holy week 2017 - updates

Rappler's latest stories on holy week 2017


Filipinos urged to protect data, be safe online during Holy Week

Apr 18, 2019 - 1:49 PM

(UPDATED) To prevent data breaches during the long break, the National Privacy Commission issues reminders to offices as well as people on vacation

#ThewRap: Videos to watch this week, April 10-16, 2017

Apr 16, 2017 - 12:17 PM

A round up of videos from the past week you need to watch

Trash dumping in pilgrimage sites 'inexcusable,' eco group says

Apr 16, 2017 - 9:29 AM

EcoWaste Coalition posts photos of mounds of trash in popular Lenten pilgrimage sites

HEAP OF TRASH. EcoWaste Coalition posts photos of trash found at the Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto in San Jose del Monte City, Bulacan. Photo from EcoWaste Coalition

PH deserves salvation from drugs, crime, Duterte tells Filipinos on Easter

Apr 16, 2017 - 7:48 AM

Let the promise of Easter be our guide as we build a progressive inclusive and independent nation the President tells Filipinos in his Easter Sunday message

PROMISE TO NATION. In this photo, President Rodrigo Duterte gestures while delivering a speech during the meeting with the Filipino Community at the Marriott Hotel in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on April 12, 2017. Malacanang Photo

WATCH: Cardinal Tagle leads Easter Vigil in Manila

Apr 15, 2017 - 8:21 PM

Watch the Manila Easter Vigil on Rappler

WATCH: Pope Francis leads Easter Vigil in the Vatican

Apr 15, 2017 - 7:19 PM

Watch the Vatican Easter Vigil on Rappler

IN VIDEOS: Holy Week 2017

Apr 15, 2017 - 1:30 PM

Watch how Filipinos observe Holy Week

IN PHOTOS: Tira Bakal, a different kind of devotion, penance

Apr 14, 2017 - 5:03 PM

Locals of San Fernando Pampanga add a twist to the traditional senakulo during Holy Week

TIRA BAKAL. Flagellants re-enact the suffering of Jesus Christ in San Fernando, Pampanga on Good Friday, April 14. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Holy Week 2017: Easter Vigil, Easter Sunday schedule of services

Apr 14, 2017 - 4:35 PM

3rd UPDATE Check out this page for the schedule of services and Masses in select churches for Black Saturday and Easter Sunday

Devotees wipe handkerchiefs on an image of a crucified Jesus Christ in front of the Manila Cathedral onApril 14. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Naga City parish priest washes ex-drug users' feet

Apr 14, 2017 - 3:55 PM

Fr Wilmer Joseph Tria of St Jude Thaddeus Parish calls for unconditional service during the Holy Thursday Mass

MERCY. Fr Wilmer Tria washes the feet of a drug surrenderee during the traditional rites of the washing of the feet on Holy Thursday, April 13. Photo by Vic Nierva/Rappler

No let-up in Boracay Holy Week security

Apr 14, 2017 - 2:58 PM

Even if there is no security threat in Boracay Island Special Weapons and Tactics SWAT teams among others are on the ground to maintain peace and order

PEAK SEASON. Boracay is gearing up for the Holy Week break when a lot of tourists are expected to come flood the island. File photo by Choi2451/Wikimedia.org

IN PHOTOS: Drug surrenderers join 'Washing of the Feet' ritual

Apr 13, 2017 - 11:54 PM

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle conducts the annual ritual in the Philippines first Holy Week during the watch of President Rodrigo Duterte whose war on drugs has killed thousands

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

[WATCH] Rappler Holy Week Music Special: Bukas Palad

Apr 13, 2017 - 9:29 PM

For Holy Week 2017 Bukas Palad serenades us with songs for reflection and of praise

Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

12,500 cops deployed to secure Metro Manila during Holy Week

Apr 13, 2017 - 2:43 PM

The PNP assures the public there is no threat in Metro Manila during the Holy Week

File photo

IN PHOTOS: What the stars are up to for Holy Week 2017

Apr 11, 2017 - 10:10 PM

Our favorite celebrities take time off to go on vacation with family and friends

Holy Week 2017: Restaurant promos and schedules

Apr 11, 2017 - 7:41 PM

Looking for a place to eat? Here s what s open on Holy Week 2017

Diving activities resume in Mabini town – mayor

Apr 11, 2017 - 10:03 AM

Wala pong diving ban Diving is ok Resume na po diving activity says Mabini Mayor Noel Luistro

Diving sites in Batangas off limits after earthquake

Apr 10, 2017 - 11:08 PM

UPDATED The diving ban in Mabini town is put in place after the series of quakes in Batangas but is now lifted

How do other countries observe Holy Week?

Apr 09, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Some countries also observe Holy Week with religious processions while others have their own colorful rites and rituals

SHOW OF FAITH. A Good Friday procession over sawdust carpets in Guatemala. Photo by Jialiang Gao on Wikimedia Commons

Security tightens in Boracay for Holy Week

Apr 08, 2017 - 9:35 AM

Some 50 000 tourists – including local celebrities – are expected to flock to Boracay and observe the Holy Week

SECURITY. Hundreds of uniformed policemen will provide security to tourists and residents of Boracay Island on Holy Week. Photo by Christopher Mendoza

Bank schedule: Holy Week 2017

Apr 07, 2017 - 3:09 PM

UPDATED Here are the schedules of banking hours for various banks This list will be updated as more banks make their announcements

LRT, MRT, PNR schedules: Holy Week 2017

Apr 07, 2017 - 9:25 AM

LRT 1 and 2 MRT 3 and PNR will undergo maintenance works from Maundy Thursday to Easter Sunday

File LRT image from Shutterstock; MRT photo by Jay Directo/Agence France-Presse

Holy Week 2017 mall schedules

Apr 03, 2017 - 8:20 PM

UPDATED Here are the operating hours of shopping malls during the break

Tagle invites Catholics to Good Friday 'Walk for Life'

Apr 02, 2017 - 11:20 PM

The Good Friday Walk for Life begins 4:30 am at Baclaran Church and ends at the Manila Cathedral says Cardinal Tagle

TOP PRELATE. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle walks toward the altar for a Mass to launch a drug rehabilitation program in San Juan City on March 17, 2017. Photo by Roy Lagarde

MIAA, CAAP prepare for influx of Holy Week air travelers

Apr 02, 2017 - 9:28 AM

Airport police will be deployed around NAIA to ensure the safety of air passengers and the smooth flow of vehicular traffic in the area