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WATCH: Cardinal Tagle's Masses for Holy Week 2019

Apr 19, 2019 - 3:05 PM

Bookmark this page to watch Cardinal Tagle's Holy Week services on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Black Saturday (Easter Vigil)

Cardinal Tagle warns vs cell phone addiction: 'Parang alipin na tayo'

Apr 18, 2019 - 9:05 PM

'Our imprisonments are very subtle,' says Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle on Holy Thursday 2019

BLOWING ON OIL. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle blows on holy oil to bless it during the Chrism Mass at the Manila Cathedral on Holy Thursday, April 19, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/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

WATCH: Cardinal Tagle's Masses for Holy Week 2018

Mar 31, 2018 - 8:01 PM

Bookmark this page to watch Cardinal Tagle's Holy Week services on Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Black Saturday (Easter Vigil)

The week in photos: March 24-30, 2018

Mar 31, 2018 - 4:44 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

Catholic faithful carry the image of the "Jesus of the Great Power" during a procession on Holy Week, at La Merced church in Granada, some 48 kilometres from Managua, on March 27, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / INTI OCON

Pope Francis washes feet of Filipino prisoner on Holy Thursday

Mar 30, 2018 - 2:49 PM

For the 4th time in his papacy, Pope Francis chooses to celebrate Holy Thursday in an Italian jail

Tomb raiders strike on Maundy Thursday in Abra

Mar 30, 2018 - 2:36 PM

Police suspect some people usually collect bones in untended and cracked tombs which they would then use for charms and potions

IN PHOTOS: Washing of Feet rites with street dwellers, EJK orphans

Mar 29, 2018 - 11:12 PM

Father Flavie Villanueva leads the Washing of the Feet for urban poor, street dwellers, and orphans of victims of extrajudicial killings on Maundy Thursday 2018

WIDOWED. Fr. Flavie Villanueva washes the feet of a wife who lost her husband in the government's drug war

The death of a subversive

Mar 29, 2018 - 6:56 PM

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?

'Put a stop to fake news’ – Cardinal Tagle

Mar 29, 2018 - 2:53 PM

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'

'STOP FAKE NEWS.' Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle rallies against fake news during his homily for the Chrism Mass. Photo by Angie de Silva

In defense of Judas

Mar 29, 2018 - 12:00 PM

Have we forgotten that the Eucharist was really for him (and for the potential Judases that we all can turn into)?

Holy Week 2018: Mass readings for Maundy Thursday

Mar 28, 2018 - 11:06 PM

Here is the set of Mass readings in Catholic churches around the world for Maundy Thursday 2018

Cardinal Tagle to wash feet of Chito Soganub, Demafelis parents

Mar 27, 2018 - 12:05 PM

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

HOLY THURSDAY. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle performs the traditional Washing of the Feet ritual at the Manila Cathedral on Holy Thursday 2017. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

ANIMATION: How do Filipinos observe Holy Week?

Mar 22, 2018 - 4:57 PM

Ever wondered why the dates for Holy Week change? Check out this video!

#ThewRap: Videos to watch this week, April 10-16, 2017

Apr 16, 2017 - 12:17 PM

A round up of videos from the past week you need to watch

IN VIDEOS: Holy Week 2017

Apr 15, 2017 - 1:30 PM

Watch how Filipinos observe Holy Week

IN PHOTOS: Drug surrenderers join 'Washing of the Feet' ritual

Apr 13, 2017 - 11:54 PM

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle conducts the annual ritual in the Philippines first Holy Week during the watch of President Rodrigo Duterte whose war on drugs has killed thousands

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

WATCH: Washing of the Feet with Cardinal Tagle

Apr 13, 2017 - 5:04 PM

Manila Archibishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle leads the washing of the feet

Tagle to wash feet of ex-drug addicts, police

Apr 01, 2017 - 7:12 PM

Relatives of victims of extrajudicial killings will also join the annual Washing of the Feet ritual to be led by Cardinal Tagle on Holy Thursday

TOP PRELATE. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle is set to wash the feet of 12 people, including former drug addicts and policemen, during the annual 'Washing of the Feet' ritual on April 13, 2017. File photo by Eric Paul Guanlao/Archdiocese of Manila, www.rcam.org

#UPFair2017 Thursday: Elements

Feb 16, 2017 - 5:28 PM

Drop by the MovePH booth at the UP sunken garden on Thursday February 16 for a fun and equally engaging Elements: UP Fair Thursday

Cardinal Tagle hits ‘gospel of success’ in Good Friday homily

Mar 25, 2016 - 6:24 PM

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle says this misguided ambition has also led politicians to attack their rivals so they can win more votes

'GOSPEL OF SUCCESS.' In his Good Friday homily on March 25, 2016, Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle criticizes the ways people take advantage of each other for the sake of a better life. Photo by Noli Yamsuan/Archdiocese of Manila

IN PHOTOS: Bags of trash spoil Lent at Antipolo Cathedral

Mar 25, 2016 - 12:14 PM

Together with their prayers pilgrims leave their trash at the Antipolo Cathedral

Pope Francis washes asylum seekers' feet

Mar 25, 2016 - 7:30 AM

The Pope says this fraternal gesture sharply contrasts with the gesture of war of destruction committed 3 days ago in a European city

Cardinal Tagle: True love involves service

Mar 25, 2016 - 12:05 AM

On Holy Thursday the Archbishop of Manila reminds his flock: Christ s death was in service to us

HOLY WEEK. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle holds the Blessed Sacrament in a procession on Holy Thursday, March 24, 2016. Photo by Noli Yamsuan/Archdiocese of Manila

The washing of the feet: A lesson in humility and service

Mar 24, 2016 - 3:17 PM

Pope Francis says the Holy Thursday ceremony is love that is done through service to others

SYMBOL OF SERVICE. This handout picture released by the Vatican press office shows Pope Francis kissing the feet of a young offender after washing them during a Mass at the church of the Casal del Marmo youth prison on the outskirts of Rome as part of the Holy Thursday observance in 2013. Photo by AFP/Osservatore Romano

Pope to wash asylum seekers' feet in Easter ritual

Mar 23, 2016 - 1:45 AM

Pope Francis will perform the ritual in the town of Castelnuovo di Porto to bring attention to the plight of refugees

epa05220417 Pope Francis presides over a Mass for the ordination of Monsignor Peter Brian Wells and Monsignor Miguel Angel Ayuso Guixot, in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, 19 March 2016. EPA/GIUSEPPE LAMI

Bishop's take on 'homily abuse' stirs debate

Apr 11, 2015 - 9:01 AM

Pope Francis himself says a homily should be brief and avoid taking on the semblance of a speech or a lecture

NO TO 'HOMILY ABUSE.' Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas challenges priests to deliver better homilies. File photo courtesy of CBCP News

Class suspensions: Thursday, July 17

Jul 16, 2014 - 1:06 PM

Bookmark and refresh this page for a list of schools and areas where classes have been suspended for Thursday July 17

Pope washes feet of disabled, including elderly Muslim

Apr 18, 2014 - 2:31 AM

We must be servants of each other Pope Francis says

Holy Week reflection: A supper before the last

Apr 17, 2014 - 11:45 AM

As we commemorate the last days of our Lord s life let s ask ourselves: What does Jesus bring out in us?

#HungerProject: The end of hunger?

Mar 05, 2014 - 4:35 PM

Is the end of hunger possible? The answer to this question is yes it is and yes it is possible to end it in our lifetime Watch this discussion below

END HUNGER. Join the conversation as we tackle the most pressing issues surrounding hunger in the Philippines. Graphic by Mara Elize Mercado

Class suspensions: Thursday, January 23

Jan 23, 2014 - 8:53 AM

Bookmark and refresh this page for a list of schools and areas where classes have been suspended for Thursday January 23

Class suspensions: Thursday, November 7

Nov 06, 2013 - 12:19 PM

Bookmark and refresh this page for a list of schools and areas where classes have been suspended for Thursday November 7

Class suspensions: Thursday, October 17

Oct 16, 2013 - 3:16 PM

Bookmark and refresh this page for a list of schools and areas where classes have been suspended for Thursday October 17

Class suspensions: Tuesday, September 24

Sep 23, 2013 - 7:39 PM

Bookmark and refresh this page for a list of schools and areas where classes have been suspended for Tuesday September 24

Class suspensions: Monday, September 23

Sep 23, 2013 - 5:46 AM

Bookmark and refresh this page for a list of schools and areas where classes have been suspended for Monday September 23

Class suspensions: Friday, August 23

Aug 22, 2013 - 6:37 PM

Bookmark and refresh this page for a list of schools and areas where classes have been suspended for Friday August 23

Class suspensions: Thursday, August 22

Aug 22, 2013 - 4:58 AM

Bookmark and refresh this page for a list of schools and areas where classes have been suspended for Thursday August 22

Step into Wanderland 2013 in Manila

Apr 10, 2013 - 8:29 AM

Wanderland 2013 promises to be the music and arts festival of the summer

WANDERLAND 2013. The May 18 music and arts festival packs a punch with its stellar line-up. Image courtesy of Karpos Multimedia Inc

VIDEO: Tagle on 'service in love'

Mar 29, 2013 - 12:16 PM

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle delivers a moving homily on love that is ready to serve service rooted in love

Pope to prisoners: I'm at your service

Mar 29, 2013 - 8:10 AM

Washing the feet of 12 young prisoners Pope Francis breaks tradition to fulfill his call for the Church to come out of herself

On Holy Thursday, pope to wash feet of young prisoners

Mar 28, 2013 - 10:08 AM

Pope Francis tweets: Being with Jesus demands that we go out from ourselves and from living a tired and habitual faith

The man whose feet Tagle will wash

Mar 27, 2013 - 6:54 PM

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Tagle will wash the feet of Comelec chair Sixto Brillantes Jr among other election stakeholders on Holy Thursday

Virtual Visita Iglesia in a click

Mar 23, 2013 - 11:45 PM

Rappler s virtual Visita Iglesia allows visitors to tour 14 Philippine churches and do the Stations of the Cross at their own pace

VIRTUAL TOUR. This church in Mahatao, Batanes is one of the churches we will visit during Rappler's virtual Visita Iglesia. Photo by Fung Yu

Hot air balloon fest puts PH on aerial tourism map

Feb 21, 2013 - 5:28 PM

The aviation festival began at 5:30am on February 21 and is ongoing until February 24

BIGGEST FIESTA SO FAR. This year's Philippine Hot Air Balloon Fiesta brings together 32 balloons from 15 countries. Photo by Katherine Visconti

Valentine date ideas in the metro

Feb 14, 2013 - 10:46 AM

Still figuring out where to go tonight? Here are our suggestions

MOST ROMANTIC SUNSET, HANDS-DOWN. The Manila Bay sunset will never lose its charm. People continue to fall in love with this sunset. All photos by Rhea Claire Madarang

Finding my Seoul

Feb 07, 2013 - 7:10 PM

What s winter in Korea like? Victoria Herrera tells us

SISTER, SISTER. Rappler writer Victoria Herrera (right) with sister and Status magazine editor in chief Rosario Herrera. All photos by Victoria Herrera

Off-the-beaten path: Romantic PH destinations for Valentine's Day

Feb 07, 2013 - 5:43 PM

Planning a romantic getaway this month of hearts? We ve got more than the usual suggestions for you Be ready for adventure

'SOMEWHERE ONLY WE KNOW.' Go beyond the usual Valentine's Day hotspots. Discover new places that will forever be part of your love story. Photo by Kenneth Lagaña

Will PH economy benefit from return to martial law?

Dec 08, 2012 - 11:30 AM

World renowned economist James Robinson says the Philippines is not suited to a developmental dictatorship and that countries that don t foster inclusive political institutions like China will have trouble sustaining growth

INCLUSIVE INSTITUTIONS. World renowned economist James Robinson stresses that the Philippines must build stronger institutions. Photo by Franz Lopez.

Brillante Mendoza picks tough issues over entertainment

Aug 27, 2012 - 10:18 AM

The multi awarded director chats with Rappler CEO Maria Ressa about Captive

THROUGH 'CAPTIVE,' BRILLANTE MENDOZA hopes to push Filipinos out of their comfort zones. Photography by Cholo dela Vega. Grooming by Georginna Desuasido.