Noche Buena - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Noche Buena


IN CHARTS: Inflation spoils Filipino family’s noche buena

Dec 08, 2018 - 5:34 PM

Rappler breaks down how much more you need to spend for this year's Christmas celebration

History maker: Robin Sane is first-ever MWF Champion

Dec 02, 2018 - 5:09 PM

The resident high-flyer of Manila Wrestling Federation overcomes Makisig's devious schemes at a tournament final to cement his place in Philippine wrestling history

INAUGURAL CHAMPION. Robin Sane raises the MWF Championship belt after defeating Fabio Makisig in a tournament final at 'MWF 6: Noche Buena' at UP Bahay ng Alumni on December 1, 2018. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Bikers spend Christmas with homeless Filipinos

Dec 26, 2017 - 11:45 AM

Every year, volunteer bikers from the Bike Scouts Philippines organize the 'Midnight Ride' to deliver gifts to homeless kids and their parents

5 cheesy snacks for your Noche Buena pre-game

Dec 21, 2017 - 10:35 AM

Level up your Noche Buena fare with these creamy, cheesy treats!

5 signs you’re in a Pinoy Christmas get-together

Dec 20, 2017 - 11:36 AM

Any of these sound familiar?

What’s a classic Pinoy Christmas reunion like?

Dec 19, 2017 - 1:12 PM

Does yours involve karaoke and a lot of food?

Rappler Talk Sports: Ex-WWE star Ho Ho Lun on wrestling in PH, SE Asia

Dec 06, 2017 - 7:05 PM

Ho Ho Lun will face the Philippines' own Robin Sane at Manila Wrestling Federation's next show, MWF Noche Buena, on Saturday, December 9

IN PHOTOS: Christmas 2016 for your favorite PH stars

Dec 25, 2016 - 1:16 PM

UPDATED Check out how Billy Crawford Coleen Garcia Maine Mendoza and more spent the holidays

How Filipinos celebrated Christmas in the Spanish era

Dec 24, 2016 - 5:00 PM

UPDATED Despite the Americanization of our Christmas celebration old practices and traditions from the Spanish colonial period remain with us to this day

IN PHOTOS: Beating the Christmas rush

Dec 24, 2015 - 5:35 PM

Some Filipinos are still rushing home or shopping for their loved ones and Noche Buena preparations

Filipinos rush to Divisoria on Christmas eve for a last minute shopping of gifts, fruits and food for the traditional noche buena or Christmas dinner.

Christmas 2015: 25 mouthwatering treats for Noche Buena, potluck, parties

Dec 06, 2015 - 7:43 PM

From artisanal pastries to savory dishes suited to big gatherings from healthy options to booze spiked sweets – these are great ideas for Noche Buena potluck dinners or gifts

 AHH, PAELLA. Just one of many potluck dinner ideas to pick up just in time for the holiday season. All photos by Paolo Abad/Rappler

These good samaritans celebrated noche buena on the road

Dec 30, 2014 - 6:01 PM

Instead of celebrating with their family a group of good samaritans decide to spend their Christmas eve on the streets giving gifts to the homeless and the poor

Troops celebrate Christmas while hunting Abu Sayyaf in Sulu

Dec 25, 2014 - 1:54 PM

There s no holiday for troops involved in law enforcement operations in Sulu where the military is leading the hunt for Abu Sayyaf members still holding at least 7 hostages

Tagle to parishes: Host 'noche buena' for the poor

Dec 22, 2014 - 3:35 PM

The cardinal s call comes as the Philippines prepares for the visit of the pro poor Pope Francis in January 2015

'INSPIRE THE POPE.' Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle holds a media conference on December 2, 2014, about the papal visit in January 2015. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

No price hike can dampen Noche Buena spending

Dec 20, 2014 - 3:35 PM

Prices of Noche Buena favorites keep soaring through the years But there is no stopping Filipinos from spending

DTI to retailers: Stick to SRPs for Noche Buena goods

Oct 09, 2014 - 9:15 AM

DTI monitors prices for Noche Buena products to stabilize prices and supplies during the spike in shopping activities leading to Christmas

UPLB Com Arts Soc: [Re]Play: A Haunting of Nostalgic Nightmares

Feb 26, 2014 - 2:19 PM

It will be a series of two one act plays about the remains of the past as they haunt the present lives of the characters

Noche buena with Tacloban Iskos: The blessing was on us

Jan 01, 2014 - 7:23 PM

One of the UP Tacloban students told us: Thank you for spending your time with us for sacrificing for making us feel that we are not alone

Stores caught for overpricing Xmas goods

Dec 13, 2013 - 5:33 PM

The Department of Trade and Industry catches some supermarkets and stores with higher prices or improperly marked products

ON NOTICE. A Filipino woman with her daughter in a cart looks at products at a local supermarket. ROLEX DELA PENA/EPA

Hamon sa pag-iwas ng pagkain ng hamon (The challenge of not eating ham)

Dec 24, 2012 - 9:57 AM

Filipino Muslims and the challenges of not eating pork ham during Christmas

'SYMBOL OF THE NOCHE BUENA.' How do our Muslim brothers and sisters deal with a season where pork is a major dish? Aliyya Sawadjaan tells us. Photo from the Christmas Hams Facebook page

Explaining Christmas terms: A dad's attempt

Dec 15, 2012 - 3:54 PM

Santa is a Western Christmas concept The challenge my wife and I have is to keep them grounded on the traditions of our country without isolating them from how Christmas is celebrated in other ways

ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS... Author Michael Yu's daughter, Kiara, perhaps thinking of a warmer Christmas. Photo by Michael Yu

10 Christmas party alternatives

Dec 12, 2012 - 11:01 AM

If you want Christmas to be different this year take on one of our 10 suggestions

SOMETHING DIFFERENT, SOMETHING NEW. Make this Christmas memorable not just for you but for others, too. Illustration by Emil Mercado/Rappler

Extraordinary Christmas traditions

Dec 09, 2012 - 1:30 PM

Christmas doesn t have to be the same every year

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