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August 21 declared a holiday for Eid'l Adha

Aug 15, 2018 - 7:00 PM

August 21 is also the death anniversary of Benigno Aquino Jr, a public holiday as well

Archaeologists find new mass child sacrifice site in Peru

Jun 09, 2018 - 11:09 AM

The new sacrifice site is discovered in the Pamapa La Cruz area in Huanchaco, a coastal district of Trujillo, Peru's third-largest cit

REMAINS. Handout picture released on June 08, 2018 by Peruvian news service Andina, shows the ongoing excavation at the "huaca" (temple) La Cruz, where a group of archaeologists have discovered the remains of more than 50 children presumably sacrificed in a ritual of the pre-Columbian Chimu culture, on the northern coast of Peru in the district of Huanchaco, province of Trujillo. Photo by Andina/AFP

The week in photos: April 28-May 4, 2018

May 05, 2018 - 7:30 PM

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

BIRTHDAY SUIT. A photo posted by TV host Troy Montero on his Instagram on May 2, 2018, shows him with long time partner Aubrey Miles enjoy the beach while posing naked in Coron, Palawan. Photo from

Evidence of world's biggest child sacrifice found in Peru

Apr 27, 2018 - 5:26 PM

'The discovery of a large-scale child sacrifice event in the little-known pre-Columbian Chimu civilization is unprecedented in the Americas – if not in the entire world,' National Geographic says

On Eid'l Adha, Filipino Muslims pray for strength amid prejudice

Sep 01, 2017 - 5:12 PM

This comes as the Marawi City crisis fuels anti Muslim sentiments in predominantly Christian Philippines

MUSLIM FEAST. Muslims in Manila celebrate the Eid'l Adha at Rizal Park on September 1, 2017. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler    MUSLIM FEAST. Muslims in Manila celebrate the Eid'l Adha at Rizal Park on September 1, 2017. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Eid'l Adha

Sep 01, 2017 - 12:29 PM

The celebration is considered one of the greatest feasts of Islam

On Eid'l Adha, Duterte calls for unity amidst 'violence, discord'

Aug 31, 2017 - 11:23 AM

The President says the celebration is an opportunity for Muslims to reaffirm their devotion to the virtues of Islam

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte announces in his speech during the Eid'L Fitr Celebration at the Rizal Hall in Malacañan Palace on June 27, 2017 that around P20-billion has already been allocated to fast track the recovery and rehabilitation of Marawi City. The recovery efforts will be spearheaded by the Task Force Bangon Marawi which is composed of various government and non-government agencies. TOTO LOZANO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Ramadan: We carry what we cannot let go

Jul 06, 2016 - 8:07 AM

Life like Ramadan is also about movements toward the right direction: to continuously change for survival

Ramadan and the beautiful spaces we negotiate

Jun 11, 2016 - 8:58 PM

If this country is serious in building harmonious relationships in communities wherein tolerance and inclusivity are significant interventions the Holy Month should be everybody’s business

Aquino on Eid'l Adha: Honor, protect sacrifices of forefathers

Sep 25, 2015 - 11:27 AM

President Benigno Aquino III gives the reminder on the occasion of Eid l Adha or the Feast of Sacrifice one of two greatest feasts of Islam

EID'L ADHA. Muslim women offer their morning prayer at the Quezon Memorial Circle in Quezon City in celebration of Eid'l Adha or the Feast of Sacrifice on September 24, 2015. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

September 25, regular holiday for Eid’l Adha

Sep 15, 2015 - 5:47 PM

In issuing Proclamation No 1128 President Benigno Aquino III cites Republic Act No 9849 which provides that Eid’l Adha one of the two greatest feasts of Islam shall be celebrated as a regular holiday

MORNING PRAYERS. Muslims prepare to celebrate Eid al-Adha, also called 'Feast of the Sacrifice' at the Quirino Grandstand in Luneta, 04 October 2014. All photos by Ritchie Tongo/EPA

Nepal arrests 11 in suspected case of human sacrifice

Jul 26, 2015 - 10:39 PM

The suspect reportedly slit a 10 year old boy s throat after being told by a shaman it would help his son s health improve

Putting the dot where it matters

Mar 15, 2015 - 7:00 AM

After four years of studying law it all boils down to one point: hard work

The weight of an OFW 'Yes'

Oct 09, 2014 - 7:00 AM

Each OFW s yes carries the weight of her efforts his hard work and their inability to give any other answer

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

Make or break: My freshman law story

Jun 22, 2014 - 9:50 PM

To say that my first year in law school was the hardest thing I ever had to accomplish would be an understatement

Finding the 'man' in superman

Jun 17, 2014 - 10:57 AM

I never thought of myself as daddy s little girl until I finally got to know him

Aquino to Filipinos: Be ready to sacrifice like Jesus

Apr 16, 2014 - 7:28 PM

As Christ made the supreme sacrifice to save mankind Filipinos should be ready to offer themselves for the greater good of the nation the President says

BE READY TO SACRIFICE LIKE JESUS. President Benigno Aquino III gives his Lenten Message for 2014. Screengrab from YouTube

What are Catholic netizens giving up for Lent?

Mar 16, 2014 - 1:45 PM

Netizens share their thoughts on sacrifice this Lenten season

IN PHOTOS: Eid al-Adha celebration in Luneta

Oct 15, 2013 - 7:38 PM

Muslims in Manila converge at the Quirino grandstand in Luneta

Good Friday

Apr 05, 2012 - 11:24 PM

To commemorate the death of Christ the theme of sacrifice marks Good Friday on Holy Week Online

FAR GREATER LOVE. Michael Shimamoto performs a song by Jesuit priests Manoling Francisco and Johnny Go. Screen grab from JMM Covers