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Rappler's latest stories on consumption


[OPINION] My alcohol-free year

Jan 01, 2020 - 9:00 AM

For those who are thinking of doing a dry year, here are some assurances that it can be done

Would you eat meat grown from cells in a laboratory? Here's how it works

Jun 29, 2019 - 9:00 AM

This is called 'in vitro agriculture'

Hamburger. Image from Shutterstock

The cold will inherit the Earth

May 12, 2019 - 11:00 AM

It is not 'wealthy country warming' that is happening, but global warming. We all live in a planet that has been warming.

Average time people spend on Facebook declining - study

Oct 16, 2018 - 1:56 PM

The decline in Facebook digital consumption includes Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp

Alcohol guidelines in many countries may not be safe – study

Apr 13, 2018 - 12:01 PM

Research says regularly drinking more than 100 grammes of alcohol per week – about 5 or 6 medium glasses of wine or pints of beer – is linked to a shorter life expectancy for men and women

#IAmHampasLupa: Promoting farming, mindful eating on social media

Sep 17, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Sustainable food production and consumption are crucial in reducing carbon footprint, thereby mitigating climate change

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: 'Unli-rice' and unlimited possibilities

Jun 19, 2017 - 9:00 AM

It is unrealistic for public officials to expect Filipinos to expand their diet when they have nothing else – except government-supplied rice – to begin with

After criticisms, Villar clarifies she won't file bill vs unlimited rice

Jun 15, 2017 - 11:57 AM

I just voiced out my concern that eating too much rice is one of the main causes of high blood sugar that leads to diabetes Senator Cynthia Villar clarifies in a statement

UNLI RICE. Senator Cynthia Villar clarifies her earlier statement and says she will not file a bill seeking to ban the serving of unlimited rice in restaurants. File photo

Weather, gender affect household energy consumption – study

May 28, 2017 - 10:30 AM

Philippine Institute of Development Studies finds that energy consumption increases as the level of discomfort brought by higher heat index rises

ENERGY CONSUMPTION. Philippine Institute for Development Studies analyzed the energy consumption as characterized by varying weather and gender among households. Graphic by Alejandro Edoria/Rappler

PH economy to stand out in Asia in 2017 – HSBC

Jan 12, 2017 - 6:35 PM

The financial giant raises its 2016 GDP forecast for the country to 6 8 from 6 5 as well as its 2017 GDP forecast to 6 5 from 6 3

DOE: Expect power price hike due to Malampaya shutdown

Jan 10, 2017 - 4:00 PM

The DOE says it will try to ease the impact of the Malampaya maintenance shutdown from January 28 to February 18

MALAMPAYA UPDATES. Energy Undersecretary Wimpy Fuentebella gives updates on the country's power sector on January 10, 2017. Photo by Toto Lozano/Presidential Photo

World Bank expects strong growth for PH until 2018

Dec 15, 2016 - 4:55 PM

The global institution sees 6 8 growth this year 6 9 next year and 7 0 in 2018 due to expected infrastructure upgrades and high confidence among consumers and investors

A bird's eye view of two buildings under construction in Manila on November 17, 2016. The Philippines became developing Asia's fastest-growing major economy in President Rodrigo Duterte's first three months in office, officials said on November 17, even as his fiery rhetoric hit the peso and stock prices. / AFP PHOTO / TED ALJIBE

Why millennials are now the apple of advertisers' eyes

Sep 13, 2016 - 2:30 PM

As the combined spending power of millennials is projected to soar the advertising world is coming up with ways to reach the younger consumers

PH imports rise by 15.4% in June 2016

Aug 25, 2016 - 5:49 PM

The Philippines tops major Asian economies for imports in the first half of 2016 says NEDA

Economists upbeat on PH prospects for 2nd half of 2016

Aug 21, 2016 - 8:50 PM

The Philippine economy is firing on all cylinders but economists say boosting spending is as critical as ever

Filipino consumers most optimistic in the world for Q2 2016 – Nielsen

Aug 02, 2016 - 7:00 PM

Research firm Nielsen says confidence in the Philippines is at an all time high buoyed by the promise of future reforms

Canadian coffee and donuts giant Tim Hortons coming to PH

Jul 29, 2016 - 5:15 PM

Restaurant Brands International Incorporated the firm behind Tim Hortons as well as Burger King announces a joint venture with local investors to bring the chain to the country

COFFEE AND BURGERS. A shopping plaza sign features both a Burger King and a Tim Hortons restaurant in Toronto, Canada, 26 August 2014. File Photo Warren Toda/EPA

Bank lending, liquidity up in May

Jun 30, 2016 - 5:25 PM

Domestic liquidity grows by 13 5 to hit almost P8 7 trillion says the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

Canned food linked to hormone-disrupting BPA – study

Jun 30, 2016 - 2:29 PM

The study also suggests that specific canned foods are linked to higher levels of Bisphenol A a hormone disrupting industrial chemical

World Bank cuts 2016 global growth forecast to 2.4%

Jun 08, 2016 - 3:25 PM

Commodity exporting nations are particularly hit but expectations for the Philippines and East Asia stay the same

Malaysia to raise drinking age to 21

Jun 01, 2016 - 5:49 PM

The new threshold goes into effect on December 1 2017 along with a new requirement that manufacturers add warnings on the health dangers of alcohol consumption to their product labels

Half of Filipinos splurge on food during payday – Lazada poll

May 24, 2016 - 10:05 PM

In a Lazada survey nearly 50 say they spend more for a payday meal vs a regular meal

Philippine economy to top ASEAN-5 in 2016 – IMF

May 03, 2016 - 6:15 PM

Continued strong domestic demand will help the country offset risks from a volatile global market says the International Monetary Fund

China wields increasing power in world wine market – study

Apr 19, 2016 - 1:50 PM

The International Organization of Vine and Wine says China remains the main driver of growth in the global wine industry

epa03248344 Wine dealers and producers from around the world meet with consumers and distributors at 'Topwine China 2012' in Beijing, China, 04 June 2012. China has a rapidly growing market for wine both from the finest of French vintages to mass market production from thousands of domestic producers. EPA/ADRIAN BRADSHAW

Facts about China's 2016-2020 growth plan

Mar 05, 2016 - 7:33 PM

Here s what you should know about China s 13th 5 Year Plan which is due to be approved by the National People s Congress

NEW PLAN. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (R) and Chinese President Xi Jinping leave after the opening of the 4th Session of the 12th National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Photo by Wu Hong/EPA

PH banks' lending expands by 15.8% in January

Feb 29, 2016 - 4:19 PM

Loans for production activities rise by 15 6 led by real estate while loans for household consumption increase by 16 3

Moody's: PH growth in 2016 likely better than peers

Feb 01, 2016 - 7:18 PM

The Philippines has shown strong growth compared to export oriented Asian economies says Moody s

Philippines gets credit rating upgrade from NICE

Jan 23, 2016 - 9:54 AM

With this latest credit rating action from NICE Fitch Ratings remains the only agency that assigns the minimum investment grade to the Philippines

UP A NOTCH. The upgrade anchors on improved government transparency and enhanced environment backed by expanded infrastructure

10 Christmas stories around the world you (also) probably missed

Dec 29, 2015 - 1:28 PM

Last minute preps for Christmas made me miss the news I read back on people stories that happened during the holidays and came up with this list

Sustaina Claus has a Christmas message for you

Dec 09, 2015 - 6:05 PM

This Green Santa wants you to rethink the consumerist driven holiday season

'GREEN SANTA.' Sustaina Claus is in Paris for the UN climate change conference. Photo from Sustaina Claus Facebook account

WATCH: Indonesian kids hooked on cigarettes

Nov 19, 2015 - 12:24 PM

In Indonesia kids as young as 2 years old are hooked on cigarettes

CHILD SMOKER. Indonesia's smoking problem affects at least half of the population. Screenshot from YouTube video

Indonesians' new love for steak means increased greenhouse gas emissions

Nov 18, 2015 - 6:06 PM

Emissions are predicted to jump dramatically as demand skyrockets since the livestock sector is a major contributor to climate change – accounting for 14 5 of the total global amount of greenhouse gas emissions caused by human activity

LOVE FOR STEAK. Indonesians' growing love for meat means more greenhouse gas emissions from the country of 250 million people. Photo by Natashya Gutierrez

Coffee remains Filipinos' staple beverage – study

Oct 19, 2015 - 4:40 PM

Coffee primarily the 3 in 1 variety grows to 10 in June 2015 from 4 in the same period last year a Kantar Worldpanel study shows

GROWTH. Coffee more than doubles its growth from 4% in June 2014 to 10% in June 2015, outpacing the growth of the total beverage segment at  5% for the same period, a Kantar Worldpanel study shows. Images from Shutterstock

US retail sales edge up in September

Oct 14, 2015 - 10:01 PM

Retail sales are a sign of the strength of consumer spending which drives about two thirds of the US economy s activity

Smoking, alcohol, obesity tar Europe's bill of health – WHO

Sep 23, 2015 - 6:32 PM

While Europeans are living longer than ever before increases in life expectancy and declines in premature mortality may flatten off if the 3 big lifestyle risk factors are not dealt with a senior WHO director says

Salary loans subject to tighter monitoring

Sep 10, 2015 - 6:00 PM

Among the changes include the central bank s renaming of salary loans to salary based general purpose consumption loans

NEW GUIDELINES. BSP says salary loans had been renamed to salary-based general-purpose consumption loans.and redefined primarily to emphasize the nature and purpose of the said loans.

How the millennial consumer is reshaping the PH economy

Aug 26, 2015 - 5:30 PM

Maybank says the Philippines young population and declining fertility rate will lead to an increase in the number of working adults who will drive domestic demand and spur economic growth

THE LATTE GENERATION. The ubiquitous coffee place is the start of the Millennial workforce's expanding consumption trends, which in turn is reshaping the Philippine economy. Shutterstock photo

Filipino consumers 'most optimistic' in Southeast Asia – poll

Jul 28, 2015 - 1:54 PM

After settling essential living expenses Filipinos spend on holidays home improvements and out of home entertainment the results of a Nielsen survey show

PH gets credit rating upgrade from Japan

Jul 06, 2015 - 6:32 PM

The latest upgrade from Japan Credit Rating Agency is the 22nd positive rating action for the country from international credit rating agencies like S P Moody’s and Fitch

Focus on consumers in smaller Southeast Asia cities – Nielsen

Jun 01, 2015 - 12:45 AM

The population of Southeast Asia’s towns and small cities will be 231 million and account for 80 of ASEAN in the coming decade

Crowd of moving people

Indigenous vegetables and the Filipino diet

Apr 30, 2015 - 12:18 AM

The decreasing number of Filipinos consuming vegetables is alarming and might lead to bigger problems related to malnutrition

Imports surge by 11.2% in February

Apr 28, 2015 - 1:24 PM

The surge is likely reflective of upbeat domestic demand particularly in private consumption and investments says NEDA

 February imports suge by 11.2% rebounding from a fall in January

Meralco records 2.2% sales growth in Q1

Apr 22, 2015 - 5:15 PM

Higher consumption buoys the sales growth of the utility firm in the first quarter of 2015

What are the top 20 food products consumed by Filipinos?

Mar 28, 2015 - 3:44 PM

The latest Food Consumption Survey reveals that among the top 5 are rice salt cooking oil coffee and sugar

COMMON. The FCS results show that the top 20 commonly consumed food products by Filipinos remain unchanged.

More Filipinos eat less – survey

Mar 27, 2015 - 1:58 PM

According to the Food Consumption Survey done by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute 7 in 10 Filipino households do not meet the daily dietary energy requirements

epa01769192 A Filipino couple try to feed their children as they share a bowl of rice at a roadside in an urban poor district of Quezon City, east of Manila, Philippines 22 June 2009. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimates that world hunger could reach a historic high in 2009, with 1.02 billion people going hungry every day. The FAO reports that poor communities have less access to food due to lower income, rising unemployment and rising prices of food resulting from the world economic crisis. EPA/ROLEX DELA PENA

ADB: Private consumption to boost PH economy in 2015

Mar 24, 2015 - 5:22 PM

Factors that powered private consumption in 2014 will continue this year the Asian Development Bank says in a report as it forecasts 6 4 GDP growth for the country in 2015

Helping Filipinos save on electricity bills

Mar 17, 2015 - 12:50 PM

WattSmart energy management platform aims to help consumers re evaluate their electricity consumption and in turn lower their monthly bills

Buying power unchanged for almost half of Filipinos

Feb 16, 2015 - 6:55 PM

A Kantar Worldpanel survey shows 48 of Filipinos saying their buying power is unchanged since 2013 while 19 from class ABC say it decreased last year

Abortion, affairs top moral no-no’s for Filipinos – survey

Jan 14, 2015 - 10:00 AM

Pew Research Center surveys where the Philippines and 39 other countries stand on abortion extra marital affairs gambling pre marital sex divorce homosexuality drinking alcohol contraceptives

The preferred consumer stocks in 2015

Jan 07, 2015 - 2:52 PM

A great economy creates a great stock market Because of this we are now entering the 6th year of our bull market