Morion - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Morion


Voters in Tondo hope new barangay officials can lessen drug war killings

May 14, 2018 - 11:13 PM

Because too much blood has spilled in the streets of Tondo, voters want new barangay leaders who can make positive change in their community

Tondo voters hope elected officials lessen the drug war killings. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Marinduque high school students win Battle of the Morions

Apr 01, 2018 - 6:42 PM

The Battle of the Morions, or Moryonan, aims to encourage towns and schools to train the new generation in making morions and costumes

LOOK: Lenten parade at the 2018 Moriones Festival

Mar 29, 2018 - 6:20 PM

Penitents wear morions – these are masks depicting the faces of Roman centurions. They are called by locals as 'Moriones.'

MORIONES. Men and women from Sta Cruz, Marinduque wear morions at the Lenten Parade of the town on March 29, 2018. All photos by Aika Rey/Rappler

Holy Week practices in the Philippines

Mar 28, 2018 - 6:54 PM

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

Behind the masks of Marinduque's Moriones Festival

Mar 28, 2018 - 11:37 AM

This Holy Week, the Morions of Marinduque fulfill their vows to show their gratitude to God through the Moriones Festival

Father Roger Diaz (third from left) join other penitents on 15 kilometers walk from Barangay Botilao to Santa Cruz town proper before the start of Good Friday procession.

Anger, helplessness drive kin of drug war victims to name 'killer' cop

Apr 29, 2017 - 6:50 PM

The Manila Police District says the families need to appear before police to execute an affidavit if they want the killings to be investigated

Witnesses name Manila policeman behind drug-related summary killings

Apr 27, 2017 - 6:45 PM

Witnesses interviewed during the 3-month investigation led by Patricia Evangelista name Police Officer 3 Ronald Alvarez of the Delpan Community Precinct as the alleged killer behind at least 4 drug-related deaths

IN PHOTOS: The Moriones festival of Marinduque

Apr 03, 2015 - 7:35 PM

Morions roam the streets of Marinduque during Holy Week where they participate in different events even scaring kids with their masks and costumes

PASSION OF CHRIST. Scenes from the Via Crusis are re-enacted in the streets of Boac town, Marinduque on Good friday. All photos by Josh Albelda/Rappler

What's going on online during #HolyWeek?

Apr 18, 2014 - 10:06 AM

Social media is still active even on HolyWeek Let s see what netizens have been posting

Erap's sons still not OK on dad's birthday?

Apr 20, 2013 - 2:09 AM

Former President Joseph Estrada was all smiles when his two sons in a rift graced his birthday celebration in Tondo Manila

A FATHER'S HAPPINESS. Former President Joseph Estrada flashes a megawatt smile as he raises the hands of his sons, Sen. Jinggoy Estrada and senatorial candidate JV Ejercito. Rappler/Jerald Uy