Rappler's latest stories on Holy Week 2018
The killings and arrests are done under anti-illegal drugs raids and buy-busts as Oplan Tokhang was suspended during the holidays
The Battle of the Morions, or Moryonan, aims to encourage towns and schools to train the new generation in making morions and costumes
'Tiyak pong magwawagi tayo sa kasamaan at magwawakas ang umiiral na kadiliman sa ating bayan,' says detained Senator Leila de Lima on Easter 2018
Filipinos traditionally observe the Salubong through a dawn procession that ends in front of the church, with the statues of Jesus and Mary 'meeting' on Easter
Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle leads the blessing of fire during Easter Vigil
'Iyong bato ng walang paggalang sa kapwa, alisin na para makalabas ang buhay ng pagdadamayan,' Cardinal Tagle says as Filipinos celebrate Easter
Bookmark this page to watch Cardinal Tagle's Holy Week services on Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Black Saturday (Easter Vigil)
This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world
Irate netizens document the litter left in Holy Week pilgrimage sites and vacation spots
'Papayagan ba natin ipako sa krus si Hesus? O baka meron tayong ibang poprotektahan na hari? Ano 'yung hari na isasalba natin?'
Our favorite celebs take time off in places near and far this Holy Week 2018
The tandem are among the most sought-after carvers in the region
Catholics line up to kiss the feet of the image of Jesus Christ on the cross during the Good Friday service led by Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle
Though frowned upon by the Church, the gruesome reenactments of Christ's final moments draw thousands of believers and tourists in a carnival-like atmosphere that is big business for locals
'We are being asked again. Do we nail Jesus to the cross? Do we allow Jesus to be crucified? Or maybe we are protecting another king?' asks the Manila Archbishop during the Good Friday service
For the 4th time in his papacy, Pope Francis chooses to celebrate Holy Thursday in an Italian jail
Our religious observance becomes totally contradictory to what they were supposed to be. I have thought of these questions for a long time now: How can millions of Catholics piously kneel and venerate the cross on Good Friday and at the same time approve that addicts must die because they are a threat to the whole country?
Penitents wear morions – these are masks depicting the faces of Roman centurions. They are called by locals as 'Moriones.'
On Maundy Thursday, Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle says Catholics are 'not called and consecrated to bring fake news, only Good News, especially through the integrity of our lives'
Have we forgotten that the Eucharist was really for him (and for the potential Judases that we all can turn into)?
The Easter Bunny has hidden a whole lot of eggs around Manila this year!
The rush to go to the provinces results in up to 3 hours of waiting in bus terminals
Kapag ang relihiyon sa atin ay naging ritwal na lang; kapag ito'y parang obligasyon na lang na wala nang epekto sa buhay, pag-iisip at pag-uugali ng tao, para itong templong wala nang apoy
From crucifixion rites to the Easter egg hunt adopted from Western countries, the Catholic faithful in the Philippines observe practices and traditions in observing Holy Week
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This Holy Week, the Morions of Marinduque fulfill their vows to show their gratitude to God through the Moriones Festival
Know the story behind the origins of this Catholic act of devotion that commemorates the passion and death of Jesus Christ
The Marawi priest rescued from the Maute Group, and the parents of Joanna Demafelis – the OFW found dead in a freezer in Kuwait – will join the Washing of the Feet ritual led by Cardinal Tagle on Holy Thursday
Visita Iglesia, the Holy Week practice of visiting and praying in at least 7 churches, was introduced to the Philippines by Augustinian missionaries in the 1560s
Be happy this week. Resist that gloomy sad face. That does not lead to holiness.
Some 20 cadets linked to the graduation day mauling are restricted to the PNPA headquarters in Camp Castañeda while their cases are pending
In the town of Baliuag in Bulacan, Good Friday is more festive than Christmas
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'Sa panahon natin ngayon, kay dami-raming sumusunod sa mga hari na ang ginagamit ay dahas, armas, pananakot – kapos na kapos sa pag-unawa at pakikiisa sa mga mahihina'
Are you still a Christian with firm convictions, or have we become so deeply compromised that we are no longer sure on which we stand?
(UPDATED) 'Even if others keep quiet, if we older people and leaders, so often corrupt, keep quiet, if the whole world keeps quiet and loses its joy, I ask you: Will you cry out?' Pope Francis asks
The Philippine Coast Guard reminds passengers to arrive at ports at least 3 hours before departure and to refrain from bringing flammable, toxic, and explosive substances
For those who are Bicol-bound this Holy Week, here are tourist destinations that also serve as venue for Stations of the Cross and other traditions
'Tinatanong tayo ni Pilato: Sino ang pipiliin ninyo – ang mga Barabas ng panahon ngayon, o si Hesus, ang Hari?' says Cardinal Tagle as Holy Week 2018 begins
Cardinal Tagle leads the blessing of palm fronds (palaspas) outside the Manila Cathedral, while the same ritual takes place in other Philippine churches
The President also calls on Filipinos to unite in building an 'inclusive nation where everyone can enjoy a decent and comfortable life'
Can we go to the beach during Holy Week? If it will help you love like Jesus, yes, you can. But if it will distract you from the story of His love, please don't.
Here are the expected dates and areas of heavy traffic buildup during this year's Holy Week
Malacañang says there are additional deployments in places of convergence such as transport terminals, churches, malls, and other public recreation areas
To navigate on mobile and see each church in 360-degree view, scroll up and down or swipe left and right on the screen, while listening to and praying the Stations of the Cross
Here are the operating days of P2P buses during the observance of Holy Week this year