Mac Baracael - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Mac Baracael


PHOTO: Pingris, PBA players at Duterte-Cayetano event

Nov 30, 2015 - 1:26 PM

Marc Pingris and Sonny Thoss among other PBA players were at the MAD For Change event of Rodrigo Duterte and Alan Peter Cayetano

PLAYERS AT DUTERTE EVENT. Basketball players seen in the photo include Marc Pingris, Willie Miller, Cyrus Baguio, Willy Wilson, Sonny Thoss, JayR Reyes, and Mac Baracael. Photo from Jobe Nkemakolam's Facebook

Rain or Shine wins heated tiff versus Ginebra

Mar 15, 2015 - 8:36 PM

The Painters who trailed by as many as 18 in the first half ended the game on an 11 0 run to climb back from 8 points down and win

Paul Lee had 18 points to go with 11 rebounds in the Painters' win. Photo by Josh Albelda

'Desperate' Ginebra defeats Alaska to snap losing skid

Dec 02, 2014 - 10:16 PM

After a certain point you just get tired of losing said Ginebra coach Jeffrey Cariaso after the Gin Kings beat Alaska

Japeth Aguilar of Ginebra backs down Calvin Abueva of Alaska. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Caguioa shines as Ginebra repels Blackwater's comeback

Nov 04, 2014 - 9:51 PM

Mark Caguioa turns on the spark in the payoff period to help Ginebra keep Blackwater at bay

IGNITED. Mark "The Spark" Caguioa turns it on in the fourth quarter as Ginebra repels Blackwater. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Ginebra stays unbeaten under Cariaso with win over Air21

May 27, 2014 - 11:43 PM

Jeff Cariaso has yet to lose as Ginebra s head coach drawing strong performances from Zaccheus Mason and Greg Slaughter against Air21

SPARKED. Mark Caguioa of Ginebra goes to the basket for two points. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

HIGHLIGHTS: PBA All Stars vs Gilas Pilipinas

Apr 06, 2014 - 2:09 PM

The best of the PBA clash with the country s national basketball team in an All Star game that promises to be both fun and competitive

HIGHLIGHTS: PBA All Star 2014 Skills Challenge

Apr 04, 2014 - 4:42 PM

Mark Barroca and Mark Macapagal are new obstacle challenge and 3 point shootout winners while Justin Melton and Rey Guevarra split slam dunk title

Ginebra bounces back and keeps GlobalPort winless

Mar 21, 2014 - 11:57 PM

Barangay Ginebra returned to the win column with a victory over Globalport on Friday night

AIR FORCE 34. Ginebra's Chris Ellis goes to the basket against Globalport's import Evan Brock. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Never say die: A 'second life' for Mac Baracael - Smart Gilas boys Pt. 8

Mar 20, 2014 - 6:10 PM

Basketball player Mac Baracael survived a near death experience as a college standout that could ve ended his career He survived only to achieve success greater than he previous could ve dreamed

NEVER SAY DIE. Ginebra's Mac Baracael drives past San Mig's Justin Melton. It was a drive in a pedicab that saved his life. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Abueva, Santos headline PBA All-Star reserves

Mar 18, 2014 - 6:13 PM

The PBA has released the list of stars who will complete the cast of the PBA All Star team that shall go up against Gilas Pilipinas on April 6 at the Mall of Asia Arena

HEY NOW YOU'RE AN ALL-STAR...RESERVE. Alaska's Calvin Abueva (L) and San Miguel's Arwind Santos (R) highlight the PBA All-Star reserves. Abueva photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images, Santos photo by Mon Rubio/The Benchwarmers

Who should make the PBA All-Star team reserves?

Mar 12, 2014 - 1:20 PM

The 2014 PBA All Star game starters have been named by voters nationwide Now it s time to ask who joins them in the titanic duel against Gilas Pilipinas on April 6?

BACK UP ALL-STARS. Ginebra's Mark Caguioa (L) and Alaska's Sonny Thoss (R) round out this writer's picks for the All-Star reserves. Photos by Nuki Sabio

Slaughter, Barroca to lead PBA All Star team vs Gilas

Mar 11, 2014 - 6:36 PM

Number one overall pick Greg Slaughter is the top vote getter in the 2014 PBA All Star Game polls the PBA announced on Tuesday March 11

BEST OF THE BEST. Greg Slaughter (L) and Mark Barroca (R) will lead the PBA All-Stars against Gilas. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Taulava, Mercado, Williams: The Reinforcements I - The Smart Gilas boys Pt. 4

Feb 22, 2014 - 3:37 PM

PBA writer Levi Verora examines the contributions of Gilas Pilipinas reinforcements Asi Taulava Kelly Williams and Sol Mercado

REINFORCEMENTS. Asi Taulava, Sol Mercado and Kelly Williams have become indispensable since joining Gilas Pilipinas. Photos by KC Cruz, Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA Fastbreak: Big Game James' dagger puts Ginebra down in game 5

Feb 09, 2014 - 1:59 PM

PBA writer Enzo Flojo discusses how Big Game James stepped up in clutch time against Barangay Ginebra to earn San Mig Coffee the game 5 win

CAFFEINE BOOST. San Mig Coffee's PJ Simon comes off a Barroca screen during game 5. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA: San Mig Coffee moves one win away from Philippine Cup Finals

Feb 08, 2014 - 6:09 PM

San Mig Coffee held on to a 79 76 victory to take a 3 2 lead over Barangay Ginebra

CAFFEINE HIGH. Mark Barroca scored 14 points en route to a San Mig victory. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA Fastbreak: Ginebra evens series behind Baracael's heroics

Feb 06, 2014 - 3:48 PM

Basketball writer Enzo Flojo breaks down how Barangay Ginebra was able to even their Philippine Cup best of seven semifinals series with San Mig Coffee

GIN KING. Mac Baracael scored 20 points in 20 minutes to lead Ginebra to a series tie with San Mig Coffee. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA: Baracael brings out guns to tow Ginebra past San Mig Coffee

Feb 05, 2014 - 10:43 PM

Ginebra survives an 18 0 run by San Mig Coffee early in the 4th quarter to tie the series 2 2 Baracael scores season high 20 points to lead the Kings

ON TARGET. Mac Baracael scores a season-high 20 points with a crucial steal in the clutch to help Ginebra tie the series, 2-2. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA: Ginebra eyes comeback against San Mig Coffee in game two tonight

Jan 31, 2014 - 12:44 PM

PBA writer Levi Verora examines game one of the Ginebra San Mig Coffee semifinals series and looks at what each team needs to do differently to come out on top in game 2 tonight

HIGH TOP SHOWING. Joe Devance, who scored 20 points in game one, dishes a pass past Greg Slaughter. Photo by Nuki Sabio

San Mig takes game one against Ginebra on Barroca go-ahead basket

Jan 28, 2014 - 10:47 PM

Mark Barroca had struggled all game long but sank his only field goal with 11 2 seconds remaining to give San Mig Super Coffee Mixers a game one victory over Barangay Ginebra San Miguel

ONE DOWN. James Yap goes up for a loose ball against Mark Caguiao in game one of their best-of-7 matchup. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

The Smart Gilas boys: five years after

Jan 15, 2014 - 5:57 PM

Rappler sportswriter Levi Verora takes you on a trip down memory lane in the first installment of his 11 part series chronicling the underdog story that is Smart Gilas Pilipinas

OVERCOMING THE ODDS. The Smart Gilas Pilipinas team has captured the imagination of an entire nation. Photo by Rick Olivares

Aguilar monster game saves Ginebra over TNT

Dec 08, 2013 - 7:42 PM

Japeth Aguilar hit a dagger triple and stopped the Texters final attempt to salvage the game for Ginebra

MONSTER GAME. Japeth Aguilar tallied 21 points, 12 rebounds, and 7 blocks to lead Ginebra. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Analyzing PBA's massive 5-team, 10-player deal

Jan 22, 2013 - 6:54 PM

Ten players will welcome the PBA 2013 Commissioner s Cup wearing new uniforms after the Philippine Basketball Association approves a massive 5 team deal