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#AnimatED: Walang alamat ni Ferdinand Marcos

Sep 11, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Sa ika sandaang kaarawan ni Marcos – kung kailan 28 taon na ang lumipas mula nang siya y simulang naagnas – magpapaulol pa rin ba tayo sa pinilipit at binurdahang kuwentong kutsero?

Duterte defends Ilocos Norte holiday for Marcos birthday

Sep 09, 2017 - 9:35 PM

Ang sabi nila si Marcos masamang tao That is a sentiment not shared by all President Rodrigo Duterte says

GOOD FRIENDS. President Rodrigo Duterte speaks with Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos on the sidelines of The Outstanding Filipino (TOFIL) 2016 awarding ceremony at the Heroes' Hall of Malacañang Palace on December 12, 2016. Malacañang file photo

On Marcos centennial, a call to post artworks about martial law atrocities

Sep 08, 2017 - 6:25 PM

Molotov Pilipinas a creative community calls on artists from different parts of the country to post their protest works on social media on September 11

NEVER FORGET. Molotov Pilipinas calls out artists from all over the country to post creative works to remember the Marcos atrocities. Photo courtesy of Molotov Pilipinas

Malacañang declares holiday in Ilocos Norte for Marcos' 100th birthday

Sep 07, 2017 - 1:46 PM

President Duterte s Proclamation Number 310 gives the late president s home province full opportunity to celebrate and participate in the occasion

September 1 a regular holiday for Eid'l Adha

Aug 29, 2017 - 1:07 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte signs Proclamation 297 declaring the holiday

Muslim Community in Quezon City gather at the QC Memorial Circle Monday for a prayer to celebrate the feast of Eid'l Adha in honor of Ibrahim's sacrifice to Allah. Photo by: JOEL LIPORADA

FAST FACTS: What makes a Filipino historical figure a national hero?

Aug 28, 2017 - 9:02 AM

While there are no laws that officially proclaim a Filipino a national hero there are criteria that determine how a historical figure qualifies as a national hero

HEROES. Filipinos who have a concept of nation and fight for the nation's freedom may be considered heroes, according to criteria set by the National Heroes Commission. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

5 last-minute to-dos for the long weekend

Aug 25, 2017 - 11:24 AM

If you’re staying in the city these plans are perfect

ESCOLTA BLOCK PARTY. The event breathes life into the old buildings along the historic street. Photo from Facebook.com/EscoltaBlock

LIST: 2018 Philippine Holidays

Jul 19, 2017 - 11:13 AM

Malacañang declares November 2 and December 24 as additional non working holidays in 2018

The week in photos: June 24-30, 2017

Jul 01, 2017 - 1:17 PM

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

An enthusiast browse through a collection of toys on display during the 2017 ToyCon Pop Life FanXperience at the SMX Convention Center, in Pasay on June 30, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Palace: Special non-working holiday in Metro Manila on April 28

Apr 21, 2017 - 12:36 PM

4TH UPDATE Malacañang also suspends work in government offices in Manila Makati and Pasay City on April 27 which falls on a Thursday in view of activities related to the ASEAN Summit and Related Meetings from April 26 to 29

PALACE REACTS. Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella holds a press conference at the Palace. File photo by Ace Morandante/Presidential Photo

DOLE reminds employers of pay rules for Araw ng Kagitingan, Holy Week

Apr 07, 2017 - 6:16 PM

Araw ng Kagitingan Maundy Thursday and Good Friday are regular holidays while Black Saturday is a special working holiday

PROPER PAY. The Department of Labor and Employment issues a labor advisory on the prescribed scheme of compensation for workers reporting to work on holidays.

No holiday on January 30 for Miss Universe – Palace

Jan 26, 2017 - 2:30 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte will not declare January 30 and January 27 – the day before Chinese New Year – as non working holidays says Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea

PAGEANT HOST. President Rodrigo Duterte shakes hands with Miss Philippines 2016 Maxine Medina during the courtesy call of Miss Universe candidates at the Palace. Malacañang photo

How to observe a safe New Year

Dec 30, 2016 - 3:48 PM

The Department of Health suggests ways to prevent firework injuries and stay safe on New Year s Eve

2 more ramps opened on NAIA expressway

Dec 28, 2016 - 8:19 PM

Ramps 11 and 12 which connect the NAIA expressway to the Cavitex are now open for use

Senate bill eyes long holiday break from Dec 25 to Jan 1

Dec 23, 2016 - 8:29 AM

The bill aims to spur local tourism during the yearend holiday season

LONG BREAK. A Senate bill seeks to institutionalize the observance of a long holiday break from December 25 to January 1 to 'spur local tourism.' File photo

5 ways to ‘spend’ your holiday break

Dec 22, 2016 - 9:56 AM

You can make the holidays a more memorable experience without spending too much on food and gifts

Bank holiday schedule for Christmas 2016

Dec 21, 2016 - 4:26 PM

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How do Pinoys bring in the Christmas spirit?

Dec 20, 2016 - 12:21 PM

In a recent Twitter conversation readers paid tribute to the bringers of Christmas who make the season special Here are some of our favorite responses

PH volleyball stars reveal 2016 holiday plans

Dec 19, 2016 - 3:38 PM

Philippine volleyball personalities share how they intend to make the most out of their remaining vacations days in 2016

HOLIDAY PLANS. What are some of Philippine volleyball's big stars doing for the 2016 holidays? Alyssa Valdez, for one, posts this photo from her trip to Universal Studios in Japan. Screengrab from Valdez's Instagram account

Minimize your holiday trash, eco group reminds Filipinos

Dec 18, 2016 - 10:13 AM

The zero waste advocacy group EcoWaste Coalition urges Filipinos to be more eco friendly revelers as the Christmas and New Year celebrations approach

POST-NEW YEAR TRASH. Street sweepers clean some of the garbage left following the New Year celebration in Luneta Park on January 1, 2016. Photo by George Moya/Rappler

#ShareLove this holiday season, one good deed at a time

Dec 16, 2016 - 11:01 AM

Check out this list of organizations with charitable activities you can join this Christmas

#WalangPasok: Dec 26, Jan 2 are special non-working days

Dec 14, 2016 - 2:40 PM

The Philippine government says it wants to give the people full opportunity to celebrate the holidays with their families

PNP ends gun taping tradition for Christmas, New Year

Dec 12, 2016 - 9:22 PM

The Philippine National Police wants to show that it is a disciplined and trusted organization whose members will not engage in indiscriminate firing

TAPING. The taping of gun muzzles is a yearly holiday season tradition in the PNP. File photo courtesy of the PNP PIO

When music elevates mood

Dec 09, 2016 - 8:49 AM

When you re anxious stuck in traffic or simply looking for better sleep the right playlist can help you out

The elements that make a truly Pinoy Christmas

Dec 02, 2016 - 2:16 PM

What makes Filipino Christmas extra special and something to come home to?

'They will remember you 2016': A holiday science and tech gift guide

Dec 02, 2016 - 7:45 AM

[Science Solitaire] May you give and receive interesting gifts this season

Airport chief to personnel: Don't ask passengers for gifts

Nov 25, 2016 - 8:51 PM

MIAA chief Ed Monreal warns airport personnel who solicit gifts from passengers especially Filipinos coming home for the holidays

Lawmaker: Declare Nov 23 nat’l commemoration day for EJK victims

Nov 23, 2016 - 2:52 PM

If passed into law HB 4502 will direct DepEd CHED and PCOO to organize consciousness raising activities on the freedom of the press and the elimination of all forms of violence or impunity

END IMPUNITY. Kabayan Representative Harry Roque is joined by widows of the some of the Maguindanao massacre victims on November 23. Photo from Roque's office

The pitfalls of Special Economic Zones

Nov 10, 2016 - 4:35 PM

While SEZs generate foreign investment and employment they also deprive farmers of their land and distort the economy

House approves bill declaring Jan 23 as 1st Philippine Republic Day

Oct 31, 2016 - 11:10 AM

The NHCP says the short lived First Philippine Republic still catapulted the Filipino nation onto the world s consciousness

PINOY PRIDE. In this file photo, Philippine honor guards hoist a giant Philippine flag during the 119th death anniversary of national hero Jose Rizal at the Luneta Park in Manila on December 30, 2015. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Excited for the long break? 'Undas' trends a week early

Oct 24, 2016 - 2:25 PM

A 4 day weekend is ahead What are your plans?

Briones: Early Christmas break may affect students' learning

Sep 26, 2016 - 2:38 PM

We have to examine the data from the point of view also of impact on learning of the children because again it s not only the school children who add to the traffic it s really Christmas itself says Education Secretary Leonor Briones

EARLY CHRISTMAS BREAK? Education Secretary Leonor Briones says they are 'seriously studying' the proposal to have an early Christmas break for students. She, however, says it may affect students' learning. File photo

Early Christmas break for students proposed

Sep 25, 2016 - 12:44 PM

Senator Grace Poe says she will raise the issue when the Senate tackles the DepEd s budget on Monday September 26

File photo of Batasan Elementary School students

DTI, DOF looking to ‘modernize’ investment incentives

Sep 20, 2016 - 7:21 PM

Both agencies are working together to craft a new set of tax breaks to offer potential investors as ‘the icing on the cake’ to get them to invest in the country and hope to finalize the tax breaks by the end of the year says Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez

Eid'l Adha: September 12 declared regular holiday

Sep 06, 2016 - 11:23 AM

Under Republic Act No 9849 Eid l Adha one of Islam s two major feasts along with Eid l Fitr shall be declared a regular holiday

Filipino Muslims pray at the Luneta in observance of Eid'l Adha in 2015. Rappler file photo

LIST: 2017 Philippine Holidays

Aug 18, 2016 - 12:19 PM

3rd UPDATE Plan your holidays in advance

Special holidays in 5 areas in August, September – Malacañang

Aug 08, 2016 - 7:41 PM

Presidential proclamations 26 to 30 declare non working holidays in Davao City Digos City Bulacan Los Baños and Tacurong City

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Tax amnesty and holiday the way forward?

Aug 02, 2016 - 4:10 PM

The Tax Whiz breaks down the difference between a tax amnesty and a tax holiday while also clearing up tax issues from the last election

June 30, Thursday, a regular working day – Palace

Jun 29, 2016 - 12:50 PM

Malacañang says June 30 2016 is a regular working day the same day when President elect Rodrigo Duterte and Vice President elect Leni Robredo will take their oath of office

Indonesia planning executions after holiday

Jun 14, 2016 - 12:27 PM

There are scores of drug convicts on death row in Indonesia among them foreigners including Filipina Mary Jane Veloso who was pulled from the last round of executions

An Indonesian girl walks past pictures of executed Australian death-row prisoners Andrew Chan (R) and Myuran Sukumaran (C), and Indonesian Zainal Abidin, on display at Saint Carolus funeral home in Jakarta, Indonesia, 29 April 2015. Photo by Bagus Indahono/EPA

May 9, special non-working holiday

Apr 27, 2016 - 9:26 AM

President Benigno Aquino III orders the holiday declaration for the May 9 elections through Proclamation No 1254

PHILIPPINE ELECTIONS. Filipinos cast their votes during the Philippines' second automated elections on May 13, 2013. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Bomb rips through Jerusalem bus, 21 wounded

Apr 18, 2016 - 11:44 PM

UPDATED The bombing was expected to lead to a sharp increase in security ahead of Jewish Passover celebrations beginning Friday night April 22

BURNED. Israeli security officials investigate the scene following an explosion in Jerusalem, April 18, 2016. Abir Sultan/EPA

Menkeu: Dana warga Indonesia di luar negeri mencapai Rp11.400 triliun

Apr 05, 2016 - 9:04 PM

Pada saat peraturan pertukaran informasi secara otomatis berlaku pada 2018 tidak ada lagi tempat pengemplang pajak untuk menghindar

PAJAK. Seorang pejalan kaki melintas di depan kantor Direktorat Jenderal Pajak Kementerian Keuangan di Jakarta Pusat. Foto oleh Bay Ismoyo/AFP

How did President Aquino spend his Lenten holidays?

Mar 26, 2016 - 10:09 PM

Aquino says he spent quality time with his family monitored developments in Syria and everything else from Manila

President Benigno Aquino III delivers his Lent and Easter message to the nation on March 23, 2016. Photo By Joseph Vidal/Malacañang Photo Bureau

WATCH: Drake distracts Bulls into 5-second violation

Mar 15, 2016 - 9:25 PM

The Bulls still have the last laugh as they escape with a 109 107 victory over the Raptors

TRASH TALK KING. Rapper Drake talks trash along the sidelines as Justin Holiday tries to inbound the ball. Screengrab from Vine

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Mar 08, 2016 - 6:50 PM

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US embassy closed on Presidents' Day

Feb 11, 2016 - 9:29 PM

February 15 is an American holiday

Image courtesy Jay Directo / AFP

IN PHOTOS: New Year 2016 around the world

Jan 01, 2016 - 1:58 PM

UPDATED See photos of New Year celebrations in Australia Paris Hong Kong Japan and more

A photo taken on January 1, 2016 shows fireworks over the Erasmusbrug (Erasmus Bridge) during New Year's Eve in Amsterdam. ROBIN UTRECHT / ANP / AFP

10 reasons why Florence is your next Christmas trip

Dec 31, 2015 - 11:00 AM

Magical Christmas lights beauty and history at every corner and divine coffee are just some reasons why Florence is a great destination for the holidays

CHRISTMAS CITY. Florence is resplendent in its Christmas decor glory. All photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler

WATCH: 4 teenagers granted their loved ones’ wishes this Christmas

Dec 29, 2015 - 5:22 PM

A simple gesture can become a moment of a lifetime