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LOOK: The 2017 Festival of Lights at Ayala Triangle

Nov 15, 2017 - 9:00 PM

It's that time of the year again!

RAINBOW LIGHTS. A gloomy, rainy night is effectively brightened by the colorful dancing lights. Photo by Inoue Jaena

10 gifts perfect for techies who love to travel

Nov 14, 2017 - 5:51 PM

Why not make traveling more fun for your friends or relatives with these gift ideas?


Beginner tips for Christmas shopping in Divisoria

Nov 10, 2017 - 12:02 PM

First time to shop in Divisoria? here's a quick guide for you!

A gamer's Christmas wishlist this 2017

Nov 07, 2017 - 1:18 PM

Here’s a rundown of gaming gear released this year that would definitely make for a merrier Christmas!

All photos from respective manufacturers

'Disney on Ice' returns to Manila with a skating extravaganza

Nov 07, 2017 - 12:30 PM

The perfect Christmas treat for your whole family!

DISNEY ON ICE. The beloved show returns to Manila for the holidays. Photo courtesy of Disney on Ice

Christmas 2017 mall schedules

Nov 06, 2017 - 2:40 PM

Here's a list of malls and their operating hours from December 1, 2017 to January 1, 2018

EXTENDED HOURS. The Philippines is known for having the longest Christmas celebration, which starts in September and ends in January. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Tim Hortons' Christmas menu 2017

Nov 05, 2017 - 9:21 PM

These yummy drinks will welcome you this Holiday season

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

11 gift ideas for the photographer in your life this 2017

Nov 01, 2017 - 6:54 PM

From cameras to essential accessories, here's what you can give your special someone who's into photography

All photos from manufacturer


IN PHOTOS: Starbucks PH's 2018 planner

Oct 28, 2017 - 8:35 PM

Plus a look at Starbucks' new Christmas drink, the Vanilla Nougat Latte!

Starbucks Planner 2018

Hong Kong Disneyland attractions that aren’t just for kids

Oct 27, 2017 - 3:31 PM

Planning to visit the happiest place on earth during the holidays? Find out which attraction is perfect for you

12 techie gift ideas for your parents

Oct 21, 2017 - 8:00 AM

From classy cord organizers to premium Bluetooth speakers, we've got some cool gift ideas your folks will love

All images from respective manufacturers


Level up your Kris Kringle game with Lazada’s newest Taobao Collection

Oct 20, 2017 - 10:48 AM

Alibaba’s Taobao Collection is now in PH, giving us access to millions of unique products through Lazada

Veteran actor Chinggoy Alonso dies

Oct 17, 2017 - 9:45 AM

The actor dies after battling colon cancer

A healthy habit for a happy Christmas

Oct 13, 2017 - 10:00 AM

There’s a simple way to prevent germs from spreading to your loved ones this holiday season

SHOPPING ALERT: This one-day pop up bazaar happens tomorrow!

Oct 12, 2017 - 12:41 PM

Get first dibs on the best Manila has to offer, curated by Tessa Prieto-Valdes

Stats on holiday shopping in PH and why the ‘ber’ season is a myth

Oct 03, 2017 - 2:14 PM

A survey conducted among Rappler readers reveals the new shopping habits of a modern, digitally-savvy market

Why does Christmas in the Philippines start in September?

Sep 26, 2017 - 5:25 PM

Experts weigh in on why among all other countries, Christmas is celebrated the longest in the Philippines

SM Supermalls launches Christmas countdown

Sep 19, 2017 - 2:20 PM

Special treats await shoppers during the hundred-day countdown. Check out the full list of promos, activities, and exhibits below

Weekly bazaar roundup: artisanal goods and fashion finds

Sep 14, 2017 - 12:30 PM

Spend your hard earned salary wisely at these upcoming bazaars

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, December 30, 2016

Dec 30, 2016 - 11:33 AM

Hello Here s a roundup of news you need to know this Friday

SWS: 95% of Filipinos feel hopeful about 2017

Dec 29, 2016 - 3:00 PM

A big majority of those who expected a sad Christmas are also hopeful about 2017

Tips for smart spending this holiday season

Dec 28, 2016 - 11:07 AM

Hark The holiday season’s here Here’s the smart way you can approach spending during the holiday shopping pandemonium

Chinese national, security guard killed as robber steals P1M on Christmas Day

Dec 26, 2016 - 10:10 PM

Three others were also injured after the lone robber opened fire

WATCH: Cavs' Jefferson delivers posters to the Warriors for Christmas

Dec 26, 2016 - 4:36 PM

At age 36 Richard Jefferson is still capable of making you a dunk victim

IN YOUR FACE. This is not the way Klay Thompson had hoped this play to turn out. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

IN PHOTOS: Duterte's simple Christmas Eve celebration

Dec 26, 2016 - 3:45 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte chooses to spend his 1st Christmas as chief executive in his home in Davao City with his common law wife daughter and friends

FIRST CHRISTMAS. President Rodrigo Duterte spends his 1st Christmas as chief executive in his home in Davao City. Photo courtesy of Rep Lord Allan Velasco

LOOK: NBA keeps Christmas 2016 jerseys simple but classy

Dec 26, 2016 - 3:18 PM

Which team had the best jerseys for Christmas 2016?

Stephen Curry (L) and LeBron James (R) of the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers, respectively. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Obamas play Christmas Eve escape game; Trumps attend late night mass

Dec 26, 2016 - 1:31 PM

They were yelling screaming having a blast They broke out with 12 seconds left says the manager of Breakout Waikiki

'BREAKOUT.' US President Barack Obama plays Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

IN PHOTOS: Kardashians, Jenners at Christmas party 2016

Dec 26, 2016 - 10:26 AM

See Kendall Jenner Kim Kardashian John Legend and more at Kris Jenner s annual Christmas party

CHRISTMAS EVE PARTY 2016. Kendall Jenner, Caitlyn Jenner, and Kylie Jenner attend Kris Jenner's Christmas bash. Screengrab from Instagram/kylizzlesnapchats

Celtics win as Smart spoils Knicks' Christmas comeback

Dec 26, 2016 - 7:02 AM

Marcus Smart hits the tie breaking 3 with 47 8 seconds remaining to thwart the Knicks comeback attempt

ROAD WIN. Jae Crowder (L) of the Boston Celtics celebrates hitting a 3-pointer with teammate Amir Johnson as Boston survives a late rally by the Knicks at The Garden. Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images/AFP

Cavs troll Warriors with poster of LeBron blocking Iguodala

Dec 26, 2016 - 3:44 AM

The Cleveland Cavaliers spread their own brand of holiday cheer just before their Christmas rematch with the Golden State Warriors

SAVAGE SHOT. The Cavs are already playing mind games with the Warriors and we're not even at the All Star break yet. Photo from Tom Withers' Twitter

Carmelo Anthony gives teen fighting cancer a car for Christmas

Dec 26, 2016 - 2:50 AM

The Knicks star delivers a clutch assist to Jarell a 17 year old battling a rare form of cancer

BIGGER THAN SPORTS. Carmelo Anthony became a Christmas hero to the family of Jarell, a 17-year-old coming off 18 months of chemotherapy. Screenshot from Twitter

Duterte visits Midsayap blast survivors on Christmas Day

Dec 25, 2016 - 10:50 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte distributes financial aid to the survivors and promises that the government will shoulder their hospital expenses

After an explosion left several civilians wounded in Midsyap, North Cotabato on Christmas Eve, President Rodrigo Duterte spent part of his Christmas Day visiting some of the victims at Anecito T. Pesante Sr. Memorial Hospital. KIWI BULACLAC/ Presidential Photo

IN PHOTOS: Christmas 2016 for Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, and more

Dec 25, 2016 - 9:29 PM

UPDATED Here s what Mariah Carey Taylor Swift Kendall Jenner and many more did during the holiday season

5,700 stranded passengers bound for Matnog Port to be evacuated

Dec 25, 2016 - 8:55 PM

Many of the passengers have been in line for ferry trips since Friday December 23

LONG WAIT. Around 500 buses and trucks have been stuck in Matnog Port since Friday, December 23, due to ferry cancellations caused by Typhoon Nina. Photos by Jhay-r Timosa/ RACER/ Rappler

WATCH: Girl wishes to be next Aeta teacher from her village

Dec 25, 2016 - 8:00 PM

In early December MovePH went to Sitio Burog Elementary School in Bamban Tarlac as part of the ShareLove campaign This is where we met Ericka Cosme

SHARE LOVE. Students from Sitio Burog Elementary School in Tarlac receive slippers and books from MovePH. Photo by Vina Salazar/ Rappler

WATCH: Pope urges peace, comforts terror victims in Christmas message

Dec 25, 2016 - 6:41 PM

UPDATED The leader of the world s 1 2 billion Catholics says he hopes for peace to those who have lost a person dear to them as a result of brutal acts of terrorism

INFOGRAPHIC: What to know before the Warriors-Cavs Christmas showdown

Dec 25, 2016 - 5:25 PM

LeBron and his Cavs take on Durant and his Warriors on Christmas Day

Queen Elizabeth hails unsung heroes in Christmas speech

Dec 25, 2016 - 5:09 PM

UPDATED The Queen mentions the Olympics and her 90th birthday but not Brexit

MONARCH. Britain's Queen Elizabeth II sits at a desk in the Regency Room in Buckingham Palace in London, after recording her Christmas Day broadcast to the Commonwealth on December 25, 2016. Yul Mok/Pool/AFP

WATCH: Mariah Carey drops 3 never-before-seen Christmas videos

Dec 25, 2016 - 4:17 PM

Mariah Carey releases 3 never before seen videos for Joy To The World Silent Night and The Christmas Party is on Santa Claus Lane

MARIAH CAREY. Mariah releases 3 music videos just in time for Christmas 2016. Screengrab from mariahsworld.com

#ShareLove: Volunteer group feeds Manila's homeless on Christmas Eve

Dec 25, 2016 - 2:59 PM

The volunteer non profit Food for Empowerment in Emergencies and Disasters feeds 1 000 homeless in Manila and gives them relief packs for Christmas

SPIRIT OF GIVING. FEED and Bike Scouts volunteers prepare meals for the homeless of Manila. Photo by Arlit Janry Parlero/ Rappler

WATCH: NBA players get into the Christmas spirit

Dec 25, 2016 - 1:30 PM

In between fast breaks and setting picks the NBA players still find time to get out into their community to spread Christmas cheer

CHRISTMAS SPIRIT. NBA players spread Christmas cheer for the 2016 holiday season. Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images/AFP

IN PHOTOS: Christmas 2016 for your favorite PH stars

Dec 25, 2016 - 1:16 PM

UPDATED Check out how Billy Crawford Coleen Garcia Maine Mendoza and more spent the holidays

Senators' Christmas wish for PH: Respect, peace, and healing

Dec 25, 2016 - 11:35 AM

Senator Leila de Lima also wishes that President Rodrigo Duterte be blessed with the gift of life and the grace of compassion

CHRISTMAS. Senators wish for peace and healing for the country this Christmas.

Pope Francis urges compassion for children at Christmas

Dec 25, 2016 - 9:03 AM

Let us allow the child in the manger to challenge us but let us also allow ourselves to be challenged by the children of today s world

CHRISTMAS. Pope Francis carries the statue of baby Jesus during a mass on Christmas eve, marking the birth of Jesus Christ. Photo by Andreas Solaro/AFP

WATCH: Obamas send final Christmas message from White House

Dec 25, 2016 - 8:48 AM

The outgoing US President and First Lady highlight the common values that unite Americans of all faiths and backgrounds

LAST CHRISTMAS. US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama send their final Christmas message from the White House, highlighting the common values that unite Americans. Screen shot from White House Youtube

FULL TEXT: Huwag maging manhid sa mga pagpatay kahit Pasko – Villegas

Dec 25, 2016 - 7:38 AM

Mayroon tayong Pasko ngunit patuloy ang pagdanak ng dugo sa ating mga lansangan sabi ni CBCP president at Archbishop Socrates Villegas sa kanyang December 25 pastoral letter

NO TO KILLINGS. Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas denounces the recent killings in the Philippines in a pastoral letter for Christmas Day. File photo courtesy of CBCP News

13 hurt in Christmas Eve blast in Midsayap, Cotabato

Dec 25, 2016 - 12:40 AM

UPDATED The blast strikes outside a church just as people are attending Christmas Eve mass

WATCH: Pope Francis celebrates Christmas Midnight Mass

Dec 25, 2016 - 12:39 AM

The Mass is livestreamed straight from St Peter s Basiica on midnight Vatican time 4 am Manila time