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GrabFood expands to Iloilo

Jan 23, 2020 - 4:46 PM

The GrabFood expansion to Iloilo comes right on time for the city's Dinagyang Festival

NOW IN ILOILO. Iloilo City residents may now avail of Grab's food delivery service. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

LIST: 8 meal delivery services to help get that diet started

Jan 22, 2020 - 8:00 AM

Whether you're on a vegan, ketogenic, low-calorie or high-protein diet, these meal delivery services can help make your health-conscious life easier!

Adobo: The Filipino staple that’s never quite the same

Jan 19, 2020 - 6:00 PM

'Adobo Queen' Nancy Reyes-Lumen lets Rappler in on the beauty of adobo – the Filipino national dish made different in every home

A record 45 million people need urgent food aid in southern Africa – U.N.

Jan 16, 2020 - 8:54 PM

'This hunger crisis is on a scale we’ve not seen before and the evidence shows it’s going to get worse,' World Food Programme regional director Lola Castro says

FOOD AID. Schoolchildren from Ankileisoke Primary School eat lunch, offered by the World Food Programme's Under-nutrition Prevention Programme, in the Amboasary-South district of southern Madagascar, on December 14, 2018. File photo by Rijasolo/AFP

New Jollibee Petron SLEX Southbound store is leveling up its customer experience

Jan 15, 2020 - 2:07 PM

Jollibee’s 1200th store is innovating with a dual-lane drive-thru, food conveyor belts, self-order kiosks, cashless transactions, and much more

LOOK: Jollibee opens new branches in U.S. and Canada

Jan 03, 2020 - 6:46 PM

Long lines welcome the opening of the new Jollibee stores in Chandler, Arizona; and in Regina in Saskatchewan, Canada

JOLLIBEE IN SASKATCHEWAN. Philippine fast-food chain Jollibee draws long lines of customers for its milestone opening in Saskatchewan, Canada. Photo courtesy of Jollibee

Lambanog that killed 8 in Laguna tests positive for high levels of methanol

Dec 25, 2019 - 1:32 PM

The samples contain 11.4% to 18.2% methanol, a toxic amount of the substance

LAMBANOG POISONING. Patients from Rizal, Laguna rest at the Emergency Room of Philippine General Hospital on December 23, 2019. Around 8 individuals are reportedly dead after drinking lambanog and experiencing stomach ache and vomiting. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

LOOK: You can get Pei Pa Koa drinks at this dessert cafe

Dec 23, 2019 - 1:26 PM

We're still not sure about how to feel

LOOK: These 7 milk tea-flavored treats are for the milk tea-obsessed

Dec 22, 2019 - 1:00 PM

From wintermelon donuts, milk tea cheesecake, and milk tea bingsu – it's 2019, and we still can't get enough of milk tea!

LOOK: Enjoy fresh sashimi delivered to your doorstep from this stall in Cubao

Dec 21, 2019 - 12:30 PM

There's nothing fishy going on here – just trays of fresh salmon, tuna, and uni sashimi at affordable prices from JAAM Seafoods Trading

These 10 food tray delivery services can help you survive the Holiday rush

Dec 16, 2019 - 6:00 PM

'Tis the season for holiday potluck parties, broken diets, and a whole lotta food!

First impressions, photos, prices: Panda Express in Manila

Dec 10, 2019 - 3:10 PM

Here's what you can expect from Panda Express' first Manila branch – the complete menu, prices, and their classic dishes!

Doorstep delivery: Order fresh fruits and veggies online through these 5 shops

Dec 08, 2019 - 8:00 AM

Adding fresh fruits, veggies, and herbs to your cart has never been easier, thanks to these 5 online gulay shops

LOOK: CoCo now serves iced coffee with pearls, salty cream

Dec 07, 2019 - 12:05 PM

Go loco over CoCo's 4 new iced coffee creations!

LOOK: You can try out a hummus shake at this BGC resto

Dec 06, 2019 - 1:26 PM

This sweet, plant-based protein shake is great for vegans and non-vegans alike! Would you try it?

LOOK: Get nostalgic over Chuckie soft-serve ice cream from The Lost Bread

Dec 04, 2019 - 5:21 PM

Did you miss your chocolatey buddy?

Your body and the planet

Dec 01, 2019 - 12:00 PM

What is good for your body is good for the planet

Dishing the basics: Your quick guide to Southeast Asian cuisine

Nov 30, 2019 - 12:06 PM

Who's up for some pad thai, nasi goreng, pho, or satay? Check out other popular Southeast Asian dishes here!

Where to get unlimited wings in Metro Manila

Nov 28, 2019 - 7:11 PM

Unlimited wings? Cluck yeah!

Local bakery Manu Mano makes sourdough pandesal, Auro salted tablea brownies

Nov 26, 2019 - 4:27 PM

Ready to get that bread? Local, artisanal, and freshly-made by hand every day are Manu Mano's pandesal, loafs, and baguettes, all made from sourdough!

SEA Games 2019 organizers ignored NCMF offer on halal food

Nov 26, 2019 - 8:41 AM

'I had warned them about this scenario re: halal food during the interagency meeting for the SEA Games back in September and offered the assistance of the NCMF. We were ignored,' says NCMF

LOOK: Nutella All Day Breakfast Truck is in Metro Manila

Nov 22, 2019 - 11:29 AM

Nuts for nutella? Hop on the Nutella All Day Breakfast Truck for classic breakfast items paired with your fave hazelnut spread!

[OPINION] How can we challenge capitalism?

Nov 20, 2019 - 2:15 PM

How far would boycotting products and sympathizing with workers really take us?

Año on Vico Sotto backing arrested workers: 'Don't take sides'

Nov 19, 2019 - 3:14 PM

'Hanggang hindi pa tapos ‘yung case, dapat we stay neutral on the ground,' said Interior Secretary Eduardo Año

STAY NEUTRAL. Interior Secretary Eduardo Año said that while local chief executives are responsible for maintaining peace and order, they must remain neutral on the ground. Photo by Gerard Carreon/Rappler

Regent Foods: We won’t be cowed by Vico’s 'threats'

Nov 19, 2019 - 12:50 PM

'The Mayor’s mind is already made up on an unjust quid pro quo,' says the snack manufacturer as it refuses to heed Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto's call to drop charges against some striking workers

Arrested laborers freed after Vico Sotto helped them post bail

Nov 19, 2019 - 7:59 AM

(UPDATED) With a cut in pay for a 16-hour shift that barely gives them time to eat or pee, the striking workers tell Rappler how it is to live with dangerous packing machines

FREE AGAIN. Detained Regent Food Corporation workers walk out of the Pasig City Police headquarters with their supporters after Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto helped raise money to bail them out on November 18, 2019. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

'They're not criminals': Vico Sotto backs arrested workers in labor strike

Nov 17, 2019 - 12:26 PM

'These people are not criminals. They are fighting for what they believe to be just,' says Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto in defending workers who held a strike against Regent Foods Corporation

WITH WORKERS. Vico Sotto sides with arrested workers in a labor dispute with Regent Foods Corporation. Rappler screenshot.

Mang Inasal marks a milestone anew with opening of 600th store

Nov 15, 2019 - 5:01 PM

The newest branch is located at J.P. Laurel National Highway Purok 1 Barangay Tambo Lipa City, Batangas

WATCH: 'McDeliverBack' is a tribute to the unsung heroes of delivery service

Nov 15, 2019 - 12:06 PM

From water delivery services to couriers and food aggregators— McDonald’s acknowledged the hard work of all kinds of delivery riders

GrabFood celebrates 1st anniversary in the Philippines with ‘One Big Handaan’ - the biggest online feast of 2019

Nov 15, 2019 - 11:09 AM

Promos include P1 delivery, 40% discounts, P111 vouchers, special merchant deals, and flash sales

LOOK: Here's what's going to be on the Panda Express Manila menu

Nov 15, 2019 - 9:06 AM

Orange you glad you'll be getting your orange chicken fix (and more) very soon?

Jollibee to operate Tim Ho Wan in China

Nov 14, 2019 - 12:50 PM

Jollibee and its foreign partner will be investing $13 million to operate and expand the Tim Ho Wan brand in China


Pasig court charges 23 in Regent Foods picket dispersal

Nov 09, 2019 - 7:31 PM

(UPDATED) At least 20 union workers of Regent Foods Corporation, two Defend Job Philippines members, and a bystander are charged with physical injury, resistance and disobedience, and alarm and scandal

ARRESTED. Police on November 9, 2019 arrested union workers at the Regent Food Corporation. Photo by Defend Job Philippines

POPS Burgers: Underrated goodness

Nov 09, 2019 - 9:30 AM

What make a really good 100% angus beef burger? Just ask Pops – Katipunan's secret gem.

DOF not too keen on taxing salty products

Nov 08, 2019 - 5:20 PM

'Meron diyang food labeling types of intervention.... So nandoon palang ‘yung usapan, wala pang specific proposal para dito sa panukalang ito,' says Finance Assistant Secretary Tony Lambino

STUDYING. Finance Asec Tony Lambino says the government is still studying the proposed 'asin' tax. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

After sugary drinks, DOH eyes tax on salty food

Nov 01, 2019 - 1:38 PM

(UPDATED) Philippine health officials mull over the measure following a recent report that Filipinos consume far more salt than the World Health Organization recommendation

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Guilt-free food to try at this all vegan festival

Oct 22, 2019 - 1:56 PM

VegFest Pilipinas 2019 is happening on November 16-17 at the BGC Arts Center

#HustleEveryday: 5 food delivery services for your next office potluck

Oct 22, 2019 - 7:30 AM

Be the star of your next potluck party with ready-to-eat food trays delivered to your doorstep – a change from the usual spaghetti and barbecue!

Despite having enough food, humanity risks hunger 'crises' – report

Oct 19, 2019 - 12:06 AM

According to a UN report, a key obstacle is unequal access: while some people throw away food they buy too much of, others cannot afford or find the nutrition they need

Pope Francis warns overeating 'avenue of personal destruction'

Oct 17, 2019 - 11:55 AM

Pope Francis cites the 'distorted relationship between food and nutrition' has left almost 700 million people overweight, 'victims of improper dietary habits'

Pope Francis addresses his weekly audience in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican on June 6, 2018 .  TIZIANA FABI / AFP

Century Pacific to bring Philippine tuna, coconuts to Russia

Oct 15, 2019 - 6:00 PM

The maker of Century Tuna inks supply deals with top Russian food firms


Filipino is part of winning team in IBM Food Waste Developer Challenge

Oct 14, 2019 - 3:02 PM

Justin Banusing of the University of Washington is part of FreShip, which uses smart containers to monitor food freshness and makes that data available for bidders to buy the food, helping prevent waste


IN PHOTOS: Glorietta 4's Food Choices section reopens, shows off new look and menu

Oct 13, 2019 - 2:00 PM

Glorietta's OG food court just got a makeover!

Erik Matti among directors for HBO Asia special series on food

Oct 08, 2019 - 12:22 PM

The director is one of 8 directors in 'Food Lore'

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Here's where Panda Express is opening in the Philippines

Sep 30, 2019 - 12:19 PM

They didn't say, however, when the first branch is opening

HELLO, PANDA. Panda Express will be opening in the Philippines soon. Photo courtesy of JFC and Panda Express

Adulting 101: The beginner’s guide to the world of tea

Sep 29, 2019 - 3:00 PM

Need a steep-by-steep guide to the world of tea? Here's the tea on everything you need to know

39 Chinese workers in Cavite hospitalized for 'food poisoning'

Sep 26, 2019 - 7:10 PM

Police say the Chinese workers reportedly complained of 'abdominal pain' after they ate at the 'in-house canteen' of the company where they worked

Lawmakers want extra P15B for NFA to buy palay from local farmers

Sep 19, 2019 - 4:04 PM

The amount will be for the ‘exclusive and urgent’ procurement of at least 750,000 metric tons of palay from local farmers at the farmgate price of P20 per kilogram

RICE CRISIS. DA Secretary William Dar makes a surprise inspection on stalls selling NFA rice at the San Andres Market in Manila on September 13, 2019. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Food is no free lunch

Sep 15, 2019 - 11:00 AM

If we knew more about more kinds of foods and their impact, then we could make better individual and community judgments as well as national policies that will affect our food security

Cutting back on caffeine? Here are 5 alternatives to coffee

Sep 08, 2019 - 11:02 AM

Need a boost of energy even without coffee? Here are 5 tasty, healthy substitutes that'll help you get through the day!