Maliksi's clutch buckets help Blackwater upset No. 1 Bolts

Sep 26, 2017 - 7:13 PM

8th seed Blackwater completes the upset 92-91 win over top seed Meralco

CLUTCH. Allein Maliksi's bucket in the last 9.5 seconds of the game sealed the upset. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Fajardo, Durham en route to back-to-back awards

Sep 26, 2017 - 6:11 PM

San Miguel Beermen’s June Mar Fajardo is on pace for a record sixth Best Player of the Conference award while Allen Durham is in the right position to clinch his second Best Import plum

THE KRAKEN. Fajardo is en route to sixth Best Player of the Conference award. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Singson leaves Light Rail Manila, moves to Meralco

Sep 25, 2017 - 5:15 PM

A source privy to the matter says Primitivo Cal is set to replace Singson as the president and chief executive officer of Light Rail Manila

NEW MPIC APPOINTMENT. Rogelio Singson (R) says he will now be engaged in 'new business models like solar, renewable power generators, electric vehicles, and electric mass transport system.' In the photo are Singson and Metro Pacific boss Manuel Pangilinan (L). Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Durham drops triple-double to power Meralco over Globalport

Sep 22, 2017 - 10:09 PM

Globalport trims a big deficit to single digits but can't topple the Meralco Bolts

BIG STATS. Allen Durham dropped 22 points, 22 rebounds and 10 assists in the win. Photo by PBA Images

Cebu football is on the rise

Sep 19, 2017 - 1:41 PM

With a pro club and solid grassroots support, Cebu football is poised to make a splash

ON THE RISE. The 4,850-strong attendance is impressive for a startup league still seeking a regular fan-base. Photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

Ranidel De Ocampo traded to Meralco in 3-team deal

Sep 11, 2017 - 6:28 PM

TNT acquires Norbert Torres and Justin Chua in the deal

BLOCKBUSTER. Ranidel de Ocampo landed with the Meralco Bolts in the multiplayer 3-team trade. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Durham leads the charge as Meralco stops Star’s endgame rally

Sep 09, 2017 - 7:47 PM

The Meralco Bolts zap the Hotshots in Laguna

TOUGH STRETCH. Star absorbs its third straight loss. Screenshot from Sports 5 livestream

San Miguel, TNT hold on for victories over Rain Or Shine, Meralco

Sep 06, 2017 - 10:10 PM

The Elasto Painters comeback falls short against the Beermen

BEER RUN. The San Miguel Beermen ended their two-game losing streak with a win over Rain or Shine. Photo by PBA Images

Top 10 companies 'Filipinos want to work for' in 2017

Aug 30, 2017 - 3:40 PM

Jobstreet asks 3 658 Filipinos which company they want to work for Here are the top 10

TOP EMPLOYER. In the latest survey, Meralco ranks best in job security, in work-life balance, and in benefits. Rappler graphic by Emil Mercado

AFC Cup: Ceres, boosted by Negrense pride, aims for regional glory

Aug 19, 2017 - 1:42 PM

A city in thrall to its powerhouse team hopes for success against Istiklol of Tajikistan

Meralco Bolts come back from double digit deficit to beat Phoenix Fuel Masters

Aug 18, 2017 - 6:45 PM

Allen Durham paces Meralco with 33 points 16 boards and 7 assists

BOLTED. Garvo Lanete goes for two easy points as the Meralco Bolts win without Gilas cadets Baser Amer and Mike Tolomia. Photo by PBA Images

Rain or Shine trades Tolomia for Meralco's Daquioag

Aug 07, 2017 - 5:55 PM

Rain or Shine s dealing continues after it also traded longtime gunner Jeff Chan on Monday

CADETS SWITCH. Mike Tolomia and Ed Daquioag switch places in Rain or Shine-Meralco trade. Photos from PBA Images

Meralco trounces KIA to extend winning run

Aug 06, 2017 - 9:11 PM

Cliff Hodge and Reynel Hugnatan however suffer ankle injuries during the game

4-0. The Bolts remain undefeated after 4 games in the 2017 PBA Governors' Cup. Photo from PBA Images

LOOK: First half core profit of Meralco and AboitizPower

Aug 04, 2017 - 7:33 PM

Meralco s core net income slightly declines to P10 1 billion in the first half of 2017 while that of AboitizPower slightly increases to P10 5 billion

DRIVERS. Meralco's core net income declines due to lower retail revenues while AboitizPower's core net income increases on the back of new power plants. File photo

WATCH: James Yap breaches 10,000 points in PBA career

Jul 29, 2017 - 9:27 PM

Yap becomes the 14th player to join the elite club and the first in 16 years

10,000 POINTS. James Yap receives the game ball as he joins the 10,000-point club. Photo from the PBA's official Twitter/@pbaconnect

SMB, Meralco cruise past opponents in 2017 Govs Cup

Jul 29, 2017 - 8:15 PM

Meralco stays unbeaten at 3 0 while the Grand Slam seeking San Miguel debut with a huge win

STRONG DEBUT. Marcio Lassiter drops 19 points as the Grand Slam-seeking San Miguel Beermen start strong in the 2017 PBA Governors' Cup. Photo from PBA Images

Younghusband brothers to transfer to Davao Aguilas

Jul 29, 2017 - 1:24 PM

UPDATED Phil and James Younghusband are set to leave Loyola after 6 years with the club

NEW TEAM. Phil Younghusband and James Younghusband are set to transfer to Davao Aguilas F.C. File photo by Mark Cristino

Slaughter working to fit in again with Ginebra after long absence

Jul 24, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Greg Slaughter has some adjusting to do after 10 months off the court

FITTING IN. Greg Slaughter is working on re-integrating himself into Barangay Ginebra after a 10-month absence. Photo from PBA Images

Meralco prevails in Governors' Cup Finals rematch with Ginebra

Jul 23, 2017 - 10:05 PM

Meralco beats Ginebra for the first time since Game 3 of last year s Governors Cup Finals

BOLTS WIN. Allen Durham leads Meralco in a win over Ginebra to open their 2017 PBA Governors' Cup campaign. Photo from PBA Images

Meralco, Rain Or Shine notch wins to open Governors' Cup campaigns

Jul 21, 2017 - 9:35 PM

The two beat out Blackwater and GlobalPort respectively to start the season ending conference

COA: Duterte has over P6 billion in discretionary funds

Jul 12, 2017 - 4:59 PM

The Office of the President s discretionary funds include a P1 4 billion donation of the Lopez owned Benpres Corporation to the government dating back to 1990 which remains untouched

Slight increase in power rates in July – Meralco

Jul 07, 2017 - 7:05 PM

A typical residential household consuming 200kWh will have to pay P15 more in July

Meralco denies 'midnight deals' with ERC on 7 coal power plants

Jul 04, 2017 - 5:45 PM

Meralco first vice president Ivanna de la Peña says talks for power supply agreements on 7 coal fired power plants started as early as 2012

'NO MIDNIGHT DEALS.' Meralco 1st vice president Ivanna dela Pena faces lawmakers in a hearing on July 4. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

ERC urged to reject Meralco's 7 coal power plants

Jul 02, 2017 - 9:25 PM

Civil society groups say the approval of Meralco s power supply agreements would lead to 3 551 megawatts of coal entering the pipeline

Civil society groups march to the Energy Regulatory Commission office to protest Meralco's application for coal plants across the country. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

PLDT eyes gains from manpower reduction, asset sales but expects 'steep climb'

Jun 13, 2017 - 11:35 PM

The telco is projecting savings of around P7 billion over several years from outsourcing its IT to IBM and is still eyeing selling the rest of its stake in Meralco

TNT survives Game 3 overtime thriller against Meralco, advances to semis

Jun 09, 2017 - 10:19 PM

TNT overcomes a second quarter fizzle out to rebound in overtime to clinch a spot in the final 4

ADVANCES. Jayson Castro scores a game-high 31 points as TNT advances to the semifinals. Photo by PBA Images

Meralco survives TNT in OT, forces quarters rubber match

Jun 07, 2017 - 10:35 PM

The Bolts cling for dear life from midway in the fourth up until the final buzzer in overtime to force a do or die game 3 on Friday June 9

BIG GAME. Baser Amer (R) continues to shine for Meralco, scoring 32 points to help force a do-or-die game 3 in the 2017 PBA Commissioner's Cup quarterfinals against TNT. Photo from PBA Images

Black urges import Stepheson to step up against TNT

Jun 05, 2017 - 9:24 PM

Coach Norman Black encourages Alex Stepheson to use as motivation the fact that TNT did not start its import Josh Smith

STEP UP. Coach Norman Black encourages import Alex Stepheson (L) to step up against TNT and its import Josh Smith. Photo from PBA Images

TNT surges ahead 1-0 with rout of Meralco in quarterfinals

Jun 05, 2017 - 6:30 PM

Jayson Castro leads the offensive surge for TNT in the second half

ONE WIN AWAY. Jayson Castro leads TNT, puts them a win away from the semifinals. Photo from PBA Images

Ginebra prevails in hard-fought match against Meralco

May 28, 2017 - 10:24 PM

Wearing retro jerseys Ginebra pulls away late in the game while Meralco ends the elimination round on a 3 game losing skid

RETRO GINEBRA. Barangay Ginebra wears retro jerseys from 1991 and goes on to win against Meralco. Photo from PBA Images

8 Philippine companies among world's largest listed firms

May 25, 2017 - 8:00 PM

SMIC BDO JG Summit Ayala Top Frontier Metrobank Aboitiz and Meralco – with a combined market value of 72 4 billion – make it to Forbes 2017 Global 2000 list

LISTED. 8 Philippine companies were included in the Forbes' list of 2000 largest public companies in 2017.

Philippines Football League rekindles sport's passion

May 25, 2017 - 3:21 PM

The country s new top tier league is underway Here are the reasons why we should all be excited

GAME ON. There have been teething pains for the new national league, but the football action has been terrific so far. Photo by Bob Guerrero

Star prevails as Meralco goes cold in the fourth

May 24, 2017 - 9:44 PM

The Bolts did not score in the first 7 minutes of the fourth quarter

8-2. The Star Hotshots solidify their hold of the top spot with a fourth straight victory. Photo from PBA Images

Philippines Football League previews: Voltes, Kaya, Meralco, Stallion

May 05, 2017 - 1:36 PM

Kaya JPV Meralco and Stallion look to contend in the inaugural PFL

NEW LEAGUE. Takumi Uesato of JPV is defended by the Sparks. Photo by Bob Guerrero

Meralco whips Phoenix with Amer leading the way

May 03, 2017 - 10:34 PM

Meralco rises to 7 1 in the standings

RISING GUARD. Baser Amer continues to star for Meralco as he leads them to victory over Phoenix. Photo from PBA Images

Meralco's profit flat due to impact of temperature, currency, inflation

Apr 24, 2017 - 9:01 PM

The operating and business conditions for the first quarter of 2017 proved to be more challenging for Meralco compared with 2016

LAG IN PROFIT GROWTH. First quarter of 2017 turned out to be challenging for the country's largest distributor of electrical power. Rappler file photo

Meralco finds groove late to clip Blackwater

Apr 16, 2017 - 6:42 PM

The Bolts have now won 6 of their 7 games in the 2017 PBA Commissioner s Cup

PLAYER OF THE GAME. Kelly Nabong, seen here hustling for the loose ball against Blackwater players, provides valuable minutes off the bench to help Meralco to victory. Photo from PBA Images

Alaska's grand comeback falls short as Meralco goes up 5-1

Apr 08, 2017 - 7:58 PM

Meralco deals Alaska its first loss of the 2017 PBA Commissioner s Cup

HOLDING ON. Baser Amer and the Meralco Bolts weather an Alaska Aces storm. Photo from PBA Images

San Miguel snaps Meralco's unbeaten run in Comms Cup debut

Apr 02, 2017 - 9:50 PM

The Beermen pull away in the fourth quarter as shots begin to fall and the Bolts grow cold

FIRST WIN. June Mar Fajardo and the San Miguel Beermen notch a win in their 2017 PBA Commissioner's Cup debut. Photo from PBA Images

Meralco thwarts Rain or Shine to stay undefeated

Mar 29, 2017 - 10:09 PM

The Bolts are now 4 0 while the previously unbeaten Painters are 3 1

BIG GAME. Guard Baser Amer (L) has another big game for the Meralco Bolts. Photo from PBA Images

Meralco escapes TNT for 3-0 Comms Cup start

Mar 24, 2017 - 10:20 PM

Meralco defeats TNT KaTropa which continues to be without injured star guard Jayson Castro

BOLTED. Alex Stepheson throws down two of his 20 points to go along with 27 rebounds in a win over the TNT KaTropa. Photo by Czaesar Dancel/Rappler

Meralco spoils Guiao's birthday with win over NLEX

Mar 19, 2017 - 9:29 PM

The Bolts led by as many as 17 points

ANOTHER WIN. Meralco gains some momentum with its second straight win to start the conference. Photo from PBA Images

Meralco holds off Mahindra in Commissioner’s Cup opener

Mar 17, 2017 - 6:32 PM

The PBA kicks off the import laden conference as Baser Amer scores 19 points and Chris Newsome drops 17 points

BOLTED. Chris Newsome turned in 17 points to go with 7 rebounds and 7 assists in the win. Photo by Czaesar Dancel/Rappler

Meralco likely to hit target profit for 2016

Feb 21, 2017 - 5:45 PM

For 3 months starting March Meralco consumers may also experience a rate hike of P0 92 per kilowatt hour on a staggered basis

HIT THE GUIDANCE. 'Most likely, yes [we will hit the guidance]. Overall demand for bill volume is about slightly above 8% for the entire year,' Meralco Chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan says. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Different year, similar story in Meralco's poor PH Cup showing

Jan 31, 2017 - 12:33 PM

We re gonna have to stick together we re gonna have to work hard This whole thing is unacceptable says Jared Dillinger

TOUGH END. Meralco ends the Philippine Cup with a brutal 47-point loss to Star. Chris Newsome and Justin Melton are seen in this photo vying for the ball. Photo from PBA Images

Star blasts hapless Meralco by 47 points

Jan 28, 2017 - 5:07 PM

The Hotshots shoot the lights out with 17 makes from beyond the arc while the Bolts have only 6 triples by contrast

6-4. Allein Maliksi leads the Star Hotshots to a huge blowout win over the Meralco Bolts. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Meralco snaps losing skid against Rain or Shine

Jan 20, 2017 - 6:35 PM

Hodge and Newsome do most of the heavy lifting in Meralco s skid busting win

Chris Lutz leaves SMB, joins Meralco Bolts

Jan 16, 2017 - 5:00 PM

The 31 year old unrestricted free agent signs with the Bolts following spending 6 years with the San Miguel Beermen franchise

BECOMING A BOLT. Chris Lutz, an unrestricted free agent, signs with the Meralco Bolts after 6 years with the San Miguel Beermen. File Photo from PBA Images

Devance, Aguilar lead way in Ginebra triumph over Meralco

Jan 14, 2017 - 7:36 PM

UPDATED The Gin Kings pick up their fourth win in 8 games in a rematch of the 2016 Governors Cup Finals against the Bolts barely 3 months ago

4-4. Barangay Ginebra improves to a 4-4 record after defeating 2016 Governors' Cup Finals rival Meralco in Iloilo City. Photo from PBA Images

Football: So, how's that national league coming along?

Jan 12, 2017 - 2:17 PM

The upcoming Philippines Football League is getting closer to becoming a reality

NEW LEAGUE. The Loyola Meralco Sparks hold tryouts on Wednesday at McKinley Hill Stadium in preparation for the upcoming Philippines National League. The league is "90 percent" certain to push through this season, says Nonong Araneta, signaling a transformation for Philippine club football. Image by Bob Guerrero