Fire hits warehouse, residences in Pasig City

Feb 20, 2018 - 9:15 PM

Superintendent Arturo Marcos of the Bureau of Fire Protection says it is a fifth alarm fire

PASIG FIRE. The fire in Barangay Rosario, Pasig City. Photo with permission from @pacificnotions on Twitter

DILG preps new memo against barangays refusing to form anti-drug councils

Feb 19, 2018 - 8:51 PM

The new memorandum will serve as the 'last warning' for holdouts to set up their respective Barangay Anti-Drug Abuse Council (BADAC)

Jason Ballesteros uses Gilas experience to topple Ginebra twin towers

Feb 19, 2018 - 3:59 PM

Ballesteros, a Gilas pioneer, grabs 17 rebounds against the imposing Ginebra frontline of Japeth Aguilar and Greg Slaughter to help Meralco win

STEPPING UP. Jason Ballesteros holds his own against former Gilas teammates Japeth Aguilar and Greg Slaughter. Photo by PBA Media Bureau

Ballesteros becomes unlikely hero as Meralco turns back Ginebra

Feb 18, 2018 - 9:30 PM

Jason Ballesteros' 17 rebounds and 7 points help the Meralco Bolts stay alive in the playoff hunt

UNLIKELY HERO. Jason Ballesteros delivers on both ends of the floor as the Meralco Bolts stayed alive in the playoff hunt. Photo by PBA Images

Namfrel to Congress: Don't postpone barangay, SK polls again

Feb 13, 2018 - 5:16 PM

Namfrel warns that a 3rd postponement of the barangay and SK elections 'brings about a sense of caution and instability' among village officials

BARANGAY POLLS. Election watchdog Namfrel urges Congress not to postpone the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections again. File photo by Rappler

Ginebra bags 5th win, topples TNT behind Tenorio's double-double

Feb 11, 2018 - 9:10 PM

Japeth Aguilar and Greg Slaughter chip in 25 and 20 points, respectively, for Ginebra

TAKING CHARGE. LA Tenorio finishes with a double-double to lead Barangay Ginebra. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Barangays ordered: Do inventory of finances, equipment ahead of polls

Feb 10, 2018 - 6:35 PM

DILG officer-in-charge Eduardo Año issues the order in preparation for the May 14 barangay elections

INVENTORY REQUIRED. The DILG orders barangays to list all its finances and equipment ahead of the delayed elections.

Barangay Ginebra now in 'playoff mentality,' says LA Tenorio

Feb 08, 2018 - 2:27 PM

'When you’re in the playoffs, you can’t afford to make mistakes or let go of one possession,' says Barangay Ginebra's LA Tenorio

FINAL PUSH. LA Tenorio says Barangay Ginebra cannot afford to make mistakes in their remaining games. Photo by PBA Images

Scottie Thompson near-triple-double powers Ginebra demolition of Kia

Feb 07, 2018 - 9:51 PM

Scottie Thompson turns in 12 points, 14 rebounds and 7 assists

DOMINATION. Barangay Ginebra's Scottie Thompson toys with the Kia Picanto with a near-triple-double effort. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

P79 million worth of cocaine found off Isabela seas

Feb 06, 2018 - 9:58 PM

A blue container holding 18 tightly-packed plastic bags with cocaine is found floating near Barangay Dipudo in Divilacan, Isabela

COCAINE. 18 packed plastic bags filled with cocaine are shown to reporters on February 6, 2018. Photo by Gerard Lucena

May 14 barangay and SK polls ‘tuloy na tuloy na’

Feb 06, 2018 - 2:09 PM

The DILG and the Comelec emphasize the need to elect barangay and SK leaders who are 'matino, mahusay, at maaasahan'

BARANGAY, SK POLLS. DILG Undersecretary Martin Dino (right) and Comelec Spokeperson James Jimenez (left)  hold a joint press conference launching a campaign for 'Matino, Mahusay at Matapang' Barangay and SK officials to encourage the public to vote for good leaders on May 14, 2018, at the DILG office in Quezon City on Tuesday. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Former Mayon victims provide fresh vegetables for Mayon evacuees

Feb 06, 2018 - 8:30 AM

The 'Women for Progress' movement continues to tend the communal garden amid Mount Mayon's eruption, generating income and providing fresh vegetables for some of the 19,520 families housed in various evacuation camps in Albay

TARANUMAN SA BARANGAY. This food sustainability program brings smiles and purpose. Photos by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Is your Dengvaxia-vaccinated child feeling ill? Philhealth covers costs

Feb 05, 2018 - 10:11 PM

Health Secretary Francisco Duque says there is 'definitely' no need to declare a state of national emergency contrary to the request of the VACC

DENGVAXIA. The world's first anti-dengue vaccine is administered to Filipino grade-schoolers under the government's school-based dengue immunization program. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Baguio flaunts vintage form as NLEX ends 4-game skid

Feb 03, 2018 - 10:33 PM

'Tingin ko ito pa lang ata 'yung magandang laro ko simula noong natrade ako sa NLEX,' Cyrus Baguio says

VINTAGE. Cyrus Baguio showcases an all-around performance to help keep NLEX relevant in the playoff race. Photo by PBA Images

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

Comelec suspends barangay, SK polls in Marawi

Jan 31, 2018 - 2:27 PM

The barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections in the rest of Mindanao 'will push through as scheduled,' says Comelec Spokesman James Jimenez

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

Phoenix rises out of slump to push Ginebra to 3rd straight loss

Jan 26, 2018 - 11:10 PM

Phoenix Fuel Masters repulse a late-game charge by Barangay Ginebra in the PBA Philippine Cup

ESCAPE. Jeff Chan of Phoenix dribbles past Ginebra defender Paolo Taha. Photo by PBA Images

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

Manuel, Thoss take over as Alaska deals Ginebra 2nd straight loss

Jan 21, 2018 - 9:34 PM

The Alaska Aces earn their 3rd straight win in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup

STEPPING UP. Sonny Thoss contributes 17 points behind Vic Manuel in Alaska's 3rd straight win. Photo by PBA Images

Ginebra-NLEX game moved from Legazpi to Cuneta Astrodome

Jan 17, 2018 - 6:20 PM

The venue is changed due to the threat of a Mayon Volcano eruption, but the PBA assures fans it will set another playdate for Legazpi

POSTPONED. Bicolano fans await their next PBA game in Legaspi City. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

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

Comelec eyes postponing barangay, SK polls in Mindanao

Jan 12, 2018 - 5:10 PM

(UPDATED) The Commission on Election is considering another postponement in Mindanao after Congress extended martial law in the island group to the end of 2018

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

Barangay plebiscites in Navotas, Occ. Mindoro town on January 5

Dec 28, 2017 - 6:10 PM

Voters in some barangays in these areas would have to decide whether to ratify the creation of new barangays. The gun ban is enforced in these barangays from December 26 to January 10.

Gov't turns over 500 houses to Marawi residents

Dec 27, 2017 - 8:06 PM

Officials also report on the ongoing efforts to bring back livelihood and jobs in Marawi City

NHA photo

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

Caguioa dons retired Ginebra partner Helterbrand's jersey number as tribute

Dec 25, 2017 - 5:47 PM

Caguioa pays tribute to his now-retired 'Fast and the Furious' running mate Helterbrand

BROTHERS FOR LIFE. Caguioa pays tribute to co-Ginebra lifer Jayjay Helterbrand by sporting his jersey number for a conference. File photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

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

'50-50 chance' Pingris will play in Christmas Clasico

Dec 24, 2017 - 3:15 PM

The Magnolia Hotshots' Marc Pingris is uncertain whether he'll be able to make an appearance after his kidney stone removal surgery

UNCERTAIN. Marc Pingris is uncertain in making an appearance in the PBA's Christmas Clasico. Photo by PBA Images

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

Duterte to turn over 600 temporary shelters on December 27

Dec 23, 2017 - 5:24 PM

'The President wants every temporary shelter equipped with light and water for the families to live comfortably even if it is just a temporary shelter,' says NHA general manager Marcelino Escalada Jr

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

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