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Less water to be used in San Juan's 'Wattah Wattah' Festival

Jun 18, 2019 - 2:59 PM

Less wet, but more tourists for this year's 'Wattah Wattah' Festival in San Juan City

Hundreds of Individuals gather along Sto. Domingo St. in San Juan City on Sunday, June 24, 2018, for a shower of water during the 16th Annual Celebration of the Wattah-Wattah Festival in honor to St. John the Baptist. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

IN PHOTOS: La Naval de Manila grand procession 2018

Oct 14, 2018 - 10:02 PM

(UPDATED) The feast of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, La Naval de Manila, is known for one of the biggest Marian processions in the Philippines

LA NAVAL. Catholic devotees join the annual procession of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, La Naval de Manila, on October 14, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

WATCH: Mass, grand procession for La Naval de Manila 2018

Oct 14, 2018 - 3:16 PM

The grand La Naval de Manila procession follows a Mass led by Cubao Bishop Honesto Ongtioco at Santo Domingo Church in Quezon City

LA NAVAL. Thousands of devotees mark the annual La Naval fiesta, such as this one held on October 8, 2017. File photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

'Buhay Carinderia' gets P80M in a month under Cesar Montano

May 16, 2018 - 9:23 AM

In less than a month, 90% of the P80-million sponsorship funds are paid to advertising company Mary Lindbert International for the Buhay Carinderia project, even if was far from completion

FOOD TOURISM. Mary Lindbert International CEO Erlinda Legaspi (L), Tourism Promotions Board COO Cesar Montano, and former Tourism Secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo at the Buhay Carinderia Redefined launch on April 11, 2018. Photo from the Buhay Carinderia Facebook page

3 charged over grenade attack during Abra town fiesta

Mar 21, 2018 - 5:52 PM

(UPDATED) The police escorts of Abra Representative Joseph Sto Niño Bernos and his wife, Mayor Menchie Bernos, were killed, while the couple and 34 others were injuired in the January 25 incident

Devotees pray to Santo Niño for health, Duterte 'wisdom'

Jan 22, 2018 - 1:05 AM

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle reminds his flock on the Santo Niño's feast day, 'Maging bata muli'

BLESSING OF IMAGES. Santo Niño devotees have their images blessed outside the Santo Niño de Tondo Church on January 21, 2018. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: The Quiapo fiesta

Jan 09, 2018 - 11:32 PM

A Quiapo Traslacion fiesta is nothing special, unless you factor in the devotion

THE REPLICAS. Replicas everywhere if you can't get near the andas.

Davao City cancels Christmas, New Year feasts to condole with fire, flood victims

Dec 24, 2017 - 3:27 PM

'This is not the time for merrymaking,' says Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, who has also asked the city council to declare Davao City under state of calamity

EMPLOYEES TRAPPED? Authorities are verifying reports that at least 10 employees of NCCC Mall of Davao are still inside as fire rages on Saturday, December 23, 2017. Photo by Mick Basa/Rappler

Why it’s important to know what’s in your food

Oct 12, 2017 - 12:20 PM

Did you know that canola oil is considered as a healthy oil that can be good for the heart?

Cebu to host first-ever Dragon Boat Fiesta in April

Jan 31, 2017 - 1:09 PM

The event is expected to gather about 40 foreign and local teams the biggest number in any Dragon Boat race held in the Philippines

Members of the Dragon Boat Cebu Central with Cebu Provincial Sports Commission executive director Atty. Ramil Abing (4th from left) during the launching of the Cebu Dragon Boat Fiesta 2017. Also in the photo are (L-R) Randy Su, Arianne, Haide Acuña, Nonnie Lopez, Charly Holganza and Brando Velasquez. Photo by Mars G. Alison/Rappler

Another magical Christmas at Resorts World Manila’s Grand Fiesta Manila

Dec 10, 2016 - 12:00 PM

World class entertainment sumptuous dining offers cultural exhibits and the grandest of parties to end the year await all guests

Splash Corporation to delist from PSE

Jul 11, 2016 - 12:26 PM

The personal care company will conduct a tender offer priced at P3 10 per share

LOW TRADING. Splash became popular for providing affordable whitening products that successfully competed with well-known foreign brands. Screenshot from Splash Corporation website

Satu tahun tak jadi dieksekusi, Mary Jane menangis dan bersyukur

Apr 29, 2016 - 2:40 PM

Saya yakin bisa pulang Mary Jane Fiesta berharap bisa bebas dari hukuman mati

MENARI. Terpidana mati Mary Jane saat menari, setahun pasca penundaan eksekusinya, pada 29 April 2016. Foto oleh Mawa Kresna/Rappler

Call for exhibitors: Philippine Summer Food Fiesta

Mar 11, 2016 - 3:17 PM

Looking to expand the market of your food business? Join this exhibition from April 15 to 17 at the Philippine Trade Training Center

After Dubai, Binalot plans to expand in Asia

Feb 02, 2016 - 12:40 PM

Armed with a beefed up menu and steady following Binalot plans to increase its franchise owned stores in the coming years

WIDER REACH. Binalot is actively seeking more foreign franchisees where there is a large Filipino community. Photos from Binalot media relations

Christmas around the world

Dec 04, 2015 - 11:38 AM

Here are some Christmas traditions from around the globe

Spectrum invades Bacolod with its 4th ​MassKara Invasion tour

Oct 10, 2015 - 8:18 AM

Get ready for the biggest MassKara celebration on October 17

(Bagian 1) Kisah hidup perekrut Mary Jane Veloso

May 11, 2015 - 6:36 PM

Maria Cristina Sergio terduga perekrut Mary Jane sering bercerita kepada para tetangganya bahwa jika mereka tertarik untuk bekerja sebagai asisten rumah tangga ia bisa bantu mereka dapatkan pekerjaan tersebut

Maria Cristina Sergio, terduga perekrut terpidana mati Mary Jane Veloso, saat adakan konferensi pers di Filipina. Foto oleh Ben Nabong/Rappler

#AnimatED: Mary Jane brought out the best and worst in us

May 11, 2015 - 9:00 AM

Why did we really save Mary Jane?

Perekrut Mary Jane diduga bagian dari sindikat obat terlarang internasional

May 09, 2015 - 11:52 AM

Satu lagi korban perekrutan ilegal Maria Cristina Sergio selain terpidana mati Mary Jane Veloso dilaporkan hilang

 Maria Kristina Sergio, terduga perekrut Mary Jane Veloso dalam kasus narkoba menyerahkan diri pada 28 April 2015. Screenshot dari Youtube

PAO wasting resources on Mary Jane's recruiters?

May 08, 2015 - 6:41 PM

Lawyer Edre Olalia on Friday May 8 questions how the alleged traffickers of Filipino on death row Mary Jane Veloso can be considered indigents qualified for PAO representation

Sergio's counsel denies she admitted being part of drug trade

May 07, 2015 - 11:59 PM

Public Attorney s Office PAO chief Acosta regards as trial by publicity the justice department s disclosure of details of an alleged confession by her client Maria Cristina Sergio

DOJ: Sergio was part of int'l drug ring

May 07, 2015 - 8:48 PM

UPDATED Public Attorney s Office chief Persida Rueda Acosta who acts as Maria Cristina Sergio s counsel says any supposed confession made by Sergio is null and void

How to report suspected cases of human trafficking

May 07, 2015 - 5:57 PM

Some airport personnel also help illegal recruiters by providing them with their company IDs allowing the departing victims to enter the airport s restricted areas

DOJ okays illegal recruitment case vs Mary Jane's recruiters

May 07, 2015 - 4:47 PM

UPDATED The justice department finds probable cause to indict Maria Cristina Sergio and Julius Lacanilao of illegal recruitment

Desire to work abroad exploited by human traffickers

May 07, 2015 - 2:31 PM

Migrant workers rights advocate Susan Toots Ople explains that human trafficking almost always starts with illegal recruitment – the promise of overseas employment

Mary Jane Veloso recruiters were once drug mules – DOJ

May 06, 2015 - 8:23 PM

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima says 10 other alleged victims have surfaced against Maria Cristina Sergio and Julius Lacanilao

Mary Jane Veloso conveys her gratitude to Aquino, Jokowi

May 06, 2015 - 2:14 PM

UPDATED Her sister Maritess Veloso Laurente says the family is also grateful and clarifies her mother s controversial statements Her mother and father thank Aquino too but said they cannot forgive him yet

Mary Jane Fiesta Veloso, warga Filipina yang divonis mati menangis di persidangan, Sleman, 3 Maret 2015. Foto oleh Bimo Satrio/EPA

TIMELINE: The day Mary Jane Veloso was spared

May 06, 2015 - 10:31 AM

The timeline below covers the 17 hours between April 28 and April 29 that changed the fate of the 30 year old mother of two

Filipino death-row prisoner Mary Jane Veloso, wearing an Indonesian traditional costume, poses during a fashion show to mark Indonesian woman's emancipation Kartini day at Wirogunan prison in Yogyakarta, Indonesia on April 21, 2015. File photo by Bimo Satrio/EPA

Illegal recruiters are fast 'for all the wrong reasons' – POEA

May 04, 2015 - 8:00 PM

Illegal recruiters will only come in with the travel component And as we all know a plane ticket will not provide protection to an OFW

POEA to recruiters: Use 'electronic systems' in hiring OFWs

May 04, 2015 - 3:36 PM

Licensed recruiters have to re infuse capital and get ahead of the game says POEA chief Hans Leo Cacdac

DFA hits Velosos' claims: We helped Mary Jane

May 01, 2015 - 10:56 PM

We did what we could We were not involved in the creation of the problem Philippine President Benigno Aquino III says

SLAMMING GOVERNMENT. Celia Veloso, mother of Philippine death-row prisoner Mary Jane Veloso, speaks during a protest near the Philippines' presidential palace to mark Labor Day on May 1, 2015. Photo by Ritchie Tongo/EPA

The miracle in Mary Jane Veloso's case

May 01, 2015 - 3:56 PM

I had always imagined her as a typical blonde or red haired woman Not this To my surprise she also speaks Bahasa Indonesia The warden said she learned it during her 5 years in prison Mary Jane it turned out is the prison’s darling

SAVED FROM DEATH. Filipino death-row prisoner Mary Jane Veloso, wearing an Indonesian traditional costume, poses during a fashion show to mark Indonesian woman's emancipation Kartini day at Wirogunan prison in Yogyakarta, Indonesia on April 21, 2015. File photo by Bimo Satrio/EPA

Aquino: Fast-track case vs Mary Jane's recruiter

Apr 30, 2015 - 7:08 PM

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima for her part says the National Bureau of Investigation is also trying to get the statements of the other victims

PH mulls new clemency bid for Mary Jane Veloso

Apr 30, 2015 - 3:23 PM

Before deciding on this the Philippines awaits the results of the case to be filed against Mary Jane Veloso s alleged illegal recruiter

'TRAFFICKING VICTIM.' Filipino death-row prisoner Mary Jane Veloso, wearing an Indonesian traditional costume, poses during a fashion show to mark Indonesian woman's emancipation Kartini day at Wirogunan prison in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, on April 21, 2015. Photo by Bimo Satrio/EPA

Mary Jane Veloso reunites with family

Apr 30, 2015 - 10:21 AM

She is reunited with her family briefly a day after she is spared from facing a firing squad

Celia Veloso (center) arrives at the Wirongunan prison in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, to visit her daughter Mary Jane, April 30, 2015. Rappler photo

The shared road of Mary Jane Veloso and Manny Pacquiao

Apr 30, 2015 - 8:00 AM

Which reality is closest to us? How many of us rely on an OFW s salary? How many of our loved ones face risks on a regular basis just to be able to provide for those back home?

How Indonesian activists helped change Jokowi's mind on Mary Jane

Apr 30, 2015 - 7:40 AM

Migrant Care executive director Anis Hidayah shares what went on during that emergency meeting on Mary Jane Veloso

INTERVIEW. President Joko Widodo in an interview with Al Jazeera. Screenshot from interview video.

ASEAN treaty helps save Mary Jane Veloso

Apr 29, 2015 - 6:53 PM

Completed in 2004 this Southeast Asian treaty obliges countries to help each other in fighting crimes across their borders

SAVED FROM DEATH. Filipino death-row prisoner Mary Jane Veloso, wearing an Indonesian traditional costume, poses during a fashion show to mark Indonesian woman's emancipation Kartini day at Wirogunan prison in Yogyakarta, Indonesia on April 21, 2015. File photo by Bimo Satrio/EPA

Mary Jane Veloso's recruiter brought to Camp Crame

Apr 29, 2015 - 6:27 PM

UPDATED Maria Kristina Sergio and her live in partner Julius Lacanilao arrive at the PNP headquarters in Quezon City past 5:30 pm

Ma. Kristina Sergio, alleged recruiter of OFW Mary Jane Veloso, faces the media after arriving at the Camp Crame in Quezon City on Wednesday to seek protective custody from the PNP. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Aquino 'broke protocol' to save Mary Jane Veloso

Apr 29, 2015 - 2:45 PM

The Philippine government narrates last minute behind the scenes moves to save 30 year old Mary Jane Veloso from Indonesia s death row

STRONG TIES. Philippine President Benigno Aquino III gets a chance to confer with Indonesian President Joko Widodo during the 26th ASEAN Summit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on April 27, 2015. Photo by Gil Nartea

How Mary Jane Veloso's sisters learned of her fate

Apr 29, 2015 - 2:12 PM

Sisters Darling and Maritess didn t know Mary Jane was still alive until 15 minutes after shots were heard from the execution island

Mary Jane's sister Maritess. Photo by Jet Damazo-Santos

Jokowi: ‘Mary Jane Veloso deserves justice’

Apr 29, 2015 - 1:35 PM

Indonesian President Joko Widodo says he ‘listens and pays attention to’ human rights activists and urges them to continue giving inputs in decision making

SAVE MARY JANE. Indonesian activists hold candles during a a vigil supporting Mary Jane Veloso outside the presidential palace in Jakarta, Indonesia, April 27, 2015. Photo by Mast Irham/EPA

Mary Jane Veloso back in Yogyakarta prison

Apr 29, 2015 - 12:21 PM

Veloso is back at the Wirongunan Penitentiary after an 11th hour reprieve

Filipino death-row prisoner Mary Jane Veloso, wearing an Indonesian traditional costume, poses during a fashion show to mark Indonesian woman's emancipation Kartini day at Wirogunan prison in Yogyakarta, Indonesia on April 21, 2015. File photo by Bimo Satrio/EPA

Indonesia defends executions after convicts die singing

Apr 29, 2015 - 12:10 PM

UPDATED Indonesian attorney general: We are fighting a war against horrible drug crimes that threaten our nation s survival

'WHY GO?' A hand painted sign left is seen outside the Indonesian Consulate in Maroubra, Sydney, Australia, April 29, 2015. Dan Himbrechts/EPA

Reprieve allows Mary Jane Veloso to testify

Apr 29, 2015 - 12:06 PM

UPDATED The Philippines says the surrender of Maria Kristina Sergio Mary Jane Veloso s alleged illegal recruiter played a big part in Veloso s reprieve

IN SOLIDARITY. Indonesian activists wearing masks depicting Filipino migrant worker Mary Jane Veloso attend a vigil outside the presidential palace in Jakarta, Indonesia, on April 27, 2015. Photo by Mast Irham/EPA

Migrante: Let’s bring Mary Jane Veloso home

Apr 29, 2015 - 9:38 AM

UPDATED Migrante International says it already has 3 witnesses against alleged recruiter Maria Kristina Sergio whose surrender prompted the Indonesian government to delay Mary Jane s execution

SAVE MARY JANE. Militants light candles and offer their prayers for Mary Jane Veloso and to a stop of her execution during the vigil rally in front of the Indonesian Embassy in Makati on April 25, 2015. Photo by Mark Saludes/Rappler

Indonesia executes foreign drug convicts, defying global anger

Apr 29, 2015 - 4:10 AM

UPDATED Indonesia on Wednesday executed 7 foreign drug convicts including two Australians by firing squad despite a storm of international anger but a Filipina was spared at the 11th hour

WAITING. Michael Chan (C), the brother of Australian death-row prisoner Andrew Chan, walk at Wijayapura port accompanied by family members and embassy officials as they visit Nusakambangan prison island, in Cilacap, Indonesia, 28 April 2015. Photo by Adi Weda / EPA

PH on Mary Jane Veloso: 'God answered our prayers'

Apr 29, 2015 - 3:29 AM

Mary Jane Veloso s mother Celia says the order to delay her daughter s execution proves that miracles happen

IN SOLIDARITY. Indonesian activists wearing masks depicting Filipino migrant worker Mary Jane Veloso attend a vigil outside the presidential palace in Jakarta, Indonesia, on April 27, 2015. Photo by Mast Irham/EPA

Mary Jane Veloso execution delayed

Apr 29, 2015 - 1:39 AM

UPDATED Eight other death row convicts – 7 of them foreigners – were put to death after midnight local time Veloso s execution was delayed due to a last minute plea from the Philippine government

Filipino death-row prisoner Mary Jane Veloso, wearing an Indonesian traditional costume, poses during a fashion show to mark Indonesian woman's emancipation Kartini day at Wirogunan prison in Yogyakarta, Indonesia April 21, 2015. File photo by Bimo Satrio/EPA