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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

PSL pours in support for 2019 SEA Games volleyball

Sep 17, 2019 - 3:49 PM

Aside from compressing the 2019 PSL Invitational, the league announces two tune-up tournaments for the national women's volleyball team

FULL THROTTLE. Philippine Superliga gives way to the country's hosting of the 2019 SEA Games. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Online gambling contributes P551 billion to Philippine economy yearly

Sep 17, 2019 - 12:10 PM

Philippine offshore gaming operators (POGOs) now bring more cash to the local economy than business process outsourcing companies, says Leechiu Property Consultants

JACKPOT. A property consultancy firm says online gambling is contributing more cash now more than ever to the local economy. Photo by Jeff Digma/Rappler


LOOK: Sibol PH taps 27 athletes for 2019 SEA Games esports tournament

Sep 16, 2019 - 9:22 AM

The Philippine national esports team aims to sweep all events as the country hosts the 2019 SEA Games

Dominguez orders BIR to shut down tax-dodging POGOs

Sep 15, 2019 - 6:05 PM

'Those who don't pay or respond to your assessments, clamp them down,' says Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III

From 'Death Stranding' to Olympic Mario at Tokyo Game Show

Sep 12, 2019 - 8:24 PM

A new trailer for 'Death Stranding' comes out at Tokyo Game Show 2019

HIDEO KOJIMA. Japanese video game designer, writer, director and producer Hideo Kojima speaks on stage to present his new video game 'Death Stranding' during the Tokyo Game Show in Makuhari, Chiba Prefecture on September 12, 2019.  Photo by Charly Triballeau/AFP


Team Liyab standouts vie for 2019 SEA Games esports berth

Sep 10, 2019 - 9:24 PM

Kevin 'Gambit' Dizon and Caviar 'Enderr' Acampado of Team Liyab are part of the Sibol national training pool

TIGHTENED COMPETITION. Team Liyab members train hard to make the cut for the inaugural 2019 SEA Games eSports tournament. Photo from release

Secretlab gaming chairs now officially available in the Philippines

Sep 09, 2019 - 2:58 PM

The company makes premium chairs like the Omega and the Titan

Photo from Secretlab


Baguio City eyes complaint vs Cebu Pacific over delayed judo team flight

Sep 07, 2019 - 9:46 PM

Baguio City Administrator Bonifacio dela Peña is set to meet with judo athletes and their coaches to discuss the plan to file a protest against Cebu Pacific

File photo from AFP

HIGHLIGHTS: Ateneo vs La Salle – UAAP Season 82 round 1

Sep 07, 2019 - 7:56 PM

Ateneo puts its champion roster to a test against a La Salle side that's set to unveil a slew of Fil-foreign players

Duterte won't ban POGOs: 'We need it'

Sep 04, 2019 - 9:19 PM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is not heeding China's call to ban online gambling operations

ONLINE GAMBLING. The Philippine government wants to better collect taxes from POGOs. Photo by Jeff Digma/Rappler

2019 SEA Games: Kalei Mau targets women's volleyball gold

Sep 03, 2019 - 8:23 PM

Fresh off a conference MVP stint, Kalei Mau believes the Philippine women's volleyball team can make it far in the 2019 SEA Games

WINNING IT ALL. Kalei Mau awaits her national team debut. File photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler