The power-hitting Nasuda Janmong and Saranya Laesood of Thailand rule the Beach Volleyball Republic On Tour Gran Ola, Lianga leg
The Golden Tigresses and the Tiger Spikers stamp their class over the competition
The tournament favorites march into the next round of beach volleyball action
UST standout Sisi Rondina teams up with rising star Babylove Barbon in the Beach Volleyball Republic on Tour Manila Open
The proposed rules force all surfers to the southern end of the 900-meter-long beach, where waves are usually bigger and dangerous rip tides more frequent
The Davao duo adds the Santa Open crown to the Beach Volleyball Republic championship it won a few months ago in Dagupan
The Davao duo of Lot Catubag and Karen Quilario stays unbeaten in women's action
Tuguegarao's Charo Soriano and Bea Tan lead the 5 Philippine pairs in the women's division
The powerhouse pair overwhelms the Sta. Lucia Realty duo of Jackie Estoquia and DM Demontano to rule for the second straight year
Sta. Lucia's Jackie Estoquia and DM Demontano pull off a sweep, while F2 Logistics' Mich Morente and Fritz Gallenero recover from a set down in separate beach volleyball action
Collegiate champions Nieza and Jeziela Viray tow Foton to back-to-back victories in beach volleyball action
Petron's Sisi Rondina and Bernadeth Pons kick off their title defense with a comeback win over Generika-Ayala's Fiola Ceballos and Patty Orendain
The Petron XCS tandem is grouped in the powerhouse Pool A
The retired American boxer pampers himself in the natural wonders of El Nido and Samal Island
The pair of Sisi Rondina and Dzi Gervacio advanced the most among the 8 Filipino teams in the Manila Open by making it to the quarterfinals
Ayumi Kusano and Takemi Nishibori of Japan cap a perfect 6-0 campaign with a championship
Sisi Rondina and Dzi Gervacio drop semis bid in the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Manila Open
''Yung island, gusto niya rin magpahinga. Pagod na pagod na siya. Kung nagsasalita lang siya, 'yun din ang hinaing niya: "Kelangan ko rin magpahinga,"' says Boracay resident Buboy Tolosa
The Philippine tandem emerges as the lone bright spot on a day where all other local teams absorb a beating
Eight Philippine teams face off with top international bets in the Manila sand courts on May 3 to 6, 2018 at Sands SM By the Bay
The Boracay closure follows the familiar pattern of Duterte's approach to addressing complex crisis situations. The approach relies heavily on police and military action, and projects Duterte as a tough, no-nonsense leader.
The Department of Agrarian Reform says structures constructed on these 400 hectares of agricultural land are considered illegal
'Kailangan natin ang kooperasyon at tulong ng mga stakeholders to fast-track the completion of Boracay projects,' says Aklan District Engineer Noel Fuentebella
'I do not interfere in the work of the Cabinet members,' says President Rodrigo Duterte, adding that he does 'not just revoke recommendations'
'We don't have jobs anymore that's why I'm applying here at DOLE. We were told that we will be street sweepers but I guess that's better than earning nothing,' says a former masseuse along Boracay's beachfront
Budget chief Benjamin Diokno says the funds for Boracay are charged against the fiscal year 2018 contingent fund in the national budget
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources says demolition orders were signed by Malay Mayor Ceciron Cawaling, after the mayor was accused of 'stalling' the rehabilitation of Boracay
The shores of Boracay Island's White Sand Beach are almost empty on the day it is closed to the public
The government, some residents, and business owners have started demolishing parts of their homes and establishments
Eight teams – 4 each in the men's and women's divisions – will represent the Philippines in the Manila Open from May 3 to 6
(3RD UPDATE) Malacañang has yet to issue an Executive Order on the closure of Boracay, even after the island has been shut down to tourists
(UPDATED) The national government has criticized Malay Mayor Ceciron Cawaling for not cooperating earlier. President Duterte signs an order declaring state of calamity in the area only on Thursday afternoon.
Senators weigh in on the closure of Boracay island, with some questioning the absence of a 'clear' plan on how the government will rehabilitate the island
Despite counting itself among the best islands of the world, Boracay has struggled to keep up with its fame. A look at its history shows warning signs at least a decade-old.
(UPDATED) Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque asserts, 'Unless a TRO is issued, the planned closure of Boracay to tourists shall proceed'
How will business owners, big and small alike, deal with the tourist hotspot's closure?
The National Privacy Commission wants them to explain why their Personal Information Controllers did not inform the commission nor the people affected by the data breach within 72 hours of the incident
Inter-agency teams, led by the Philippine National Police, rehearse how they would respond to potential 'threats' during Boracay's closure
BRP Cabra, a multi-role response vessel, will help with maritime security during the 6-month closure of Boracay
The 6-month closure of Boracay 'is a good wake-up call' for Filipinos, stresses Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque on Earth Day
The island locals will be allowed to enter designated to swimming and fishing areas at particular times
Police contingent now in place ahead of 6-month closure of tourist haven
'The affected residents have no other places to go,' says Malay Vice Mayor Abram Sualog as Boracay is set to be closed for rehabilitation
The imperial nature of the Philippine presidency is undeniable. The reach of whoever wields this power extends far and deep as evidenced by how President Duterte addressed the Boracay 'cesspool' tragedy.
Beautiful beaches accessible to Metro Manila – some as close as 3 hours away
As the Boracay example illustrates, policymaking without planning makes for needless chaos, confusion, and destruction
The resort says 60 employees will be laid off and a total of P45.5 million in revenues will be foregone during the 6-month closure of Boracay
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources prods local government units, residents, businesses, and private landowners to work together on a conservation plan that could make demolition orders unnecessary
Rappler traces President Rodrigo Duterte's decision-making on Boracay, from the video presentation that started it up to the Cabinet meetings where a 6-month closure was finalized