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Arwind Santos on clutch block over Khobuntin: 'Pride ko na 'yun'

Feb 23, 2018 - 10:10 PM

Arwind Santos denies Glenn Khobuntin's potential go-ahead bucket and the San Miguel Beermen secure the coveted twice-to-beat advantage heading into the playoffs

PRIDE. San Miguel Beermen star Arwind Santos says pride took over him with his clutch block over Glenn Khobuntin. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc


Lassiter hits game winner as San Miguel avoids Kia upset

Feb 23, 2018 - 7:01 PM

The win pulled the San Miguel Beermen closer to clinching one of the two twice-to-beat advantages in the quarterfinals

GAME WINNER. Marcio Lassiter proves clutch for the San Miguel Beermen. Photo by PBA Images


Why we drink beer

Feb 22, 2018 - 6:10 PM

What is it about beer that makes it a staple in almost every Filipino inuman?

Alab Pilipinas sends Formosa Dreamers to their 12th straight loss

Feb 18, 2018 - 10:15 PM

Alab Pilipinas earns their 8th straight victory in the ASEAN Basketball League

MAGIC 8. Justin Brownlee leads Alab Pilipinas once again. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

San Miguel back at No. 1 with come-from-behind win vs Alaska

Feb 17, 2018 - 8:11 PM

Chris Ross, Marcio Lassiter, and Arwind Santos combine for 66 points while June Mar Fajardo submits another double-double as the San Miguel Beermen improve to 7-2

DOMINANCE. June Mar Fajardo records another double-double as the San Miguel Beermen foil the Alaska Aces. Photo by PBA Images


On Ash Wednesday, bishop blesses land for Malabon's poor

Feb 14, 2018 - 7:45 PM

'Hindi tama na ang tao'y mabuhay na busabos na parang hayop,' says Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David as he blesses a relocation site for 40 urban poor families in Malabon

RELOCATION SITE. Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David blesses a relocation site for around 40 urban poor families in Barangay Santulan, Malabon, on Ash Wednesday, February 14, 2018. Photo by Roy Lagarde/Rappler

Rants by mom fuel Mike Digregorio in Blackwater's upset of San Miguel

Feb 09, 2018 - 9:12 PM

Mike Digregorio bounces back from a dismal performance last game to lead the Blackwater Elite's 106-96 win over the San Miguel Beermen

TAKING CHARGE. Mike Digregorio scores a conference-high 26 points to power the Blackwater Elite over the San Miguel Beermen. Photo by PBA Images


Digregorio, Erram carry Blackwater in upset over San Miguel

Feb 09, 2018 - 7:05 PM

Blackwater ends a 4-game skid and hands San Miguel its second loss of the season

UPSET. The Blackwater Elite join Barangay Ginebra as the only teams to defeat the San Miguel Beermen this season. Photo by PBA Images

Undersized Balkman leads Alab past Mono Vampire for 6th straight win

Feb 07, 2018 - 10:54 PM

Alab Pilipinas repeats their victory over Mono Vampire

31 POINTS. Renaldo Balkman goes head-to-head with Samuel Deguara and still manages to tally 31 points and 13 rebounds. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Seldom-used Lanete delivers in crunchtime for San Miguel

Feb 05, 2018 - 7:38 AM

Chico Lanete repays coach Leo Austria's trust with a clutch performance for the Beermen

CLUTCH. Chico Lanete shows he can still score when needed most as San Miguel takes the top spot. Photo by PBA Images

San Miguel downs Magnolia to gain solo first

Feb 04, 2018 - 10:33 PM

The San Miguel Beermen are back at the top of the standings with a 6-1 record

BACK ON TOP. June Mar Fajardo leads the way as the Beermen return to the winning column. Photo by PBA Images

Alab banners San Miguel for the first time in win over Singapore Slingers

Feb 04, 2018 - 9:05 PM

Alab moves up to 8-4 for the tournament, winning 6 of their last 7 games on the road

NLEX halts 4-game skid at Ginebra's expense

Feb 03, 2018 - 7:51 PM

NLEX gets its first win in 2018

TOPSCORER. Larry Fonacier finishes with a team-high 17 points to help end NLEX's 4-game skid. Photo by PBA Images

San Miguel raising P30 billion to fund obligations, invest more

Jan 31, 2018 - 6:40 PM

The conglomerate has been refinancing its dollar-denominated debts as the peso continues to weaken against the dollar and interest rates rise

PESO BOND OFFERING. The conglomerate's latest planned fund-raising activity represents the 3rd tranche of the conglomerate’s P60-billion bond shelf registration previously approved by the SEC. File photo by AFP

NPA fighter-turned-militiaman beheaded in Surigao del Sur – military

Jan 31, 2018 - 2:27 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Mar Acevedo Bocales, as member of the New People's Army, surrendered to authorities in December 2016, then joined the Cafgu

Ross fined anew by PBA, referees, barker suspended in SMB-Ginebra's confusing ending

Jan 30, 2018 - 6:28 PM

TNT KaTropa's Troy Rosario is also penalized for a flagrant foul penalty 1

FINED. Chris Ross is paying a total of P25,800 for saying statements detrimental to the league and for the two technical fouls he received during the game. Photo by PBA Images

Ginebra finds timely heroes in Aguilar, Cruz in ending 3-game skid

Jan 29, 2018 - 1:42 PM

Aguilar and Cruz provide the much-needed support head coach Tim Cone had requested for after the Gin Kings crashed to their 3rd straight loss against Phoenix

DIFFERENCE. Raymond Aguilar's 16 points and 2 rebounds prove to be the difference. Photo by PBA Images

Ross left dumbfounded by 'bizarre' technical foul in San Miguel loss

Jan 29, 2018 - 1:10 PM

San Miguel's Chris Ross admits he got confused with how things turned out in the endgame

CONTROVERSY. Chris Ross mistakenly took Laneta's free throws that caused him a techinical foul. Photo by PBA Images

Ginebra halts San Miguel's winning streak, snaps 3-game skid

Jan 28, 2018 - 9:55 PM

The San Miguel Beermen suffer their first loss of the season

WINNING WAYS. LA Tenorio and Japeth Aguilar leadd Ginebra with 23 points apeice. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Barangay Ginebra big man Greg Slaughter not rushing return from injury

Jan 27, 2018 - 10:16 AM

It is Slaughter's end goal to win the championship with the team

NO RUSH. Greg Slaughter will not rush his return despite Ginebra's 3-game losing skid. Photo by PBA Images

Brian Heruela steps up for San Miguel Beermen

Jan 25, 2018 - 5:58 PM

Heruela responds to his call of duty when a man in his team goes down

SPOTLIGHT. Brian Heruela steps up from the bench to fill in the shoes of injured Alex Cabagnot. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Late heroics by Fajardo, Heruela ensure San Miguel win over Globalport

Jan 24, 2018 - 9:47 PM

Heruela steps up from the bench to score double digits as the Beermen remain unbeaten in the PBA Philippine Cup

THE KRAKEN. June Mar Fajardo records a double-double of 34 points and 13 rebounds. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Ganuelas-Rosser backs teammate Ross in racism row

Jan 21, 2018 - 3:17 PM

Matt Ganuelas-Rosser says criticizing based on skin color should not be tolerated, a day after teammate Chris Ross was allegedly called with a racist slur by NLEX coach Yeng Guiao

RACISM. NLEX head coach Yeng Guiao allegedly calls Chris Ross using the "N-word". Photo by Jerrick Reymarc

Leyte town gets new rescue tools after Urduja, Vinta

Jan 20, 2018 - 4:04 PM

'We want to better equip the rescue volunteers of San Miguel in order to save lives,' Negros Occidental 3rd District Representative Alfred Benitez says

RESCUERS' TOOLS. Negros Occidental 3rd District Representative Alfred Benitez delivers 29 sets of head gear and flashlights on January 18, 2018, for the rescuers of San Miguel.

Pessumal insists shove on ex-teammate Ravena part of basketball: 'I'm not here to make any friends'

Jan 20, 2018 - 3:46 PM

Long-time friends Pessumal and Ravena don't have plans on making the incident too personal

'PART OF THE GAME'. Von Pessumal says that the shoving incident was all part of the game. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc

Tempers flare as San Miguel nabs fourth straight win over NLEX

Jan 19, 2018 - 10:21 PM

(UPDATED) Leading by just two points midway the fourth quarter, San Miguel rallies behind a 16-2 run fueled by 7 points from Arwind Santos to pull away for good

SAN MIGUEL VS NLEX. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc

Ravena's offensive explosions aside, Guiao wants more from NLEX after back-to-back losses

Jan 15, 2018 - 4:17 PM

The Road Warriors deal with scoring and rebounding woes as clash with defending champs San Miguel looms

CAREER NIGHT. Guiao would rather not need Kiefer Ravena to carry the offensive burden alone for the NLEX Road Warriors. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Legal battles further delay turnover of coco levy funds to farmers

Jan 14, 2018 - 6:35 PM

The Sandiganbayan rules in favor of UCPB and Cocolife's request to be heard despite an earlier Supreme Court decision that there is no need for further hearings

San Miguel downs TNT in Iloilo, moves to 3-0 in the Philippine Cup

Jan 13, 2018 - 7:53 PM

Fajardo is named Player of the Game after a 20-point, 6-rebound, 3-block performance

STILL UNBEATEN. The 3-time defending champion San Miguel Beermen have yet to be toppled in the 2018 Philippine Cup. Photo by PBA Images

Blackwater's Erram gets big confidence boost with win over ex-teammate Slaughter

Jan 13, 2018 - 5:00 PM

Poy Erram was Greg Slaughter's back-up center at Ateneo, and looked like he more than held his own

STANDING TALL. Poy Erram looked like a star in his own right against Greg Slaughter, scattering 22 points, 11 rebounds and 4 blocks in an upset win over Ginebra. Photo by PBA Images

Ginebra's stunning loss to Blackwater was a much-needed wakeup call, says Tenorio

Jan 13, 2018 - 10:00 AM

Ginebra guard LA Tenorio says it's time to start playing like underdogs and not like a team that recently won a title

CONSOLATION. LA Tenorio says the team must learn its lesson about playing with more urgency following their loss to the Blackwater Elite. Photo by PBA Images

Blackwater sends Ginebra crashing to earth with stunning win

Jan 12, 2018 - 9:07 PM

Poy Erram and Mac Belo pace the Elite with 22 points each

SHOCKER. Barangay Ginebra, winners of the most recent PBA conference title, got a dose of reality in their loss to Blackwater. Photo by PBA Images

San Miguel to start building Southeast Metro Manila Expressway in April

Jan 08, 2018 - 8:55 PM

The Department of Transportation expects travel from Batasan, Quezon City to FTI, Taguig City to take just 35 minutes once the expressway is completed

BREAK GROUND. Executives of SMC, DOTr, TRB, BCDA, and DPWH on Monday, January 8 break ground for Southeast Metro Manila Expressway. Photo from SMC

LA Tenorio now 15th in PBA's all-time assist leaders

Jan 08, 2018 - 4:01 PM

Tenorio believes he can crack the top 10 if he remains healthy

HELPING HAND. To some, being the 15th all-time assists leader in the PBA is proof of a player’s passing ability. To LA Tenorio, it is simply a sign that he’s been around a long time. Photo by PBA Images

Devance staying with Cone, Ginebra despite being an unrestricted free agent

Jan 08, 2018 - 3:40 PM

Despite being relegated to the unrestricted free agent list, the injured Devance has no intentions of playing for any other team or coach

STAYING PUT. Joe Devance says he and coach Tim Cone have an "understanding," and that he won't be leaving Ginebra any time soon. File photo from PBA Images

Cone unhappy with Ginebra's passive play in comeback win: 'That is something we want to avoid'

Jan 08, 2018 - 1:00 PM

Tim Cone is concerned that his players are still riding the high of winning their second championship in two years

Ginebra stays undefeated with come-from-behind win over GlobalPort

Jan 07, 2018 - 8:47 PM

Ginebra overcomes a 9-point deficit at the end of the third to move to 2-0 in the All-Filipino Cup

KINGED. Ginebra outscores GlobalPort 36-20 in the fourth to pull out the victory. Photo by PBA Images

With Ginebra or Alab, Justin Brownlee loves the Philippines, and the feeling is mutual

Jan 04, 2018 - 5:34 PM

Justin Brownlee loves the Philippines so much, he jokes about wanting to be the next Gilas import

BACK IN PH. After knocking down back-to-back triples for Alab Pilipinas, Brownlee was showered with "Ginebra" chants from the sizable crowd. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Remove hatred, spread love, says June Mar Fajardo as new year begins

Jan 02, 2018 - 5:12 PM

The Kraken's advice is to leave hatred behind in 2017

SPREAD LOVE NOT WAR. June Mar Fajardo believes that one will not earn anything from hate. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

The Philippines' biggest business deals in 2017

Dec 28, 2017 - 3:00 PM

The country's conglomerates have acquired everything from digital payment tech to coal power plants this year, as they acquire the tools they hope will shape the economy’s future

San Miguel avoids colossal meltdown, nabs second straight win at Meralco's expense

Dec 27, 2017 - 9:42 PM

San Miguel nearly blows a 22-point lead but hold on to win a close one in Antipolo City

BEER RUN. June Mar Fajardo, seen in a file photo from earlier this season, scored half of his 26 points in the final period to go along with 9 rebounds. File photo by PBA Images

LA Tenorio lookalike meets his PBA idol at Christmas Clasico

Dec 25, 2017 - 10:25 PM

Bohol native Lando Bago gets requests from people to take photos because of his resemblance to the Ginebra point guard

KALOKALIKE. Lando Bago had his Christmas wish come true when he met his celebrity lookalike LA Tenorio. Photo by Delfin Dioquino/Rappler

Ginebra thwarts Magnolia on Christmas Day behind Slaughter's double-double

Dec 25, 2017 - 7:44 PM

Greg Slaughter has 24 points and 12 rebounds to lead Ginebra

CHRISTMAS WIN. Santa Claus had a win in his sack for the Gin Kings on this Christmas clash while Magnolia remains winless at the Philippine Arena. Photo from PBA Images

LIVE BLOG: Ginebra vs Magnolia - 2017 Christmas Clasico

Dec 25, 2017 - 8:03 AM

Follow along as NLEX faces GlobalPort at 3 pm and Ginebra battles Magnolia at 5:15 pm

Filipino athletes who made waves on social media in 2017

Dec 24, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Here are some of the most talked about local athletes and sports teams on Rappler's social media accounts for this year

San Miguel buys Masinloc coal power plant for nearly $2 billion

Dec 18, 2017 - 4:15 PM

San Miguel Corporation tops other major power players in the Philippines for the facility, which has an installed capacity of 630 megawatts and is set to add another 300 by mid-2019

Jason Perkins not satisfied with PBA debut despite near double-double

Dec 18, 2017 - 4:34 AM

Perkins finishes with a minus-13 plus-minus rating in 22 minutes, the lowest on the team

ROUGH DEBUT. Jason Perkins had 10 points and 9 rebounds in his PBA debut but admits he has much to learn as a rookie in the PBA. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Four-peat seeking San Miguel flexes muscle against Phoenix in PH Cup opener

Dec 17, 2017 - 9:29 PM

June Mar Fajardo dropped a game-high 23 points to go with 16 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 blocks while Alex Cabagnot and Lassiter made their presence felt with 22 and 20 points

SEASON OPENER. San Miguel Beermen, seeking their fourth straight Philippine Cup championship, got off to a strong start with a win over Phoenix. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

SCHEDULE: 2017-18 PBA Philippine Cup

Dec 15, 2017 - 8:52 PM

Find out when your favorite teams are playing and which matchups to look forward to in the season-opening conference

Barangay Ginebra's Joe Devance out for two months

Dec 08, 2017 - 2:23 AM

Art de la Cruz takes over as Joe Devance, a crucial role player for Barangay Ginebra, undergoes foot surgery

SURGERY. Ginebra's Joe Devance underwent foot surgery and will be out for two months.