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Viral photos of vendors selling Chinese flags in Luneta a ‘set-up’

Jun 09, 2019 - 10:55 PM

Vendors interviewed by the National Parks Development Committee claim a man offered them P100 to act as if they are selling Chinese flags 3 days before the Philippines' observance of Independence Day

Got no time to go out of town? Go visit Rizal Park!

Dec 30, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Luneta has gone through a lot of changes lately

Day of National Protest, Duterte, Kim | Midday wRap

Sep 22, 2017 - 1:18 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Chay Hofileña

The week in photos: July 22-28, 2017

Jul 29, 2017 - 12:57 PM

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

SWIM COMPETITION. China's Zhang Yufei in the women's 200m butterfly semifinals at the 2017 FINA World Championships in Budapest on July 26, 2017. Photo by Martin Bureau/AFP

Marawi fallen, Calida, Sereno | Evening wRap

Jun 12, 2017 - 8:39 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Acor Arceo

Philippine Independence Day 2017 events

Jun 11, 2017 - 7:40 PM

Here are the events lined up as the Philippines celebrates the 119th anniversary of its independence on Monday June 12

119TH. June 12, 2017 is the Philippines' 119th celebration of its independence from Spanish colonization.

Torre de Manila, Malacanang, Robredo | Evening wRap

Apr 25, 2017 - 9:22 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Margie de Leon

SC allows Torre de Manila construction to continue

Apr 25, 2017 - 2:01 PM

3RD UPDATE The High Court says it found that there is no law that prohibits the construction of the challenged Torre de Manila

Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada led the wreath laying ceremony at the Rizal Park in Manila Friday in celebration of Dr. Jose Rizal's 154th birth anniversary. Photo by Joel Leporada/Rappler

News Briefs: February 7, 2017

Feb 07, 2017 - 1:36 PM

Stories from across the Philippines on Tuesday February 7

INFOGRAPHIC: PH Independence Day 2016 activities, services

Jun 11, 2016 - 10:00 AM

Check out the free activities and government services on Sunday June 12 as Filipinos commemorate Independence Day

PH Minecraft fan rebuilds Rizal Park in-game

Dec 30, 2015 - 2:55 PM

Minecraft builder Dyeyzzon914 builds a replica of Rizal Park within Minecraft

RIZAL PARK IN MINECRAFT. A screenshot of the Rizal park project within Minecraft.

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

Hillary for US president, Trillanes on Binay bribe, Pacman music video | The wRap

Apr 13, 2015 - 8:21 PM

Hillary Clinton runs for the US presidency Senator Trillanes says the Binays bribed two justices Manny Pacquiao has a new music video

A mother's prayer to Pope Francis

Jan 19, 2015 - 3:21 PM

A mother believes Pope Francis will be able to grant her wish for her daughter just like Saint Pope John Paul II did when he came to the Philippines

'Trashed' Luneta mars Pope Francis Mass

Jan 19, 2015 - 1:13 PM

Plastic water bottles food containers and even missalettes are found strewn around Rizal Park after Pope Francis Mass

DISCARDED. Wet missalettes lie on the floor in Rizal Park

Pope Francis in the Philippines: Speeches and Homilies

Jan 19, 2015 - 8:21 AM

Here are full texts and videos of the Pope s speeches and homilies during his visit to the Philippines January 15 19

FULL TEXT: Tagle's message to Pope Francis in final Mass

Jan 18, 2015 - 7:03 PM

Manila Archbishop Tagle tells Pope Francis: Every Filipino wants to go with you – not to Rome – but to the peripheries

PERSONAL CONNECTION. Pope Francis hugs Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle during the concluding Mass in Manila on January 18. Rappler photo

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

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

Pope trust rating, morality survey, Charlie Hebdo | The wRap

Jan 14, 2015 - 7:47 PM

7 out of 10 Filipinos trust Pope Francis Abortion and affairs are top moral no nos for Filipinos A new Charlie Hebdo cartoon comes out

Metro Manila cheat sheet: Routes, rules for Pope Francis visit

Jan 13, 2015 - 12:30 PM

Your guide to the Pope s route schedule and the corresponding road closures during Pope Francis visit to the Philippines

Security officers cling on a special 'Jeepney', a popular and uniquely Filipino mode of mass transport, in which Pope Francis is expected to ride, as it drives on a street in Manila, Philippines, 12 January 2015. Photo by Joel Leporada/Rappler

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

FAST FACTS: Rizal Park

Jan 12, 2015 - 1:00 AM

Pope Francis is the third pope to say Mass at one of Manila s historical park

RIZAL PARK. Pope Francis' concluding mass will be held at the Rizal Park. Image courtesy of WikiCommons

Papal chair, altar table to have 'Filipino touch'

Jan 06, 2015 - 9:30 AM

The designs are intended to reflect the Filipino character says Fr Alex Bautista

Plays on Pope's life to run during papal visit

Jan 05, 2015 - 7:26 PM

The productions are called With Love Pope Francis and I Love Pope Francis

Where to stay during Pope Francis' Manila visit

Dec 25, 2014 - 1:05 PM

Are you headed to Manila to see Pope Francis? Check this list compiled by Rappler for places you can stay in during the papal visit

Pia Cayetano to DMCI: Don’t insult Filipinos

Sep 18, 2014 - 4:21 PM

The senator derides DMCI Homes for asking Filipinos dignitaries and tourists to adjust to Torre de Manila to get an unobstructed view of the Rizal Shrine

Torre de Manila 'selfie challenge' posed to DMCI

Sep 17, 2014 - 7:00 AM

Cultural activist Carlos Celdran issues the challenge after the developer alleged that images of Torre de Manila ruining the view of Rizal Monument were photoshopped

VISUAL DOMINANCE. Photos show an unfinished Torre de Manila behind the Rizal Monument. Photo by Joel Leporada/Rappler

SC asked to order Torre de Manila demolition

Sep 12, 2014 - 9:07 PM

The Knights of Rizal says the tower s zoning violations and affront to the Rizal Monument are enough reasons to stop construction

Pia Cayetano grills DMCI on 'good faith' in Torre de Manila

Aug 27, 2014 - 6:00 PM

The senator is also open to recommending the demolition of Torre de Manila which is already around 19 floors into construction

SORE THUMB? The 40-plus-story Torre de Manila (right side of the Rizal Shrine) is 19 floors high in this photo taken on August 27, 2014. Photo by Joel Leporada/Rappler

June 12: A chance for Luneta photographers to make ends meet

Jun 12, 2014 - 4:15 PM

Most offices halt operations and let their employees commemorate Independence Day but for others it is just another chance to earn more

RAIN OR SHINE. The rain is no big deal for people like Myra who supports her family.

Aquino leads Rizal Day rites in Tarlac

Dec 30, 2013 - 9:25 AM

VP Binay graces the simultaneous commemoration of Rizal s 117th death anniversary at Luneta Park in Manila

Manila city council suspends Torre de Manila construction

Nov 28, 2013 - 10:51 AM

The temporary suspension allows for a roundtable discussion between DMCI Homes and stakeholders says a Manila councilor

NO TO CONDO. Petitioners who want the construction of DMCI Homes' Torre de Manila refer to the condominium as 'Terror de Manila.' Image from 'NO to DMCI's "Terror de Manila"' Facebook page

NHCP backs off from Torre de Manila issue

Nov 06, 2013 - 12:54 PM

The National Historical Commission now approves of the controversial Torre de Manila project that threatens to mar the Rizal Shrine sightline

NO TO CONDO. Petitioners who want the construction of DMCI Homes' Torre de Manila refer to the condominium as 'Terror de Manila.' Image from 'NO to DMCI's "Terror de Manila"' Facebook page

Manila councilor opposes 'Terror de Manila' condo

Oct 12, 2013 - 11:22 AM

Despite an order from the Manila City Council to desist from construction DMCI Homes continues to build a high rise condominium across Rizal Park

NO TO CONDO. Petitioners who want the construction of DMCI Homes' Torre de Manila refer to the condominium as 'Terror de Manila.' Image from 'NO to DMCI's "Terror de Manila"' Facebook page

Paseo de Manila tourism zone to rise in Luneta Park

Aug 31, 2013 - 7:45 AM

The country s national park agency has bigger plans to redevelop the People s Park

PASEO DE MANILA. The proposed plan shows new buildings with rooftop gardens rising in the side of Luneta Park with the Quirino Grand Stand and Manila Ocean Park. All photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler

#MillionPeopleMarch lauded as eco-friendly protest

Aug 27, 2013 - 1:48 PM

The rally has set the bar high for future protests say environmentalists

CLEAN RALLY. Environmentalists thanked protesters and organizers for ensuring the cleanliness of Luneta Park after the August 26 rally. Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

TIMELINE: The road to the Million People March

Aug 25, 2013 - 10:59 PM

Events and issues that led to the online and ground mobilization for the Million People March against the pork barrel on Monday August 26

All systems go for Million People March

Aug 24, 2013 - 3:44 PM

The social media powered movement crosses over to the physical world to let supporters collaborate in person for the August 26 rally

COORDINATION. Organizers of the anti-pork barrel rally on August 26 in Luneta meet with the Manila Police District to finalize plans. All photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Bike-friendly, billboard-free Roxas Boulevard?

Aug 21, 2013 - 9:00 AM

Paulo Alcazaren reveals plans for the redevelopment of the famed boulevard

REDEVELOPMENT. Improvements are envisioned for the major thoroughfare. Photo from Department of Tourism Twitter

'Students put sunglasses, Bob Marley cap on Rizal'

Jun 19, 2013 - 7:00 AM

The curator of the Rizal Park in Dapitan says June 19 the national hero s birth anniversary should be Rizal Day nor his death anniversary on December 30

NOT THEIR HERO? Children in Dapitan walk mindlessly past Rizal's place of exile. Photo by Gualberto Laput/Rappler.com

Green pavilion houses green technologies

Apr 27, 2013 - 6:45 AM

Over 2 000 recycled vegetable crates are stacked to build the country’s first green pavilion

FIRST IN THE PHILIPPINES. Country’s first green pavilion at Rizal Park, Manila was built using recycled vegetable crates and showcases various green technologies. Photo by Rappler/Ces Natalie Crisostomo

#FamilySunday: The impromptu parent

Jan 27, 2013 - 2:49 PM

A thoughtful parent shares a simple story about a day in her life with her son

LEARNING OUTSIDE SCHOOL. Bowi enjoys being in the mouth of a turtle in Luneta. All photos by Ime Morales

Scroll down history lane: Rizal's last days

Dec 30, 2012 - 12:47 PM

On December 30 2012 the Philippines commemorates the centennial of the re interment of Rizal’s remains in Rizal Park

Screen grab from gov.ph