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Alaska keeps San Miguel winless in pocket tournament

Feb 21, 2020 - 4:35 PM

Robbie Herndon and Alaska build a lead big enough to stave off a comeback by San Miguel, which wraps up the mini tournament with a 0-3 card

HIGH NOTE.Vic Manuel and Alaska end the tourney with a 2-1 record. Photo from PBA Images


Kobe's childhood favorite football club AC Milan honors NBA legend

Jan 29, 2020 - 12:15 PM

AC Milan pays tribute to the late Kobe Bryant who is a lifelong fan of the Serie A club

#SEMPREKOBE. Kobe Bryant proclaims himself as a lifelong AC Milan fan. Photo from AC Milan Twitter account

Alaska trades Enciso to TNT for Digregorio, draft pick

Jan 06, 2020 - 6:18 PM

TNT gets a combo guard in Simon Enciso, who ends a two-season stint with Alaska

NEW TEAM. Simon Enciso bolsters a solid TNT backcourt comprised of Jayson Castro and Ray Parks. Photo from PBA Images


Maliksi steadies ship as Meralco boots out Alaska for semis berth

Nov 24, 2019 - 7:18 PM

Allen Maliksi plays his finest game as Meralco marches to the PBA Governors' Cup semifinals for the fourth straight year

ON TO THE NEXT. Allen Durham flirts with a triple-double for the semifinals-bound Meralco. Photo from PBA Images


Robredo’s access to high-value target list ‘unnecessary’ – Barbers

Nov 22, 2019 - 5:20 PM

The chairperson of the House dangerous drugs committee is the latest official to express doubts about sharing drug intel with the Vice President as ICAD co-chair

House committee on dangerous drugs Chair Ace Barbers (left) on August 14, 2018 during hearing and investigation into the P6.8 billion worth of shabu smuggled into the country from China and Taiwan. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

‘Like a general orders his soldiers’: Barbers says caseless arrests vs vapers lawful

Nov 22, 2019 - 3:58 PM

Contradicting lawyers in the government, dangerous drugs House committee chair Robert Ace Barbers believes that the President’s verbal e-cigarette ban is enough to consider as effective as a written executive order

'MODEL' DRUG WAR. Representative Robert Ace Barbers holds a press conference on July 3. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Alaska nails last playoff berth with sound beating of NLEX

Nov 20, 2019 - 8:04 PM

After a horrendous 0-5 start, Alaska completes an incredible turnaround to barge into the quarterfinals

PLAYOFF-BOUND. Franko House and Alaska are bound to the quarterfinals. Photo from PBA Images


Alaska fingers crossed as Teng hurts knee

Nov 14, 2019 - 12:09 AM

A resurgent Alaska squad might lose Jeron Teng again due to injury

KEY COG. Jeron Teng has done nothing but wonders for Alaska, helping the team barge into the playoff picture. Photo from PBA Images


Alaska escapes for third straight win, boots out Phoenix

Nov 13, 2019 - 10:06 PM

Alaska forces a three-way tie with NorthPort and Columbian for the last two quarterfinals spots despite nearly squandering a double-digit lead late

COMPLEMENTARY PIECE. Franko House continues to prove he is the right fit for Alaska. Photo from PBA Images


2 lawmakers want mandatory drug tests at House

Nov 06, 2019 - 8:55 PM

If the government is serious about fighting illegal drugs, then its officials should be willing to get tested for drug use, say congressmen Elpidio Barzaga Jr and Robert Ace Barbers

DRUG TESTS. Two lawmakers want all congressmen and women to be tested for illegal drug use. File photo of the Plenary Hall of the House of Representatives

Banchero trade to Magnolia now official with PBA approval

Nov 03, 2019 - 8:58 PM

Chris Banchero bids farewell to Alaska after 5 years as he joins Magnolia in exchange for Rodney Brondial and Robbie Herndon

IMPACT PLAYER. Chris Banchero will try to make an immediate impact for Magnolia, which is seeking to retain its Governors' Cup title. Photo from PBA Images


Alaska sinks NorthPort even without Banchero

Nov 03, 2019 - 7:05 PM

Alaska wins back-to-back games for the first time in the PBA Governors' Cup despite the absence of Chris Banchero, who is on the trading block

STILL KICKING. Jeron Teng and Alaska keep their playoff hopes alive. Photo from PBA Images


Ace Saatchi & Saatchi duo wins IMMAP Digital Young Creatives competition

Oct 30, 2019 - 5:01 PM

They’ll be representing PH in the 2020 Cannes Young Lions Digital competition

Tratter torches ex-team Blackwater: 'I wanted to prove myself'

Oct 26, 2019 - 8:33 PM

Abu Tratter notches a conference-high in points against Blackwater, which traded him to Alaska before the PBA Governors' Cup began

KEY PIECE. Abu Tratter continues to make his presence felt for Alaska. Photo from PBA Images


Alaska still in playoff hunt with rousing win vs Blackwater

Oct 26, 2019 - 7:06 PM

Behind Jeron Teng and Franko House, Alaska nails its second win in the last 3 games after dropping its first 5 outings

STILL ALIVE. Import Franko House breathes life to Alaska. Photo from PBA Images


McDaniels delivers in endgame as perfect TNT escapes Alaska in OT

Oct 18, 2019 - 9:53 PM

TNT gets off to a 7-0 start for the first time since the PBA expanded to 12 teams

SUPER IMPORT. KJ McDaniels proves to be a cut above the rest. Photo from PBA Images


House on fire as Alaska nabs first win

Oct 13, 2019 - 6:55 PM

Frank House drops a huge double-double as Alaska scores a breakthrough win in the 2019 PBA Governors' Cup

CONSISTENCY. Frank House lifts the Alaska Aces to their first win in the 2019 PBA Governors' Cup. Photo by PBA Images

Manuel, Alaska keeping heads up despite 0-5 start

Oct 06, 2019 - 11:33 PM

Vic Manuel believes Alaska will eventually nail that coveted win after falling short against defending Governors' Cup champion Magnolia

BRIGHT SIDE. Vic Manuel says Alaska remains positive even with its playoff hopes slowly fading after each loss. Photo from PBA Images


Magnolia keeps Alaska winless for third straight victory

Oct 06, 2019 - 9:38 PM

In a clash between Governors' Cup finalists, defending champion Magnolia proves the steadier team in the endgame as it staves off a late Alaska rally

WINNING STREAK. Ian Sangalang churns out a double-double for the red-hot Magnolia. Photo from PBA Images


House down as Alaska stays in a rut

Oct 05, 2019 - 2:47 AM

Franko House admits he didn't play his 'best game' as Alaska remains at the bottom of the standings at 0-4

DETERMINED. Franko House vows to make the adjustments he needs to help Alaska win. Photo from PBA Images


Meralco zaps new-look Alaska behind Durham, Amer

Oct 04, 2019 - 7:07 PM

Allen Durham flirts with a triple-double while Baser Amer makes it rain from deep as Meralco returns to the winning track

ROMP. Allen Durham and Meralco prove too much for Alaska. Photo from PBA Images


Mighty San Miguel dominates import-less Alaska for second win

Sep 29, 2019 - 9:00 PM

Dez Wells and 5 other players breach double-figures as San Miguel keeps Alaska winless in 3 games

SUPER IMPORT. Dez Wells continues to lead the way for San Miguel. Photo from PBA Images


Ace Barbers warns POGOs make PH vulnerable to drugs, money laundering

Sep 24, 2019 - 8:14 AM

The chair of the House committee on dangerous drugs says the online gambling industry has the potential to 'revolutionize' the money laundering process

FRONT FOR DIRTY MONEY? A lawmaker cautions against the booming online gambling industry in the Philippines. File photo by Rappler

Brownlee dominates as Ginebra steamrolls Alaska

Sep 22, 2019 - 9:38 PM

Barangay Ginebra keeps Alaska out of the winning column with a 19-point romp behind Justin Brownlee

SUPER IMPORT. Barangay Ginebra reinforcement Justin Brownlee proves too good for Alaska. Photo from PBA Images


Alston steers Columbian past Alaska with monster double-double

Sep 20, 2019 - 7:09 PM

The Dyip snap their eight-game skid against the Aces behind Khapri Alston and CJ Perez

WINNING TRACK. Khapri Alston and Columbian open their Governors' Cup campaign on a high note. Photo from PBA Images


After coaching change, Alaska not bringing back Mike Harris

Aug 26, 2019 - 4:50 PM

Mike Harris helped lead Alaska to the finals of the PBA Governors' Cup last year and captured the Best Import of the Conference award

NOT COMING BACK. Mike Harris hopes nothing but the best for Alaska. Photo from PBA Images


Compton resigns as Alaska coach, Cariaso takes over

Aug 22, 2019 - 2:55 PM

Through 5 years as Alaska head coach spanning 15 conferences, Alex Compton towed the Aces to 5 finals appearances but fell short of the grand prize each time

FAREWELL. Alex Compton ends his coaching stint with Alaska after 5 years. Photo from PBA Images


Rain or Shine trades Ahanmisi to Alaska for Exciminiano, draft pick

Aug 16, 2019 - 2:44 PM

Maverick Ahanmisi and Ping Exciminiano both bid farewell to the teams that drafted them in the PBA

TRADED. Maverick Ahanmisi and Ping Exciminiano exchange teams. Photos from PBA Images


TNT escapes upset axe from Alaska to reach semis

Jul 24, 2019 - 9:52 PM

Dragged to a do-or-die match by the Aces, the No. 1 KaTropa outlast the pesky 8th seed to arrange a semifinal duel versus defending champion Ginebra

BEAST. Terrence Jones delivers when it mattered most for TNT. Photo from PBA Images


Cruz gets under Jones' skin, helps Alaska stay alive vs favored TNT

Jul 21, 2019 - 10:36 PM

Carl Bryan Cruz and the Aces limit Terrence Jones to his second lowest scoring and lowest rebounding outputs in the PBA

ALL OUT. With Alaska on the verge of reaching the semifinals, Carl Bryan Cruz says he is willing to give his all. Photo from PBA Images


Alaska shocks TNT with 36-point obliteration, forces do-or-die

Jul 21, 2019 - 7:01 PM

Considered heavy underdogs against the twice-to-beat KaTropa, the Aces prove they are no pushovers to keep their semifinals bid alive

KEY COG. Diamon Simpson continues to be a steady presence for Alaska. Photo from PBA Images


Manuel, Alaska go through eye of the needle to reach playoffs

Jul 20, 2019 - 9:12 AM

Coming off a five-game skid and wasting numerous chances to advance to the quarterfinals, Vic Manuel and Alaska finally pull through

HARD-PRESSED. Vic Manuel and Alaska need to prepare hard with TNT, the hottest team in the PBA right now, waiting in the playoffs. Photo from PBA Images


Alaska edges out Meralco in OT thriller to seize last playoff berth

Jul 19, 2019 - 9:55 PM

Behind Chris Banchero, Vic Manuel, and Diamon Simpson, Alaska advances to the next round against TNT

END OF THE ROAD. Chris Newsome and Meralco are denied a ticket to the quarterfinals by Alaska. Photo from PBA Images


With Alaska still in control of playoff bid, Compton says 'honor the game'

Jul 14, 2019 - 9:04 PM

Alaska still has a shot at reaching the quarterfinals, but it needs to get past Phoenix or Meralco in the playoffs

BREAKTHROUGH. Diamon Simpson seeks for his first win with Alaska in the Commissioner's Cup. Photo from PBA Images


Blackwater seals No. 3 seed, denies Alaska playoff seat

Jul 14, 2019 - 6:54 PM

Ray Parks finishes with a near triple-double, while bench guys Roi Sumang and Rabeh Al-Hussaini come up clutch for the Elite

CLUTCH. Roi Sumang delivers anew for Blackwater down the stretch. Photo from PBA Images


Bowles exits with knee injury, but Rain or Shine escapes Alaska

Jul 06, 2019 - 9:22 PM

Locals step up big for the Elasto Painters as import Denzel Bowles suffers a knee injury in the first half

WIN AGAIN. Denzel Bowles and Rain or Shine rediscover their winning groove. Photo from PBA Images


Ginebra rains 3-pointers late to topple pesky Alaska

Jun 30, 2019 - 9:59 PM

Justin Brownlee, Stanley Pringle, LA Tenorio, and Japeth Aguilar all breach the 20-point mark as the Gin Kings bounce back from a loss

ACROSS THE BOARD. Justin Brownlee flirts with a triple-double in a win for Barangay Ginebra. Photo from PBA Images


San Miguel rides Cabagnot's hot hands to thwart Alaska

Jun 21, 2019 - 10:00 PM

San Miguel redeems itself from a heartbreaking overtime loss to Barangay Ginebra for its second win in 5 games

BACK ON TRACK. Alex Cabagnot and San Miguel return to the winning column. Photo from PBA Images


Phoenix arrests slide, halts Alaska winning streak

Jun 15, 2019 - 9:32 PM

Richard Howell delivers a monster double-double, while Justin Chua hits the biggest buckets down the stretch as the Fuel Masters snap a three-game skid

DOUBLE-DOUBLE. Richard Howell delivers on both ends for Phoenix. Photo from PBA Images


Out for months, Vic Manuel fine with playing beyond minutes restriction

Jun 09, 2019 - 9:26 PM

Alaska coach Alex Compton compares prized forward Vic Manuel to PBA great Allan Caidic for immediately making his presence felt

BUCKET GETTER. Playing in just his second PBA game of the season, Vic Manuel is back getting buckets. Photo from PBA Images


Banchero, Manuel conspire as Alaska halts Meralco streak

Jun 09, 2019 - 7:08 PM

The Alaska Aces prove the steadier team down the stretch to extend their winning run to 3 games

LOSING TRACK. Meralco sees its winning streak come to an end at the hands of Alaska. Photo from PBA Images


IN PHOTOS: Ayala unveils Maxus vehicles in the Philippines

Jun 09, 2019 - 6:55 PM

Maxus targets families and companies looking for spacious vehicles. It aims to sell over 500 units in 2019.

Manuel returns as Alaska spoils Magnolia debut

Jun 05, 2019 - 6:48 PM

The Aces bank on 4 players breaching double figures to improve to 3-2

OUTSIDE THREAT. Chris Daniels shoots the lights out from deep. Photo from PBA Images


Teng steps up as Alaska halts skid vs winless NLEX

May 29, 2019 - 9:36 PM

The Aces clinch their second win in 4 games and hand the Road Warriors their third straight loss

RISING TO OCCASION. Jeron Teng puts up team-highs in points and rebounds for Alaska. Photo from PBA Images


Jones drops another 40-point game as TNT topples Alaska

May 25, 2019 - 9:52 PM

The former NBA player flashes all facets of his game to catapult the KaTropa to their second straight win

BEAST. Terrence Jones continues to impress for the TNT KaTropa. Photo from PBA Images


No Pringle, no problem as NorthPort pummels Alaska for 1st win

May 22, 2019 - 7:00 PM

The Batang Pier rely on a balanced attack to notch their conference debut in the 2019 PBA Commissioner's Cup

DO-IT-ALL. Mo Tautuaa submits all-around numbers for NorthPort. Photo from PBA Images


Alaska thwarts Columbian behind Daniels, Banchero

May 19, 2019 - 9:31 PM

The Alaska Aces storm back from a near-double-digit deficit to end their 2019 PBA Commissioner's Cup debut in the winning column

BIG MAN, BIG PROBLEMS. Chris Daniels frolicks in the paint for Alaska. Photo from PBA Images


Ayala's AC Health to build Philippines' first cancer hospital

May 08, 2019 - 1:25 PM

Ayala Corporation's health unit will invest some P2 billion for a cancer specialty hospital in Metro Manila


Andrea Brillantes, Alex Wassabi, JaMill on YouTube FanFest 2019 lineup

Apr 27, 2019 - 12:50 PM

The vloggers will be joined by other international and local creators for the #IRL meetup with their fans

YOUTUBERS. Andrea Brillantes, Alex Wassabi, and JaMill are some of the creators that will be attending the upcoming YouTube FanFest. Photos from Instagram.com/blythe, Instagram.com/alexwassabi, and Instagram.com/jamillph

PCC approves AC Energy's acquisition of Phinma power unit

Apr 15, 2019 - 5:50 PM

The Philippine Competition Commission finds no issues with AC Energy acquiring a stake in Phinma Energy Corporation