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Hog industry wants pork imports restricted to block African swine fever

Mar 20, 2019 - 7:15 PM

Stakeholders question why there is plenty of buffer stock, saying that the Philippines should only import what it needs

BAR ENTRY. While fearing for the possible entry of pork infected with the African Swine Fever, hog industry stakeholders are also calling for the importation ban to protect local hog raisers. Image from Shutterstock

Rice inventory up in February 2019 from a year ago

Mar 14, 2019 - 2:20 PM

Rice stocks grow by 19.24% in February 2019 compared to the same month in 2018

Workers stacks sacks of rice inside the NFA warehouse in Quezon City on February 19, 2019. Officials of the National Food Authority lamented on Tuesday the 'definite' layoffs in the agency following President Rodrigo Duterte's signing of the Rice Tariffication Law. The law, which will replace the present quotas on rice imports with taxes, removes the NFA's power to import and distribute cheaper grain, leaving it with the sole task of buying grain from farmers to maintain buffer stocks, said agency administrator Tomas Escarez. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Oops: Kare-kare, lechon, and crispy pata are the real placers in 'Best Dishes In The World' 2019 list

Mar 12, 2019 - 12:15 PM

Sorry adobo, but kare-kare, lechon, and crispy pata deserve their limelight, too

Stakeholders' inputs included in amended rice tariffication law IRR

Mar 06, 2019 - 6:26 PM

Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol says the government listened to some of the proposals of rice industry stakeholders

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

NFA to halt regulatory functions on March 5

Mar 04, 2019 - 5:15 PM

The National Food Authority will immediately stop its regulatory functions as soon as the rice tariffication law takes effect

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

Consumer advocate proposes lowering SRPs for rice

Feb 27, 2019 - 5:15 PM

Laban Konsyumer president Victorio Dimagiba says suggested retail prices for rice should not be completely removed

Consumers line up to buy rice at the Commonwealth market in Quezon City on February 18, 2019. According to the DTI rice prices can be lowered to from P2 to P7 per kilo after the Rice Tariffication Law was enacted and signed by President Duterte last week. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

U.N. reaches aid warehouses on Yemen frontlines, seeks $4.2B

Feb 26, 2019 - 6:49 PM

(UPDATED) 'I have just received a piece of good news. Finally, it was possible for us to reach the Red Sea Mills,' says UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

YEMEN AID. A general view shows the Red Sea Flour Mills on the eastern outskirts of Hodeida as Yemeni pro-government forces continue to battle for the control of the city from Huthi rebels on November 14, 2018. Photo by Saleh Al-Obeidi/AFP

FDA permanently revokes Dengvaxia's certificate of product registration

Feb 19, 2019 - 3:23 PM

It will thus be illegal to import, sell, or distribute Dengvaxia in the Philippines

DENGUE VACCINE. The FDA permanently revoked the certificate of product registration of Dengvxia, which means its sale will be unlawful in the Philippines. File Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Moro food basics: Pastil

Feb 10, 2019 - 7:00 PM

'When a pastil has been sealed, it’s been sealed with our love for one another'

Images courtesy of McMorrie Bidara

COA: 'Dire necessity' not an excuse for unauthorized cash perks

Feb 03, 2019 - 3:55 PM

The Commission on Audit maintains that National Food Authority personnel in Cagayan Valley must return P2.3 million in food and grocery incentives given in 2012

LIST: Where to take Balikbayans for good Filipino food in Metro Manila

Jan 29, 2019 - 6:30 PM

For people craving a taste of home

Spice up your weekend with an Indian food feast

Jan 21, 2019 - 6:34 PM

Get those appetites ready for the Indian Food Festival 2019 on Sunday, January 27, at BGC

WATCH: Liza Soberano proves her love for sinigang in new video

Jan 18, 2019 - 6:11 PM

The actress tries 5 different kinds of sinigang

SINIGANG LOVER. Liza Soberano tries to guess different kinds of sinigang in a new video. Screenshot from Black Sheep on YouTube

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

North Korea admits farming failures amid food shortages

Dec 27, 2018 - 2:30 PM

United Nations agencies estimate that 10.3 million people in North Korea are in need of humanitarian assistance

FOOD PRODUCTION. This file photo shows farms and farm houses near the shores of the River Taedong, close to the port of Nampho in South Phyongan Province of North Korea in April 2011. AFP photo

Better together: the right food recommendations for the right moments

Dec 23, 2018 - 2:43 PM

Don’t deny it, food makes everything better.

Sulu gets first outside investment with food and beverage company

Dec 14, 2018 - 7:21 PM

In a historic first, Sulu Food and Beverage Corporation is the first outside investment for the archipelagic province to register with the Regional Board of Investments

FIRST OUTSIDE INVESTMENT. The ARMM Regional Board of Investment's approval of the Sulu Food and Beverage's application to register a project with the agency is a first for the province. Graphic by Raffy De Guzman

North Korea food production down in 2018 – U.N. body

Dec 13, 2018 - 3:17 PM

Rice and maize are the North's main staples, but rice output is expected to be below average because of erratic rains and low irrigation supplies

FOOD PRODUCTION. This file photo shows farms and farm houses near the shores of the River Taedong, close to the port of Nampho in South Phyongan Province of North Korea in April 2011. AFP photo

Mang Inasal: where ‘solb’ eaters feast

Dec 12, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Mang Inasal’s 500th store showcases a design that considers customer convenience, production efficiency, and an aesthetic sense that gives a provincial, homey grillery vibe

The Pinoy vegan’s essential guide to surviving the holidays

Nov 26, 2018 - 8:51 AM

Going vegan for the holidays? Yes, it can be done

PLANT-BASED NOCHE BUENA. The holidays are extra-challenging for Pinoy vegans. Photo from Shutterstock

Alleged distributor of fake medicines arrested in Manila

Nov 25, 2018 - 12:15 PM

P1.2 million worth of counterfeit medicines are also seized from the suspect, mostly versions of popular over-the-counter drugs

Philips says #NothingBeatsHealthyEats in nationwide campaign for healthier food choices

Nov 22, 2018 - 3:51 PM

The campaign is motivating every Filipino to cook their all-time favorite dishes through healthier and easier ways

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