Rappler's latest stories on supplies
Data from the National Meat Inspection Service showed that from June 24, 2019 to June 22, 2020, the combined inventory of frozen dressed chicken in Metro Manila, Central Luzon, and Calabarzon surged by 60%, while local production soared by 156.44%
As European food growers grapple with the ripple effects of lockdowns, many shoppers are feeling the squeeze
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The province in Western Visayas is also eyeing more rice imports from Vietnam, Myanmar, and Thailand to address temporary shortage in the months of June and July
Storage for excess crude is running out, but 'producers remain reluctant to cut production in the short term as there are costs and consequences'
The Department of Agriculture's food supply outlook shows the country will have a 31-day deficit in pork inventory by the end of the year
The Philippines is among the countries that has conducted 'excess' buying of rice, says the World Bank
(3rd UPDATE) The Department of Agriculture says there would be enough pork during the lockdown, but admits that supply 'remains a challenge'
Parts of Metro Manila experience water service interruptions, according to think tank IBON Foundation
Over the longer term confinement orders and travel restrictions risk causing disruptions in agricultural production due to the unavailability of agricultural labor and the inability to get food to markets
Amid rice shortage fears due to coronavirus, Mindanao Development Authority Secretary Emmanuel Piñol proposes a farming method that cuts production period but yields a third of farmers' usual harvest
The government task force also asks President Rodrigo Duterte to lift minimum export requirements, so that more of the products may be used locally
Traders fear Iran could seek to block the Strait of Hormuz, which links up the Middle East's oil producers with markets in Asia, Europe, and North America
This comes after the termination of a Meralco-led consortium which was supposed to take over electricity distribution in the West African country
Part 2: What is 'onerous' now was logical before. Rappler looks at the history of how government enticed the private sector to take over water services.
A water crisis in 1997 sealed the deal for both Manila Water and Maynilad. The same problem might end it, too.
But the Philippine leader thinks China won't do such a thing because it would damage the Asian giant's reputation and because it sees its stake in the NGCP as a business
Manila Water says the Angat Dam 'continues to struggle' to reach the ideal water level, but the company has been able to address its supply deficit
Parts of Las Piñas, Parañaque, Muntinlupa, Imus, and Bacoor will have water service interruptions from September 27 to October 7. Here are the specific areas and schedules.
Agriculture Secretary William Dar leads the unloading of NFA rice in Commonwealth Market in Quezn City, which will be sold at P27 per kilo
Groups urge Filipinos to buy local rice and support Filipino farmers as they feel the severe effects of the rice tariffication law
Senator Imee Marcos urges the National Food Authority to sell its rice stock to earn revenues that may be used to buy more palay from locals
These grade 6 students prove that anyone can make a difference
Senator Cynthia Villar says the problem isn't in the rice tariffication law which she authored
The Philippines' rice stocks as of June 1 are deemed sufficient for 81 days
Manila Water says it is drawing more supply from its treatment plant in Rizal and from deep wells, and was able to reduce its system loss
The Department of Agriculture and the Department of the Interior and Local Government will team up to provide water for irrigation as well as for drinking to far-flung barangays
MWSS Chairman Reynaldo Velasco is proposing that deep wells remain open even after the water supply in Metro Manila and nearby areas stabilizes
The Angat Dam's water level inches up, but the reduced allocation for concessionaires will remain until the dam is back to its minimum operating water level
Consumers were pessimistic, but businesses were upbeat for the 2nd quarter of 2019, according to Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas surveys
Many residents of San Miguel Island in Tabaco, Albay, take daily boat trips to available water sources after their wells dried up due to prolonged El Niño
The Department of Agriculture sets up stalls in Metro Manila to boost the sales of excess mangoes. Here's where to find them.
Oil exporting countries are discussing how to stabilize a volatile oil market amid rising US-Iran tensions in the Gulf, which threaten to disrupt global supply
Drone attacks claimed by Iran-aligned Huthi rebels in Yemen shut down one of Saudi Arabia's main oil pipelines, two days after the mysterious sabotage of 4 ships, two of them Saudi tankers
Household stocks still contribute the biggest share to the Philippines' total rice inventory despite a 14.4% drop from a year ago
The Philippine government has the obligation to provide water for all. Using private companies to fulfill the right to water does not absolve the government of its obligation.
(UPDATED) Distribution utilities like Meralco are now compelled to enter into a competitive selection process instead of their prior self-negotiated deals which advocates say could burden consumers for 20 years
Certain areas in the cities of Las Piñas, Muntinlupa, Parañaque, Bacoor, and Imus are affected by Maynilad water interruptions. Check the schedules here.
The water service in households in the affected areas has been reduced to two hours a day
The local cement industry already cannot meet the Philippines' annual demand. Temporarily imposing tariffs on imported cement does not make it any better, according to Pronove Tai.
Installing water tank systems in all Department of Health hospitals and dredging waterways are some ways the Duterte government plans to address the impact of the ongoing dry spell
Unless we act wisely, we may find out too late that the enemy is not without, but within
This World Water Day is serving as a wake-up-call that the Philippines has a long way to go until it is sustainably managing its water resources
Rice stocks grow by 19.24% in February 2019 compared to the same month in 2018
Hospitals have not been spared by the water shortage hitting parts of Metro Manila. How do doctors and patients cope?
The Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System wants a long-term plan to prevent a repeat of the ongoing water shortage
(UPDATED) The executive order would establish reforms in agencies that deal with water, says Health Secretary Francisco Duque III, as he assesses the water shortage also hitting hospitals
We’ve taken for granted the structural problems of our water sector for too long. It’s high time we changed that.
Affected residents will have to wait for heavy rain to fill up the La Mesa Dam. In the long term, Manila Water eyes more water sources as a permanent fix.
As an extended dry season looms, the private sector is on the move to keep water supply sufficient