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Manny Pangilinan approves advanced 13th month pay for employees

Mar 18, 2020 - 12:50 PM

PLDT, Smart, and Meralco employees will receive their 13th month pay in advance

A pedestrian walks past the Philippine Long Distance Telephone (PLDT) logo in Manila's financial district on August 4, 2015. Philippine Long Distance Telephone on August 4 reported lower quarterly net profit and revenue as more subscribers abandoned texting and traditional phones in favour of smartphones with a wider range of online services. AFP PHOTO / Jay DIRECTO (Photo by JAY DIRECTO / AFP)

WATCH: Antetokounmpo sheds tears as he wins NBA MVP

Jun 25, 2019 - 1:11 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo pays tribute to the people who believed in him as he becomes the first Greek player to clinch the coveted award

NEW MVP. Giannis Antetokounmpo dethrones James Harden for the NBA MVP award. Photo from Milwaukee Bucks' Twitter account (@Bucks)

Giannis, Harden, George named NBA MVP finalists

May 18, 2019 - 9:46 AM

Bucks hotshot Giannis Antetokounmpo has been tipped as favorite to win the top individual plum

PLDT's Pangilinan shows he's actually using a 5G Huawei phone in new tweet

May 08, 2019 - 2:35 PM

After online gaffe, the CEO gets back at netizens with photo and video proof

How persistence got Metrobank its own banking license

Mar 11, 2019 - 10:57 AM

George Ty waited years just for the opportunity to set up Metrobank. Learn more about his story of determination

June Mar Fajardo in class of his own with record 5th straight MVP

Jan 13, 2019 - 4:55 PM

The San Miguel star surpasses the record of PBA legends Mon Fernandez and Alvin Patrimonio, who won 4 MVP awards each

HISTORIC. It's another season and another MVP plum for June Mar Fajardo. Photo from PBA Images

Raising a business and three children, the Doris Magsaysay-Ho way

Dec 21, 2018 - 3:37 PM

Here’s how the Magsaysay Group president and CEO established her name in a male-dominated industry

Get to know some of the Philippines’ top bossings

Dec 20, 2018 - 5:30 PM

PLDT Enterprise recognized these local entrepreneurs at the 8th MVP Bossing Awards

Here are the winners of the 2018 MVP Bossing Awards

Nov 14, 2018 - 3:15 PM

The program celebrates the commitment to excellence, fearlessness, and integrity that define the Filipino entrepreneurial spirit

Pringle, Fajardo in tug-of-war for MVP plum

Nov 08, 2018 - 11:10 AM

June Mar Fajardo finds a strong challenger in his bid for a record fifth PBA Most Valuable Player award

How a street vendor grew up to become the Philippines’ Juice King

Oct 04, 2018 - 10:18 AM

For Zest-O founder Alfredo Yao, the hard work began when he was just 13 years old

What does it mean to be a ‘bossing’?

Sep 07, 2018 - 5:00 PM

These PLDT MVP Bossing winners show what defines a modern Filipino entrepreneur

Guiao to replace Chot as Gilas head coach for good? Manny Pangilinan thinks so

Sep 02, 2018 - 10:58 PM

The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas chairman emeritus is impressed with how Guiao steered the national team to its best Asian Games finish in 16 years

CHANGE OF PERSONNEL. Yeng Guiao (left) has a chance to permanently take over the Gilas Pilipinas program from Chot Reyes. Photo from PBA Images

June Mar Fajardo on track for historic 5th PBA MVP

Jul 18, 2018 - 6:44 PM

The Cebuano slotman is also poised to capture his 7th Best Player of the Conference award

AT THE TOP. June Mar Fajardo can become the only player in PBA history to win the Most Valuable Player award for the 5th time. Photo from PBA Images

LOOK: James Harden celebrated with short film after maiden MVP win

Jun 28, 2018 - 5:57 PM

The short video narrated by Harden's mother, Monja Willis, recalls a note he wrote in high school

SEASON'S BEST. Houston star James Harden averaged a league-best 30.4 points to power the Rockets to a franchise-best 65-17 record. Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images/AFP

LOOK: James Harden completes OKC Thunder Big 3 MVP circle

Jun 26, 2018 - 3:15 PM

The Houston Rockets star earns his first career MVP award in 2018

TRIUMVIRATE. These 3 NBA MVPs (from left to right) Russell Westbrook, James Harden and Kevin Durant were all once with OKC Thunder together. Photo by Kevin C. Cox/AFP (Westbrook), Stephen Dunn/AFP (Harden) Harry How/AFP (Durant)

WATCH: Kevin Durant bags second straight NBA Finals MVP

Jun 09, 2018 - 12:14 PM

Durant posts averages of 28.8 points, 10.8 rebounds and 7.5 assists in the Warriors' title showdown against the Cavs

Will perennial runner-up James Harden finally bag the NBA MVP?

May 17, 2018 - 11:52 AM

The Rockets star may be tipped to succeed Thunder's Russell Westbrook, but LeBron James and Anthony Davis stand in the way

BIG THREE. Houston star James Harden cooks up another incredible season, but Cleveland's LeBron James and New Orlean’s Anthony Davis pose to challenge his MVP bid. Photos by AFP

PBA, San Miguel Corp, MVP Group combine for P46M donation to POC

May 06, 2018 - 11:30 PM

The local Olympic committee is gearing up for the country's 2019 hosting of the Southeast Asian Games and the Asian Games campaign this August

FAMILY. POC chairman Ricky Vargas gets the support from his PBA family with a P46 million donation. File photo by Delfin Dioquino

Jaja Santiago ends UAAP career on a high note with MVP plum

Apr 30, 2018 - 11:11 AM

Despite leaving the league without a championship, the NU stalwart proves she remains as one of the league's best

LEAGUE'S BEST. Jaja Santiago proves that she deserves the MVP award despite not finishing with a championship in her UAAP career. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Former NCAA Jrs MVP runner-up Abu Hijleh joins UST

Mar 21, 2018 - 11:49 AM

The arrival of the former NCAA juniors MVP runner-up is the latest for a Growling Tigers program which opened a new era by attaining the services of champion head coach Aldin Ayo

FROM LION TO TIGER. In this file photo, then San Beda Red Cub Samuel Abu Hijleh was a standout when he played in the Palarong Pambansa.

Derrick Rose signs up with Minnesota Timberwolves

Mar 09, 2018 - 12:09 PM

The 29-year-old former Chicago Bulls and New York Knicks player arrives at Minnesota after an unsuccessful stint with the Cleveland Cavaliers this season

WATCH: LeBron James' wins NBA All-Star 2018 Game MVP

Feb 19, 2018 - 3:13 PM

LeBron James' near-triple-double performance gives him his 3rd All-Star Game MVP award

KING. LeBron James wins his 3rd All-Star Game MVP this year. Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/AFP

PH football club Meralco Manila ceases operations

Jan 08, 2018 - 8:26 PM

Team leaders including Azkal Curt Dizon, former azkals Simon Greatwich and Daniel Gadia will be seeking new teams as FC Meralco closes down

CEASING OPERATIONS. FC Meralco Manila has folded up after several years as one of the top pro clubs in the Philippines. Photo by Pam Puri/PFL

[OPINION] NBA MVP Race: James or James? LeBron and Harden go neck-and-neck

Dec 13, 2017 - 9:56 PM

Who is gonna take home the NBA MVP award?

NBA MVP. Which 'James' is going to take home the NBA MVP award next year? Harden photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images/AFP and James photo by Elsa/Getty Images North America/AFP

Derrick Rose back with Cavs, but might need ankle operation

Dec 09, 2017 - 8:12 AM

A sore left ankle, the latest in a litany of injuries for the 2011 NBA Most Valuable Player, has sidelined Rose on November 7, and he later took an extended break as he weighed his options

ANOTHER OPERATION. File photo of Derrick Rose #1 of the Cleveland Cavaliers driving around Khris Middleton #22 of the Milwaukee Bucks Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

Fajardo silences doubters with gem of a game for Gilas Pilipinas

Nov 28, 2017 - 12:02 PM

Gilas head coach Chot Reyes says he talked to June Mar Fajardo about not starting the game and the 6-foot-10 behemoth told him he was perfectly fine to be part of the second unit

DOMINANT. June Mar Fajardo of Gilas sent Chinese-Taipei's Quincy Davis III into early foul trouble. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ricci Rivero makes final Mythical 5, leapfrogs foreigners Sarr, Gaye and Akom

Nov 27, 2017 - 8:58 PM

Because of the UAAP rule that allows only one foreign student in a line-up, DLSU sophomore Rivero jumps three places to crash the UAAP Season 80 Mythical 5

Derrick Rose leaves Cavaliers due to personal reasons

Nov 25, 2017 - 2:02 PM

American sports broadcaster ESPN quotes a team source who says that Rose is 'tired of being hurt and it's taking a toll on him mentally'

MENTAL TOLL. Derrick Rose was quoted as saying he is "tired of being hurt and it's taking a toll on him mentally." AFP

PFF holds first Football Coaches Conference in Manila

Nov 21, 2017 - 4:13 PM

The conference aims to bring together Filipino football educators and enthusiasts, where the topics will focus on developing football in the Philippines, especially the grassroots program

INAUGURAL. Speakers at the Philippines' first Football Coaches Conference include coaches from here and abroad.

La Salle's Ben Mbala set to bag his 2nd straight MVP title

Nov 13, 2017 - 1:05 PM

The monstrous numbers of the Green Archer secure his back-to-back MVP award

BACK-TO-BACK. Ben Mbala continues to be the best player in the league. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Metro Pacific tollways unit expands presence in Indonesia

Nov 06, 2017 - 8:40 PM

For $132 million, the toll road arm of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation raises its stake in Indonesian infrastructure holding company PT Nusantara

Gilas Pilipinas preparations spared from PBA board squabble

Nov 03, 2017 - 4:14 PM

The five teams which support the embattled PBA Commissioner – San Miguel, Ginebra, Star, Globalport and Kia – vow all their players are available for Philippine team duties

FOR COUNTRY. San Miguel promised their prized big men and other players as well will be available for the national team.

Dela Rosa on Undas, Japan invests in PH, Trump aides charged | Evening wRap

Oct 31, 2017 - 8:25 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Mara Cepeda

MVP Ravena powers team to Draft Combine title, outclasses Teng-led squad

Oct 24, 2017 - 6:31 PM

Kiefer Ravena, Jason Perkins, Robbie Herndon, Jeron Teng, and Raymar Jose are the PBA Draft Combine Mythical 5

CHAMPION. The former King Eagle is the Most Valuable Player of the PBA Draft Combine. Photo by PBA Images

Pangilinan, Parojinog, COA | Evening wRap

Aug 04, 2017 - 7:54 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Chay Hofileña

Manny Pangilinan to eventually divest from Inquirer

Aug 04, 2017 - 4:45 PM

The intention is to give 100 [ownership in Inquirer] to [Ramon Ang] says Manuel Pangilinan who holds a minority stake in Inquirer

INQUIRER TAKEOVER. Manuel Pangilinan (right) says he has no problem divesting from Inquirer so that the takeover of Ramon Ang (left) will be seamless. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Martial law, AMLA amendment, Mahathir | Evening wRap

Jul 19, 2017 - 8:16 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Pangilinan, PSG, Trump and Putin | Midday wRap

Jul 19, 2017 - 1:49 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Marguerite de Leon

MVP open to selling his entire Inquirer stake

Jul 19, 2017 - 7:46 AM

This comes amid talks between Ramon Ang and the Rufino Prieto family for a majority stake in the Philippine Daily Inquirer

OPEN TO DIVEST. Manuel Pangilinan says he is willing to sell his Inquirer stake to Ramon Ang or anyone 'if the price is right.' Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: San Miguel wins 5th championship in 8 conferences

Jul 03, 2017 - 5:05 PM

Check out photos from Game 6 of the 2017 PBA Commissioner s Cup Finals and the post game celebrations

24TH. This is San Miguel's 24th title as a franchise. Photo from PBA Images

SMB crushes TNT in Game 6 for first PBA Commissioner's Cup title in 17 years

Jul 02, 2017 - 9:03 PM

UPDATED This is the Beermen s 5th championship in 3 seasons or since coach Leo Austria took over in 2015 and the franchise s 24th overall

CHAMPIONS. Alex Cabagnot and the San Miguel Beermen are the 2017 PBA Commissioner's Cup champions after finishing off the TNT KaTropa in 6 games. Photo from PBA Images

Durant, Jordan congratulate Westbrook on MVP award

Jun 28, 2017 - 10:00 AM

That boy went out there and was a created player on 2k all year Kevin Durant writes on his Youtube Channel page

Why the first-ever NBA Awards Show should be the last

Jun 27, 2017 - 10:18 PM

Hopefully the league will do what’s best for its fans – not its business – next year

WATCH: Westbrook in tears during emotional MVP speech

Jun 27, 2017 - 3:24 PM

After a historic season Russell Westbrook takes the time to thank everyone who has been part of his MVP journey

Russell Westbrook named 2017 NBA Most Valuable Player

Jun 27, 2017 - 11:24 AM

See the full list of winners at the 2017 NBA Awards

MVP. Russell Westbrook is the 2017 NBA MVP. Photo by J Pat Carter/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Russell Westbrook voted 2016-17 Shaqtin' a Fool MVP

Jun 14, 2017 - 12:40 PM

Westbrook may be on his way for NBA MVP this season But for now he s already Shaqtin MVP

SHAQTIN' MVP. Russell Westbrook is voted this season's Shaqtin' a Fool MVP. File Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

PLDT eyes gains from manpower reduction, asset sales but expects 'steep climb'

Jun 13, 2017 - 11:35 PM

The telco is projecting savings of around P7 billion over several years from outsourcing its IT to IBM and is still eyeing selling the rest of its stake in Meralco

Durant finds long-sought NBA title after joining Warriors

Jun 13, 2017 - 4:37 PM

Kevin Durant took heat from critics saying he should have stayed with the Thunder and built a powerhouse team around himself and Russell Westbrook But such comments made the moment of triumph only sweeter

FINALS MVP. Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors celebrates after being named Bill Russell NBA Finals Most Valuable Player of the 2017 NBA Finals. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP