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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

WATCH: Demi Lovato belts out powerful rendition of 'Silent Night'

Dec 25, 2016 - 12:06 AM

Demi sings her favorite holiday song for her fans

'SILENT NIGHT.' Demi Lovato belts out her rendition of the Christmas classic. Screengrab from YouTube/DemiLovatoVEVO

IN PHOTOS: Duterte visits young cancer patients on Christmas Eve

Dec 24, 2016 - 11:05 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte shows his affectionate side as he spends time with patients at the Southern Philippines Medical Center in Davao City

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte does a fist bump with a cancer-stricken child during his visit at the Southern Philippines Medical Center's Children's Cancer and Blood Diseases Unit in Davao City on December 24,2016. KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo

Crowds gather in Bethlehem ahead of Christmas mass

Dec 24, 2016 - 11:02 PM

There is more optimism this year in Israel and the West Bank after a wave of violence and protests that erupted in October 2015 sharply reduced visits for Christmas

Palestinian security members stand guard as Christian scouts perform at the Manger Square outside the Church of the Nativity during Christmas celebrations in the city of Bethlehem in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, on December 24, 2016. Hazem Bader/AFP

Pilgrims in Bethlehem, fears in Europe for Christmas Eve

Dec 24, 2016 - 9:07 PM

Christians in Syria s Aleppo are also looking forward to celebrations after President Bashar al Assad s forces retook full control of the city following a rebel withdrawal this week

CHRISTMAS EVE. Christian pilgrims enter the Grotto in the Church of the Nativity, believed to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ, in the West Bank city of Bethlehem on December 20, 2016. Photo by Musa Al Shaer/AFP

What was the Berlin attack suspect doing in Milan?

Dec 24, 2016 - 7:00 PM

Why Italy wonders did Europe s most wanted man end up in the Milan suburb of Sesto San Giovanni?

Italian police and forensics experts stand by the body of suspected Berlin truck attacker Anis Amri after he was shot dead in Milan on December 23, 2016. Daniele Bennati/AFP

Robredo: Spread love, hope vs 'darkness' in PH

Dec 24, 2016 - 5:26 PM

In her Christmas message on Saturday December 24 Vice President Leni Robredo cites a recent survey indicating fear and worry among Filipinos regarding extrajudicial killings in the country

How Filipinos celebrated Christmas in the Spanish era

Dec 24, 2016 - 5:00 PM

UPDATED Despite the Americanization of our Christmas celebration old practices and traditions from the Spanish colonial period remain with us to this day

Duterte's wish for Christmas? Peace, order, progress for PH

Dec 24, 2016 - 3:24 PM

UPDATED President Rodrigo Duterte in his Christmas message released on Saturday December 24 encourages Filipinos to welcome 2017 with great happiness

Is it P200 or P300? Encounter over wrong price tag goes viral

Dec 24, 2016 - 1:36 PM

This incident at a Cotton On shop will remind you of your rights as a consumer

Germany hunts possible accomplices of Berlin suspect, Tunisia makes arrests

Dec 24, 2016 - 1:20 PM

UPDATED One of those detained was the nephew of attack suspect Anis Amri Tunisia s interior ministry says

Abueva remains happy despite loss entering Christmas break

Dec 24, 2016 - 11:56 AM

Alaska s 3 game winning streak was ended by TNT leaving the Aces in the middle of the Philippine Cup standings heading into Christmas break

FULL TEXT: Archbishop Villegas on killings and Christmas

Dec 24, 2016 - 11:10 AM

Christmas comes to us as a feast of beauty but we are not blind and numb to the ugliness that has come upon us says Archbishop Socrates Villegas

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

Archbishop Villegas hits killings in Christmas plea

Dec 24, 2016 - 10:08 AM

Murder is ugly Extrajudicial killing is ugly Archbishop Socrates Villegas says in a Christmas message about the ugliness during this feast of beauty

EXTRAJUDICIAL KILLINGS. This picture taken in a Manila morgue on December 2, 2016, shows the body of an alleged drug dealer gunned down by unidentified men. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

How Duterte will spend 1st Christmas as president

Dec 24, 2016 - 7:32 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte chooses to spend his 1st Christmas as chief executive in Davao City

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers a message during the Christmas Party with Cabinet Secretaries at the Malago Clubhouse in the Presidential Security Group (PSG) Compound on December 20, 2016. ROBINSON NIÑAL/Presidential Photo

Inspirasi kado Natal untuk yang terkasih

Dec 23, 2016 - 9:13 PM

Siapkan kado paling istimewa untuk orang terkasih dan terdekat di hari Natal tahun ini

Cardinal Tagle on Christmas: Why no hope for those astray?

Dec 23, 2016 - 7:10 PM

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle asks Why is there room for destroying lives but minute space for saving them?

SHEPHERD AND FLOCK. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle visits the residents of the Manila City Jail on Holy Wednesday, March 23, 2016. Photo by Roy Lagarde

The harsh are not enshrined in memory

Dec 23, 2016 - 6:00 PM

Harshness never conquers Tenderness does

RAW Deal: The 2016 Christmas wrestling wishlist

Dec 23, 2016 - 2:55 PM

This columnist discusses his top 10 wishes for wrestling as Christmas approaches

PH X'mas symbols, practices trace roots to Spanish era

Dec 23, 2016 - 1:17 PM

UPDATED Here s a list of items and practices considered part of the Filipino Christmas but actually Spanish in origin

SOMETHING DIFFERENT, SOMETHING NEW. Make this Christmas memorable not just for you but for others, too. Illustration by Emil Mercado/Rappler