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Jesus, Mary, Joseph as detained refugees in California nativity scene

Dec 12, 2019 - 10:02 AM

'We put them in different cages, as a symbol representing our community, and all immigrants, who are being held in detention centers and need our help,' says the co-creator of the installation

CLAREMONT, CA - DECEMBER 09: A Christmas nativity scene depicts Jesus, Mary, and Joseph separated and caged, as asylum seekers detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, at Claremont United Methodist Church on December 9, 2019 in Claremont, California. The church hopes the display will prompt viewers to ask themselves what the family would face today if seeking refuge in the U.S. as they did when fleeing Nazareth to Egypt to escape capture by the forces of King Herod. The Claremont United Methodist Church has worked to assist asylum seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border. David McNew/Getty Images/AFP DAVID MCNEW / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

[OPINION] How our native languages benefit society

Aug 28, 2019 - 10:00 AM

It is harder for governments to manipulate diverse populations due to a multiplicity of internal languages, cultures, and opinions

Bethlehem's Nativity Church removed from UNESCO endangered list

Jul 03, 2019 - 8:15 AM

UNESCO notes the high-quality work of Church and Palestinian officials in restoring 'roof, exterior facades, mosaics and doors'

A view of a stained glass window at the Church of the Nativity in the West Bank holy city of Bethlehem on July 2, 2019. Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity, built on the site where Christians believe Jesus was born, was removed from UNESCO's list of endangered world heritage sites on today following restorations there. The church was named a UNESCO world heritage site in 2012 and placed on its endangered list the same year due to its poor condition. AHMAD GHARABLI / AFP

At Jesus's birthplace, an app is born to ease crowds

Dec 20, 2018 - 2:03 PM

The app, which will be introduced early next year, is aimed at ensuring a regular flow of tourists at the Church of the Nativity

BETHLEHEM. A couple poses for a picture in front of the Grotto of the Nativity, the place where Jesus is said to have been born, inside the Church of the Nativity in the occupied biblical West Bank city of Bethlehem on December 12, 2018. (Photo by Thomas Coex/AFP

Dog gone: European canines replaced New World's ancient breeds

Jul 06, 2018 - 12:49 PM

'People in Europe and the Americas were genetically distinct, and so were their dogs,' says Greger Larson, senior author of the study

Local is the new premium for ‘Brand Pilipinas’

Jun 23, 2018 - 10:56 AM

The movement aims for Filipinos brands to go global

SHOW OF STRENGTH. local brands came in the hundreds to support the 'Brand Pilipinas' initiative. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Western Visayas’ Quitoy sets stunning record in Palarong Pambansa 2018

Apr 17, 2018 - 1:09 PM

News of the overwhelming way Ann Katherine Quitoy smashed the Palaro record in the javelin throw attracts lots of scholarship offers

Ann Katherine Quitoy Photo: Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Franciscan friars, guardians of Jerusalem's Holy Sepulchre

Apr 03, 2018 - 10:04 PM

Dispatched to the city 800 years ago by the Catholic order's founder, Saint Francis of Assisi, the Franciscans have for centuries ensured a permanent Christian presence in the Holy Land

GUARDIANS. Franciscan friars pray during the Lenten procession inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the Old City of Jerusalem, on February 17, 2018. Photo by Thomas Coex/AFP

Why a visit to Jerusalem is a must for Catholics

Mar 27, 2018 - 11:53 AM

From the spot Jesus was born to the site of his crucifixion, here are 6 must-see places for Catholics

HOLY SITE. Jerusalem is considered a holy site by Jews, Christians and Muslims. Photo by Rappler/Natashya Gutierrez

The week in photos: December 16-22, 2017

Dec 23, 2017 - 3:57 PM

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

A girl waits for her present next to a man dressed as Santa Claus during a Christmas ceremony at the Palace of the National Military Club in Bucharest on December 21, 2017. Children of the Romanian Army army personnel, who were injured or died on duty, attended a children's show and received Christmas presents. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel MIHAILESCU

Rappler wins global content marketing awards

Nov 22, 2017 - 2:42 PM

Rappler’s marketing arm, BrandRap, wins at The Spark Awards 2017 and Native Advertising Awards 2017

‘Improper’ use of Lumad, Moro attire to be banned in Davao City

Nov 08, 2017 - 9:34 PM

The city council has passed the Indigenous People Attire Ordinance, which awaits Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio's signature

File photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Protesters vs Dakota pipeline: It's not just about water

Dec 11, 2016 - 2:01 PM

It s more than just clean water for the thousands of people who protest the Dakota Access Pipeline

Safiyyah Abdullah and Basil Abdul Khabir on the day they arrived at Oceti Sakowin camp in North Dakota. Oct. 9, 2016. Photo by Pat Nabong/MEDILL

U.S. authorities deny route for controversial North Dakota pipeline

Dec 05, 2016 - 8:58 AM

The decision to nix plans for a controversial oil pipeline crossing in North Dakota is a major victory for Native Americans and environmentalists who had staged months of protests

VICTORY. Native American and other activists celebrate after learning an easement had been denied for the Dakota Access Pipeline at Oceti Sakowin Camp on the edge of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation on December 4, 2016 outside Cannon Ball, North Dakota. Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP

Native PH veggies making a comeback in Cavite schools

Jan 19, 2016 - 2:25 PM

Philippine crops like kundol sulasi and kulitis are finding their way into students meals

COMING BACK. Kundol seeds and a kundol gourd can be found in the Crop Museum

Sainthood for California missionary angers Native Americans

Feb 18, 2015 - 12:06 PM

Junipero Serra the Franciscan friar who brought Christianity to California in the 18th century is on track for sainthood but for Native Americans his legacy is anything but holy

Spanish missionary Junipero Serra, native of Petra (Majorca), founder of California. Image via Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain

Lumia 535 review (TechRap)

Feb 06, 2015 - 8:22 AM

Twitter adds group messaging native video sharing features SnapChat gets curated news content Discover And Rappler s Lumia 535 review

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

Topless Femen activist grabs Baby Jesus in St Peter's Square

Dec 26, 2014 - 9:54 AM

An activist from the feminist group Femen bares her breasts in St Peter s Square on Christmas Day and rushes the Nativity scene grabbing the Baby Jesus figurine

‘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

Empty streets, stores in Borongan, E. Samar ahead of Ruby

Dec 06, 2014 - 6:37 PM

People in Borongan flock to churches and scramble to buy food ahead of Typhoon Ruby s Hagupit expected landfall in Eastern Samar Saturday evening

#PugadBaboy: Thanksgiving punchline 3

Oct 29, 2014 - 5:00 AM

#PugadBaboy: Thanksgiving punchline 2

Oct 29, 2014 - 5:00 AM

#PugadBaboy: Thanksgiving

Oct 29, 2014 - 5:00 AM

Can you tweet some ‘dalit’?

Aug 26, 2014 - 9:07 AM

Rappler asks netizens to write original poetry in Filipino in less than 140 characters This time we’re using the native form called ‘dalit ’

Review: 7107 International Music Festival

Feb 26, 2014 - 6:20 PM

Clark Field Pampanga was ground zero for music fans who attended the inaugural 7107 International Music Festival

Red Hot Chili Peppers leads 7107 Int'l Music Festival lineup

Dec 12, 2013 - 11:35 AM

The 7107 International Music Festival releases the first phase of their lineup

#PugadBaboy: What you see is what you don't get punchline 3

Aug 16, 2013 - 5:00 AM

Native delicacies dishonest vendors and obesity

#PugadBaboy: What you see is what you don't get

Aug 16, 2013 - 5:00 AM

Native delicacies and dishonest vendors

10 awesome Pinoy collectibles

Aug 03, 2013 - 1:43 PM

Unique distinctly Filipino products you ll want to own

BRIGHT TAKE. These wooden backscratchers put the color of youth in traditional Philippine wood carvings. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Facebook reunites 71-year-old with family after 40 years

Jul 20, 2013 - 7:35 PM

Homeless and all alone 71 year old Edelberto Guevarra is reunited with his sister and kids thanks to social media and a kind soul

Thousands flock to Bethlehem for Christmas

Dec 24, 2012 - 9:00 PM

Thousands of Palestinians and tourists flocked into the West Bank city of Bethlehem on Monday to mark Christmas in the little town where many believe Jesus Christ was born

An appeal to people who plant trees

Dec 16, 2012 - 11:45 AM

Rhea Madarang explores the dark side of Bohol’s Bilar Manmade Forest

DEAFENING SILENCE. I felt like I was walking in a fairytale woodland, only to find out much later the chilling truth. All photos by Rhea Claire Madarang

Examining Christmas traditions

Dec 06, 2012 - 4:37 PM

How do you celebrate Christmas? Why? A non religious parent tells us about her family s evolving — but meaningful — Christmas traditions

THE ESSENCE OF CELEBRATING CHRISTMAS. It differs for every family, in manner and reason. Image by Rappler

The many worlds of Alyson Noël

Aug 08, 2012 - 8:23 PM

When reality is a little tough to handle escape into worlds woven by this young writer No guilt necessary; everyone has the right to imagine and to be happy

PIA WITH ALYSON NOEL at the interview for this story. Photo by Chad Dee