New Year 2016 - updates

Rappler's latest stories on New Year 2016


Aquino's Chinese New Year toast: To a 'strong, resilient, vibrant country'

Feb 08, 2016 - 2:35 PM

Full text of President Aquino s message to the Chinese Filipino community on the celebration of the Lunar New Year 2016 – the Year of the Fire Monkey

YEAR OF THE FIRE MONKEY. President Benigno Aquino III tells the Chinese-Filipino community on Lunar New Year 2016: 'May this event enrich, highlight, and promote the qualities, values, and ideals that make your community a treasured component of our nation.' File photo by Joseph Vidal/Malacañang Photo Bureau)

Love forecast for 2016, Year of the Fire Monkey

Feb 07, 2016 - 3:04 PM

Will you be lucky in love this 2016?

ROMANTIC LUCK. Feng shui experts weigh in on how they think the year will go for everyone in terms of love

Feng shui forecast, tips for 2016, Year of the Fire Monkey

Feb 06, 2016 - 9:07 PM

Find out which areas of your home or office to activate this year to to enhance your luck

YEAR OF THE FIRE MONKEY. The Chinese New Year brings about a new feng shui forecast too. Photo from Shutterstock

CONVERSATION: Where will joy take you this year?

Jan 12, 2016 - 12:45 PM

Let s celebrate individual journeys and hear everyone’s take on success inspiration and more

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

IN PHOTOS: New Year 2016 around the world

Jan 01, 2016 - 1:58 PM

UPDATED See photos of New Year celebrations in Australia Paris Hong Kong Japan and more

A photo taken on January 1, 2016 shows fireworks over the Erasmusbrug (Erasmus Bridge) during New Year's Eve in Amsterdam. ROBIN UTRECHT / ANP / AFP

New Year trash in Manila: 'Totally unacceptable'

Jan 01, 2016 - 10:05 AM

EcoWaste Coalition says the holitrash after the New Year revelry can make one s stomach turn

POST-NEW YEAR TRASH. Street sweepers clean some of the garbage left following the New Year celebration in Luneta Park on January 1, 2016. Photo by George Moya/Rappler

What's in store for you this 2016, the Year of the Monkey?

Dec 30, 2015 - 7:14 PM

Feng Shui expert Marites Allen gives us a glimpse at what s to come

Image from Shutterstock

CONVERSATION: For you, what would make a #WonderfulPH?

Dec 29, 2015 - 7:28 PM

It’s the perfect time to set your goals for the next 12 months – and beyond

'Respect your lungs, don’t use fireworks'

Dec 28, 2015 - 11:05 PM

Will Metro Manila welcome 2016 with dangerous levels of air pollution due to fireworks?

TOXIC REVELRY. During the first few hours of the new year, air pollution in Metro Manila skyrockets

Firecracker-related injuries at 111, piccolo still main cause – DOH

Dec 28, 2015 - 2:25 PM

Health officials say majority of the incidents involved children and Metro Manila residents

NO TO FIRECRACKERS. The Department of Health urges the public against the use of firecrackers in welcoming the New Year.

No firecrackers! Palace urges Filipinos to greet New Year with noisemakers

Dec 27, 2015 - 2:14 PM

Most of the victims injured by firecrackers are 5 to 12 years old while piccolo remains the main cause of injuries

USE NOISEMAKERS INSTEAD. A Filipino worker glues designs to firecrackers inside a backyard factory in Bocaue, Bulacan on December 27, 2015. Photo by Mark R. Cristino/EPA

9 steps to keep pets trauma-free during New Year revelry

Dec 26, 2015 - 7:38 PM

Our four legged friends particularly cats and dogs suffer in silence as firecrackers and fireworks of varying intensity are ignited says PAWS

Animal rights advocates with their pets join in a campaign calling the public not to use firecrackers during the New Year celebration at the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center in Manila on December 29, 2012. File photo by Noel Celis/ AFP