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At least 120,000 attend Nazareno 2018 midnight Mass

Jan 09, 2018 - 2:01 AM

The crowd is expected to reach millions once the traslacion of the Black Nazarene begins

CROWDED. Devotees attend the midnight mass at the Quirino Grandstand which opens the Feast of the Black Nazarene. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Remember Marawi, typhoon victims on Nazareno 2018 – Tagle

Jan 09, 2018 - 1:26 AM

'Huwag panghinaan ng loob dahil merong nakikipaglakbay sa atin – si Hesus, kasama natin sa mga traslacion ng ating buhay,' Cardinal Tagle says

HOMILIST. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Eid'l Adha

Sep 01, 2017 - 12:29 PM

The celebration is considered one of the greatest feasts of Islam

Fit of rage: Duterte supporters' anti-Robredo rally in photos

Apr 03, 2017 - 6:36 PM

The President s supporters accuse the Vice President of shaming the country for criticizing its drug war to which thousands of deaths have been linked

Supporters of President Rodrigo Duterte gather at the Quirino Grandstand on April 2, 2017, to call for the ouster of Vice President Leni Robredo. Photo by Angie De Silva/Rappler

WATCH: Duterte urged to declare revolutionary government

Apr 03, 2017 - 1:00 PM

During the Palit Bise rally participants are asked to sign a petition for the establishment of a revolutionary government

PETITION. A Palit Bise rally participant signs a petition urging Duterte to the establishment a revolutionary government. Photo by Angie De Silva/Rappler

Robredo urged to 'stop shaming' Duterte

Apr 02, 2017 - 9:20 PM

UPDATED Supporters of President Rodrigo Duterte hold a rally saying Vice President Leni Robredo should change her criticism of the Duterte administration or be ousted

CHANGE THE VP. Duterte supporters gathers at the Quirino Grandstand on SUnday, April 2 to call for Vice President Leni Robredo's replacement. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

Catholics to stage 'Walk for Life' on February 18

Jan 11, 2017 - 7:23 PM

Called a grand procession the Walk for Life is set at the Quirino Grandstand Parade Ground in Manila

WALK FOR LIFE. Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo urges Catholics to join the Walk for Life organized by the laity on February 18, 2017. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Black Nazarene statue returns to Quiapo Church

Jan 10, 2017 - 3:09 AM

UPDATED This year s procession for the Feast of the Black Nazarene takes 22 hours to reach its completion

TRASLACION. Devotees join the annual procession with the religious icon of the Black Nazarene (C) in Manila on January 9, 2017. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

High expectations of Duterte to succeed will be his cross – political analyst

May 08, 2016 - 4:56 PM

UPDATED The spontaneous engagement of supporters and followers of Duterte has evolved into a political machinery that could be the envy of progressive movements

MUST SUCCEED. Leading presidential contender Rodrigo Duterte faces intense pressure to succeed. Rappler photo

FULL SPEECH: Rodrigo Duterte's speech during his miting de avance

May 08, 2016 - 4:55 AM

Rodrigo Duterte raliies his supporters at the Quirino Grandstand

Ahon, Pinay! Uplifting women and recognizing their roles in society

Apr 04, 2016 - 9:13 PM

The Philippine Commission on Women Ariel and other organizations celebrated Women’s Month

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

3 teens swept away by Manila Bay waves amid Lando

Oct 19, 2015 - 12:29 AM

They’re now all safe says Manila Vice Mayor Isko Moreno as his city government implements precautionary measures for Typhoon Lando Koppu

'NO-WALK ZONE.' The Manila city government declares the Manila Bay area as a 'no-walk zone' on October 18, 2015, as a precautionary measure against Typhoon Lando (Koppu). Photo by Mark Cristino/EPA

Ambulances, medical booths in Manila on Independence Day

Jun 11, 2015 - 3:18 PM

Health Secretary Janette Garin gives 7 tips for people who will join Independence Day activities

Chasing the Pope, parang pag-ibig lang

Jan 31, 2015 - 8:30 AM

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#PugadBaboy: Yeez Ass punchline 3

Jan 21, 2015 - 5:00 AM

#PugadBaboy: Yeez Ass

Jan 21, 2015 - 5:00 AM

Bye, Pope Francis! See you in the peripheries

Jan 19, 2015 - 3:13 PM

UPDATED Moving moments of his visit to the Philippines according Pope Francis What other moments touched or made you reflect? Tell us about your experience

Pope Francis visits families of typhoon Yolanda victims in one of the areas in Tacloban City Saturday, January 17, 2015. (Photo by Benhur Arcayan/Malacanang Photo Bureau)

Pope Francis to youth: On loving and receiving love

Jan 19, 2015 - 12:29 AM

The Pope teaches an important lesson during his encounter with the youth

Pope Francis' Philippine trip draws to triumphant close

Jan 18, 2015 - 7:34 PM

The Pope draws millions in his last full day in the Philippines the biggest event of his five day visit

Tagle to Pope Francis: 'We want to go with you'

Jan 18, 2015 - 7:28 PM

We will go to those worlds with you to bring the light of Christ Tagle tells the Pope

YOU ARE LOVED. Pope Francis aboard his popemobile Greets devotees following a Mass at the Luneta on January 18, 2015. Photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

Pope Francis' with youth, Luneta mass, network shutdown | The wRap

Jan 18, 2015 - 7:20 PM

Pope Francis tells people: don’t be afraid to cry What sets apart the Catholic Filipino according to the Pope? And cellular networks shut down to secure him

IN PHOTOS: Pope Francis in the Philippines, day 4

Jan 18, 2015 - 6:43 PM

Highlights of Pope Francis fourth day in the Philippines in photos

Pope Francis aboard his popemobile kisses a child prior to his mass at the Quirino grandstand in Manila on January 18, 2015. Photo by Zalrian Sayat/EPA

'6 to 7 million' attend Pope Francis Mass in Manila

Jan 18, 2015 - 3:24 PM

UPDATED Pope Francis celebrates mass with 6 to 7 million singing and cheering Catholics in one of the world s biggest outpourings of papal devotion

25,000 cops deployed for Luneta Pope Francis Mass

Jan 18, 2015 - 1:48 PM

The number of police officers deployed could even increase once those deployed in the University of Sto Tomas move over to the Quirino Grandstand area

QUIRINO GRANDSTAND. Millions gather at the Luneta to attend the closing Mass of Pope Francis. Rappler screengrab

Luneta crowd grows, all hope to see Pope Francis

Jan 18, 2015 - 12:24 PM

Despite the large crowd assembled at Luneta all hoping to see Pope Francis individual devotees say they are happy to be there whether or not they see the pontiff

Hundreds of thousands of people gather to wait for a mass to be celebrated by Pope Francis at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila on January 18, 2015. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Agitated, disorganized crowds outside Luneta Mass site

Jan 18, 2015 - 8:15 AM

2nd UPDATE The crowd control system at the site of the mass of Pope Francis in Rizal Park is working but people outside the area are agitated and disorganized

WAITING FOR THE POPE. People gather outside the Maria Orosa street entrance to Luneta at 5:30 am for the afternoon mass of Pope Francis on January 18, 2015.  Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

'Amang' threatens Pope's Luneta Mass

Jan 17, 2015 - 7:26 PM

PAGASA raises storm signal number 1 over Metro Manila the evening before Pope Francis Mass at the Quirino Grandstand Six million people are expected to flock to the area to hear him

STORMY VISIT. Despite a storm during his visit to Tacloban City, nothing could cloud Pope Francis' smile to the thousands gathered to see him

Bring your own raincoats, come early for Luneta Mass

Jan 17, 2015 - 5:22 PM

The sole entry point for the public along Orosa Street will open at 6 am and close by 1:30 pm Some 700 000 attendees will pass through this gate

Airlifts and emergencies: Keeping people safe in a papal visit

Jan 15, 2015 - 12:00 PM

Things don’t always go to plan when an overeager crowd welcomes a widely popular religious leader

Pope John Paul II – and his security team –wade through the crowd during his 1995 visit to the Philippines. AFP file photo

Feeling 'unblessed': Vendors evicted over papal visit

Jan 13, 2015 - 11:11 AM

Luneta vendors feel that the government s decision to evict them as part of security preparations for the papal visit is anti poor and therefore anti pope

Pope Francis in Luneta: Things you should know

Jan 13, 2015 - 7:30 AM

Hoping to catch Pope Francis during his closing mass at the Rizal Park? Here are a few things you should know

ONGOING. Preparations continue at the Quirino Grandstand, where Pope Francis will lead a Mass before millions of Filipino faithful. Photo by Mark Saludes/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: 360-degree views of the Black Nazarene trail

Jan 10, 2015 - 12:24 PM

The biggest religious gathering in the Philippines the annual feast gathers people from different walks of life who share one faith

Black Nazarene, Aquino on Garin, 'Charlie' worldwide rally | The wRap

Jan 10, 2015 - 12:07 AM

Millions flock to the Black Nazarene procession in Manila New Philippine health secretary: Janette Garin Protesters worldwide condemn the Paris attack

Huge crowd at the Black Nazarene procession

Jan 09, 2015 - 12:20 PM

This yearly display of extreme piety and devotion makes Catholicism in the Philippines truly unique

Quirino Grandstand renovations underway for papal visit

Nov 08, 2014 - 8:39 PM

DPWH undersecretary Alfredo Tolentino says the renovations to the Quirino Grandstand aren t solely for the Pope s benefit

QUIRINO GRANDSTAND. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

In Photos: Eid al-Adha

Oct 04, 2014 - 2:52 PM

Muslims around the world mark Eid al Adha to commemorate the sacrifice made by the Prophet Ibrahim when God asked him to give up his own son

Erap sets HK trip after birthday to make amends

Apr 15, 2014 - 7:22 PM

After his birthday on April 19 Manila Mayor Erap Estrada intends to travel to Hong Kong to personally say sorry for the botched 2010 Quirino hostage crisis

Black Nazarene feast: Devotees hijack Mass

Jan 09, 2014 - 10:00 PM

The Feast Day of the Black Nazarene takes a different turn as eager devotees disrupt the Mass as they ram through security to get to the image

Devotees struggle to get near the miraculous image of the Black Nazarene. Photo by Franz Lopez.

#Nazareno2014: Netizens react to chaos at the altar

Jan 09, 2014 - 9:14 PM

Is the Black Nazarene parade a test of faith or just a deadly tradition?

IN PHOTOS: Feast of the Black Nazarene

Jan 09, 2014 - 9:00 PM

Authorities estimate that some 12 million people joined or watched the procession this year

FAITH. Devotees struggle to get close to the image of the Black Nazarene. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Devotees hijack Mass, take Nazarene

Jan 09, 2014 - 11:40 AM

It s the first time devotees did this says the parish priest of Quiapo Church which has housed the image for the past 246 years

HIGHLIGHTS: Feast of the Black Nazarene

Jan 09, 2014 - 12:27 AM

Watch the beginning of the Feast of the Black Nazarene live on Rappler

Should the Philippines apologize to Hong Kong?

Nov 06, 2013 - 11:21 PM

Netizens air their views on whether an apology to Hong Kong is truly due

SCENE OF THE CRIME. Investigators probe the tourist bus where the hostaga drama unfolded. The various strings represent the trajectory of bullets that were shot. Photo from AFP.

China to PH: Don't forget HK hostages

Oct 08, 2013 - 2:39 PM

UPDATED China backs the survivors demands after President Benigno Aquino III refuses to apologize over the 2010 hostage crisis in Manila

STILL WAITING. In this 2011 file photo, relatives of the 8 dead Hong Kong nationals attend a ceremony at the Quirino grandstand, the site of the hostage-taking tragedy. File photo by EPA/Dennis M Sabangan

The rise of the middle class

Aug 27, 2013 - 11:07 AM

The middle class has finally realized that one does not to be part of the masa to feel the need to fight back

Despite Erap apology, HK hostage victims plan to sue PH

Aug 21, 2013 - 3:29 PM

New Manila Mayor Erap Estrada s apology is insincere says one victim

STILL WAITING. In this 2011 file photo, relatives of the 8 dead Hong Kong nationals attend a ceremony at the Quirino grandstand, the site of the hostage-taking tragedy. File photo by EPA/Dennis M Sabangan

Threats, broken wheels, the Black Nazarene

Jan 10, 2012 - 9:25 AM

Despite terror threats millions of devotees participated in the Feast of the Black Nazarene the country s biggest annual procession

DEVOTION. Natashya Gutierrez talks about the passing image of the Black Nazarene.