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FALSE: Onions will keep you 'free from all viruses,' including coronavirus

Apr 01, 2020 - 11:09 AM

There is no scientific evidence that putting peeled raw onions in a room will absorb germs or rid the air of toxins

Department of Agriculture eyes 100% onion self-sufficiency before Duterte steps down

Apr 05, 2019 - 7:12 PM

Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol announces the department's new goal is to achieve full self-sufficiency for onion production before President Duterte steps down

SUGAR DEMANDS. Agriculture secretary Emmanuel Piñol enumerates the recommendations sugar industry stakeholders had come up with following the proposal from NEDA to deregulate sugar imports. Photo by Anna Mogato/Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol in an interview on February 12, 2019. Photo by Anna Mogato/Rappler

Antitrust body to aid DA in onion cartel probe

Mar 29, 2019 - 4:31 PM

The Philippine Competition Commission says it will 'examine whether there are competition concerns in the onion industry'

ONIONS FOR SALE. Local onions sold at a public market. Photo by Judgefloro/Wikimedia Commons

DA suspends onion importation

Mar 22, 2019 - 10:04 PM

Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol says he has asked the Philippine Competition Commission and the National Bureau of Investigation to look into a cartel whose operations are affecting onion farmers in Nueva Ecija

Bureau of Customs chief Isidro Lapeña shows to members of the media the smuggled onions amounting to P4.5 million hidden behind boxes of mugs inside three 40-foot containers intercepted at the Port of Manila on June 11, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong

Suggested Retail Price distorts market – DOJ

Jul 13, 2015 - 8:21 PM

A DOJ study shows that imposing SRP on products creates unintended consequences such as restricting competition

Food producers urged to buy onions directly from farmers

Mar 09, 2015 - 2:15 PM

An agribusiness group says local onion farmers are forced to slash the prices of their produce because traders have overstocked on imported and smuggled onions

Should Facebook tag satire articles as 'satire'?

Aug 24, 2014 - 10:07 AM

Where does helpfulness end and spoon feeding begin?

250 minors saved from child porn ring

Mar 19, 2014 - 3:11 PM

US officials bust a child pornography ring of 14 men

STOPPING CHILD PORN. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson, joined by representatives from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana today highlighted the complete results of one of the largest online child exploitation investigations in the history of ICE. Photo by Kelly Lowery/DVIDS

#SamLikesItHot: Holiday gift idea — Onion Jam

Nov 15, 2013 - 9:00 AM

A delicious and unique gift idea that’s easy to make

REFRIGERATE AFTER OPENING! There are many ways to eat this onion jam. All photos by Sam Oh

Life and Style wRap: Desigual at NY fashion week, sold-out onions

Sep 07, 2013 - 2:25 PM

Also plus sized models at NY fashion week a festival leaving geese headless

COOL CHIC. New York's fashion week presents diversity, creativity

Veggie, tilapia prices shoot up this Holy Week

Mar 26, 2013 - 6:43 PM

Retail prices in at least 3 markets are up this week

Prices of vegetables are set to go up this Holy Week.

Customs confiscates P3-M imported onions

Mar 22, 2013 - 9:51 PM

The Bureau of Customs seized 5 000 bags of illegally imported red and white onions from the Marcelo Cold Storage in North Bay Navotas City

END OF STOPPAGE? The Philippines may resume importation of onions after 13 years. AFP Photo

After 13 yrs, PH may resume onion exports

Mar 20, 2013 - 3:06 PM

The Philippines sent maiden shipment of yellow granex onions to Japan to potentially re start exports of the crop after 13 years

END OF STOPPAGE? The Philippines may resume importation of onions after 13 years. AFP Photo

PH red onion imports arrive to meet yuletide needs

Dec 10, 2012 - 12:28 PM

Filipinos consume an average of 7 000 to 8 000 metric tons MT of mixed red and white onions in a month

SUPPLY. Filipinos consume an average of 7,000 to 8,000 metric tons (MT) of mixed red and white onions in a month. Photo by AFP

Social Media wRap: Baby Hashtag, good deeds, and trolls

Dec 01, 2012 - 3:23 PM

Amid all the crazy things that happened on social media this week we found a couple of stories that could inspire you to do something good

Google+, Spotify, Facebook get top Web awards

May 01, 2012 - 10:59 PM

Google and Pinterest and Spotify each grabbed their first Webby Awards