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LOOKBACK: The birth of the Tower of Power

May 20, 2020 - 5:06 PM

In 1989, Benjie Paras kicked up a storm never before seen from a rookie in the PBA

UNSTOPPABLE. Benjie Paras proves to be a dominant force early on. Photo from PBA Throwback and Trivias Facebook (@pbaarchive)

Jackie Forster reunites with sons Andre, Kobe Paras

Apr 29, 2018 - 8:00 PM

'I told you all – #prayerswork,' writes the former actress

'PRAYERS WORK.' Years after a very public spat, the former actress and her two sons finally reunite. Screengrab for Jackie Forster's Instagram account

'I'm going pro,' Kobe Paras reveals

Mar 09, 2018 - 1:34 PM

Kobe Paras is leaving Cal State Northridge in the NCAA to pursue a professional basketball career

ON TO THE NEXT LEVEL. Kobe Paras announces that he is turning pro. Photo from

'Lumayo Ka Nga Sa Akin' review: Torture by satire

Jan 16, 2016 - 5:21 PM

The film is nothing more than a collection of abysmal stories that are crafted with very little ingenuity writes movie critic Oggs Cruz

'LUMAYO KA NGA SA AKIN.' The 3-part movie is based on Bob Ong's book of the same name. Screengrab from YouTube/Viva Ent

Benjie Paras defends Cathy Garcia-Molina in 'Forevermore' controversy

Jan 07, 2016 - 9:53 PM

Benjie says that the complaints of Alvin Campomanes and Rossellyn Domingo are not Cathy s fault but that of the talent managers

'Wang Fam' Review: Too many gags

Nov 22, 2015 - 3:18 PM

The film never really graduates from the jokes that were already delivered during the set up writes Oggs Cruz

San Beda's Baser Amer re-injures shoulder against Letran

Jul 16, 2015 - 6:40 PM

Amer left the game after hurting his shoulder with a minute left in the first half

Baser Amer hurts the shoulder he initially injured at the SEA Games. File photo by Josh Albelda

Kobe Paras on the PH: ‘I just wanna make everyone here proud’

Jun 13, 2015 - 4:13 AM

Despite the international success Paras has seen and will likely continue to see he remains proud of his roots in the Philippines

The tight bond of the Paras family

Jun 12, 2015 - 11:46 AM

Constant support from his father and brother have helped make Kobe Paras the star he is today

IN PHOTOS: PBA's 40 Greatest Players ceremony

Apr 09, 2015 - 5:21 PM

From honoring the 40 greatest players to a mini fashion show PBA players made the most of their time away from the court during the FAB @ 40 event

PBA Commissioner Chito Salud addresses the crowd during the PBA ball. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

PBA honors 40 Greatest Players in grand ceremony

Apr 08, 2015 - 10:00 PM

The league celebrates its 40 years of history by honoring its 40 Greatest Players

The PBA Ball wraps up with the PBA 40 Greatest players on stage. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Watch Kobe Paras on FIBA profile: 'I wanna be original'

Mar 19, 2015 - 2:14 AM

I m not trying to copy anyone I don t wanna be like LeBron James Kobe Bryant or Michael Jordan I wanna be original

ORIGINAL. Kobe Paras, on a profile video by FIBA, says he's not trying to copy anyone and just wants to be original. Screenshot from

Benjie Paras proud of son Kobe's accomplishments

Oct 25, 2014 - 7:13 PM

PBA legend Benjie Paras discusses his son s future with the UCLA Bruins winning his third championship with San Beda and being offered the UP coaching job

Benjie Paras' son Kobe may get to suit up for the US NCAA's UCLA Bruins, a collegiate team with a storied history. File photo from

Benjie Paras to UCLA-bound son Kobe: 'The world is yours'

Oct 12, 2014 - 12:55 PM

Proud father Benjie Paras is happy with his son s decision to join UCLA says he sent Kobe to America to begin his transformation into manhood

FATHER AND SON. Benjie Paras (L) is proud and happy with all the basketball attention his son, Kobe (R), is getting. Benjie photo from wikipedia, Kobe photo from

WATCH: Kobe Paras puts on dunking exhibition

Aug 05, 2014 - 10:57 PM

Basketball prodigy Kobe Paras took time out of his preparations for the FIBA Asia U 18 Championship to put on a dunk exhibition at La Salle Greenhills

AIR UP THERE. Kobe Paras has hops and wants everyone to know. Photo from Paras' Facebook

The best and worst draft classes in PBA history

Nov 02, 2013 - 10:31 AM

Rappler looks back on the best and worst draft classes in the history of the PBA

Raymart Santiago files for custody

Aug 07, 2013 - 4:36 PM

It s the actor s turn to go to court as he petitions for habeas corpus against Claudine

LEGAL BATTLE. Raymart and Claudine during happier days. Photo from Claudine's twitter (@itsmeclaudineb)

Benjie Paras' sons in dad's foosteps

Jul 31, 2013 - 5:45 PM

From basketball court to advertising studio Andre and Kobe Paras look to dad as role model

BRIGHT FUTURE. Like his brother Kobe, Andre is serious with school and basketball, says dad. Photo from Andre Paras' Facebook