Rappler's latest stories on New Year
Here's how the crowds at Chinatown in Binondo, Manila, celebrate Chinese New Year
President Rodrigo Duterte once again highlights the 'friendship' between the Philippines and China in his Chinese New Year message
Raratratan ba tayo ng suwerte o dadagain ng malas ngayong Year of the Metal Rat?
Some of these 'lucky food' include round fruits, fish, and dumplings, which all signify good fortune and prosperity
The international financial hub is on high alert for the virus, which has killed 17 people since the outbreak started in central China
(UPDATED) From Manila to Davao, ring in the Year of the Metal Rat at these places!
Shanti Dope and Ex Battalion will also be performing at the Chinese New Year Countdown 2020 Street Party on January 24
If it's a person who triggers bad habits, maybe you can try avoiding that person starting this year
Foreign Secretary Teodoro 'Teddyboy' Locsin Jr and Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Huang Xilian start the New Year with a resolution to 'seize the day and live life to the full'
The tragedy sparks an outpouring of sympathy, with tearful visitors lighting candles and leaving flowers and soft toys at the entrance of the zoo
'Be kind and patient with yourself,' Catriona writes
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Billions around the world cheer in 2020 after a tumultuous year dominated by demonstrations calling for political revolt and action on climate change
(UPDATED) The number is 35% lower than last year's 249 injuries, says Health Secretary Francisco Duque III
(UPDATED) Revellers watch fireworks display from Australia to the United Kingdom to welcome 2020
President Rodrigo Duterte says all development efforts should be made sustainable and inclusive
(UPDATED) Nearly half of the cases involve illegal firecrackers
'Salubungin sana natin ang bagong taon nang may pag-asa sa ating mga mata, galak sa ating mga puso, at ngiti sa ating mga labi,' says Vice President Leni Robredo
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The number of this year's cases is now 4 cases higher compared to the same period in 2018, even with a reminder from the health department to skip fireworks for the holidays
Senate President Vicente Sotto has filed a bill that seeks to prohibit the unsupervised use of firecrackers and pyrotechnic devices
Though aspirations are generally high for the new year, the Social Weather Stations finds that hopefulness for 2020 rose in all areas except Mindanao
A team of barangay officials and volunteers will man each zone
The Department of Health says many of the injuries were caused by illegal firecrackers
The environmental watchdog also asks Filipinos to keep parks clean as they celebrate the arrival of the New Year
Making, selling, and using illegal firecrackers come with heavy penalties, and selling any pyrotechnic material to minors is prohibited, the Philippine National Police warns
Only 827 out of the 2,352 returnees have been released after reprocessing, the Department of Justice confirms
Since fireworks are not allowed near the ocean, New Year's Eve celebrations are set to be held in mainland Malay instead
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority says there will be no number coding during the holidays, with the suspension of the scheme longer for provincial buses
Additional collection points, emergency medical services, and towing services will be provided during the holiday rush
(UPDATED) Results of the early December survey show 48% of Filipinos also expect the holiday season to be 'more prosperous for them and their families'
The Department of Health has seen a downward trend in the number of firecracker-related injuries from 2017 to 2018, but says much is to be done to keep the number at zero
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
As the sun sets, tens of thousands of ravers from across Asia are expected to dance into Saturday night under massive water cannons and spectacular pyrotechnics
Traditionally marked by paying respects to elders and sprinkling water over Buddha figures at local temples, the Songkran holiday has largely evolved into a raucous water fight
Residents of the northern city, scarred by years of jihadist rule, demand justice as Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi decrees 3 days of national mourning following the accident
(UPDATED) The accident sparks an outpouring of grief among residents who only recently resumed festivities on the banks of the Tigris after the northern city's recapture from the Islamic State group
The 1st quarter of 2019 is about to come to a close. How are your New Year's resolutions going?
China, which is embracing a cashless society in which payments are made via smartphone apps, finds electronic 'red packets' are now hugely popular
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Knife attacks are common in China, where the carrying of firearms is strictly regulated
Start the New Year with a bang at the Lion City!
People born in the year of the Horse are the luckiest, while single people born in the year of the Dog may find their significant other this year
People welcome the Year of the Pig with grand festivities
Celebrations will take place across the globe to usher in the Lunar New Year
'Peppa Pig Celebrates Chinese New Year' is set to be shown in time for the Chinese New Year