#wRap2014: A year of endings and beginnings


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#wRap2014: A year of endings and beginnings
Our #Wrap2014 page breaks down last year's biggest stories as we prepare for the year ahead

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MANILA, Philippines – The year 2014 resonated with many people’s emotions, whether it was frustration over religious radicals or joy over showbiz couples, or perhaps fear from Ebola outbreaks and awe at basketball fastbreaks. 

Rappler was with you all the way, providing you with the news that made your heart skip a beat, whatever the reason might have been.

To cap off the year, we’ve made a number of stories that aim to remind you of the important events in various sectors of society for 2014.

Welcome to our #Wrap2014 page, where we break down last year’s biggest stories in preparation for the year ahead. – Rappler.com


2014 in Moods

Your votes on the mood meter pinpointed 4 main moods for 2014


What PH did about climate change in 2014

From a climate-tagged budget to the country’s first climate change report, here’s what the Philippines has done to curb and prepare for the world’s biggest environmental crisis

The year that was in public health

As we wrap up the year, Rappler lists down 5 public health issues that challenged the country’s health system in 2014

Aquino’s most memorable quotes from 2014

Rappler collects President Benigno Aquino III’s unforgettable quotes of the year, some of which represented significant national developments

The Aquino Cabinet: Winners and losers of 2014

Rappler compiles a list of President Benigno Aquino III’s most efficient secretaries of 2014, and those who were not quite as successful


2014 ‘Wagi at lugi,’ winners and losers

You may or may not agree with some of the choices. We’d like to hear from you so let us know if we have a common deck for this year’s winners and losers under this section.

In Memoriam: Icons, newsmakers who died in 2014

Remember their life and times, and the legacies they left behind


No price hike can dampen Noche Buena spending 

Prices of Noche Buena favorites keep soaring through the years. But there is no stopping Filipinos from spending.

The winning investments of 2014

The stellar showing of 2014’s top investments is not a guarantee they will do well in 2015. Thus, diversifying your investments is still a must

The top 10 stocks in the PSEi for 2014

Know the top gainers for the year in the country’s benchmark of overall stock market performance


The 5 ‘hot’ tech firms of 2014

Whether through milestones achieved or controversies they got themselves into, what’s sure is they changed the landscape and are expected to blaze more trails in the coming years

Filipinos ‘thriftier’ in 2014 amid consumer woes

Filipinos are becoming more frugal to meet their long-term goals

Where to invest in 2015

The Personal Equity Retirement Account’s implementation this 2015 should encourage more Filipinos to invest, along with picking the ‘best’ investment options for them

The preferred consumer stocks in 2015

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

The ‘top 5’ wishes of PH business for 2015

Philippine business movers and shakers wish for peace, risk mitigation, rise of e-commerce, energy solutions, and non-politicized government decisions for 2015



2014: The world’s top stories

Here are the stories and issues that made the headlines – and made a huge impact on people’s lives – across the world in 2014.

Frustration fuels rise of religious radicalism

Endemic corruption, poor economic development, the failure of Arab nationalism and frustration over the Palestinian cause all contribute to the rise of Islamism as an alternative for the Middle East.

The year Putin tore up the rule book

In 2014, Vladimir Putin upends global rules with considerable chutzpah, sowing just enough uncertainty to keep the world unsure of his intentions or his next move – or whether he had even done anything wrong in the first place.


2014: The year when borders were thrown into question

2014 saw boundaries in Ukraine, Iraq and Syria thrown into question, raising fears of a new world order – yet experts say such concerns are overblown



Band-Aids, XNAs, a comet landing: 2014’s top science stories

What are the most interesting and groundbreaking discoveries and stories in science from the past year? We ask the Mind Movers of The Mind Museum.

Cannabis on a high in 2014

It’s been something of a breakthrough year for marijuana

Ebola in 2015: End of the line for a killer?

Ebola’s success could spell its downfall as scientists scramble to relegate it to a footnote of medical history

Notable natural disasters of 2014

An interactive map shows some areas in the world hit by various natural disasters in 2014



2014: The year in celebrity weddings and engagements

Jamich, Heart and Chiz, Echo and Kim, Drew and Iya, and more celebrity weddings and engagements this 2014

12 showbiz controversies of 2014

Vhong Navarro, Paolo Bediones, Derek Ramsay, Billy Crawford and more made showbiz headlines this year

These 27 foreign acts rocked the Philippines in 2014

2014 was a banner year for international concerts in the Philippines. Here are some of the best shows and our favorite moments in each one.

PH stars who died in 2014

Mark Gil, Tia Pusit, Tado Jimenez, Paul Herrera, and others who will be missed

20 great PH movies of 2014

Our movie reviewers team up to bring you a list of the year’s notable movies – from romcoms to satires to dramas



Most unforgettable Gilas Pilipinas moments of 2014

These are moments you will never get tired of reliving. These Gilas Pilipinas moments of 2014 are ones you’ll never forget

Spurs shine brightest in 2014

The San Antonio Spurs wins its 5th NBA title in 2014 showing the secret to long-term success is strong leadership and developing young talent

The nastiest dunks of 2014

Rappler’s list of the nastiest throw downs from the NBA, FIBA, and the PBA

The Top 10 Basketball Stories of 2014

Columnist Enzo Flojo looks back at some of the most compelling basketball-related stories of 2014



Twitter’s 10 biggest moments of 2014

Which Twitter posts made the most impact this year?

Facebook’s 10 best moments of 2014, according to our readers

Which Facebook posts made the most impact this year?

The 10 biggest YouTube moments of 2014, according to our readers

Which YouTube posts made the most impact in 2014?

The 10 best Tumblr moments of 2014 according to our readers

Which Tumblr posts made the most impact this year?

Readers say the 10 best Instagram moments of 2014 are…

Which Instagram posts make the most impact this year?

The 10 best selfies of 2014

Here’s a look at what the selfie-obsessed world captured this year



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