VLOG: Alfonso, Cavite holds Holy Wednesday procession

Apr 12, 2017 - 10:35 PM

The procession portrays the Passion of Christ and depicts the night of his death from the apostles to the crucifixion

#WalangPasok: Work suspensions, Wednesday, April 12

Apr 11, 2017 - 2:34 PM

UPDATED Bookmark and refresh this page for a list of areas and offices where work has been suspended for Wednesday April 12

Background photo by Darren Langit

TRANSCRIPT: Cardinal Tagle on the start of Lent

Mar 04, 2017 - 2:34 PM

Kapag walang masyadong nangyayaring pagbabago sa lipunan ang isa nating dapat tingnan ay ang loob

GENUINE CHANGE. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle urges a change of heart as Catholics begin the penitential season of Lent. Photo by Eric Paul Guanlao/Archdiocese of Manila (www.rcam.org)

#PugadBaboy: Hippie No More

Mar 04, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Cardinal Tagle on Ash Wednesday: Change begins within

Mar 01, 2017 - 12:35 PM

Ang pinakamahalaga natin siguro na kontribusyon sa bayan at sa mundo ngayon ay ang pagbabagong loob Cardinal Tagle says on Ash Wednesday

ASH WEDNESDAY. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle puts ashes on the foreheads of Catholics on March 1, 2017, as they mark Ash Wednesday, the start of the penitential season of Lent. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

House to pass death penalty bill on 2nd reading on Ash Wednesday

Mar 01, 2017 - 10:16 AM

There is nothing wrong with striking out plunder under the bill since lawmakers may include the crime in future amendments to the law says Deputy Speaker Fredenil Castro

APPROVAL SOON. The House terminated the debate on the death penalty measure after only 7 session days. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

World should learn to 'navigate' through Duterte – expert

Oct 30, 2016 - 12:42 AM

Foreign affairs analyst Lucio Pitlo III stresses the need to look at the substance more than the form of President Rodrigo Duterte’s statements

CHIEF DIPLOMAT. President Rodrigo Duterte bids farewell to Japanese officials at Japan’s Haneda airport on October 27, 2016, following a state visit. Photo by Simeon Celi/Presidential Photo

Duterte told of protocol: 'You do it for the country'

Oct 26, 2016 - 8:05 PM

In diplomacy protocol is very important seasoned diplomat Leticia Ramos Shahani says as President Rodrigo Duterte visits Japan

JAPAN TRIP. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte takes a breather before meeting overseas Filipinos in Japan at the Palace Hotel in Tokyo on October 25, 2016. Photo by Karl Norman Alonzo/Presidential Photos

Cardinal Tagle hits false charity as Lent begins

Feb 10, 2016 - 3:36 PM

Charity ‘that only calls attention to oneself’ is an insult to the receiver Cardinal Tagle says on Ash Wednesday

'REPENT, BELIEVE.' Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle marks foreheads with ashes on Ash Wednesday, February 10, 2016, the start of the 40-day penitential season of Lent. Photo by Noli Yamsuan/Archdiocese of Manila

‘Patriot first class’: Wednesday Club, senators remember Joker Arroyo

Oct 07, 2015 - 5:50 PM

UPDATED ‘He would be leaving behind a nation that still suffers from the same problems that he liked to rant about with fierce dedication He left us to face all these ’

HERE’S TO JOKER. The 88-year-old former Senator Joker Arroyo, who died October 5, 2015, is remembered as a dissenter, maverick, defender, and fiscalizer. This photo, courtesy of the Office of Senate Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto, was taken when the two senator friends went white water rafting in Cagayan de Oro in 2007.

Tagle warns vs creeping 'culture of indifference'

Feb 18, 2015 - 5:20 PM

The Manila archbishop says the Filipino mentality of trabaho lang walang personalan for one can lead to indifference to the needs of others

'REPENT, BELIEVE.' Fr Regie Malicdem imposes ashes on Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle on Ash Wednesday, February 18, 2015. Photo by Noli Yamsuan/Archdiocese of Manila

Tagle exempts Chinese from Ash Wednesday fasting

Feb 11, 2015 - 4:56 PM

In the Manila Archdiocese exempted Chinese Filipino and Chinese Catholics must engage in some other forms of penance on Ash Wednesday

PENITENTIAL SEASON. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle marks foreheads with ashes to start the 40-day period of Lent. File photo by Noli Yamsuan/RCAM AOC

Pope: Be 'islands of mercy' in 'sea of indifference'

Jan 28, 2015 - 11:24 AM

In his message for Lent Pope Francis warns against taking refuge in a universal love while failing to see the poor sitting before our closed doors

'WEEP FOR OTHERS.' Pope Francis hugs two children – one of them having cried before him – during a meeting with the youth at the University of Santo Tomas in Manila, Philippines, on January 18, 2015. Photo by Ettore Ferrari/EPA

Class suspensions: Wednesday, July 16

Jul 15, 2014 - 11:47 PM

Bookmark and refresh this page for a list of schools and areas where classes have been suspended for Wednesday July 16

Don't be hypocrites, Tagle tells Catholics on Ash Wednesday

Mar 05, 2014 - 3:05 PM

At the start of the 40 day penitential season Cardinal Tagle asks Catholics to become poor for others

Hump day: 5 tips to get through the middle of the week

Feb 05, 2014 - 12:59 PM

Want to fast forward to the weekend already? Here are a few tips to help make Wednesday more than just hump day

TOUGH DAY? Try these tips

Class suspensions: Wednesday, January 22

Jan 21, 2014 - 10:15 PM

Bookmark and refresh this page for a list of schools and areas where classes have been suspended for Wednesday January 22

This Holy Week, fast your way to health

Mar 27, 2013 - 6:07 AM

Want to do some cleansing but don t know where to start? Here are easy to follow ideas they re affordable too

GO LIGHT. On a raw food detox, just eat raw fruits and vegetables. Photo from Microsoft Office Image

Virtual Visita Iglesia in a click

Mar 23, 2013 - 11:45 PM

Rappler s virtual Visita Iglesia allows visitors to tour 14 Philippine churches and do the Stations of the Cross at their own pace

VIRTUAL TOUR. This church in Mahatao, Batanes is one of the churches we will visit during Rappler's virtual Visita Iglesia. Photo by Fung Yu

Cracking your food craving code

Mar 13, 2013 - 3:55 PM

What do your food cravings say about your health? Rappler helps you crack your food craving code

CRAVING TAPA? When it craves meat, your body is telling you it lacks certain nutrients. All photos by Pia Ranada

Yes, I run because I’m crazy

Mar 13, 2013 - 8:53 AM

42 kilometers? Why? That’s just crazy That’s one reaction I got to my first attempt to join a marathon

FREAKIN' CRAZY. Writer and mother Nikka Santos is one of the world's one percent that has run the distance. All photos courtesy of Nikka Santos

Welcome silence: Enter Inner Space

Mar 06, 2013 - 1:56 PM

Looking for a refuge and a place of quiet in the city? Here s a place to chill out

TIME OUT. 'For a stable connection with yourself, you need to enter silence with lightness and easiness. Introversion and solitude will facilitate this gentle approach to silence.' Photo from the Inner Space Manila Facebook page

The silent way of nature

Feb 20, 2013 - 6:44 PM

We have learned to feed our bodies with quick meals but we are also led to increased obesity short attention spans and a growing addiction for more of the same empty stuff

SILENCE IS STRENGTH. In silence, activate your positive and best qualities through the power of your concentrated thoughts. Screen grab from YouTube (BK John Bhai Kumar)

Home of the Living Hope: Portrait of a happy home

Feb 20, 2013 - 3:39 PM

This home is how a healthy home should be

A HEALTHY HOME. From the outside, the Home is already a relaxing sight. All photos by Rhea Claire Madarang

Tagle: It's fasting, not diet

Feb 13, 2013 - 5:53 PM

Considered a papal contender Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle reminds Catholics about the value of fasting on Ash Wednesday

Pope Benedict to hold last meet with priests

Feb 12, 2013 - 10:57 PM

As part of the transition he will also hold a special Ash Wednesday mass in St Peter s Basilica

LAST GOODBYE. A black and white photo shows Pope Benedict XVI greeting priests and bishops on May 16, 2012 in Saint-Peter's square at the end of his weekly general audience. VINCENZO PINTO, AFP PHOTO.

Holy Wednesday

Apr 04, 2012 - 12:16 AM

A successful leap of faith requires your attention as it is the quiet and often indistinct voice of your inner self that will point you toward your ultimate destination

Surviving darkness

Apr 03, 2012 - 11:57 PM

Salvation is not so much about receiving divine grace; it is about our own giving and sharing of the grace we have received, even as we go through all the pains and difficulties and challenges.

Tagle: Prepare for Ash Wednesday

Feb 18, 2012 - 12:09 PM

Erring priests also need Lenten repentance

ARCHBISHOP'S REMINDER. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Tagle reminds Catholics to go to church on Ash Wednesday. Photo courtesy of Jesuit Communications