New Year 2018 - updates

Rappler's latest stories on New Year 2018


2019 an 'exciting year' for Filipinos, says Malacañang

Dec 31, 2018 - 1:21 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Malacañang says 'milestones' of the government in 2018 are 'beginning to bear fruit’ but the opposition believes the past year ‘saw an unraveling of the Duterte administration’

NEW YEAR. President Rodrigo Duterte applauds while listening to the performers during the Christmas tree lighting in Malacañang on December 3, 2018. Photo by Karl Norman/Presidential Photo

Why Gloria Arroyo’s New Year message may ring truer than others

Dec 31, 2018 - 10:19 AM

'Let us greet the new year with gratitude to God for all His blessings,' says Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, who has so many things to be thankful for in 2018

COMEBACK. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo made a political comeback in 2018, when she took over the House leadership from Pantaleon Alvarez, an ally of President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo from Arroyo's office

Adjusted malls hours, halted road works to ease Metro Manila holiday traffic

Oct 08, 2018 - 3:40 PM

The MMDA, mall operators, DPWH, and telecom and utility companies agree to implement several measures from November 5 to January 14

RUSH HOUR STARTS. EDSA traffic as seen from the MRT Quezon Avenue Station. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

5 activities to do with your doggo in the Year of the Dog

Feb 17, 2018 - 8:33 PM

Bork if you love dogs!

Duterte lauds PH-China 'friendship' in Chinese New Year message

Feb 15, 2018 - 6:05 PM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte also highlights the contributions of Chinese-Filipinos to the nation in his 2018 message

The President was given a tour inside the Chinese Vessel Chang Chun where he was able to see the armaments, the deck, the bridge navigation system as well as the operations room command and control system. The Chinese PLAN officers also presented tokens to the President during his tour. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTOS

5 feng shui pieces that will bring you luck this Chinese New Year

Feb 14, 2018 - 10:20 PM

These decorative pieces will help you out this Year of the Earth Dog

14 things you need to do for a lucky Chinese New Year

Feb 07, 2018 - 7:15 PM

Get ready for a lucky year ahead, regardless of your animal sign's horoscope!

Your horoscope for Chinese New Year 2018, the Year of the Dog

Jan 31, 2018 - 9:30 PM

Here's what the Year of the Earth Dog is set to bring

These puppy themed Tory Burch pieces are perfect for Chinese New Year 2018

Jan 31, 2018 - 7:41 PM

Here are some ideas for your CNY look!

IN PHOTOS: Okada Manila greets 2018 with customized motorbikes

Jan 13, 2018 - 4:34 PM

Okada Manila collaborates with Orange Country Chopper's Paul Teutul Sr for customized motorbikes, unveiled on New Year's Day

27% drop in firecracker-related injuries for New Year 2018 – DOH

Jan 08, 2018 - 3:20 PM

There are also no reported deaths, no cases of firecracker ingestion, and no stray bullet injuries from December 21, 2017 to January 5, 2018

Erich Romano Tumpalan 12 years old, undergone medical treatment at the East Avenue Medical Center emergency room after hit by firecracker (Plapla) at Barangay Batasan in Quezon City on Monday. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Remove hatred, spread love, says June Mar Fajardo as new year begins

Jan 02, 2018 - 5:12 PM

The Kraken's advice is to leave hatred behind in 2017

SPREAD LOVE NOT WAR. June Mar Fajardo believes that one will not earn anything from hate. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

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Jan 01, 2018 - 12:49 PM

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8 fire incidents in Metro Manila as PH welcomed 2018 – BFP

Jan 01, 2018 - 10:01 AM

A 58-year-old man was killed in a blaze that hit a residential area in Pasig City, according to the Bureau of Fire Protection

NEW YEAR. Eight areas in Metro Manila suffer from a fire incident as they welcome the year 2018.

Kim vows North will mass-produce nukes but open to talks with Seoul

Jan 01, 2018 - 9:48 AM

(UPDATED) South Korea's presidential Blue House welcomes the dialogue offer

NEW YEAR MESSAGE. North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un calls on his constituents to mass-produce missiles and nuclear warheads in his annual New Year's Day message. AFP PHOTO / KCNA / KCNA

Trump looks to U.S. midterm elections in year-end tweets

Jan 01, 2018 - 12:36 AM

'Why would smart voters want to put Democrats in Congress in 2018 Election when their policies will totally kill the great wealth created during the months since the Election," tweets the US President

Putin wishes Russians 'changes for the better' in 2018

Dec 31, 2017 - 9:35 PM

'Let the New Year bring changes for the better in the life of every person and every family,' Russian President Vladimir Putin says in his televised message

NEW YEAR. Russian President Vladimir Putin calls on Russians to 'change for the better' in his New Year message as the world welcomes the year 2018. File photo

Sydney extravaganza kicks off global New Year parties

Dec 31, 2017 - 4:43 PM

(UPDATED) 1.5 million people packed the city’s foreshore to watch the pyrotechnics light up the sky above the historic bridge and the iconic opera house

CELEBRATION. This file photo taken on January 1, 2017 shows New Year fireworks illuminating the sky over the iconic Opera House and Harbour Bridge in Sydney. Saeed Khan/AFP

7 Pinoy New Year’s Eve superstitions

Dec 30, 2017 - 9:00 PM

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Dec 28, 2017 - 3:07 PM

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Robredo’s New Year wish: Unity, fewer calamities, zero killings

Dec 28, 2017 - 11:52 AM

'Tingin ko hindi naging maganda iyong 2017 as far as pagkakaisa is concerned – masyadong polarized iyong mga Pilipino noong mga nakaraang buwan at nakaraang taon,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

HOPE FOR 2018. Vice President Leni Robredo launches her Istorya ng Pag-Asa program at the Camarines Norte State College on December 7, 2017. File photo by OVP

Locations of firecracker zones in Metro Manila for New Year's Eve

Dec 27, 2017 - 10:31 AM

(UPDATED) A complete ban on firecrackers is imposed in Las Piñas, Muntinlupa, Parañaque, Pasig, and Pateros

NEW YEAR PREPS. Firecrackers and luces workers load a powder or polvora inside luces shells at a fireworks factory in Bocaue, Bulacan on December 26, 2107. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

NCRPO aims for zero firecracker injuries, no indiscriminate firing

Dec 26, 2017 - 12:30 AM

The National Capital Region Police Office urges Metro Manila residents to welcome 2018 safely

Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Davao City cancels Christmas, New Year feasts to condole with fire, flood victims

Dec 24, 2017 - 3:27 PM

'This is not the time for merrymaking,' says Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, who has also asked the city council to declare Davao City under state of calamity

EMPLOYEES TRAPPED? Authorities are verifying reports that at least 10 employees of NCCC Mall of Davao are still inside as fire rages on Saturday, December 23, 2017. Photo by Mick Basa/Rappler

DOH targets zero firecracker injuries for New Year 2018

Dec 04, 2017 - 6:42 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte has issued an executive order limiting firecrackers to community fireworks displays to hopefully avoid injuries and casualties

'BE SAFE.' The health department parners with other agencies and local governments to hopefully achieve zero injuries during merrymaking to welcome 2018. Rappler file photo