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IN VIDEOS: Undas 2019 in Manila and Pampanga

Nov 02, 2019 - 12:41 AM

Rain or shine, Filipinos visit their dearly departed

[OPINION] Dignity, beauty, and humor in death: What my mom's passing taught me

Nov 01, 2019 - 8:54 PM

'While the cancer slowly consumed my mom’s physical body, it could not do the same thing to her indomitable spirit'

On Undas, families of drug war victims cry justice for their dead

Nov 01, 2019 - 6:14 PM

For these families, the pain runs deeper as their relatives and friends did not simply die. They were killed.

STILL MOURNING. Gigi Sardido joins a prayer rally at the Mendiola Peace Arch in Manila. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Day of the Dead: Mexico's colorful cult festival

Nov 01, 2019 - 4:15 PM

Death is a celebration for Mexico two nights in a year during the Day of the Dead, a traditional festival of colors and costumes

In Davao del Sur, only few visit the dead after the earthquake

Nov 01, 2019 - 3:45 PM

Residents of Magsaysay, Davao del Sur, are more concerned about their situation – limited food and water, and having to temporarily stay in tents – than going to the cemetery

A FEW SHOW UP. In this portion of the Magsaysay Public Cemetery, less than 50 people are around in the early afternoon of All Saints Day, unlike in the past years. Photo by Allan Nawal/Rappler

Leni ‘super thankful’ for friends who still visit Jesse Robredo’s tomb 7 years on

Nov 01, 2019 - 2:40 PM

'When Jesse was still with us, Undas was spent going around the different cemeteries in Naga, lighting candles for departed friends and relatives,' Vice President Leni Robredo says

'THANKFUL.' Vice President Leni Robredo and her daughters Aika and Tricia visit the tomb of the late family patriarch Jesse Robredo on November 1, 2019. Photo from Robredo's Facebook account

U.S. embassy closed November 1

Oct 31, 2019 - 6:40 PM

The US embassy in Manila and its affiliated offices will resume regular services on Monday, November 4

US EMBASSY IN MANILA. The US Embassy in Manila will be closed on November 1, 2019 in observance of All Saints' Day. File photo by AFP

#WalangPasok: Class, work suspensions, Thursday, October 31, 2019

Oct 30, 2019 - 12:00 PM

Bookmark and refresh this page for class and work suspension announcements for Thursday, October 31, 2019, for All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day

DOLE reminds employers to pay proper wages for November holidays

Oct 29, 2019 - 5:21 PM

The Department of Labor and Employment issues guidelines for employers to compute proper wages for All Saints' Day, All Souls Day, and Bonifacio Day

PROPER WAGES. The Department of Labor and Employment issues guidelines for proper wage implementation in November holidays. File photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

LIST: Traffic rerouting schemes in Metro Manila for Undas 2019

Oct 27, 2019 - 2:25 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Check here the rerouting maps and instructions organized per Metro Manila local government unit

MOVEMENT. Thousands Filipinos flock to Bagbag Public Cemetery in Quezon City on November 1, 2018, to visit their departed loved ones in the observance of All Saints Day. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Undas 2019: Mall schedules during All Saints' Day weekend

Oct 24, 2019 - 3:25 PM

Here are mall schedules from Thursday to Sunday, October 31 to November 3, based on advisories from mall operators

Pray for Duterte, 'he is a very sick man' – Bishop David

Nov 02, 2018 - 9:13 PM

The Caloocan bishop is reacting to comments made by President Duterte that Catholic saints are fools and drunkards

‘SANTO RODRIGO.’ President Rodrigo Duterte tells an All Saints’ Day audience that Catholic saints are ‘gago’ and ‘lasenggo,’ so they should just place his photo at their altars. File photo by Ace Morandan/Malacañang

Duterte and the saints, digital authoritarianism, Harvey Weinstein | Midday wRap

Nov 02, 2018 - 12:59 PM

Watch Rappler's midday wRap with Ralf Rivas

On All Saints' Day, Duterte calls saints 'gago, drunkards'

Nov 02, 2018 - 9:36 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte jokingly advises Catholics to pay tribute to just one 'patron saint' – 'Santo Rodrigo'

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte visits the resting place of his parents the late Governor Vicente and Soledad Duterte at the Roman Catholic Public Cemetery in Davao City on November 4, 2017. Malacañan Photo

IN PHOTOS: Remembering the dead

Nov 02, 2018 - 8:25 AM

Millions flock to cemeteries to visit their departed loved ones

Observing All Saints Day with the traditional  "Panag Apoy" in Sagada, Mountain Province. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Cops arrest man carrying a gun near Marikina cemetery

Nov 01, 2018 - 10:19 PM

Marikina police arrest the owner of a flower store near the Loyola Memorial Park for concealing a pistol

QUESTIONED. Marikina police apprehend Patrick Robert Paz for carrying a gun near the Loyola Memorial Cemetery.  Contributed photo

Duterte’s message, arrested OFWs, LeBron James | Evening wRap

Nov 01, 2018 - 9:23 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Quita Chuatico

Duterte spends All Saints' Day attending to Rosita damage

Nov 01, 2018 - 7:36 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says he is satisfied with the government's efforts to address the effects of Typhoon Rosita

LOOK: Pinoy athletes bring their Halloween game on

Nov 01, 2018 - 4:58 PM

Alyssa Valdez and Jia Morado turn from slender to sumo as the La Salle Lady Spikers also go extra

TERRIFIC TANDEM. Former Ateneo stars Jia Morado and Alyssa Valdez take their BFF goals to the next level. Photo from Instagram Stories (@santoskarlo_)

Duterte urges Filipinos to follow 'virtuous example' of saints

Nov 01, 2018 - 12:17 PM

On All Saints' Day, President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to visit Benguet in relation to the deadly Mountain Province landslide

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte takes a solemn time to pay respects to the memories of his parents the late Governor Vicente and Soledad Duterte during his visit to their resting place at the Roman Catholic Public Cemetery in Davao City on November 4, 2017. Malacañan Photo

LIST: All Saints' Day traditions across the globe

Nov 01, 2018 - 12:04 PM

From visiting graves to flying kites, people from all over the world have their own unique traditions to remember and honor the dead

PHILIPPINES. Filipinos flock to cemeteries to visit the graves of departed loved ones. File Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Undas travel tips for drivers and commuters

Nov 01, 2018 - 12:13 AM

Here are some reminders and the government hot lines

LONG WAIT. Line for a bus ride to Cabanatuan in Nueva Ecija at Five Star has reached Montreal Street in Quezon City on October 31, 2018. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

WATCH: Thousands head to provinces for Undas 2018

Oct 31, 2018 - 11:30 PM

Commuters say more people headed to the provinces this year, but they feel safer now with additional security measures in place

PROVINCES. Hundreds of commuters to the provinces wait for their bus rides at the Araneta Center-Cubao terminal on October 31, 2018. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

LIST: Traffic rerouting schemes in Metro Manila cemeteries for Undas 2018

Oct 30, 2018 - 3:30 PM

Traffic rerouting schemes will take effect starting Thursday, November 1

UNDAS. Two young girls play on the top of apartment-type tombs inside the Manila North Cemetery on October 29, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

DENR to local government: Be tough on trash violators for Undas

Oct 28, 2018 - 1:45 PM

(UPDATED) ‘LGUs should not hesitate penalizing litterbugs by imposing fines or making them render community service,’ says Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu

UNDAS. People flock the Manila South Cemetery in Makati City to visit the grave of their departed loved ones in observance of the All Soul's and All Saints' Day on November 1, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

MMDA: No days off for traffic personnel during Undas 2018

Oct 21, 2018 - 7:16 PM

Metro Manila Development Authority Chairman Danilo Lim says days off will not be allowed for traffic personnel from October 27 to November 3

UNDAS. Thousands are expected to visit cemeteries in Metro Manila on All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Duterte visits parents' grave after Undas

Nov 04, 2017 - 12:56 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte's youngest son Sebastian Duterte joins this year's visit to the grave of the late Vicente and Soledad Duterte

RESPECT. President Rodrigo Duterte takes a solemn time to pay respects to the memories of his parents, the late Governor Vicente and Soledad Duterte, during his visit to their resting place at the Roman Catholic Public Cemetery in Davao City on November 4, 2017. All photos from Malacañang

The week in photos: October 28-November 3, 2017

Nov 04, 2017 - 8:44 AM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

Rohingya refugee childrens walk at Moynerghona refugee camp in the Bangladeshi district of Ukhia on October 29, 2017.Bangladesh is planning to introduce voluntary sterilisation in its overcrowded Rohingya camps, where nearly a million refugees are fighting for space, after efforts to encourage birth control failed. More than 600,000 Rohingya have arrived in Bangladesh since a military crackdown in neighbouring Myanmar in August triggered an exodus, straining resources in the impoverished country. / AFP PHOTO / Tauseef MUSTAFA

1,000 candles lit for EJK victims on All Souls' Day

Nov 02, 2017 - 11:36 PM

'Kapag ang tao ay dinuraan mo, para mo na ring dinuraan ang Diyos,' says Father Flaviano Villanueva of the Society of the Divine Word

CANDLE-LIGHTING. Relatives of victims of extrajudicial killings (EJKs) light candles for their slain loved ones at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani on November 2, 2017. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

[OPINION] Araw ng Pinatay 2017

Nov 02, 2017 - 3:00 PM

There were significantly fewer people who trooped to the cemetery. Was it because for the past year-and-a-half, our people had seen so much death courtesy of Rodrigo Duterte’s drug war, that remembering the dead on November 1 seemed superfluous?

All Saints' Day fire guts 100 houses in Davao City

Nov 02, 2017 - 12:24 AM

A lighted candle left unattended starts a neighborhood fire in Buhangin, Davao City

MONLEON'S HOUSE. The fire in Buhangin, Davao City, which started in the house of Rizalino Monleon, is contained by responders the same night on November 1, 2017. Photo from the Facebook page of Central 911's Xtian Serrano

Undas 2017: Relatives of Kian delos Santos' pray for justice

Nov 01, 2017 - 3:22 PM

Although there are no candles and flowers on Kian delos Santos' tomb on the day of the dead, his uncle, Randy delos Santos, says the 17-year-old is not forgotten

PRAYERS OF JUSTICE. Randy delos Santos, an uncle of Kian delos Santos, says they prayed for justice on All Saints' Day. Photo by Raisa Serafica/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: 'Relatively peaceful' Undas 2017 for Filipinos

Nov 01, 2017 - 3:20 PM

(UPDATED) A wanted man is arrested in Cebu City's Carreta Cemetery, while police secures the Davao Roman Catholic Cemetery or Wireless Cemetery for President Rodrigo Duterte's possible visit

RELATIVELY PEACEFUL. Thousands trooped the Carreta cemetery, one of the two most crowded cemeteries in Cebu City, on Wednesday, November 1, 2017. Photo by Mars Mosqueda Jr/Rappler

How other religions in PH observe Undas

Nov 01, 2017 - 11:46 AM

(UPDATED) Some faiths have practices similar to Undas, while others do not commemorate it at all

For parents of Atio, Guillo, ‘the pain doesn’t go away’

Nov 01, 2017 - 9:43 AM

'Who would imagine that come November 1 we would be here at wala na ang anak namin?' says a tearful Horacio Castillo II of his son Atio

GONE TOO SOON. Giullio Cesar Servando and Horacio Castillo II were both 22 years old when they died from hazing.

Undas 2017: Pray for the 'living dead,' bishop says

Nov 01, 2017 - 9:20 AM

Bishop Pablo Virgilio David hits drug war killings as Filipinos remember the dead: 'Dapat matigil na ang kahibangang ito!'

NO TO KILLINGS. A candle-lighting ritual for victims of drug war killings is held at the San Roque Cathedral in Caloocan City on October 24, 2017. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Undas 2017: Mall schedule for All Saints' Day, November 1

Oct 31, 2017 - 11:16 PM

Some shopping malls shorten operating hours in observance of All Saints' Day

Dela Rosa on Undas, Japan invests in PH, Trump aides charged | Evening wRap

Oct 31, 2017 - 8:25 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Mara Cepeda

Undas 2017: 'Drug war victims crying for justice'

Oct 31, 2017 - 8:06 PM

'Sisindihan namin ang mga kandila bilang simbolo ng aming mithiin para sa katarungan,' families of drug war victims say as Filipinos remember the dead

UNDAS 2017. A Mass is held on October 31, 2017, the eve of All Saints' Day, for victims of drug war killings in Quezon City. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

WATCH: Undas 2017 in Metro Manila

Oct 31, 2017 - 6:30 PM

Filipinos pay their respects to their departed loved ones as the Undas break begins

Philippine Red Cross first aiders, ambulances ready for Undas

Oct 31, 2017 - 6:27 PM

In case of emergency, contact Red Cross hotline 143 or the operations center: 790-23-00 loc. 199-204 or 0917-806-8513

ALL GEARED UP. The Philippine Red Cross has prepared 130 staff and volunteers to ensure security and provide medical help to the public this coming Undas. Photo courtesy of the Philippine Red Cross

Dela Rosa's Undas request: Be vigilant vs terrorist threat

Oct 31, 2017 - 3:00 PM

Philippine National Police chief Ronald dela Rosa urges the public to report suspicious activities as the nation observes All Saints' Day

Duterte's Undas message: Make world better for future generations

Oct 31, 2017 - 12:44 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says the best way to honor the dead is to change society for the good of the next generation

President Rodrigo Duterte joins Filipinos in the traditional observance of Undas (All Saints' Day). He visits his parents' grave at the Roman Catholic Cemetery in Davao City on November 1. SIMEON CELI/ Presidential Photo

Don't turn cemeteries into dumpsites, Cimatu tells Filipinos

Oct 31, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu gives tips on how to observe a garbage-free Undas

Cimatu file photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Making a living among the dead inside Navotas Public Cemetery

Oct 31, 2017 - 10:59 AM

Children and adults alike inside the Navotas Public Cemetery grab the opportunity to make money doing odd jobs that come with the Undas rush

Two boys clean an apartment tomb for a fee inside the Navotas Public Cemetery on October 27, 2017

‘No work, no pay’ rules cover October 31, November 1

Oct 31, 2017 - 7:56 AM

October 31 and November 1 are special non-working days

Schedule of activities in remembering victims of drug war

Oct 30, 2017 - 9:34 PM

Here is a list of activities on October 31, Tuesday, for those who want to remember the lives lost to the war on drugs

REMEMBERING. A mass will be held on October 31, Tuesday, at the San Isidro Labrador Parish for the victims of drug-related killings. File photo

Bank schedule: Undas 2017

Oct 30, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Here are the operating hours of various banks for Tuesday, October 31 and Wednesday, November 1

U.S. embassy closed October 31-November 1

Oct 27, 2017 - 11:07 AM

The US embassy and its affiliated offices will be open on Monday, October 30, and will resume operations on Thursday, November 2

TRAVEL ADVISORY. The United States issues a travel advisory for the province of Palawan. File photo by AFP

De Lima on Undas: Cries, pleas of thousands killed 'too loud to ignore'

Nov 01, 2016 - 2:29 PM

I shall pray on behalf of those who were killed in the government s war against drugs says the senator

The Senate Committee on Justice and Human Rights resumes on its public probe on extrajudicial killings on October 13, 2016. Photo by Alex Nuevaespana/PRIB