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IN PHOTOS: Chinese New Year in Manila

Jan 25, 2020 - 4:51 PM

Here's how the crowds at Chinatown in Binondo, Manila, celebrate Chinese New Year

A dragon dance performance along Ongpin Street during the Chinese Lunar New Year celebration in Binondo, Manila on January 25, 2020. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Catch Parokya ni Edgar, Sponge Cola, Gloc-9 at one street party

Jan 17, 2020 - 6:28 PM

Shanti Dope and Ex Battalion will also be performing at the Chinese New Year Countdown 2020 Street Party on January 24

Customs seizes P2-B counterfeit goods in Binondo

Jul 22, 2019 - 8:01 PM

The fake fashion items bore luxury brands such as Armani, Chanel, and Louis Vuitton

FAKE. The Bureau of Customs seizes counterfeit goods inside storage units in Binondo, Manila City. Customs photo

Metrobank Binondo branch robbed before opening

Jul 11, 2019 - 12:15 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Manila Mayor Isko Moreno offers P1 million for the arrest of the 7 unidentified suspects

METROBANK ROBBERY. This Metrobank branch in Manila was robbed before the start of bank hours on July 11, 2019. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: The new Chinatown Museum in Binondo

Jun 07, 2019 - 6:10 PM

Chinatown's rich history comes alive in this museum

THE STORY OF CHINATOWN. Binondo's history comes alive in the Chinatown Museum. Photo by Amanda Lago/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Binondo celebrates Chinese New Year

Feb 05, 2019 - 3:12 PM

People welcome the Year of the Pig with grand festivities

FESTIVITIES. People snake their way down the streets of Binondo to celebrate Chinese New Year. All photos by Maria Tan/Rappler

Customs raids warehouses in Binondo, Parañaque, confiscates P850M fake goods

Feb 01, 2019 - 2:37 PM

In just the 3 warehouses in Binondo, the Bureau of Customs seizes over P700 million worth of bogus apparel

Bureau of Customs

Cops seize kilos of 'shabu' in Binondo hotel

Aug 24, 2018 - 2:40 PM

Police raid a room at the Good Life Hotel in Binondo where a suspect hid after a chase with authorities

BUSTED. Cops raid the room of a Binondo, Manila hotel where a suspect hid after running away from pursuing policemen. Screenshot from NCRPO video

2 workers dead, 2 injured in Binondo construction mishap

Aug 04, 2018 - 7:40 PM

Four workers fall from the 4th floor of Sun Joy Tower 3 in Binondo, Manila, after their platform collapses

DENR looking into arson angle in Binondo fire

May 30, 2018 - 6:27 PM

'While we hope that this is not the case, arson is a serious crime and the Land Management Bureau fire significantly impacts Filipinos who place premium value on land,' says Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu

BFP declares ‘fire out’ at Plaza Cervantes, Binondo

May 29, 2018 - 12:11 AM

The fire, affecting 4 buildings – including the Land Management Bureau, where it started – lasts for 22 hours

INSIDE THE LMB. The fire, which broke past midnight of May 28, 2018, on the 7th floor of the Land Management Bureau, is put out after 22 hours. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Fire in 4 Binondo buildings ‘suspicious,’ says Manila arson chief

May 28, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Chief Senior Inspector Reden Alumno, arson chief of the Bureau of Fire Protection Manila, says the fire occurred past midnight after a weekend – the hours when arsonists usually operate

Inside LMB. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Land titles, P100 million worth of equipment gone in Binondo fire – DENR

May 28, 2018 - 2:18 PM

Environment Undersecretary Benny Antiporda says up to 80% of important documents had been digitized before fire hit the Land Management Bureau central office

Fire hits Land Management Bureau, National Archives in Manila

May 28, 2018 - 12:05 PM

(5th UPDATE) Two other structures at Plaza Cervantes in Binondo, Manila – the 150 Plaza Cervantes building and the Moraga Mansion – are also hit by fire

FIRE AT THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES. Firefighters try to extinguish a fire engulfing a building in Binondo, Manila on May 28. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

DPWH, Chinese firms sign contract for 2 Pasig River bridges

Apr 28, 2018 - 5:48 PM

The two projects are funded by a Chinese grant which covers the design and construction of the bridges

CONTRACT SIGNING. DPWH Secretary Mark Villar, DPWH Undersecretary Emil Sadain, CCC Highways Consultant Ltd deputy manager Lyu Gaohu, and China Road and Bridge Corporation vice president Liu Hong sign the contract for the Binondo-Intramuros and Estrella-Pantaleon bridge projects. Photo from DPWH Facebook page

WATCH: Capturing the colors of Binondo with the Polaroid One Step 2

Feb 10, 2018 - 7:00 PM

The Rappler Challenge continues – this time with colored film

POLAROID CHALLENGE. The instant camera is put to the test in Binondo. Rappler screenshot

WATCH: Landmark hunting in Binondo with the Polaroid One Step 2

Feb 03, 2018 - 7:30 PM

Rappler Challenge: This is what happens when you give a professional photographer an instant camera

PHOTO CHALLENGER. Alecs Ongcal takes the Polaroid One Step 2 for a spin around Binondo. Rappler Screenshot

IN PHOTOS: Chinese New Year in world's oldest Chinatown

Jan 28, 2017 - 8:34 PM

Dragon dancers snake their way down the streets of Binondo to usher in good luck in the Year of the Rooster

Chinese New Year celebration in Binondo. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Now it can be told: What President Aquino loves about China

Jun 18, 2016 - 8:00 PM

The President s late father Senator Ninoy Aquino had a rule for the family after Sunday Mass: Ang hindi marunong gumamit ng chopsticks ‘di puwedeng kumain

GOOD FOOD. President Benigno Aquino III (left) samples his favorite dishes at at a lunch he hosted for reporters at the President Grand Palace Restaurant on June 17, 2016. With him is Palace Communications Secretary Sonny Coloma. Photo by Mia Gonzalez/Rappler

Globe brings Fiber to Binondo SMEs, eyes $2B rollout

Apr 29, 2016 - 12:57 PM

Globe partners with the Manila City government to speed up the process of laying network infrastructure for its high speed projects

Kim Wong: No stranger to controversy, Senate probes

Apr 21, 2016 - 4:00 PM

In 2001 Kim Wong was summoned to Senate hearings that parallel investigations 15 years later

KIM WONG. Appearing before the Senate, Kim Wong denies any links to money laundering operations. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Slurping xiao long bao: Visiting 6 soup dumpling restaurants in Manila

Dec 12, 2015 - 3:01 PM

6 restaurants in Metro Manila 6 soup dumplings sampled Which is the best? What s your favorite xiao long bao spot in Manila?

Anti-Fisheries Code protest undermines fight vs illegal fishing

Jul 24, 2015 - 7:56 PM

The amended Fisheries Code has saved the Philippines from losing billions of pesos in fish exports to the European Union groups remind those against the new rules

World’s largest Chinatown arch unveiled

Jul 07, 2015 - 1:11 PM

Some members of the Chinese Filipino and Binondo community are however unhappy with the newly inaugurated Chinatown arch

Photo from Kimberly Go

Manila traffic rerouted for Binondo arch construction

Apr 10, 2015 - 7:04 PM

The new arch poised to be the biggest in the world at 30 meters long is set to be completed in time for Manila Day on June 24

REVELRY. Lion and dragon dances are a common sight in almost every street and shop along Manila's Chinatown.

The lion princes of Divisoria

Feb 19, 2015 - 10:53 PM

The lion princes aren t after big earnings For them it s about a poor teenager s dream

Chinatowns in PH

Feb 19, 2015 - 1:45 PM

Planning to visit different Chinatowns in the Philippines? Rappler lists down where you ll see them

BUSY STREETS. The streets of Chinatown, Binondo are packed with revelers and festival-goers. Rappler file photo

Chinese New Year promise: Binondo will see a makeover

Feb 18, 2015 - 9:33 PM

The Filipino Chinese community ushers in the Year of the Sheep as it awaits a new arch – said to be the biggest in the world – for Manila s Chinatown

REVELRY. Lion and dragon dances are a common sight in almost every street and shop along Manila's Chinatown.

Alternative to Binondo: Where to welcome Chinese New Year

Feb 18, 2015 - 10:43 AM

Can t go to Binondo for Chinese New Year? Caloocan City and Quezon City join in the celebration with their own activities

Binondo raid busts P1-B knock-off luxury bags

Oct 11, 2014 - 1:33 PM

The Bureau of Customs warns consumers against luxury bags being passed off as genuine items in Binondo

The Bureau of Customs warns consumers of other counterfeit items passed as genuine products being sold in several stores in Manila. Photo courtesy of BOC

7 delicious Binondo food discoveries

Jun 07, 2014 - 12:54 PM

(UPDATED) Step away from your go-to restaurant for a day and explore Binondo for tasty treats just waiting to be discovered

Dancing with the Golden Dragons

Jan 31, 2014 - 10:15 PM

Dragon dancers are a fixture in Chinese New Year celebrations They are supposed to bring good luck

7 crazy wedding proposals on Youtube: 2013 edition

Dec 07, 2013 - 8:30 AM

These days a romantic dinner is not enough Creative wedding proposals are the rage and 2013 had its share of crazy ones

The other Manila

Jun 24, 2013 - 8:25 AM

On the occasion of Araw ng Maynila we remember the city s vivid past

LA CALZADA DE MANILA. The present Bonifacio Drive, the Calzada was to the Manila of 1860 what Hyde Park was to London, the Champs Elysées to Paris, and the Maidan to Calcutta. It was the afternoon gathering place of Manila’s world of fashion. Twice a week, a native band gave concerts for the promenaders.

Carlos Celdran appointed Manila tourism consultant

Jun 22, 2013 - 11:04 AM

As Manila tourism consultant Celdran spots key areas that need improvement — namely safety security and cleanliness

THE MAN FOR MANILA. Carlos Celdran is all set to improve tourism in Manila. Photo from Carlos Celdran Facebook page

From Binondo to Belgium

Mar 14, 2013 - 11:35 AM

A choir with members from Binondo prepares to perform in Europe

VOICES FROM THE STREETS - A choir with members from Binondo will be performing in Belgium. Photo by Devon Wong

SWAT sent to Erap-Isko event in Manila

Feb 28, 2013 - 10:47 PM

Authorities say it s for police visibility but the Manila opposition thinks it s meant to intimidate their supporters

MANILA OPPOSITION. (From left) Mayoral candidate Joseph Estrada, re-electionist Vice Mayor Isko Moreno, and Councilor Yul Servo. Photo by Jerald Uy

IN PHOTOS: Year of the Snake

Feb 11, 2013 - 12:13 AM

Rappler s John Javellana takes us through the sights of Chinatown in Manila as the Filipino Chinese community celebrates the Lunar New Year

I live close to Chinatown, I mean Barangay Beatles

Feb 10, 2013 - 3:51 PM

A mere change in her village s name albeit unofficially has inspired this young girl to be more involved in her community

How Chinatown stays resilient

Feb 09, 2013 - 9:59 AM

Manila s Chinatown the oldest in the world continues to thrive as an area of bustling businesses

Manila's China Town is the oldest in the world

Chinese-Filipino businessmen evolve with changing times

Feb 08, 2013 - 10:53 PM

Chinese New Year is on February 10 and business is booming in Manila s Chinatown

Anchor Land expands outside Chinese-Filipino market

Jun 28, 2012 - 9:12 PM

Premier developer Anchor Land reduces its Chinese Filipino market to 60 of the client mix as it attracts more foreigners to properties outside its traditional base of Binondo

OUTLOOK. The board of Anchor Land Holdings addresses stockholders at the annual meeting on June 28, 2012.

Scarborough in the eyes of Filipino-Chinese

May 12, 2012 - 5:00 PM

Many who are perceived by others as Chinese do not even see themselves as Chinese

WEIGHING IN. Chinese Filipinos tell Rappler their thoughts on the Scarborough Shoal dispute.

Reverse ruling on Marcoses, Ongpin, court asked

Feb 21, 2012 - 9:17 AM

Gov t lawyers cite loopholes of a Sandiganbayan verdict

Chinese chow in Lunar New Year

Jan 24, 2012 - 12:11 AM

See Manila s Chinatown through your stomach on the eve of Chinese New Year


Palace on P51-B case vs Marcos, Ongpin: Don't blame us

Jan 23, 2012 - 11:45 AM

The less than 2 year Aquino government is not to blame for the unfavorable decision on the 24 year old Binondo central bank case says Palace official

Court clears Marcos, Ongpin in Binondo bank scam

Jan 20, 2012 - 6:51 PM

Sandiganbayan junks P50 B damage suit pending for 24 years