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Power firms deny collusion allegations

Apr 15, 2019 - 5:10 PM

Aboitiz Power Corporation's Manny Rubio says companies won't connive to cause power outages, as these are bad for business

The Jordan Effect

Dec 23, 2018 - 11:39 AM

The Philippines records its best finish in 16 years in the Asian Games with Filipino-American NBA player Jordan Clarkson leading the way

CUT ABOVE THE REST. Jordan Clarkson lives up to the billing as a member of the Philippine team.. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler


Roller-coaster Asiad buildup

Dec 23, 2018 - 11:28 AM

Surprising twists and turns mark the Philippines' preparation for the 2018 Asian Games

FULL OF CHALLENGES. The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas sure had a crazy 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler


Former Crispa player Johnny Revilla dies at 70

Dec 15, 2018 - 1:03 PM

One of headiest guards of his time, Johnny Revilla was a vital cog in coach Baby Dalupan's champion teams

IN PHOTOS: Duterte sends off PH team to 2018 Asian Games

Aug 14, 2018 - 8:12 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte holds a ceremony in Malacañang to send off some 270 athletes competing in Indonesia

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte interacts with the athletes of the Philippine delegation to the 18th Asian Games as he leads the ceremonial send-off at the Rizal Hall of Malacañan Palace on August 13, 2018. The Philippine delegation is set to compete in Indonesia from August 18 to September 2. Joining the President is Sec. Bong Go of the Office of the Special Assistant to the President. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Cavite boy upsets Asian women's chess champion

Mar 14, 2018 - 5:46 PM

Two of Quizon's 3 victims in this top-caliber tournament in Vietnam are rated grandmasters

BRIGHT STAR. Daniel Quizon has three wins in the Hanoi tournament, all of them women. From Daniel Quizon's Facebook account.

Michael Martinez, Asa Miller carry PH colors in Winter Olympics 2018

Feb 12, 2018 - 2:40 PM

Michael Martinez will compete on February 16 in the men's single skating while Asa Miller will see action on February 18 in the men's alpine skiing

CARRYING THE FLAG. Michael Martinez (left) and Asa Miller (right) are donning the Philippine colors in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Photo from Martinez' Facebook account and Miller's Instagram account


From bullied in HS to martial artist, SEA Games 2017 athlete

Aug 25, 2017 - 5:38 PM

Pencak silat athlete Cherry May Regalado fulfills her childhood dream as she makes her SEA Games 2017 debut

PENCAK SILAT ATHLETE. Cherry May Regalado says she was not popular in high school because her family wasn't as rich as others. Now she's making a name for herself in her SEA Games debut. Photo from Regalado's Facebook

Kobe Paras says Gilas ready for Malaysia, hostile home crowd

Aug 23, 2017 - 10:05 AM

Paras says he s happy to play and show his worth for the national team

DUNK PARTY. Kobe Paras plays longer minutes against Myanmar and it expectedly turns into a dunk party. Photo by PSC-POC Media

Bronze medal is 'redemption' for karateka James Delos Santos

Aug 23, 2017 - 4:39 AM

Delos Santos 2017 SEA Games comeback bid results in a bronze medal an improvement from falling short in 2013

BRONZE MEDALIST. James Delos Santos finishes in 3rd place in the men's individual kata event at the Southeast Asian Games. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

Jona Soquite wins 'The Voice Teens PH'

Jul 30, 2017 - 8:29 PM

Jona who is on Team Sarah wins the first season of The Voice Teens Philippines

WATCH: 'Voice Teens PH' Grand Finals performances

Jul 29, 2017 - 9:15 PM

Here s are all the performances by the top 4 finalists

Philippine Team wins medals in International Mathematical Olympiad

Jul 26, 2017 - 4:11 PM

The Philippines won three silver medals and three bronze medals in the 58th International Mathematical Olympiad held in Rio de Janeiro Brazil

PHILIPPINE TEAM. From left to right: Dr. Louie John Vallejo, Clyde Wesley Ang (Bronze), Farrell Eldrian Wu (Silver), Shaquille Wyan Que (Bronze), Albert John Patupat (Silver), Kyle Patrick Dulay (Silver), Sean Anderson Ty (Bronze), and Dr. Richard Eden. Photo courtesy of DOST-SEI

FULL LIST: 'The Voice Teens' PH top 8

Jul 16, 2017 - 9:20 PM

Meet the 8 contestants who will move on to the next round

Comebacking Mac Belo ready to return for Gilas after injury

Jul 09, 2017 - 7:45 PM

Former FEU Tamaraw Mac Belo takes it one day at a time after suffering a meniscus tear in his knee

BACK IN ACTION. After missing 3 months of basketball action, Mac Belo says he's feeling good and improving his conditioning for the Jones Cup. Photo by Alexx Esponga/Rappler

Fil-German Standhardinger vows an all-heart performance for Gilas

Jul 09, 2017 - 5:26 PM

Christian Standhardinger says the style of play is different in the Philippines but is figuring it out along the way

Chot Reyes says Gilas’ offense ‘a hell lot better’

Jul 08, 2017 - 3:28 PM

The veteran coach also thinks the Gilas’ spacing timing and execution were better than the previous tune up game

PH stands strong against Israel in FIBA U18 World Cup opener

Jun 28, 2017 - 7:29 PM

The Philippines Ariel John Edu lifts the squad to its first win in the tournament

FIBA 3x3 U18 boys fall to 7th place, girls improve to 5th seed

May 30, 2017 - 5:35 PM

Team Philippines FIBA 3x3 Under 18 boys fail to grab top spot but the girls shock spectators as they sweep the eliminations round

IN PHOTOS: Blatche all smiles as he settles in with Gilas ahead of SEABA tilt

May 08, 2017 - 3:54 PM

Check out photos of Andray Blatche back in the Gilas Pilipinas fold

ALL SMILES. Andray Blatche is all smiles as he reconnects with his Gilas Pilipinas teammates. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Jordan Clarkson vows to make playing for Gilas Pilipinas happen

Apr 11, 2017 - 8:40 PM

Clarkson though has yet to be declared eligible to play for the Philippines

GILAS DREAMS. Jordan Clarkson reiterates his desire to play for Gilas Pilipinas. File photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Blatche expected to join Gilas by end of April

Apr 11, 2017 - 5:40 PM

The naturalized import will once again bolster the Philippine national team when it competes in the 2017 SEABA Championships

ARRIVING SOON. Naturalized import Andray Blatche is expected to arrive in Manila at the end of April. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Pole vaulter notches lone gold for PH in SEA Youth Athletics

Mar 28, 2017 - 6:56 PM

Francis Edward Obiena a Grade 11 student of Chiang Kai Shek College edges out his Singaporean counterpart

LONE GOLD. Francis Obiena, seen here posing with his two golds during the Palarong NCR 2017, nabs the Philippines' lone gold medal at the SEA Youth Athletics. Photo by Chiang Kai Shek College

Vicente stays true to national team vision as Manila tryouts end

Feb 01, 2017 - 4:07 PM

The 3 day Luzon tryout saw the big collegiate names undergo physical mental and emotional tests to find the players ready to represent the flag in the SEA Games

TRYOUTS. Coach Francis Vicente holds national volleyball team tryouts. Photo by Alyssa Rola/Rappler

Azkals, Singapore settle for scoreless draw in Suzuki Cup opener

Nov 19, 2016 - 10:12 PM

The Philippine national football team welcomed the 2016 AFF Suzuki Cup in Manila with a nil nil draw against Singapore

Former Azkal Del Rosario calls lack of Suzuki Cup preparation 'a disgrace'

Nov 18, 2016 - 7:46 PM

Anton Del Rosario takes to Facebook to express his displeasure

6 facts about 'Voice Kids PH 3' winner Joshua Oliveros

Aug 30, 2016 - 12:11 PM

Get to know the season 3 The Voice Kids Philippines winner

SEASON 3 winner. Joshua Oliveros is the first boy winner of 'The Voices Kids Philippines' season. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

FULL RECAP: 'The Voice Kids PH 3' grand finals

Aug 27, 2016 - 9:58 PM

The Top 3 Justin Antonetthe and Joshua give it their all in this season s finals

Ferrer, Belo banner Philippine team in FIBA Asia Challenge

Aug 26, 2016 - 1:10 PM

The FIBA Asia Challenge will be the first step in identifying the qualifiers for the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup

7268 - UST (7) Kevin Ferrer. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Duterte vs De Lima, PH economy, Olympics | 6PM wRap

Aug 18, 2016 - 7:42 PM

Watch the 6PM wRap with Maria Ressa

What the PH Olympians posted on social media during opening ceremony

Aug 06, 2016 - 10:55 AM

Filipino athletes take the world stage as the 2016 Olympics get underway in Brazil

Filipino swimmer Jasmine Alkhaldi, marathoner runner Mary Joy Tabal and the rest of the Philippine delegation march at the Olympic opening ceremony. Photo by Sergey Ilnitsky/EPA

Mikee Cojuangco Jaworski pays Filipino Olympians a visit

Aug 02, 2016 - 4:40 PM

[If] there’s anybody who really wants it most it’s them the athletes We are just here to support them says the IOC official and 2002 Asian Games gold medalist

GOOD LUCK. Mikee Cojuangco Jaworski wishes Filipino Olympic athletes good luck. Contributed photo

PH taekwondo Olympian Kirstie Alora faces 2008 gold medalist in first round

Aug 02, 2016 - 4:24 PM

The 26 year old Kirstie Alora is hoping to deliver a medal for the Philippines in the women’s 67 kg weight class

NO EASY TASK. Kirstie Alora has what it takes to win a medal at any stage, says her coach. But nothing will come easy in a tournament like the Olympics. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Rio 2016: Nestor Colonia

Aug 02, 2016 - 12:00 PM

Filipino weightlifter Nestor Colonia will not stop at just reaching the Rio Olympics He wants to win a medal

NO STOPPING HIM. Nestor Colonia is determined to succeed at the Rio Olympics. Photo by Rappler

Marestella Torres-Sunang vows to make third Olympics her best

Aug 01, 2016 - 5:00 PM

Marestella Torres Sunang the most senior member of the 12 strong Philippine team is leaving no stone unturned as she aims for a strong performance

GOING OUT FIGHTING. Marestella Torres-Sunang wants to bow out of her Olympic career on a good note. Contributed photo

Filipino Olympians hear Mass in Rio

Aug 01, 2016 - 12:33 PM

A Brazilian priest officiates Mass inside the Philippine quarters located at Building 2 of the Athletes Village

MASS. Filipino athletes hear mass in Rio. Contributed photo

PH swimmer Jasmine Alkhaldi battles jetlag before second Olympics

Jul 31, 2016 - 4:11 PM

Alkhaldi finished 34th out of 50 at the London Games but says she has trained a hundred percent harder to improve on her performance in 2012

Jasmine Alkhaldi says she has improved each year since representing the Philippines at the 2012 Olympics. Photo from Alkhaldi's Facebook

PH Olympic contingent arrives in Rio

Jul 25, 2016 - 4:25 PM

The PH athletes arrive following a 25 hour trip with leaking pipes low water pressure and undersized beds as concerns in Athletes Village

SAFELY IN RIO. The Philippine delegation arrives safely in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the 2016 Olympics. Seen in the photo are some of the 12 Olympians before departure. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

PH Olympians given counter-measures for Zika, jetlag

Jul 23, 2016 - 4:00 PM

Repellant loose clothing and the vitamin Thiamine B1 are the doctor s prescription for preventing mosquito bites in Brazil

GETTING READY. Dr. Ferdinand Brawner, team physio-therapist-doctor, gets the Philippine delegation ready for the Rio Olympics. Photo by Rick Olivares/Rappler

PH karate team nabs 6 golds in Korea Open

Jul 12, 2016 - 7:02 PM

The Filipino youth karatekas compete against 11 other Asian countries and win 6 golds 11 silvers and 8 bronzes

WINNERS. Filipino karatekas take home medals from the Korea Open. Photo from the Philippine Karate Federation

WATCH: Pingris scuffles with Asik, waves him good-bye

Jul 01, 2016 - 11:33 PM

Things got interesting during the fourth quarter of Gilas tune up vs Turkey

Now healthy, Ryan Reyes eager to help Gilas in any way

Jun 09, 2016 - 5:00 PM

Reyes was named to the 14 man roster that will go to Europe for training ahead of the Olympic Qualifiers

After strong game vs Iran, Parks says ‘I still got more in the tank’

Jun 09, 2016 - 3:40 PM

Parks also discusses Gilas upcoming trip saying it s going to be crucial for the team ahead of the Olympic Qualifiers

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Gilas avoids late collapse to win tune-up against Iran

Jun 08, 2016 - 9:16 PM

The national team gets a big win before leaving for Europe

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Parks pays tribute to Muhammad Ali: He served his purpose on earth

Jun 05, 2016 - 7:09 PM

Ali who had been battling Parkinson’s disease since 1984 was 74 when he passed

Photo by Josh Albelda / Rappler

IN PHOTOS: New Gilas Pilipinas jerseys unveiled

May 28, 2016 - 5:51 PM

Check out the new Nike threads the Philippine team will wear into battle at the FIBA Olympic Qualifiers

SPECIAL GUEST. Jordan Clarkson joined in for a picture, wearing some Philippine apparel himself. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

LOOK: Blatche is back, joins Gilas during Nike unveiling

May 28, 2016 - 5:31 PM

The Gilas big man looks in better shape than he did for the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Is there a resemblance in the games of Ray Parks and Gabe Norwood?

May 26, 2016 - 5:46 PM

Baldwin notes some similarities between both players particularly on the defensive end

June Mar Fajardo to use outside shot for Gilas Pilipinas

May 25, 2016 - 7:23 PM

Baldwin is encouraging his big men to spread the floor in order to ease penetration for Gilas’ playmakers at the FIBA Olympic Qualifiers

WATCH: Highlights of Gilas practice; June Mar the 3-point threat?

May 25, 2016 - 6:00 PM

June Mar Fajardo Calvin Abueva and even Tab Baldwin wax hot from downtown while Terrence Romeo and Kiefer Ravena show some teamwork in drills