alcoholic drinks - updates

Rappler's latest stories on alcoholic drinks


After a long day of lockdown, how 'essential' is an alcoholic drink?

Apr 02, 2020 - 1:00 PM

During the coronavirus pandemic, some countries have banned alcohol while some say liquor shops are 'essential' and that a glass of wine may help 'cope with the stress'

FALSE: Alcoholic drinks 'reduce coronavirus risk'

Mar 13, 2020 - 9:13 PM

Neither the World Health Organization nor Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City recommend alcohol consumption to reduce the risk of COVID-19

LOOK: Senators take a sip of alcopops during alcohol tax hearing

Aug 20, 2019 - 5:05 PM

Alcopops have an alcohol content of 7%, yet they're packaged like a juice drink for children. A senator says the packaging needs to change.

Pia Cayetano wants 'alcopops' out from stores, repackaged

Aug 16, 2019 - 3:03 PM

The Department of Finance wants to raise the total excise tax of a particular alcopops brand from P1.30 per pack to P8. But Senator Pia Cayetano first wants a repackaging of the alcoholic drink.

PULL OUT. Senator Pia Cayetano wants 'Alcopops' to be pulled out from store shelves. Photo from Cayetano's office

Rising alcohol drinking in China, India boosts global booze binge – study

May 09, 2019 - 10:55 AM

A study by The Lancet reports that the world consumed 10% more alcohol per adult in 2017 than in 1990, due in large part to heavier and more widespread drinking in China and India

House seeks alcohol tax increase to fund universal health care

Nov 26, 2018 - 6:05 PM

The proposed tax hike gets the approval of the House of Representatives on 2nd reading

ONE MORE SHOT? Lawmakers want to increase the excise taxes on alcoholic products. Photo from Shutterstock

Know your beer: A social butterfly’s guide to premium brews

Nov 07, 2018 - 1:34 PM

What to drink and when to drink it

Emperador launches 3 new The Bar variants for the new ‘GINeration’

Sep 12, 2018 - 10:00 PM

Think gin is a tito drink? You have to try these.

Bohol town ordinance penalizes trouble-making drunkards

Dec 30, 2017 - 10:04 AM

Trinidad town's new ordinance aims to promote public health and to 'discipline people who are habitual drunkards and who cause detrimental act to public morale and safety'

ANTI-DRUNK LAW. Local officials of Trinidad in Bohol want less incidents caused by drunkenness in their town. Photo from

#PugadBaboy: Culinary arts

Mar 05, 2016 - 5:00 AM

26 die after drinking homemade alcohol

Feb 08, 2016 - 2:31 PM

Most of the victims are believed to be students

7 Boracay bars and their beach booze specialties

May 23, 2015 - 2:02 PM

Boracay means partying on the beach and what s a beachside party without some delicious drinks?

World's best whisky? It's from Japan

Nov 04, 2014 - 10:59 AM

A Japanese single malt whisky is named the world s best for the first time by a prestigious guide which failed to place a Scotch in its top ranking

Yamazaki Single Malt Sherry Cask 2013

Light drinking less healthy than thought – study

Jul 12, 2014 - 12:21 AM

Reducing even light consumption of alcohol will not only improve your chances against coronary heart disease but also help you lose weight and ease high blood pressure

More than two drinks a day could speed memory loss

Jan 16, 2014 - 7:21 PM

Men who drink 36 grams of alcohol or more per day have the steepest declines in memory and brain function

CHEERS? A study shows heavy drinking is associated with faster decline in all areas of cognitive function in men

Calamansi liqueur, anyone?

Jan 12, 2014 - 5:40 PM

The unique drink will be among the Filipino products on display at the Berlin International Green Week in Germany this January

Liquor ban starts May 9, but...

May 08, 2013 - 3:17 PM

The 5 day ban on alcoholic drinks will last from May 9 to May 13 Ban violators may face up to 6 years in prison

LIQUOR BAN. Unless you’re a foreigner in an accredited bar or restaurant, you won't be able to drink liquor till May 13 ends

Off-base drinking ban for US troops in Okinawa

Dec 02, 2012 - 7:38 PM

Alcohol is off limits for all US military personnel at any hour of the day or night at restaurants and friends homes anywhere other than on their bases in Okinanawa

OFF-BASE LIQUOR BAN. Exterior of a mess hall used by US troops in Japan,. Photo from Facebook

Now it's official: beauty is in the eye of the beer-holder

Mar 30, 2012 - 12:11 AM

Scientists confirm that a beer in your hand will make you feel sexier smarter and funnier