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Piñol is new NFA Council chairman, HUDCC moved to OP

Sep 19, 2018 - 7:25 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte takes away Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr's supervision over 3 agencies

Manny Pinol Secretary, Department of Agriculture June 25, 2018 Photo by DARREN LANGIT

LIST: Foreign aid for Philippines after Typhoon Ompong

Sep 18, 2018 - 11:17 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Here is a list of countries and international organizations donating to the Philippines after Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut)

TYPHOON OMPONG. Workers clear debris on September 16, 2018, from a landslide after Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) in Baguio City. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Roberto Fung Kuan, founder of Chowking, dies aged 70

Sep 17, 2018 - 10:56 PM

Robert Kelvin Kuan, Roberto's son, shares the news of his father's death over the weekend in a Facebook post

Duterte offers NFA post to Army chief Bautista

Sep 16, 2018 - 3:33 PM

(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte wants Army chief Rolando Bautista to rationalize the 'idiotic' structure of the National Food Authority

NEXT NFA ADMINISTRATOR? Lieutenant Rolando Bautista, chief of the Philippine Army, was previously the overall ground commander in Marawi City. File photo by Rappler

Deconstructing Filipino food the Laudico way

Sep 15, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Chef Rolando Laudico and wife Jacqueline release 'Chef Laudico Flips Out,' a cookbook that documents the delightful ways they have reinvented classic Filipino recipes

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Replacing NFA's Jason Aquino not enough, say senators

Sep 11, 2018 - 9:25 PM

'More needs to be done to arrest the rising prices of rice,' says Senator Francis Pangilinan

Duterte replacing NFA administrator Jason Aquino

Sep 11, 2018 - 4:45 PM

The embattled NFA administrator asked to be relieved because he is 'tired,' says President Rodrigo Duterte

NFA Administrator Jason Aquino on Sept 3, 2018 during a budget hearing of the agency in Congress. Photo by Darren Langit/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

This app lets you buy and sell home-cooked meals in the BGC area

Sep 10, 2018 - 8:23 PM

Have you tried this app out?

Rice prices jump to new highs in 4th week of August

Sep 10, 2018 - 8:45 AM

Cheap rice from the National Food Authority once again fails to bring prices down

Reorganize NFA Council, include agriculture dept – Villarin

Sep 03, 2018 - 8:15 PM

Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin says agencies like the Bureau of the Treasury and Department of Finance should be booted out of the National Food Authority Council

NFA Administrator Jason Aquino during congress hearing on the 2019 proposed budget of the agency on September 3, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Duterte won't fire Piñol, NFA's Aquino over rice crisis

Sep 02, 2018 - 4:00 PM

'Maybe the laws are weak or are unenforceable. All we have to do is to improve on those laws, not necessarily fire people,' says President Rodrigo Duterte

RICE CRISIS. President Rodrigo Duterte says he will not fire Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol, National Food Authority chief Jason Aquino, and other officials over the rice crisis. Screenshot from RTVM

[OPINION] Solving our 'unli' rice crisis

Sep 01, 2018 - 9:30 PM

If only half of the energy and focus given to the drug war were given to agriculture and rice production, we would already be better off

[OPINION] Are we food secure?

Sep 01, 2018 - 9:45 AM

We leave this to you not as a question, but a call to action

NFA declares Thai rice shipment in Albay 'bukbok-free'

Aug 31, 2018 - 5:55 PM

NFA-Bicol director Henry Tristeza leads a taste test of the fumigated rice which will be distributed all over Bicol region

TASTE TEST. NFA Bicol director Henry Tristeza samples cooked rice taken from the fumigated NFA rice shipment from Thailand on August 31, 2018. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

House probe sought into NFA’s alleged misuse of rice funds

Aug 31, 2018 - 10:18 AM

The Makabayan bloc also wants the House agriculture and food committee to probe the NFA’s failure to procure 124,969 metric tons of rice in 2017

NFA RICE. Workers pile sacks of rice in a National Food Authority warehouse. File photo by Jay Directo/AFP

Singapore bid for UN street food honor sparks culinary clash

Aug 30, 2018 - 4:08 PM

'When you talk about hawkers, Singapore is not the only one to have hawker culture,' says Malaysian chef Redzuawan Ismail

HAWKER CULTURE. Singapore is home to countless hawker centers such as this one in Tiong Bahru, where food stalls serve various local dishes at affordable prices. File photo by Amanda Lago/Rappler

NFA chief faces graft complaint for misusing rice funds

Aug 30, 2018 - 2:05 PM

(UPDATED) The National Food Authority denies there was diversion of funds, saying that the money of the agency is 'in good hands'

Senate hearing on NFA Rice on March 15,2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Senators want NFA chief Aquino fired over rice crisis

Aug 29, 2018 - 12:40 PM

Senators Francis Pangilinan and Paolo Benigno Aquino IV call for a Senate investigation into the rice crisis in Zamboanga City, among others

Senate hearing on NFA Rice on March 15,2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

McDonald’s Philippines Launches “Go Hire Day”

Aug 27, 2018 - 4:44 PM

Food service giant harnesses the opportunity to boost local employment brought by continuous growth and expansion

Suppliers to pay for fumigation of bukbok-infested rice

Aug 27, 2018 - 11:45 AM

National Food Authority Spokesperson Rex Estoperez says imported rice is safe to eat after weevils are smoked out

SAFE. NFA Spokesperson Rex Estoperez assures consumers that weevil-infested rice will be safe to eat after fumigation. Photo by DARREN LANGIT


#AskTheTaxWhiz: Common violations in the food service industry

Aug 24, 2018 - 6:45 PM

The Philippine Tax Whiz talks about the top violations of food businesses and the compromise penalties

Rappler Eats: Sentro 1771 is where tradition and innovation converge

Aug 21, 2018 - 11:00 AM

With already an established name in the Philippine culinary scene, Sentro 1771 knows very well the right mix to stay on top

Senators slam agencies over high inflation

Aug 16, 2018 - 9:55 PM

Senator Sherwin Gatchalian says they have to assess how the implementation of the tax reform law should proceed in 2019, given the 'slow' pace of measures to help the poor

INFLATION. Senator Sherwin Gatchalian during the Senate hearing on the TRAIN Law on August 16, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler


NFA's diversion of funds to loans caused rice shortage – COA

Aug 08, 2018 - 1:47 PM

For state auditors, the NFA could actually do away with imports if it just uses the funds to boost and buy local rice

Newly imported NFA rice is back at the Kamuning Public Market in Quezon City on June 26, 2018. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Planning to franchise a food cart business?

Aug 08, 2018 - 11:00 AM

The Philippine Tax Whiz explains the taxes you need to pay when you franchise a business

[OPINION] Can government deliver us from runaway inflation?

Aug 08, 2018 - 10:04 AM

Half of the recent inflation can be explained by food prices alone. This is crucial since the poor spend a larger share of their incomes on food.

Where’s our Coca-Cola? Fast food chains still offer iced tea

Aug 03, 2018 - 2:32 PM

(UPDATED) Coca-Cola FEMSA clarifies, saying it is 'optimistic' it will stabilize the supply of Coke Original taste 'in the next few weeks'

LOOK: Cebu Pacific's new in-flight, pre-order meal selection

Jul 30, 2018 - 5:50 PM

The offerings include Filipino cuisine classics as well as more modern dishes

Ruqxana Vasanwala: Sharing her love for food and all things Singaporean through cooking

Jul 26, 2018 - 1:15 PM

With Cookery Magic, Ruqxana whips up a uniquely Singaporean food experience for everyone

Yellow robots deliver snacks to homes in China

Jul 23, 2018 - 8:04 AM

To get a delivery via the 'little yellow horse,' the customer selects the desired products, taps in the address and pays via their phone

ROBOT DELIVERY. A woman picks up groceries delivered by a Zhen Robotics delivery robot at a residential compound during a demonstration of the robot in Beijing. Photo by Greg Baker/AFP

Prize-winning Los Angeles food critic Jonathan Gold dead at 57

Jul 22, 2018 - 6:42 PM

The only food critic to win journalism's most prestigious prize, the Pulitzer, Gold succumbed in hospital to pancreatic cancer.

ACCLAIMED. Award-winning Los Angeles Times food critic Jonathan Gold pictured on May 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for SiriusXM/AFP

WATCH: What was it like to work a fast food counter in the ‘80s?

Jul 21, 2018 - 7:30 AM

Three former McDonald's employees tell us why they took the jobs – and why they chose to stay long after

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

FAST FACTS: How Philippines' first food bank works

Jul 19, 2018 - 9:06 PM

Housed in Taguig, the Good Food Grocer feeds families in informal settlements and children in day care centers

The food bank offers an array of choices from partners. Photo from Rise Against Hunger Philippines

Bicycle riders join delivery app Foodpanda's fleet

Jul 13, 2018 - 4:21 PM

The on-demand food delivery app says it has introduced over 100 bike riders to its fleet, which also currently employs about 1,000 motorcycle riders

5 spicy food challenges to try with your friends

Jul 02, 2018 - 5:01 PM

Can you handle the heat?

Jung Hae-in reenacts lines from 'Something in the Rain'

Jul 02, 2018 - 3:00 PM

The Korean actor shares to Rappler his favorite lines from the drama

'SOMETHING IN THE RAIN.' Korean actor Jung Hae-in shares to Rappler his favorite lines from his most recent drama. Photo by Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Jung Hae-in makes Filipinos smile in 1st fan meeting

Jul 01, 2018 - 12:46 PM

#TeamBahay? Don't worry, we got you covered.

CHILDHOOD MEMORIES. Jung Hae-in talks about some of his childhood memories during his fan meeting in Manila. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Mission volunteers accuse police of blocking food aid for Boracay residents

Jun 30, 2018 - 10:22 PM

Some 29 volunteers from mission groups were supposed to distribute food packs to Boracay residents affected by the closure, says Rise Up Aklan provincial coordinator Kim-Sin Tugna

BLOCKADE? Humanitarian groups accuse Boracay police of blocking relief goods to be brought to the island resort. Photos by Inoue Jaena and Angie de Silva/Rappler

Korean actor Jung Hae-in excited to meet 'cheerful' Filipino fans

Jun 30, 2018 - 9:11 AM

He also talks about how he prepared for his scene-stealing role as Han Woo-tak in 'While You Were Sleeping'

Jung Hae-in fanmeeting in Manila. Photo by Rappler

Filipino-owned food delivery app, Delivery Guy, launched

Jun 28, 2018 - 7:37 PM

The new service will take on Singapore's Honestbee and GrabFood, and Germany-based Foodpanda

DELIVERY GUY. The service has a sleek, world-class presentation – a must if it's to compete with global brands. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


GrabFood now on soft launch in the Philippines

Jun 27, 2018 - 3:07 PM

The service's delivery fee is P49, with no minimum order

GRABFOOD. Grab launches its food delivery service. Screenshot from Grab


DOJ indicts George Sycip over Alliance records row

Jun 25, 2018 - 7:51 PM

It is a reversal of a 2017 DOJ resolution that earlier cleared George Sycip and other executives of Alliance Select Foods International

INDICTED. The Department of Justice finds probable cause to indict George Sycip and other Alliance executives of violation of the Corporate Code. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Brian Cu: Grab driver cancellations down by 50%

Jun 24, 2018 - 6:15 PM

Grab Philippines country head Brian Cu says they have addressed the 'root causes' of unwanted driver behavior

BETTER SERVICES. Grab Philippines country manager Brian Cu says they have addressed the root causes of unwanted driver behavior. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Rice prices soar as Duterte marks 2nd year in office

Jun 24, 2018 - 5:04 PM

Poor families suffer for almost half of the year, as they are left with no choice but to buy regular and well-milled rice

Rappler Eats: Sagana grounds French flavors in Filipino roots

Jun 24, 2018 - 1:00 PM

Chef Marc Aubry seeks to introduce the French concept of 'terroir' to Filipinos

ONLY THE FRESHEST. Sagana takes a very down-to-earth approach to French cuisine. Rappler photo

COA orders 9 NFA provincial offices to return P6M in grocery allowances

Jun 17, 2018 - 8:45 PM

The Commission on Audit junks the appeals of National Food Authority provincial offices, saying that the allowances were released in 2012 without presidential approval

REFUND. COA is ordering officials and emplooyes of 9 NFA provincial offices to return P6-million food and grocery incentives they paid themselves in 2012.

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, June 14, 2018

Jun 14, 2018 - 9:54 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Thursday.

FLOODED. People cross a flooded intersection in Manila, August 19, 2013. Photo by Rappler

Bad weather stalls NFA rice distribution

Jun 12, 2018 - 5:43 PM

National Food Authority spokesperson Rex Estoperez says rice imports from Thailand and Vietnam have been stuck in the ports for 9 days