Rappler's latest stories on holy week
Bilibid is a prison, but it is a community – a community even more alive than the noiseless, walled, camera-secured, and luxurious villages we all aspire to live in
The church’s CCTV recorded two men stealing a 55-inch flat screen TV from the Bishop’s house
The Easter Sunday Mass at Saint-Eustache church in Paris, celebrated in the wake of the Notre-Dame fire, is pervaded by the spirit and hope of a fresh start
(UPDATED) 'Our nation, together with the rest of the world, is outraged by these latest senseless acts of terror and violence,' says the spokesman of President Rodrigo Duterte
Based on figures from Palm Sunday, April 14, to Good Friday, April 19, more than 50,000 tourists have visited Boracay
President Rodrigo Duterte, in his Easter message, says he hopes evil 'will be swept away by our strong faith in the Almighty'
'Sa huli, sa kabila ng kadiliman at kahirapan, ang kabutihan at pagmamahalan pa rin ang mananaig,' says Vice President Leni Robredo on Easter Sunday
Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle says expressing one's love need not always be through heroic feats, but can be done be through simple deeds
'Mangako kayo ngayong Biyernes Santo, hindi kayo maninindak. Hindi kayo magiging marahas. Hindi kayo magiging bully,' says Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle
'While making mistakes is part of our being human, we should not lose hope,' says a devotee, explaining how for her, Santo Entierro represents Jesus taking responsibility for our sins to save us
'Ang mga sinungaling, marunong ba yan magmahal? Si Hesus na nagmahal, totoo,' says Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle
While the annual tradition may seem extreme to some, penitents continue to perform the ritual to seek forgiveness for their sins and God's blessing
Bookmark this page to watch Cardinal Tagle's Holy Week services on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Black Saturday (Easter Vigil)
EcoWaste Coalition appeals to the faithful to be conscientious for a 'garbage-free Holy Week'
'Our strong faith in God has contributed to our resiliency as a nation, especially during trying times,' President Rodrigo Duterte says in his Holy Week message
He is neither giving up nor giving in. No, he is not surrendering; he is embracing his Father’s will as his own, and doing it as an act of love.
'Our imprisonments are very subtle,' says Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle on Holy Thursday 2019
'Para sa mga may responsibilidad sa lipunan, ang mga kabataan ay dapat gabayan, hindi dapat pagsamantalahan,' says Cardinal Tagle before washing the feet of 12 young persons
One of the first places in the Philippines to accept Catholicism, Iloilo province has a lot to offer with its heritage
Eric Marcelino prays that his annual devotion will keep his family safe from illness
Ano ang Naganap? Ang kanyang pinasimulang ministeryo ay natatapos doon sa Kalbaryo. Ang pagkakasugo ng Ama ay tinupad niya ng walang labis at walang kulang.
The stars take time to travel during the break
(UPDATED) To prevent data breaches during the long break, the National Privacy Commission issues reminders to offices as well as people on vacation
What matters is that we confront something within us and take it into the light, and make this week meaningful, not just emotionally, but also spiritually
Bishop Pablo Virgilio David calls on Filipino Catholics to 'bridge the anomalous gap between faith and social life' as they observe Holy Week 2019
Christ’s thirst was not only physical. It is the agonizing cry of one who is surrounded by blindness, hardness of heart, cruelty.
The rich Catholic heritage of Albay province is best seen during the traditional Visita Iglesia
As many as 12,000 passengers use the airport daily during Holy Week
'Those consecrated by the Spirit will proclaim liberty to the captive. Those consecrated by the Spirit will not lead others to further captivity,' says Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle
Ignorance 'has made us a nation that glees in murder' and 'votes for incorrigible liars,' says Archbishop Socrates Villegas as the Philippines marks Holy Week 2019
The transportation department sets up help desks at terminals and opens hotlines
Cusswords, vulgarities, and obscenities are becoming common and ordinary. There are no longer any qualms of conscience in using them, and they have even become fodder for jokes, laughter, and applause in public.
PNP chief General Oscar Albayalde inspects the Araneta Center and Pasay City bus terminals, the new Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange, and the Ninoy Aquino International Airport
There is goodness even in Judas, says Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle as the Philippines marks Holy Week 2019
Ignorance is killing us as it killed our innocent Lord. There is a time for mercy but there will soon be a time for reckoning.
Ang paghahabilin ni Hesus kay Maria at kay San Juan na magkanlong sa isa’t -isa ay tanging terrestrial na mensahe niya habang nakapako sa krus
(UPDATED) Work for government employees is suspended starting 12 noon on Wednesday, April 17 to give them 'full opportunity to properly observe' the April 18 and 19 holidays
'Criminals do not rest, so the DILG and its attached agencies must not rest as well,' says DILG Secretary Eduardo Año, who has raised the alert status of the agencies
Rappler brings you the '7 Last Words of Jesus Christ' – on video – from the St. Paul's Audiovisuals
There are 36 bus drivers, 17 conductors, and one dispatcher who test positive for shabu
The penitent thief admitted his deserved punishment and defended Jesus’ innocence, and now only asks future acknowledgment. The Savior King, generously giving until the end, promised immediate and eternal fellowship.
Theologian Karl Rahner comments that the executioners of Jesus knew what they were doing; what they did not know was that they were deeply loved
Expect more cops in places of convergence and transportation hubs for Holy Week 2019
'Without realizing that everything is connected with one another, as emphasized in the 'Laudato Si,' we become ignorant to just how our individual actions can make a big impact'
(UPDATED) The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority says there will be no number coding beginning Holy Wednesday, April 17, until Easter Monday, April 22
The Society of St. Paul’s Philippines - Macau features the churches of the Archdiocese of Nueva Caceres for the Visita Iglesia 2019
Paaano ba tayo sasampalataya, magiging Kristiyano, at higit sa lahat, magiging tao sa panahon ni Rodrigo Duterte?
The Society of Saint Paul Philippines-Macau brings us a virtual yet meaningful Way of the Cross in Ligao City
Here's how Filipinos observed Palm Sunday 2019 in different places of worship across the Philippines