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Calbayog barangay chiefs mull resignation amid threats of killings

Dec 08, 2017 - 9:00 AM

‘We want to go back to our peaceful and happy life. We are appealing to our authorities to do something to stop these killings.’

Spoelstra 'amazed but not surprised' 54k fans witnessed Ginebra win, says Cone

Dec 07, 2017 - 4:42 PM

Barangay Ginebra head coach Tim Cone tells buddy Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra about the PBA record-high number of fans who watched Game 7 of the Governors’ Cup finals

54,086. That is the amazing all-time high attendance of the PBA. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

The village chief named Captain Maute

Nov 04, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Barangay Pacalundo has had the most frequent visitors among areas that accepted IDPs from Marawi City because it is well-organized and coordinated, according to humanitarian aid, government, and private organizations. Cap has also become a household name to them.

VILLAGE CHIEF. Captain Maute (in green) helps villages fill up a form. Photo by Diana G. Mendoza

Cebu mountain village under state of calamity due to land movement

Nov 03, 2017 - 7:48 PM

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau in Central Visayas has recommended that Sitio Camfranco in Barangay Lower Becerril be declared as a 'permanent danger zone and no habitation zone'

DANGEROUS. Heavy rains caused cracks in the soil in parts of Boljoon town, including Sitio Camfranco. Photo from MGB Central Visayas

Indonesian fighter arrested in Marawi

Nov 01, 2017 - 3:49 PM

(UPDATED) Philippine police say the 22-year-old Indonesian fighter told them that his group was involved in a 2016 suicide attack that killed 8 people in Jakarta and was claimed by ISIS

FIGHTER? The civilian Barangay Peacekeeping Action Team (BPAT) arrests an Indonesian national in Marawi. Sourced photo

The week in photos: October 21-27, 2017

Oct 28, 2017 - 2:50 PM

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

CHAT. Pope Francis (R) speaks during a video conference connection with the International Space Station (ISS), at the Vatican on 26 October, 2017. Photo by Osservatore Romeno/AFP

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

Finals MVP Tenorio dedicates Govs' Cup title to Helterbrand

Oct 28, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Tenorio says Helterbrand plus Caguioa and Sol Mercardo pushed him to step up when the team needed it

GIFT THAT KEEPS GIVING. LA Tenorio helped give Jayjay Helterbrand the best retirement gift: one last championship. Photo by 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

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

2018 barangay, SK polls voter registration set Nov 6 to 30

Oct 24, 2017 - 6:37 PM

The Commission on Elections resumes the registration of voters following the postponement of the village and youth council elections to May 2018

VOTER REGISTRATION. Students fill out SK application forms outside the Comelec-Quezon City District 2 Office. File photo by Michael Bueza/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

Ex-barangay captain found beheaded in Basilan

Oct 22, 2017 - 10:40 PM

Relatives find the decapitated body of 58-year-old Hadji Najir Bohong in Barangay Mahatalang

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

FACT CHECK: Barangay Loyola Heights bans alcohol sale – report

Oct 21, 2017 - 3:51 PM

Is selling alcohol now prohibited in Barangay Loyola Heights, Quezon City?

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

South Korean tourist drowns in Coron

Oct 20, 2017 - 3:10 PM

The 58-year-old tourist is declared dead on arrival at the Coron District Hospital

TOURIST SPOT. A boat docked at CYC Island in Coron, Palawan. Photo from Lawrence Ruiz/Wikimedia Commons

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

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

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

Ginebra takes 2-0 lead over Meralco in Govs' Cup finals

Oct 15, 2017 - 9:13 PM

Ginebra strengthens its position in the Governors' Cup finals, burying Meralco in a 2-0 hole in the season-ending conference

COMMANDING LEAD. Barangay Ginebra moved another game closer to repeating as Governors' Cup champions. Photo by PBA Images

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

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

Mandaluyong barangay captain shot dead

Oct 09, 2017 - 9:10 PM

Barangay Poblacion Captain Godofredo Tolentino is killed at around 6:30 pm on Monday, October 9

SHOT DEAD. Godofredo Tolentino was the barangay captain of Poblacion, Mandaluyong City. Photo from the official Mandaluyong local government website

Tim Cone on Glen Rice Jr's ejection: 'Too bad but yehey'

Oct 08, 2017 - 11:29 PM

The Ginebra coach defends Glen Rice Jr's character, even after he was ejected for pushing and throwing the ball at Kevin Ferrer

EJECTED. Glen Rice Jr was a non-factor for the final 3 quarters after being ejected. Photo by PBA Images

Ginebra holds off Rice-less TNT to advance to Govs Cup finals

Oct 08, 2017 - 9:14 PM

Ginebra will face Meralco in a rematch of the 2016 Governors' Cup finals

BACK TO THE FINALS. Justin Brownlee dropped a career-high 46 points to lead Ginebra back to the finals. Photo by PBA Images

Glen Rice Jr ejected from Game 4 for pushing Kevin Ferrer

Oct 08, 2017 - 8:15 PM

TNT KaTropa will have to get by without their import after he was ejected from the game in the first quarter

TO THE SHOWERS. Glen Rice Jr made an early exit in Game 4 after pushing Kevin Ferrer down, then throwing the ball at him. Photo by PBA Images

Demand accountability for the postponement of barangay election

Oct 07, 2017 - 10:00 AM

After having spent an estimated P700 million for the preparations, what is the practical value of moving the elections, at the last minute, to 7 months after?

Tim Cone on Alfrancis Chua altercation with Nash Racela: ‘He’s doing what he thinks is right for the team’

Oct 07, 2017 - 2:21 AM

Tim Cone is letting Alfrancis Chua do what he thinks is right

HANDS OFF. Tim Cone says Alfrancis Chua "does not need a babysitter", adding that "he’s the boss” following Chua's confrontation with Nash Racela. File photo by PBA Images

Ginebra takes semis lead with Game 3 win over TNT

Oct 06, 2017 - 10:04 PM

Ginebra survives a series of late lapses to take a 2-1 series lead

SERIES LEAD. Ginebra now has a chance to close the series in Game 4 after holding on to a 106-103 victory. Photo by PBA Images

36 human remains laid to rest in mass burial in Marawi

Oct 05, 2017 - 4:35 PM

This is the third batch of remains buried in the area. They were recovered from the main battle area in Marawi City.

Glen Rice Jr foul trouble ‘backfired’ against Ginebra, says TNT coach Racela

Oct 05, 2017 - 6:20 AM

When Glen Rice Jr sat through the third quarter with foul trouble, TNT's locals picked up the slack

FOUL TROUBLE. Glen Rice Jr picked up 4 fouls in the first half, and came off the bench in the fourth quarter feeling fresh. Photo by PBA Images

Barangays welcome postponement of polls

Oct 04, 2017 - 10:28 PM

The Liga ng mga Barangay thanks President Duterte for rescheduling the elections, and vows to cooperate in the campaign against drugs and criminality

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Oct 04, 2017 - 12:56 PM

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Oct 04, 2017 - 12:29 PM

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Duterte postpones barangay, SK polls to May 2018

Oct 04, 2017 - 10:34 AM

(3rd UPDATE) The barangay and SK elections will be held on the second Monday of May 2018 instead of October 23 this year

BARANGAY, SK POLLS. President Rodrigo Duterte postpones the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataaan elections to May 2018. Malacañang file photo

Size advantage of Slaughter, Ginebra was too much for TNT in semis opener

Oct 03, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Seven-footer Greg Slaughter was virtually unstoppable in Game 1, scoring 16 points and blocking 4 shots in just 21 minutes

SIZE MATTERS. Greg Slaughter and Barangay Ginebra manhandled TNT in Game 1. Photo by PBA Images