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Tim Cone salutes Joe Devance for playing through injury

Sep 24, 2018 - 4:16 PM

Despite dealing with a bummed left knee and left foot, the Barangay Ginebra veteran comes through when needed most

PLAYING THROUGH PAIN. Joe Devance bucks off injuries to help Barangay Ginebra take down rivals San Miguel in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup. Photo from PBA Images


Ginebra trips San Miguel in heated rematch

Sep 23, 2018 - 9:56 PM

Justin Brownlee and Aljon Mariano deliver stellar outings as the Gin Kings outlast the Beermen

CHALLENGED. San Miguel Beer made it tough for Ginebra's Aljon Mariano, who still got away with a perfect shooting clip. Photo by PBA Images

My Ucab moment

Sep 22, 2018 - 9:26 PM

Ucab, even then, was a wasteland. There were hardly any trees and the soil was clay.

Death toll in Itogon, Benguet, now at 69

Sep 22, 2018 - 9:05 PM

(UPDATED) Police say 44 of the fatalities are from Barangay Ucab

ITOGON. Police and rescue teams continue the search for bodies buried by the landslide in Ucab, Itogon in Benguet, on September 17, 2018. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Marawi City votes in special barangay, SK elections

Sep 22, 2018 - 5:33 PM

(UPDATED) Election watchdogs report irregularities and a few poll-related incidents in some areas in the conduct of the village and youth council polls

MARAWI POLLS. Election watchdog Namfrel monitors the conduct of the special barangay and SK elections in Marawi City on September 22, 2018. Photo from Namfrel's Facebook page

Clutch Paul Zamar downplays role in Ginebra overtime stunner

Sep 22, 2018 - 10:18 AM

The former ABL import has been used to silencing the home crowd with his cold-blooded threes

KEY COG. Paul Zamar proves to be a vital cog in Blackwater’s surprise 4-0 start. Photo from PBA Images

LIST: Deadly landslides in the Philippines

Sep 22, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Almost all of these major disasters in the last two decades happened in the midst of heavy rain that loosened the soil in landslide-prone areas

LANDSLIDES. There have been many deadly landslides in the Philippines in recent years. Photos by Jire Carreon/Rappler and Querl Panilag

Japeth joins lengthy Ginebra injury list

Sep 21, 2018 - 11:27 PM

Big man Japeth Aguilar injures his calf in practice and will sit out the blockbuster Ginebra-San Miguel Beer match

SIDELINED. Japeth Aguilar is the seventh Ginebra player on the injured list. Photo from PBA Images

Unbeaten Blackwater deals Ginebra first loss in OT thriller

Sep 21, 2018 - 9:45 PM

Paul Zamar, Mac Belo and Henry Walker deliver in the clutch as the Elite stun the Gin Kings for the solo lead

CLUTCH. Henry Walker caps his huge 39-point outing with a clutch triple. Photo by PBA Images

Erram eyes breakthrough conference after franchise-best start

Sep 20, 2018 - 5:11 PM

Poy Erram and Blackwater hope to get past defending champion Ginebra on Friday to keep its winning streak going

TOP SPOT. Poy Erram's Blackwater Elite and crowd darling Ginebra dispute the solo lead on Friday. Photo from PBA Images

Read the stories of Lea Salonga, Clint Ramos, Robert Lopez in 'Barangay to Broadway'

Sep 17, 2018 - 6:43 PM

Lea Salonga, Robert Lopez, and Clint Ramos are part of the list of 'Barangay to Broadway: Filipino American Theater History'

Gunman kills barangay chairman in Manila

Sep 13, 2018 - 10:14 PM

Angel Joy Rivero Jr, Barangay Chairman of Barangay 330, Zone 33 in Santa Cruz, Manila, is shot and killed as he was riding his motorcycle

SHOT AND KILLED. Angel Joy Rivero Jr, Barangay Chairman of Barangay 330 Zone 33 Santa Cruz, Manila, is gunned down by an unidentified assailant while riding his motorcycle along Maria Orosa corner Padre Zamora in Manila. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

FIBA: Greg Slaughter cleared to play as Gilas local

Sep 08, 2018 - 12:18 PM

The Filipino-American center gets the go signal to suit up as a local player when Gilas Pilipinas sees action in the 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers

ADDED CEILING. Greg Slaughter will provide the much needed height when Gilas Pilipinas faces Iran on Thursday, September 13. Photo by Alvin Brian Go/Rappler

Despite Marcos ties, U.P. president says no attempt to forget Martial Law

Sep 07, 2018 - 7:58 PM

After the backlash from his Kabataang Barangay reunion with Imee Marcos, University of the Philippines president Danilo Concepcion commits to developing courses on Martial Law for UP's general education program

COMMITMENTS. University of the Philippines president Danilo Concepcion lists commitments towards his promise to ensure UP will not forget abuses under Martial Law. Screenshot from Rappler Talk

Greg Slaughter's FIBA eligibility 'pretty positive'

Sep 05, 2018 - 11:50 PM

The Filipino-American center is hoping to play as a local – and not as a naturalized player – when Gilas Pilipinas resumes its quest for a World Cup berth

BIG ADDITION. Greg Slaughter would be a welcome addition as a local player for Gilas Pilipinas. Photo from PBA Images


Japeth to the rescue as Ginebra stays unscathed vs NorthPort

Sep 05, 2018 - 9:59 PM

The Gin Kings notch their third straight win and hand the Batang Pier their fourth straight loss

CLUTCH. Japeth Aguilar delivers the goods down the stretch for Barangay Ginebra. Photo from PBA Images

Brownlee works magic as Ginebra hands Alaska its first loss

Sep 02, 2018 - 10:00 PM

The do-it-all import messes with a triple-double as the Gin Kings remain undefeated in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup

DO-IT-ALL. Justin Brownlee drops 45 points, 11 rebounds and 9 assists for Barangay Ginebra. Photo from PBA Images


Kadamay members leave gov’t housing site in Bacolod

Sep 01, 2018 - 8:56 AM

Over a thousand informal settlers vacate the site after a dialogue with local executives, housing officials, and police and military representatives

GOING HOME. Informal settlers leave the government housing site in Bacolod City Friday afternoon, August 31. Photo courtesy of Merlinda Pedrosa

If Gilas calls, Scottie Thompson will answer

Aug 31, 2018 - 11:42 PM

Weeks after winning Finals MVP, the third-year guard is being eyed for the national team in the second round of the World Cup qualifiers

KEY ADDITION. Scottie Thompson may just represent the Philippines again in international play. Photo from PBA Images

Brownlee flexes muscle as debuting Ginebra keeps Columbian winless

Aug 31, 2018 - 9:43 PM

The reigning two-time Governors' Cup champions use a late pullaway to send the Dyip to their fourth straight loss

DOUBLE-DOUBLE MACHINE. Justin Brownlee picks up where he left off with 34 points and 20 rebounds for the Gin Kings. Photo from PBA Images


U.P. history department slams president's attendance at Marcos event

Aug 31, 2018 - 8:16 PM

The Department of History says the UP President's appearance at the event is an insult to the memory of those who risked their lives to fight martial law

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Aug 30, 2018 - 10:07 PM

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3 laborers rescued after storm pipe falls on them

Aug 30, 2018 - 8:44 PM

While two of the laborers were immediately rescued, a third laborer's foot was caught underneath the pipe that fell

RESCUED. Three laborers were rescued Thursday noon along Salud Mitra Barangay in Baguio City after the huge storm pipe they were installing fell on them. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Kadamay members camp out at housing site for cops, soldiers

Aug 30, 2018 - 6:40 PM

Informal settlers from different areas in Negros Occidental are looking to occupy the housing units which have remained mostly unoccupied for years

HOUSING WOES. Informal settlers from all over Negros Occidental at a housing site for cops and soldiers at Barangay Felisa, Bacolod City on August 30, 2018. Photo by Marchel P. Espina/Rappler

Kabataang Barangay: Get to know the forerunner of the Sangguniang Kabataan

Aug 30, 2018 - 5:52 PM

Kabataang Barangay, headed by Imee Marcos, was established during Martial Law to develop young people according to the 'guiding philosophies of the New Society'

U.P. president 'regrets' pain caused by appearance with Imee Marcos

Aug 30, 2018 - 1:30 PM

'I intended no offense.... Tao lang po!' says University of the Philippines president Danilo Concepcion, adding that UP will never forget the dark period of Martial Law

2 in barangay narco list in northern Luzon arrested

Aug 17, 2018 - 10:57 PM

They are bothin the list of barangay officials tagged as drug personalities

Tim Cone didn't imagine Mark Caguioa to be like this

Aug 16, 2018 - 9:35 AM

The PBA's winningest coach says the former league MVP's unselfishness sets the tone for the Gin Kings, who have won 3 titles in the last 6 conferences

PILING IT UP. Mark Caguioa has now won 7 PBA titles in his storied 17-year career. Photo from PBA Images


Brownlee's naturalization in the works with filing of House bill

Aug 15, 2018 - 5:39 PM

House Bill No. 8106 endorses the Barangay Ginebra import to become a naturalized Filipino

PINOY AT HEART. Justin Brownlee had previously expressed his desire to become a naturalized Filipino. Photo from PBA Images


San Miguel boss Ang to sponsor Brownlee's naturalization

Aug 14, 2018 - 6:55 AM

Winning his third PBA title in the two years he has been in the Philippines, the American import has expressed his desire to be a Filipino

DEEP LOVE FOR THE COUNTRY. American import Justin Brownlee wants to be a naturalized Filipino. Photo from PBA Images

LOOK: Ginebra fans brave rains for championship celebration

Aug 12, 2018 - 4:37 PM

Instead of the usual meet-and-greet, Ginebra players get up close and personal with the fans

CELEBRATION. The Gin Kings join their die-hard supporters in a victory party.

The week in photos: August 4-10, 2018

Aug 11, 2018 - 7:30 PM

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

NO TO WAR. An Indian student wearing a mask poses with her hands painted with a slogans for peace during a rally to mark Hiroshima Day in Mumbai on August 6, 2018. Photo by Punit Paranjpe/AFP

Two months after trade, Jeff Chan is PBA champion anew

Aug 10, 2018 - 5:18 PM

The veteran sharpshooter was bound to miss the playoffs for the 3rd straight conference until he was shipped to Barangay Ginebra

LUCKY BREAK. Jeff Chan bags his 3rd championship less than two months since his trade to Barangay Ginebra. Photo from PBA Images


Austria: San Miguel's finals loss a long time coming

Aug 10, 2018 - 1:22 PM

After an impressive 6-of-6 in the last 10 PBA conference finals, the Beermen tasted their first championship defeat in 5 years

CLEAN SLATE. In order to revive their winning ways, Leo Austria suggests San Miguel returns to square one. Photo from PBA Images


COA flags bidding of DOH Barangay Health Stations project

Aug 09, 2018 - 6:40 PM

State auditors cast doubt on the validity of the DOH's P8.1 billion project as it failed it comply with government procurement laws

QUESTIONABLE. State auditors question the bidding process of the Department of Health's Barangay Health Station project. Photo from COA report

For Arwind, there's silver lining in San Miguel's finals loss

Aug 09, 2018 - 2:24 PM

It has been so long since the Beermen lost a finals series that they still had a different name when it happened

MOVING FORWARD. Arwind Santos says San Miguel needs to go back to where it started as it begins its next title quest. Photo from PBA Images


Finals MVP Scottie epitome of Never Say Die, says Cone

Aug 09, 2018 - 9:11 AM

The winningest PBA tactician believes the 25-year-old could wind up as one of the league's true greats

STANDING TALL. Scottie Thompson takes home the Finals Most Valuable Player award as Barangay Ginebra dethrones San Miguel as the new Commissioner's Cup kings. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler


How long does Justin Brownlee want to play for Ginebra?

Aug 09, 2018 - 12:54 AM

The do-it-all import has now won 3 PBA championships in 4 conferences

WINNING CULTURE. Justin Brownlee steers Barangay Ginebra to the team's 3rd championship in the last 6 conferences. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler


Twitter erupts as Barangay Ginebra reigns supreme

Aug 08, 2018 - 10:28 PM

Social media users congratulate the new champions for winning their first PBA Commissioner's Cup title in 21 years

Scottie Thompson takes home Finals MVP

Aug 08, 2018 - 9:45 PM

The do-it-all guard delivers a double-double of 12 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists in Barangay Ginebra's championship-clinching Game 6 win over San Miguel

FIRST. The Finals MVP plum is a first for the 3rd-year cog. Photo from PBA Images


Ginebra finishes off San Miguel for PBA Commissioner's Cup crown

Aug 08, 2018 - 9:09 PM

Trailing 1-2 in the best-of-7 affair, the Gin Kings won the next 3 games for their 3rd PBA championship in the last 6 conferences

CHAMPS. Barangay Ginebra dethrones San Miguel to become the new Commissioner's Cup kings. Photos from PBA Images


HIGHLIGHTS: PBA Finals 2018 Game 6 - Barangay Ginebra vs San Miguel Beermen

Aug 08, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Bookmark this page to get updates on the game starting 7 pm on Wednesday, August 8, at the Mall of Asia Arena

On the verge of losing PBA finals, Santos cites 'Beeracle'

Aug 06, 2018 - 3:13 PM

San Miguel teeters on the brink of losing its first championship series following a perfect 6-of-6 run in the finals of the last 10 conferences

REDEMPTION. Arwind Santos is expecting the Beermen to strike back as they trail 2-3 in the best-of-7 Commissioner's Cup finals against Barangay Ginebra. Photo from PBA Images


Cone: Scottie Thompson 'reminds me of Westbrook'

Aug 06, 2018 - 8:27 AM

The 3-year guard showcases his scoring prowess as Barangay Ginebra gains a 3-2 lead in the best-of-7 Commissioner's Cup finals

SCORING CHOPS. Scottie Thompson makes the biggest buckets down the stretch as Ginebra moves a win closer to dethroning San Miguel as Commissioner's Cup kings. Photo from PBA Images


Balkman on Game 5 loss: 'We didn't lose that game'

Aug 06, 2018 - 7:53 AM

San Miguel squandered a 5-point lead down the stretch in Game 5 as Barangay Ginebra seized a 3-2 lead in the best-of-7 finals series

NOT OUT YET. Renaldo Balkman says people should not count San Miguel out even with Barangay Ginebra holding a 3-2 lead in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup finals. Photo from PBA Images


Thompson proves clutch as Ginebra nips San Miguel in Game 5

Aug 05, 2018 - 9:09 PM

The do-it-all guard finishes with a game-high 20 points and sinks the biggest buckets down the stretch

HIGHLIGHTS: PBA Finals 2018 Game 5 - Barangay Ginebra vs San Miguel Beermen

Aug 05, 2018 - 7:07 PM

Bookmark this page to get updates on the game starting 6:30 pm on Sunday, August 5, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum

On night of milestones, Fajardo still eyes biggest prize

Aug 04, 2018 - 4:31 PM

'The Kraken' wants more after adding another Best Player of the Conference award to his collection and joining the 5,000-point club

NO HAPPY ENDING. June Mar Fajardo's night of winning his 7th Best Player of the Conference award and joining the 5,000-point club did not have a happy ending. Photo from PBA Images


Tim Cone: No finals series as 'strange' as San Miguel-Ginebra

Aug 04, 2018 - 8:20 AM

The first 4 games of the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup finals have been decided by an average of 30.3 points

BOUNCE BACK. Tim Cone and his Barangay Ginebra even the best-of-7 affair with a 130-100 win over San Miguel in Game 4. Photo from PBA Images


Joe Devance downplays shoving incident with Renaldo Balkman

Aug 03, 2018 - 11:28 PM

The Barangay Ginebra forward says he's sure there are no 'hard feelings' between him and the San Miguel import

KEY COG. Joe Devance puts up 18 points and 5 rebounds as Barangay Ginebra ties the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup finals at 2-2. Photo from PBA Images