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U.N. to double food aid to Yemen

Nov 09, 2018 - 1:20 PM

Yemen is in the grip of the world's worst hunger crisis as government troops backed by a Saudi-led coalition battles Huthi rebels

MALNUTRITION. A Yemeni woman shows a child suffering from malnutrition to doctors at a treatment center in a hospital in Yemen's northwestern Hajjah province, on October 25, 2018. Photo by Essa Ahmed/AFP

Grab launches food service, brings 'Crave City' to BGC

Nov 07, 2018 - 10:27 PM

The service is available in Metro Manila and is currently being tested in Cebu City and Mandaue in Cebu with over 4,000 restaurants to choose from

DELIVERY SERVICE. Grab officially launches GrabFood in Taguig. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Economic team urges agriculture dept to solve food supply problems

Nov 06, 2018 - 6:05 PM

The government's economic team says the Department of Agriculture must improve farmers' productivity to bring food prices down

FOOD PRICES. The government's economic team urges the Agriculture Department to implement reforms. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

With mobile app, pharmacy logbooks to go digital by 2020

Nov 04, 2018 - 7:45 PM

Information from the electronic Drug Safety System developed by startup mClinica may help authorities fight outbreaks and understand the underlying causes of diseases

NEW TECHNOLOGY. A pharmacist takes a picture of a customer's prescription using the electronic Drug Safety System. Screenshot from mClinica

IN PHOTOS: Jollibee opens in Manhattan, New York

Oct 31, 2018 - 12:32 PM

The famous bee’s first store in Manhattan has got Chickenjoy fanatics in NYC buzzing

Groups urge government to 'immediately' pass Zero Hunger Bill

Oct 26, 2018 - 10:45 AM

Many Filipinos are no longer able to afford food that would properly nourish themselves and their families, says FIAN Philippines president and National Food Coalition convener Aurea Teves

HUNGER. FIAN Philippines, the National Food Coalition, along with farmers and fishermen groups, call on the government to act urgently to eradicate hunger in the country by 2030 by passing the proposed Zero Hunger Bill or the Right to Adequate Food Framework Bill. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

LIST: Tricks and treats for Halloween 2018

Oct 26, 2018 - 8:00 AM

Enjoy this spooky holiday with some sweet eats and fun events

PUMPKIN SPICE LATTE. The fall favorite from the US is now available in the Philippines for a limited time. Photo courtesy of Starbucks Philippines

Why we love bread

Oct 22, 2018 - 12:40 PM

The perfect bread is made of the finest ingredients – and certain precious things that can’t be seen or touched

'RH Bill Story' launch: Fight for reproductive rights continues

Oct 21, 2018 - 8:58 PM

Marilen Dañguilan, a medical doctor trained in policymaking, launches her book 'The RH Bill Story: Contentions and Compromises'

BOOK LAUNCH. Marilen Dañguilan launches her book 'The RH Bill Story: Contentions and Compromises.' Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

DILG: Attack on FDA convoy shows talks with Sison 'futile'

Oct 21, 2018 - 9:20 AM

'When you offer peace with your left hand but shoot with your right hand...that's the height of duplicity,' says DILG Officer-in-Charge Eduardo Año

CRIME SCENE. The tailing police vehicle accompanying the convoy of Food and Drug Administration chief Nela Charade Puno is barraged with bullets. Photo from Bicol Police

FDA chief not target of ambush, says Camarines Sur top cop

Oct 18, 2018 - 6:50 PM

'Hindi nila alam na andoon si FDA [chief]. Nagkataon lang na nando'n,' says Camarines Sur police chief Senior Superintendent Reynaldo Pawid

SAFE. FDA chief Director General Nela Charade Puno escapes an ambush allegedly executed by the New People's Army. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

PNP: Someone may have leaked FDA chief's convoy route

Oct 18, 2018 - 2:56 PM

'Either may nag-leak 'yan na may ganyang movement, lalong lalo na may VIP na involved,' says Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde

CRIME SCENE. The tailing police vehicle accompanying the convoy of Food and Drug Administration chief Nela Charade Puno is barraged with bullets. Photo from Bicol Police

FDA chief's convoy ambushed in Camarines Sur

Oct 18, 2018 - 12:40 PM

(UPDATED) At least 3 cops are killed and 3 others wounded, while Food and Drug Administration chief Nela Charade Puno is unharmed, police say

CRIME SCENE. The tailing police vehicle of FDA chief Nela Charade Puno is left bloodied by the gunfire. Photo from Bicol Police

LOOK: Megan Young is ambassador for #ZeroHunger

Oct 18, 2018 - 12:15 PM

The actress and former Miss World titleholder lends her support to the Department of Agriculture and the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization

[OPINION] Securing our fisheries to ensure food security

Oct 16, 2018 - 3:00 PM

Destructive human activities and climate-related disasters have tipped our marine ecological balance to a point where urgent measures are needed to prevent a food security crisis

AFTER A HARD DAY'S WORK. Municipal fishers at the fish landing in Mercedes, Camarines Norte. Photo courtesy of Jason Houston/Rare

IN PHOTOS: Southeast Asia's first Bandai Namco VR gaming facility in Manila

Oct 14, 2018 - 9:10 PM

VR gaming and choice food options in one spot? Sign us up.

French health watchdog wants to ban sunbeds

Oct 11, 2018 - 2:00 AM

'We recommend banning all activities linked to artificial tanning,' says Olivier Merckel, an expert at the Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety

CAUSES CANCER. In this file photo taken on July 31, 2009, a young woman lies on a sunbed or tanning bed in Santiago. Photo by Martin Bernetti/AFP

Duterte wants Chinese-Filipino businessman to head NFA

Oct 09, 2018 - 9:07 PM

A Chinese-Filipino who has been in the rice business for 'maybe 20 years' may soon be named National Food Authority administrator by President Rodrigo Duterte

Imported rice from Vietnam has arrived and are being unloaded and being readied for distribution at the NFA Warehouse in Quezon City. People have been lining up in NFA outlets waiting for supplies to sold at the markets. September 4, 2018. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

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

There is no such thing as forever – even with rice

Oct 07, 2018 - 11:00 AM

We can diversify a lot more when it comes to what we should eat

Goodbye bukbok? Gov’t to inspect imported rice before shipment to PH

Oct 03, 2018 - 5:15 PM

A Department of Agriculture-National Food Authority team will check rice shipments at the source, to ensure the quality of the imported grains to be sold to Filipino consumers

[OPINION] Food for thought: Hungry for change

Oct 03, 2018 - 9:33 AM

Please, before we say that we should not politicize food, consider this fact: literally everything we put in our mouths is political, and we haven't even started talking about sex

[OPINION] With rice tariffication, what happens to food security?

Sep 30, 2018 - 4:20 PM

Philippine agricultural performance from 1995 to the present has been dismal, if not catastrophic

London to taste Jollibee's Chickenjoy starting October 20

Sep 26, 2018 - 1:40 PM

Jollibee will open its first London branch in the district of Earl's Court, a central hub of the Filipino community there

'Rice tara-ffication?' Hontiveros bares Jason Aquino's corruption in NFA

Sep 25, 2018 - 9:37 AM

Senator Risa Hontiveros says former NFA chief Jason Aquino is at the 'center' of the supposed 'massive' corruption

Department of Budget and Management Assistant Director Jane Abella answers questions of Sen. Franklin Drilon at the senate budget hearing of the Department of Health. September 17, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

After Piñol slams rice imports, PH to import 1 million MT of rice in 2019

Sep 24, 2018 - 9:45 PM

Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol previously said the Philippines would have a rice problem if the country relied on imports to meet demand for the staple

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