning the sale import and production of alcohol is sneaked into a measure approved by the Iraqi parliament

An Iraqi man buys liquor from a closed shop, that is selling illegaly through a window, in the capital Baghdad on October 23, 2016. Iraq's parliament on October 22, voted to ban the sale, import and production of alcohol, in a surprise move likely to anger some minorities but also to please influential religious parties. / AFP PHOTO / SABAH ARAR

Woman screams in pain during caning in Indonesia's Aceh

Oct 17, 2016 - 8:28 PM

6 couples were found guilty of breaking Islamic laws that ban intimacy such as touching hugging and kissing between unmarried people

SHARIA LAW. Religious officers bring an Acehnese youth onstage before a public caning event as punishment for dating outside of marriage, which is against sharia law, outside a mosque in Banda Aceh on August 1, 2016. File photo by AFP/CHAIDEER MAHYUDDIN

Afghanistan burns 5 tons of drugs, alcohol in single blaze

Oct 16, 2016 - 11:45 PM

The country s national drug use rate stands at 11 one of the highest in the world according to the United Nations

Exercise may offset health risks of drinking – study

Sep 08, 2016 - 11:45 PM

While there are no firm conclusions researchers say the results provide an additional argument for the role of physical activity in promoting health

Beer pong: China's Ma drinks to table tennis glory

Aug 01, 2016 - 12:36 PM

The world’s top ping pong player Ma Long is working on his nerves under pressure by drinking a new secret substance: booze

CHEERS. China's Ma Long, seen here at the ITTF World Tour Japan Open table tennis tournament in June 2016, is drinking booze to help calm his nerves for competitions. KAZUHIRO NOGI / AFP

CloseUp concert tragedy: Paalala sa tamang paggamit ng gamot

Jun 13, 2016 - 6:25 PM

Panawagan ng maraming grupo ngayon na gawing legal ang mga ipinagbabawal na gamot upang higit na mapangasiwaan ang paggamit nito

CONCERT DRUGS. The National Bureau of Investigation shows journalists samples of illegal drugs normally confiscated at rave parties. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

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Jun 07, 2016 - 8:02 PM

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Malaysia to raise drinking age to 21

Jun 01, 2016 - 5:49 PM

The new threshold goes into effect on December 1 2017 along with a new requirement that manufacturers add warnings on the health dangers of alcohol consumption to their product labels

Drunk and woke up naked: Was I raped?

May 29, 2016 - 2:38 PM

She blacked out from alcohol and woke up in her hotel room the next morning with blood everywhere

12 dead after buying, drinking homemade alcohol

May 17, 2016 - 4:01 PM

Police said they were still investigating what the bootleg liquor contained

BOOTLEG ALCOHOL. This picture taken on February 7, 2016 shows materials allegedly used to make bootleg alcohol that killed several people in Sleman. AFP PHOTO / AFP PHOTO / STR

Christian woman caned in Indonesia for selling booze

Apr 13, 2016 - 12:49 PM

It was the first time someone from outside the Islamic faith has been punished under strict religious laws

CANED. Two sharia policewomen help a woman after she received a caning for breaking Islamic law during a public punishment in Banda Aceh on March 1, 2016.  FILE PHOTO BY AFP/CHAIDEER MAHYUDDIN

Mango lager? India's thirst for craft beer grows

Apr 06, 2016 - 10:05 PM

Indians who consume 425 million cases of beer a year are developing their own craft beers

In this photograph taken on March 31, 2016, Head Brewer at The Biere Club, Rohit Jairam Parwani tastes craft beer at the microbrewery in Bangalore.  India's version of craft brewing is seeing scores of thirsty tipplers sample everything from coconut stout to mango lager, as tastes mature in a country that has traditionally only downed strong liquor "to get a kick". / AFP PHOTO / Manjunath Kiran / TO GO WITH AFP STORY INDIA-ECONOMY-BEVERAGE-BEER BY TRUDY HARRIS

Goodbye vodka? Russians toast craft beer revolution

Apr 05, 2016 - 6:00 PM

Craft beer gains ground in Russia as drinkers tastes become more fancy and young Russians learn to make beer themselves

A man looks at a bottle of beer in the shopping area of a craft beer bar in Moscow on February 15, 2016. Bearded hipsters and bespectacled 20-somethings sip pale ales and dark stouts at Garden Beer, one of Moscow's new craft beer bars serving "made in Russia" brews to an increasingly discerning clientele. While the craft beer revolution swept North America and Western Europe years ago, Russia is now catching up at a time when it is trying to shrug off a vodka-swilling reputation.   / AFP / Vasily MAXIMOV / TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY ANAIS LLOBET

#PugadBaboy: Culinary arts

Mar 05, 2016 - 5:00 AM

26 die after drinking homemade alcohol

Feb 08, 2016 - 2:31 PM

Most of the victims are believed to be students

Rum for all seasons: 5 easy cocktail recipes to try

Feb 06, 2016 - 7:56 AM

Make every occasion special with these delicious mixes that you can make yourself

Holiday hangovers: What happens to us when we get drunk

Dec 21, 2015 - 1:35 PM

So this Christmas drink only if you’re feeling festive and maybe switch out the gin for some eggnog

#PugadBaboy: Life is short

Nov 28, 2015 - 5:00 AM

Healthcare, telco, water are most trusted industries – survey

Oct 23, 2015 - 5:51 PM

The 2015 PH Trust Index survey shows that trust in businesses is heavily driven by how companies treat their employees

MOST TRUSTED. The healthcare industry has been the most trusted industry since 2012, according to EON's 2015 Philippine Trust Index survey. Photo from Shutterstock

Smoking, alcohol, obesity tar Europe's bill of health – WHO

Sep 23, 2015 - 6:32 PM

While Europeans are living longer than ever before increases in life expectancy and declines in premature mortality may flatten off if the 3 big lifestyle risk factors are not dealt with a senior WHO director says

Salt, unsafe sex and booze: lifestyle killers on the rise

Sep 11, 2015 - 11:53 AM

A recent study shows that high blood pressure – which is easily diagnosed and readily treated – was the top health risk in 2013 contributing to 10 4 million deaths

How poverty affects street children psychologically

Aug 08, 2015 - 8:00 PM

To break the cycle of poverty the first step is to admit that poverty is also psychological

Photo by Amelie van den Brink

AC/DC's Phil Rudd denies breaking booze ban

Aug 03, 2015 - 10:50 AM

The 61 year old drummer is under an alcohol ban as one of the conditions of an 8 month sentence of home detention

Mumbai toxic alcohol deaths reach 100

Jun 22, 2015 - 9:30 PM

The death toll from India s latest case of mass bootleg liquor poisoning rises to 100 as authorities in Mumbai pledge to crack down on the illicit trade

POISON. Relatives carry the body of Maan Singh, who died after consuming of poisonous liquor, during his funeral in Mumbai, India, 20 June 2015. Photo by Divyakant Solanki / EPA

Death toll from Mumbai liquor poisoning rises to 90

Jun 21, 2015 - 1:04 AM

The latest incident is the worst case of its kind to be recorded in Mumbai since 2004 when around 100 people died

HOMEBREW. Indian men unload so-called country-made liquor crates near a country-made liquor shop in Calcutta, Eastern India on October 23, 2013. File photo by Piyal Adhikary/EPA

Toxic liquor kills 33 in Mumbai

Jun 19, 2015 - 3:48 PM

The victims start falling ill on Wednesday morning after consuming the illicit moonshine

HOMEBREW. Indian men unload so-called country-made liquor crates near a country-made liquor shop in Calcutta, Eastern India on October 23, 2013. File photo by Piyal Adhikary/EPA

Crowdfunding asteroid blasters, Youtube Gaming, anti-drunk driving cars | SciTech4u

Jun 19, 2015 - 9:14 AM

And a review on LG s new flagship smartphone the G4

In transport technology: anti-drunk driving cars and a Boeing's vertical take-off

Jun 17, 2015 - 4:40 PM

In transport technology: No more drunk driving? And a jet taking off like a space shuttle?

7 Boracay bars and their beach booze specialties

May 23, 2015 - 2:02 PM

Boracay means partying on the beach and what s a beachside party without some delicious drinks?

San Miguel buys Ginebra’s non-alcoholic beverage assets

May 04, 2015 - 2:16 PM

The nearly P400M acquisition is in line with San Miguel Brewery’s plan to expand its hold in the non alcoholic beverage business

It's official: No more beer in Indonesian minimarkets

Apr 16, 2015 - 2:50 PM

Alcohol drinkers in the world s most populous Muslim majority country will either have to go to restaurants and bars or buy from groceries and supermarkets to get their fix

SCARCE. A tourist drinks beer at a beach in Kuta, Bali, on April 15, 2015, a day before a nationwide ban on beer sales in minimarkets and other small stores came into effect. Photo by Made Nagi/EPA

Iloilo councilor wants to ban drinking alcohol in public

Apr 15, 2015 - 7:00 AM

To make the streets of Iloilo City safer a councilor wants to ban drinking alcoholic beverages on the sidewalk and public places

'Droplets on freshly poured beer' image courtesy Shutterstock

Indonesian Islamic parties propose alcohol ban

Apr 14, 2015 - 3:47 PM

UPDATED The new bill proposes a jail term of between three months and 2 years for anyone caught drinking alcohol

PROHIBITION. Minimarkets and other small stores in Indonesia can no longer sell beer starting April 16, 2015. File photo by EPA

Jakarta governor asks: What's wrong with beer?

Apr 06, 2015 - 8:45 PM

Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama warns that new restrictions on beer sales could lead to increased smuggling and consumption of tainted alcohol

PROHIBITION. Minimarkets and other small stores in Indonesia can no longer sell beer starting April 16, 2015. File photo by EPA

9 Indonesians die after drinking tainted alcohol

Mar 30, 2015 - 5:47 PM

Police say they consumed alcohol mixed with mosquito repellent

TAINTED BOOZE. A traditional home made liquor 'ciu' factory in Sukoharjo, Central Java. Dozens of Indonesians die every year after consuming drinks with toxic substances such as methyl alcohol and even mosquito repellent. Photo by Mohammad Ali/EPA

Black student hurt by white police sparks fresh US race debate

Mar 20, 2015 - 4:04 PM

Photos of Martese Johnson bleeding and footage of the arrest showing officers holding him to the ground spread quickly on social media

Light drinking isn't really a good thing – study

Feb 16, 2015 - 4:01 PM

An editorial of the British Medical Journal says the alcohol industry latched on the studies showing positive effects of alcohol to help advance their businesses

Mercy and compassion when it hurts the most

Jan 25, 2015 - 4:03 PM

My father has a bitter sweet mantra that he says to himself to stay sober: ‘Just for today I wont drink Bahala na bukas

The wRap Indonesia: Jan. 22, 2015

Jan 22, 2015 - 2:54 PM

5 bodies found near AirAsia fuselage Jokowi’s party accuses head of anti graft czar of playing with fire Indonesia bans sale of alcohol in mini markets and more

The Mitsubishi Outlander involved in the fatal car crash in Pondok Indah, South Jakarta, on Tuesday, January 20. Photo from TMC Polda Metro/Twitter

16M die from 'lifestyle' diseases yearly – WHO

Jan 19, 2015 - 7:36 PM

The epidemic resulting from diseases linked to lifestyle choices including diabetes and some cancers causes a much greater public health threat than any other epidemic known to man

In this file photo, an Indonesian man smokes a cigarette in Jakarta, Indonesia 12 September 2012. Bagus Indahono/EPA

Abortion, affairs top moral no-no’s for Filipinos – survey

Jan 14, 2015 - 10:00 AM

Pew Research Center surveys where the Philippines and 39 other countries stand on abortion extra marital affairs gambling pre marital sex divorce homosexuality drinking alcohol contraceptives

Working too hard can drive you to booze – study

Jan 14, 2015 - 8:13 AM

An overview of studies covering more than 400 000 people showed that individuals who exceed 48 working hours per week are likelier to consume risky quantities of alcohol researchers say

#PugadBaboy: Gamot-Jologs punchline 3

Dec 30, 2014 - 5:00 AM