TNT edges Star, Blackwater clinches playoff berth in Govs' Cup

Sep 17, 2017 - 9:53 PM

TNT held off Star to notch their 7th win

EXPLOSIVE. Glen Rice Jr finished with an explosive double-double of 43 points and 19 rebounds in TNT's win. Photo by PBA Images/AFP

Ginebra bests Rain or Shine to grab solo lead in Governors' Cup

Sep 16, 2017 - 9:20 PM

'It was a real grind tonight trying to get that win,' says Ginebra head coach Tim Cone

SOLO LEAD. Raymond Almazan finished with a team-high of 20 points. Photo by PBA Images.

San Miguel Beer avoids upset against Kia, secures quarterfinals spot

Sep 16, 2017 - 6:05 PM

June Mar Fajardo scores 41 points and grabs 17 rebounds in the 118-112 win

MAIN MAN. San Miguel banked on June Mar Fajardo, who dropped 20 of his 41 points in the fourth quarter alone. Photo by PBA Images

Rain Or Shine holds on for the win, keeps Phoenix reeling

Sep 13, 2017 - 6:48 PM

The Phoenix Fuel Masters fall to their 8th straight loss

OUT OF FUEL. The Fuel Masters pulled to within two in the third quarter but couldn't get the win over Rain or Shine. Photo by PBA Images

Durham leads the charge as Meralco stops Star’s endgame rally

Sep 09, 2017 - 7:47 PM

The Meralco Bolts zap the Hotshots in Laguna

TOUGH STRETCH. Star absorbs its third straight loss. Screenshot from Sports 5 livestream

Alaska holds off GlobalPort late to make it two wins in a row

Sep 08, 2017 - 6:37 PM

After shaking off a lengthy slump the Alaska Aces have now made it two victories in a row

MILK RUN. After defeating the San Miguel Beermen, the Alaska Aces follow it up with a win over GlobalPort. Photo by PBA Images

San Miguel, TNT hold on for victories over Rain Or Shine, Meralco

Sep 06, 2017 - 10:10 PM

The Elasto Painters comeback falls short against the Beermen

BEER RUN. The San Miguel Beermen ended their two-game losing streak with a win over Rain or Shine. Photo by PBA Images

Cagayan governor Mamba hits ‘disrespectful’ employee on the nape

Sep 04, 2017 - 9:45 PM

The employee who has been in government for 40 years says he left the flag ceremony because he thought the program had ended

MAMBA. In this file photo, Cagayan Governor Manuel Mamba speaks at the AGOS Summit on Disaster Preparedness at the SM Aura Samsung Hall in Taguig on July 8, 2017. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

NLEX holds off late GlobalPort surge to notch 7th win

Sep 03, 2017 - 6:53 PM

NLEX successfully contained GlobalPort to secure the win

ROAD WARRIOR. Aaron Fuller set the tone for NLEX with a double-double of 33 points and 20 boards. Photo by PBA Images

Blackwater rolls to 4th win after crushing Kia

Sep 01, 2017 - 6:51 PM

Blackwater spoils the debut of Kia s new import Geron Johnson

WINNING WAYS. Blackwater has now won 4 of its last 5 games, while Kia dropped to its 8th straight defeat in the conference. Photo by PBA Images

Barangay Ginebra trounces Phoenix for 5th straight win

Aug 30, 2017 - 9:35 PM

Ginebra keeps peace with fellow conference leaders Meralco

GIN STREAK. Japeth Aguilar contributed 19 points, 13 rebounds and 4 blocks in the win. Photo by PBA media

TNT halts Blackwater’s streak with Ray Allen in attendance

Aug 30, 2017 - 7:09 PM

TNT halts Blackwater s franchise best win streak

FULL BARS. Glen Rice Jr throws down a dunk as TNT blasts Blackwater's winning streak. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Sumang posts career-high 32 as Blackwater hangs on to beat NLEX

Aug 18, 2017 - 10:01 PM

Henry Walker also comes through with 29 points 15 rebounds and 6 assists

ELITE PERFORMANCE. Roi Sumang scored 17 of his career-high 32 points in the second quarter to lead the Blackwater offense. Photo by PBA Images

Meralco Bolts come back from double digit deficit to beat Phoenix Fuel Masters

Aug 18, 2017 - 6:45 PM

Allen Durham paces Meralco with 33 points 16 boards and 7 assists

BOLTED. Garvo Lanete goes for two easy points as the Meralco Bolts win without Gilas cadets Baser Amer and Mike Tolomia. Photo by PBA Images

Rain or Shine trades Tolomia for Meralco's Daquioag

Aug 07, 2017 - 5:55 PM

Rain or Shine s dealing continues after it also traded longtime gunner Jeff Chan on Monday

CADETS SWITCH. Mike Tolomia and Ed Daquioag switch places in Rain or Shine-Meralco trade. Photos from PBA Images

Rain or Shine marksman Jeff Chan traded to Phoenix

Aug 07, 2017 - 2:28 PM

UPDATED Chan 33 is reportedly dealt to Phoenix in exchange for Mark Borboran and a 2020 second round draft pick

END OF AN ERA. Jeff Chan, Rain or Shine's longtime veteran sniper, is shipped to Phoenix for Mark Borboran and a 2017 first round draft pick. Photo from PBA Images

Returning Henry Walker instantly helps Blackwater snap losing streak

Aug 07, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Walker puts up a game high 32 points plus key baskets down the stretch in Blackwater s win over Phoenix

TRIUMPHANT RETURN. Henry Walker, seen here with driving with the ball, returns to the PBA and quickly leads Blackwater to its first win of the 2017 Governors' Cup. Photo from PBA Images

Meralco trounces KIA to extend winning run

Aug 06, 2017 - 9:11 PM

Cliff Hodge and Reynel Hugnatan however suffer ankle injuries during the game

4-0. The Bolts remain undefeated after 4 games in the 2017 PBA Governors' Cup. Photo from PBA Images

Blackwater breaks through win column after slipping past Phoenix

Aug 06, 2017 - 7:41 PM

The Elite finally have a breakthrough in their fourth game of the conference

FIRST WIN. Henry Walker powers Blackwater to first win. Photo from PBA Images

San Miguel asserts mastery of TNT in latest rematch

Aug 02, 2017 - 9:27 PM

The Beermen go up 2 0 while the KaTropa fall to 1 1

STILL WINNERS. The San Miguel Beermen, with import Wendell McKines this time, prevails in a rematch of last conference's finals against TNT KaTropa. Photo from PBA Images

Defending champ Ginebra thrashes KIA for second Govs Cup win

Aug 02, 2017 - 6:20 PM

Ginebra goes up 2 1 while KIA remains winless in 4 games

OFF THE BENCH. Greg Slaughter successfully comes off the bench once again as Ginebra routs KIA. Photo from PBA Images

GlobalPort coach Pumaren brushes off sideline scuffle with guard Pringle

Jul 30, 2017 - 10:32 PM

Pumaren is caught on camera having a verbal spat with Pringle during a huddle

PLAYER-COACH SPAT. Stanley Pringle (C) gets into a heated argument with his coach Franz Pumaren during GlobalPort's game against Barangay Ginebra. Photo from PBA Images

Defending champion Ginebra trounces GlobalPort to enter win column

Jul 30, 2017 - 9:56 PM

Ginebra wins big after dropping its conference opener

COURT GENERAL. LA Tenorio leads Barangay Ginebra to a rout of GlobalPort. Photo from PBA Images

PBA to donate portion of ticket sales to conflict-stricken Marawi City

Jul 30, 2017 - 8:05 PM

General admission tickets will also be sold at a discounted price for the remainder of the Governors Cup elimination round beginning Wednesday August 2

TRIBUTE. The PBA pays tribute to the fallen heroes in Marawi City on Philippine Independence Day 2017. Photo from PBA Images

NLEX rallies past Phoenix to make it 4-0

Jul 30, 2017 - 8:00 PM

NLEX is now 6 0 dating back to last conference

4-0. Carlo Lastimosa scores 14 points as NLEX rolls to a 4-0 record. Photo from PBA Images

WATCH: James Yap breaches 10,000 points in PBA career

Jul 29, 2017 - 9:27 PM

Yap becomes the 14th player to join the elite club and the first in 16 years

10,000 POINTS. James Yap receives the game ball as he joins the 10,000-point club. Photo from the PBA's official Twitter/@pbaconnect

SMB, Meralco cruise past opponents in 2017 Govs Cup

Jul 29, 2017 - 8:15 PM

Meralco stays unbeaten at 3 0 while the Grand Slam seeking San Miguel debut with a huge win

STRONG DEBUT. Marcio Lassiter drops 19 points as the Grand Slam-seeking San Miguel Beermen start strong in the 2017 PBA Governors' Cup. Photo from PBA Images

Star goes up 2-0, keeps Alaska reeling

Jul 28, 2017 - 9:42 PM

Star wins its second straight to open the conference

LEETHAL WEAPON. Paul Lee added 18 points, 4 boards, and 5 assists in the win. Photo by PBA Images

Romeo, GlobalPort survive Phoenix's huge late run for the win

Jul 26, 2017 - 10:38 PM

GlobalPort improves to a 1 1 record while Phoenix loses its first game this conference for a 2 1 slate

1-1. GlobalPort gets its first win of the 2017 PBA Governors' Cup against Phoenix. Photo from PBA Images

NLEX stays undefeated after outlasting Rain or Shine in double OT

Jul 26, 2017 - 9:24 PM

NLEX passes a huge character test to go up 3 0 in the 2017 PBA Governors Cup

CAREER GAME. Kevin Alas puts up a career-high 24 points with 10 rebounds and 5 assists as NLEX soars to a 3-0 start in the 2017 PBA Governors' Cup. Photo from PBA Images

Slaughter working to fit in again with Ginebra after long absence

Jul 24, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Greg Slaughter has some adjusting to do after 10 months off the court

FITTING IN. Greg Slaughter is working on re-integrating himself into Barangay Ginebra after a 10-month absence. Photo from PBA Images

Meralco prevails in Governors' Cup Finals rematch with Ginebra

Jul 23, 2017 - 10:05 PM

Meralco beats Ginebra for the first time since Game 3 of last year s Governors Cup Finals

BOLTS WIN. Allen Durham leads Meralco in a win over Ginebra to open their 2017 PBA Governors' Cup campaign. Photo from PBA Images

Star surges late against Blackwater to score first win in Govs' Cup

Jul 23, 2017 - 7:04 PM

PJ Simon scores a team high 20 points on 8 of 10 shooting

FIRST WIN. The Hotshots capitalized on the Elite's miscues, scoring 27 points off the Elite's 28 turnovers. Photo from PBA Images

LOOK: Milwaukee Bucks' Matthew Dellavedova watches PBA game

Jul 22, 2017 - 9:54 PM

Dellavedova is in Manila to promote his shoe Delly 1

DELLY IN THE PBA. Matthew Dellavedova of the Milwaukee Bucks is present at a PBA game on Saturday, July 22. Photo from PBA Images

Phelps game-winner lifts Phoenix over slumping Alaska

Jul 22, 2017 - 8:23 PM

Phoenix goes up 2 0 while Alaska s losing streak continues

FOR THE WIN. Eugene Phelps (R) gives Phoenix the victory over Alaska with a bucket at the buzzer. He is seen here earlier in the game going up against Vic Manuel. Photo from PBA Images

NLEX, Phoenix open 2017 PBA Governors' Cup on bright note

Jul 19, 2017 - 10:18 PM

NLEX and Phoenix defeat KIA and Alaska respectively on the opening day of the season ending conference

BIG FIRST WIN. Kevin Alas takes over right away as NLEX defeats Alaska to open the 2017 PBA Governors' Cup. Photo from PBA Images

Bring disaster preparedness down to communities – DILG exec

Jul 09, 2017 - 8:35 AM

DILG undersecretary Austere Panadero says it is crucial to bring preparation down to the community and family levels

Day 2 of the AGOS Summit on Disater Preparedness at the SM Aura Samsung Hall in Taguig on July 8, 2017. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

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Jul 06, 2017 - 8:07 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

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Jul 05, 2017 - 8:45 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Mara Cepeda

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Jul 05, 2017 - 1:09 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Marguerite de Leon

League of provinces supports martial law in Mindanao

May 25, 2017 - 12:00 AM

UPDATED The league which is composed of governors the local chief executives of the country s provinces commit to being vigilant especially on security matters in their respective areas In a separate statement they are joined by their city and barangay officials

UNITED. League of Provinces of the Philippines is composed of governors, the local chief executives of the provinces in the Philippines.

Espenilla's target: Break new ground for financial inclusion

May 13, 2017 - 2:39 PM

Incoming BSP Governor Espenilla says It’s easy because essentially I’m here doing a job… Our mandate is clear and our constituency is clear: I serve the public

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas New Governor Nestor Espenilla speaks with the members of media during press briefing at BSP Complex in Manila. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Why Espenilla was chosen new BSP governor

May 13, 2017 - 12:57 PM

Former Central Bank governor Jose Cuisia has these to say about BSP s Amando Tetangco Nestor Espenilla and Diwa Guinigundo

Rappler Talk: Incoming BSP Governor Nestor Espenilla on his plans

May 12, 2017 - 7:21 PM

Watch Espenilla’s interview before he assumes the post in July here on Rappler

EXPLAINER: Why is the role of BSP governor important?

May 10, 2017 - 6:40 PM

The recent appointment of Nestor Espenilla Jr was considered one of the most crucial decisions for President Rodrigo Duterte Here s why

LEADER. The last time a new BSP Governor was appointed was in 2005, Rappler takes a look at why this role is important.

Espenilla promises continuity, more financial innovation at BSP

May 09, 2017 - 9:10 PM

The new governor of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas outlines his plans to maintain the country s monetary stance as well as expand the debt market and digital payments

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas New Governor Nestor Espenilla speaks with the members of media during press briefing at BSP Complex in Manila. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Philippine bankers cheer Espenilla's appointment

May 09, 2017 - 6:16 PM

UPDATED Outgoing BSP Governor Amando Tetangco Jr and most bankers got what they asked and hoped for: an insider with years of central banking experience

ESPENILLA. Nestor Espenilla Jr is the next Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

FAST FACTS: What does the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas do?

May 09, 2017 - 1:05 PM

Nestor Espenilla Jr has just been named BSP governor Rappler takes a look at the role of the BSP as Espenilla steps in along with some of the issues he may face ahead

NEW CAPTAIN. The BSP welcomes a new governor - Nestor Espenilla Jr.

Who is new BSP governor Nestor Espenilla?

May 08, 2017 - 8:35 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte picks technocrat Nestor Espenilla Jr as the new Philippine central bank chief replacing world acclaimed Amando Tetangco Jr

Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella looks on as Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III congratulates newly-appointed Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor at Malacañan Palace on May 8, 2017. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte appoints Espenilla as BSP governor

May 08, 2017 - 7:35 PM

UPDATED A very wise choice after a thorough evaluation of the future needs of the country and of all the candidates says Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III

NEW APPOINTEE. President Rodrigo Duterte shakes hands with next Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Nestor Espenilla Jr on May 8, 2017. Malacañang photo