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Team PH to surprise in 2019 SEA Games, says Ramirez

Oct 22, 2019 - 8:01 PM

The recent golden performances of Carlos Yulo and Nesthy Petecio give hope to Team Philippines' campaign in the 2019 SEA Games

GOLDEN TRIO. (from left to right) Nesthy Petecio, Carlos Yulo and EJ Obiena bring glory to the Philippines on the world stage. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Multiple sources say Diablo 4 will be announced at Blizzcon

Oct 22, 2019 - 8:01 PM

An industry insider's tweet and an alleged mention of 'Diablo 4' on promotional material for a Diablo artbook spur speculation of a new game announcement

DOF backs more taxes for online gambling firms

Oct 22, 2019 - 6:57 PM

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez supports the plan of Albay Representative Joey Salceda to slap more taxes on Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators and their service providers

Cone 'honored' as Gilas Pilipinas attendance perfect again

Oct 22, 2019 - 8:12 AM

All 15 members of the pool are present for the third straight week as the SEA Games, which the country will host, nears

ON THE SAME PAGE. Tim Cone believes every member of his 15-man pool is "buying in" to what Gilas Pilipinas is trying to build for the SEA Games. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Romeo glad to don Gilas Pilipinas jersey anew as part of 3x3 pool

Oct 21, 2019 - 9:57 PM

The last time Terrence Romeo played for the country was in 2018 against Australia in a FIBA World Cup qualifier – a game that turned into a full-blown brawl

GOOD FEELING. Terrence Romeo says he missed wearing a Philippines jersey. Photo by Delfin Dioquino/Rappler


Far out: Myanmar's first surfing team to take off at SEA Games 2019

Oct 19, 2019 - 9:12 PM

Myanmar wants to make a splash when it debuts in the surfing competitions of the Southeast Asian Games here in the Philippines

MEDAL HOPEFUL. This picture taken on October 12, 2019 shows Myanmar's Nida Soe posing for a photo after her surfing practice session on Ngwe Saung beach in Irrawaddy division, ahead of the upcoming Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in the Philippines. Photo by Ye Aung Thu/AFP

Traffic ‘really going to be a challenge’ during SEA Games – Cayetano

Oct 16, 2019 - 8:03 PM

Expect Metro Manila traffic to get worse when the country's SEA Games hosting goes full swing late this year

HOST. The Philippines prepares to welcome thousands of guests from 10 countries in the region. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

'League of Legends' is coming to mobile, consoles

Oct 16, 2019 - 7:56 PM

'League of Legends: Wild Rift' will feature similar mechanics and gameplay to the original game, but with features tailored to the respective platforms it's coming to

THE WILD RIFT. A peek at what League of Legends could look like on mobile. Screenshot from Riot's 10th Anniversary announcement on YouTube.

LOOK: New Clark City Sports Complex 'on track' for 2019 SEA Games

Oct 16, 2019 - 6:40 PM

The sprawling 9,500-hectare development includes a 20,000-seater athletics stadium, a 2,000-seater aquatics center, and an athletes' village

ATHLETIC STADIUM. The track and field oval of the athletic stadium at the New Clark City Sports Complex, one of the venues for the 30th SEA Games. All photos by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Google streaming game service Stadia debuts on November 19

Oct 15, 2019 - 11:32 PM

It will be priced at $9.99 per month and compete against Apple Arcade

STADIA. Google vice president and general manager Phil Harrison shows the new Stadia controller as he speaks during the GDC Game Developers Conference on March 19, 2019 in San Francisco, California. Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP


PH to take advantage of reduced 2019 SEA Games volleyball tourney

Oct 15, 2019 - 2:18 PM

The 2019 SEA Games women's volleyball tournament will adopt a single round-robin format as only 5 countries have confirmed their participation

MEDAL DROUGHT. The Philippine women's volleyball team hopes to end its 14-year SEA Games medal drought. File photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Standhardinger still shows up for Gilas Pilipinas practice despite trade

Oct 14, 2019 - 10:01 PM

National team coach Tim Cone says he is 'proud' of Christian Standhardinger for not using his trade from San Miguel to NorthPort as an excuse to skip practice

DETERMINED. Christian Standhardinger shows his dedication to Gilas Pilipinas. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler


Angeles City shuts down Chinese-operated POGO firm

Oct 12, 2019 - 2:58 PM

City Hall closes a POGO company which had no business permit and was not paying business taxes

PAGE 2019 (the Phil-Asian Gaming Expo) at SMX Convention Center in Pasay on July 12-14, 2019. Photo by Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Ateneo vs La Salle – UAAP Season 82 round 2

Oct 11, 2019 - 8:03 PM

Sparks fly whenever these two rivals meet, so this weekend's showdown between the Ateneo Blue Eagles and the La Salle Green Archers will certainly be no exception

'Call of Duty Mobile' hits 100 million downloads during launch week

Oct 10, 2019 - 8:39 PM

Analytics firm Sensor Tower says the game's download count eclipses other games in the same genre

Valdez: SEA Games-bound Eya Laure 'not a rookie' on court

Oct 10, 2019 - 5:56 PM

Alyssa Valdez says Eya Laure serves as an inspiration to the Philippine women's volleyball team

SUPER ROOKIE. Only 20 years old, Eya Laure provides a different kind of energy in a veteran-dominated national team. File photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Valdez, Laure lead 2019 SEA Games PH women's volleyball lineup

Oct 09, 2019 - 8:53 PM

Alyssa Valdez returns for her third straight SEA Games appearance as Eya Laure debuts in the regional meet

VETERAN PRESENCE. Alyssa Valdez represents the Philippines in the 2019 SEA Games hosted by the country. File photo by Asian Games PH media pool

Top casino execs to meet in Manila in December

Oct 09, 2019 - 8:40 PM

As the Philippines positions itself to be the top gambling destination in Asia, the country prepares to host one of the most highly anticipated gaming expos

China's expansion

Oct 09, 2019 - 7:33 PM

What the Philippines should watch out for

Marck Espejo banners 2019 SEA Games men’s volleyball lineup

Oct 08, 2019 - 4:52 PM

Five-time UAAP MVP Marck Espejo will make a return to the Southeast Asian Games volleyball tournament

RETURN. Marck Espejo is ready to lead the Philippine team in the 2019 SEA Games men's volleyball tournament. Photo courtesy of Sports Vision

Achievement unlocked: Game Jam+ elevates the development scene

Oct 07, 2019 - 4:35 PM

Game Jam+ wants to push indie game development a step further by encouraging creators to think about business models, marketing, and the people who will eventually play their game

GAME JAM PLUS! The participants and judges of the Game Jam+ event. Photo by Genesis Toh.

LOOK: PH receives SEA Games flame from Malaysia

Oct 03, 2019 - 5:12 PM

Pami, the 2019 SEA Games mascot, receives the official torch in the handover ceremony

HANDOVER CEREMONY. 2019 SEA Games mascot Pami, the smiling sponge ball, makes an appearance in the official handover ceremony in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photo from Philippine Sports Commission

2019 SEA Games: Where to buy tickets as low as P50

Oct 03, 2019 - 1:35 PM

You can now buy tickets to watch your favorite sports in the 2019 SEA Games!

TICKET DROP. The 2019 SEA Games tickets go on sale on October 3. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

What made Jayson Castro return to Gilas Pilipinas?

Oct 01, 2019 - 1:37 PM

Jayson Castro answers the call of the national team as the Philippines plans on dominating on its home turf in the 2019 SEA Games

FOR THE COUNTRY. It just a call for Jayson Castro to come back. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


BIR lifts closure order on online gambling firm

Oct 01, 2019 - 1:20 PM

The first online gambling firm shut down by the Philippine government is up and running again after promising to settle P1.3 billion in unpaid taxes

Marcial heads PH boxing lineup for SEA Games

Sep 30, 2019 - 11:36 PM

Eumir Marcial targets a third gold medal, while Carlo Paalam, Rogen Ladon, Ian Clark Bautista, and Charly Suarez look to impress

BACK-TO-BACK. Eumir Marcial looks to defend his middleweight gold medal in the SEA Games. File photo


Cone honored to coach Castro 11 years after nearly drafting him in PBA

Sep 30, 2019 - 10:46 PM

Jayson Castro will play under the guidance of Tim Cone for the first time as Gilas Pilipinas shoots for an 18th gold medal in the SEA Games

REUNION. Gilas Pilipinas veterans Jayson Castro, LA Tenorio, and Jimmy Alapag reunite for the SEA Games. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Alapag looking forward to learn as Cone assistant for SEA Games

Sep 29, 2019 - 11:36 PM

Jimmy Alapag says the 'learning process continues' as he serves as an assistant coach to Tim Cone, the winningest mentor in PBA history

REUNION. Jimmy Alapag will also reunite with former Gilas Pilipinas teammates Jayson Castro and LA Tenorio. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler


Alapag, Uichico joining Gilas Pilipinas as Cone staff for SEA Games

Sep 28, 2019 - 11:00 PM

The Philippines leaves no stone unturned in its bid for an 18th gold medal in the SEA Games

GREAT MINDS. Jimmy Alapag and Jong Uichico beef up Gilas Pilipinas' coaching staff for the SEA Games. File photos by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler


HIGHLIGHTS: Ateneo vs UP – UAAP Season 82 round 1

Sep 28, 2019 - 8:48 PM

What better way to cap a wild first round than pitting top teams Ateneo and UP in a UAAP finals rematch on Sunday, September 29

Left out of SEA Games pool, Ravena not questioning Cone decision

Sep 27, 2019 - 9:23 PM

Kiefer Ravena misses out on a chance to clinch an unprecedented fifth straight SEA Games gold medal

BACK IN ACTION. Kiefer Ravena says his focus is on the PBA, where his mother team NLEX missed him for more than a year. Photo from fiba.basketball


Pasaol laments SEAG 3x3 snub, shifts focus to Olympic bid

Sep 27, 2019 - 8:22 PM

An all-PBA Gilas Pilipinas team hopes to clinch the inaugural 3x3 basketball SEA Games gold despite the non-inclusion of top-ranked players like Alvin Pasaol

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No Bolick, Perez: Cone opts for 'veteran' Gilas SEA Games pool

Sep 26, 2019 - 4:20 PM

'We decided to go with a veteran group, again because... generally, veterans are easier to coach short-term,' says Gilas head coach Tim Cone

SNUBBED. Despite CJ Perez and Robert Bolick's impressive World Cup stint, Gilas coach Tim Cone wants an experienced roster. Photos from Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas

Ginebra core banners Gilas 2019 SEA Games pool

Sep 26, 2019 - 2:46 PM

Gilas Pilipinas coach Tim Cone lines up 6 Ginebra players to lead the country's bid for an 18th SEA Games basketball gold

CORE MEMBER. Scottie Thompson returns to represent the Philippines in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games. Photo from Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

BIR closes first tax-dodging online gambling firm

Sep 25, 2019 - 11:02 AM

The Bureau of Internal Revenue stops the operations of Great Empire Gaming and Amusement Corporation

Mikee Romero says Gilas needs 5 naturalized players

Sep 24, 2019 - 10:13 PM

GlobalPort owner Mikee Romero believes that Gilas Pilipinas can add height by naturalizing more eligible big men

HEIGHT. Mikee Romero says that the Gilas program should look for more eligible foreigners that can be naturalized like resident big man Andray Blatche. Photo from fiba.basketball

Ace Barbers warns POGOs make PH vulnerable to drugs, money laundering

Sep 24, 2019 - 8:14 AM

The chair of the House committee on dangerous drugs says the online gambling industry has the potential to 'revolutionize' the money laundering process

FRONT FOR DIRTY MONEY? A lawmaker cautions against the booming online gambling industry in the Philippines. File photo by Rappler

Tim Cone excited to work as Gilas Pilipinas coach in SEA Games

Sep 23, 2019 - 11:55 PM

In the SEA Games, Tim Cone will carry the task of leading the Philippines to a 13th straight gold medal and 18th overall

AT THE HELM. Tim Cone comes full circle with his return as Philippine team head coach. Photo from PBA Images


2019 SEA Games to go cashless with mobile app

Sep 23, 2019 - 6:41 PM

The 2019 SEA Games mobile app will be a one-stop source of information for athletes, coaches, and spectators

MOBILE-FRIENDLY. The 2019 SEA Games information can be accessed via the mobile application. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Tim Cone to coach Gilas Pilipinas in SEA Games

Sep 23, 2019 - 4:30 PM

The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas, though, clarifies it will still decide whether Tim Cone will call the shots for the national team beyond the SEA Games

BACK AT IT. Tim Cone returns at the helm for the Philippine men's basketball team. Photo from PBA Images


Even without Valdez, PH shows promise in 2019 SEA Games campaign

Sep 23, 2019 - 3:47 PM

Even without volleyball phenom Alyssa Valdez, the Philippines topples world No. 37 Vietnam in the 1st ASEAN Grand Prix

STEPPING UP. The Philippine women's volleyball team steps up its 2019 Southeast Asian Games preparations. Photo from Aby Maraño's Instagram

Cone as Gilas Pilipinas coach in SEA Games? 'Nothing firm' yet

Sep 22, 2019 - 11:00 PM

Tim Cone says he's open to help the national team even if it's just a one-and-done stint

COMEBACK. Tim Cone could return as Philippine team head coach after more two decades. Photo from PBA Images


Baldwin calls for formation of 'winning team' amid Gilas director talks

Sep 22, 2019 - 5:12 PM

His role in the revamped Gilas Pilipinas program may still be unclear, but Ateneo coach Tab Baldwin wants to put premium on assembling a topnotch squad

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5 things to watch for on Emmys night

Sep 22, 2019 - 1:00 PM

This year's show has no host, plus a rivalry between Netflix and HBO

An Emmy Awards statue is pictured ahead of the 71st Emmy Awards on September 21, 2019, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP)

Final Emmys beckon for TV stars of 'Thrones' and 'Veep'

Sep 22, 2019 - 11:50 AM

'Game of Thrones' has already won 10 awards in the Creative Arts Emmys

CIDG 7 chief relieved for leading raid on Cebu POGO

Sep 19, 2019 - 9:51 PM

The Central Visayas' controversial CIDG chief Lito Patay previously led Quezon City's Station 6, known for racking up the most kills in anti-drug operations between 2016 and 2017

RELIEVED. CIDG-7 chief Police Colonel Lito Patay is relieved over heading a raid on a local POGO office. Photo from QCPD Batasan's Facebook page

Suzara stays with 2019 SEA Games organizing committee

Sep 19, 2019 - 1:55 PM

The Philippine SEA Games Organizing Committee decides to let Ramon 'Tats' Suzara keep his position

FAST-TRACKING. The 2019 Southeast Asian Games is slated to happen on November 30. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

High risk, high return: House to probe online gambling boom

Sep 18, 2019 - 6:00 PM

House ways and means committee chairman Joey Salceda says they are 'quietly studying' online gambling risks, adding that the industry already comprises nearly 1% of gross domestic product

Suzara to be replaced in 2019 SEA Games organizing committee

Sep 17, 2019 - 7:15 PM

The Philippine SEA Games Organizing Committee is in for another leadership adjustment with less than 3 months before the regional biennial meet

REORGANIZATION. PHISGOC executive director Ramon Suzara is set to be replaced by a committee. Rappler screenshot

Over 8,000 foreign POGO workers lack permits – DOLE

Sep 17, 2019 - 5:56 PM

Bureau of Local Employment Director Dominique Tutay says 1,693 have since applied for the required alien employment permit, while a list of 6,678 others who did not was given to immigration

ILLEGAL WORKERS. The Department of Labor and Employment says over 8,000 foreign workers in POGOs did not have required working permits as of June 2019. Photo by Rappler