New Year's Eve - updates

Rappler's latest stories on New Year's Eve


Mother and daughters investigated over German zoo fire

Jan 03, 2020 - 9:28 AM

The tragedy sparks an outpouring of sympathy, with tearful visitors lighting candles and leaving flowers and soft toys at the entrance of the zoo

Flowers, candles, stuffed animals and placards are placed at a makeshift memorial for the animals that died in a fire at the zoo's monkey house on January 1, 2020 at the main entrance of the zoo in Krefeld, western Germany. Fire ripped through the monkey house at Krefeld zoo on New Year's Eve, killing dozens of animals, including orangutans, chimpanzees and marmosets, the management said. Christoph Reichwein / dpa / AFP

LIST: Where to celebrate New Year's Eve in Metro Cebu

Dec 31, 2019 - 10:19 AM

Ready to party? Here are 10 places in Cebu to celebrate NYE 2020

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

Drinking sprees more hazardous than fireworks in Baguio

Jan 02, 2019 - 6:33 PM

No one was hurt by firecrackers in Baguio City during the New Year's Eve revelry, but two died and two were stabbed in drinking sprees greeting 2019

14 confirmed dead in Russia high-rise blast

Jan 02, 2019 - 3:48 PM

(UPDATED) Rescuers pull more bodies from the rubble of the collapsed building

Big Apple joins in ringing in New Year after rough 2018

Jan 01, 2019 - 3:06 PM

Rain-soaked New York joins the new year festivities with the annual Times Square ball drop and performances from various artists

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

WATCH: Maria Ressa, other journalists at Times Square NY for Ball Drop

Jan 01, 2019 - 6:47 AM

Times Square Alliance president Tim Tompkins says it is fitting to honor free press and free speech in one of the world's most famous public squares as the world welcomes 2019

Rappler CEO Maria Ressa urges journalists to 'stand together' against disinformation

Dec 31, 2018 - 11:08 PM

Ressa, who is among the journalists to be honored at the Times Square New Year's Eve Ball Drop, calls on journalists to 'move away from competition' in the face of disinformation and attacks to press freedom

UNITE. Rappler CEO Maria Ressa calls on fellow journalists to stand united against disinformation in an interview with CNN on Monday, December 31. Rappler file photo

Tagle urges Filipinos to live life of prayer, caring to achieve peace

Dec 31, 2018 - 10:22 PM

If we don't care for each other, 'we will be sowing seeds of violence,' says Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle in his homily for the New Year's Eve mass

PRAY FERVENTLY. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle gives his homily during the New Year's Eve mass at the Manila Cathedral on December 31, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Mayweather takes on 'Ninja Boy' kickboxer in Japan rumble

Dec 31, 2018 - 9:18 AM

Boxing superstar Floyd 'Money' Mayweather is reportedly getting $88 million for the exhibition match against Japanese kickboxing prodigy Tenshin Nasukawa

ALL FUN. Hardly threatened by kickboxing star Tenshin Nasukawa (right), American boxing icon Floyd Mayweather says he can complete 3 rounds ‘in his sleep.’ Photo by Behrouz MEHRI / AFP)

DENR urges Cove Manila to cancel balloon drop event

Dec 30, 2018 - 6:27 PM

The environment department's Biodiversity Management Bureau says that even biodegradable balloons contribute to waste and may be harmful to wildlife if ingested

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Dec 24, 2018 - 9:21 PM

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Mali says foiled New Year's Eve terror attacks

Dec 13, 2018 - 3:29 PM

Authorities say the suspects earlier 'took part in the double attack on March 2 in Ouagadougou' as well as the abduction of a Colombian nun in February 2017 in southern Mali

10 Americans killed in plane crash in Costa Rica

Jan 01, 2018 - 10:15 AM

A list of the passengers given by local media shows 5 shared the same last name, suggesting they are related

PLANE CRASH. 10 Americans are killed in a plane crash in Costa Rica.

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.

Village councilor arrested for firecracker use in Iloilo City

Jan 01, 2018 - 9:26 AM

Police nab Barangay Alalasan Kagawad Ricky Paloa after he lit a firecracker outside the designated zone, in violation of Executive Order 28

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

Cardinal Tagle on New Year's Eve: Think before speaking

Dec 31, 2017 - 10:29 PM

'Gusto natin ng kapayapaan, isara ang bibig. Pakinggan ang salita ng Diyos, ipasok sa puso at magnilay,' Cardinal Tagle says on New Year's Eve

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

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

18 dead in suicide attack on Afghan funeral – officials

Dec 31, 2017 - 7:34 PM

(UPDATED) There was no immediate claim of responsiblity but Taliban and Islamic State terrorists have stepped up assaults in recent months

Strive for a 'kinder, resilient' PH in 2018 – senators

Dec 31, 2017 - 12:16 PM

(UPDATED) ‘Sa darating na 2018, magpursigi tayong maging mas magiliw. Bayang magiliw. Tayo yun eh!’ says Senator Francis Pangilinan in his New Year’s Day message

HOPES FOR 2018. Senators Grace Poe, Francis Pangilinan, and Loren Legarda hope for better times for Filipinos in the new year

Follow firecracker law to avoid injuries, says Malacañang

Dec 30, 2017 - 6:13 PM

Communications Secretary Martin Andanar also reminds the public to cooperate with the Philippine National Police

INJURED. The DOH continues to monitor firecracker-related injuries ahead of the New Year in 2014. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

7 tips for a prosperous New Year

Dec 28, 2017 - 3:07 PM

Getting ready for New Year's Eve? Read these tips to ring in the New Year with luck on your side

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

Sydney New Year's Eve 'rainbow' fireworks to fete gay marriage

Dec 05, 2017 - 2:02 PM

Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore: 'This (rainbow waterfall) is a fabulous way to see out 2017 – the year that 4 out of 5 Sydneysiders said a resounding 'yes' to marriage equality'

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

8 tips: How to keep your pet safe on New Year's Eve

Dec 30, 2014 - 9:00 AM

Fumes from fireworks and loud noises may cause stress and injury to pet dogs cats and birds

Rainy New Year's Eve for southern Luzon, Visayas

Dec 30, 2013 - 6:49 PM

For some parts of the country the New Year will come with rainshowers and thunderstorms

MTSAT ENHANCED-IR Satellite Image taken at 4:32 pm, December 30, 2013. Image from PAGASA