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LIVE UPDATES: 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

Ginebra takes semis opener against TNT in blowout fashion

Oct 02, 2017 - 10:16 PM

After destroying the San Miguel Beermen in the quarterfinals, Ginebra has now won back-to-back games by at least 20 points

BLOWOUT. Ginebra takes Game 1 over TNT in demoralizing fashion. Photo by PBA Images

HIGHLIGHTS: Ginebra vs TNT, Star vs Meralco – PBA 2017 Governors Cup semis

Oct 02, 2017 - 4:53 PM

Tune in here for live updates of the ongoing 2017 PBA Governors Cup semifinals

Tragedy in Tramo: The wrong boy killed

Sep 30, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Jayross 'Utoy' Brondial, 13, is killed by a motorcycle-riding, masked gunman, whom neighbors believe was after another neighbor – Gary 'Gayi' Alandra, who is on top of the barangay drug watch list

INNOCENT. Neighbors and barangay officials vouch for the innocence of Jayross ‘Utoy’ Brondial, who was killed by a gunman on September 24, 2017, while sitting outside their house. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Cone just 'relieved' after eliminating grand slam-seeking Beermen

Sep 28, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Tim Cone reminds that the job is far from over after advancing to the semifinals.

ON TO THE NEXT. After ending San Miguel's grand slam hopes, Barangay Ginebra will face the winner of the TNT-Rain or Shine quarterfinals knockout game next. Photo by PBA Images

San Miguel's hunt for grand slam ends with loss to Ginebra

Sep 27, 2017 - 9:43 PM

Ginebra will next face the winner between TNT and Rain or Shine in the semifinals.

ON TO THE SEMIS. 'Nobody saw that one coming. We just played great from start to finish,' says Ginebra coach Tim Cone of their blowout win over San Miguel Beer. Photo by PBA Images

House adopts Senate version of bill postponing barangay elections

Sep 25, 2017 - 10:23 PM

The bill consolidating the versions of the Senate and the House — seeking to move the polls to May 2018 – will be sent for President Duterte's signature

VOTERS' REGISTRATION. Old and new voters troop to the Quezon City Hall to register for the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

TNT KaTropa dominates Ginebra to secure twice-to-beat

Sep 23, 2017 - 8:20 PM

The TNT Katropa secured their spot in the top 4 and surged to their fourth straight win after toppling the top seed Barangay Ginebra San Miguel.

TWICE TO BEAT. Jayson Castro showed why he is one of the best guards in the league by dropping 28 points and 7 assists. Photo by PBA Images

Comelec says no waste of money to reset brgy polls to 2018

Sep 21, 2017 - 3:11 PM

The Commission on Elections is considering two options – either to reuse the ballots dated October 23, 2017 for the May 2018 elections or to use stickers to cover the old dates

BALLOT PRINTING. Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista inspects the printing of ballots for the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections at the National Printing Office in Quezon City on August 9, 2017. Photo by Nelson Vera/Rappler

Senate OKs bill postponing barangay polls, rejects appointment of OICs

Sep 20, 2017 - 6:40 PM

Only minority Senator Risa Hontiveros opposes the measure, saying it is 'motivated only by the President's desire to have full control over the barangays'

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People remove debris of a building which collapsed after a quake rattled Mexico City on September 19, 2017. A powerful earthquake shook Mexico City on Tuesday, causing panic among the megalopolis' 20 million inhabitants on the 32nd anniversary of a devastating 1985 quake. The US Geological Survey put the quake's magnitude at 7.1 while Mexico's Seismological Institute said it measured 6.8 on its scale. The institute said the quake's epicenter was seven kilometers west of Chiautla de Tapia, in the neighboring state of Puebla.  / AFP PHOTO / Alfredo ESTRELLA

Duterte wants someone else to appoint barangay OICs if polls postponed

Sep 20, 2017 - 9:35 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte says he has sent this message to the House of Representatives through Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte meets with the heads of delegation from the member countries of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) who paid a courtesy call on the President at the Makati Shangri-La Manila on September 19, 2017. Malacañan Photo

Comelec reschedules activities for 2017 barangay, SK elections

Sep 19, 2017 - 5:10 PM

(UPDATED) Set to be enforced during the election period, the gun ban begins on October 1

Gun ban for 2017 barangay, SK polls begins September 23

Sep 14, 2017 - 6:40 PM

Meanwhile the filing of certificates of candidacy for barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan bets will be from September 23 to 30

GUN BAN. The Comelec schedules a gun ban in relation to the October 23 barangay and SK elections.

Sotto, Gordon report allows Duterte to appoint barangay OICs

Sep 11, 2017 - 7:37 PM

The Senate committee report states that incumbent barangay officials inclusion in the President s drug list is a sufficient reason to appoint OICs

Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista checks the printing machine during the start of the printing of ballots to be used in the Barangay and Sanguniang Kabataan (SK) polls, at the NAtional Printing OFfice in Quezon City, August 9 2017. Photo by Nelson Vera/Rappler

House approves bill postponing barangay, SK polls to May 2018

Sep 11, 2017 - 3:16 PM

The Senate s counterpart measure suggests a different date October 2018

VOTERS' REGISTRATION. Old and new voters troop to the Quezon City Hall to register for the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Ginebra pulls away late to beat Blackwater for 7th straight win

Sep 08, 2017 - 9:34 PM

Greg Slaughter had a team high 22 points coupled with 8 rebounds while Justin Brownlee had 17 markers and 13 boards

SEVEN STRAIGHT. Ginebra's fourth quarter rally helped seal the deal for their seventh straight win. Photo by PBA Images/AFP

No hungry Filipino: How aquaponics can help in food production

Sep 06, 2017 - 4:55 PM

Barangay Aquaponics promotes water based farming to help Filipinos grow their own food and become entrepreneurs

WATER-BASED FARMING. Barangay Aquaponics aims to promote water-based farming as a sustainable means of food production. Photo from Uproot Aquaponics Facebook page

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Comelec postpones barangay, SK polls in Mindanao

Sep 05, 2017 - 5:05 PM

The poll body cites threats to the safety of voters in Mindanao which President Rodrigo Duterte placed under martial law due to clashes in Marawi City

POLL BODY. Members of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) attend a budget hearing at the House of Representatives on August 24, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Ginebra trades Chris Ellis, Dave Marcelo to Blackwater for Art Dela Cruz, Raymond Aguilar - report

Aug 31, 2017 - 2:09 PM

Chris Ellis is expected to get more playing time with Blackwater

TRADED. Chris Ellis is heading to the Blackwater Elite. Photo by PBA Images

Barangay Ginebra trounces Phoenix for 5th straight win

Aug 30, 2017 - 9:35 PM

Ginebra keeps peace with fellow conference leaders Meralco

GIN STREAK. Japeth Aguilar contributed 19 points, 13 rebounds and 4 blocks in the win. Photo by PBA media

May or October 2018? Congress undecided on new election date

Aug 29, 2017 - 1:26 PM

The House wants the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections on May 2018 while the Senate is eyeing an October 2018 date

BARANGAY POLLS RESET? The House committee on suffrage and electoral reforms holds a hearing on the proposed postponement of the barangay polls. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Comelec to Senate: What's your decision on barangay, SK polls postponement?

Aug 25, 2017 - 9:01 AM

As the Comelec continues its preparations for the polls Senate electoral reforms committee chair Richard Gordon aims to come up with a decision on the postponement by Monday August 28

GO OR NO GO? The October 2017 barangay and SK elections are less than 2 months away. File photo by Rappler

Nat'l Youth Comm chair Aiza Seguerra: Give SK a chance

Aug 15, 2017 - 3:28 PM

Seguerra calls for Sangguniang Kabataan elections to push through saying reforms have improved the institution

National Youth Commission Chairperson Cariza ‘Aiza’ Seguerra bares that 62 percent of those affected by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) are youths, aged 15 to 30 years old, during a press briefing in Malacañang on February 14, 2017. She further urged families to be more involved in the HIV-awareness campaign. KING RODRIGUEZ/ Presidential Photo

Pimentel admits Congress to blame for waste of money

Aug 14, 2017 - 6:52 PM

Tama po iyon nagiging wasteful tayo dun because mabagal din ang kilos namin so meron din kaming kasalanan dun says Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III

POLLS DELAY. Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III says the government is wasting money because Congress acted late on proposals to delay the 2017 barangay polls. Photo by Nelson Vera/Rappler

House committee oks bill postponing barangay elections

Aug 14, 2017 - 5:36 PM

During its first hearing on the move to postpone the barangay elections yet again the House committee on suffrage and electoral reforms approves the measure 19 2

POSTPONED AGAIN? The Commission on Elections and local barangay officials attend a hearing on the proposed postponement of the barangay elections to May 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Barangay league wants polls held after 2019 mid-term elections

Aug 14, 2017 - 4:34 PM

The Liga ng mga Barangay has over 322 000 members – barangay captains and other village officials

POSTPONED AGAIN? The House committee on suffrage and electoral reforms meets to discuss the possible postponement of the barangay and SK elections, yet again. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler