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Petron still spotless; F2 Logistics, Sta. Lucia grab second straight

Mar 07, 2020 - 11:55 PM

Defending champion Petron makes quick work of Chery Tiggo as F2 Logistics and Sta. Lucia show class in separate wins in the PSL Grand Prix

DEFENSIVE WALL. Sta Lucia star Mika Reyes tries to pierce through the tight defense of Marinera's Hana Cutura, Coleen Bravo, and Ivy Remulla. Photo  release

Baron captures MVP as F2 Logistics rules PSL

Oct 18, 2019 - 3:45 PM

Majoy Baron clinches the MVP and Best Middle Blocker plums, capping off a stellar month that also saw her make a mark in the ASEAN Grand Prix

BACK-TO-BACK. Majoy Baron and F2 Logistics defend their throne in the Invitational Conference. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler


Petron, F2 Logistics renew rivalry for PSL crown

Oct 16, 2019 - 8:30 PM

Adding another chapter to their storied showdown, Petron and F2 Logistics clash in the finals for a record seventh time

THRILLER. Dawn Macandili and the Cargo Movers dive into another thrilling title duel against Petron. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rapple

Cignal dethrones Petron, sets title match vs F2 Logistics

Aug 22, 2019 - 11:45 PM

The HD Spikers lean on veterans Rachel Ann Daquis and Jovelyn Gonzaga to advance to the PSL Finals for the first time in two years

VETERAN SMARTS. Cignal star Rachel Ann Daquis shows off her prowess yet again in the do-or-die semifinal match. Photo from PSL

PSL: Petron snaps Generika-Ayala's streak for solo 2nd place

Jul 09, 2019 - 10:46 PM

Petron and Foton get off to stunning wins in the 2019 PSL All-Filipino Conference

ON TRACK. The Petron Blaze Spikers are still on the path to their title defense. File photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Petron, Foton sweep separate PSL foes

Jul 06, 2019 - 11:14 PM

The Blaze Spikers bank on a returning star to roll to a 4-1 record as the Tornadoes also climb to 3-3

IN CONTROL. The Petron Blaze Spikers stay on top of their game. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Petron outlasts Cignal in PSL thriller; Foton downs PLDT

Jun 30, 2019 - 12:45 AM

The Blaze Spikers rebound from their first loss with a five-set escape over the HD Spikers

GRITTY WIN. The Petron Blaze Spikers get back on the winning track after surviving Cignal’s huge challenge. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

PSL: Kalei Mau proves worth in F2 Logistics' win over Petron

Jun 28, 2019 - 11:39 AM

Kalei Mau becomes a game changer in F2 Logistics' rivalry match against Petron

X-FACTOR. Kalei Mau's presence is vital to F2 Logistics' overall game. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Petron, Cignal, PLDT dispose of foes in PSL

Jun 25, 2019 - 11:39 PM

Petron remains unbeaten, Cignal comes out triumphant in first game, while PLDT goes on a winning streak

STRUGGLING. The Marinerang Pilipina Skippers remain winless in the Philippine Superliga. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler


PSL: Petron snatches first win over Marinerang Pilipina

Jun 20, 2019 - 10:49 PM

Petron shows no mercy in its bid for a 3-peat Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference title

HOT START. Petron blazes off to a dominant All-Filipino Conference title defense. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

PSL: Petron sets sights on All-Filipino title run

May 07, 2019 - 7:21 PM

After ruling the Grand Prix, the Blaze Spikers aim for another championship romp

CHAMPS AGAIN. Petron successfully defends its PSL Grand Prix crown after outlasting F2 Logistics in the finals. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Petron completes PSL back-to-back title romp

May 04, 2019 - 11:45 PM

The Blaze Spikers outlast F2 Logistics in the do-or-die finale

BACK ON TOP. The Petron Blaze Spikers celebrate another dominant run. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Petron rallies past F2 Logistics, forces do-or-die Game 3

May 02, 2019 - 11:45 PM

The Blaze Spikers stay alive behind imports Katherine Bell and Stephanie Niemer

BOUNCE BACK. Mika Reyes (center) and the Petron Blaze Spikers shake off their stunning Game 1 loss. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

PSL: Cargo Movers snap Blaze Spikers’ win streak, take Game 1

May 01, 2019 - 11:15 AM

F2 Logistics halts Petron’s 17-game winning run in the championship opener to move within a win of the PSL crown

STUNNER. F2 Logistics pulls off a Game 1 upset over the erstwhile unbeaten Petron. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Petron wins 16th straight to inch closer to PSL finals

Apr 24, 2019 - 7:55 PM

The Blaze Spikers buck off a rare set loss to remain unbeaten in the Grand Prix

POWERHOUSE. Stephanie Niemer and Petron prove too much for Cignal. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler


Petron sweeps United VC to end PSL prelims perfect

Apr 02, 2019 - 7:11 AM

The Blaze Spikers enter the quarterfinals as the No. 1 team with a spotless 14-0 record

QUICK WORK. Shannen Palec and United VC prove no match for powerhouse Petron in the PSL. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler


Bangladesh high-rise inferno death toll rises to 25

Mar 29, 2019 - 8:17 PM

Following the fire, authorities have ordered a probe into claims that the building lacked fire equipment, its fire exits were inadequate and it had been illegally extended

AFTERMATH. A Bangladeshi forensic expert looks on as he works at the scene of the burnt building in Dhaka on March 29, 2019, a day after flames tore through the 22-storey FR Tower. Photo by Munir Uz Zaman/AFP

Workers jump to their deaths as Dhaka office block fire kills 19

Mar 28, 2019 - 5:49 PM

(4th UPDATE) Officials say at least 6 people died after jumping from the 22-floor building

DHAKA BLAZE. Bangladeshi firefighters try to extinguish a blaze in an office building in Dhaka on March 28, 2019. Photo by Munir Uz Zaman/AFP

Denden Lazaro leaves Cocolife to suit up for Petron

Jan 08, 2019 - 7:18 PM

Denden Lazaro vies for her first PSL title as she transfers to the multi-titled Petron Blaze Spikers

TITLE PURSUIT. Denden Lazaro is expected to boost Petron's floor defense. Photo from release

Petron, Foton remain on top of PSL All-Filipino conference

Nov 20, 2018 - 10:29 PM

The Petron Blaze Spikers sweep Sta. Lucia while the Foton Tornadoes overpower Cocolife

UPPER HAND. Foton's Carmina Aganon's shot cruises through the Cocolife blockade of Arianee Angustia and Shang Berte. Photo from release

F2 Logistics sweeps Petron, bags PSL crown

Jul 28, 2018 - 10:00 PM

The Cargo Movers lean on MVP Ara Galang and Aby Maraño to capture their 3rd volleyball title

BACK ON TOP. F2 Logistics rebounds from last conference's heartbreak. Photo from PSL

PH team dominates Smart for 3rd PSL win

Jul 12, 2018 - 10:15 PM

Despite the Nationals' victory, coach Shaq Delos Santos says there's still a need to get the team in sync

UNITED. The Philippine women's volleyball team manages to pull through despite a depleted roster. Photo by Mix Gatpandan/Rappler

Petron, F2 stalwarts play double duty in 2018 PSL Invitational

Jun 22, 2018 - 1:25 PM

The national volleyball team players face a grueling grind of playing two games in one day

UNIQUE. The 2018 PSL Invitational will feature the national team and collegiate teams UP Lady Maroons and UE Lady Warriors. Photo by Joaqui Flores/Rappler

Blazing Petron pens perfect ending to PSL campaign

May 06, 2018 - 3:45 PM

Everything's sweet now for PSL champion Petron and MVP Lindsay Stalzer, who says last year's bid left 'a bitter taste'

BLAZING WIN. The Petron Blaze Spikers celebrate their return to the top after downing F2 Logistics in the winner-take-all finals match. Photo from PSL

Petron gets payback, snares PSL Grand Prix crown

May 05, 2018 - 9:03 PM

Learning from last year's heartbreak, Petron dethrones rival F2 Logistics in the winner-take-all match

NO REPEAT. Lindsay Stalzer, Remy Palma and the Petron Blaze Spikers put a stop to F2 Logistics' title-retention bid.

44 reported missing in Sao Paulo blaze building collapse

May 02, 2018 - 10:38 PM

There was no indication whether the large number of missing were considered likely to have been killed and buried under the rubble, or whether they simply were not there at the time

DEADLY BLAZE. This handout photo released by the Sao Paulo Fire Department on May 1, 2018 shows flames engulfing a building in the city center of Sao Paulo. Photo handout/Sao Paulo Fire Department/ AFP

Stalzer delivers for Petron in PSL Grand Prix

Apr 10, 2018 - 9:07 PM

The Blaze Spikers are aiming to retake the leadership

FUTILE. Sara Klisura of Cocolife can't break the Petron defense in their Superliga match.  Photo by PSL images

Petron wallops Smart, stays spotless in Superliga Grand Prix

Mar 01, 2018 - 8:30 PM

Potent combination of Hillary Hurley and Lindsey Stalzer show the way for the Blaze Spikers

WASTED. The efforts of Cheryly Sidayen of Smart were not enough. Photo by PSL Images

Death toll from South Korea hospital fire rises to 40

Feb 02, 2018 - 10:46 AM

Authorities are still investigating the exact cause but preliminary inspections have suggested possible defects in wiring in the ceiling of what used to be an office pantry

Dozens dead in South Korea hospital blaze

Jan 26, 2018 - 10:14 AM

(5th UPDATE) Defective wiring is suspected to have caused the deadly South Korean hospital fire that killed dozens and injured more than 150

HOSPITAL FIRE. Heavy, gray smoke rises into the air from a fire at a hospital building in Miryang on January 26, 2018. Photo by Yonhap/AFP

Iranian tanker sinks engulfed in flames, official says no hope of survivors

Jan 14, 2018 - 5:11 PM

(UPDATED) Information shows that Sanchi personnel were killed in the first hour of the accident 'due to explosion and the release of gas'

Fueled by her brother's death, MJ Perez steers F2 Logistics to first PSL Grand Prix title

Dec 17, 2017 - 10:52 AM

Few knew Maria Jose Perez was carrying a weight heavier than bringing her team a championship

HEAVY HEART. Bearing the grief of her brother's death, Maria Jose Perez showed strength in delivering the Cargo Movers a PSL Grand Prix title. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc

F2 Logistics topples Petron in do-or-die PSL finals clash, nabs first Grand Prix title

Dec 16, 2017 - 7:29 PM

The F2 Logistics Cargo Movers deliver when it matters most, closing out the series in 4 sets to win the title

CHAMPIONS. The Cargo Movers have closed out the show in the fourth set to win their first PSL Grand Prix title. Photo from PSL's Twitter page

F2 Logistics pulls plug on Petron in 5-set thriller, forces do-or-die in PSL finals

Dec 14, 2017 - 10:36 PM

F2 Logistics’ locals have stellar performances with Aby Marano, Majoy Baron and Cruz scoring 12, 10 and 8 markers apiece.

COMEBACK. Fighting for survival, F2 pulled off a major comeback in the fourth set before winning the fifth set and forcing a deciding game 3. Photo from PSL's Twitter account

It’s the perfect time to peak, says Petron's Stalzer

Dec 13, 2017 - 9:43 PM

The Petron Blaze Spikers are confident of sweeping the finals

SWEEP. The Petron Blaze Spikers are looking for a finals sweep. Photo from Philippine Superliga Facebook

Stalzer, Hurley scorch hot as Petron eliminates Foton to return to PSL finals

Dec 09, 2017 - 10:17 PM

The Petron Blaze Spikers claim the right to challenge the F2 Logistics Cargo Movers in the best-of-3 finals of the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix

Petron survives valiant effort from Generika-Ayala to enter PSL semis

Dec 05, 2017 - 11:18 PM

The Petron Blaze Spikers take the harder route against the stubborn Generika-Ayala Lifesavers before claiming a semifinals berth in the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix

Petron bounces back from previous loss with sweep of UST

Nov 09, 2017 - 9:55 PM

Aiza Maizo-Pontillas topscores for Petron with 10 points despite playing for only two sets while Remy Joy Palma and Lindsay Stalzer add 8 points apiece

POWER. Petron’s Lindsay Stalzer powers a hit over UST’s Caitlyn Virat and Alina Bicar. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

The week in photos: October 14-20, 2017

Oct 21, 2017 - 11:29 AM

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

Petron announced as F4 SEA’s official fuel and engine oil partner

Oct 04, 2017 - 5:19 PM

The races will be held in Malaysia, the Philippines, Indonesia, and Thailand

Anger mounts over London tower blaze

Jun 16, 2017 - 8:23 AM

They are simply not recognizable because of the fire Fiona McCormack from the Metropolitan Police s identification team says of the victims found inside Grenfell Tower

ABLAZE. This handout image received by local resident Giulio Thuburn early on June 14, 2017 shows flames engulfing a 27-storey block of flats in west London. Giulio Thuburn/AFP

Foton secures back-to-back PSL Grand Prix titles after surviving Petron

Dec 10, 2016 - 7:38 PM

The Tornadoes end the season with a bang as they complete back to back championship quest

BACK-TO-BACK CHAMPS. The Foton Tornadoes are back-to-back PSL champions. Photo by Jochebed Awa-ao

PSL: Petron looks past Game 1 loss, strives to even Grand Prix finals

Dec 10, 2016 - 1:40 AM

The Blaze Spikers face their biggest challenge yet needing a win to keep their title hopes alive

DO OR DIE. The Petron Blaze Spikers have to put their frustration over a pivotal Game 1 call to try to even the series in Game 2 on Saturday. Photo by Jochebed Awa-ao/Rappler

PSL: Foton outlasts Petron to take 1-0 lead in Grand Prix Finals

Dec 08, 2016 - 11:26 PM

The Tornadoes are one game away from retaining the Grand Prix title after a 5 set win over the Blaze Spikers

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

SCHEDULE: Foton vs Petron - PSL Grand Prix Finals

Dec 04, 2016 - 7:59 PM

Will the Foton Tornadoes complete a back to back gold medal finish or will the Petron Blaze Spikers climb back to the top?

Petron sets up PSL Grand Prix Finals rematch with Foton

Dec 03, 2016 - 8:22 PM

Stephanie Niemer put up a show stopping performance as the Blaze Spikers book the second seat of Grand Prix Finals

PSL: Petron holds on to top spot with win over Cignal

Nov 17, 2016 - 9:21 PM

American import Stephanie Niemer powers through to give Petron a straight set victory for a 7 1 record

LEAGUE LEADERS. The Petron Blaze Spikers are now 7-1 as the eliminations round winds down. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Foton import Lindsay Stalzer named PSL MVP

Dec 05, 2015 - 4:55 PM

Foton Tornadoes power hitting import Lindsay Stalzer was named the 2015 Philippine Superliga Grand Prix Most Valuable Player

Lindsay Stalzer basks in her glory just moments after winning a PSL Grand Prix title with the Foton Tornadoes. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Foton defeats Petron in straight sets to win PSL Grand Prix title

Dec 05, 2015 - 4:37 PM

The Foton Tornadoes won the third and deciding match against the Petron Blazing Spikers to win the 2015 PSL Grand Prix title

CHAMPIONS. The Foton Tornadoes have ended the Petron Blazing Spikers' reign atop the PSL. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Blazing Petron demolishes Foton to tie PSL finals series

Nov 30, 2015 - 8:26 PM

Two time defending champions Petron force a do or die Game 3 on Saturday

BLAZING. Petron pushed the PSL finals series to the limit with a 4-set win. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler