Miguel - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Miguel


San Miguel nips Rain or Shine in CDO to punch playoff ticket

Jul 13, 2019 - 7:52 PM

Import Chris McCullough and June Mar Fajardo take over down the stretch as the Beermen tally their third straight win

BACK TO THE PLAYOFFS. June Mar Fajardo and San Miguel won't go on an early vacation. Photo from PBA Images

Arwind says San Miguel also not keen on facing Ginebra in playoffs

Jul 10, 2019 - 11:50 PM

Arwind Santos says he'd rather have the Beermen tangle with the Gin Kings in the finals of the PBA Commissioner's Cup

IN THE RUNNING. Arwind Santos and San Miguel are back in the playoff picture after back-to-back wins. Photo from PBA Images

San Miguel crushes Phoenix to return to playoff picture

Jul 10, 2019 - 9:54 PM

Behind Chris McCullough, the Beermen continue their late push for the quarterfinals as they leapt from 9th to 7th place in the team standings

WALKING BUCKET. Chris McCullough impresses anew for San Miguel. Photo from PBA Images

Pundaquit Virtuosi youth orchestra tours Europe, promotes Filipino talent

Jul 10, 2019 - 7:30 PM

The tour in Europe has also brought the orchestra and CASA San Miguel the attention it needs to keep going

Photo by Carol Ramoran/Rappler

Ginebra trying to avoid San Miguel in playoffs, says Cone

Jul 08, 2019 - 8:48 AM

Tim Cone says San Miguel is 'good enough to beat anybody under any circumstances' even with its slow start in the PBA Commissioner's Cup

RIVALS. Barangay Ginebra dethroned San Miguel the last time they faced each other in the playoffs. Photo from PBA Images

New San Miguel import McCullough introduces self to PBA in fashion

Jul 05, 2019 - 11:52 PM

Chris McCullough almost reaches the half-century mark as San Miguel gets back on track for a playoff berth

SCORING MACHINE. Chris McCullough flaunts his offensive prowess in his PBA debut. Photo from PBA Images

McCullough dominates as San Miguel revives playoff campaign

Jul 05, 2019 - 9:44 PM

Replacing former Best Import Charles Rhodes, Chris McCullough does not disappoint in his PBA debut

ANOTHER LEVEL. Chris McCullough has himself a rousing PBA debut for San Miguel. Photo from PBA Images

San Miguel import says PH has best fried chicken

Jul 03, 2019 - 9:30 PM

Before he gets a taste of PBA action, former NBA player Chris McCullough can't help but rave about the country's fast food chicken

NEW GUY. Chris McCullough looks to help save San Miguel in its bid to reach the playoffs of the PBA Commissioner's Cup. Photo from McCullough's Twitter account (@brisskuno)

SMB taps ex-NBA player Chris McCullough as Rhodes' replacement

Jul 02, 2019 - 10:08 PM

San Miguel hopes that the former NBA player can reinforce the team's 2019 PBA Commissioner's Cup playoffs bid

IMPACT PLAYER? San Miguel head coach Leo Austria hopes Chris McCullough's NBA experience can help his struggling team. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Arwind says struggling San Miguel to start small, target last playoff spot

Jun 30, 2019 - 9:35 PM

The Beermen currently reside at 10th place in the PBA Commissioner's Cup after absorbing their fifth loss in 7 games

DOWN BUT NOT OUT. Arwind Santos says pride will prevail for San Miguel in its bid to reach the playoffs. Photo from PBA Images

Columbian adds to San Miguel misery with OT escape

Jun 30, 2019 - 7:23 PM

Lester Prosper and CJ Perez conspire as the Dyip deal the Beermen their fifth loss in 7 outings

ANOTHER LOSS. Charles Rhodes and San Miguel continue to struggle. Photo from PBA Images

Arwind would rather lose by 50 than in Game 7 of finals

Jun 27, 2019 - 9:07 AM

Arwind Santos sticks to the positives after San Miguel absorbed a 36-point beating from Magnolia – the team it beat in 7 games for the Philippine Cup title

BOUNCE BACK. Arwind Santos says the conference is not yet over for the struggling San Miguel. Photo from PBA Images

Streaking Magnolia punishes San Miguel with 36-point romp

Jun 26, 2019 - 10:00 PM

James Farr, Jio Jalalon and Mark Barroca show the way as the Hotshots earn their fourth straight win

KEY COG. James Farr continues to prove he is a perfect fit for Magnolia. Photo from PBA Images

Arwind on slow San Miguel start: 'We're just humans'

Jun 22, 2019 - 7:56 AM

San Miguel runs roughshod over Alaska but still lags in the team standings at 2-3

IN FORM. Arwind Santos and San Miguel regain their winning ways with a dominant win over Alaska. 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

Rhodes sorry to San Miguel for fouling out in marquee clash vs Ginebra

Jun 16, 2019 - 11:55 PM

The Beermen absorb a heartbreaking overtime loss to the Gin Kings with Charles Rhodes not playing in the crucial stretch

SLUMP. Charles Rhodes and San Miguel crash to their third loss in 4 games. Photo from PBA Images

Ginebra escapes in OT to frustrate San Miguel

Jun 16, 2019 - 10:05 PM

Justin Brownlee plays all 53 minutes and delivers across the board as the Gin Kings even their record after back-to-back losses

IRON MAN. Justin Brownlee displays his impressive endurance. Photo from PBA Images

Residents of island in Albay struggle to get daily water supply

Jun 15, 2019 - 8:51 AM

Many residents of San Miguel Island in Tabaco, Albay, take daily boat trips to available water sources after their wells dried up due to prolonged El Niño

FULLY STOCKED UP. A couple on a boat full of filled water containers. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia

Lassiter joins elite company with three-point barrage

Jun 14, 2019 - 8:25 PM

Marcio Lassiter shoots the lights out with 9 three-pointers as San Miguel earns its first win in the 2019 PBA Commissioner's Cup

SNIPER. Marcio Lassiter makes it rain from long range for San Miguel. Photo from PBA Images

San Miguel blasts Blackwater for 1st win behind Rhodes, Lassiter

Jun 14, 2019 - 6:50 PM

Charles Rhodes dominates the import-less Elite, while Marcio Lassiter catches fire late as the Beermen bounce back from back-to-back losses

BIG PROBLEM. Charles Rhodes flexes his muscles for San Miguel. Photo from PBA Images

Who is the Filipino? Why Pride matters

Jun 12, 2019 - 12:12 PM

We talk Pride and the LGBTQ+ community with Juan Miguel Severo

Who is the Filipino? Poetry as opposition

Jun 09, 2019 - 2:00 PM

Why does poetry matter and why is reading so important? We talk to Juan Miguel Severo to answer a short but difficult question: Who is the Filipino?

Pessumal's historic PBA performance ends in flames

Jun 09, 2019 - 5:50 AM

The sharp-shooting guard sets a new PBA record of most three-pointers without a miss in a game

UNCONSCIOUS. Von Pessumal lights it up from rainbow country for a new PBA record. Photo from PBA Images

Jones flexes muscles as TNT buries winless San Miguel

Jun 08, 2019 - 9:17 PM

The KaTropa run roughshod over the Beermen and spoil Von Pessumal's historic performance

RACKING IT UP. Terrence Jones and TNT pick up their fourth win in 5 games. Photo from PBA Images

Rhodes says no need to panic for San Miguel

Jun 06, 2019 - 8:02 AM

The Beermen absorb a backbreaking 33-point loss as they kick off their campaign to reclaim the Commissioner's Cup crown

BETTER SHOWING. Charles Rhodes says San Miguel should show some pride in its next game. Photo from PBA Images

NorthPort gives San Miguel dose of reality in blowout win

Jun 05, 2019 - 9:20 PM

Riding high on a historic fifth straight Philippine Cup crown, the Beermen are sent crashing back to earth as the Batang Pier rebound from a loss

SERVICEABLE IMPORT. Prince Ibeh holds the fort for NorthPort against San Miguel. Photo from PBA Images

What is it like to have timeless, #WalangIwanan friendships?

Jun 03, 2019 - 3:37 PM

Times may change but some things, like friendships, will always stay the same

FALSE: San Miguel issued P500-M check to Senator Trillanes via BDO

May 22, 2019 - 8:10 PM

This is a rehashed claim. BDO certified that the bank account number indicated in the check does not exist and that San Miguel has no bank account in its Tandang Sora branch.

Sibling rivalries weaken Amante, Plaza clans in Agusan provinces

May 22, 2019 - 8:30 AM

The Agusan del Norte and Agusan del Sur governors who sought House seats in 2019 win

NEW LAWMAKERS. Agusan del Sur Governor Adolph Edward Plaza (L) and Agusan del Norte Governor Maria Angelica Amante Matba win as representatives in the May 2019 elections. Photo of Plaza from Facebook, photo of Amante Matba from PIA

San Miguel boss asks Beermen: 'Isang Grand Slam lang'

May 20, 2019 - 10:49 PM

The Beermen completed their first and only hat trick of championships in 1989, and it would be fitting they achieve the feat once more 30 years later

HIGH FIVE. The San Miguel make PBA history with a fifth straight Philippine Cup championship. Photo from PBA Images

Andaya loses to Villafuerte for Camarines Sur governor

May 20, 2019 - 2:40 PM

The Camarines Sur congressman fails to unseat the son of his bitter rival LRay Villafuerte

DEFEATED. Camarines Sur 1st District Representative Rolando Andaya Jr is not going to be governor. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

How does June Mar Fajardo keep his championship hunger?

May 17, 2019 - 10:31 AM

The reigning five-time PBA MVP adds another glitzy trophy to his ever-growing collection after leading San Miguel to a historic fifth straight Philippine Cup title

RACKING IT UP. June Mar Fajardo wins his third Finals MVP award as he bags his seventh PBA title. Photo from PBA Images

Leo Austria hails San Miguel players: 'Nagmukha akong magaling na coach'

May 16, 2019 - 6:42 PM

The 61-year-old wins his seventh PBA title as coach and steers the Beermen to a historic run in the Philippine Cup

HIGH FIVE. Leo Austria and San Miguel are new owners of a PBA record with a fifth straight All-Filipino championship. Photo from PBA Images

After historic run, Arwind says San Miguel era not yet over

May 16, 2019 - 5:03 PM

The Beermen are not getting any younger, but the former PBA MVP does not see their dynasty coming to an end anytime soon

SPECIAL PLACE. Arwind Santos (right) and San Miguel cement their legacy in the PBA with a fifth straight Philippine Cup title. Photo from PBA Images

Terrence calls out haters after maiden PBA title: 'Mag-ingay'

May 16, 2019 - 9:45 AM

The three-time PBA scoring titlist becomes a part of history by helping San Miguel win the Philippine Cup championship for a fifth straight season

NEWLY MINTED. Terrence Romeo fulfills one of his basketball dreams by winning his first PBA crown. Photo from PBA Images

June Mar Fajardo clinches 3rd Finals MVP plum

May 15, 2019 - 10:37 PM

The reigning five-time MVP helps San Miguel make history with a fifth straight Philippine Cup championship

THE KRAKEN. June Mar Fajardo saves his best for last with a masterful performance in San Miguel's Game 7 win over Magnolia. Photo from PBA Images

San Miguel claims piece of history with 5th straight PH Cup title

May 15, 2019 - 10:07 PM

San Miguel storms back from 17 points down and survives Magnolia by a point in the Game 7 thriller

HISTORIC. San Miguel becomes the only PBA team to win the All-Filipino crown for 5 straight seasons. Photo from PBA's Facebook page

HIGHLIGHTS: San Miguel vs Magnolia - PBA PH Cup Finals 2019 Game 7

May 14, 2019 - 6:54 PM

Everything's on the line as the Beermen and the Hotshots vie for the title in a winner-take-all match on Wednesday, May 15

Arwind: Hunger – not experience – will matter most in Game 7

May 13, 2019 - 7:59 AM

History is on the line for San Miguel against Magnolia as it seeks to become the first team in the PBA to win the Philippine Cup title for 5 straight years

ONE LAST BATTLE. San Miguel and Magnolia clash for the final time in the 2019 Philippine Cup as they vie for the coveted All-Filipino crown. Photo from PBA Images

San Miguel drags Magnolia to Game 7 in PH Cup finals

May 12, 2019 - 8:42 PM

Seeking to become the first team in PBA history to win 5 straight All-Filipino crowns, the Beermen find a way through the Hotshots' stifling defense in Game 6

EXTENDED. San Miguel starts and finishes strong to force a do-or-die Game 7 against Magnolia. Photo from PBA Images

HIGHLIGHTS: San Miguel vs Magnolia - PBA PH Cup Finals 2019 Game 6

May 11, 2019 - 7:01 PM

Magnolia goes for the All-Filipino crown while San Miguel aims to force a winner-take-all match as they clash in Game 6 on Sunday, May 12

Tubid sorry for punching 'Spider-Man'

May 11, 2019 - 5:22 PM

The San Miguel veteran says he only acted in defense of teammate June Mar Fajardo, who was inadvertently hurt during the Spider-Man stunt

APOLOGY. Ronald Tubid admits he should have not resorted to violence. Photo from PBA Images

'Mali 'yung way niya': June Mar Fajardo feels for 'Spider-Man'

May 11, 2019 - 3:17 PM

The San Miguel star center tells fans not to follow suit, saying people could have gotten seriously hurt from the incident

NO PROBLEM. June Mar Fajardo says the man identified as Paolo Felizarta probably had no intention to hurt. Photo from PBA Images

PBA to take legal action against 'Spider-Man'

May 11, 2019 - 8:21 AM

Unjust vexation and alarm and scandal are the cases that await the man who disrupted Game 5 of the 2019 Philippine Cup finals

CHARGES AHEAD. The man dressed as Spider-Man who stormed the court at the Araneta Coliseum is currently detained in jail. Photo by Delfin Dioquino/Rappler

'Spider-Man' who disrupted PBA finals brought to jail

May 10, 2019 - 10:27 PM

(UPDATED) The man identified as Paolo Felizarta storms the court and accidentally hurts San Miguel star center June Mar Fajardo

APPREHENDED. 'Spider-Man' is caught by security personnel at the Araneta Coliseum. Photo by Delfin Dioquino/Rappler

Barroca buzzer-beater puts Magnolia on cusp of PH Cup title

May 10, 2019 - 9:59 PM

A man in a Spider-Man costume disrupts Game 5 but the Magnolia Hotshots keep their focus to escape the San Miguel Beermen

INCHING CLOSER. Magnolia moves one win away from the 2019 Philippine Cup championship. Photo from PBA Images

San Miguel acquires 85.7% of Holcim Philippines for $2.15B

May 10, 2019 - 12:50 PM

'The acquisition of HPI will increase the foothold of the San Miguel Group in the cement business, and will provide the opportunity to implement its plan to expand its cement business nationwide,' says San Miguel

HIGHLIGHTS: San Miguel vs Magnolia - PBA PH Cup Finals 2019 Game 5

May 09, 2019 - 7:06 PM

San Miguel and Magnolia battle for the series lead as they clash in the crucial Game 5 on Friday, May 10

June Mar Fajardo lets game do the talking

May 09, 2019 - 4:08 PM

The San Miguel star does not need words to back up how he has continuously dominated the PBA

PILING IT UP. June Mar Fajardo wins a record eighth Best Player of the Conference award. Photo from PBA Images

Who will gain PBA finals lead? 'Malamang kami na 'yun,' says Arwind

May 08, 2019 - 11:43 PM

Santos makes another bold prediction after assuring San Miguel will tie Magnolia in the 2019 Philippine Cup finals

OOZING. Arwind Santos does not lack confidence of San Miguel. Photo from PBA Images