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Even after a 46-point explosion, Brownlee counts on Alab teammates

Apr 25, 2018 - 7:57 AM

'One man can't do it,' says the former Barangay Ginebra San Miguel import as Alab Pilipinas shoots for a 2-0 finals series lead

HERCULES. Alab coach Jimmy Alapag describes Brownlee's 44-minute performance in Game 1 as a “Hercules-type” effort. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Alapag compares Fil-Am Jason Brickman to John Stockton

Apr 24, 2018 - 3:11 PM

Leave it to an all-time great to find another potential great

BIG FAN. 'His basketball IQ is off the charts," Jimmy Alapag says of standout guard Jason Brickman. Photo from Asean Basketball League

Duterte taking 8-seater private plane to Singapore

Apr 23, 2018 - 12:55 PM

The Philippine president also intends to take a smaller delegation to Singapore for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte disembarks from the Philippine Airlines Chartered Flight PR001 upon his arrival at the Qionghai Bo'ao International Airport in Hainan Province, China on April 9, 2018. Also in the photo is Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Brownlee drops 46, ties Balkman's scoring record in Alab's Game 1 win

Apr 22, 2018 - 11:01 PM

San Miguel Alab Pilipinas slips past Thailand's Mono Vampire to take a 1-0 lead in the ABL title series

SCORING MACHINE. Justin Brownlee teams up with Renaldo Balkman for 87 points. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Duterte off to Singapore for ASEAN Summit in late April

Apr 20, 2018 - 11:31 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte is also set to meet with the Filipino community during his Singapore trip

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte hands over the gavel to Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to signify the turn over the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Chairmanship to the Republic of Singapore during the closing ceremony of the 31st ASEAN Summit and Related Summits at the Philippine International Convention Center on November 14, 2017. ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Alab Pilipinas sweeps defending ABL champion HK Eastern, secures finals berth

Apr 15, 2018 - 10:21 PM

Alab Pilipinas now awaits the winner of the semis series between Chong Son Kung Fu and Mono Vampire

FINALS-BOUND. Alab Pilipinas sweeps Hong Kong Eastern in the 8th ASEAN Basketball League semis. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Balkman’s record 46 points ensures Alab’s Game 1 stunner over champion HK Eastern

Apr 11, 2018 - 10:42 PM

Double-doubles by Renaldo Balkman, Justin Brownlee and Bobby Ray Parks ignite Game 1 victory of Alab Pilipinas in ABL semifinals

Alab sweeps Saigon in q'finals, sets semis date with Hong Kong

Apr 07, 2018 - 10:31 PM

Renaldo Balkman and Lawrence Domingo combine for 42 points as the Alab Pilipinas advance to the final four of the ASEAN Basketball League

ON TO THE NEXT. Renaldo Balkman submits a double-double as Alab Pilipinas advance to the semifinals of the ASEAN Basketball League. File photo by ABL


Miciano leads Asian Youth Chess Under-18 with 5/5

Apr 05, 2018 - 5:25 PM

John Marvin Miciano paces the youth chess meet in Thailand with 5 wins in as many rounds

Despite historic ABL win, coach Jimmy Alapag thinks Alab still 'far from sharp'

Apr 02, 2018 - 10:31 AM

Discontented coach Jimmy Alapag looks to do “a lot of homework” for Game 2 despite San Miguel Alab Pilipinas' groundbreaking victory over Saigon Heat in quarterfinals of ASEAN Basketball League

MY FAULT. Alab Pilipinas coach Jimmy Alapag faults himself for what he thinks was a lackluster game despite their victory over Saigon Heat in Game 1 of the ABL quarterfinals. File photo

Alab Pilipinas draws first blood in quarterfinals series with Saigon Heat

Apr 01, 2018 - 10:47 PM

Bobby Ray Parks Jr and Justin Brownlee combine for 46 points in the win

STEPPING UP. Bobby Ray Parks Jr registers a team-high 24 points for Alab Pilipinas. File photo from ABL Facebook page


Alab Pilipinas wrecks CLS Knights by 38, clinches 3rd seed in ABL

Mar 25, 2018 - 10:40 PM

San Miguel Alab Pilipinas ends elimination round with a 14-6 win-loss record and a chance for an outright semis berth in the Asean Basketball League

ABL Alab vs Knights March 25 2018. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Alab Pilipinas survives injury woes to rout CLS Knights

Mar 21, 2018 - 10:07 PM

Even without Balkman's reinforcement in the second half, Alab Pilipinas proves why they deserve to be on top of the ABL

STEPPING UP. Paolo Javelona steps up for Josh Urbiztondo as Alab's starting point guard. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

ASEAN leaders tackle Rohingya crisis, urge South China Sea calm

Mar 18, 2018 - 6:29 PM

While it noted a resolve to 'protect human rights,' it failed to condemn member state Myanmar's treatment of the Muslim-minority Rohingya

ASEAN LEADERS. The region's leaders pose in solidarity during the ASEAn Summit and Related Summits in Manila, Philippines in November 2017. Malacañang file photo

Australia warns Southeast Asia of high-tech terror threat

Mar 17, 2018 - 10:01 AM

Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton says the use of the "dark web" by extremists and other criminals was a spiralling problem

TERROR THREAT. Australia's Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton gives opening remarks for the Counter Terrorism Conference at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, ASEAN, special summit, in Sydney on March 17, 2018. Photo by Rick Rycroft / POOL / AFP

Indonesia wants Australia as full ASEAN member

Mar 16, 2018 - 4:04 PM

The Australian Strategic Policy Institute has earlier argued that Canberra should aim for ASEAN membership by 2024

ASEAN. In this file photo, Indonesian President Joko Widodo inspects a guard of honor during a ceremonial reception at the Presidential Palace in New Delhi on December 12, 2016. Photo by Money Sharma/AFP

Alab Pilipinas torches Saigon Heat in thrilling Davao match

Mar 14, 2018 - 10:23 PM

After two unsuccessful away games, Alab Pilipinas earns its confidence back at home

TEAM LEADER. Renaldo Balkman shows the crowd whose team wanted it more as Alab Pilipinas snaps their two-game losing streak. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Alab Pilipinas picks up 2nd straight loss against Kung Fu

Mar 11, 2018 - 9:33 PM

Alab's loss gives Kung Fu a solo second seed hold

BURDEN. The burden was on Renaldo Balkman as his efforts lifted Alab Pilipinas despite the loss. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

ASEAN military chiefs push for peace in South China Sea

Mar 11, 2018 - 4:18 PM

ASEAN military chiefs also stress the need for 'a peaceful resolution' of the South China Sea dispute

2016 PHOTO. Structures seen on a satellite image of Mischief Reef on November 15, 2016, released December 13, 2016. Image courtesy of CSIS Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative/DigitalGlobe

Martial Law film competes at ASEANnale after Active Vista win

Mar 07, 2018 - 9:07 PM

'Retrospektib' focuses on the story of 3 male activists who try to escape the atrocities of the Narkos regime

After summit rebuff, Duterte-Turnbull phone call being arranged

Mar 05, 2018 - 4:30 PM

The Philippine leader and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull are expected to speak ahead of the ASEAN-Australia Summit which Malacañang just confirmed Duterte intends to skip

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte poses for a photo with Commonwealth of Australia Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull prior to the start of their bilateral meeting at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City on November 12, 2017. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte not attending ASEAN-Australia Summit

Mar 05, 2018 - 12:30 PM

(UPDATED) Malacañang says President Rodrigo Duterte prefers to be in the country to attend the Philippine Military Academy graduation and address other national concerns

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the Christine Villas at Brgy. Maria Cristina in Balo-i, Lanao del Norte on February 28, 2018, expresses his gratitude and salutations to the soldiers who have risked their lives to maintain peace in the country. Also in the photo are National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr., Presidential Adviser on Military Affairs Arthur Tabaquero, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council Chair Eduardo del Rosario. Malacañang Photo

Westports Malaysia Dragons stun streaking Alab Pilipinas in ABL

Mar 04, 2018 - 6:32 PM

The heartbreaking setback ended the 8-game winning run of Alab Pilipinas

HALTED. Despite the presence of Renaldo Balkman, Alab Pilipinas slips in the Asean Basketball League. Photo from Alab Pilipinas Facebook

Ex-envoy says OFWs should consider ASEAN for jobs

Feb 28, 2018 - 8:53 PM

Former envoy to the ASEAN Orlando Mercado says that member-states within the region have vibrant arrangements with the Philippines in terms of workers' protection

ASEAN. Former envoy to the ASEAN Orly Mercado discusses migration in the region at the 1st ASEANnale forum at the University of the Philippines-Diliman on February 28, 2018. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Global, Ceres draw in second AFC Cup matches

Feb 28, 2018 - 10:29 AM

Both Filipino clubs look to improve their record as they march into their 3rd matches next week

HUSTLE. Stephan Schrock facilitates Ceres' offense but fell short in the draw with Home United. Photo from Twitter (@AFCCup)

[OPINION] Staying on course, minus defeatism

Feb 24, 2018 - 3:00 PM

Much remains to be done in the Philippines' territorial and maritime rights defense

Philippines-China Bilateral Consultation Mechanism on The South China Sea. Photo by DFA

Regional experts converge in ASEAN Biennale

Feb 20, 2018 - 7:35 PM

The theme for this ASEANnale 2018 is 'Capturing the Spirit of ASEAN in the Digital Times'

Senate OKs treaties vs double taxation with Mexico, Thailand, Sri Lanka

Feb 20, 2018 - 6:03 AM

The Senate also concurs in the ratification of the agreement establishing the ASEAN+3 (Japan, South Korea, China) Macroeconomic Research Office or AMRO

Alab Pilipinas sends Formosa Dreamers to their 12th straight loss

Feb 18, 2018 - 10:15 PM

Alab Pilipinas earns their 8th straight victory in the ASEAN Basketball League

MAGIC 8. Justin Brownlee leads Alab Pilipinas once again. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Undersized Balkman leads Alab past Mono Vampire for 6th straight win

Feb 07, 2018 - 10:54 PM

Alab Pilipinas repeats their victory over Mono Vampire

31 POINTS. Renaldo Balkman goes head-to-head with Samuel Deguara and still manages to tally 31 points and 13 rebounds. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

China activity on reclaimed reef has eroded trust – ASEAN

Feb 06, 2018 - 6:04 PM

The ministers from the 10-nation Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) did not mention China by name in their statement after a one-day meeting in Singapore

ASEAN MEET. This general view shows the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) defense ministers attending a meeting in Singapore on February 6, 2018. Photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP

Alab banners San Miguel for the first time in win over Singapore Slingers

Feb 04, 2018 - 9:05 PM

Alab moves up to 8-4 for the tournament, winning 6 of their last 7 games on the road

San Miguel takes over Alab Pilipinas in the ABL

Feb 02, 2018 - 8:35 PM

The new-look San Miguel Alab Pilipinas plays Sunday

SAN MIGUEL ALAB PILIPINAS. Alab welcomes a new name care of their sponsors San Miguel, Petron and Magnolia. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

After scoring 31 points, Ray Parks slams critics of Alab's locals

Feb 01, 2018 - 5:24 PM

The win of Alab Pilipinas at home, while only its 2nd in 5 tries, stands as a proof of what the team's locals can do

Bobby Ray Parks - Gilas Practice. Photo by Czeasar Dancel

Alab blazes to an overtime comeback win over Chongson Kung Fu

Jan 31, 2018 - 11:06 PM

Alab secures second victory at home and improves to a 7-4 record in the ABL

BREAKTHROUGH. Bobby Ray Parks Jr. finally makes a season-high of 31 points with Alab Pilipinas in this edition of the ABL. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Alab survives thriller vs Saigon Heat

Jan 28, 2018 - 8:26 PM

Alab Pilipinas hand the Saigon Heat their 3rd straight defeat

RESILIENCE. Renaldo Balkman goes down in the second period, but manages to topscore for Alab Pilipinas with a double-double. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

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Jan 26, 2018 - 8:36 PM

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Duterte pushes for stronger efforts to end financing of terror groups

Jan 26, 2018 - 11:38 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte, remembering the Marawi crisis, stressed the importance of cooperation for timely and thorough intelligence gathering and analysis

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is accompanied by India Prime Minister Narendra Modi prior to the start of the bilateral meeting at the Hyderabad House in New Delhi, India on January 24, 2018. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte arrives in India

Jan 24, 2018 - 8:14 PM

The firebrand Philippine leader touches down in New Delhi to attend an ASEAN summit and hold a meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte gives a warm welcome to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi prior to the start of the bilateral meeting between Philippines and India at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City on November 13, 2017. Malacañan Photo

Duterte frustrated with int'l summits: 'They can't accomplish anything'

Jan 24, 2018 - 5:31 PM

'Kung ganito lang naman, so what’s the use of meeting just once a year?' asks President Rodrigo Duterte about international summits

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is assisted by the members of his cabinet as he prepares to preside over the 19th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)-Republic of Korea Summit at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City on November 13, 2017. Malacañan Photo

Alab escapes CLS Knights for second straight win

Jan 20, 2018 - 10:10 PM

Alab Pilipinas continues its winning ways in the ASEAN Basketball League

Duterte off to India on January 24 for ASEAN commemorative summit

Jan 19, 2018 - 11:32 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte will be in New Delhi from January 24 to 26, his first foreign trip for 2018

Leaders from the Association of Southeast Asia Nations (ASEAN) chaired by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte along with India Prime Minister Narendra Modi do the ASEAN handshake as they pose for a photo prior to the start of 12th ASEAN-India at the Philippine International Convention Center on November 14, 2017. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Alab Pilipinas bounces back big with lopsided victory over Mono Vampire

Jan 14, 2018 - 10:15 PM

The Philippine team keeps its promise to show 'unselfish basketball' in the ASEAN Basketball League

UNSELFISH BASKETBALL. Brownlee leads Alab in scoring and passing. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Renaldo Balkman wants to meet with Arwind Santos over lunch

Jan 11, 2018 - 12:00 PM

Balkman and Santos have let bygones be bygones

LUNCH? Renaldo Balkman will be looking for our local "Spiderman" Santos. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Parks deems Alab loss a 'blessing in disguise', clamors for support to local players

Jan 11, 2018 - 10:00 AM

'Finally, I mean it’s just giving about what the team needs'

SUPPORT LOCAL. Bobby Ray Parks Jr. calls everyone to appreciate the entirety of the Alab Pilipinas team. Photo from ASEAN Basketball League

Singapore Slingers exact revenge on Alab Pilipinas in ABL rematch

Jan 10, 2018 - 10:02 PM

Alab Pilipinas fails to nab their 4th straight win in the ABL

Balkman, Brownlee power Alab Pilipinas to 3rd straight victory

Jan 07, 2018 - 6:16 PM

Alab Pilipinas avenges their lackluster performance against the Slingers in their last meeting

SPARK. Renaldo Balkman sparks the Alab Pilipinas offense in the second half. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

New ASEAN chief vows disaster relief boost after deadly storms

Jan 05, 2018 - 3:43 PM

'Our region is disaster-prone,' Lim Jock Hoi says at his inauguration ceremony at ASEAN's Secretariat in Jakarta. 'This underscores the need to strengthen ASEAN cooperation in disaster management and humanitarian assistance.'

LIM JOCK HOI. Lim Jock Hoi (R), the new Secretary-General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), delivers his speech during a handover signing ceremony for his post in Jakarta on January 5, 2018. Photo by Bay Ismoyo/ AFP

Renaldo Balkman hopes for a second chance in the PBA

Jan 04, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Renaldo Balkman hopes to earn his redemption on the court, both with his play and his attitude

BACK IN THE GAME. Renaldo Balkman holds out hope that he can one day serve as an import again in the PBA despite being banned for a choking incident. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Alapag kept his 3-year promise to bring Balkman back to PH basketball

Jan 04, 2018 - 12:00 PM

Jimmy Alapag first spoke to Renaldo Balkman about playing again in the Philippines at the 2014 World Cup. It came to fruition Wednesday in San Juan

RETURN TO PHILIPPINES. 'I’m still thanking [Alapag] because he kept his promise so I’ll keep my promise to him of winning a championship,' says Renaldo Balkman. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler