San Miguel

Foreign firms eyeing piece of San Miguel's food, beverage unit

Nov 22, 2017 - 5:10 PM

This is amid the San Miguel subsidiary's plan to sell up to 30% of its shares, earmarked at $3 billion, mainly through private placements

SHARE SALE. 'There are several big, foreign companies that are offering. We think we will sell 30% of our traditional business. That's around $3 billion,' Ramon Ang told reporters. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Kia ships LA Revilla to Phoenix

Nov 15, 2017 - 1:20 PM

Kia board of governor Bobby Rosales confirmed Revilla's transfer to Phoenix

JOURNEYMAN. LA Revilla's opinion sends him to his third team in the PBA. Photo by PBA Media Bureau

San Miguel buys Australian firm Best Bottlers

Nov 07, 2017 - 7:45 PM

Best Bottlers is the 3rd Australian bottler acquired by San Miguel, after Barossa Bottling and Portavin

Background image from Best Bottlers' official website

Former PBA, RP Youth player Norberto 'Norby' Rivera dies at 65

Nov 07, 2017 - 6:39 PM

Norby Rivera's basketball career in the NCAA, PBA and the Philippine team is in the history books

FORMER STALWART. Once a PBA and RP Youth team player, Norby Rivera succumbs to cancer at 65 years old. Photo from Facebook

San Miguel to merge food, beverage businesses

Nov 06, 2017 - 4:40 PM

Shares of San Miguel Pure Foods surge by 50% to P462 apiece on Monday, November 6, following San Miguel Corporation's decision to consolidate its traditional businesses

CONSOLIDATION. San Miguel Pure Foods' primary purpose will be expanded to engagement in the alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage business. File photo from AFP

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Nov 03, 2017 - 11:30 AM

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Chef Josh Boutwood ignites the palate at The Test Kitchen

Nov 02, 2017 - 9:00 PM

The top chef reveals what fuels his passion for food

JOSH BOUTWOOD. At just 30 years old, the chef is taking the local food scene by storm. Photo by Paulo Buendia

PBA Board won't extend term of Commissioner Chito Narvasa

Nov 02, 2017 - 2:24 PM

Incoming PBA board chair says the league head of basketball operations Rickie Santos is appointed officer-in-charge

Photo by PBA

San Miguel awaits gov't OK for 3-year toll road network expansion

Nov 01, 2017 - 5:13 PM

SMC will expand and extend SLEX, the Skyway system, the NAIA Expressway, and the Southern Tagalog Arterial Road in a bid to decongest traditional chokepoints

MASSIVE EXPANSION. San Miguel's massive toll road expansion plan is seen to decongest chokepoints, like the Alabang viaduct, the Sucat and Bicutan interchanges, Magallanes, the C5 entrance and exit to SLEX, as well as the NAIAX entry to Skyway. Photos from Skyway official website and Wikipedia

Elusive title within Louie Vigil's arm's reach after being drafted by San Miguel

Nov 01, 2017 - 3:22 PM

After watching title opportunities slip by in the UAAP, Vigil joins a PBA squad that is not accustomed to losing in the championship round

ROOKIE. Louie Vigil says he's ready to help San Miguel's starters catch a breather and reinforce their second shift. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

TNT denounces Narvasa's 'uncalled for' statement on Standhardinger situation

Oct 30, 2017 - 2:47 PM

TNT claims they passed Standhardinger's papers as a representative of Gilas Pilipinas in a 'sincere gesture to assist' the Fil-German player

TNT EXPLODES. The TNT KaTropa issued a statement saying that Chito Narvasa's decision to divulge that TNT also submitted papers on behalf of Christian Standhardinger "just proves he is biased.” File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ginebra lifer Jayjay Helterbrand calls it quits after 17 years

Oct 30, 2017 - 1:10 PM

'Helter Skelter' retires from the PBA after 17 years

FOR LIFE. Helterbrand was a member of Brgy. Ginebra San Miguel for all his life. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

[OPINION] Seeing the SMB-Kia trade through the eyes of a football fan

Oct 30, 2017 - 12:00 PM

PBA fans voiced their outrage at the deal, but Bob Guerrero offers another perspective from which to view the trade

IN ANOTHER PERSPECTIVE. The trade that allowed San Miguel to pick Christian Standhardinger seems unfair, but those kinds of deals are familiar in the established pecking order of European football. File photo by FIBA

Top pick Standhardinger thrilled to play alongside four-time MVP Fajardo

Oct 30, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Christian Standhardinger and June Mar Fajardo will form a formidable frontcourt duo for the San Miguel Beermen

#FAJARDINGER. Standhardinger will be towering with the Kraken in SMB. Photo by PBA Images

San Miguel Beermen pick Standhardinger first overall in 2017 PBA Draft

Oct 29, 2017 - 4:48 PM

Kiefer Ravena is selected second by NLEX while Raymar Jose goes third to Blackwater

FIRST OVERALL PICK. Christian Standhardinger will bolster a San Miguel Beermen squad that had won two titles this past season. Photo by PBA Images

After repeating as Govs’ Cup champs, Brownlee wants to remain a Gin King

Oct 28, 2017 - 2:03 PM

After winning two championships with Ginebra, the journeyman import has carved his niche in franchise lore

HOME TEAM. Justin Brownlee bounced around different leagues before finding his home with Barangay Ginebra. Photo by PBA Images

IN PHOTOS: Barangay Ginebra celebrates second straight Governors' Cup championship

Oct 28, 2017 - 12:16 PM

Ginebra finishes off the resilient Meralco Bolts in 7 games to win the season-ending conference championship

Photo from PBA Images

Ginebra prevails in Game 7 to win second straight Govs' Cup title

Oct 27, 2017 - 10:10 PM

Ginebra defeats Meralco to win the season-ending conference title for the second straight year

CHAMPIONS AGAIN. Barangay Ginebra once again denies Meralco its first championship. Photo by PBA Images

Each Marawi hero's family to get P2-M livelihood aid

Oct 26, 2017 - 11:24 PM

San Miguel Corporation's Ramon Ang says this is the least the conglomerate can do for the 165 soldiers and policemen who died fighting terrorists in Marawi City

LIVELIHOOD ASSISTANCE. San Miguel COO Ramon Ang signs MOA to donate P330 million worth of livelihood assistance to the families of slain Marawi soldiers

HIGHLIGHTS: Ginebra vs Meralco - 2017 PBA Governors' Cup Finals Game 7

Oct 26, 2017 - 10:16 PM

Get updates here for Game 7 of the PBA Finals on Friday, October 27, 7 pm at the Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan

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Oct 26, 2017 - 11:15 AM

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Rival coaches Cone, Black show mutual respect as Game 7 looms

Oct 26, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Norman Black says that he and Tim Cone have always been 'friendly rivals'

FRIENDLY RIVALRY. Tim Cone admits he tried to emulate Norman Black when he first began coaching in the league, while Black showed respect by saying Cones is 'the winningest coach for a reason.' File photos

Meralco trips Ginebra to force do-or-die Game 7 in Govs' Cup finals

Oct 25, 2017 - 10:10 PM

The Meralco Bolts extend the series to a do-or-die Game 7

GAME 7. The Meralco Bolts forced a winner-take-all Game 7 against Barangay Ginebra. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Alibaba's Jack Ma: PH internet 'no good'

Oct 25, 2017 - 9:56 PM

Rather than pointing fingers, the Chinese tycoon urges the private sector to grasp the opportunity and invest in better internet infrastructure for guaranteed returns

Photo by Alecs Ongcal / Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Ginebra vs Meralco - 2017 PBA Governors' Cup Finals Game 6

Oct 24, 2017 - 5:16 PM

Get updates here for Game 6 of the PBA Finals on Wednesday, October 25, 7 pm at the Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan

Tenorio played 40 minutes with a hurt elbow in Game 5 win: ‘This is the championship’

Oct 22, 2017 - 10:47 PM

LA Tenorio continues to play while hurt, saying he can rest and recover once the finals are over

NEVER SAY DIE. LA Tenorio bounced back from a scoreless Game 4 with 17 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals in a Game 5 win. Photo by PBA Images

Ginebra's defense clamps down on Meralco in Game 5 win

Oct 22, 2017 - 9:25 PM

The Gin Kings are now one win away from repeating as Governors' Cup champions

ONE WIN AWAY. Ginebra can wrap up their second straight Governors' Cup title in Game 6 on Wednesday. Photo by PBA Images

HIGHLIGHTS: Ginebra vs Meralco - 2017 PBA Governors' Cup Finals Game 5

Oct 21, 2017 - 10:11 PM

Get updates here for Game 5 of the PBA Finals on Sunday, October 22, 6:30 pm at the Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan

Coaches Cone, Black put timeout feud to bed

Oct 21, 2017 - 5:43 PM

Norman Black says Tim Cone has offered his apologies, and the two are putting their spat in the past

BY GONES. Tim Cone and Norman Black have put their beef to rest. Photo by PBA Images

Jared Dillinger brushes off scoring woes as Meralco ties series

Oct 21, 2017 - 5:33 PM

Dillinger may be averaging just 5.5 points a game, but he's also turning in 4.5 rebounds, 2.75 assists and 1.5 steals per outing through 4 games

EVEN SERIES. Meralco's Jared Dillinger has struggled to score in the Governors' Cup Finals, but he's alright with that as long as Meralco keeps winning. Photo by PBA Images

San Miguel Beermen to receive top draft pick via trade from Kia - report

Oct 21, 2017 - 4:47 PM

InterAksyon reports that Kia Picanto has agreed to trade the No.1 pick in this year’s PBA Draft to San Miguel for Jay-R Reyes, Rashawn McCarthy together with either Keith Agovida or the Beermen’s own first round pick which is expected to be the No. 12 overall pick

BEER BATH. The team that won two titles and had 4 players in the Mythical First Team will also have next season's number one draft pick. Photo by PBA Images

Meralco evens finals series in Game 4 win over Ginebra

Oct 20, 2017 - 9:45 PM

Allen Durham scores the go-ahead basket as the Meralco Bolts tie the series at 2-2

JOLTED. After dropping the first two games, Meralco Bolts wins back-to-back games to tie the series. Photo by PBA Images

June Mar Fajardo prefers titles over individual awards: 'MVP is really not my priority'

Oct 20, 2017 - 7:47 PM

Despite falling short of a Grand Slam this season, June Mar Fajardo says there's always next year

EYES ON THE PRIZE. "Since college, I’ve always wanted to win the championships because a championship is much better," says June Mar Fajardo. Photo by PBA Images

June Mar Fajardo wins historic 4th straight MVP award

Oct 20, 2017 - 6:35 PM

June Mar Fajardo joins his San Miguel teammates Chris Ross, Alex Cabagnot and Arwind Santos in the First Mythical Team

BIG MAN ON CAMPUS. June Mar Fajardo is the first player in PBA history to win the MVP award 4 seasons in a row. Photo from PBA's Twitter

HIGHLIGHTS: Ginebra vs Meralco - 2017 PBA Governors' Cup Finals Game 4

Oct 19, 2017 - 9:39 PM

Get updates here for Game 4 of the PBA Finals on Friday, October 20, 7 pm at Smart Araneta Coliseum

Black to Cone after Game 3 exchange: 'I don't need any help coaching mine'

Oct 19, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Norman Black says he wants Tim Cone to stick to his team and let him do his own coaching

COACH CLASH. 'I’ve never in my life made any effort to tell him how to coach his team so I don’t need any help coaching mine,' says Meralco coach Norman Black. Photo by PBA Images

Meralco finds unlikely Game 3 hero in 38-year-old Reynel Hugnatan

Oct 19, 2017 - 9:00 AM

With Meralco's backs against the wall, it was Hugnatan who stepped up with 22 points to keep the Bolts alive

STEPPING UP. When Ranidel de Ocampo went down with an injury early on, Reynel Hugnatan stepped up in a big way for the Meralco Bolts. Photo by PBA Images

Meralco draws strength from Durham to zap Ginebra in Game 3

Oct 18, 2017 - 9:46 PM

Meralco extends the series by giving Ginebra its first loss in their 2017 PBA Governors Cup finals

THE SAVIOR. Allen Durham's perfromance prevents Meralco from dropping to 0-3 record in the best-of-seven finals series. Photo by PBA Images.

HIGHLIGHTS: Ginebra vs Meralco - 2017 PBA Governors' Cup Finals Game 3

Oct 17, 2017 - 11:20 PM

Get updates here for Game 3 of the PBA Finals on Wednesday, October 18, 7 pm at Smart Araneta Coliseum

Black remains upbeat despite Meralco's 0-2 deficit in PBA finals

Oct 17, 2017 - 4:43 PM

It may look daunting, but Norman Black believes Meralco can overcome its 0-2 deficit to Ginebra in the PBA finals series. 'We saw San Miguel do it,' he said.

ON PACE. The Meralco Bolts were close to equalizing the score but misses on charities costed them the chance. Photo by PBA Images.

Bringing out diverse flavors at this year’s Oktoberfest

Oct 17, 2017 - 8:28 AM

Starting this month, San Miguel Brewery brings the festivities to different locations and different Filipinos

Cone not surprised that LA Tenorio delivered in clutch time again

Oct 16, 2017 - 1:10 PM

Tenorio's success in the postseason has him wondering if he really needs the elbow surgery he has planned for the off-season

CLUTCH. With the game on the line, LA Tenorio delivered once again, scoring 10 of his 14 points in the fourth quarter. Photo by PBA Images

Jared Dillinger continues to struggle as Meralco Bolts trail 0-2

Oct 16, 2017 - 9:00 AM

After his magnificent showing in the semifinals, Dillinger's numbers have plunged through two games in the finals. Larger Ginebra defenders are the reason why.

SHORT CIRCUITED. Being guarded by larger men like Japeth Aguilar and Justin Brownlee has worn down Jared Dillinger through two games, leading to a big dip in productivity. Photo by PBA Images

The Sumilao farmers, a decade after they marched for their rights

Oct 15, 2017 - 3:13 PM

'Gusto din namin pakita yun progress din namin... Eto 'yung mangyayari kapag ang mga magsasaka ay may kanilang sariling lupa.'

DECADE AFTER. The lives of the Sumilao farmers have changed in so many ways 10 years after they fought for their rights.

HIGHLIGHTS: Ginebra vs Meralco - 2017 PBA Governors Cup Finals Game 2

Oct 14, 2017 - 6:50 PM

Get updates here for Game 2 of the PBA Finals on Sunday, October 15, 6:30 pm at the Smart Araneta Coliseum

June Mar Fajardo on verge of historic 4th straight MVP award

Oct 14, 2017 - 6:24 PM

If Fajardo wins the MVP award this year, he will be in elite company with Ramon Fernandez and Alvin Patrimonio as the lone players to win the award 4 times

DOMINANT BIG MAN. Despite failing to lead his Beermen to a grand slam this season, June Mar Fajardo leads the league by a big margin in statistical points. Photo by PBA Images

Meralco’s cold-shooting that led to Game 1 loss ‘an anomaly,’ says Tim Cone

Oct 14, 2017 - 12:58 PM

Meralco had a lot of open shots that they failed to sink, and Ginebra coach Tim Cone reminds his team not to expect that to continue

COLD. The Meralco Bolts fail to find their rhythm in offense despite being number one in the league. Photo by PBA Images

Ginebra blows out Meralco to take Game 1 of Govs' Cup Finals

Oct 13, 2017 - 10:07 PM

Justin Brownlee leads the way for Ginebra, turning in 32 points, 19 rebounds and 6 assists

STRONG START. Barangay Ginebra made a strong statement to open the series, blowing out the Meralco Bolts. Photo by PBA Images

HIGHLIGHTS: Ginebra vs Meralco - 2017 PBA Governors Cup Finals Game 1

Oct 12, 2017 - 6:37 PM

Get updates here for Game 1 of the PBA Finals on Friday, October 13, 7 pm in Lucena

Dillinger looking forward to help Meralco exact revenge on Ginebra in Govs Cup finals

Oct 10, 2017 - 9:46 PM

Jared Dillinger hopes to play against Ginebra and exact revenge on them