Barako - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Barako


Taal Volcano ashfall ruins Batangas' famous kapeng barako

Jan 14, 2020 - 3:10 PM

(UPDATED) Ashfall from the Taal Volcano ruins nearly P74 million worth of coffee in Batangas, says the Department of Agriculture

Batangas aims to be great again in coffee production

Oct 29, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Through the Kapeng Barako Revival Project, an advocacy group is hoping to bring back the glory of Barako coffee

CEREMONIAL PLANTING. Governor Hermilando Mandanas led the coffee ceremonial planting in the launch of the Kapeng Barako Revival Project. Photo courtesy of Tina Ganzon-Ozaeta

Phoenix, formerly Barako Bull, thrilled with new PBA beginning

Feb 10, 2016 - 5:31 PM

The Phoenix Fuel Masters entry into the PBA is a dream come true 5 years in the making

NEW THREADS. A look at the Phoenix Fuel Masters' jerseys for the 2016 PBA Commissioner's Cup. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

PBA approves Barako Bull sale to Phoenix Petroleum

Jan 20, 2016 - 3:50 PM

The new team will begin playing in the next conference

GlobalPort advances, Barako eliminated as Romeo explodes for 33

Dec 25, 2015 - 6:27 PM

GlobalPort will move on and face either Star or Ginebra

PBA Philippine Cup playoffs predictions

Dec 25, 2015 - 12:55 AM

Which team will take home the title?

Alaska weathers Barako Bull, closes in on outright semis

Dec 19, 2015 - 6:24 PM

Alaska has a chance to advance as the top seed and head straight to the semifinals of the 2016 PBA Philippine Cup granted Rain or Shine loses to NLEX

Calvin Abueva drops 22 points as the Alaska Aces temporarily take the top seed in the 2016 PBA Philippine Cup. Photo by Josh Albelda / Rappler

Barako Bull explodes in 4th quarter to stun Star Hotshots

Dec 13, 2015 - 5:00 PM

The Barako Bull Energy keep their bid alive for a twice to beat edge in the 2016 PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinals

CLOSING IN ON TWICE-TO-BEAT. Josh Urbiztondo (center) and the Barako Bull Energy strengthen their bid for a twice-to-beat edge in the quarterfinals after beating the Star Hotshots. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Barako Bull guard RR Garcia out one more game after dislocating shoulder

Dec 11, 2015 - 8:12 PM

Garcia won t be in uniform when Barako Bull takes on the Star Hotshots on Sunday

Photos courtesy of PBA Media Bureau

Blackwater snaps 5-game skid against Barako Bull

Dec 11, 2015 - 6:10 PM

Carlo Lastimosa hits big shots late and comes up with a career high

Wilson leads Barako Bull past Talk ’N Text in OT

Dec 03, 2015 - 6:40 PM

Barako Bull is now a win away from clinching a seat in the playoffs

Rain or Shine improves to 5-1 after dispatching Barako Bull

Nov 27, 2015 - 9:17 PM

Rain or Shine stayed in control throughout the game

WATCH: Arwind Santos hits game-winner over Barako Bull

Nov 22, 2015 - 6:29 PM

San Miguel Beer grabs control of solo lead in the Philippine Cup standings thanks in part to Arwind Santos game winning putback

Arwind Santos (R) was in the right place at the right time to help preserve San Miguel's spot atop the PBA rankings. Photo by PBA Images

Barako Bull tops Mahindra behind Garcia’s 26

Nov 17, 2015 - 6:58 PM

RR Garcia connects on 10 of his 14 field goals and buries the dagger 3 pointer as Barako Bull improves to 3 2

26 POINTS. RR Garcia (right) drops 26 on Mahindra for Barako Bull's 3rd win in 5 games. File Photo from PBA Images

Meralco's weak defense spoils David's 40-point game

Nov 15, 2015 - 10:05 PM

Meralco remains the only winless team in the 2016 PBA Philippine Cup after losing to Barako Bull Energy

OFFENSE NOT ENOUGH. Despite dropping 40 points and Meralco scoring over a hundred, Gary David (left) sees defense as his team's major weakness. Photo from PBA Images

Barako Bull survives David's 40 points, keeps Meralco winless

Nov 15, 2015 - 5:13 PM

Barako Bull rises to 2 2 while Meralco remains the only winless team of the 2016 PBA Philippine Cup in 4 games

HANDS ON FIRE. Josh Urbiztondo (right) catches fire from long range off the bench to lead Barako Bull past Meralco. Photo from PBA Images

Romeo battles flu, leads Globalport past Barako Bull in OT

Nov 08, 2015 - 7:24 PM

Terrence Romeo scorches Barako Bull for 21 points despite spending 3 days in bed recovering from the flu

FROM BED TO THE COURT. Terrence Romeo didn't let a case of the sniffles hold him back. File photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

JC Intal's confidence soars after Gilas stint

Nov 01, 2015 - 3:26 PM

JC Intal is playing like the leader Barako Bull needs emboldened by his experience with Gilas Pilipinas at the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship

LEADER. Swingman JC Intal has benefited from his experience in the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship. Photo from FIBA

Ginebra blows 21-point lead in meltdown vs Barako Bull

Oct 31, 2015 - 7:52 PM

Barako Bull Energy came back from 21 points down as Tim Cone remains winless as Ginebra coach

DRY GIN. Mark Baracael of Barako Bull and Chris Ellis of Ginebra battle for a loose ball. Photo by PBA Images

Anthony, Taulava double-doubles carry NLEX over Barako Bull

Oct 28, 2015 - 7:33 PM

Sean Anthony scores 11 and grabs 19 rebounds while Asi Taulava turns in 14 points and 11 boards in a gritty win

ROAD RAGE. Sean Anthony of NLEX was a major force on the glass, grabbing a career-high 19 rebounds. Photo by PBA Images

#PBA2016 Previews Part 2

Oct 17, 2015 - 7:17 PM

Previewing the Talk N Text Tropang Texters Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Meralco Bolts Globalport Batang Pier Barako Bull Energy and Blackwater Elite

Dylan Ababou traded to Talk ’N Text for draft pick

Oct 08, 2015 - 5:34 PM

The fifth year forward finds a new home in the Tropang Texters

Joe Devance, Tim Cone to reunite in Ginebra after 4-team trade

Sep 28, 2015 - 6:27 PM

GlobalPort Star Ginebra and Barako Bull agree on a trade involving 6 players

Gilas Pilipinas: JC Intal

Sep 21, 2015 - 2:29 PM

Get to know JC Intal of the Gilas Pilipinas national men s basketball team

Rosario to TNT, Alas to NLEX, Heruela to SMB headline slew of PBA trades

Aug 25, 2015 - 6:23 PM

The second overall pick Troy Rosario finds his way to Talk N Text in 3 team trade

TRADE-HAPPY. After a no-trade draft day, PBA teams have started to make their moves. (From left to right) Kevin Alas, Troy Rosario and Brian Heruela headline a series of trades Tuesday, August 25. Photos by Josh Albelda/Rappler

JC Intal signs one-year extension with the Barako Bull Energy Cola

Jul 24, 2015 - 2:47 PM

Intal put up career high averages last PBA season by registering 12 8 points 5 7 rebounds and 1 9 assists per game

GlobalPort to acquire Joseph Yeo from Barako Bull for draft pick

Jul 03, 2015 - 3:12 PM

Yeo joins a Batang Pier team with many perimeter threats in Terrence Romeo Denok Miranda Ronjay Buenafe and Stanley Pringle

Joseph Yeo, seen here during his days with Air 21, will be on the move again to GlobalPort. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Blackwater trades Heruela to Barako Bull for Lastimosa

Jul 02, 2015 - 2:02 PM

Heruela was one of the best rookies this past PBA season while Lastimosa was an impressive sparkplug off the bench for the Energy

Rain or Shine eliminates Barako Bull in double OT thriller

Jun 27, 2015 - 5:59 PM

Paul Lee scores 23 points to lead the Elasto Painters into the semifinals

PAINT JOB. Paul Lee led Rain or Shine to their third straight semifinals berth. Photo by PBA Images

PBA 2015 Governors' Cup playoffs preview and predictions

Jun 25, 2015 - 5:53 PM

Who s going to come out as champions? Which series is most compelling? Which star will have a breakout performance? Our Sports Rapplers give their take

Star Hotshots blast Barako Bull to secure playoff spot

Jun 21, 2015 - 5:03 PM

With a 5 5 record the Hotshots assure itself of a quarterfinals appearance in the 2015 PBA Governors Cup

James Yap finishes in double figures to lead Star Hotshots rout of Barako Bull. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Meet Rodney Brondial's 9-month old French Bulldog Rodman

Jun 18, 2015 - 5:25 AM

Rodney Brondial had a terrific game for Barangay Ginebra on Wednesday and his French Bulldog may have been the lucky charm his team has been missing

Ginebra blasts Barako Bull to stay alive in playoff chase

Jun 17, 2015 - 9:16 PM

Barangay Ginebra explodes for 39 points in the fourth quarter to earn a much needed win

Barangay Ginebra big man Japeth Aguilar throws down two points. Photo by PBA Images

Alaska rallies from 22 points down to nip Barako Bull

Jun 13, 2015 - 6:08 PM

The Aces are now tied for first place after the huge character win

Travis Romeo showed leadership as Alaska posted a come-from-behind victory over Barako Bull. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

KIA pulls down Barako Bull from top spot

Jun 10, 2015 - 7:45 PM

The Carnival stayed home on the Energy limiting them to a conference low total scoring output

Asian import Jet Chang's 15 points was the highest output by any player in a defensive masterpiece from KIA. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

Barako Bull keeps rolling, whips Globalport

Jun 07, 2015 - 6:14 PM

Barako Bull solidifies its hold of the top spot with a 6 1 record

Joseph Yeo leads all Barako Bull scorers with 19 points. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

Barako Bull rips Rain or Shine behind Garcia's career-high

May 31, 2015 - 5:50 PM

RR Garcia erupted for a career high 26 points and the Barako Bull Energy bounced back from a brief setback with a 112 103 victory over the slumping Rain or Shine Elasto Painters

RR Garcia had a career-high 26 points in Barako Bull's win over Rain or Shine. Photo by Josh Albelda

Liam McMorrow calls Canada refs ‘awful’, loves PBA officiating

May 30, 2015 - 4:37 PM

PBA officiating is often criticized but Barako Bull import Liam McMorrow says it s a lot better than some of the leagues he has played in

TALL ORDER. Liam McMorrow is averaging 25.3 points and a league-leading 22 rebounds for Barako Bull. Photo by PBA Images

PBA fines Maierhofer P20K for shoe block

May 29, 2015 - 5:26 PM

While not among those acts specifically prohibited by existing rules said act can be considered to be in breach of the general conduct of games the PBA said

Rico Maierhofer's tenacity on defense makes him a shoe-in for a roster spot. File photo by Josh Albelda

WATCH: Barako's Maierhofer uses shoe for block attempt

May 28, 2015 - 11:58 AM

Rico Maierhofer makes the best of a bad situation attempting to block Gabby Espinas shot with his shoe

Rico Maierhofer's tenacity on defense makes him a shoe-in for a roster spot. Photo by Josh Albelda

Reid, Lassiter are clutch as San Miguel snaps Barako’s win streak

May 27, 2015 - 7:11 PM

San Miguel snaps Barako Bull’s 4 game winning streak thanks to clutch shots down the stretch from Marcio Lassiter and import Arizona Reid

Arizona Reid and the Beermen outlasted Barako Bull down the stretch en route to victory. Photo by PBA Images

The new, fun, and improved Barako Bull Energy Cola

May 27, 2015 - 1:50 AM

A fun atmosphere in practice and key acquisitions have led to Barako Bull being the surprise team of the PBA Governors Cup this season

ENERGY RUSH. Joseph Yeo, who joined the team earlier this month in a trade with Ginebra for Solomon Mercado, has been one of the reasons the Barako Bull sits atop the PBA standings. Photo by Josh Albelda

Barako Bull survives Meralco to stay unbeaten at 4-0

May 24, 2015 - 5:51 PM

Yeo topscored with 28 points along with 6 assists while import Liam Mcmorrow added 19 markers and 23 rebounds to keep Barako Bull undefeated

RAGING BULL. Joseph Yeo topscored with 28 points along with 6 assists. Photo by Josh Albelda

Barako Bull goes 3-0 at Talk N Text's expense

May 15, 2015 - 8:51 PM

Import Liam McMorrow finished with a monster statline of 26 points and 28 rebounds to lead Barako Bull

Liam McMorrow had a big game against the short-handed Tropang Texters. Photo by PBA Images

Barako Bull dismantles Blackwater for 2nd win

May 10, 2015 - 6:22 PM

The Barako Bull Energy improved to 2 0 with a one sided victory over Blackwater

Liam McMorrow drives to the rim hard against Blackwater. Photo by PBA Images

Intal, McMorrow shine as Barako Bull holds off NLEX

May 06, 2015 - 8:47 PM

The Rocket explodes for 24 points while import Liam McMorrow led all scorers with 33 as Barako Bull holds off NLEX

FEARLESS. Barako Bull import Liam McMorrow (wearing red) collides with NLEX's Kwame Alexander and Aldrech Ramos. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ginebra sends Yeo to Barako for Mercado

May 04, 2015 - 5:04 PM

This will be Mercado s fourth team this season This is third time Barako Bull and Ginebra have been involved in a trade over the past few weeks

SWAPPED. Ginebra trades Joseph Yeo (R) to Barako Bull in exchange for Sol Mercado (L). File photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Barako Bull taps 7-foot-2 Liam McMorrow as import

Apr 21, 2015 - 3:03 PM

The towering McMorrow is expected to deliver a much needed inside presence to the Energy

ENERGY TOWER. 7-foot-2 Liam McMorrow will reinforce the interior of Barako Bull Energy in the 2015 PBA Governors' Cup. Photo from McMorrow's Twitter

Banal: Barako Bull won’t get an Asian import

Apr 16, 2015 - 6:56 PM

Barako head coach Koy Banal believes the local players are more than capable of standing toe to toe against other Asian players

Ginebra, San Miguel, GlobalPort, Barako Bull complete 4-team trade

Apr 06, 2015 - 4:22 PM

Billy Mamaril and Doug Kramer are headed to Globalport while Yancy de Ocampo and Gabby Espinas head to San Miguel Beer in this 4 time trade

The PBA rosters were shaken up on Monday afternoon