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Lakers-Warriors match set for Christmas Day

Aug 08, 2018 - 4:06 PM

LeBron James' Los Angeles Lakers get to visit defending champion Golden State Warriors in the NBA Christmas showdown

BLOCKBUSTER. Kyle Kuzma and the Lakers now have superstar LeBron James on their side the next time they face Klay Thompson and the champion Warriors. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Holiday rush can lead to road crashes – expert

Dec 28, 2017 - 12:37 PM

Likelihood of road crash incidents is higher during the holidays when commuters flock to certain destinations

CHRISTMAS CRASH. A jeepney ran straight against a bus in Agoo, La Union. Photo from LTFRB

Christmas morning fire hits historic cathedral in Kalinga

Dec 25, 2017 - 1:50 PM

(UPDATED) Hours before the fire, mass during Christmas Eve was already interrupted twice because power conked out inside the Saint Joseph Parish Church in Tabuk City

CHRISTMAS FIRE. The historic Saint Joseph Parish Church catches fire early morning December 25, 2017. Photo courtesy of Dale Buslig Lopez

Kerr says it would be 'irresponsible' to play Curry on Christmas

Dec 24, 2017 - 11:54 AM

Steph Curry continues to recover from his sprained ankle and will miss the Christmas day clash with the Cavs

TO MISS OUT. Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr backs up Curry in choosing to rest his sprained ankle. File photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Warriors say Curry will miss Christmas showdown with Cavs

Dec 20, 2017 - 12:14 PM

Steph Curry continues to recover from his right ankle injury

CHRISTMAS DAY. Steph Curry needs to miss the Christmas day showdown with the Cavs due to his right ankle injury. File photo by AFP

Chinese national, security guard killed as robber steals P1M on Christmas Day

Dec 26, 2016 - 10:10 PM

Three others were also injured after the lone robber opened fire

#ShareLove: Volunteer group feeds Manila's homeless on Christmas Eve

Dec 25, 2016 - 2:59 PM

The volunteer non profit Food for Empowerment in Emergencies and Disasters feeds 1 000 homeless in Manila and gives them relief packs for Christmas

SPIRIT OF GIVING. FEED and Bike Scouts volunteers prepare meals for the homeless of Manila. Photo by Arlit Janry Parlero/ Rappler

WATCH: NBA players get into the Christmas spirit

Dec 25, 2016 - 1:30 PM

In between fast breaks and setting picks the NBA players still find time to get out into their community to spread Christmas cheer

CHRISTMAS SPIRIT. NBA players spread Christmas cheer for the 2016 holiday season. Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images/AFP

Pilgrims in Bethlehem, fears in Europe for Christmas Eve

Dec 24, 2016 - 9:07 PM

Christians in Syria s Aleppo are also looking forward to celebrations after President Bashar al Assad s forces retook full control of the city following a rebel withdrawal this week

CHRISTMAS EVE. Christian pilgrims enter the Grotto in the Church of the Nativity, believed to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ, in the West Bank city of Bethlehem on December 20, 2016. Photo by Musa Al Shaer/AFP

WATCH: Ariana Grande's live performance of 'Zero to Hero' from Disney's 'Hercules'

Dec 29, 2015 - 4:00 PM

Ariana performs at the Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade

'ZERO TO HERO.' Ariana Grande performs a cover of the 'Hercules' song for the Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade. Screengrab from YouTube/ArianaGrandeFan

WATCH: OFW in Canada gives food to homeless on Christmas

Dec 27, 2015 - 2:54 PM

I did that because that is what God told [us] to do It felt good after I helped them says the 18 year old Filipino who works as a cook in British Columbia

Screen grabs of the video posted by Paul Ivan Torio.

Warriors thump Cavaliers in NBA Finals rematch on Christmas Day

Dec 26, 2015 - 12:21 PM

In a grinding game producing their lowest scoring game this year the Warriors improve to 14 0 at home this season with their 32nd overall home victory in a row

CHRISTMAS TREAT. Stephen Curry (left) drives to the basket against Matthew Dellavedova during the Warriors-Cavaliers NBA Finals rematch on Christmas Day. Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images/AFP

Rare, bright full moon on Christmas Day

Dec 25, 2015 - 9:34 PM

It will not happen again until 2034

NASA photo

'Tis the season: PBA records on Christmas Day

Dec 25, 2015 - 4:52 PM

Who has scored the most points on Christmas Day in PBA history? Or averages the most assists? Find out here

‘No love lost’ for Cone on Christmas as Ginebra battles rival Star

Dec 22, 2015 - 3:44 PM

Ginebra and Star headline a PBA double header on Christmas Day and expect neither team to go easy on the other

NO LOVE LOST. Coach Tim Cone says both Barangay Ginebra and Star Hotshots will not hold back when they go to battle in a 'Manila Clasico' quarterfinals on Christmas Day. File Photo from PBA Images

Femen activist who grabbed Vatican Nativity Jesus released

Dec 27, 2014 - 9:04 PM

The judicial authorities in the papal micro state opt instead to ban her from the Vatican and Church properties elsewhere

‘GOD IS WOMAN.’ A Femen activist is arrested by Vatican police as she stages a protest inside the Vatican crib in St.Peter's square on December 25, 2014. at the Vatican. Photo by Vinzenzo Livieri / AFP

Thousands fall for 'Cebu Pacific' fake promo

Dec 26, 2014 - 9:21 PM

A false promo for a budget airline draws thousands to Facebook amidst the Christmas rush

NBA wRap: Wade, Heat win in LeBron's return to Miami

Dec 26, 2014 - 3:29 PM

There s no love lost between LeBron James and Dwyane Wade as the two hug it out before the Heat take down the Cavs

REUNION. Former teammates LeBron James (L) and Dwyane Wade (R) were all smiles at the sidelines as LeBron returned to Miami for the Heat vs Cavs Christmas showdown. Photo from the NBA on ESPN Facebook page

For Iraqi Christian family, a grim Christmas far from home

Dec 25, 2014 - 6:09 PM

ISIS has no compunction about killing both Sunni and Shiite Muslims but it has specifically targeted members of minorities in areas it controls in some cases giving Christians the choice of converting paying a tax fleeing or death

Iraqi Christians arrive to attend a Christmas mass at a Chaldean Catholic church in the mainly Shiite neighbourhood of al-Mashtal, east of the capital Baghdad on December 25, 2014. In Baghdad, Chaldean Patriarch Louis Sako said about 150,000 Christians had been displaced by an offensive spearheaded by the Islamic State group, which has targeted Christians and other minorities, with dozens leaving Iraq each day. AFP PHOTO / ALI AL-SAADI

Homeless guides show tourists a 'hidden' Barcelona

Dec 25, 2014 - 4:55 PM

Barcelona is one of Spain s wealthiest cities but has also been hit hard by the recent years of recession Its homeless population accounts for a tenth of all the homeless in Spain

Ramon Holgado (C) conducts a tour for Barcelona Hidden City Tours, a startup company who offers homeless people a job as tour guides in Barcelona on December 11, 2014. AFP PHOTO/ QUIQUE GARCIA

Cloudy, rainy Christmas day for the Philippines

Dec 25, 2014 - 7:44 AM

The diffused tail end of a cold front affects Eastern Visayas while the northeast monsoon continues to affect Northern and Central Luzon

Satellite image courtesy of PAGASA

Christmas pilgrims gather in Bethlehem after hard year

Dec 24, 2014 - 8:30 PM

The not so little West Bank town is bustling with activity ahead of the biggest night of the year which will culminate in midnight mass at the Nativity Church built over the spot where Mary gave birth to Jesus

Nigerian pilgrims pray as part of Christmas celebrations inside the Grotto at the Church of the Nativity, believed to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ, on December 24, 2014 in the West Bank biblical town of Bethlehem. This year, Israel granted around 500 permits to Palestinian Christians, allowing them to travel from Gaza to the West Bank so they can visit Bethlehem's Nativity church and attend the traditional midnight mass. AFP PHOTO / AHMAD GHARABLI

Residents turn against firefighters in Manila blaze

Dec 25, 2012 - 1:57 PM

A deadly fire became even more dangerous as residents in a shantytown in San Juan rioted against firemen who they felt weren t doing enough to save their homes

3 dead in Christmas Day fires

Dec 25, 2012 - 8:24 AM

A fire in San Juan left 2 000 families homeless while a separate one also in Quezon City killed 3

Rappler's Christmas playlist

Dec 24, 2012 - 1:47 PM

Need music ideas for your party or ger together on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day? We ve got it covered

SPECIAL TIME FOR A SING-ALONG. Christmas isn't Christmas without our beloved Christmas songs

Extraordinary Christmas traditions

Dec 09, 2012 - 1:30 PM

Christmas doesn t have to be the same every year

Bandits attack Marine camp, 4 hurt

Dec 26, 2011 - 3:12 PM

Two kids among hurt in Christmas Day attack

Map of Patikul, Sulu (Courtesy of Google)