Rappler's latest stories on tradition
In taking over her husband's candidacy, widow Gertrudes Batocabe was among at least half a dozen women standing in for their slain husbands this year – a long tradition in the Philippines' notoriously deadly politics
From a necessary skill to feed families and from early traditional patterns to modern ones in gowns in fashion shows, Maguindanao’s inaul remains rich and vibrant
Traditional politicians take advantage of vulnerable individuals who are willing to sell their votes in order to survive
Some 200 traditional medicine shops close every year as the government refuses to issue new licenses since 1998
The Filipinos pocket 7 gold, 1 silver and 3 bronze medals in the 1st Asian Traditional Wushu Championships
Hatifari Munongi, a poet, storyteller, and retired schoolteacher, has built a replica traditional homestead at her property in the suburb of Marlborough in Harare
From visiting graves to flying kites, people from all over the world have their own unique traditions to remember and honor the dead
Poland turns a former distillery into a museum celebrating its long vodka tradition
Filipinos in the town of Bibiclat, Nueva Ecija, mark the feast of Saint John the Baptist by transforming themselves into 'taong putik' or mud people
'We hope that by doing this, we have sparked interest among the millennials to learn more about our local culture and traditions,' says Dorothy Fernandez Colle, head of the provincial tourism, culture, and the arts office in Albay
Delicious sweets from a rich heritage, with preparations ranging from simple to intricate
Sometimes, all we need to do is take is 180-degree turn to tradition and a little bit of tigi (crazy) imagination
The couple are set to wed on May 19
Here are details of the program confirmed so far by Kensington Palace
'This is the first-ever blood relic of the great Pope still in liquid form stored in a glass container here in our country,' says the Manila Cathedral
From crucifixion rites to the Easter egg hunt adopted from Western countries, the Catholic faithful in the Philippines observe practices and traditions in observing Holy Week
This Holy Week, the Morions of Marinduque fulfill their vows to show their gratitude to God through the Moriones Festival
Know the story behind the origins of this Catholic act of devotion that commemorates the passion and death of Jesus Christ
I think that cutting down is done in order to make a little more room in our hearts for one another, and also maybe a little more room for God
Every year thousands of Filipinos mark Holy Week by marching in the processions
In the town of Baliuag in Bulacan, Good Friday is more festive than Christmas
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Are you still a Christian with firm convictions, or have we become so deeply compromised that we are no longer sure on which we stand?
Can we go to the beach during Holy Week? If it will help you love like Jesus, yes, you can. But if it will distract you from the story of His love, please don't.
In different parts of the country, some people can be seen near churches, busy adorning palm fronds ahead of Palm Sunday
Bukod sa niretokeng mukha ng politiko at walang saysay na mensahe, marami pang sinasabi sa atin, though subliminally, ang basurang tarpo o tarpaulin na naglipana sa ating mga kalye at eskinita.
Puteri Indonesia or Miss Universe Indonesia is the oldest and one of the biggest national beauty pageants in Indonesia, which selects the country's representative for Miss Universe
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Cebu celebrates its annual festival with dance, music, and homage to the child Jesus
At its core, the devotion to the Black Nazarene is a desire for better things. And so is it still surprising that its most fervent followers are the urban poor?
Times may have changed and our Christmas traditions may have evolved, but one thing stays the same
From food to gift-giving, Pinoy classics take center stage during Christmas
One of hundreds of Indonesian indigenous tribes the Mandailing of North Sumatera have elaborate rituals surrounding their traditional wedding ceremony
Rosita Caballero one of the last known kept maidens belonging to the Panay Bukidnon indigenous community dies at age 73
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This year s UP Diliman Oblation Run condemns the burial of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Heroes Cemetery and calls for justice for Martial Law victims
Mongolian freestyle women wrestlers eye Rio Olympic medals but they are still forbidden from participating in their country s own traditional grappling festivals
For many this unique mobile library is their only link to books There is no traditional library nearby and stores are miles away in big cities It s a problem for villages across the sprawling Indonesian archipelago
Some of these snacks are exclusive only to Ramadan
The treatment leaves red line marks on the patient s back Would you try it?
University of the Philippines agricultural technicians weather the summer heat to plant sunflowers and keep a decades long tradition
Students from the Far Eastern University Institute of Technology see potential in the relative unknowns from Rappler s senatorial debate and hope they would steer away from traditional politics
Pilgrims together with local and foreign tourists flock to Medina every Lent to witness the Hinuklog now a major religious event in Mindanao
From Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday here s how the Catholic faithful in the Philippines observe the Holy Week
In the past in tribal areas tattoos were applied with fish bones or long thorns
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