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IN PHOTOS: Chinese New Year in Manila

Jan 25, 2020 - 4:51 PM

Here's how the crowds at Chinatown in Binondo, Manila, celebrate Chinese New Year

A dragon dance performance along Ongpin Street during the Chinese Lunar New Year celebration in Binondo, Manila on January 25, 2020. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Duterte hopes Chinese-Filipino community to continue ‘charitable acts’

Jan 25, 2020 - 3:41 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte once again highlights the 'friendship' between the Philippines and China in his Chinese New Year message

CHINESE NEW YEAR MESSAGE. President Rodrigo Duterte says charitable efforts from the Filipino-Chinese community benefits the Philippines as a whole. File photo by King Rodriguez/Presidential Photo

Chinese New Year traditions and beliefs explained

Jan 24, 2020 - 8:00 PM

Which traditions do you follow?

A traditional dragon and lion dance kicks off the Chinese New Year festivities at the Lucky Chinatown in Manila, considered one of the worlds oldest chinatown. january 22, 2019 Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

[PODCAST] Laffler Talk: Year of the Metal Rat horoscope

Jan 24, 2020 - 7:00 PM

Raratratan ba tayo ng suwerte o dadagain ng malas ngayong Year of the Metal Rat?

LIST: 'Lucky food' to prepare for Chinese New year, and why

Jan 24, 2020 - 3:00 PM

Some of these 'lucky food' include round fruits, fish, and dumplings, which all signify good fortune and prosperity

Hong Kong turns holiday camps into quarantine zones as virus fears spike

Jan 23, 2020 - 3:31 PM

The international financial hub is on high alert for the virus, which has killed 17 people since the outbreak started in central China

VIRUS. A woman holds a child wearing a face mask as they queue at the West Kowloon rail station in Hong Kong on January 23, 2020. Photo by Philip Fong/AFP

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

Catch Parokya ni Edgar, Sponge Cola, Gloc-9 at one street party

Jan 17, 2020 - 6:28 PM

Shanti Dope and Ex Battalion will also be performing at the Chinese New Year Countdown 2020 Street Party on January 24

China's 'red packets' go digital over Lunar New Year

Feb 11, 2019 - 8:01 PM

China, which is embracing a cashless society in which payments are made via smartphone apps, finds electronic 'red packets' are now hugely popular

Your horoscope for 2019, Year of the Earth Pig

Feb 05, 2019 - 6:50 PM

People born in the year of the Horse are the luckiest, while single people born in the year of the Dog may find their significant other this year

EARTH PIG. Duty Free Philippines Corporations holds Lunar New Year celebration at the Luxe Duty Free in Pasay City. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Binondo celebrates Chinese New Year

Feb 05, 2019 - 3:12 PM

People welcome the Year of the Pig with grand festivities

FESTIVITIES. People snake their way down the streets of Binondo to celebrate Chinese New Year. All photos by Maria Tan/Rappler

Chinese communities around world welcome Year of the Pig

Feb 05, 2019 - 3:03 PM

Celebrations will take place across the globe to usher in the Lunar New Year

Children in animal hats pose in front of a pig giant pig installation ahead of the Lunar New Year in Hong Kong on Feburary 4, 2019. (Photo by Philip FONG / AFP)

'Gangster' Peppa back in China's good graces in Year of the Pig

Feb 03, 2019 - 6:11 PM

'Peppa Pig Celebrates Chinese New Year' is set to be shown in time for the Chinese New Year

Porcine pickle: Hong Kongers divided over city's emboldened wild boars

Feb 02, 2019 - 10:15 PM

Increasingly in Hong Kong, humans and pigs are meeting face to snout

Young Wild Boar (Scientifical name Sus Scrofa) digging with his snout on the forest floor in nature park of hong kong

Bring home the bacon: the Taiwanese woman living with 4 pet pigs

Feb 02, 2019 - 4:59 PM

Website designer Jenny Tsai says her pigs are so clever they've worked out how to open the fridge, which is now protected from wandering snouts with a rope

Where to celebrate Chinese New Year in Metro Manila

Feb 02, 2019 - 12:44 PM

Here are all the places where you can ring in the Year of the Earth Pig

PROSPERITY GARDEN. Manila Hotel's iconic lobby gets dressed up for the Chinese New Year festivities. Photo courtesy of Manila Hotel

Feng shui masters say Trump secrets could be exposed in Year of the Pig

Jan 31, 2019 - 11:56 AM

A Taiwanese fortune-teller says that the pig can be a particularly bad year for those born in the year of the dog – which includes US president Donald Trump

This picture taken on January 19, 2019 shows feng shui master Alion Yeo holding a luopan, or Chinese compass, in his office in Hong Kong ahead of the Lunar New Year of the Pig. As the Chinese zodiac turns into the Year of the Pig next week, feng shui masters are predicting turbulence and division for world leaders at home -- not least President Donald Trump, who risks having past secrets revealed. Feng shui -- literally meaning "wind-water" -- is influential in many parts of Asia, where people adjust their lives and carefully position items such as a cup of water or pieces of crystal in offices and homes to maximise their luck and wealth. Isaac LAWRENCE / AFP

5 tips to make your online business 'fat' this 2019

Jan 30, 2019 - 1:53 PM

Time to go big this Year of the Pig!

'Tongue-tied' NBA star JJ Redick in racial slur storm

Feb 19, 2018 - 11:18 AM

Redick of Philadelphia 76ers responds to the controversy on Twitter, blaming a verbal slip for his use of the word

RACIAL SLUR. File photo shows JJ Redick #17 of the Philadelphia 76ers. Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images/AFP

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

Feb 17, 2018 - 8:33 PM

Bork if you love dogs!

WATCH: The Pinoy dragon

Feb 17, 2018 - 2:47 PM

Every Chinese New Year, a makeshift dragon makes its way through Ongpin Street

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!

46 billion electronic 'red envelopes' sent over Chinese New Year

Feb 05, 2017 - 12:49 AM

More people turn to modern technology to perform the ancient tradition of handing out cash

HONG BAO. For centuries parents, relatives and employers have distributed red paper envelopes containing money, known as "hong bao", to children or menial workers to celebrate the dawn of the new year. Photo from Wikipedia

IN PHOTOS: Chinese New Year in world's oldest Chinatown

Jan 28, 2017 - 8:34 PM

Dragon dancers snake their way down the streets of Binondo to usher in good luck in the Year of the Rooster

Chinese New Year celebration in Binondo. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Chinese New Year celebrations in Jakarta

Jan 28, 2017 - 7:43 PM

Temple goers of all ages coming from various cities across the country welcomed the Year of the Rooster by praying for a healthy and prosperous year

TRADITION. Indonesians of all ages have been coming to the temple since Friday night to welcome the Year of the Rooster. Photo by Han Nguyen

Chinatown New Year countdown led by Erap, China envoy

Jan 28, 2017 - 8:15 AM

Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada together with the Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua lead the new year s eve countdown at Plaza San Lorenzo Ruiz

Duterte on Chinese New Year: Let's 'fortify' Fil-Chinese ties

Jan 27, 2017 - 5:00 PM

May all of us develop a more profound appreciation of our heritage as two distinct yet intertwined peoples says President Duterte

FRIENDSHIP. Chinese pupils hold the flags of the Philippines and China during President Rodrigo Duterte's visit to China last October. File photo by Toto Lozano/PPD

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, January 24, 2017

Jan 24, 2017 - 11:16 AM

Hello Here s a round up of news you need to know this Tuesday

In this file photo, a Lao police security stands guard at the entrance to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Vientiane on September 7, 2016. Roslan Rahman/AFP

China on Year of Rooster: Duterte 'a wise builder'

Jan 23, 2017 - 11:15 PM

We will see more bridges and railways built more ports upgraded more flight routes opened Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua says

BOOSTING TIES. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte shakes hands with Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua on January 17, 2017, as China Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin looks on. Photo by Richard Madelo/Presidential Photo

IN PHOTOS: A look at one of Jakarta's oldest buddhist temples

Feb 08, 2016 - 3:51 PM

A look inside Vihara Bahtera Bhakti in Ancol

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

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

Sweet and sticky: #ReplaceSongTitlesWithTikoy

Feb 19, 2015 - 7:35 PM

Can you fit the word tikoy into your favorite song titles?

Exploring my roots: A legacy shaped by hybrid traditions

Feb 19, 2015 - 3:00 PM

I oftentimes feel like the cultural equivalent of the Jack of all trades master of none because I dabble in a couple of traditions but I’m not fully immersed in any particular one

Asia rings in Year of the Sheep with fireworks, festivities

Feb 19, 2015 - 2:18 PM

Millions around Asia usher in the Year of the Sheep with China kicking off festivities with an annual televised gala

EVENING SHOWCASE. Fireworks light up the sky during the Chinese New Year eve celebrations at the Pak Pie Hut Cou temple in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, 19 February 2015. Dedi Sahputra/EPA

Chinatowns in PH

Feb 19, 2015 - 1:45 PM

Planning to visit different Chinatowns in the Philippines? Rappler lists down where you ll see them

BUSY STREETS. The streets of Chinatown, Binondo are packed with revelers and festival-goers. Rappler file photo

Year of the wood goat: PH economy in for a 'good ride'

Feb 19, 2015 - 12:29 PM

Astrologers say the wood element will bring in wealth to the country’s coffers

3 Chinese traits to apply when investing in stocks

Feb 19, 2015 - 9:25 AM

Your mind will and emotions also play a great part on how you trade and invest in stocks

Chinese New Year promise: Binondo will see a makeover

Feb 18, 2015 - 9:33 PM

The Filipino Chinese community ushers in the Year of the Sheep as it awaits a new arch – said to be the biggest in the world – for Manila s Chinatown

REVELRY. Lion and dragon dances are a common sight in almost every street and shop along Manila's Chinatown.

Aquino to Fil-Chinese: Help build a stronger PH

Feb 18, 2015 - 6:10 PM

President Benigno Aquino III cites the contributions of the Filipino Chinese community to the country on the eve of the Chinese New Year

DIVERSITY. Filipino dancers perform a Dragon Dance on the eve of the Chinese New Year, in Manila on 18 February 2015. EPA/FRANCIS R. MALASIG

9 must-see acts from Fringe Manila

Feb 18, 2015 - 12:19 PM

Check out this list of must see acts from Fringe Manila festival director Andrei Pamintuan

Photo from the Fringe Manila website

No number coding in Metro Manila on Feb 19 – MMDA

Feb 18, 2015 - 12:16 PM

All cities in Metro Manila will observe the suspension of the number coding scheme on February 19 the celebration of Chinese New Year

URBAN DECAY. Experts say infrastructure development in the Philippines must keep up with the growing economy to sustain growth. Photo by Francis Malasig/EPA

Alternative to Binondo: Where to welcome Chinese New Year

Feb 18, 2015 - 10:43 AM

Can t go to Binondo for Chinese New Year? Caloocan City and Quezon City join in the celebration with their own activities