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5 items for the cactus lover in you

Jul 06, 2018 - 6:41 PM

Get a spike from these sharp-looking cactus items

Cool geeky items you could find on Lazada

Jun 22, 2018 - 6:51 PM

“The geek shall inherit the earth.”

Incredible items for the ‘Incredibles 2’ weekend

Jun 14, 2018 - 9:23 PM

Get ready to express your fandom as the film premieres on June 14

I’ve got a good feeling about these ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ inspired looks

May 17, 2018 - 3:36 PM

Check out these gear to get ready for the premiere

All the 'Avengers: Infinity War' merch you can get in the Philippines

Apr 26, 2018 - 4:48 PM

Want more 'Avengers'? Here's how you can channel your inner superhero IRL.

Smuggling charges filed against Davao ukay-ukay merchandisers, brokers

Jan 31, 2018 - 8:04 PM

G-Joyce Enterprises and Zainar General Merchandise are charged separately with importing prohibited used clothing and rags with a value of over P4 million

SMUGGLED UKAY-UKAY. The Bureau of Customs inspects a shipment. Photo from

Loot guide: 20 cool stuff we wanted to buy at ESGS

Nov 01, 2016 - 11:41 AM

Check out our list if you re planning to do some early geek friendly Christmas shopping We ve included links to online stores to help you out

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

Be inspired to 'make your move' with these new Rappler Shop t-shirts

Apr 29, 2016 - 4:11 PM

Stay motivated to do good with 3 new designs

PH exports fall by 3.9% in January 2016

Mar 10, 2016 - 4:37 PM

NEDA attributes the decline to weak global recovery and warns that it may continue

PH merchandise exports dip by 5.6% in 2015

Feb 16, 2016 - 5:14 PM

The trade department says weak demand from China and Japan pulled down regional exports but there are signs of growing optimism as it predicts total Philippine exports to grow by 8 to 9 for 2016

Philippines tops Asian peers in imports in November 2015

Jan 26, 2016 - 4:39 PM

Although the Philippines’ overall imports increased its imports of mineral products and lubricants slid by 40 1

TOP DESTINATION. Raw materials and intermediate goods account for 41.4% of the Philippines’ total imports. Filipino workers on a construction site in Manila, Philippines, January 29, 2015. Photo by EPA/Ritchie B. Tongco

Moody's lowers Philippine GDP forecast for Q4 2015

Jan 22, 2016 - 4:36 PM

Moody s Analytics says strong growth in services including BPO is helping offset weakness in exports from sluggish global demand and in agriculture

SLOWER GROWTH. The slash in GDP growth projection is due to slowing export growth, fiscal underspending, and the impact of the El Niño-related dry spell on agricultural production

PH exports continue decline in November

Jan 12, 2016 - 4:09 PM

Given the performance of the export sector in the first 11 months of 2015 the full year target is unlikely to have been met NEDA s Arsenio Balisacan says

DECLINE. The Philippines records though the least export decline among the monitored economies in East and Southeast Asia for November 2015.

Imports rise anew, up 16.8% in October

Dec 29, 2015 - 8:20 PM

The upswing in October the 5th straight month of growth also means that the Philippines outpaced its Asian neighbors

PH exports down again in October

Dec 10, 2015 - 6:55 PM

UPDATED Exports performance in the succeeding months is also anticipated to remain weak NEDA s Arsenio Balisacan says

GROWTH FACTOR. The recovery of shipments of electronic products that grew by 7.3%, on the back of stronger exports in semiconductors which grew by 11.7% offset the overall drag in PH exports growth in October 2015.

PH exports post biggest decline in September

Nov 10, 2015 - 5:22 PM

Nonetheless signs of a possible rebound of the country’s merchandise exports in the fourth quarter are likely owing to better prospects in Japan US and the Eurozone says NEDA chief Arsenio Balisacan

A factory worker makes parts at a joint venture Chinese and Japanese electronics firm manufacturing digitally controlled machinery for automotive, aviation, chemical, and manufacturing industries, in Yinchuan, 03 September 2004 in northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous region. Foreign investors are being lured with offers of preferential tax and land use treatment in a bid to encourage more foreign investment into China's impoverished western regions. AFP PHOTO/Frederic J. BROWN

PH exports decline anew in August

Oct 09, 2015 - 3:41 PM

This marks the 5th consecutive month of negative export growth in 2015

SHARE. Components / devices (semiconductors) has the biggest share of 33.5% among electronic products and grew by 8.6% to $1.72 billion in August 2015 from $1.58 billion in August 2014. File photo from Agence France-Presse

PH exports continue to fall in July

Sep 10, 2015 - 3:10 PM

Easing commodity prices worldwide could dampen export revenue prospects in the near-term, the NEDA chief says

SLOWDOWN. Exports of semiconductors are expected to slow down in the fourth quarter of the year owing to weak orders from the EU (European Union), China, and Japan, NEDA says. File photo by Agence France-Presse

PH economic growth picking up despite slip in exports – Moody's

Aug 22, 2015 - 10:18 AM

Merchandise exports – which contribute 30 40 to GDP – however decline by 4 7 in the first semester the Philippine Statistics Authority says

PICKING UP STEAM. Moody’s says stronger government spending allowed the Philippine economy to recover from its dismal performance in the first quarter

PH exports continue decline in June

Aug 11, 2015 - 4:54 PM

Weak external demand continues to affect the country’s external trade performance

SEMICONDUCTOR. Semiconductors, which has the biggest share in Philippine exports at 33.3% among electronic products, increased by 16.9% to $1.76 billion in June 2015. File photo by Agence France-Presse

PH should boost R and D sector – economist

Jul 16, 2015 - 9:30 AM

The Philippines needs to build more farm to market roads and boost the research and development sector to sustain or even improve its economic growth says an economist

LIBERALIZATION. If the Philippines wants to make the most of ASEAN integration, the country must introduce essential reforms including the liberalization of key sectors of the economy. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz / Rappler

PH exports fall in April, lowest in 2 years

Jun 10, 2015 - 2:59 PM

Fragile global economic conditions among others pulled down Philippine exports growth in April says the National Economic and Development Authority

Imports fall by 6.8% in March

May 26, 2015 - 2:45 PM

Lower oil prices and lesser demand for non oil mineral products drag the merchandise imports performance in March

SEMICONDUCTOR WORKERS. The Philippines aims to go beyond merely assembling semiconductors and other electronic exports and enter the high-value stage of designing and inventing electronics. File photo by AFP

PH exports rebound in March

May 12, 2015 - 3:03 PM

The 2 1 recovery is the first since November yet still not enough to buoy the first quarter merchandise exports performance

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

PH exports drop for 3rd straight month in February

Apr 08, 2015 - 3:24 PM

UPDATED Lower sales in agro based products manufactures and petroleum products have caused the decline of Philippine merchandise exports by 3 1 in February

PH exports decline anew in January

Mar 10, 2015 - 6:12 PM

Weaker demand in manufactures and lower sales from petroleum pull down total exports growth NEDA says

COA wants 6 DOH suppliers sanctioned for delivery delays

Feb 11, 2015 - 9:37 PM

There were instances that DOH resolved to extend the delivery without [charging] liquidated damages to suppliers

Erotic 'Fifty Shades of Grey' starts worldwide rollout

Feb 11, 2015 - 7:10 PM

Germany France Belgium Serbia and the Philippines are the first ones to see the movie based on E L James novel

Photo courtesy of Columbia Pictures/United International Pictures

PH exports hit 9% growth in 2014

Feb 10, 2015 - 4:21 PM

The strong performance offsets the December exports growth slump of 3 2

Imports decline to 10.8% in November 2014

Jan 27, 2015 - 2:00 PM

Declining global oil prices contribute to the lower payments for mineral fuels imports for the month NEDA says

PH exports growth outperforms China anew

Jan 09, 2015 - 2:35 PM

UPDATED The country’s export performance is also the highest for the 3rd time in 2014 beating other economies in the region NEDA reports

Vietnam seen as PH’s electronics exports rival

Dec 18, 2014 - 8:42 PM

This is due to Vietnam s lower electricity rates and better port condition

ELECTRONICS EXPORT. The country's electronics industry is seen to hit the $100-billion mark in 2015. File photo by AFP.

PH export growth slowest in Oct at 2.9%

Dec 10, 2014 - 4:10 PM

The slowest growth in 6 months is attributed to the weaker sales of minerals petroleum and forest products the National Economic and Development Authority says

GROWTH CONTRIBUTOR. For the 5th consecutive month, exports of electronic products grew by 4.5%, at $2.2 billion from $2.1 billion in October 2013. File photo by Agence France-Presse

PH export growth seen to exceed 2014 target – DTI

Dec 09, 2014 - 12:25 PM

Philippine export revenues are also expected to breach the 100 billion mark in 2015

PH import growth contracts to 2.6% in Sept

Nov 25, 2014 - 5:39 PM

Overall imports growth remains ‘positive’ for 2014 the National Economic and Development Authority says

PH export growth outperforms China, jumps 15.7% in Sept

Nov 11, 2014 - 4:03 PM

The latest merchandise export growth signals the rebound of the exports sector even surpassing most economies in the region during the period NEDA says

Netizens celebrate Hello Kitty's 40th birthday

Nov 01, 2014 - 11:37 PM

Hello Kitty fans show how much they love her

Imports down by 1.3% in August

Oct 24, 2014 - 6:01 PM

Reduced purchases of imported raw materials intermediate goods and mineral fuels and lubricants drag down imports growth for the period

Import growth flat in July

Sep 25, 2014 - 7:07 PM

Other East and Southeast Asian economies are also experiencing decrease in imports NEDA says

PH imports recover in January: 21.8% growth

Mar 25, 2014 - 1:36 PM

NEDA Director General Arsenio Balisacan says the latest import figures suggest an upward trend in imports

Exports grow for 8th straight month in January

Mar 11, 2014 - 5:34 PM

NEDA says the upward trajectory of the manufacturing sector buoyed exports growth

SUSTAINED DEMAND. Philippine goods, particularly electronic products, continue to enjoy strong demand overseas. File Photo from AFP

IN PHOTOS: ‘Altered Perspective’ fashion show

Mar 29, 2013 - 6:53 PM

Here are 25 of the best looks from graduating fashion students of College of Saint Benilde

‘OH MY GODDESS.’ Kathleen Que’s super glamorous ruffled creations are fit for Aphrodite. All photos by Pia Ranada

Tuna, banana hike October exports by 6.1% to $4.4-B

Dec 11, 2012 - 11:27 AM

Agriculture exports push up the country s merchandise exports to a 6 1 growth in October says the National Statistics Office

Is PH really diversifying its exports?

Nov 13, 2012 - 8:17 PM

Other exports accounted for 36 76 of total in September with as much as 1 76 billion in revenues This reflects a hefty 79 85 growth from a year ago

EXPORTS. A crane stacks shipping containers of Philippine products for export at the international container port in Manila. Photo by AFP

Plants vs. Zombies at the Ayala Malls

Jul 11, 2012 - 4:10 PM

Weekends are fun again with these lovable plants and hilarious zombies

OUT OF THE GAME and into real life. Plants vs. Zombies at the Ayala Malls this July until August.

February exports post 10-month high at 14.6%

Apr 12, 2012 - 5:01 PM

After a lackluster performance for almost a year the country s merchandise exports posted a 10 month high of 14 6 in February prompting analysts to say the a recovery is on its way

5 tips on how merchants can thrive in the age of Internet

Mar 21, 2012 - 9:49 AM

Experts in marketing media and telecommunications dish out up to the minute advice for the rapidly changing internet age