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Tourism's GDP share rises in 2018 despite Boracay closure

Jun 10, 2019 - 7:50 PM

The number of jobs in the tourism industry also inches up by 1.8% to 5.4 million in 2018

Photo by Boy Ryan B. Zabal

IMF upgrades U.S. growth forecast but warns of rising risks

Jun 06, 2019 - 10:35 PM

The International Monetary Fund expects the United States economy to grow by 2.6% in 2019, but says the country must quickly resolve its trade war with China

Chinese shipping containers are stored beside a US flag after they were unloaded at the Port of Los Angeles in Long Beach, California on May 14, 2019. - Global markets remain on red alert over a trade war between the two superpowers China and the US, that most observers warn could shatter global economic growth, and hurt demand for commodities like oil. (Photo by Mark RALSTON / AFP)

IMF slightly lowers China's 2019 GDP growth forecast to 6.2%

Jun 05, 2019 - 7:20 PM

The International Monetary Fund points to China's trade war with the United States, warning that 'growth will suffer'

This picture taken on May 14, 2019 shows workers making clothes for export at a factory in Quanzhou in China's eastern Fujian province. (Photo by STR / AFP) / China OUT

7 videos to boost your productivity

Jun 04, 2019 - 5:39 PM

Here are 7 bite-sized videos to watch and share with your friends every day of the week

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China's U.S. tariff hike to target condoms, wine, pianos

May 31, 2019 - 11:05 PM

The move will cap a week that was marked by a heated war of words and Chinese threats to curb exports of rare earths, which are key to US tech industries

IN CHARTS: Rich Philippine regions get richer, poor ones barely improve

May 30, 2019 - 9:45 PM

The gap between rich and poor regions widens even more. To address this, the National Economic and Development Authority calls for higher spending on infrastructure and social services.

FDA orders recall of pork goods from countries with African swine fever

May 28, 2019 - 6:50 PM

As part of measures to ensure the Philippines remains free of African swine fever, pork products from countries hit by the disease will be pulled off the shelves

Photo from Shutterstock

Fisheries production inches up to 1.01 million metric tons in Q1 2019

May 16, 2019 - 3:55 PM

The Philippines posts higher fish catch within and outside municipal waters in the 1st quarter of 2019, but production from aquaculture goes down

Sardinella tawilis. Photo by Zeus Llanto/Rappler

Adjusted palay production for Q1 2019 down to 4.69 million metric tons

May 15, 2019 - 5:15 PM

The 1st quarter's seasonally adjusted rice production is lower compared to a year ago and the 4th quarter of 2018, but higher than anticipated by the Philippine Statistics Authority

Planting Rice - Jaen, Nueva Ecija. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

The cold will inherit the Earth

May 12, 2019 - 11:00 AM

It is not 'wealthy country warming' that is happening, but global warming. We all live in a planet that has been warming.

Philippine GDP growth drops to 4-year low in Q1 2019

May 09, 2019 - 10:03 AM

(3rd UPDATE) The Philippines posts only 5.6% growth in the 1st quarter of 2019, as the government's infrastructure projects hit pause due to the delayed national budget approval

Farm output growth slows to 0.67% in Q1 2019

May 08, 2019 - 8:30 PM

Though the Department of Agriculture said El Niño would have little effect on national production especially for rice, the dry spell does hurt 1st quarter production of the crops subsector

Farmers in North of Manila were looking forward to a good harvest this year . Pangasinan is the country’s third biggest rice producer, next to Nueva Ecija and Isabela provinces. But Farmers here was worried Price of palay.Photos by Mau Victa/Rappler

Veteran production designer Cesar Hernando dies

May 08, 2019 - 8:25 PM

Tributes pour in from his contemporaries in the industry

REMEMBERED. Cesar Hernando works on the set of Mike de Leon’s ’Citizen Jake’ in 2017. Photo from Facebook.com/CitizenJakeFilm

DTI fully launches online processing for product certifications

Apr 15, 2019 - 4:00 PM

The shift to online transactions for processing product certifications can also save businesses around P3,613 per application, says Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez

Alternative media groups file civil case amid cyberattacks

Mar 29, 2019 - 6:53 PM

'The magnitude, scope, and scale of the cyberattacks suggest that they were targeted, deliberate, and organized,' the complaint reads

Philippines, Hungary agree to boost agricultural trade, irrigation

Mar 27, 2019 - 7:10 PM

Aside from opening up the markets for agricultural products, Hungarian Agriculture Minister István Nagy says they are also eyeing to provide scholarships for agriculture students

STRONGER RELATIONS. The MOU between the Department of Agriculture and Hungary's Ministry of Agriculture is expected to cover better market access, scholarship opportunities, as well as technology and knowledge transfer. Photo from the Department of Agriculture.

Duterte on 2019 budget standoff: I won't sign anything illegal

Mar 11, 2019 - 9:05 PM

Faced with the further delay of the signing of the 2019 budget, President Rodrigo Duterte also warns of a 'slide' in economic growth

PARTNERS FOR PROGRESS, BROTHERS FOR PEACE. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and members of his cabinet hold an expanded bilateral meeting with Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and the members his delegation at the Malacañan Palace during the Malaysian Prime Minister's two-day official visit to the Philippines on March 7, 2019. Malacañang Photo

Pia Wurtzbach to star in 'offbeat' Black Sheep movie

Mar 07, 2019 - 11:11 AM

The beauty queen and actress says she dreams of playing a superhero one day

Philip Morris eyes insurance incentives in campaign for vaping products

Feb 15, 2019 - 12:01 PM

Philip Morris is seeking lower insurance rates for smokers who switch to their 'smoke-free' IQOS products

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Customs implements tighter watch over swine products

Feb 02, 2019 - 4:31 PM

The Bureau of Customs and the National Veterinary Quarantine Service reminds all passengers and importers of the ban from bringing in into the country pork products from 13 identified with outbreaks of the African Swine Fever

A butcher carrying a newly slaughter pig on his back for delivery at the Commonwealth Market in Quezon City on Monday, January 7, 2019. The Philippines has banned the entry of pork and pork-based products form China, Belgium, Hungary, Latvia, Poland, Romania, Russia and Ukraine, to prevent the spread of African swine fever in piggeries in the country, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol announced. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

DFA won't investigate passport deal, says Locsin

Jan 30, 2019 - 7:40 PM

'We're waiting for other bodies to do it,' says Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr

HOUSE PROBE. Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr speaks during a congressional briefing by the Department of Foreign Affairs on the passport processing on January 30, 2019. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Economic growth inches up to 6.1% in Q4, but misses 2018 target

Jan 24, 2019 - 10:06 AM

(UPDATED) While the GDP growth in 2018 misses the government's target, it does not come as a surprise to economists

EXPECTED TO MISS. The country's economic growth falls below government's target. Image from Shutterstock

First impressions, prices: Eco-beauty brand Love Beauty and Planet

Jan 16, 2019 - 6:45 AM

It’s a new brand that promises sustainable and ethical beauty products at an equally ethical price point – but does it deliver?

Images courtesy of Love Beauty and Planet

CES 2019: 10 most intriguing devices

Jan 15, 2019 - 7:26 PM

A smart toilet with Alexa built-in, a blood pressure monitor wearable, and virtual reality for your car – we’ve got you covered for all the cool tech at the CES 2019 show floor


Passport data intact, accessible to DFA – PH contractor

Jan 15, 2019 - 8:06 AM

APO Production Unit Inc chairman Michael Dalumpines says Philippine passport data is being kept intact at APUI's plant in Batangas, with DFA officers having 'full access' to it

OFW applicants inside POEA on August 29, 2017

A year in makeup: The best Filipino beauty collabs of 2018

Jan 01, 2019 - 7:00 AM

Which makeup products by your favorite celebs became your newly-found beauty essentials in 2018?

Agri suffers P2.73 million production loss due to Tropical Depression Usman

Dec 31, 2018 - 4:19 PM

P2.13 million of that amount is rice production

USMAN. Effects of Tropical Depression Usman are shown in this photo of the Sugod River in Albay. Photo by Mavic Conde/Rappler

Sphero discontinues Disney-licensed products

Dec 18, 2018 - 4:35 PM

Sphero says its Disney products would be labeled as legacy products, and stocks would no longer be replenished

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

Lea Salonga joins cast of Atlantis Theatrical's 'Sweeney Todd'

Dec 08, 2018 - 8:48 AM

Lea is set to play the role of Mrs Lovett

Xiaomi partners with IKEA for smart home lighting products

Nov 29, 2018 - 6:15 PM

The deal brings IKEA's full range of smart lighting products to the Xiaomi ecosystem


Prices, top picks: Innisfree in the Philippines

Nov 22, 2018 - 3:52 PM

Budget-conscious K-beauty fans, don't worry — there are A+ Innisfree products available for every budget

IN PHOTOS: K-beauty brand Innisfree's first Manila store

Nov 22, 2018 - 2:02 PM

Your favorite Korean roadshop brand is finally in Philippine shores

Greek silk road town finds itself back in fashion

Nov 18, 2018 - 3:00 PM

There is an air of revival in this dormant, isolated Greek town now that silk is again de rigueur on the world's most prestigious catwalks, and demand from designers for the luxurious fabric is rising

A woman shows silk cocoons at a silk fabric factory in the Greek northern town of Soufli on October 10, 2018. The small town of Soufli has been a key centre for Greek silk production since the 19th century. This was also the first area in Europe to rear silkworms after they were smuggled by Byzantine monks out of India in the 6th century AD. Silk, much of it homemade, has sustained the town of around 4,000 inhabitants for decades, although the number of factories has fallen.   ARIS MESSINIS / AFP

Japan economy shrinks in Q3 as natural disasters hit

Nov 14, 2018 - 10:48 AM

Gross domestic product for the July-September period has contracted 0.3% from the previous quarter, reversing growth of 0.8% in the April-June period

ECONOMY SHRINKS. Experts say a number of natural disasters in Japan dampened personal consumption, company investment and exports. File photo from AFP

3 'Final Fantasy XV' DLC cancelled as director leaves company

Nov 08, 2018 - 2:10 PM

Game director Hajime Tabata leaves following a statement from Square Enix reporting a loss of 3.73 billion yen

UNHAPPY ENDING. Final Fantasy XV's DLC production ends. Screen shot from livestream.

Philippine economy slows down to 6.1% in Q3 2018

Nov 08, 2018 - 10:03 AM

(UPDATED) This is lower than the revised 2nd quarter figure of 6.2%

Remember mini 4WD racing?

Oct 31, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Tamiya Mini 4WD racing undergoes a high-speed resurgence

A NEW GENEATION. Geek young and old converge at this race track. Photo by BJ David

Inflation up, GDP down: Economic managers revise PH outlook

Oct 16, 2018 - 3:30 PM

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III says they revised the economic outlook to reflect the 'very different world' we are living in now

[ANALYSIS] Why are petroleum products so expensive again?

Oct 03, 2018 - 12:48 PM

Maybe this is as good a time as any to rethink our country’s long-term relationship with oil

Department of Agriculture to invest P300 million in Bukidnon for vegetable production

Sep 27, 2018 - 10:03 PM

The investment aims to bring food supplies to the National Capital Region and stabilize food prices

HIGH-VALUE CROPS. Farm workers at the Dahilayan Agro Development Corporation pick strawberries Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Kris Aquino seeks 'justice' for apparent financial 'betrayal'

Sep 26, 2018 - 1:09 PM

The media mogul does not drop names, but says she was betrayed by someone she had 'complete trust and faith in'

KRIS AQUINO. The media mogul enlists the help of top lawyers to deal with apparent financial 'betrayal.' File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Duterte cuts red tape in importing agricultural products

Sep 25, 2018 - 12:32 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte signs Administrative Order No. 13, removing non-tariff barriers in the importation of agricultural products

IMPORTATION. President Rodrigo Duterte orders the cutting of red tape in importing agricultural products. File photo by AFP

10-centavo levy vs oil, petroleum tankers constitutional – SC

Sep 12, 2018 - 7:41 PM

The Supreme Court reverses an earlier decision by a lower court, saying oil tankers pose a larger risk to the environment in the event of an oil spill

Cigarette prices to increase more with passage of universal health care bill

Aug 15, 2018 - 5:35 PM

Health Secretary Duque says the increase in revenues from higher sin taxes will be a major source of funds for the universal health care law

FUNDS. A major source of funding for the proposed universal health care law will be revenue collected from the sin tax.

Congress to suspend session so Duterte can lower tariffs on fish, corn

Aug 13, 2018 - 5:00 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to sign this August an executive order reducing the tariffs on fish and corn, says House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya

SUSPENSION TO ADDRESS INFLATION. The 17th Congress will adjourn session between August 16 to 27, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Rappler Talk: Making sense of the Philippine economy

Aug 10, 2018 - 3:08 PM

Rappler talks to AJ Montesa of the Action for Economic Reforms and Rappler columnist JC Punongbayan to understand the latest economic data

Lower GDP over Duterte's policies? 'So be it,' says Malacañang

Aug 09, 2018 - 1:11 PM

Environmental policies that have slowed down economic growth, such as the Boracay closure and stricter rules for mining, are 'justified,' says Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte salutes the flag as he sings the Philippine national anthem during the 117th Police Service Anniversary at the Philippine National Police (PNP) Headquarters in Camp Brigadier General Rafael T. Crame, Quezon City on August 8, 2018. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Philippine economy slows down to 6% in Q2 2018

Aug 09, 2018 - 10:06 AM

(3rd UPDATE) The gross domestic product for the 2nd quarter of 2018 falls short of market expectations

Philippines revises Q1 2018 GDP down to 6.6%

Aug 08, 2018 - 9:20 PM

'Major contributors to the downward revision were other services, manufacturing, and agriculture and forestry,' says the Philippine Statistics Authority

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