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LIST: Places to welcome 2020 in Metro Manila

Dec 31, 2019 - 10:14 AM

Still don't know where to welcome 2020? Check these places out

Leonardo di Caprio among celebrities backing new climate initiative

Dec 05, 2019 - 10:36 AM

Actors Leonardo di Caprio and Joaquin Phoenix join former US vice president Al Gore in seeking solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

The week in photos: October 28-November 3, 2017

Nov 04, 2017 - 8:44 AM

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

Rohingya refugee childrens walk at Moynerghona refugee camp in the Bangladeshi district of Ukhia on October 29, 2017.Bangladesh is planning to introduce voluntary sterilisation in its overcrowded Rohingya camps, where nearly a million refugees are fighting for space, after efforts to encourage birth control failed. More than 600,000 Rohingya have arrived in Bangladesh since a military crackdown in neighbouring Myanmar in August triggered an exodus, straining resources in the impoverished country. / AFP PHOTO / Tauseef MUSTAFA

Data Privacy Act compliance 'not just a checklist' – NPC exec

Oct 12, 2017 - 5:34 PM

Ensuring the protection of Filipinos' personal information should not be seen as a burden, says National Privacy Commission official Ivy Patdu at a seminar on data privacy

DATA PRIVACY. NPC Deputy Commissioner Ivy Patdu speaks at the 'Countdown to Data Privacy' seminar of Disini & Disini Law Office on October 11, 2017. Screengrab from Rappler video

Seminar on Data Privacy Act compliance set for October 11

Oct 03, 2017 - 9:23 AM

PRESS RELEASE: Data privacy is essential to all businesses, says Disini & Disini Law Office as it organizes the 'Countdown to Data Privacy' seminar

Vietnam coach finds Filipino crowd 'clever' for fake shot clock countdown

May 18, 2017 - 7:35 PM

Gilas Pilipinas fans create their own form of entertainment at SEABA 2017

'CLEVER.' Vietnam's coach Donte Hill thinks the Filipino crowd is clever for goading his team into early shots with a fake countdown. Photo from

Hong Kong cancels China countdown artwork for 'disrespect'

May 23, 2016 - 5:20 PM

The artwork is a giant digital countdown to July 1 2047 the exact date that the 50 year agreement between Britain and China will end

In this picture taken on May 19, 2016, a light show is seen on the facade of the International Commerce Center (C), Hong Kong's tallest building, featuring a countdown of seconds remaining until July 1, 2047, when the "one country, two systems" framework is due to expire.  A new art installation displayed on Hong Kong's tallest building is the latest expression of the city's growing fears that its freedoms are under threat as Beijing tightens it grip. / AFP PHOTO / ANTHONY WALLACE / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY MENTION OF THE ARTIST UPON PUBLICATION - TO ILLUSTRATE THE EVENT AS SPECIFIED IN THE CAPTION

WATCH: Jessie J covers John Lennon's 'Imagine' in New Year's Eve countdown

Jan 01, 2016 - 8:40 PM

The British singer serenades New York minutes before 2016

'IMAGINE.' Jessie J covers the Beatles' song minutes before midnight on December 31 in New York. Screengrab from YouTube/Alexander Wang

IN PHOTOS: PH stars welcome the new year, 2016

Jan 01, 2016 - 5:00 PM

Kim Chiu John Prats Pia Wurtzbach and more bid 2015 goodbye

WELCOME, 2016! Kim Chiu, John Prats and Isabel Oli, and the Kramer family ring in the new year. Screengrabs from Instagram/chinitaprincess/iamjohnprats/dougkramer44

'Dessert' singer Dawin in Manila for New Year's Eve countdown party

Dec 31, 2015 - 6:26 PM

Dawin is set to perform at Eastwood s New Year Countdown to 2016 event

#wRap2013: Top 10 Twitter moments in PH

Dec 25, 2013 - 9:30 AM

Rappler picks the top 10 most talked about topics on Twitter in the Philippines for 2013

Myanmar set for New Year spark with first countdown

Dec 31, 2012 - 9:04 PM

Myanmar revelers prepare for their first public New Year countdown since the end of the junta rule

Drop it like it's hot: New Year's Eve parties in the metro

Dec 31, 2012 - 3:55 PM

We ve got the list of tonight s parties for you

PICK A PARTY. Choose your own adventure on the last night of 2012 — or go party-hopping. Screen grab from YouTube (Resorts World Manila 'Winner' TVC)

Party list for New Year's Eve 2011

Dec 29, 2011 - 6:27 PM

Find a one stop shop to wine dine dance and keep your fingers safe from rogue fireworks with Rappler s 2011 New Year s Eve guide

A New Year's fireworks celebration in Boracay.