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Tanzanian arrested for selling daughter for body parts

May 12, 2019 - 11:26 AM

Police say the father believed his daughter's body parts could be used for a potion that would make him rich

Banaue destination featured in 'Infinity War' closed for ritual cleansing

May 31, 2018 - 11:48 PM

A young boy drowned at the Tappia River on May 28

TEMPORARY CLOSURE. The now-famous Banaue destination is closed for a day. Photo by Frank Cimatu/Rappler

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!

Pour the perfect pint of beer in 9 steps

Oct 18, 2017 - 2:00 PM

How you fill your glass can make a world of difference

STELLA ARTOIS. The Belgian beer brand follows a 9-step custom for pouring. Photo by Amanda Lago/Rappler

The surprising effect of rituals

Oct 05, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Humans have brains that crave for some assurance, even momentarily, in the face of uncertainty – and ritual provide that for us

WATCH: An elaborate wedding ritual by an Indonesian tribe

Aug 15, 2017 - 5:35 PM

One of hundreds of Indonesian indigenous tribes the Mandailing of North Sumatera have elaborate rituals surrounding their traditional wedding ceremony

TRADITION. Mandailing ceremonial elders discuss inducting the bride in a Mandailing clan. Photo by Uni Lubis/Rappler

#FridayFeels: 'Father, forgive us'

Apr 14, 2017 - 10:01 AM

Is this part of your Holy Week ritual?

WATCH: Elaborate Indonesian ritual honors children with curly hair

Aug 10, 2016 - 8:33 PM

Children with curly hair are considered special and are believed to be descendants of Ratu Kidul the Queen of the South Seas

Malawi albinos targeted in 'unprecedented' killing wave – watchdog

Jun 07, 2016 - 6:00 PM

Amnesty International says albinos in Malawi are being hunted down for their body parts which some believe bring wealth and good luck

(FILES) This file photo taken on June 27, 2015 shows Malawian Albino chidren playing toghether during the International Albinism Awareness Event in Mulanje district.  Albinos in Malawi are being targeted in an "unprecedented wave of brutal attacks", Amnesty International said on June 7, 2016 in a report that blames police for failing to tackle a scourge fuelled by ritual practices. At least 18 people with albinism -- a hereditary condition that causes an absence of pigmentation in the skin -- have been killed across Malawi since November 2014.   / AFP PHOTO / erico waga

IP leaders hold tribal ritual to save Mt Apo

May 24, 2016 - 1:40 PM

During the sacred ritual which sought forgiveness from the tribes ancestors for the disrespect of Mt Apo North Cotabato 2nd District Representative Nancy Catamco is named a Diwata or protector

RITUAL. Several IP groups hold a special ritual to save Mt. Apo. All photos by Editha Z. Caduaya

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

Ritual air Suku Tengger jelang kemarau dan Ramadan

Jun 13, 2015 - 10:47 AM

Ritual Grebeg Tirto Aji dilakukan oleh Suku Tengger agar air melimpah sepanjang tahun untuk bercocok tanam dan kebutuhan sehari hari

Sembilan wanita pembawa kendi dalam ritual menghadapi kemarau dan Ramadan Suku Tengger. Foto oleh Dyah Ayu Pitaloka/Rappler

Slain SAF: Beware when Cordillerans don't weep

Feb 13, 2015 - 2:28 PM

How ironic that the Igorots long known as the headhunters would be the ones being beheaded In their funerals the spirits of the 14 SAF had been called to avenge their deaths

Oblation run: UP students run naked to end culture of impunity

Dec 12, 2014 - 4:45 PM

Members of the Alpha Phi Omega run naked around the UP campus in Diliman to fight the culture of impunity in the country

Holy Week hostage

Apr 16, 2014 - 2:24 PM

Holy Week taught the author a lesson in secularism and religious freedom

Four arrested for alleged ritual baby killing in Chile

Apr 26, 2013 - 9:24 AM

We found bones that correspond to those of an infant said Miguel Ampuero a police investigator in comments made to Chilean radio

Good Friday crucifixion: Repentance or tetanus?

Mar 28, 2013 - 6:39 AM

The DOH warns against infections from Good Friday rituals discouraged by the Catholic Church

IN GOOD FAITH. A penitent has himself crucified on a cross with the belief that it would absolve him of his sins on Good Friday in Cutud, Pampanga. File Photo Rappler/John Javellana

Wake up right: 5 tips for a stress-free morning

Jan 05, 2013 - 9:44 AM

Make the new year s mornings sunny and stress free with these 5 tips

MORNING 'ME' TIME. If playing the guitar in the morning relaxes you and prepares your mind for the day ahead, do it! Screen grab from YouTube (EsquireMag)