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Japan's Uniqlo operator downgrades profit outlook on pandemic

Jul 09, 2020 - 10:10 PM

Fast Retailing now expects annual net profit to August of 85 billion yen ($792 million), down from an earlier projection of 100 billion yen

Customers wait in a queue outside a Uniqlo store selling face masks made by Japan's Fast Retailing Co. in Tokyo's Ginza shopping district on June 19, 2020. (Photo by Kazuhiro NOGI / AFP)

KFC brings back Chizza, Pizza Twister to menu

Jun 02, 2020 - 11:29 AM

Did you miss them? KFC's chicken-pizza hybrid the Chizza and the Pizza Twister are making a comeback.

McDonald's introduces new Spicy Chicken Burger, Spicy Shake Shake Fries

Apr 29, 2020 - 11:02 AM

The fastfood chain is spicing things up with two new menu items, available for a limited time only!

Manila requires fast food restaurants to hire seniors, PWDs

Mar 07, 2020 - 1:20 PM

Under the ordinance, senior citizens, differently-abled persons, and PWDs 'will not be assigned tasks that are hazardous to their health or beyond their physical limitations or capabilities'

NO WORK ON HOLY WEDNESDAY. Manila city government offices will be closed beginning April 1, Holy Wednesday.

LIST: Seafood options from fast food joints in the Philippines

Mar 06, 2020 - 11:00 AM

Perfect for pescatarians and observers of Lent!

WATCH: Not all family is blood in first 'Fast and Furious 9' trailer

Feb 01, 2020 - 12:54 PM

Dom Toretto meets his newest nemesis – his forsaken brother Jakob, played by John Cena

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

FAST FACTS: Harrison Plaza

Dec 30, 2019 - 9:08 AM

The once upscale complex in Manila bills itself as 'the country's first one-stop shopping mall'

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Ateneo swimming overcomes 'roadblocks' to extend UAAP reign

Oct 22, 2019 - 5:16 PM

FAST Ateneo Swimming Team clinches a 6th straight men's title and 3-peat women's championship in UAAP Season 82

DEFYING ODDS. The Ateneo men's swimming team rallies back to edge La Salle for its sixth straight UAAP swimming title. Photo from release

FAST FACTS: What you should know about Our Lady of La Naval

Oct 13, 2019 - 2:55 PM

For devotees, Our Lady of La Naval is the symbol of love and strength to withstand life's constant battles

Annual procession of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary La Naval de Manila. the Queen of the Rosary is also the patron saint of Quezon City. Sto. Domingo Parish, Quezon City. Oct. 14, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

'Hobbs & Shaw' dethrones 'Lion King' to top box office

Aug 06, 2019 - 9:35 AM

The latest 'Fast and Furious' installment smashes into the North American box office, debuting as number one

FAST FACTS: Who is new SC Associate Justice Rodil Zalameda?

Aug 05, 2019 - 8:25 PM

New Supreme Court Associate Justice Rodil Zalameda is a graduate of the Ateneo Law School

‘Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw’ review: Fun but forgettable

Aug 05, 2019 - 10:28 AM

'Hobbs & Shaw' will inevitably be forgotten once the next and more outrageous Fast & Furious entry comes along

FAST FACTS: What you should know about Landbank

Jul 31, 2019 - 12:42 PM

(3rd UPDATE) President Duterte threatens to shut down the government bank in his 4th SONA, saying it's acting more like a commercial bank instead of focusing on farmers and fishermen

Jollibee shares drop after news of Coffee Bean acquisition

Jul 24, 2019 - 8:35 PM

Jollibee's stock price goes down by 8% on Wednesday, July 24, and closes at P251, its lowest since October 2018

FAST FACTS: What you should know about Palawan

Jul 24, 2019 - 7:28 PM

As Rappler heads to the Palawan State University on Thursday, July 25, for its #MovePalawan roadshow to promote social good in the digital age, here's what you need to know about the province

Jollibee to acquire Coffee Bean for $350 million

Jul 24, 2019 - 1:30 PM

Jollibee chairman Tony Tan Caktiong says the deal will bring Jollibee 'closer to its vision to be one of the top 5 restaurant companies in the world in terms of market capitalization'


Intermittent fasting: What's the best method?

Jul 20, 2019 - 9:00 AM

Here’s what the research says

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WATCH: 'Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw' trailer released

Feb 01, 2019 - 11:15 PM

Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham star in this spinoff from the hit franchise

'Repeating' radio waves from deep space baffle scientists

Jan 10, 2019 - 10:45 AM

What corner of the universe these powerful waves come from and the forces that produced them remain unknown

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Mang Inasal: where ‘solb’ eaters feast

Dec 12, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Mang Inasal’s 500th store showcases a design that considers customer convenience, production efficiency, and an aesthetic sense that gives a provincial, homey grillery vibe

Why snacking could be damaging your health

Dec 08, 2018 - 8:00 AM

These days, people are eating more frequently than they ever have before – and often outside of meal times.

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FAST FACTS: Know the difference between commonly confused legal terms

Dec 07, 2018 - 5:10 PM

(UPDATED) Legal terms are sometimes confused with each other, even by trial judges and media practitioners

FAST FACTS: Comics legend Stan Lee

Nov 13, 2018 - 12:22 PM

From why he changed his name, to how he almost quit writing comics – here are some interesting things to know about Stan Lee

LEGEND. Stan Lee lived a long and storied life. Photo from Twitter.com/TheRealStanLee

FAST FACTS: Who is DFA chief Teddyboy Locsin?

Nov 06, 2018 - 7:45 PM

The Philippines' new foreign secretary, Teodoro 'Teddyboy' Locsin Jr, is a lawyer, media personality, and diplomat rolled into one

TOP DIPLOMAT. The Philippines' new foreign secretary, Teodoro 'Teddyboy' Locsin Jr, attends the 12th Asia-Europe Meeting Summit and EU-ASEAN Leaders' Meeting in Brussels, Belgium on October 18, 2018. Malacañang photo

IN PHOTOS: Jollibee opens in Manhattan, New York

Oct 31, 2018 - 12:32 PM

The famous bee’s first store in Manhattan has got Chickenjoy fanatics in NYC buzzing

FAST FACTS: Luntiang Pilipinas

Oct 15, 2018 - 6:22 PM

Luntiang Pilipinas is an environmental party which aims to raise awareness on the value of trees and the environment among Filipinos

NO SENATORIAL BID. Former presidential spokesperson Harry Roque will run as Luntiang Pilipinas party-list representative in the 2019 elections. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler


FAST FACTS: What is Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria?

Oct 11, 2018 - 2:58 PM

Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria, an autoimmune skin disease, affects around 1.8% of the world's population

CHRONIC HIVES. Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria is characterized by red, swollen patches on the skin that cause severe itching. Photo from Shutterstock

FAST FACTS: Philippine inflation rate over the years

Oct 10, 2018 - 5:00 PM

In using historical inflation data, the base year of the data should be taken into account

FAST FACTS: Who is incoming DSWD Secretary Rolando Bautista?

Oct 05, 2018 - 5:00 PM

From guarding the President to commanding the Philippine Army, retiring Lieutenant General Rolando Bautista continues to hold key positions in the Duterte administration

NEW DSWD SECRETARY. Army chief Lieutenant General Rolando Bautista was appointed as secretary of social welfare and development by President Duterte on Thursday, October 4. File photo by Rappler

Trillanes case: Who is Judge Soriano of Makati?

Sep 05, 2018 - 4:57 PM

Soriano convicted two Magdalo mutineers of coup charges, but his decision was later reversed by the Court of Appeals

Makati RTC Branch 148 Presiding Judge Andres Soriano issued an order setting for hearing the motion to issue a warrant of arrest and hold departure order for Senator Trillanes, August 5, 2018. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

FAST FACTS: Who is Ronda, Cebu mayor Mariano Blanco III?

Sep 05, 2018 - 11:33 AM

In October 2017, Mariano Blanco III was stripped of police powers as ordered by the National Police Commission due to his alleged links to illegal drugs. He was killed almost a year after.

FAST FACTS: What is amnesty?

Sep 04, 2018 - 2:37 PM

Here's what you need to know about amnesty in the Philippines

McDonald’s Philippines Launches “Go Hire Day”

Aug 27, 2018 - 4:44 PM

Food service giant harnesses the opportunity to boost local employment brought by continuous growth and expansion

Where’s our Coca-Cola? Fast food chains still offer iced tea

Aug 03, 2018 - 2:32 PM

(UPDATED) Coca-Cola FEMSA clarifies, saying it is 'optimistic' it will stabilize the supply of Coke Original taste 'in the next few weeks'

WATCH: What was it like to work a fast food counter in the ‘80s?

Jul 21, 2018 - 7:30 AM

Three former McDonald's employees tell us why they took the jobs – and why they chose to stay long after

3-day Catholic fasting vs blasphemy can include Facebook

Jul 17, 2018 - 8:30 PM

The Catholic Church is holding days of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving from July 17 to 19 to atone for the sins of blasphemers, liars, and murderers in the Philippines

WALK FOR LIFE. Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David, vice president of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines, prays during the Walk for Life at Quirino Grandstand in Manila on February 24, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Idris Elba in final talks to play baddie in 'Fast and Furious' spinoff

Jul 07, 2018 - 6:35 PM

The British actor will act opposite Jason Statham and Dwayne Johnson in 'Hobbs and Shaw'

IDRIS ELBA. The actor is in negotiations to play the main villain in 'Hobbs and Shaw.' Screenshot from Instagram.com/idriselba

To fast or not? Free of IS, Syrians in Raqa mark relaxed Ramadan

May 20, 2018 - 12:19 PM

For more than three years, residents of Raqa were subjected to IS' ultra-strict interpretation of Islamic law – particularly stringent during the holy month of Ramadan.

RAMADAN. People buy fruits and vegetables at a market in the Syrian city of Raqa on May 17, 2018, during the holy month of Ramadan. The Syrian Democratic forces (SDF) recently drove the Islamic State (IS) group out of large parts of northern and eastern Syria, including the onetime jihadist capital of Raqa, with help from the coalition's air strikes, weapons and special forces advisors. Photo by Delil souleiman/AFP

LIST: New barangays electing first set of officials during May 14 polls

May 11, 2018 - 7:30 PM

Data from the Philippine Statistics Authority shows that 20 barangays were created since the last barangay elections in 2013

Simulation of Barangay and SK Elections at Rosauro Almario Elem. School. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

LIST: Places where election campaign posters are prohibited

May 03, 2018 - 7:20 PM

These are the places where you shouldn’t see the faces and names of barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections candidates

PROHIBITED. Campaign posters are banned from certain public places as the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections' campaign period begins. Rappler photo

Calls to drop Sereno quo warranto intensify as supporters fast at SC

May 02, 2018 - 6:40 PM

The looming May 11 voting schedule of the Supreme Court pushes former government officials to publish a manifesto on a newspaper and send it to the Senate, as several individuals fast in front of the Court

CALLS. Members of the Coalition for Justice fast for 10 days in front of the Supreme Court to call for the junking of a quo warranto petition against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. Photo by Hernan Paynaga

From SSS to Tourism: Who is Pompee La Viña?

Apr 25, 2018 - 2:51 PM

New tourism undersecretary Jose Gabriel 'Pompee' La Viña was the social media director during the presidential campaign of Rodrigo Duterte. He was sacked as SSS commissioner in February 2018 due to alleged 'abuse' of public funds.

An expert explains why intermittent fasting might not be good for you

Apr 22, 2018 - 11:11 AM

Thinking about trying intermittent fasting? Maybe you should think again.

Rules on campaign ads, materials for barangay, SK elections 2018

Apr 22, 2018 - 9:30 AM

The campaign period for the village and youth council polls is from May 4 to 12

CAMPAIGN SEASON. In this file photo during the 2016 elections, a man walks past campaign banners of local politicians at Fairview in Quezon City. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Perks of Sangguniang Kabataan officials

Apr 19, 2018 - 5:31 PM

Members of the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) are entitled to free tuition in public tertiary schools, among other privileges given by the law

Barangay, SK elections 2018: Calendar of activities, list of bans

Apr 17, 2018 - 3:08 PM

The village and youth council polls will be on Monday, May 14

FAST FACTS: Meet Lui Che Woo, the magnate planning a Boracay casino

Apr 10, 2018 - 4:35 PM

Amid the Philippine government's plan to rehabilitate Boracay, the gambling firm of 89-year-old Lui Che Woo plans to build a $500-million integrated resort and casino there

LOOK: Filipinos get a 'taste of home' as Jollibee opens Toronto store

Apr 02, 2018 - 11:19 AM

Chickenjoy fans in Toronto, rejoice!

A time to listen: Why we fast during Lent

Mar 27, 2018 - 5:44 PM

I think that cutting down is done in order to make a little more room in our hearts for one another, and also maybe a little more room for God