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WATCH: Rain or shine, Quezon's Niyogyugan goes on

Aug 20, 2018 - 12:41 AM

It starts raining 30 minutes into the parade, but the dancers don't stop

COLORFUL. Infanta town's dancers are dressed as their famous suman, while some are clad in colorful skirts. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Coconut in different forms at Quezon's Niyogyugan Festival 2018

Aug 19, 2018 - 12:27 AM

Local officials say total sales from booths selling local delicacies and products have reached P17 million

PRODUCTS. Booths of Atimonan and Pagbilao in Quezon province are made of coconut products at the Niyogyugan Festival at the provincial capitol. All photos by Aika Rey/Rappler

What to expect from the Great British Festival

Mar 01, 2018 - 1:02 PM

There will also be a road show going to Baguio, Dumagete, Iloilo, and Cebu

Photo by Precious del Valle

Travel diaries: Discovering Isabela's rich history

Feb 18, 2018 - 11:30 AM

One of the north's biggest province is getting attention thanks to emerging tourism attractions

Isabela's Bambanti festival is not just about scarecrows

Feb 05, 2018 - 12:15 PM

The Bambanti festival showcases the province's local products and produce

5 things to expect at Fringe Manila 2018

Feb 02, 2018 - 6:02 PM

Fringe favorites, fresh acts, live painting battles, and more!

GO WITH THE FLOW. A performer from flow arts group Legato gives a preview of their performance at the upcoming Fringe Manila 2018. Photo courtesy of Fringe Manila

FULL LIST: Winners, QCinema International Film Festival 2017 awards

Oct 26, 2017 - 11:34 PM

'Balangiga: Howling Wilderness' wins Best Picture

The QCinema film festival 2017 is a movie paradise for all cinephiles

Oct 18, 2017 - 1:00 PM

Included in the lineup is 'Loving Vincent,' the world's first fully-painted feature film and a remastered version of Mike de Leon's 'Batch '81'

LOVING VINCENT. The first fully-painted feature film debuts in Manila as part of QCinema. Screengrab from Facebook.com/lovingvincentmovie

WATCH: Pahiyas Festival 2017

May 19, 2017 - 2:22 PM

See the colorful kiping and the festivities at Pahiyas 2017

IN PHOTOS: Wanderland 2017

Mar 08, 2017 - 4:31 PM

See photos of The Ting Tings The Temper Trap Woodlock Up Dharma Down and many more at Wanderland 2017

A Sinulog story of love and devotion

Jan 15, 2017 - 11:13 AM

The love story of devotees Irish and Edwin Labatus traces its roots from the Sinulog celebration

FAMILY TRADITION. The Labatus family takes a pose after the fluvial procession. All photos by Apple Grace Danuco/Rappler

The vibrant beauty of Davao's Kadayawan Festival

Aug 18, 2016 - 10:24 PM

More on the cultural significance of Kadayawan and what makes this week long celebration unique

The lively street dancing. Photo by Henrylito D. Tacio

Filipinos celebrate own fiesta in Japan

Jun 21, 2016 - 7:30 PM

Now on its 5th year the 2016 Philippine Festival is aimed to reach out to the over 240 000 Filipinos in Japan appreciating Filipino culture in a Japanese society

FILIPINO CULTURE. More than 100,000 visitors were present to witness the best in Philippine culture, craft, music, dance, and food. Photos by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

QUIZ: Besides Women’s Month, what else do we celebrate in March?

Mar 06, 2016 - 2:51 PM

Test your knowledge of historical events anniversaries and other celebrations for the month of March through this quiz

Movie reviews: All 5 Sinag Maynila films

Mar 22, 2015 - 8:12 PM

Movie reviewer Oggs Cruz takes a look at each of the 5 films

The 5 films: Sinag Maynila film festival 2015

Mar 18, 2015 - 12:12 PM

Let s take a look at each film you can watch at Sinag Maynila

Sarbay Fest: A beach party to end all beach parties

May 24, 2014 - 11:34 PM

Gumasa in Sarangani is poised to become a favored beach destination after this year s Sarbay Fest draws tens of thousands to its white sand shores


IN PHOTOS: 2014 Sillag Festival of Lights, La Union

Mar 10, 2014 - 8:14 PM

The sky was bright with the lights of La Union View images from the 2 day festival here

In photos: Panagbenga 2014

Feb 23, 2014 - 9:16 PM

Floats full of minions fairies and whole gardens a parade of street dancers and more

ALL SMILES. Everyone was invited to Panagbenga 2014. Photo by Dave Leprozo Jr / Rappler

PHOTOS: Pasinaya 2013

Feb 08, 2013 - 8:57 PM

The Cultural Center of the Philippines and an all in one feast of arts and culture

PREVIEW OF 2013. Pasinaya 2013 gave students and art enthusiasts a peak into the shows at Cultural Center of the Philippines in 2013. All photos by Erickson dela Cruz

PHOTOS: Batobalani Festival

Jan 27, 2013 - 12:51 PM

In the town of Bato Leyte a less commercialized festival for the Child Jesus is also celebrated

DANCING FOR THE CHILD JESUS. The Batobalani Festival is less commercialized but no less colorful than other festivals for the Pit Senyor. All photos by Izah Morales

#PHTravel: Sinulog, Ati-Atihan, and Dinagyang

Jan 19, 2013 - 8:18 AM

3 major festivals greet Filipinos in January Take your pick