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LOOK: Senators take a sip of alcopops during alcohol tax hearing

Aug 20, 2019 - 5:05 PM

Alcopops have an alcohol content of 7%, yet they're packaged like a juice drink for children. A senator says the packaging needs to change.

Pia Cayetano wants 'alcopops' out from stores, repackaged

Aug 16, 2019 - 3:03 PM

The Department of Finance wants to raise the total excise tax of a particular alcopops brand from P1.30 per pack to P8. But Senator Pia Cayetano first wants a repackaging of the alcoholic drink.

PULL OUT. Senator Pia Cayetano wants 'Alcopops' to be pulled out from store shelves. Photo from Cayetano's office

Smoothie Saturdays: Mango banana

Jul 27, 2019 - 2:36 PM

This is the perfect mid-afternoon pick-me-up

Mango banana smoothie

Smoothie Saturdays: Carrot celery

Jul 27, 2019 - 11:25 AM

Make this smoothie part of your skincare routine!

Rising alcohol drinking in China, India boosts global booze binge – study

May 09, 2019 - 10:55 AM

A study by The Lancet reports that the world consumed 10% more alcohol per adult in 2017 than in 1990, due in large part to heavier and more widespread drinking in China and India

LOOK: Starbucks offers 4 new summer frappucino flavors and food items

Apr 06, 2019 - 2:02 PM

Who's up for a Mixed Berry Frappe with Pomegranate Pearls, Triple Mocha, or a Red Velvet Cake drink?

LOOK: Cool down with Starbucks' new cold craft beverages

Feb 17, 2019 - 9:24 AM

Which of these limited edition Starbucks coffee drinks are you thirsty for?

LOOK: HK's Hui Lau Shan is coming to Manila in February 2019

Dec 08, 2018 - 9:03 AM

Hong Kong's Hui Lau Shan, which uses Philippine mangoes in its treats, is expanding to the Philippines early next year

MANGO DRINKS. Hong Kong's Hui Lau Shan's famous mango desserts and drinks are finally coming to Manila. All photos by Aika Rey/Rappler

House seeks alcohol tax increase to fund universal health care

Nov 26, 2018 - 6:05 PM

The proposed tax hike gets the approval of the House of Representatives on 2nd reading

ONE MORE SHOT? Lawmakers want to increase the excise taxes on alcoholic products. Photo from Shutterstock

Know your beer: A social butterfly’s guide to premium brews

Nov 07, 2018 - 1:34 PM

What to drink and when to drink it

The coffee lover's guide to single-origin coffee

Oct 31, 2018 - 6:30 AM

From Ethiopia, Nicaragua, Colombia, Indonesia to India, it's the single-origin coffee guide you’ve bean waiting for!

Here's everything you can eat and drink at Starbucks for the holidays

Oct 27, 2018 - 7:00 PM

If you're not feeling the holidays yet, perhaps these dishes and drinks will do the trick

SWEET CHRISTMAS. The Snowy Cranberry White Mocha is Starbucks' new holiday beverage. Photo by Amanda Lago/Rappler

It's happening: Starbucks Philippines to offer the pumpkin spice latte

Oct 18, 2018 - 9:11 AM

A fall favorite in the fall-less Philippines? Why not.

The beer guide to save your life

Oct 14, 2018 - 11:50 AM

There's no denying the role this alcoholic treasure plays in almost every culture in the world

BEER GUIDE. Enjoy that refreshing drink – sans the confusion. Image from Shutterstock

LIST: Where to get a fresh cup of coffee for under P100 in Metro Manila

Oct 04, 2018 - 5:30 AM

Which affordable coffee find do you have a latte love for?

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Excise tax on sugar-sweetened beverages

Oct 03, 2018 - 11:00 AM

The Philippine Tax Whiz answers questions about excise tax on sugar-sweetened beverages

Former classmate says Trump court nominee lied about his drinking

Oct 02, 2018 - 2:43 PM

Chad Ludington, a North Carolina State University professor, says Brett Kavanaugh was 'belligerent and aggressive' when he drank

DEFENSE. Supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on September 27, 2018. File photo by Andrew Harnik/AFP

Coca-Cola looking at cannabis-infused drinks

Sep 18, 2018 - 8:49 AM

Coca-Cola says it is is 'closely watching the growth of non-psychoactive CBD (cannabidiol) as an ingredient in functional wellness beverages around the world'

Benguet town imposes drinking ban during Typhoon Ompong

Sep 14, 2018 - 2:58 PM

Three-day liquor ban prevents loss of lives and injuries says La Trinidad mayor

Emperador launches 3 new The Bar variants for the new ‘GINeration’

Sep 12, 2018 - 10:00 PM

Think gin is a tito drink? You have to try these.

How to really drink whisky

Sep 11, 2018 - 7:45 PM

A master blender suggests one way to appreciate a glass of whisky

WHISKY CONNOISSEUR. Chivas Regal's Custodian Master Blender Colin Scott shares how one can enjoy whisky. Photo courtesy of Chivas Regal

LOOK: Flat Whites, a Caramel Cinnamon Cookie Latte coming to Starbucks Philippines

Sep 06, 2018 - 11:06 AM

A new core drink and new limited edition drinks both for all Starbucks branches and Starbucks Reserve – details and prices here!

PepsiCo taps healthier drinks market with SodaStream deal

Aug 21, 2018 - 2:55 PM

PepsiCo and arch-rival Coca-Cola have been diversifying away from their mainstay sodas in part to counter the onset of anti-obesity sugar taxes around the world

Teetotallers, like big drinkers, more prone to dementia – study

Aug 02, 2018 - 1:33 PM

The research also finds that – among moderate drinkers – wine consumption correlated with a lower risk of dementia than beer or spirits, such as whiskey, gin or vodka

LIQUOR. A file photo of a liquor store in Glasgow. Photo by Andy Buchanan/AFP

LOOK: Starbucks PH’s yogurt frappuccinos will chase rainy day blues away

Jul 20, 2018 - 3:03 PM

The drinks will be available in Starbucks stores beginning July 24

Duterte wants health warnings on sugary drinks

Jun 20, 2018 - 1:50 PM

Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez says his department will coordinate with the Food and Drug Administration to finalize implementation of President Rodrigo Duterte's order in the next few months

Taxes on sugary drinks hurt sari-sari stores – survey

Apr 19, 2018 - 4:40 PM

A Nielsen study shows consumers have been drinking less sugary drinks and even taking items out of their grocery baskets, as prices rose with the implementation of the tax reform law

PRICE HIKES.The retail price of a one-liter bottle of Coca-Cola, for instance, is projected to increase to P43 from the current P31, due to the tax reform law. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

Saudi OFW allegedly forced by employer to drink household bleach

Apr 16, 2018 - 1:51 PM

The DFA says Agnes Mancilla, an OFW in Saudi Arabia, 'remains in serious but stable condition' after her employer allegedly made her swallow household bleach

Why we drink beer

Feb 22, 2018 - 6:10 PM

What is it about beer that makes it a staple in almost every Filipino inuman?

5 ombre Starbucks drinks that will pretty up your Instagram feed

Feb 17, 2018 - 5:04 PM

Including a new purple drink that’s the heart-eyes emoji in a cup

Prices of McDonald's drinks could go up due to tax reform

Jan 15, 2018 - 12:50 AM

The exclusive franchise holder of McDonald's in the Philippines says it is thinking of ways to balance the impact of the newly-enacted tax on sugar-sweetened beverages

HIKE IN SODA? Golden Arches Development Corporation is thinking of ways to balance the impact of the newly-enacted tax on sugar-sweetened beverages on its business and its customers. Photo from McDonald's Philippines website

Bohol town ordinance penalizes trouble-making drunkards

Dec 30, 2017 - 10:04 AM

Trinidad town's new ordinance aims to promote public health and to 'discipline people who are habitual drunkards and who cause detrimental act to public morale and safety'

ANTI-DRUNK LAW. Local officials of Trinidad in Bohol want less incidents caused by drunkenness in their town. Photo from Pixabay.com

Locally is a delightful trip through local flavors

Dec 19, 2017 - 3:51 PM

The country's fruits are now made into locally manufactured drinks everyone can try

IN PHOTOS: Starbucks PH's 2018 planner

Oct 28, 2017 - 8:35 PM

Plus a look at Starbucks' new Christmas drink, the Vanilla Nougat Latte!

Starbucks Planner 2018

5 times Baron Geisler made headlines

Oct 17, 2017 - 10:16 PM

Here are some of Baron Geisler's more controversial moments

Duterte wants arrest for loiterers, people who drink in public

Sep 20, 2017 - 12:35 PM

'Hulihin mo at ikulong ninyo. Tutal may PAO naman bukas magpa-release, eh di sige,' says President Rodrigo Duterte

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the opening ceremony of the 6th Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) Accredited National Convention of Public Attorneys at the Tent City in Manila Hotel, Manila on September 18, 2017, reiterates that he will remain steadfast in his campaign against illegal drugs, crime and corruption. Also in the photo are Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio and Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Tax on sugary drinks? Nutritionists say they help poor meet dietary needs

Aug 31, 2017 - 3:22 PM

Senator JV Ejercito suggests imposing the tax based on the drink s sugar content not volume

ANTI-POOR? A bill pending in Congress proposes to impose a P10 tax per liter of sugar sweetened beverage. File photo by Justin Sullivan/AFP

Cobra Ironman 70.3 organizers to assist family of dead competitor

Aug 08, 2017 - 1:30 PM

Sunrise Events Inc will assist the family of Eric Nadal Mediavillo who died of cardiac arrest during the swim leg of this year s Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70 3 Philippines competition in Cebu

TRAGEDY. A triathlete in the 45-49 age category died tragically during the swim leg of the race. File photo from the Cobra Ironman Facebook

Triathlete dies at Cobra Ironman race in Cebu

Aug 06, 2017 - 9:20 PM

Eric Nadal Mediavillo aged 47 went into cardiac arrest during the swim leg of the race and was declared dead on arrival at a nearby hospital

TRAGEDY. A triathlete in the 45-49 age category died tragically during the swim leg of the race. File photo from the Cobra Ironman Facebook

Reed completes Ironman 3-peat, Watkinson is new female champ

Aug 06, 2017 - 7:23 PM

Tim Reed wins the Cobra Ironman 70 3 Philippines for the third straight year

Reed goes for third straight Ironman 70.3 Philippines title

Aug 03, 2017 - 6:53 PM

Five time women s champ Caroline Steffen will not race after announcing her pregnancy

TITLE DEFENSE. Australia's Tim Reed leads the pack ahead of this weekend's Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70.3 Philippines. File photo by Russell Pintor

Here’s where you can drink on the cheap in fancy BGC

Jul 15, 2017 - 11:24 PM

These affordable drinking spots serve wine, beer, and tequila

MILLENNIAL HAUNT. The Instagram-worthy exteriors make Early Night? popular among the 20-something set. Photo from Facebook.com/earlynightph

Unlocking Metro Manila’s best kept hangout spots

Jun 27, 2017 - 7:53 PM

Know where you can enjoy the best booze and grub around the Metro

U.S. teen dies of caffeine overdose

May 17, 2017 - 9:40 AM

Before Davis Allen Cripe collapsed he drank a cafe latte a large Diet Mountain Dew and an energy drink say authorities

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 23, 2017

Mar 23, 2017 - 11:08 AM

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New menu for school canteens? Here's what DepEd wants kids to eat

Mar 22, 2017 - 9:45 PM

A department order lists strategies that will promote healthy diets and positive eating behaviors in public schools as well as DepEd offices nationwide

FOOD. Processed food like hotdogs are sold at the Pangantucan Central Elementary School. File photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

LOOK: This is the Santa Hat frappe, the new Starbucks Christmas 2016 drink

Oct 26, 2016 - 12:13 AM

Two kinds of whipped cream? Yes please Plus the toffee nut and peppermint mocha drinks are back

Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Cebu Ironman 70.3 Asia Pacific Championship hosting tops survey

Sep 21, 2016 - 1:06 PM

The Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70 3 Asia Pacific Championship held in Cebu last month receives an overall satisfaction rating of 87 9

Green is in at Resorts World Manila’s Matcha Festival

Sep 19, 2016 - 1:56 PM

Throughout September Resorts World Manila is hosting the country’s first Matcha Festival with a culinary world tour of matcha inspired and matcha infused dishes

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