2016 Year End Stories - updates

Rappler's latest stories on 2016 Year End Stories


Your 2017 Horoscope: What's in store for you this year?

Jan 03, 2017 - 3:33 PM

Here are the adventures the stars have mapped out for you in 2017

The Best Filipino films of 2016

Jan 02, 2017 - 6:00 PM

Movie writer and critic Oggs Cruz shares his top 15 picks for 2016

LIST: Duterte admin's 2016 accomplishments

Jan 02, 2017 - 12:25 AM

The Duterte administration reports that it delivered on several promises in its first months in office – from cutting down red tape in government agencies to waging a war on drugs to creating a color coded map for agricultural crops

Rappler's top stories of every week of 2016

Jan 01, 2017 - 7:30 PM

See the stories that netizens read and reacted to the most in an eventful 2016

MovePH 2016: Online campaigns and the communities they served

Dec 31, 2016 - 3:10 PM

As 2016 ends we in MovePH highlight the online campaigns we’ve launched and their impact on the communities that we continue to serve

NATIONWIDE COVERAGE. Rappler's 20 core Movers with the MovePH team pose for a photo after the 3-day training. Photo from Rappler

[WATCH] 2016: Change is here

Dec 31, 2016 - 1:26 AM

From the 2016 Duterte election win the war on drugs the weaponization of the internet Trump’s victory and Manila’s shift from U S to China — it was a year that turned traditional politics upside down Watch Rappler s 2016 yearender

Entertainment newsmakers of 2016

Dec 30, 2016 - 6:00 PM

Here are 10 showbiz events that made headlines in 2016

Philippine volleyball in 2016: Legendary exits and new beginnings

Dec 30, 2016 - 5:00 PM

From Alyssa Valdez s last dance in the UAAP to the DLSU Lady Spikers climbing back to the top 2016 was an eventful year in Philippine volleyball

What's in store for you this 2017, the Year of the Rooster?

Dec 30, 2016 - 12:00 PM

Find out your Chinese zodiac horoscope for the Lunar New Year

2016: The year's biggest showbiz feuds

Dec 29, 2016 - 1:22 PM

Let s take a look at some of the high profile public battles of 2016

Partnerships to Move the Philippines forward

Dec 29, 2016 - 12:28 PM

We celebrate the partners and friends we’ve made this year and the innovative social media advocacy campaigns we’ve conducted together with them

2016: The best of Philippine boxing

Dec 28, 2016 - 9:13 PM

From Pacquiao to Casimero to Donaire look back at the year that was in Philippine boxing

Pivots: The world in 2016

Dec 28, 2016 - 10:18 AM

Here is a look at some of the biggest stories from the past year

TIMELINE: The world's top stories in 2016

Dec 28, 2016 - 10:17 AM

A look at the big events around the world in the past 12 months

A youth holds a flare during a protest against the government's planned labour law reforms in Nantes, western France, on May 3, 2016.  High school pupils and workers protested against deeply unpopular labour reforms that have divided the Socialist government and raised hackles in a country accustomed to iron-clad job security. Photo by Loic Venance/AFP

The 2016 Rappler Pinoy Football Awards

Dec 28, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Rappler honors the best in Philippine football for 2016 including the best player best coach and the 20 best goals

Remembering the stars who died in 2016

Dec 27, 2016 - 4:41 PM

2016 is the year fans said goodbye to beloved figures like Kuya Germs Wenn Deramas Lilia Cuntapay and more

How did the PH economy perform in 2016?

Dec 26, 2016 - 11:12 AM

Too many game changing events happened in 2016

#AnimatED: 2016, a year of sorrows and fear

Dec 26, 2016 - 8:25 AM

Fear weakens our reasoning and leads us to cocoons of silence Rather than take a stand and let our voices be heard we retreat

2016 leaves world 'awash with fear' – Anglican leader

Dec 25, 2016 - 5:40 PM

UPDATED Archbishop Justin Welby: The end of 2016 finds us all in a different kind of world; one less predictable and certain which feels more awash with fear and division

In this file photo, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby speaks during a national service of thanksgiving for the 90th birthday of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at St Paul's Cathedral in London on June 10, 2016. Ben Stanstall/AFP

2016 in sports: A year of comebacks

Dec 23, 2016 - 6:00 PM

Rappler takes a look back at the biggest most memorable sports comebacks that made the year

Content marketing in 2017: 5 trends that will change the PH landscape

Dec 22, 2016 - 5:30 PM

Where will you get your next Big Idea? For 2017 we’ve identified key trends that will impact content marketing in the Philippines

House of Representatives: 10 biggest moments in 2016

Dec 22, 2016 - 10:30 AM

From congressmen in near fistfight to the hours long drama of the Bilibid drugs probe here are the top newsmakers at the House of Representatives in 2016

All illustrations by Janina Malinis/Rappler

2016: The year in celebrity weddings

Dec 21, 2016 - 9:34 PM

Georgina s surprise engagement announcement Belle and Adrien s super sweet vows and more

This is a screenshot from the wedding video featuring Solenn Heussaff and Nico Bolzico, by videographer Jason Magabanua. Screenshot from YouTube/Jason Magbanua

2016 is a year of big money deals in sports

Dec 20, 2016 - 6:19 PM

Let s have a look at the money that flooded into sports in 2016

BIG INCOME. The NBA is one of the sports leagues that enjoyed a spike in TV income in 2016. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Bolt, Phelps cap era of excellence

Dec 20, 2016 - 4:04 PM

The two athletes inspired a legion of young competitors determined to flourish on sport s biggest stage even as Olympic officials grapple with soaring costs corruption and the ever present specter of doping


Heroes and zeros of sports in 2016

Dec 20, 2016 - 3:04 PM

Learn about the highs and lows of athletes in 2016

HEROES. The Chicago Cubs celebrate after defeating the Cleveland Indians in Game Seven of the 2016 World Series to win their first World Series in 108 years. Jamie Squire/Getty Images/AFP

2016 top science stories: Spacetime ripples, feathered dinos, a 'fairy' in space

Dec 20, 2016 - 12:00 PM

What are the biggest discoveries and ideas in science this year? The Mind Movers of the Mind Museum list down some of the most important ones from the past 12 months

The 2016 Rappler Sports Awards

Dec 20, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Through these awards the Rappler Sports team honors the achievements of Filipino athletes and remember the iconic – and even questionable – moments of the past year

The Year In Tech: What PH eSports achieved in 2016

Dec 19, 2016 - 2:03 PM

Here s a rundown of the most significant milestones for the booming PH eSports scene in the past year

2016 saw Cubs, Cavs finally win championships

Dec 19, 2016 - 11:53 AM

Two of the most notorious curses in American sport were wiped away in 2016 while legends Kobe Bryant and Peyton Manning walked away from the game

END OF A DROUGHT. The Chicago Cubs finally ended over a century of futility, putting the Curse of the Billy Goat to rest. File photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

The Year In Tech: Must-haves for the photography enthusiast

Dec 18, 2016 - 10:26 AM

For the budding lensman here are the devices that came out in 2016 you might want to check out

The Year In Tech: Gear for the hardcore gamer

Dec 17, 2016 - 10:47 AM

We’ve rounded up a couple of the best gadgets and accessories this year that will level up your gaming experience just in time for 2017

Impunity: In the Name of the Father

Dec 15, 2016 - 8:21 PM

Rodrigo Duterte said Let there be blood and there was blood

Duterte's war on drugs: The first 6 months

Dec 15, 2016 - 11:10 AM

The anti-illegal drugs campaign of the new administration has led to an unprecedented number of killings in the Philippines. Here's what the last 6 months look like.

Drug rehab, RH budget, Zika, and other public health newsmakers in 2016

Dec 15, 2016 - 11:00 AM

Here are 8 issues in the public health sector that made headlines in 2016

2016: The year the Marcoses had it so good

Dec 14, 2016 - 9:41 PM

How the Marcos family has come full circle 3 decades after being ousted from Malacañang

'Chewbacca Mom' rules Facebook's top live videos for 2016

Dec 12, 2016 - 8:20 PM

Candace Payne who hilariously showed off her Chewbacca mask to the rest of cyberspace tops the list with 164 million views

Icons, newsmakers who died in 2016

Dec 12, 2016 - 8:15 PM

From influential figures to infamous personalities here are some of the local newsmakers who passed away this year

Facebook: Duterte among top 5 most talked about in 2016

Dec 12, 2016 - 6:00 PM

Over 10 million people went to Facebook to discuss President Rodrigo Duterte s victory and the tightly contested Philippine polls

Strangers, then estranged: Key 'Dubredo' moments in 2016

Dec 10, 2016 - 9:33 PM

Here s a look back on how the relationship of President Rodrigo Duterte and Vice President Leni Robredo went full circle just months into the new administration

ROBREDO AT SECURITY BRIEFING. Vice President Leni Robredo attends a Cabinet meeting on July 11, 2016. Photo by Leni Robredo Media Bureau

A foul-mouthed 2016: The year in Duterte's curses

Dec 10, 2016 - 3:56 PM

Rappler compiles the moments Duterte let loose his foul mouth in 2016

EXPLETIVES GALORE. President Duterte's public speeches are often filled with curse words. Photo by Darren Langit

Hate human rights? They protect freedoms you enjoy

Dec 10, 2016 - 12:30 PM

The criticism of the Commission on Human Rights for being an alleged 'shield of criminals' mirrors failure to appreciate that it also protects a broad range of human rights, including the right to education, food, and life

The Year In Tech: Fake news, burning phones and mixed realities

Dec 10, 2016 - 11:58 AM

Pokemon GO virtual reality s emergence the creation of the Department of Information and Communications Technology – these are among the 10 that make this year s list of best and worst of tech in 2016

'Creative imagination' under Duterte, or interpreting what he says

Dec 08, 2016 - 7:00 PM

Rappler takes a look back at some of President Rodrigo Duterte s controversial statements and how his Cabinet officials tried to make sense of them

President Rodrigo Duterte spares time to accommodate queries from members of Japanese media in Malacañang on October 24. KING RODRIGUEZ/ Presidential Photo

Duterte's first 6 months in office: A shake-up

Dec 07, 2016 - 9:00 PM

Six months after being swept into the presidency the man who says he didn t want to be president has shaken up Philippine politics and openly challenges established institutions

CHIEF EXECUTIVE. President Rodrigo Duterte in Malacañang Palace on October 24, 2016. Photo by King Rodriguez/Presidential Photo

Can you guess the top tweet for PH in 2016?

Dec 06, 2016 - 7:25 PM

Make a good guess before you scroll down further then tell us if you got it right Try not to spoil it for anyone

Instagram in 2016: Selena Gomez, #love dominate

Dec 06, 2016 - 6:25 PM

American pop star Selena Gomez is the queen of Instagram

Top 10 moments on Twitter in 2016 for the Philippines

Dec 06, 2016 - 6:00 AM

Moments involving AlDub JaDine PresidentDuterte MarcosBurial Manny Pacquiao and Pia Wurtzbach are among the top

Top 10 most followed Twitter accounts in PH for 2016

Dec 06, 2016 - 6:00 AM

Anne Curtis is still the most followed Twitter account in the Philippines for 2016

QUIZ: How familiar are you with Duterte's speeches?

Dec 05, 2016 - 3:00 PM

The year 2016 the first under the Duterte administration was full of the President s speeches How well do you know his oft repeated phrases?

WHEN DUTERTE SPEAKS. President Rodrigo Duterte gives a statement during a press briefing at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Beijing, China on October 19. Photo by King Rodriguez/Presidential Photo