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IN PHOTOS: 2020 Dinagyang Festival celebrates devotion to Sto Niño in full color

Jan 27, 2020 - 8:20 PM

This year's Dinagyang Festival spices things up by giving the audience a 360-degree view of the performances during the Ati Tribe dance competition

BURST OF COLOR. Eight Iloilo school-based tribes compete for the Dinagyang Ati Tribe competition at Iloilo Freedom Grandstand during the Dinagyang Festival on Sunday, January 26. Photo by Carl Don Berwin/Rappler

Malasimbo Festival announces first lineup of artists for 2020

Sep 27, 2019 - 7:12 PM

Mike Love, Jesus Molina Quartet, Uncomfortable Science, and Brigada are among the artists slated to perform at the festival's 10th anniversary

MALASIMBO FESTIVAL. The annual music festival celebrates its 10th year at a new, more accesible venue. File photo by Paolo Abad/Rappler

[OPINION] Narratives of defiant hope

Jun 15, 2019 - 11:58 AM

The Istorya ng Pag-asa Film Festival has indeed created a welcome space for these singular stories to be told, helping to make sure that 'those without a voice find one'

HIGHLIGHTS: K-pop World Music Festival 2019

Jun 10, 2019 - 4:00 PM

Missed out on the concert? We got you covered!

Spend your next movie night at the 24th French Film Festival

May 31, 2019 - 12:41 PM

Bonjour, movie buffs! A line-up of 15 French films will be screened around Metro Manila, Cebu City, Davao City, and Bacolod City starting June

IN PHOTOS: 2019 Dinagyang Festival

Jan 28, 2019 - 2:35 PM

Check out what happened during Iloilo's 51st Dinagyang Festival!

Spice up your weekend with an Indian food feast

Jan 21, 2019 - 6:34 PM

Get those appetites ready for the Indian Food Festival 2019 on Sunday, January 27, at BGC

IN PHOTOS: 2019 Sinulog Festival

Jan 20, 2019 - 4:49 PM

(UPDATED) Check out what happened during Cebu's 39th Sinulog Festival!

Gawad Alternatibo 2019 call for entries

Jan 09, 2019 - 8:16 AM

PRESS RELEASE: Deadline for submission for the Gawad Alternatibo is on or before March 15, not later than 6pm, at the CCP Film, Broadcast and New Media Division Office

Tribes, groups vie for P1.7M in Kalibo's Ati-Atihan festival

Jan 06, 2019 - 1:31 PM

The festival organizer is expecting around 4,500 drummers and dancers to participate in the 2019 Sadsad Ati-Atihan contest

COLORFUL COMPETITION. Thousands of dancers and drummers are expected to compete at this year's Ati-Atihan Festival. Photo by Boy Ryan Zabal/Rappler

What’s in store for you at 2019 Kalibo Ati-Atihan festival

Dec 25, 2018 - 10:22 AM

The Feast of Señor Sto Niño de Kalibo attracts devotees and tourists with its traditional procession and other activities held in celebration, including a rock concert and beauty pageant

What’s in store for 2019 Kalibo Ati-Atihan festival? Photo BY BOY RYAN B. ZABAL

PNP: Security, safety of Ati-Atihan festivalgoers is top priority

Dec 20, 2018 - 8:59 AM

'We target zero major crime incidents and raise the level of trust and confidence of stakeholders that they feel safe in the Kalibo festival,' says the chief of the Kalibo Municipal station

ATI-ATIHAN 2019. Authorities are finalizing the security plans for the Ati-Atihan festival in January 2019. Photo by Boy Ryan Zabal/Rappler

Kalibo's Ati-atihan festival 80% ready

Dec 14, 2018 - 8:20 PM

The 18-day Feast of Señor Santo Niño de Kalibo begins January 2, 2019

80 percent ready for Kalibo Ati festival. Photo by Boy Ryan Zabal

IN PHOTOS: Phum Viphurit, Boy Pablo, and more indie faves at All of the Noise 2018

Nov 29, 2018 - 7:06 PM

Check out the international and local acts that performed at the two-day music fest at Century Mall on November 24-25

WATCH: Rain or shine, Quezon's Niyogyugan goes on

Aug 20, 2018 - 12:41 AM

It starts raining 30 minutes into the parade, but the dancers don't stop

COLORFUL. Infanta town's dancers are dressed as their famous suman, while some are clad in colorful skirts. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Coconut in different forms at Quezon's Niyogyugan Festival 2018

Aug 19, 2018 - 12:27 AM

Local officials say total sales from booths selling local delicacies and products have reached P17 million

PRODUCTS. Booths of Atimonan and Pagbilao in Quezon province are made of coconut products at the Niyogyugan Festival at the provincial capitol. All photos by Aika Rey/Rappler

What to expect from the Great British Festival

Mar 01, 2018 - 1:02 PM

There will also be a road show going to Baguio, Dumagete, Iloilo, and Cebu

Photo by Precious del Valle

Travel diaries: Discovering Isabela's rich history

Feb 18, 2018 - 11:30 AM

One of the north's biggest province is getting attention thanks to emerging tourism attractions

Isabela's Bambanti festival is not just about scarecrows

Feb 05, 2018 - 12:15 PM

The Bambanti festival showcases the province's local products and produce

5 things to expect at Fringe Manila 2018

Feb 02, 2018 - 6:02 PM

Fringe favorites, fresh acts, live painting battles, and more!

GO WITH THE FLOW. A performer from flow arts group Legato gives a preview of their performance at the upcoming Fringe Manila 2018. Photo courtesy of Fringe Manila

FULL LIST: Winners, QCinema International Film Festival 2017 awards

Oct 26, 2017 - 11:34 PM

'Balangiga: Howling Wilderness' wins Best Picture

The QCinema film festival 2017 is a movie paradise for all cinephiles

Oct 18, 2017 - 1:00 PM

Included in the lineup is 'Loving Vincent,' the world's first fully-painted feature film and a remastered version of Mike de Leon's 'Batch '81'

LOVING VINCENT. The first fully-painted feature film debuts in Manila as part of QCinema. Screengrab from Facebook.com/lovingvincentmovie

WATCH: Pahiyas Festival 2017

May 19, 2017 - 2:22 PM

See the colorful kiping and the festivities at Pahiyas 2017

IN PHOTOS: Wanderland 2017

Mar 08, 2017 - 4:31 PM

See photos of The Ting Tings The Temper Trap Woodlock Up Dharma Down and many more at Wanderland 2017

A Sinulog story of love and devotion

Jan 15, 2017 - 11:13 AM

The love story of devotees Irish and Edwin Labatus traces its roots from the Sinulog celebration

FAMILY TRADITION. The Labatus family takes a pose after the fluvial procession. All photos by Apple Grace Danuco/Rappler

The vibrant beauty of Davao's Kadayawan Festival

Aug 18, 2016 - 10:24 PM

More on the cultural significance of Kadayawan and what makes this week long celebration unique

The lively street dancing. Photo by Henrylito D. Tacio

Filipinos celebrate own fiesta in Japan

Jun 21, 2016 - 7:30 PM

Now on its 5th year the 2016 Philippine Festival is aimed to reach out to the over 240 000 Filipinos in Japan appreciating Filipino culture in a Japanese society

FILIPINO CULTURE. More than 100,000 visitors were present to witness the best in Philippine culture, craft, music, dance, and food. Photos by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

QUIZ: Besides Women’s Month, what else do we celebrate in March?

Mar 06, 2016 - 2:51 PM

Test your knowledge of historical events anniversaries and other celebrations for the month of March through this quiz

Movie reviews: All 5 Sinag Maynila films

Mar 22, 2015 - 8:12 PM

Movie reviewer Oggs Cruz takes a look at each of the 5 films

The 5 films: Sinag Maynila film festival 2015

Mar 18, 2015 - 12:12 PM

Let s take a look at each film you can watch at Sinag Maynila

Sarbay Fest: A beach party to end all beach parties

May 24, 2014 - 11:34 PM

Gumasa in Sarangani is poised to become a favored beach destination after this year s Sarbay Fest draws tens of thousands to its white sand shores


IN PHOTOS: 2014 Sillag Festival of Lights, La Union

Mar 10, 2014 - 8:14 PM

The sky was bright with the lights of La Union View images from the 2 day festival here

In photos: Panagbenga 2014

Feb 23, 2014 - 9:16 PM

Floats full of minions fairies and whole gardens a parade of street dancers and more

ALL SMILES. Everyone was invited to Panagbenga 2014. Photo by Dave Leprozo Jr / Rappler

PHOTOS: Pasinaya 2013

Feb 08, 2013 - 8:57 PM

The Cultural Center of the Philippines and an all in one feast of arts and culture

PREVIEW OF 2013. Pasinaya 2013 gave students and art enthusiasts a peak into the shows at Cultural Center of the Philippines in 2013. All photos by Erickson dela Cruz

PHOTOS: Batobalani Festival

Jan 27, 2013 - 12:51 PM

In the town of Bato Leyte a less commercialized festival for the Child Jesus is also celebrated

DANCING FOR THE CHILD JESUS. The Batobalani Festival is less commercialized but no less colorful than other festivals for the Pit Senyor. All photos by Izah Morales

#PHTravel: Sinulog, Ati-Atihan, and Dinagyang

Jan 19, 2013 - 8:18 AM

3 major festivals greet Filipinos in January Take your pick