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Filipino seafarer dies as Togo pirates release Greek ship – company

Dec 14, 2019 - 12:30 AM

A full investigation is underway, according to ship managers, adding that the Filipino's demise 'was not as a result of any actions by those holding the crew hostage but due to illness'

PROBE UNDERWAY. Attacks on ships and the abductions of crew for ransom have become more frequent, especially along the Nigerian coast. File photo from MarineTraffic

Global slowdown spoils Duterte's 8% GDP growth dream

Dec 11, 2019 - 6:05 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte's economic team lowers the Philippines' growth target to the 6.5% to 7.5% range for 2020 to 2022

Eco-friendly Christmas gift ideas other than metal straws

Dec 11, 2019 - 12:01 PM

There's a host of useful sustainable gifts other than bamboo toothbrushes, too!

Clark landfill firm hops onto waste-to-energy bandwagon

Dec 01, 2019 - 12:00 PM

Rufo Colayco, president and CEO of the Metro Clark Waste Management Corporation, says his company’s unsolicited proposal is currently 'under evaluation by government.'

DISPOSAL. A 22-wheeler truck carrying garbage enters the Metro Clark Waste Management Corporation sanitary landfill in Sitio Kalangitan, Cutcut II, Capas town in Tarlac province. Contributed photo

Why Asian honey is 'medicinal honey'

Nov 24, 2019 - 4:14 PM

At Madhu Duniya 2019, the biggest gathering of forest honey and bee experts in Asia, which the Philippines hosted last October, experts called for appropriate evaluations of Asian forest honey starting with characterization and its importance on clinical applications and conservation

What case to file vs arrested vape users? ‘Wala,’ admits PNP

Nov 21, 2019 - 1:00 PM

Asked why cops should arrest vape users if they will not file a case, police OIC Lieutenant General Archie Gamboa says, ‘Just to implement the directive of the President’

VAPE BAN. The Philippine National Police admits that their arrests still have no law to use as basis to file complaints. AFP file photo

New York sues e-cigarette firm Juul for targeting youngsters

Nov 20, 2019 - 8:04 AM

California also files a similar lawsuit, accusing Juul of misleading consumers by misrepresenting its products as a safer alternative to traditional cigarettes and of illegally selling to minors

RISKS. Juul faces mounting public backlash over the risks of vaping. Photo from Shutterstock

[ANALYSIS] Is the Philippine economy in the pink again? Not exactly

Nov 08, 2019 - 6:50 PM

Latest data betray troubling trends in the economy that soon need to be addressed

The best beauty deals from your favorite brands this 11.11

Nov 07, 2019 - 6:03 PM

Discounts off best-sellers from Happy Skin, Snoe, L’Oréal, MAC, and more

Philippine GDP growth jumps to 6.2% in Q3 2019

Nov 07, 2019 - 10:06 AM

(UPDATED) While economic growth rises in the 3rd quarter, the Philippines is still almost certain to miss its target for 2019

Iran announces sharp rise in enriched uranium production

Nov 04, 2019 - 9:17 PM

Iran has also developed two new advanced centrifuges, one of which is undergoing testing, says Ali Akbar Salehi, the head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran

ENRICHED URANIUM. Vice President of the Islamic Republic of Iran and Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Ali Akbar Salehi gives a joint press point with the commissioner of the European Commission in charge of Climate Action and Energy, in Brussels on November 26, 2018. File photo by François Walschaerts/AFP

FAST FACTS: The big 4 of Philippine Cinema's 'Golden Era'

Oct 22, 2019 - 5:30 PM

Before Viva Films, Star Cinema, and Regal Entertainment Inc, there was Sampaguita Pictures, Premiere Productions, LVN Pictures, and Lebran Pictures

China's growth slows to 6% in third quarter, weakest in 27 years

Oct 18, 2019 - 4:07 PM

With China a key driver of global growth, the soft reading adds to concerns about the world economy and prompts speculation that authorities will unveil fresh stimulus following a series of other measures in recent months

SLOW DOWN. This file photo taken on September 24, 2019 shows employees producing down coats at a factory for Chinese clothing company Bosideng in Nantong in China's eastern Jiangsu province. AFP Photo

PH expects higher turnout at world’s biggest trade fair

Oct 13, 2019 - 2:59 PM

Philippine food manufacturers pitch their products at Anuga, known as a prime gateway to the European market

PH TEAM. DTI Asec Demphna Du-Naga, Philippine Ambassador Ma Theresa Dizon-de Vega, President Rodrigo Duterte's partner Honeylet Avanceña, and DTI Usec Abdulgani Macatoman at the opening ceremony of Anuga in Cologne, Germany. Photo by Carol Ramoran/Rappler

Keeping the thread alive at a Vietnam silk village

Sep 28, 2019 - 5:02 PM

'Production from the silkworm cocoons depends 90% on the weather,' says workshop owner Pham Van Ba, whose family has been spinning thread for 3 generations

This photograph taken on September 17, 2019 shows a worker seperating yellow silkworm cocoons in Co Chat village in Vietnam's Nam Dinh province. Cocoons bob over boiling water as silk is rapidly teased out, spinning on reels under the watchful gaze of women hard at work in Vietnam's Co Chat village, where households have been making thread for more than a century. Manan VATSYAYANA / AFP

What makes you feel Pinoy pride?

Aug 28, 2019 - 4:34 PM

As we close Buwan ng Wika, here are a few reasons to celebrate Pinoy pride – unironically

Ako Bicol to allocate P200 million for waterless areas in Bicol

Aug 26, 2019 - 11:26 PM

Level 2 water systems will be put up in 24 waterless communities, many of them in Albay, which Rappler reported had gone waterless for 7 months in 2019

Ako Bicol Partylist Rep. Elizaldy 'Zaldy' S. Co allocates P200 million budget to provide for waterless communities in Bicol. Photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia/Rappler

Pernia to Congress: Pass 2020 budget on time to ensure economic growth

Aug 22, 2019 - 12:40 PM

Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia also asks lawmakers to consider extending the validity of the 2019 budget

FOR ECONOMIC GROWTH. Socioeconomic Secretary Ernesto Pernia urges Congress to pass the 2020 budget on time. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Filipino boxers get big break from MP Promotions

Aug 13, 2019 - 10:54 PM

Johnriel Casimero, Samuel Salva, and Pedro Taduran are among the Filipino pugs who have upcoming world title bouts in the next two months

BIG BREAK. Johnriel Casimero is off to defend his IBF bantamweight title against Mexican Cesar Ramirez on August 24 in San Andres Sports Complex in Manila. File photo from Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Brexit turmoil drives UK economy towards recession

Aug 09, 2019 - 6:02 PM

Gross domestic product fell 0.2% in the April-June period, the first time the economy has contracted in almost 7 years

UK ECONOMY. Union flags fly near the Houses of Parliament, comprising the House of Commons and the House of Lords, in London on March 13, 2017. File photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Pernia lists steps to improve disappointing Philippine GDP growth

Aug 08, 2019 - 8:30 PM

The dismal state of agriculture, trade wars, and domestic politics are just some of the problems the government's economic team is facing

Philippine GDP growth still below target at 5.5% in Q2 2019

Aug 08, 2019 - 10:02 AM

(UPDATED) The Philippine government's economic team must play catch up, as growth slows down again in the 2nd quarter of 2019 – the lowest in 17 quarters

How non-timber forest products preserve living traditions in the Philippines

Aug 04, 2019 - 9:05 AM

Through the National Commission for Culture and the Arts’ School of Living Traditions, a cultural master teaches the skills and techniques of doing a traditional art or craft

WEAVER. A woman in South Cotabato is doing a backstrop weaving. Photo courtesy of NTFP-EP Philippines and Custom are Crafts Center

Hong Kong growth stalls in Q2 2019 amid trade war, protests

Jul 31, 2019 - 9:00 PM

Hong Kong's economy posts 0.6% growth in the 2nd quarter of 2019, with the government blaming a drop in exports and 'sluggish' domestic demand

A general view shows residential and office buildings in Hong Kong on July 30, 2019. (Photo by ISAAC LAWRENCE / AFP)

U.S. economic growth slows in Q2 2019, 2018 falls below Trump target

Jul 28, 2019 - 10:05 PM

The growth between the 4th quarter of 2018 and the 4th quarter of 2017 is revised to 2.5% from 3%. United States President Donald Trump had repeatedly hailed the 3%.

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In sluggish Russian economy, halal sees growth

Jul 21, 2019 - 10:35 PM

The halal economy, worth more than $2.1 trillion globally, is far from limited to meat. In Russia, the market is growing.

GROWING MARKET. Halal food for sale at a hypermarket in Russia. Photo from Shutterstock

Is the alcohol you're drinking registered with the FDA?

Jul 10, 2019 - 6:45 AM

This is the extensive process a manufacturer must go through to apply for FDA approval

This Filipina-made US beauty brand gives back to Philippine NGOs

Jul 01, 2019 - 6:30 PM

An international beauty line that uses Philippine products and gives back to Philippine advocacies? Yes please!

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

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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