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Manuel, Alaska keeping heads up despite 0-5 start

Oct 06, 2019 - 11:33 PM

Vic Manuel believes Alaska will eventually nail that coveted win after falling short against defending Governors' Cup champion Magnolia

BRIGHT SIDE. Vic Manuel says Alaska remains positive even with its playoff hopes slowly fading after each loss. Photo from PBA Images


Saludar, sans trainer and manager, yields world title in Puerto Rico

Aug 25, 2019 - 5:48 PM

Filipino fighter Vic Saludar loses his WBO minimumweight title to Puerto Rican Wilfredo Mendez

TOUGH LOSS. Vic Saludar (left) falls short as Wilfredo Mendez becomes Puerto Rico’s lone reigning boxing world champion.

Manuel, Alaska go through eye of the needle to reach playoffs

Jul 20, 2019 - 9:12 AM

Coming off a five-game skid and wasting numerous chances to advance to the quarterfinals, Vic Manuel and Alaska finally pull through

HARD-PRESSED. Vic Manuel and Alaska need to prepare hard with TNT, the hottest team in the PBA right now, waiting in the playoffs. Photo from PBA Images


Out for months, Vic Manuel fine with playing beyond minutes restriction

Jun 09, 2019 - 9:26 PM

Alaska coach Alex Compton compares prized forward Vic Manuel to PBA great Allan Caidic for immediately making his presence felt

BUCKET GETTER. Playing in just his second PBA game of the season, Vic Manuel is back getting buckets. Photo from PBA Images


Vic Sotto on son Vico’s electoral win: It hasn't sunk in

May 15, 2019 - 6:00 AM

The Pasig mayor-elect's biggest fans – parents Vic Sotto and Coney Reyes – are ecstatic, to say the least

IN PHOTOS: Vic Sotto celebrates 65th birthday

Apr 30, 2019 - 9:48 AM

Happy birthday Bossing!

Saludar keeps WBO world title over Taniguchi

Feb 26, 2019 - 11:12 PM

Saludar earns the nod of the 3 judges for his first successful title defense of the 105-pound crown

STILL ON TOP. Filipino Vic Saludar (right) wins via unanimous decision over Japanese Masataka Taniguchi. Photo by Jiji Press/AFP

Vic Saludar stakes WBO title in Tokyo

Feb 26, 2019 - 12:04 PM

Saludar and Japan's Masataka Taniguchi make weight for boxing’s lightest weight division

TITLE DEFENSE. Vic Saludar of the Philippines (L) fight dangles his WBO minimumweight title boxing bout in Tokyo, Japan. File photo by Jiji Press/AFP

Ring warriors: Filipino boxing world champions of 2018

Dec 27, 2018 - 2:44 PM

Some big names return and new faces also emerge as the Philippines thrives yet again in the international boxing scene


Vic Manuel expects Alaska fightback: 'Babawi kami'

Dec 06, 2018 - 8:44 AM

After getting whipped by the Magnolia Hotshots, the Alaska Aces vow to avoid another flat start in Game 2 of the best-of-seven PBA Finals

OFF GUARD. Vic Manuel admits Magnolia caught Alaska off guard in the series-opener of the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup finals. PBA Images


5 Pinoy champion boxers to be feted in WBC Asian Summit

Nov 18, 2018 - 5:01 PM

Manny Pacquiao and Jerwin Ancajas lead the reigning Filipino world champions who will be honored in the 3rd WBC Women's Convention and Asian Summit

PINOY PRIDE. Jerwin Ancajas and Manny Pacquiao are among the Filipino fighters who made it a banner year for Philippine boxing. File photo

Saludar seeks world title with Nietes

Nov 09, 2018 - 6:51 PM

Vic Saludar looks to stay sharp in his first title defense against Japanese Masataka Taniguchi on December 31

FAVORED. After snatching the title from Ryuka Yamanaka, Vic Saludar (left) stands as favorite to defend his WBO minimumweight crown against Masataka Taniguchi. Photo by AFP

Planted evidence? Wife says Vic Ladlad can't use guns due to health condition

Nov 08, 2018 - 12:36 PM

National Democratic Front consultant Vic Ladlad has emphysema and a 'severe heart condition,' and any physical confrontation can exhaust him, says his wife Fides Lim

LOOKING FOR VIC. Fides Lim blocks the vehicle carrying her husband, arrested NDFP peace consultant Vic Ladlad, at Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City on November 8, 2018. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

NDF consultant Vic Ladlad arrested for illegal possession of firearms

Nov 08, 2018 - 11:07 AM

Vicente Ladlad's wife claims the guns and ammunition were planted

DEFIANT. NDFP peace consultant Vic Ladlad gestures during his transfer from Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City to Camp Karingal in Quezon City on November 8, 2018. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Vic Manuel warns early exit if lackluster Alaska play continues

Oct 28, 2018 - 11:07 PM

The star forward says the Aces should rediscover the teamwork they had in the first 7 games of the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup

ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT. Vic Manuel highlighted a need for a better execution in their upcoming playoffs campaign. Photo from PBA Images


WATCH: Maine Mendoza, Vic Sotto, Coco Martin are cops on a mission for 2018 MMFF entry

Oct 17, 2018 - 10:03 AM

What happens when top stars from the Kapuso and Kapamilya networks collaborate? Tons of laughs and action, of course.

COP MOVIE. The 3 powerhouse stars collaborate for an MMFF entry. Image from Coco Martin's Instagram account

SC ruling 'like last nail in coffin' of VP protest – Robredo

Sep 26, 2018 - 12:59 PM

But the camp of ex-senator Bongbong Marcos insists the Supreme Court, sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal, ruled in its favor over the ballot shading threshold issue

'NAIL IN THE COFFIN.' Vice President Leni Robredo sits beside her lead legal counsel Romulo Macalintal during a press conference on September 26, 2018. Photo by OVP

Manuel shrugs off Abueva antics, says friendship remains intact

Aug 30, 2018 - 7:21 PM

Friends for almost five years, Manuel knows too well how Abueva gets under his opponents' skin

FRIENDS TURNED FOES. Vic Manuel (left) gets the last laugh against former teammate and good friend Calvin Abueva as Alaska tops Phoenix in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup. Photo from PBA Images


LOOK: Vic, Pauleen Sotto's daughter hams it up for the camera

Aug 22, 2018 - 10:48 AM

The photos, as expected, are gigil-inducing

HELLO, TALI. Vic and Pauleen Sotto's daughter is as adorable as can be. Photo by Stork Studios

Kean Cipriano launches O/C Records

Aug 15, 2018 - 5:29 PM

The Callalily frontman goes behind the scenes with his new record label, a collaboration with Viva Entertainment's Vic del Rosario

KEAN CIPRIANO. The Callalily frontman starts his own record label with Viva Entertainment. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Froilan Saludar misses shot at PH boxing history

Jul 28, 2018 - 10:44 AM

The pride of South Cotabato loses his chance to reign as world champion with brother Vic after suffering a TKO loss to Japanese foe Kimura

SNAPPED. Froilan Saludar sees his 5-fight winning streak snapped. Photo from Saludar's Facebook account


Maine Mendoza to join MMFF movie with Vic Sotto, Coco Martin

Jul 25, 2018 - 11:58 AM

The movie is Maine's first movie without on-screen partner Alden Richards

Vic Manuel satisfied with or without Best Player award

Jul 23, 2018 - 7:41 AM

'The Muscleman' trails June Mar Fajardo for the Best Player of the Conference award in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup

END OF THE ROAD. Vic Manuel and the Alaska Aces see their 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup campaign end at the hands of the San Miguel Beermen. Photo from PBA Images


Vic Manuel, Arwind Santos welcome potential Gilas call-up

Jul 20, 2018 - 11:36 PM

Gilas Pilipinas needs to overhaul its lineup for the second round of the 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers following the FIBA suspension of its 10 players

FAN FAVORITES. Vic Manuel and Arwind Santos are among the fan favorites to suit up for Gilas Pilipinas. Photos from PBA Images


Vic Saludar snatches Yamanaka’s WBO 105-pound title in Japan

Jul 13, 2018 - 10:34 PM

The pride of South Cotabato outpoints his Japanese foe to clinch the WBO minimum weight belt

UNANIMOUS WIN. Japanese Ryuya Yamanaka (right) relinquishes his title to Filipino challenger Vic Saluda in Japan. Photo by AFP

Santos glad not to face Abueva in semis, turns focus on Manuel

Jul 12, 2018 - 12:07 AM

The San Miguel Beermen and the Alaska Aces figure in a best-of-5 semifinals duel in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup

RELIEVED. Arwind Santos admits he does not want to play against Calvin Abueva, knowing what the Alaska Aces forward brings to the table. File photo from PBA Images


Vic Manuel leads Best Player race, June Mar Fajardo lurks at 2nd place

Jul 09, 2018 - 2:35 PM

'The Muscleman' leads the Alaska Aces to an 8-3 card and the twice-to-beat advantage heading into the quarterfinals to boot

SCORER. Vic Manuel averaged a local-leading 24.2 points per game after the elimination round of the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup. Photo from PBA Images


Vic Sotto, Coco Martin to team up for MMFF movie

Jun 13, 2018 - 9:06 PM

Coco confirms he and the 'Eat Bulaga' host are set to work together for an MMFF movie this year

Extra work with Danny I pays off as Vic Manuel notches career-high

Jun 11, 2018 - 12:10 AM

'The Muscleman' is the best scoring local in a Top 10 list dominated by imports

CONSISTENT. Vic Manuel shows up with his 6th straight game with at least 20 points. Photo by PBA Images


Manuel game-winner tows Alaska past San Miguel in Balkman's PBA return

May 19, 2018 - 7:55 PM

The Aces notch their 4th straight win while the Beermen remain winless in 3 games

Miss Tapia actress Mely Tagasa dies

Mar 24, 2018 - 10:35 AM

(UPDATED) Mely is known for her role as Miss Tapia in the hit sitcom 'Iskul Bukol'

PET resets VP protest ballot recount to April 2

Mar 14, 2018 - 10:45 AM

The camps of Vice President Leni Robredo and former senator Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr say they were informed of the new schedule in a meeting with the Presidential Electoral Tribunal

ORAL ARGUMENTS. The Supreme Court resumes hearing oral arguments on the burial of former president Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani on Wednesday, September 7. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

SC reminds Robredo, Marcos not to comment on VP protest

Feb 22, 2018 - 3:25 PM

(UPDATED) The Supreme Court tells the Robredo and Marcos camps to observe the sub judice rule after they publicly traded barbs over supposed delays in the ballot recount

SUB JUDICE. The PET reminds the camps of both Vice President Leni Robredo and ex-senator Bongbong Marcos to refrain from making comments on the electoral protest. Photo of Robredo from OVP, photo of Marcos by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Robredo defense of ballot images ‘insulting’ to Filipinos – Marcos camp

Feb 13, 2018 - 8:16 PM

Marcos' lawyer Vic Rodriguez maintains the Comelec did not brief candidates on the new features of the 2016 ballot. The poll body's spokesperson refutes that.

CONTESTING THE VEEP. Former senator Bongbong Marcos Jr arrives at the Supreme Court in Manila on February 8, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Ballot recount for Marcos-Robredo election protest set on March 19

Feb 08, 2018 - 2:25 PM

The scheduling of the recount comes after the bitter word war between the camps of Vice President Leni Robredo and ex-senator Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr

A MONTH TO GO. Vice President Leni Robredo and ex-senator Bongbong Marcos will have to wait for about a month before the ballot will begin. File photos by Rappler

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Feb 04, 2018 - 9:50 AM

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Ballot images show Robredo colluded with Comelec, Smartmatic – Marcos

Jan 29, 2018 - 2:15 PM

Defeated vice presidential bet Bongbong Marcos alleges the electoral fraud was conducted in 8 regional hubs that the Comelec created to address SD card concerns during the May 2016 polls

POLL PROTEST. Ex-senator Bongbong Marcos presents a ballot image showing an undervote for him during the 2016 polls. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Manuel downplays contender tag for streaking Alaska

Jan 21, 2018 - 11:25 PM

'Hindi pa rin masabi, kasi lahat ng team ngayon, talagang malalakas na eh,' says Alaska forward Vic Manuel

18 POINTS. Vic Manuel steps up to lead the Alaska Aces in trouncing Barangay Ginebra. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

PET ruling 'confirmation of bias' vs Bongbong Marcos, says lawyer

Jan 18, 2018 - 2:31 PM

The PET allows former senator Bongbong Marcos to gain access to the soft copies of election data in the 3 pilot provinces where a ballot recount will be held, but the original documents will remain with the Court.

MARCOS CAMP. Lawyer Vic Rodriguez, counsel for former senator Bongbong Marcos, questions the latest ruling of the Supreme Court, sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal, in Marcos' electoral protest. Rappler file photo

‘Meant to Beh’ review: Nonsense above everything

Dec 29, 2017 - 9:40 AM

'Meant to Beh' is a confusing affair

5 things to know about the Vic Sotto, Dawn Zulueta movie 'Meant to Beh'

Dec 22, 2017 - 6:48 PM

Vic Sotto is back in the Metro Manila Film Festival lineup with a movie for the family

LOOK: Pauleen Luna, Vic Sotto's daughter Tali baptized

Dec 10, 2017 - 10:10 PM

Tali's godparents include Ruby Rodriguez

Let evidence 'speak for itself,' Marcos camp tells Robredo

Nov 23, 2017 - 1:20 PM

Marcos' lawyer Vic Rodriguez says the members of the Board of Election Inspectors they included in the list submitted to the PET 'were named as witnesses – and not as registered voters'

BALLOT RECOUNT. Former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr is surrounded by his supporters who are calling for the recount of votes for the position of vice president, July 11, 2017. File photo by Inoue Jaena/Rapple

LOOK: Meet Vic Sotto, Pauleen Luna's daughter Tali

Nov 09, 2017 - 3:24 PM

Pauleen and her mom Chat post the first public photos of baby Tali

Vic Sotto and Pauleen Luna welcome baby girl

Nov 06, 2017 - 3:12 PM

Vic Sotto makes the announcement on 'Eat Bulaga'

NEW PARENTS. The couple welcomes their first child together. Screengrab from Instagram.com/pauleenlunasotto

Spacey hit by new sexual harassment allegations in UK

Nov 03, 2017 - 7:45 PM

Former employees at the actor's old theater have come forward

KEVIN SPACEY. The actor faces new allegations of sexual harassment. Screengrab from Facebook.com/KevinSpacey

Mexican actor says Kevin Spacey guilty of 'lots more' harassment

Nov 01, 2017 - 3:34 PM

Mexican actor Roberto Cavazos, who acted in several plays at London's Old Vic theater when Spacey was artistic director there, says the Hollywood star routinely preyed on young male actors

MORE ACCUSATIONS COMING? This file photo taken on February 23, 2016 shows actor Kevin Spacey arriving for the season 4 premiere screening of the Netflix show 'House of Cards' in Washington, DC. Nicholas Kamm/AFP

SC: Comelec, not Marcos, must pay for storage fees of ballot boxes

Oct 30, 2017 - 5:55 PM

The Supreme Court says its order to safeguard the poll materials abroad should not have stopped the Commission on Elections from transferring these materials back to the country

A WIN FOR MARCOS. Former senator Bongbong Marcos will no longer have to shoulder the storage fees for election materials kept overseas. Photo of Marcos from Kamuning Bakery Cafe

IN PHOTOS: Pauleen Luna's baby shower

Oct 02, 2017 - 9:12 PM

Pauleen and Vic Sotto await the arrival of their baby girl

IN PHOTOS: Pauleen Luna-Sotto's maternity shoot

Sep 19, 2017 - 8:12 PM

See the mommy-to-be's photos with husband Vic Sotto