New Year in the Philippines - updates

Rappler's latest stories on New Year in the Philippines


Where you can go to celebrate Chinese New Year 2020

Jan 23, 2020 - 9:00 AM

(UPDATED) From Manila to Davao, ring in the Year of the Metal Rat at these places!

CHINESE NEW YEAR. The Year of the Metal Rat is just around the corner. Rappler File photos

IN PHOTOS: Here's how Filipino celebrities welcomed 2020

Jan 02, 2020 - 8:00 AM

Celebs work and play while welcoming 2020

Fireworks-related injuries rise to 164 after New Year’s Eve

Jan 01, 2020 - 11:39 AM

(UPDATED) The number is 35% lower than last year's 249 injuries, says Health Secretary Francisco Duque III

FIREWORKS. A worker assembles light sticks to sold in pyrotechnic stores in Bulacan. December 27, 2019. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Fireworks-related injuries rise to 62 ahead of New Year

Dec 31, 2019 - 3:16 PM

(UPDATED) Nearly half of the cases involve illegal firecrackers

FIRECRACKERS. To avoid accidents and injuries, the government discourages the use of firecrackers during New Year celebrations. File photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Fireworks-related injuries rises to 54 since December 21 – DOH

Dec 30, 2019 - 3:12 PM

The number of this year's cases is now 4 cases higher compared to the same period in 2018, even with a reminder from the health department to skip fireworks for the holidays

Quezon City designates 180 zones for fireworks use, displays

Dec 29, 2019 - 3:52 PM

A team of barangay officials and volunteers will man each zone

COMMUNITY FIREWORKS DISPLAYS. Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte encourages the public to enjoy the fireworks displays sponsored by the city government across the city. File photo by Ben Nabong

DOH: Firecracker injuries rise to 46 since December 21

Dec 29, 2019 - 2:19 PM

The Department of Health says many of the injuries were caused by illegal firecrackers

INJURIES. In this file photo from January 1, 2019, a man injured from using firecrackers is rushed to the emergency room of the Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center in Manila. File photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

EcoWaste warns vs firecracker use, balloon releases on New Year's Eve

Dec 29, 2019 - 9:03 AM

The environmental watchdog also asks Filipinos to keep parks clean as they celebrate the arrival of the New Year

NOT ECO-FRIENDLY. Fireworks light up the sky behind the Rizal Shrine in Manila on January 1, 2018. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

No fireworks display in Boracay to welcome 2020

Dec 23, 2019 - 9:10 AM

Since fireworks are not allowed near the ocean, New Year's Eve celebrations are set to be held in mainland Malay instead

Photo by Boy Ryan B. Zabal

Metro Manila number coding suspended December 23-January 2

Dec 23, 2019 - 8:00 AM

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority says there will be no number coding during the holidays, with the suspension of the scheme longer for provincial buses

Hundreds of passengers bound for the provinces for Christmas vacation troop at the Bus Terminal along Edsa in Quezon City on Monday, December 23, 2019. Photo by DARREN LANGIT/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Filipinos welcome 2019

Jan 01, 2019 - 8:45 AM

Here are scenes of the first hours of 2019 in the Philippine capital

FIREWORKS DISPLAY. Families watch the fireworks displace the Luneta Park in Manila on New Year's Eve.  Photo by Ben Nabong

Firecrackers a waste of money and dangerous – Red Cross

Dec 29, 2018 - 4:46 PM

Red Cross advises the public to keep safe during the New Year's Eve revelry

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

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

#AnimatED: 2016 begins with hope

Jan 04, 2016 - 9:00 AM

The challenge is to harness hope into action to push for honest and effective governance and to make wise choices in the May elections

Firecracker-related injuries rise to 185

Dec 31, 2015 - 2:26 PM

Police says 5 civilians a soldier and a policeman were arrested for illegally firing their guns

NEW YEAR INJURIES. Filipino revelers injured from a firework accident queue for treatment inside a government hospital during celebration of New Year in Manila on January 1, 2015. Photo by Ritchie B. Tongo/EPA

Aquino: Pick good leaders for eventual First World status

Dec 29, 2015 - 3:31 PM

In his final New Year message as Chief Executive President Aquino tells Filipinos to choose leaders who will further boost the country s economic growth

1 dead, 19 rescued from sunken cargo vessel off Batangas

Jan 02, 2015 - 4:00 PM

UPDATED The crewmembers of the M V Sea Merchant are rescued in two batches first by a passing tanker which received a distress signal from the cargo vessel

A different New Year's resolution

Jan 02, 2015 - 7:00 AM

I have decided – and I am absolutely certain about it – that my new year’s resolution is simply to become a smarter Filipino

DOH makes final plea for firecracker-free New Year's eve

Dec 31, 2014 - 5:25 PM

The Department of Health has recorded 176 fireworks related injuries from December 21 31 including 6 that required amputation

DANGEROUS TRADITION. A man injured by a firecracker receives treatment at the Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center in Manila early on January 1, 2014, after New Year celebrations. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

PNP on ‘high alert’ for New Year revelry

Dec 29, 2014 - 7:40 PM

The DILG wants to turn the potentially dangerous celebration into the safest holiday season

NEW YEAR 2015. Local police officers display some confiscated prohibited firecrackers near the rows of pyrotechnic sellers in Bocaue, Bulacan on Monday, December 29. The display serves as a reminder to the public to avoid such firecrackers to avoid untoward incidents during the new year revelry. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Fireworks sales up but illegal traders bringing industry down

Dec 30, 2012 - 7:31 PM

Fireworks traders say illegal sellers are to blame for many firework related injuries

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