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New-look Alab nets breakthrough comeback win over Macau

Nov 27, 2019 - 11:05 PM

Fil-Am veteran Jason Brickman comes through the clutch and new recruit Jordan Heading delivers as Alab Pilipinas picks up its first triumph

BOUNCE BACK. Jason Brickman and Alab Pilipinas rebound from a 35-point whipping against the Macau MOno Vampire. Photo from ABL

China calls for tough security laws to end Hong Kong turmoil

Nov 10, 2019 - 7:24 PM

Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office director Zhang Xiaoming's statement will likely further enrage Hong Kong protesters who have upended the international finance hub with their movement

HK PROTESTS. Police stand guard after entering the Citywalk shopping mall in Tsuen Wan in Hong Kong on November 10, 2019. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

China warns it won't tolerate dissent in Hong Kong

Nov 01, 2019 - 3:42 PM

China also plans to step up patriotic education in Hong Kong as a way to curb youth-led protests

Shen Chunyao, director of the Hong Kong, Macau and Basic Law Commission (L), speaks at a press conference in Beijing on November 1, 2019. Shen said on November 1 China would "improve" the way Hong Kong's chief executive and other officials are selected after months of pro-democracy protests in the semi-autonomous city. GREG BAKER / AFP

San Miguel eyes title berth vs Lance Stephenson, Liaoning

Sep 20, 2019 - 3:32 PM

After upsetting the defending champion, the San Miguel Beermen shoot for an East Asia finals slot against former NBA player Lance Stephenson’s Liaoning squad

BIG GAME. Terrence Romeo helps tow the Beermen to the East Asia Final Four. Photo release

PBA finalists San Miguel, TNT rekindle rivalry in Macau

Aug 17, 2019 - 6:20 PM

Newly crowned San Miguel Beer leads 3 PBA teams in an Asian club tournament this September

SUPER TEAM. PBA champion San Miguel tests its mettle against club teams from China, Japan, and South Korea. Photo from PBA Images

Revenge-minded Macau wrecks banged-up Alab by 30

Mar 15, 2019 - 10:14 PM

Alab Pilipinas absorbs its worst loss yet and drops back-to-back games for the first time this ABL season

BEATDOWN. The Macau Black Bears deal PJ Ramos and Alab Pilipinas another tough night. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Alab running out of bodies as Balkman, Domingo go down

Mar 09, 2019 - 2:12 PM

'We are a banged up team. We already have half of our guys whose status are game-time decisions,' says Alab Pilipinas coach Jimmy Alapag

INJURY LIST. Renaldo Balkman adds to Alab's growing injury list after suffering a concussion during their game against Macau. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Alab rallies past Macau, spoils McKinney's 50-point night

Mar 08, 2019 - 8:37 PM

The Alab Pilipinas Big 3 of PJ Ramos, Renaldo Balkman, and Ray Parks show up just when they're needed the most

SEALING THE DEAL. PJ Ramos fuels Alab Pilipinas’ strong closeout game against the Macau Black Bears. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Hot-shooting Macau wallops Alab Pilipinas

Feb 27, 2019 - 9:44 PM

The Black Bears maul Alab right from the get-go, outscoring them 38-11 in the 1st quarter

NOT ENOUGH. The huge double-double outing of Alab import Renaldo Balkman isn’t enough to turn the game around. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Alab Pilipinas recovers from heartbreak, downs Macau

Jan 18, 2019 - 10:34 PM

Renaldo Balkman takes charge as Alab Pilipinas rebounds from a recent one-point loss in the ABL

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Macau denies entry to Hong Kong former activist leader

Jan 17, 2019 - 3:59 PM

Macau refuses the entry of Yvonne Leung, describing her as a 'public security' threat. The 25-year-old Leung was a prominent student leader of Hong Kong's Umbrella Movement in 2014.

Leaders of the Hong Kong Federation of Students (L-R) Yvonne Leung, Nathan Law, Alex Chow, Lester Shum and Eason Chung arrive for talks with Hong Kong authorities, aimed at ending weeks of rallies, on the same day the city's leader ruled out democratic reforms, in Hong Kong on October 21, 2014. The crucial talks began just hours after Hong Kong chief executive Leung Chun-ying said open elections would result in the largest sector of society -- the city's poor -- dominating the electoral process, adding that free elections were impossible. AFP PHOTO / Philippe Lopez PHILIPPE LOPEZ / AFP

Anne Curtis bags award from ‘Variety’ and Macau film fest

Dec 19, 2018 - 5:42 PM

The actress is part of the elite 'Asian Stars: Up Next Award' of 2018

China's president launches Hong Kong-mainland mega bridge

Oct 23, 2018 - 10:32 AM

It is the second major infrastructure project tying Hong Kong to mainland China to launch in a matter of weeks, after the opening of a high-speed rail link in September

Macau shuts down casinos for first time as Mangkhut approaches

Sep 16, 2018 - 11:45 AM

Casino staff say that venues would be shut until further notice as the city raised its second highest storm warning

MACAU CASINOS. A general view shows Casino Lisboa (C) before the expected arrival of Super Typhoon Mangkhut in Macau on September 15, 2018. Photo by Isaac Lawrence/AFP

Cebu Pacific now flies daily from Clark to Macau

Sep 05, 2018 - 5:30 PM

Flights from Clark to Macau will be at 9:25 pm daily, with return flights to the Philippines at 12:15 am the following day

MORE FLIGHTS. Budget airline Cebu Pacific increases flights from Clark International Airport. Photo courtesy of Cebu Pacific

Macau government adopts abandoned greyhounds as track shuts

Jul 22, 2018 - 8:48 PM

The Canidrome Club, established in 1931, had long faced criticism from animal rights groups who said the greyhounds were treated cruelly and sometimes put to death after a losing streak

U.S. scolds China over 'Orwellian' airline demands

May 06, 2018 - 9:09 AM

US President Donald Trump will stand up for Americans resisting efforts by the Chinese Communist Party to impose Chinese political correctness on American companies and citizens, says a White House statement

POLITICAL CORRECTNESS? China seeks to impose its version of 'political correctness' on American air carriers. Image courtesy of American Airlines

Why Pagcor 'provisionally' approved Chinese firm's Boracay casino

Apr 11, 2018 - 7:55 PM

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation clarifies Galaxy Entertainment Group and its local partner still need to follow a 'long and tedious' process before getting a regular casino gaming license

IN QUESTION. A joint venture between Chinese casino operator Galaxy Entertainment Group and Leisure & Resorts World Corporation bags a provisional gaming license – a few days before President Rodrigo Duterte's 6-month closure order. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

FAST FACTS: Meet Lui Che Woo, the magnate planning a Boracay casino

Apr 10, 2018 - 4:35 PM

Amid the Philippine government's plan to rehabilitate Boracay, the gambling firm of 89-year-old Lui Che Woo plans to build a $500-million integrated resort and casino there

FACT CHECK: Clueless about Boracay casino? Duterte discussed it with owners

Apr 10, 2018 - 11:20 AM

(UPDATED) The President claims he knows nothing about the planned casino-resort but the project was discussed in his meeting with the Chinese executives behind it

PH can earn big with Chinese call centers, says Sombero

Jan 14, 2018 - 3:46 PM

Wally Sombero, a self-proclaimed online gaming expert in the middle of a bribery scandal, says he wants President Rodrigo Duterte to understand the potential of Asia's growing online gaming industry

HOT SEAT. Wally Sombero arrives at the Senate on February 16 to attend a Senate probe. Photo by Joseph Vidal/PRIB

Macau weather agency under investigation for delayed typhoon warning

Aug 29, 2017 - 12:24 PM

This comes amid reports that deference to the island s gaming industry was behind delays to its storm warnings

An uprooted tree is seen resting on a parked car having fallen on it during heavy winds in Macau on August 24, 2017.  Anthony Wallace/AFP

WATCH: OFW's heroic rescue of old couple in Macau

Aug 28, 2017 - 4:35 PM

Samar native Loreto Mijares saved an old couple from gushing flood waters as Severe Typhoon Hato hit Macau on August 23

HEROIC RESCUE. OFW Loreto Mijares rescues a couple from gushing flood waters in Macau. Photo courtesy of the Mijares family

Second storm hits Hong Kong and Macau amid typhoon recovery

Aug 27, 2017 - 10:07 AM

UPDATED Both cities raise a Typhoon 8 signal the third highest warning level as severe tropical storm Pakhar makes landfall in the region

SECOND STORM. Tropical storm Pakhar in a satellite image from NOAA August 27, 2017. Image courtesy NOAA

Typhoon Hato leaves 16 dead after lashing southern China

Aug 23, 2017 - 11:31 PM

3rd UPDATE The gambling hub of Macau is worst hit with 8 of the fatalities found there

AFTER THE TYPHOON. A young child looks at a flooded playground and marine debris after heavy winds and rains brought on by Typhoon Hato in Hong Kong on August 23, 2017. Photo by Anthony Wallace/ AFP

ONE: Kelly, Pacio suffer tough losses, but Torres saves the day in Macau

Aug 06, 2017 - 2:22 AM

Eric Kelly suffers a technical knockout loss to Kotetsu Boku and Joshua Pacio is submitted by Hayato Suzuki but Jomary Torres pulls off the upset against Rika Ishige

TOUGH LOSS. Filipino fighter Eric Kelly takes a right hand from Kotetsu Boku en route to his third straight loss. Photo from ONE

3 destinasi yang wajib dikunjungi di Macau

Jul 12, 2017 - 10:46 AM

Walau memiliki waktu hanya sehari kamu tetap bisa menikmati keindahan sekaligus kemewahan Macau

SEHARI DI MACAU. Meski hanya sehari, bekunjung ke tiga tempat ini bisa memberikan pengalaman Macau yang sesungguhnya. Seluruh foto oleh Tiara A. Tobing/Rappler

Jerwin Ancajas to make first world title defense in Macau

Dec 21, 2016 - 5:30 PM

Jerwin Ancajas will defend his IBF junior bantamweight title on January 29 in Macau but an opponent has yet to be announced

FIRST DEFENSE. Jerwin Ancajas, seen during his title win over McJoe Arroyo, will make a return to Macau for his first title defense. Photo by Rappler

Budget guide: Day trip to Macau

Oct 15, 2016 - 12:19 PM

Explore Macau s streets casinos and tourist sights without breaking the bank

China warns new Hong Kong lawmakers not to back independence

Sep 06, 2016 - 2:45 PM

Beijing: We firmly oppose any activity relating to Hong Kong independence in any form inside or outside the Legislative Council

Nathan Law (C) speaks at a rally with Jousha Wong (centre L) and supporters in Causeway bay following Nathan Law's win in the Legislative Council election in Hong Kong on September 5, 2016. Isaac Lawrence/AFP

Calata partners with investment, gaming firms for P65B casino resort in Cebu

Aug 23, 2016 - 5:45 PM

Expected to be opened in 2020 the Mactan development will have 3 luxury hotels an entertainment complex featuring a full scale casino and retail shopping

GAME-CHANGER. Mactan Leisure City will introduce three luxury hotels, an entertainment complex featuring a full-scale casino and retail shopping. Image from Mactan Leisure City Facebook page

Wynn bets big on new Macau mega-resort

Aug 18, 2016 - 10:25 AM

The sprawling Wynn Palace has more than 50 shops 13 restaurants and 1 700 rooms

This undated handout photograph released by Wynn on August 17, 2016. shows the Cafe Fontana entrance at the Wynn Palace in Macau. A giant lake with musical fountains and cable cars, dizzying mirrored halls of marble, mirrors and psychedelic floral sculptures -- welcome to casino enclave Macau's latest addition, the Wynn Palace. RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / WYNN/BARBARA KRAFT" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS / AFP PHOTO / WYNN / Barbara Kraft / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / WYNN/BARBARA KRAFT" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Macau gaming slump weighs on Australia's Crown

Aug 17, 2016 - 9:30 PM

Crown Resorts is affected by softening demand in Macau which was triggered by China s corruption crackdown

Folayang, Banario, Pacio pick up wins, Yabo loses on ONE FC’s Macau card

Aug 13, 2016 - 9:17 PM

Eduard Folayang Honorio Banario and Joshua Pacio score impressive victories in ONE Championship s first show at The Venetian Macau

Hong Kong, Macau flights cancelled due to Carina

Aug 01, 2016 - 4:30 PM

UPDATED Philippine Airlines PAL and Cathay Pacific cancel some flights between Manila and Macau Beijing or Hong Kong

CANCELLED. Several international flights have been cancelled due to Typhoon Nida. File photo by Alecs Ongcal / Rappler

Crown to split Australian casinos from overseas assets

Jun 15, 2016 - 10:20 PM

The changes include a new entity which will take Crown s interest in Macau focused Melco Crown Entertainment

epa05077500 A picture made available on 21 December 2015 shows Australian businessman and Crown Resorts chairman James Packer in Melbourne, Australia, 18 March 2013. According to reports on 21 December 2015, the billionaire casino mogul has stepped down as a director of casino operator Crown Resorts, effective immediately. EPA/JULIAN SMITH AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND OUT

Aleron promises experiential choral concert in Makati and Manila

May 20, 2016 - 5:28 PM

Press release: The Aleron choir holds concerts on May 28 and 29

Photo by Kenneth Lee / Aleron Choir

'Heneral Luna' earns nominations at Asian Film Awards 2016

Feb 04, 2016 - 2:51 PM

The movie earns nominations for John Arcilla as Best Actor and in the Best Production Design and Best Costume Design categories

Photo courtesy of Artikulo Uno

Binay on INC, Duterte on corruption, Pacquiao’s first shot | 6PM wRap

Oct 26, 2015 - 7:53 PM

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At least 100 injured in Hong Kong ferry accident – authorities

Oct 26, 2015 - 9:27 AM

At least 100 people are injured when a high speed ferry traveling from Macau to Hong Kong hit an unidentified object in the water

Former top UN official charged in bribery case

Oct 07, 2015 - 12:48 AM

Court documents show a former president of the United Nations General Assembly John Ashe has been charged with taking 1 3 million in bribes from Chinese businessmen partly to push for a real estate project in Macau

CHARGED. President of the United Nations General Assembly, John William Ashe speaks at the "Setting The Stage - 2015 And Beyond" global all-star summer concert at the United Nations on June 6, 2014 in New York City. Photo by Mike Coppola / Getty Images / AFP

City of Dreams Manila operator to suspend 100 workers

Aug 12, 2015 - 2:45 PM

The workers account for 2 of the integrated resort s workforce and are mainly in gaming related units

What the Philippines brings to casinos worldwide

Jul 25, 2015 - 7:23 PM

Aruze s Batangas plant supplies almost 10 of slot machines worldwide

Cebu Pacific slashes fares to 28 int'l destinations

Jul 24, 2015 - 4:57 PM

The seat sale which starts at P1 500 all in is from July 23 to 26 or until seats last

Donaire blows away Settoul in two rounds

Jul 18, 2015 - 9:02 PM

Nonito Donaire Jr s power and speed blast out the former European champion setting up a showdown with England s Scott Quigg

FRENCH FRIED. Nonito Donaire Jr was too much for Anthony Settoul in Macau. File photo by AFP

PH opens mammoth casino-resort, seeking high-rollers

Feb 02, 2015 - 11:19 PM

The new casino is an imposing structure on Manila Bay with 6 gleaming golden towers surrounding a giant egg shaped dome and industry and government leaders hope it will attract cashed up tourists from other parts of Asia

Lawrence Ho (4th, left) with his wife Sharen (3rd, left), son of Macau gaming tycoon Stanley Ho, and co-chairman of Melco crown, and his co chairman, Australian billionaire James Packer (5th, left) as they officiate the City of Dreams mega-casino in Manila on February 2, 2015. Photo by Jay Directo/AFP

Travellers Int'l still bullish on PH gaming industry

Jan 09, 2015 - 9:07 PM

Travellers’ Andrew Tan remains optimistic about the domestic gaming industry despite Macau’s failing revenues and the growing local competition

Pacquiao to hold Macau fight in November - report

Jan 05, 2015 - 6:42 PM

Pacquiao s adviser Michael Koncz says they are in contract to fight twice a year and one of those fights have to be held at Macau

Manny Pacquiao poses for a photo with The Venetian's Ed Tracy (L) and promoter Bob Arum (R). Photo by Chris Farina - Top Rank

Xi warns Hong Kong and Macau in 'one China' message

Dec 20, 2014 - 4:04 PM

Chinese President Xi Jinping warns Hong Kong and Macau against a misguided approach

DOH shakeup, Binay 'unli-greed,' Ozone disco fire | The wRap

Nov 20, 2014 - 9:00 PM

Acting health secretary Janet Garin is under fire for the agency’s revamp Senator Trillanes says Vice President Binay is in panic mode 18 years after the Ozone Disco fire owners and officials are sentenced to jail