New Year 2020 - updates

Rappler's latest stories on New Year 2020

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Duterte hopes Chinese-Filipino community to continue ‘charitable acts’

Jan 25, 2020 - 3:41 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte once again highlights the 'friendship' between the Philippines and China in his Chinese New Year message

CHINESE NEW YEAR MESSAGE. President Rodrigo Duterte says charitable efforts from the Filipino-Chinese community benefits the Philippines as a whole. File photo by King Rodriguez/Presidential Photo

[PODCAST] Laffler Talk: Year of the Metal Rat horoscope

Jan 24, 2020 - 7:00 PM

Raratratan ba tayo ng suwerte o dadagain ng malas ngayong Year of the Metal Rat?

LIST: 'Lucky food' to prepare for Chinese New year, and why

Jan 24, 2020 - 3:00 PM

Some of these 'lucky food' include round fruits, fish, and dumplings, which all signify good fortune and prosperity

Where you can go to celebrate Chinese New Year 2020

Jan 23, 2020 - 9:00 AM

(UPDATED) From Manila to Davao, ring in the Year of the Metal Rat at these places!

CHINESE NEW YEAR. The Year of the Metal Rat is just around the corner. Rappler File photos

Catch Parokya ni Edgar, Sponge Cola, Gloc-9 at one street party

Jan 17, 2020 - 6:28 PM

Shanti Dope and Ex Battalion will also be performing at the Chinese New Year Countdown 2020 Street Party on January 24

[PODCAST] Laffler Talk: 2020

Jan 10, 2020 - 8:08 PM

Pagbabalik-tanaw sa 2010s, at New Year's resolutions para sa 2020

Why you will most likely fail at your New Year's resolution

Jan 05, 2020 - 11:00 AM

If it's a person who triggers bad habits, maybe you can try avoiding that person starting this year

Locsin, new China envoy ring in 2020 together

Jan 03, 2020 - 8:53 PM

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'

2020. Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr celebrates the new year with newly appointed China Ambassador to the Philippines Huang Xilian. Photo from Chinese Embassy in Manila

On New Year's Day, Catriona Gray pens letter to younger self

Jan 02, 2020 - 11:45 AM

'Be kind and patient with yourself,' Catriona writes

IN PHOTOS: Here's how Filipino celebrities welcomed 2020

Jan 02, 2020 - 8:00 AM

Celebs work and play while welcoming 2020

IN PHOTOS: The world welcomes 2020

Jan 01, 2020 - 4:28 PM

From Tokyo to Athens, here's how cities around the world welcomed a new decade

Fireworks explode behind the quadriga of Berlin's landmark Brandenburg Gate to usher in the New Year on January 1, 2020. (Photo by Tobias SCHWARZ / AFP)

The beat goes on: Fireworks, smoke and tear gas start new decade

Jan 01, 2020 - 2:17 PM

Billions around the world cheer in 2020 after a tumultuous year dominated by demonstrations calling for political revolt and action on climate change

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 1: Revelers at Times Square during the New Year's celebration on January 1, 2020 in New York City. People began celebrating New Year's Eve at Times Square in 1904, in 1907 the New Year's Eve Ball made its first descent from the flagpole at One Times Square. David Dee Delgado/Getty Images/AFP David Dee Delgado / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

IN PHOTOS: New Year fireworks, smoke, and tear gas as decade begins with a bang

Jan 01, 2020 - 9:30 AM

(UPDATED) Revellers watch fireworks display from Australia to the United Kingdom to welcome 2020

BURST OF COLORS. Fireworks explode around the London Eye during New Year's celebrations in central London just after midnight on January 1, 2020. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Duterte's New Year message: Begin anew, help in nation-building

Dec 31, 2019 - 8:03 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says all development efforts should be made sustainable and inclusive

BEGINNING ANEW. For 2020, President Rodrigo Duterte calls on Filipinos to begin anew with a stronger commitment to the task of nation-building. Photo from Malacañang

On New Year’s Eve, Robredo tells Filipinos to stay hopeful in 2020

Dec 31, 2019 - 11:47 AM

'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

HOPE. Vice President Leni Robredo posts her message for the New Year on Facebook on December 31, 2019. Screenshot from Robredo's Facebook page

LIST: Places to welcome 2020 in Metro Manila

Dec 31, 2019 - 10:14 AM

Still don't know where to welcome 2020? Check these places out

Sotto wants to regulate firecracker use

Dec 29, 2019 - 7:24 PM

Senate President Vicente Sotto has filed a bill that seeks to prohibit the unsupervised use of firecrackers and pyrotechnic devices

ILLEGAL FIRECRACKERS. Members of Task Force Malasakit-Office of the Mayor confiscate illegal firecrackers along Ilaya street in Divisoria, Manila on December 4, 2019. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

SWS: 9 in 10 of Filipinos enter 2020 with hope

Dec 29, 2019 - 6:46 PM

Though aspirations are generally high for the new year, the Social Weather Stations finds that hopefulness for 2020 rose in all areas except Mindanao

NEW YEAR. Crowds gather and enjoy the free concert and fireworks display. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Quezon City designates 180 zones for fireworks use, displays

Dec 29, 2019 - 3:52 PM

A team of barangay officials and volunteers will man each zone

COMMUNITY FIREWORKS DISPLAYS. Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte encourages the public to enjoy the fireworks displays sponsored by the city government across the city. File photo by Ben Nabong

EcoWaste warns vs firecracker use, balloon releases on New Year's Eve

Dec 29, 2019 - 9:03 AM

The environmental watchdog also asks Filipinos to keep parks clean as they celebrate the arrival of the New Year

NOT ECO-FRIENDLY. Fireworks light up the sky behind the Rizal Shrine in Manila on January 1, 2018. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

1,525 returnees to spend Christmas in prison 3 months after GCTA controversy

Dec 24, 2019 - 3:15 PM

Only 827 out of the 2,352 returnees have been released after reprocessing, the Department of Justice confirms

Bayan Muna Representatives Carlos Zarate and Ferdinand Gaite, ACT Teachers Representative France Castro, and KAPATID spokesperson Fides Lim visited the prisoners inside the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa on October 29, 2019. Photos by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

No fireworks display in Boracay to welcome 2020

Dec 23, 2019 - 9:10 AM

Since fireworks are not allowed near the ocean, New Year's Eve celebrations are set to be held in mainland Malay instead

Photo by Boy Ryan B. Zabal

Metro Manila number coding suspended December 23-January 2

Dec 23, 2019 - 8:00 AM

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

Hundreds of passengers bound for the provinces for Christmas vacation troop at the Bus Terminal along Edsa in Quezon City on Monday, December 23, 2019. Photo by DARREN LANGIT/Rappler

NLEX beefs up operations for 2019 holiday season

Dec 22, 2019 - 1:19 PM

Additional collection points, emergency medical services, and towing services will be provided during the holiday rush

HEIGHTENED ALERT. Traffic operations personnel at NLEX and SCTEX will be on heightened alert to manage traffic during the holiday season. File photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

93% of Filipinos hopeful about 2020

Dec 20, 2019 - 1:21 PM

(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'

HOPE FOR 2020. Results from a recent Pulse Asia survey show nearly all Filipinos are hopeful for the coming new year. Rappler file photo

DOH reminds public: Skip firecrackers this New Year's eve

Dec 05, 2019 - 4:11 PM

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

SKIP FIRECRACKERS. The Department of Health is calling on the public to skip firecrackers in their celebration of New Year.

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