Christmas 2019 - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Christmas 2019


[PODCAST] Laffler Talk: Pasko na, sinta ko, saan na regalo ko?

Dec 06, 2019 - 5:55 PM

Why don't we give love – and gifts – on Christmas day?

Surigao tribes light first ever Christmas tree

Nov 30, 2019 - 3:35 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Many of the IP communities were converted and have accepted the tradition of Christmas

Pasig’s Vico Sotto kicks off ‘Pamaskong Handog’ distribution

Nov 28, 2019 - 4:53 PM

Savings from cleaning up the local government enables the city to produce 400,000 goody bags – enough for every Pasigueño family – to end the old 'palakasan' system, says Sotto

CHRISTMAS PRESENTS. Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto leads the distribution of the first batch of Pamaskong Handog goody bags to residents on November 28, 2019. Photo by JC Gotinga/Rappler

Mango Tree serves new Thai dishes for the holidays

Nov 24, 2019 - 4:00 PM

Crispy pad thai? Yes please! Mango Tree features both new dishes and signature Thai staples – and they're all pretty appethaizing!

5 water bottles to stuff stockings with this Christmas 2019

Nov 22, 2019 - 1:00 PM

What better gift to give your loved ones and friends than the gift of hydration?

THE GIFT OF HYDRATION. Water bottles look good under the Christmas tree. Photos from and

Online beauty portal BeautyMNL to open first pop-up store

Nov 22, 2019 - 11:14 AM

Right in time for holiday shopping season!

Image courtesy of BeautyMNL

WATCH: ABS-CBN's Christmas station ID 'Family is Forever'

Nov 19, 2019 - 11:45 AM

The new song pays homage to the network's past Christmas station IDs

WATCH: GMA 7's Christmas station ID 'Love Shines'

Nov 11, 2019 - 11:46 AM

GMA 7's artists and big names from the News and Public Affairs team come together to make people's wishes come true

IN PHOTOS: Where you can catch Christmas light exhibits in the metro

Nov 11, 2019 - 8:00 AM

It's the most wonderful time of the year!

Mall schedules for Christmas 2019

Nov 08, 2019 - 10:40 AM

Here are the operating hours of shopping malls in the Philippines during the holiday season

WATCH: FX and BBC put a grittier spin on ’A Christmas Carol’ in first trailer

Nov 05, 2019 - 12:39 PM

Charles Dickens' Christmas classic takes a darker turn in the upcoming TV adaptation by 'Peaky Blinders' creator Steven Knight

Moana, Coco banner 2019 Disney On Ice in Manila

Oct 30, 2019 - 2:15 PM

Watch your Disney favorites come to life on ice!

SETTING SAIL. Moana and Maui voyage into this year's Disney On Ice in Manila. Photo from release

LOOK: McDonald’s PH now offers sundae with pearls, coffee McFlurry

Oct 26, 2019 - 6:03 PM

Whether you're addicted to coffee or hooked on milk tea, McDonald's has got something new for your sweet tooth!

LOOK: Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf's holiday drinks and pastries for 2019

Oct 26, 2019 - 2:00 PM

From lemon squares, matcha berry drinks, and ube cheesecake, CBTL's got limited edition treats to share this holiday season

LRT1 extends service hours for Christmas 2019

Oct 24, 2019 - 6:54 PM

The LRT1 will also be serving passengers on December 25, 2019, and January 1, 2020

HOLIDAY EXTENSION. The LRT1 will be serving passengers for longer hours during the holiday season. Photo from LRMC

MMDA bans weekday mall sales for Christmas season 2019

Oct 22, 2019 - 5:59 PM

All Metro Manila malls will also open at 11 am

NO WEEKDAY SALES. Metro Manila malls are prohibited from holding sales during weekdays from November 11 to January 10, 2020, to decongest traffic.

No extended MRT3 hours for Christmas 2019 due to rail repair works

Oct 22, 2019 - 11:22 AM

MRT3 Director Michael Capati says this is to 'give way to the full blast rail replacement activities' that would rid the MRT3 tracks of dilapidated rails

NO EXTRA HOURS. The MRT3 will not be augmenting the increased passenger volume during the holidays through extended operating hours, to make way for its railway replacement works.  Photo by DARREN LANGIT

Getting a head start on your Christmas shopping? Check out these deals

Oct 09, 2019 - 7:15 PM

Shopee’s 10.10 sale is here to save your wallet!

Lea Michele reunites with ‘Glee’ co-stars for first Christmas album

Sep 24, 2019 - 3:33 PM

'Glee' superstars Darren Criss and Jonathan Groff will be appearing on Lea Michele's upcoming 'Christmas In The City' album

SM Supermalls kicks off the Christmas season with #SparklingSMallidays

Sep 20, 2019 - 5:01 PM

Get up to 70% discount at SM pre-holiday sale from October 25 to November 3

Fewer Christmas ham seen as PH combats African swine fever

Sep 20, 2019 - 1:55 PM

The Philippine Association of Meat Processors says some of its members have decided to scale down output in view of the uncertain business environment brought about by African swine fever