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HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs China - 2017 FIBA Asia Champions Cup Quarterfinals

Sep 27, 2017 - 3:49 PM

Tune in for live updates on Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas’ FIBA ACC match-up vs China Kashgar on Thursday, 7:30 pm

In epic slaying of China, Gilas Pilipinas shows it can and will fight back

Aug 10, 2017 - 6:06 PM

Every once in a while Gilas Pilipinas plays a magical game On August 9 2017 – 24 hours to the day since they took down South Korea 4 years ago – they did it again

LETHAL BACKCOURT. Jayson Castro and Terrence Romeo step up for Gilas Pilipinas to finally take down China. Photo from FIBA.com

Untamed Beast: Why Calvin Abueva needs to tone down his antics

Aug 10, 2017 - 8:00 AM

The Beast watched the Philippines win over China from the locker room after being ejected in the first quarter for headbutting an opposing player

BEAST MODE. Calvin Abueva should realize that it's possible to have too much puso on the court, the columnist says. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

WATCH: Gilas locker room post-China win, game highlights, Almazan dunks

Aug 09, 2017 - 11:44 PM

See highlights from the Philippines win over China in the FIBA Asia Cup 2017 in Lebanon

BIG DUNK. Raymond Almazan towers over China. Photo from FIBA.com

'Who's next??? Bring 'em on!!': Cone, Alapag all praises for Gilas Pilipinas

Aug 09, 2017 - 11:12 PM

Basketball stars followed the game cheering and praising the Philippine national men s basketball team for the resounding 96 87 win over rival China

9-point win for 9-dash line: Netizens celebrate Gilas win over China

Aug 09, 2017 - 9:44 PM

Gilas Pilipinas comes through and delivers a sweet resounding 96 87 victory over China

Gilas exacts payback on China in FIBA Asia Cup 2017 opener

Aug 09, 2017 - 8:23 PM

UPDATED Terrence Romeo takes over with clutch shots late to fend off the Chinese

PAYBACK. The Philippines prevails over China in a heated rematch of their FIBA Asia Championship final two years ago during the FIBA Asia Cup 2017 in Lebanon. Photo from FIBA.com

HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs China – FIBA Asia Cup 2017

Aug 08, 2017 - 2:25 PM

Gilas Pilipinas first faces China in Lebanon on Wednesday August 9 at 6:30 pm

A firsthand account of the Scarborough Shoal standoff

May 19, 2017 - 10:36 AM

Captain Roy Cuesta recounts his ordeal during the 2012 Scarborough Shoal standoff that prompted the Philippines to sue China before an arbitral tribunal in The Hague

SCARBOROUGH SHOAL STANDOFF. Captain Roy Cuesta and his crew. File photo

Lorenzana: Improving PH territorial defense now a priority

Jul 16, 2016 - 5:00 PM

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana hopes that China eventually respects the ruling so they can devote more resources to pressing problems at home

China must abide by same rules as everyone else – Biden

Jul 16, 2016 - 11:07 AM

The US Vice President also says We re urging both China and the Philippines to abide by the ruling

File photo by Andrew Harrer/EPA

Duterte to get ‘complete interpretation’ of Hague ruling in 5 days

Jul 12, 2016 - 6:34 PM

Around an hour after the historic decision is released President Rodrigo Duterte holds a Cabinet meeting to discuss the development

DUTERTE'S DECISIONS. President Rodrigo Duterte holds his second full Cabinet meeting at the Aguinaldo State Dining Room of the Malacanang Palace on July 11. Photo by King Rodriguez/Malacanang PPD

PH calls for ‘restraint, sobriety’ amid favorable ruling on sea row

Jul 12, 2016 - 5:37 PM

Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay says the Philippines strongly affirms its respect for this milestone decision to help address disputes in the South China Sea

RESTRAINT. Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr says concerned parties should exercise 'sobriety and restraint' following the favorable ruling of the UN-backed arbitral tribunal on the Philippines' case against China, during a news conference on July 12, 2016.  File photo by Mark Cristino/EPA   / AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS

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Jun 15, 2016 - 12:43 PM

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Nov 26, 2015 - 1:29 PM

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Nov 25, 2015 - 7:26 PM

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Nov 25, 2015 - 12:14 PM

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Nov 24, 2015 - 6:16 PM

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IN PHOTOS: Batang Gilas notches historic win over China in FIBA Asia U16

Nov 03, 2015 - 8:14 PM

See Batang Gilas monumental upset victory captured in pictures

ROAR. Jonas Tibayan lets out a roar. Photo from FIBA

Batang Gilas deals China first ever loss in FIBA Asia U16

Nov 03, 2015 - 6:55 PM

Batang Gilas ends the game on an 11 0 run to overturn a 72 67 deficit and come away with the upset victory

RECOVERY. Batang Gilas comes back strong from a loss by taking down China in the 2015 FIBA Asia Under-16 Championship. Photo from FIBA

Basketball can be cruel, but Gilas Pilipinas has much to be proud about

Oct 04, 2015 - 12:38 AM

The outcome was expected as China was too tall and accurate from the wings Still the Philippines left their souls on the court in Changsha

HEARTBREAK. The Philippines settles for second best once again after losing to China in the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship. Photo from FIBA

IN PHOTOS: Gilas stumbles vs China in FIBA Asia final

Oct 04, 2015 - 12:19 AM

See photos from the 2015 FIBA Asia finals here

OFF NIGHT. Jayson Castro struggled through his worst performance in the competition. photo from FIBA

Clarkson promises 'road to redemption' with Gilas in 2016

Oct 03, 2015 - 11:55 PM

In a post on his Twitter account Jordan Clarkson vows to be part of Gilas Pilipinas road to redemption in 2016

ROAD TO REDEMPTION. Jordan Clarkson looks forward to helping Gilas Pilipinas in 2016. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Netizens thank Gilas Pilipinas for FIBA Asia silver; slam referees and officiating

Oct 03, 2015 - 11:53 PM

Twitter users tweet messages of support for Gilas Pilipinas but frustrated with officiating in FIBA Asia gold medal match

Gilas falls to China, settles for FIBA Asia silver

Oct 03, 2015 - 10:21 PM

The Philippines misses the outright berth to the 2016 Summer Olympics and will instead be relegated to the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament

GILAS FALLS. The Philippine national men's basketball team loses an ugly game to China and settles for the silver medal in the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship. Photo from FIBA

Win or lose, what happens to Gilas' Olympic dream?

Oct 03, 2015 - 7:44 PM

What happens to the Philippines Olympic dream if Gilas loses to China in the FIBA Asia Final?

WIN OR LOSE? What is next for Gilas Pilipinas and its Olympic dream after the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship? Photo from FIBA

Bully moves? MVP furious as Gilas bus delayed, coaches denied tickets

Oct 03, 2015 - 7:29 PM

Gilas Pilipinas arrives late at the venue and has less time for warm up according to MVP Some coaches also don t have tickets to the game

LATE. Gilas Pilipinas arrives late at the venue of the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship finals due to a delayed electric bus, according to Manny V. Pangilinan. Photo from FIBA

Jordan Clarkson: 'My heart is with my Gilas brothers in China'

Oct 03, 2015 - 2:38 PM

I believe we have the heart of a champion and we will fight til the end Clarkson says

ALL OUT SUPPORT. Though not with Gilas in China, Jordan Clarkson offers his full support to the team a world away. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Gilas vs China – 2015 FIBA Asia final

Oct 03, 2015 - 1:38 PM

See the action again between the Philippines and China through these highlights

PH’s road back to Olympic hoops stretches 43 years

Oct 03, 2015 - 1:15 PM

It’s been too long since the Philippines was on that particular world stage Let’s take a look at just how different the world was then as Gilas Pilipinas tries to make its return to the Summer Games

DIFFERENT ERA. Just how different an era was the last time the Philippines made it to the basketball Olympics? Photo from FIBA

WATCH: Castro's up-and-under score, Hontiveros' monster rejection against Japan

Oct 03, 2015 - 12:51 AM

Jayson Castro and Dondon Hontiveros were the biggest little men for the Gilas Pilipinas basketball team in their 2015 FIBA Asia Championship semifinal win over Japan

BLURRED. Jayson Castro blurred defenders agains Japan. Photo from FIBA

PH reiterates 'peaceful solution' amid China military video

Aug 16, 2015 - 6:17 PM

The 4 minute 23 second video showcases China’s vast military power as it featured warships submarines fighter jets and aircraft carriers along its claimed waters

PAG-ASA ISLAND. The second biggest island in the disputed South China Sea is home to about a hundred Filipinos. Photo by SSg Amable Milay/Philippine Air Force

IN PHOTOS: Philippines challenges China in The Hague

Jul 22, 2015 - 3:21 PM

In photos emailed to Rappler the Permanent Court of Arbitration gives us a glimpse of the closed door hearings pitting Manila against Beijing

SILENT WITNESS. The venue of the arbitration proceedings is the 100-year-old Peace Palace in The Hague, which also houses the International Court of Justice. Photo courtesy of PCA

Binay hits Philippine team vs China in The Hague

Jul 18, 2015 - 8:31 PM

Vice President Jejomar Binay is pushing for bilateral talks between Manila and Beijing because according to him the Philippines needs China s money

TEAM PHILIPPINES. The Philippine team at the Peace Palace in The Hague, Netherlands, before the start of the oral arguments in connection with the arbitration case against China. The country's delegation includes Solicitor General Florin Hilbay, Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima, Presidential Adviser on Political Affairs Secretary Ronald Llamas, Speaker Feliciano "Sonny" Belmonte Jr, Executive Secretary Pacquito Ochoa Jr, Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario, Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin, Associate Justice Francis Jardeleza, Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Benjamin Caguioa, Deputy Executive Secretary for Legal Affairs Menardo Guevarra, Consul General Henry Bensurto, and legal counsels led by Paul Reichler of FoleyHoag. Photo courtesy of DFA

Vietnam, PH most concerned about China disputes

Jul 17, 2015 - 3:35 PM

The Pew Research Center however says there is little concern worldwide about territorial disputes with China

UNITED FRONT. A Vietnamese child peers from Vietnam and Philippines flags while waiting for the arrival of Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung at Villamor Airbase in Pasay City, Philippines, on May 21, 2014. Photo by Dennis M. Sabangan/EPA

Hague tribunal sets new deadline for Philippines

Jul 14, 2015 - 9:03 AM

The Philippines ends the first two rounds of oral arguments at The Hague Netherlands in its historic case against China over the West Philippine Sea

LEGAL BATTLEGROUND. A picture made available July 28, 2014, shows the seat of the Permanent Court of Arbitration at the Vredespaleis (Peace Palace), in The Hague, the Netherlands on August 27, 2013. File photo by Guus Shoonewille/EPA

Bishops issue prayer for PH, China

Jul 13, 2015 - 6:42 PM

We cannot represent the Philippines in the international court but we can certainly represent the Philippines before God reelected CBCP head Archbishop Socrates Villegas says

OBLIGATORY PRAYER. Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines president Archbishop Socrates Villegas (C) leads the recitation of the 'oratio imperata' for peace in the West Philippine Sea, along with CBCP vice president Archbishop Romulo Valles and CBCP secretary general Fr Marvin Mejia. Photo by Roy Lagarde/Rappler

PH to seek provisional measures to stop China reclamation

Jul 12, 2015 - 3:00 PM

If the United Nations tribunal decides it has jurisdiction over the case the Philippines may ask the body to temporarily stop China s reclamation activities in the West Philippine Sea

FIGHTING FOR OUR SEAS. The Philippine delegation waits inside a session hall at The Hague, The Netherlands, for the second day of the oral hearings on the Philippines' case against China over the South China Sea. Photo courtesy of Abigail Valte

China on talks with PH: No need to drop case

Jul 11, 2015 - 1:57 PM

Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua says dropping the case is not a precondition to talks but it seems the Philippine side itself shut the door to secure that they have a strong position at the tribunal

'LET'S TALK.' Chinese Ambassador to the Philippine Zhao Jianhua (L) presents his credentials to Philippine President Benigno Aquino III at the Philippine presidential palace on April 8, 2014. File photo courtesy of the Chinese Embassy

PH lawyer vs China: 'Giant slayer' who defeated US

Jul 10, 2015 - 6:58 PM

Paul Reichler the Philippines chief counsel in its case against China is known for representing small countries against big ones

TOP LAWYER. The Philippines' lead counsel against China, Paul Reichler, has defended sovereign states for more than 25 years. File photo from the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea

Tribunal sets 2nd round of PH arguments

Jul 10, 2015 - 7:58 AM

2nd UPDATE This second round of oral arguments is routine and indicates that judges want clarifications a member of the Philippine delegation tells Rappler

HIGH-CALIBER TRIBUNAL. The arbitral tribunal hearing the Philippines' case is led by Judge Thomas Mensah of Ghana, the first president of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (C). Other members (L-R) include Judge Jean-Pierre Cot, Judge Stanislaw Pawlak, Judge Rüdiger Wolfrum, and Professor Alfred H. A. Soons. Photo courtesy of the Permanent Court of Arbitration

Filipinos' trust in China drops to all-time low

Jul 09, 2015 - 7:15 PM

An SWS survey also shows that the West Philippine Sea dispute has become the Philippines 5th most followed news event

'LONG FRIENDSHIP.' Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua greets one of the performers at the launch of an exhibit at the Philippines' Department of Foreign Affairs on March 4, 2015. Photo courtesy of DFA

EXPLAINER: Philippines' 5 arguments vs China

Jul 09, 2015 - 1:54 PM

In a nutshell Rappler explains the Philippines 5 arguments in its historic case against China over the West Philippine Sea

TEAM PHILIPPINES. The Philippine team at the Peace Palace in The Hague, Netherlands, before the start of the oral arguments in connection with the arbitration case against China. The country's delegation includes Solicitor General Florin Hilbay, Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima, Presidential Adviser on Political Affairs Secretary Ronald Llamas, Speaker Feliciano "Sonny" Belmonte Jr, Executive Secretary Pacquito Ochoa Jr, Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario, Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin, Associate Justice Francis Jardeleza, Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Benjamin Caguioa, Deputy Executive Secretary for Legal Affairs Menardo Guevarra, Consul General Henry Bensurto, and legal counsels led by Paul Reichler of FoleyHoag. Photo courtesy of DFA

Rappler Talk: Philippines vs China 101

Jul 09, 2015 - 12:52 PM

What are the odds the Philippines will get a favorable ruling?

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PH: China 'irreversibly damaged' environment

Jul 09, 2015 - 8:38 AM

China s island building adds a new dimension to Manila s case against Beijing It wasn t part of the Philippines original arguments in January 2013

TOP GUNS. Solicitor General Florin Hilbay, Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario, and Philippine Ambassador to the Netherlands Jaime Victor Ledda discuss while waiting for oral hearings at The Hague to begin. Photo and caption courtesy of Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte

Vietnam, 4 countries attend PH-China hearing

Jul 08, 2015 - 9:03 PM

Next to the Philippines Vietnam is the Southeast Asian country that most actively challenges China s claim over the South China Sea

UNITED FRONT. A Vietnamese child peers from Vietnam and Philippines flags while waiting for the arrival of Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung at Villamor Airbase in Pasay City, Philippines, on May 21, 2014. Photo by Dennis M. Sabangan/EPA

FULL TEXT: The Philippines' opening salvo at The Hague

Jul 08, 2015 - 7:15 PM

China has pursued its activities in these disputed maritime areas with overwhelming force The Philippines can only counter by invoking international law

TOP DIPLOMAT. Philippine Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario gives a statement about the South China Sea during a news conference in Manila on March 30, 2014. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

PH to Hague tribunal: China threatens law of the sea

Jul 08, 2015 - 5:31 PM

The Philippines says UNCLOS shows that principles trump power; that law triumphs over force; and that right prevails over might

DAY TWO. The Philippine delegation waits inside a session hall at The Hague, The Netherlands, for the second day of the oral hearings on the Philippines' case against China over the South China Sea. Photo courtesy of Abigail Valte

Philippines in full force on 1st day at The Hague

Jul 08, 2015 - 7:38 AM

UPDATED The Philippine government publishes behind the scenes photos of the first day of the historic hearings about the South China Sea

TEAM PHILIPPINES. The Philippine team at the Peace Palace in The Hague, Netherlands, before the start of the oral arguments in connection with the arbitration case against China. The country's delegation includes Solicitor General Florin Hilbay, Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima, Presidential Adviser on Political Affairs Secretary Ronald Llamas, Speaker Feliciano "Sonny" Belmonte Jr, Executive Secretary Pacquito Ochoa Jr, Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario, Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin, Associate Justice Francis Jardeleza, Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Benjamin Caguioa, Deputy Executive Secretary for Legal Affairs Menardo Guevarra, Consul General Henry Bensurto, and legal counsels led by Paul Reichler of FoleyHoag. Photo courtesy of DFA