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Public interest, private hands: How Manila Water, Maynilad got the deal

Dec 06, 2019 - 12:32 PM

A water crisis in 1997 sealed the deal for both Manila Water and Maynilad. The same problem might end it, too.

Duterte says he'll 'quarrel' with China if it shuts down PH power

Nov 29, 2019 - 9:43 PM

But the Philippine leader thinks China won't do such a thing because it would damage the Asian giant's reputation and because it sees its stake in the NGCP as a business

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech after leading the awarding ceremony for the 2019 Model Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) Family of the Year Award (MOFYA) at the Malacañan Palace on November 28, 2019. TOTO LOZANO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Manila Water says 24-hour supply availability restored 100%

Sep 24, 2019 - 10:00 PM

Manila Water says the Angat Dam 'continues to struggle' to reach the ideal water level, but the company has been able to address its supply deficit

Maynilad to cut off water supply for 11 days in 5 cities

Sep 24, 2019 - 9:20 PM

Parts of Las Piñas, Parañaque, Muntinlupa, Imus, and Bacoor will have water service interruptions from September 27 to October 7. Here are the specific areas and schedules.


Agriculture department 'floods' market with cheap, imported NFA rice

Sep 13, 2019 - 9:43 AM

Agriculture Secretary William Dar leads the unloading of NFA rice in Commonwealth Market in Quezn City, which will be sold at P27 per kilo

What you can do to help Filipino rice farmers

Sep 06, 2019 - 11:06 AM

Groups urge Filipinos to buy local rice and support Filipino farmers as they feel the severe effects of the rice tariffication law

HELP THE FARMERS. PH farmers facing an ordeal since the passing of the Philippine Rice Tariffication Law.

NFA has 4.5 million bags of imported rice left unsold

Aug 28, 2019 - 6:31 PM

Senator Imee Marcos urges the National Food Authority to sell its rice stock to earn revenues that may be used to buy more palay from locals

BUY LOCAL. Harvest season is expected to start soon, from September to October, and senators want NFA to buy from local farmers. File photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Here’s why you’re never too young (or old) to change the world

Aug 16, 2019 - 12:07 PM

These grade 6 students prove that anyone can make a difference

Rice imports undervalued? 'That's BOC's problem,' says Cynthia Villar

Jul 24, 2019 - 8:25 PM

Senator Cynthia Villar says the problem isn't in the rice tariffication law which she authored

VILLAR SPEAKS ON ACHIEVING WIN-WIN APPROACHES IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT. Re-elected Sen. Cynthia A. Villar underscores the need to establish linkages between and among all the sectors of the society—public, business and private to achieve “win-win approaches to sustainable development.” Speaking during the European Innovation, Technology and Science Center (EITSC) forum at Dusit Thani Hotel, Villar says sustainability is the key in environment and in other sectors, particularly agriculture. “And when it comes to sustainability, the environment and agriculture are interlinked,” says Villar. As the chairperson of both the Senate Committees on Agriculture and Food and Environment and Natural Resources, the senator says there is truly a direct link between food security and environment protection. (Photo from Office of Sen. Cynthia Villar)

Rice stocks increase to 2.598 million MT in June 2019

Jul 11, 2019 - 9:40 PM

The Philippines' rice stocks as of June 1 are deemed sufficient for 81 days

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

Manila Water narrows supply gap

Jul 10, 2019 - 7:45 PM

Manila Water says it is drawing more supply from its treatment plant in Rizal and from deep wells, and was able to reduce its system loss

As water interruption continues in the Metro, residents of Mandaluyong getting a water supply from Manila Water, June 22, 2019. Angat Dam is now reported in critical low level. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

DA, DILG to provide solar water systems for off-grid barangays

Jul 09, 2019 - 1:55 PM

The Department of Agriculture and the Department of the Interior and Local Government will team up to provide water for irrigation as well as for drinking to far-flung barangays

Photo from Shutterstock

MWSS wants to keep deep wells open

Jul 04, 2019 - 4:55 PM

MWSS Chairman Reynaldo Velasco is proposing that deep wells remain open even after the water supply in Metro Manila and nearby areas stabilizes

MWSS Administrator Reynaldo Velasco gestures during a press conference at the MWSS office in Quezon City, on March 18, 2019, on the water shortage being experienced in many areas in Metro Manila and Rizal province. Photo by Darren Langit

Manila Water, Maynilad to still get limited supply from Angat Dam

Jul 03, 2019 - 6:25 PM

The Angat Dam's water level inches up, but the reduced allocation for concessionaires will remain until the dam is back to its minimum operating water level

As water interruption continues in the Metro, residents of Mandaluyong getting a water supply from Manila Water, June 22, 2019. Angat Dam is now reported in critical low level. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Inflation, water crisis weaken consumer outlook in Q2 2019

Jun 25, 2019 - 7:25 PM

Consumers were pessimistic, but businesses were upbeat for the 2nd quarter of 2019, according to Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas surveys

Residents of island in Albay struggle to get daily water supply

Jun 15, 2019 - 8:51 AM

Many residents of San Miguel Island in Tabaco, Albay, take daily boat trips to available water sources after their wells dried up due to prolonged El Niño

FULLY STOCKED UP. A couple on a boat full of filled water containers. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia

DA targets at least 1 million kilos of excess mangoes to be sold

Jun 10, 2019 - 2:40 PM

The Department of Agriculture sets up stalls in Metro Manila to boost the sales of excess mangoes. Here's where to find them.

Saudi, UAE see sufficient oil supplies, rising stocks

May 20, 2019 - 7:42 AM

Oil exporting countries are discussing how to stabilize a volatile oil market amid rising US-Iran tensions in the Gulf, which threaten to disrupt global supply

Khalid Al-Falih, Saudi Energy and Oil Minister and Chairman of OPEC's Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee (JMMC), speaks to journalists during the 10th JMMC meeting in Algiers on September 23, 2018.  Ryad KRAMDI / AFP

Saudi Arabia says oil facility attacks target world supplies

May 16, 2019 - 7:44 AM

Drone attacks claimed by Iran-aligned Huthi rebels in Yemen shut down one of Saudi Arabia's main oil pipelines, two days after the mysterious sabotage of 4 ships, two of them Saudi tankers

A picture taken on May 13, 2019 off the coast of the Gulf emirate of Fujairah shows the A. Michel tanker under the flag of the United Arab Emirates, one of the four tankers damaged in alleged "sabotage attacks" in the Gulf the previous day. The United Arab Emirates said on May 12, 2019 that four commercial vessels of various nationalities had been targeted by acts of sabotage off the Emirati port of Fujairah. HANDOUT / AFP / Emirati National Media Council

Rice stocks hit 2.63 million metric tons in April 2019

May 13, 2019 - 5:35 PM

Household stocks still contribute the biggest share to the Philippines' total rice inventory despite a 14.4% drop from a year ago

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

[OPINION] Water is a human right

May 12, 2019 - 12:00 PM

The Philippine government has the obligation to provide water for all. Using private companies to fulfill the right to water does not absolve the government of its obligation.

Supreme Court orders bidding of power company deals signed after June 2015

May 06, 2019 - 1:45 PM

(UPDATED) Distribution utilities like Meralco are now compelled to enter into a competitive selection process instead of their prior self-negotiated deals which advocates say could burden consumers for 20 years

POWER DEALS. The Supreme Court orders all power deals signed after June 30, 2015, to undergo a competitive selectiion process. Photo by Rappler

Maynilad water interruptions to last until May 14

Apr 30, 2019 - 5:20 PM

Certain areas in the cities of Las Piñas, Muntinlupa, Parañaque, Bacoor, and Imus are affected by Maynilad water interruptions. Check the schedules here.

22-hour water interruptions expected as Cebu’s Jaclupan dam dries up

Apr 25, 2019 - 9:55 PM

The water service in households in the affected areas has been reduced to two hours a day

JACLUPAN. This photo shows Metropolitan Cebu Water District's Jaclupan Facility. File photo from MCWD's website

Cement shortage seen to delay construction projects – Pronove Tai

Apr 10, 2019 - 8:30 PM

The local cement industry already cannot meet the Philippines' annual demand. Temporarily imposing tariffs on imported cement does not make it any better, according to Pronove Tai.

Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Duterte Cabinet draws up plan vs El Niño, water shortage

Apr 02, 2019 - 11:24 AM

Installing water tank systems in all Department of Health hospitals and dredging waterways are some ways the Duterte government plans to address the impact of the ongoing dry spell

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the 36th Cabinet Meeting at the Malacañan Palace on April 1, 2019. TOTO LOZANO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

[OPINION] Coming soon: Water wars

Mar 28, 2019 - 2:45 PM

Unless we act wisely, we may find out too late that the enemy is not without, but within

[OPINION] Thirsting for water: The challenge for the Philippines

Mar 21, 2019 - 4:30 PM

This World Water Day is serving as a wake-up-call that the Philippines has a long way to go until it is sustainably managing its water resources

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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

WATCH: In hospitals, water woes take shape where lives are at stake

Mar 14, 2019 - 8:27 AM

Hospitals have not been spared by the water shortage hitting parts of Metro Manila. How do doctors and patients cope?

WATER NEEDED. Health Secretary Francisco Duque III visits the Rizal Medical Center to assess the water shortage condition of the government hospital on March 13, 2019. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

MWSS, utility firms to secure enough water supply in 50-year plan

Mar 13, 2019 - 6:35 PM

The Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System wants a long-term plan to prevent a repeat of the ongoing water shortage

RUNNING DRY. The water level at the La Mesa dam in Quezon City, has reached 69.35 ft. from its 78 ft. normal level on March 6, 2019, due to receding water following months of very little rain. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Malacañang eyes executive order to address water shortage

Mar 13, 2019 - 5:00 PM

(UPDATED) The executive order would establish reforms in agencies that deal with water, says Health Secretary Francisco Duque III, as he assesses the water shortage also hitting hospitals

Residents of Hill top, Brgy. Bagong Ilog in Pasig City on March 12, 2019, queue for water after the barangay experienced water shortage for several days cause by the operational adjustments conducted by Manila Water. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

[ANALYSIS] The economics of Metro Manila’s burgeoning water crisis

Mar 13, 2019 - 11:06 AM

We’ve taken for granted the structural problems of our water sector for too long. It’s high time we changed that.

EXPLAINER: What caused Manila Water's service problems?

Mar 12, 2019 - 8:30 PM

Affected residents will have to wait for heavy rain to fill up the La Mesa Dam. In the long term, Manila Water eyes more water sources as a permanent fix.

Residents of Hill top, Brgy. Bagong Ilog in Pasig City on March 12, 2019, queue for water after the barangay experienced water shortage for several days cause by the operational adjustments conducted by Manila Water. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Act now on water security, groups tell gov't ahead of El Niño

Feb 21, 2019 - 6:30 PM

As an extended dry season looms, the private sector is on the move to keep water supply sufficient

Farmers in Sangay, Camarines Sur inspects his farm affected by drought. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

A Staple Problem? History of rice crisis in the Philippines

Dec 19, 2018 - 11:00 AM

While the Philippines is known for its agricultural lands, the country continues to face recurring rice crises over the years

[ANALYSIS] How rough was 2018 for the PH economy?

Dec 12, 2018 - 12:00 PM

All in all, there’s a sense that the Duterte government brought about needless economic hardships to the Filipino people in 2018

Leading medical supply maker reportedly linked to many breaches

Nov 26, 2018 - 9:31 AM

One in 5 medical implants using Medtronic products proved problematic, twice the rate of any competing firm, according to a wide-reaching analysis by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists

Concrete plant defies Lipa mayor's closure order

Nov 10, 2018 - 7:52 AM

Residents of Barangay of Calamias in Lipa City, Batangas, appeal to higher authorities to look into the continued operations of RY Saligvera Builders Construction and Supply Company

WRONG PLACE? The batching plant of RY Saligvera Builders is in a residential area in Lipa City, Batangas, prompting residents to air health and environmental concerns. Contributed photo

FAST FACTS: Rice prices in the Philippines

Oct 11, 2018 - 5:54 PM

A kilo of rice costs almost P50, and even P66 in Sulu, as of the 4th week of September 2018

[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

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

5 questions we should be asking on the rice shortage

Sep 03, 2018 - 6:00 PM

Who would benefit from an emergency order for imports of around a million tons because government rice stocks were artificially run down?

NFA declares Thai rice shipment in Albay 'bukbok-free'

Aug 31, 2018 - 5:55 PM

NFA-Bicol director Henry Tristeza leads a taste test of the fumigated rice which will be distributed all over Bicol region

TASTE TEST. NFA Bicol director Henry Tristeza samples cooked rice taken from the fumigated NFA rice shipment from Thailand on August 31, 2018. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

House probe sought into NFA’s alleged misuse of rice funds

Aug 31, 2018 - 10:18 AM

The Makabayan bloc also wants the House agriculture and food committee to probe the NFA’s failure to procure 124,969 metric tons of rice in 2017

NFA RICE. Workers pile sacks of rice in a National Food Authority warehouse. File photo by Jay Directo/AFP

'Fumigate the bigger pests' in rice crisis: hoarders, price speculators

Aug 30, 2018 - 3:25 PM

House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya suggests ways to address the ongoing rice crisis

Rice. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

NFA chief faces graft complaint for misusing rice funds

Aug 30, 2018 - 2:05 PM

(UPDATED) The National Food Authority denies there was diversion of funds, saying that the money of the agency is 'in good hands'

Senate hearing on NFA Rice on March 15,2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Taming rice prices: What lawmakers, experts say

Aug 29, 2018 - 8:10 PM

Putting a cap on prices may sound like a good idea, but it may actually lead to a rice shortage

Makabayan bloc wants House probe into Zamboanga City rice crisis

Aug 29, 2018 - 6:56 PM

The left-leaning legislators argue the state of calamity declared in Zamboanga City over soaring rice prices is a 'microcosm of the instability of food security in the country'

RICE PRICES. Zamboanga City is under a state of calamity because of a rice shortage that has driven up rice prices. File photo by Richard Falcatan/Rappler

[ANALYSIS] Filipinos don’t deserve fumigated nor weevil-infested rice

Aug 29, 2018 - 10:08 AM

(UPDATED) Why this burgeoning rice crisis? I argue that government is wholly to blame.

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