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Economic team urges agriculture dept to solve food supply problems

Nov 06, 2018 - 6:05 PM

The government's economic team says the Department of Agriculture must improve farmers' productivity to bring food prices down

FOOD PRICES. The government's economic team urges the Agriculture Department to implement reforms. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Rising food prices may worsen child malnutrition in PH

Oct 09, 2018 - 5:49 PM

Rapid inflation and misconceptions on what to feed children would aggravate the 'very high' levels of child malnutrition in the Philippines, says UNICEF

NUTRITION. Child malnutrition has been a problem among several Filipino households for years, official statistics show. File photo by Fritzie Rodriguez/Rappler

[OPINION] Food for thought: Hungry for change

Oct 03, 2018 - 9:33 AM

Please, before we say that we should not politicize food, consider this fact: literally everything we put in our mouths is political, and we haven't even started talking about sex

[OPINION] Can government deliver us from runaway inflation?

Aug 08, 2018 - 10:04 AM

Half of the recent inflation can be explained by food prices alone. This is crucial since the poor spend a larger share of their incomes on food.

Philippine inflation rises to 4.5% in April 2018

May 04, 2018 - 10:15 AM

Inflation reaches another 5-year high amid price increases for alcoholic beverages and tobacco; transport; as well as housing, water, electricity, gas, and other fuels

Inflation hits 3-year high of 4% in January

Feb 06, 2018 - 2:50 PM

The government attributes the increase partly to the tax reform law, which took effect in January

Inflation slows to 3.3% in November amid lower food prices

Dec 05, 2017 - 4:25 PM

A slowdown is seen in November after 4 straight months of rising prices

Higher fuel, food prices push PH inflation in October to 3-year high

Nov 07, 2017 - 3:26 PM

The Philippine inflation rate of 3.5% in October 2017 is the highest since November 2014, when it registered 3.7%

A costumer buys vegetables at a market in Manila on January 4, 2013. The Philippines' inflation rate fell to a five-year low last year, the government said Friday, helping efforts to hold down interest rates and boost economic growth. Consumer prices expanded by 3.2 percent for the entire 2012, substantially lower than the 4.6 percent recorded in 2011, the National Statistics Office said. AFP PHOTO / JAY DIRECTO / AFP PHOTO / JAY DIRECTO

Rising food prices push PH inflation higher in September

Oct 05, 2017 - 1:45 PM

(UPDATED) Faster price increases are recorded for corn, fish, and vegetables, among others, based on data from the Philippine Statistics Authority

Inflation rises to 3.1% in August

Sep 05, 2017 - 5:40 PM

The National Economic and Development Authority attributes the increase to higher prices of food transportation water electricity and gas

Inflation hits over 2-year high of 3.3% in February

Mar 07, 2017 - 2:20 PM

February 2017 s inflation level is the highest since November 2014 but the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas says the figure still falls within its target range

A poultry vendor examines chickens at a public market in Manila, 08 June 2005, amid reports of a bird flu outbreak. The Philippines on Friday confirmed the country's first case of bird flu in an isolated farm outside of Manila, but said the risk to human health was next to zero. AFP PHOTO / AFP PHOTO / STR

Inflation hits 2.7% in January

Feb 07, 2017 - 3:05 PM

Prices rise at a faster rate than at any point last year due to increases in oil transport housing and utilities according to NEDA

Inflation rises to 2.5% in November

Dec 06, 2016 - 10:20 PM

The increase means the country s inflation rate is at its highest level since February 2015

DOF expects October inflation at 2.5%

Oct 28, 2016 - 12:54 PM

Benign inflation will continue to support economic growth and steel the economy from external volatilities DOF Undersecretary Gil Beltran says

WITHIN RANGE. The expected uptick would peg the 10-month inflation rate at 1.6%, which is still below the Development Budget Coordination Committee (DBCC)'s target range of 2% to 4% in 2016. Photo by Agence France-Presse

Inflation rises to 2.3% in September

Oct 05, 2016 - 6:06 PM

The September figure – the highest recorded for the year so far – is still within the central bank s forecast of 1 6 to 2 4

Inflation slows to 1.8% in August on lower food prices

Sep 07, 2016 - 3:15 PM

The relatively low and manageable inflation environment is expected to continue for the rest of the year says NEDA

A customer buy garlic at a market in Manila on August 5, 2014. Philippine inflation shot up to a nearly three-year high of 4.9 percent in July, the government said, when many Filipinos were priced out of food items such as garlic. AFP PHOTO / Jay DIRECTO / AFP PHOTO / JAY DIRECTO

Inflation 'steady' at 1.9% in July – NEDA

Aug 05, 2016 - 3:28 PM

‘The steady inflation in July is due to slower increases in food prices which offset higher electricity charges ’ says Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia

Inflation rises by 1.9% in June 2016

Jul 05, 2016 - 7:25 PM

The rising price of oil and the lingering effects of El Niño push the Philippines inflation up

Inflation up 1.6% in May, highest this year

Jun 08, 2016 - 8:43 AM

NEDA attributes the increase to election spending and supply constraints caused by El Niño

Inflation up 1.1% in March

Apr 05, 2016 - 7:10 PM

Higher prices are recorded for meat fish and eggs while rice prices continue to decline

February inflation dips to 4-month low

Mar 05, 2016 - 10:10 AM

BSP Governor Amando Tetangco Jr says the February inflation outturn continues to support BSP s outlook of within target inflation over the next two years

FOOD PRICES. Slower increases in food prices from adequate domestic supply ease inflation in the previous quarter, the central bank reports

Inflation eases in January, thanks to lower oil prices

Feb 06, 2016 - 3:18 AM

Headline inflation slows down to 1 3 year on year in January from 1 5 in December 2015

GOOD NEWS. A low inflation rate is welcome news because it implies lower cost of doing business and greater purchasing power, among others

Inflation kicks up to 1.1% in November

Dec 05, 2015 - 11:45 AM

November s inflation is within the 0 4 to 1 1 forecast of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

WITHIN FORECAST. BSP Governor Amando Tetangco Jr says November's inflation signals that his office's stance of policy right now is appropriate

Inflation hits another all-time low

Sep 04, 2015 - 5:00 PM

The 0 6 August 2015 inflation brings the year to date headline inflation to 1 7 below the target range of 2 4 set by the government for the year

July inflation to hit below 1% – forecast

Jul 29, 2015 - 5:45 PM

An estimated 0 7 inflation rate is seen due to lower fuel prices slashed Meralco rates and decreasing food prices a finance undersecretary says

5 reasons why inflation eased in Q2

Jul 24, 2015 - 1:05 PM

Adequate domestic supply slowed down price increases in most food items contributing to the continued easing of inflation in the previous quarter the central bank says

Inflation eases to record-breaking 1.2% in June

Jul 07, 2015 - 6:09 PM

The latest inflation rate defies economists’ expectations that it would not go any lower than 1 6 the record for May 2014

Philippine inflation unlikely to go lower than 1.6%

Jun 07, 2015 - 7:32 PM

Economists cite the good and the bad of inflation hitting a 20 year low

GOOD AND BAD. The lower-than-expected Philippine inflation rate in May has its positive and negative implications, economists say. File photo by Rappler

May inflation drops to 1.6%, lowest in 20 years

Jun 05, 2015 - 2:10 PM

Sufficient supply of key food items lower electricity and fuel prices ease inflation NEDA reports

Preventing another food price crisis vital to ending hunger

May 27, 2015 - 11:34 AM

More than 64 million are feared to fall into the hunger trap once another food crisis strikes

Inflation down 2.2% in April

May 05, 2015 - 1:56 PM

Cutbacks in electricity food and fuel prices ease inflation in April

Inflation eases at 2.4% in 1Q 2015

Apr 24, 2015 - 7:07 PM

Slower increases in food prices from adequate domestic supply ease inflation in the first quarter the central bank reports

'Drastic measures' needed to address food security

Mar 20, 2015 - 2:17 PM

With food inflation taking its toll on consumers Social Welfare Secretary Corazon Soliman says there is an urgent need to look into food security issues

Steep prices, Yolanda hike PH poverty incidence in H1 2014

Mar 06, 2015 - 2:01 PM

The country s per capita income increased by 6 4 in the first half of 2014 over 2013 but this gain was eroded by very high food prices says NEDA

POOR AND HOMELESS. Makeshift tents for poor families that have lost everything due to Super Typhoon Yolanda. File photo by EPA

Aquino orders DOJ to build case vs garlic cartel

Dec 10, 2014 - 8:53 AM

Malacañang s attention turned to garlic when its prices hit a high of P287 per kg in June 2014 – a 74 increase within a one year period

Palace: Gov't monitoring prices of basic goods

Jun 22, 2014 - 6:58 PM

The Agriculture department says opportunistic traders are jacking up prices of chicken and pork in Metro Manila

File photo from Wikipedia

Inflation picks up in April

May 06, 2014 - 12:19 PM

The government assures consumers that it has put in place measures to keep inflation manageable

MORE EXPENSIVE. Commodity prices, particularly food and utilities, go up, pushing the inflation rate in April. File photo by AFP

Junk food vs good food, what’s more expensive?

Feb 22, 2014 - 2:50 PM

Eating healthy doesn t necessarily mean spending a lot of money We compared the prices of junk food to healthier alternatives

World food prices are steadying: UN

Nov 07, 2013 - 6:42 PM

The UN s food agency says the trend was due to improved supplies and a recovery in global inventories of cereals

STEADY. The UN's food agency says global food prices are steady due to improved supply of cereals. AFP PHOTO

ADB on food security in Asia: No time for complacency

Nov 02, 2013 - 7:44 PM

Crop productivity can be raised by harnessing existing technology on land and water use

FOOD SECURITY. An ADB study warns Asian countries not to be complacent in the challenge of food security. File Photo by Jay Directo/AFP

What Filipinos do without when food prices rise

Oct 09, 2013 - 9:08 AM

A Nielsen survey shows Filipinos can be flexible in their spending choices when the cost to purchase food escalates

TRADEOFFS. What products or services do Filipinos go without when prices are high?

March inflation ease slightly to 3.2%

Apr 05, 2013 - 2:06 PM

The rate of increase of the price of goods and services eased to 3 2 in March from 3 4 in February

Global food prices fell 1.5% in November: UN agency

Dec 06, 2012 - 5:32 PM

Food prices fall on sharp drop in the prices of sugar oils and cereals

Food prices easing but remain sky-high: World Bank

Nov 30, 2012 - 11:09 AM

Global food prices have eased from their July records but remain very high putting more people in danger of hunger and malnutrition related disease the World Bank says

High food prices top UN agenda on World Food Day

Oct 16, 2012 - 6:18 PM

Global food prices rose by 1 4 last month after holding steady for two months as cereals meat and dairy prices climbed the UN s Food and Agriculture Organization reports

Global food prices steady in August: FAO

Sep 06, 2012 - 6:30 PM

FAO Assistant Director General Laurent Thomas however warned that 22 countries mostly in Africa are in protracted crisis and said the world must be prepared for food shortages

World Bank's Zoellick speaks on rising global food prices

Dec 08, 2011 - 8:00 AM

The World Bank says global food prices have shot up roughly 18 20 as the global economy slowed down