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Chris Tiu on potential PBA retirement: Lots of things to consider

Nov 04, 2018 - 1:00 AM

With his one-year contract expiring, the 33-year-old mulls hanging up his jersey

WALKING AWAY. Chris Tiu could end a six-year career in the PBA at the peak of his abilities. Photo from PBA Images


Tiu notches new career-high to lift import-less Rain or Shine over NLEX

Nov 03, 2018 - 7:07 PM

The 33-year-old gives it his all in what could be his last game in the PBA

San Miguel punches playoffs ticket as Fajardo returns

Oct 27, 2018 - 9:30 PM

The Beermen bank on 3 players breaching the 20-point mark to become the sixth team to secure a PBA quarterfinals berth

WORKHORSE. Christian Standhardinger's double-double powers San Miguel into the quarterfinals of the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup. Photo from PBA Images


Raymond Almazan suspended, to miss rest of Governors' Cup

Oct 24, 2018 - 9:29 PM

The lanky center has been punished by Rain or Shine for his unsanctioned two-week absence

OUT. Raymond Almazan will not see action in the Elasto Painters' final two games of the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup. File photo by PBA Images


Phoenix storms back as Rain or Shine's free fall continues

Oct 24, 2018 - 7:45 PM

The Fuel Masters occupy solo 4th place with their seventh win in 10 games

REELING. Matthew Wright and Phoenix deal Rain or Shine its third straight loss. Photo from PBA Images


Beau Belga out for 2 weeks due to foot injury

Oct 21, 2018 - 8:14 PM

The versatile forward could possibly miss Rain or Shine's last 3 games in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup as the team shoots for a quarterfinals berth

SIDELINED. Beau Belga is turned into a spectator with a plantar fasciitis on his left foot. Photo from PBA Images


Meralco pulls away late vs Rain or Shine for 3rd straight win

Oct 21, 2018 - 6:49 PM

The Bolts improve to 4-6 to climb to 9th place as the race for the 3 remaining quarterfinals berths tightens

LOCAL SUPPORT. Allen Durham does not need to score much with 5 Meralco players scoring in twin figures in its win over Rain or Shine. Photo from PBA Images


Beau Belga injury adds to Rain or Shine's woes

Oct 19, 2018 - 9:00 PM

Already playing without star center Raymond Almazan, the Elasto Painters might also lose the burly forward due to a foot injury

SIDELINED. There's a chance Beau Belga may miss time for the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters due to a suspected plantar fasciitis. Photo from PBA Images


Columbian reasserts mastery over Rain or Shine for 1st win

Oct 19, 2018 - 7:03 PM

Losing 25 straight games in the Governors' Cup since 2016, the Dyip stamp their class against the Elasto Painters squad they have beaten thrice this season

FIRST WIN. Akeem Wright leads the way for Columbian as it barges into the winning of the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup. Photo from PBA Images


Garcia hopes Almazan returns 'ready to play as a professional'

Oct 18, 2018 - 7:33 AM

The two-time All-Star has already missed 4 straight games for Rain or Shine in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup after going AWOL

BOOST. Raymond Almazan's potential return could help the Elasto Painters' bid for a quarterfinals berth. Photo from PBA Images


Tiu scorches hot in Rain or Shine's romp of NorthPort

Oct 17, 2018 - 9:51 PM

The six-year veteran fires a career-high 23 points to power the Elasto Painters to their second straight win following a four-game skid

HOT HAND. Chris Tiu fires from all cylinders as Rain or Shine wins back-to-back games for the first time in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup. Photo from PBA Images


Rain or Shine stuns Ginebra for first win

Oct 13, 2018 - 7:34 PM

After dropping their first 4 games in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup, the Elasto Painters just wouldn't go down this time

NO MORE STREAK. Scottie Thompson and Ginebra see their four-game winning streak snapped. Photo from PBA Images


Raymond Almazan goes AWOL for luckless Rain or Shine

Oct 07, 2018 - 8:50 PM

The lanky center has not reported to the team and has missed two crucial games

MISSING IN ACTION. Rain or Shine misses the services of star big man Raymond Almazan in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup. Photo from PBA Images


Blackwater ties Ginebra on top with win vs Rain or Shine

Oct 07, 2018 - 7:30 PM

The Elite virtually clinch a quarterfinals berth – their first after missing the playoffs in the last two conferences

DO-IT-ALL. Henry Walker finishes with a triple-double for Blackwater. Photo from PBA Images


No excuse for Rain or Shine slump, says Belga

Oct 04, 2018 - 1:25 AM

The burly forward wants the Elasto Painters to redeem themselves from a 0-3 start in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup

NO ONE TO BLAME. Beau Belga isn't pointing fingers even as Rain or Shine remains winless in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup. Photo from PBA Images



Harris dominates as Alaska keeps Rain or Shine winless

Oct 03, 2018 - 10:08 PM

(UPDATED) The Aces bounce back from their first loss in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup to improve to 4-1 while the Elasto Painters slump to 0-3

DOING IT ALL. Mike Harris delivers a herculean double-double as Alaska rebounds from its first loss in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup. Photo from PBA Images


Lee, Travis star as Magnolia keeps Rain or Shine winless

Sep 26, 2018 - 9:38 PM

The two cogs combine for 44 points as the Hotshots bounce back from their first loss in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup

ON BOTH ENDS. Paul Lee churns out 22 points, 7 assists and 4 steals for the Magnolia Hotshots. Photo from PBA Images


TNT outlasts Rain or Shine in Bong Ravena’s head coaching debut

Sep 22, 2018 - 7:40 PM

Marqus Blakely flirts with a triple-double as the KaTropa pick up their first victory under new coach Bong Ravena

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The week in photos: August 11-17, 2018

Aug 18, 2018 - 9:30 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

In this photo taken on August 11, 2018, Indian people watch a 'Wall of Death' show at a fair in the outskirts of Ajmer, in the Indian state of Rajasthan. / AFP PHOTO / HIMANSHU SHARMA

NDRRMC: 2 dead, 3 missing due to monsoon rain, floods

Aug 17, 2018 - 9:19 PM

Over a million residents throughout 5 regions have been affected by the ongoing monsoon, says the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council

FLOODS. In Tatalon, Quezon City 4 to 5 meter-high flood waters inundate homes in due to heavy rains caused by the southwest monsoon on August 11, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Police: 8 dead in Cordillera due to continuous rains

Aug 17, 2018 - 8:15 PM

Listed as missing by the Cordillera police is the barangay secretary of Bedbed, Mankayan, Benguet

LANDSLIDE. Monsoon rains the past week has triggered landslide in the Cordilleras. Photo by Kurt Linus, Lepanto Consolidated Mining Corporation

Expect expensive veggies: P28M in Cordillera vegetable damaged

Aug 17, 2018 - 8:05 PM

The heightened monsoon rains last weekend have damaged crops mostly in Mountain Province, Abra, and Baguio City

RAIN OR SHINE. Porters in Baguio City load vegetables onto dealers' trucks for delivery to lowland areas like Manila and nearby provinces. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Over a million now affected by monsoon rain, floods

Aug 16, 2018 - 9:35 PM

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council remains on red alert with personnel on duty 24/7 to assist affected communities

ASSISTANCE. Evacuees at the Malanday Elementary School in Marikina City queue for sleeping kits and relief goods from DSWD on Monday, August 13, 2018. The evacuees remain at the school due to flooding brought about by nonstop monsoon rain enhanced by Tropical Storm Karding over the weekend. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Monsoon rain, floods affect over 800,000

Aug 15, 2018 - 9:00 PM

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council pegs the initial damage from the southwest monsoon at P36 million

EVACUATE. Heavy rains from the enhanced southwest moon force residents to flee their homes for evacuations sites such as the Barangay Bagong Silang evacuation center (photographed) in Quezon city. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Habagat claims 3 lives in Benguet

Aug 14, 2018 - 5:23 PM

The Cordillera remains at risk of landslides and flooding with torrential rains and wind raging for the past 4 days

LOOK: Over 100,000 people remain in evacuation centers after weekend floods

Aug 14, 2018 - 5:17 PM

Almost 700,000 people from 469 barangays in 4 regions have been affected by the heavy rains and flooding from the southwest monsoon or hanging habagat since August 11

EVACUATE. With heavy rainfall continuing, residents remain in the Baranggay Bagong Silang evacuation center in Cavite on August 14, 2018. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Tagle, Villegas seek aid for monsoon flood victims

Aug 14, 2018 - 11:30 AM

Filipinos can course donations through their parishes, dioceses, or Caritas offices, says Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle

IN PRAYER. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle leads a prayer at the 5th Philippine Conference on New Evangelization on July 21, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

2 dead, 3 injured in Cordillera during rainy weekend

Aug 13, 2018 - 6:13 PM

One person is confirmed drowned in Baguio City and Cordillera police report another death after an Isuzu Elf truck falls into a ravine in Kibungan, Benguet

PAGASA Baguio Synoptic Station recorded 249.2mm amount of rainfall in  Baguio City from August 11 to August 12, 2018 today acording to Office of Civil Defense Cordillera. Expect contonues rainfall according to OCD -CAR. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

EU vows P9.2 million for flood victims in PH

Aug 08, 2018 - 12:30 PM

The European Union is extending this aid even as President Rodrigo Duterte lambasts them for supposedly interfering in his bloody anti-drug campaign

FLOODED. Residents brave knee-high flood along Antero Soriano Highway in General Trias, Cavite, due to Tropical Depression Josie and the southwest monsoon on July 22, 2018. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Rain or Shine likely a go for Asian Games, says owner

Aug 05, 2018 - 5:32 PM

As talks swirl that the Philippine basketball federation has reconsidered its decision to pull out from the Asiad, a reinforced Rain or Shine team will likely represent the country

NATIONAL DUTY. There is a big possibility that James Yap will don the Philippine colors again. Photo from PBA's official Facebook page


Yeng Guiao reunites with 'family' in Asian Games 2018

Jul 26, 2018 - 6:07 PM

The Asian Games head coach says the inclusion of Rain or Shine players factored in his decision to accept the Gilas coaching job

REUNION. Yeng Guiao gets to reunite with his former Rain or Shine players after leaving for NLEX in 2016. Photo by PBA Images

James Yap proud of Rain or Shine despite falling short in finals bid

Jul 24, 2018 - 9:25 AM

The Elasto Painters have not reached the championship round for two years

END OF THE ROAD. James Yap and the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters bow out to Barangay Ginebra in 4 games of their best-of-5 semifinals series. File photo from PBA's official Facebook page


Ginebra escapes Rain or Shine in 4 games to reach finals

Jul 23, 2018 - 9:50 PM

The Gin Kings will face the San Miguel Beermen in a best-of-7 series for the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup crown

TOWERING. Greg Slaughter finishes with 19 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists for Barangay Ginebra. Photo from PBA Images


1 dead, 1 missing due to monsoon rains in Zambales

Jul 23, 2018 - 4:39 PM

Olongapo City rescue officials identify the fatality as Maria Veronica Rafael of Otero Avenue in Barangay Mabayuan

FLOODED BRIDGE. Bajac-Bajac Bridge in Olongapo City is flooded. Photo by Randy Datu/Rappler

Rain or Shine official slams Arwind Santos over 'insulting' prediction

Jul 23, 2018 - 2:10 PM

'What makes him so sure?' says Rain or Shine alternate governor Edison Oribiana, after the San Miguel forward predicted the Elasto Painters would lose to Barangay Ginebra

WINNING. Arwind Santos and his San Miguel Beermen are gunning for an 8th PBA title in the last 11 conferences. Photo from PBA Images


SMB's Arwind picks Ginebra as finals foe: 'Tingin ko sila na’

Jul 22, 2018 - 11:16 PM

Former league MVP Arwind Santos expects Ginebra to dispose of Rain or Shine in their own semifinal series

Arwind Santos. Photo from PBA Images


Belga: 'Pag ginusto namin, kaya naming talunin 'yung Ginebra'

Jul 22, 2018 - 2:11 PM

Rain or Shine looks to force a rubber match against a Barangay Ginebra side that holds momentum in the best-of-5 semifinals series

NO BLOWOUTS. Beau Belga knows the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters can beat Barangay Ginebra in their best-of-5 semifinals series as long as they keep games close. Photo from PBA Images


James Yap on crucial missed 3: 'Hindi naman lagi araw-araw Pasko'

Jul 21, 2018 - 11:40 PM

The two-time PBA MVP missed the potential game-tying triple in Rain or Shine's Game 3 loss to Barangay Ginebra in their best-of-5 semifinals

James Yap. Photo from PBA Images


Brownlee erupts for 44 as Ginebra nips Rain or Shine for 2-1 semis lead

Jul 21, 2018 - 9:19 PM

The Gin Kings are a win away from returning to the Commissioner's Cup finals

SCORING MACHINE. Justin Brownlee falls two points short of his PBA career-high. Photo from PBA Images


Monsoon rains increase risk of landslides in Baguio, Benguet

Jul 21, 2018 - 1:34 PM

The Office of Civil Defense in Cordillera records 17 landslide incidents, including 9 in Baguio and 4 in the rest of Benguet

Beau Belga on Gilas stint: 'Hindi ako nasa posisyon na umayaw'

Jul 20, 2018 - 12:15 PM

The Rain or Shine forward is one of the notable players who may suit up for Gilas Pilipinas following the suspension of 10 national team members

SUITING UP. Beau Belga is a member of the Gilas Pilipinas team that won bronze in the 2014 FIBA Asia Cup. Photo from PBA Images

Rain or Shine evens semis series, ends Ginebra's 8-game winning streak

Jul 19, 2018 - 9:42 PM

Import Reggie Johnson messes with a triple-double of 25 points, 20 rebounds, 8 assists and 3 blocks for the Elasto Painters

HOT HAND. James Yap finishes with 18 points for the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters. Photo from PBA Images


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Chan torches ex-team Rain or Shine in best game for Ginebra

Jul 15, 2018 - 11:02 PM

After struggling in his first 5 games as a Gin King, the veteran sharpshooter shows why the team acquired his services

FINDING HIS TOUCH. Jeff Chan plays his best game in a Barangay Ginebra uniform against former team Rain or Shine. Photo from PBA Images


Brownlee, Chan shine as Ginebra tops Rain or Shine in Game 1

Jul 15, 2018 - 9:26 PM

The Gin Kings stretch their winning streak to 8 games and draw first blood in the best-of-5 semifinals series

MONSTER. Justin Brownlee messes with a triple-double of 35 points, 14 rebounds, 9 assists, 4 blocks and two steals for Barangay Ginebra. Photo from PBA Images


All’s well between James Yap, coach Garcia: ‘Love, love, love’

Jul 13, 2018 - 2:06 PM

James Yap and coach Caloy Garcia make their first semis appearance with Rain or Shine in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup

VINTAGE. James Yap powers the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters to their first semifinals in two years with a 27-point outburst. Photo from PBA's official Facebook page


James Yap: 'Masarap talunin 'yung Ginebra dahil maraming magagalit sayo'

Jul 12, 2018 - 11:41 PM

The two-time PBA MVP looks to lead the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters again in their best-of-5 semifinals series against Barangay Ginebra

NEW EXPERIENCE. James Yap will play in the semifinals for the first time as a member of the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters. File photo from PBA Images


James Yap flashes vintage form as Rain or Shine reaches semis

Jul 12, 2018 - 9:33 PM

The Elasto Painters clip GlobalPort to avoid being the 4th top seed in PBA history to succumb to a No. 8 squad in the quarterfinals

HOT HAND. James Yap turns back the hands of time by drilling in 7 triples to match his career-high. Photo from PBA Images


Grey heeds Jarencio's call in GlobalPort's upset of Rain or Shine

Jul 10, 2018 - 9:31 PM

The 3-year guard sinks a game-winner that puts the Batang Pier on the brink of becoming just the 4th No. 8 team in PBA's history to advance to the semifinals

Upset! No. 8 GlobalPort nips top seed Rain or Shine to force do-or-die

Jul 10, 2018 - 7:35 PM

Jonathan Grey plays hero for the Batang Pier by knocking in the game-winning triple to highlight his 22-point night

DOUBLE-DOUBLE. Malcolm White paces the GlobalPort Batang Pier with 28 points, 16 rebounds, 3 assists and two blocks. Photo from PBA Images