supplements - updates

Rappler's latest stories on supplements


Q and A: What are supplements and why do you need them?

Aug 20, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Here are the basics on supplements and why they matter

The Appeton ad: Moment marketing gone wrong and the internet won't have it

Dec 22, 2018 - 12:39 PM

It's going viral for all the wrong reasons

JUST, NO. The brand rides on the discussion in the worst way – and people online are calling them out. Screenshot from Appeton Philippines

Omega 3 supplements don't protect against heart disease – new review

Jul 28, 2018 - 7:30 AM

It looks as though our belief in omega 3 supplements over all these years may have been driven by a few flawed studies and our own bias

OMEGA 3 capsules. R_Szatkowski/

DOH launches 'Ligtas Tigdas' as measles cases rise to 723

Apr 12, 2018 - 2:40 PM

The Department of health will hold supplemental measles vaccination drives for children 4 years old and below in Metro Manila and parts of Mindanao from April to June

MEASLES VACCINE. The DOH launches a new strategy to help address the rising cases of measles in the country

Restore cut in feeding programs' budget, keep eye on implementation – Recto

Sep 11, 2016 - 2:24 PM

Senate minority leader Ralph Recto also wants to increase the per meal budget of the government s feeding programs to P30

'Case closed' on vitamin and mineral supplements

Apr 15, 2016 - 7:45 AM

[Science Solitaire] What is the real score with supplements?

INFOGRAPHIC: What happens when you don’t get enough fiber?

Mar 30, 2016 - 12:53 PM

Here’s what a no fiber body looks like


Tools for the breastfeeding pro

Nov 17, 2015 - 7:56 PM

You’re a breastfeeding noob now but you’ll soon be a pro Here are some helpful tools

What they don't tell you about breastfeeding

Oct 26, 2015 - 10:16 AM

It’s not as easy as it looks so here are some things that mothers need to know

Food supplement firm charged with tax evasion

Aug 06, 2015 - 4:58 PM

The Bureau of Internal Revenue says ABS Gen and its responsible corporate officers have an aggregate deficiency VAT liability of P18 8 million

‘Too busy’ to stay healthy? Read this

Jul 20, 2015 - 2:34 PM

Eating well does not have to be too complicated or time consuming

NEDA Board approves LRT2 west extension project

May 19, 2015 - 8:38 PM

The board chaired by President Benigno Aquino III also approves projects on irrigation fire safety and local development

P1.2B budget released for MRT3 rehab, capacity extension

Apr 22, 2015 - 8:51 PM

The fund will also cover the replacement of the signaling system and the rehabilitation of escalators and elevators of the the train stations

2014 supplemental info optional for taxpayers – BIR

Apr 02, 2015 - 1:30 PM

However the agency says filing supplemental information will be mandatory for tax calendar year 2015

The BIR announced that disclosure of supplemental information is now optional for tax year 2014. AFP PHOTO

Congress OKs P22B supplemental budget for Yolanda, MRT rehab

Dec 17, 2014 - 7:20 PM

UPDATED The bulk of the budget – almost P8 billion – goes to the National Housing Authority to fund the construction of 27 313 units of permanent housing for the victims of Typhoon Yolanda Haiyan

TENT CITY: A number of families are still living in tents a year after typhoon Yolanda

ADB cuts 2014 PH growth forecast to 6%

Dec 17, 2014 - 4:22 PM

In its latest report the regional lender reduces the growth forecast due to the country s laggard economic performance in the first 9 months of 2014

P22.46B supplemental budget okayed at committee level

Dec 09, 2014 - 4:50 PM

UPDATED This is expected to fund pending projects under the defunct Disbursement Acceleration Program the abolished Priority Development Assistance Fund and post Typhoon Yolanda rehabilitation efforts

POWER OF THE PURSE. Lawmakers and cabinet secretaries chat during a break in the committee hearing on the proposed P22.46 supplemental budget for 2014. Photo by Rappler

House to pass P23B additional budget for 2014

Nov 26, 2014 - 5:20 PM

Just before the year closes congressmen will approve the additional funds requested by the budget department for projects that include those under the controversial DAP

No health shield from vitamin D pills - study

Jan 24, 2014 - 12:27 PM

A study strengthens arguments that vitamin D deficiency is usually the result of ill health – not the cause of it

Aquino signs P14.6-B supplemental budget

Jan 02, 2014 - 3:25 PM

The supplemental budget will be used for rehabilitation programs for areas affected by Typhoon Yolanda Haiyan as well as previous disasters and calamities including typhoons Labuyo Odette Pablo Sendong Santi Vinta and Yolanda; the earthquake in Bohol and Cebu; and the Zamboanga City siege

CALAMITY FUND. The House of Representatives on Tuesday, December 3, approved the P14.6 supplemental budget. Photo by Rappler

Senate OKs P14.6-B supplemental budget

Dec 04, 2013 - 8:26 PM

Escudero provides a breakdown of how the funds will be used

CALAMITY FUND. The House of Representatives on Tuesday, December 3, approved the P14.6 supplemental budget. Photo by Rappler

House, Senate bolster calamity budget

Dec 03, 2013 - 8:52 PM

The House approves the supplemental budget from P14 6 B unused PDAF while both chambers pass the bill extending the validity of the P12 B savings

CALAMITY FUND. The House of Representatives on Tuesday, December 3, approved the P14.6 supplemental budget. Photo by Rappler

P38.8B: Govt’s 5 immediate priorities post-Yolanda

Nov 28, 2013 - 2:04 PM

The Senate finance committee passes the P14 6 billion supplemental budget for 2013 for calamity related purposes

Senate OKs budget, P100B for calamities

Nov 26, 2013 - 7:50 PM

The Senate approves the 2014 budget including a P100 billion fund for rehabilitation and calamities

Agenda for Abad, Drilon, Belmonte: Disaster aid

Nov 21, 2013 - 12:24 PM

Senate President Franklin Drilon says if the 3 agree the supplemental budget can be passed by the first week of December

[Science Solitaire] The myth of antioxidant supplements

Feb 01, 2013 - 8:05 AM

Science has consistently shown for at least the last decade or so that antioxidants largely do NOT work except slightly for very specific conditions