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[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: Miguel Odron

Jul 05, 2020 - 6:00 PM

The 'Idol Philippines' alum is performing on this Live Jam from home!

How Lamont Strothers played his way out

Jun 19, 2020 - 7:39 PM

From playing in the NBA Finals against Michael Jordan to getting a rude welcome in the PBA, Lamont Strothers looks back at his basketball journey

RESIDENT IMPORT. Now a high school coach, Lamont Strothers played for 6 years in the PBA. Photo from Facebook/True Blooded San Miguel Beermen

Danding Cojuangco, tycoon and political kingpin, dies at 85

Jun 17, 2020 - 9:17 AM

(UPDATED) The businessman built food and beverage giant San Miguel Corporation and was a key ally of Ferdinand Marcos

BOSS DANDING. Cojuangco headed San Miguel Corporation, considered the largest food and beverage corporation in the Philippines and Southeast Asia, since 1998. Photo courtesy of Edwin Tuyay

San Miguel to buy excess carabao milk from farmers’ cooperatives

May 30, 2020 - 4:31 PM

'By buying their excess milk, we are hoping to help not only our farmers stay in business but also get these produce to food banks and communities,' says SMC president and chief operating officer Ramon S. Ang

CARABAO MILK. A man collects milk from a carabao. Photo from the Department of Agriculture-Philippine Carabao Center website

[ANALYSIS] Don't confuse schooling with learning

May 26, 2020 - 2:00 PM

President Duterte rejects the idea of opening classes in August, saying we should wait for a vaccine first. Does this mean education has to stop?

Locked down? A food entrepreneur's lessons and opportunities

May 16, 2020 - 4:00 PM

What do you do when dining out isn't an option anymore? Innovate.

With no PCC nod, San Miguel cancels Holcim PH takeover

May 11, 2020 - 10:05 AM

The Philippine Competition Commission earlier raised concerns that the deal would lead to monopoly in the grey cement industry

How do these thinkers see a post-pandemic Philippines? Part 4

Apr 30, 2020 - 5:08 PM

In Part 4, we highlight the views of thought leaders from the performance arts, fashion, music, sports, travel, and film

Ramon Ang donates coronavirus kits as PH struggles with testing

Apr 30, 2020 - 2:15 PM

San Miguel Corporation says the donation doubles the government's testing capacity to 11,000 per day

San Miguel employees to receive full pay during lockdown

Apr 26, 2020 - 6:00 PM

San Miguel Corporation says it has so far released 'full compensation with benefits amounting to over P3 billion for all its 66,557 employees, consultants, and contract workers'

Who is the Filipino? Miguel Odron talks about passion, music, and identity

Apr 12, 2020 - 1:05 PM

Learn just a little more about the songwriter and singer on this episode of 'Who is the Filipino!'

Real MVPs: San Miguel, Ginebra, Magnolia players thank frontliners

Apr 05, 2020 - 7:34 PM

PBA stars June Mar Fajardo, LA Tenorio, Scottie Thompson, Paul Lee, and Marc Pingris express their gratitude to health care workers and other frontliners

THANK YOU. Reigning six-time PBA Most Valuable Player June Mar Fajardo (right) says Filipino frontliners are the true MVPs. Photo from PBA Images


[OPINION] A reflection on Kap Mena, Estero de San Miguel, and the coronavirus

Apr 02, 2020 - 1:21 PM

'Anguished questions are raised again and again. How will they manage until the money arrives? How long must the money be made to last? And then what? When can they start working again? Will they still have jobs once the lockdown is lifted?'

[FIRST PERSON] Barangay Captain Filomena Cinco speaks on the coronavirus

Apr 02, 2020 - 1:21 PM

'President Duterte! Make sure that food packs, rice subsidies, or any help at all for our families reach us soon. We will not die from COVID-19 but from hunger!'

San Miguel to buy P500 million worth of protective wear for health workers

Mar 30, 2020 - 7:35 PM

San Miguel Corporation president Ramon Ang also urges local companies to retool their facilities and produce personal protective equipment

Without June Mar Fajardo, Arwind Santos challenged to win MVP

Mar 22, 2020 - 9:15 PM

Arwind Santos was the last PBA player to win the MVP award before June Mar Fajardo captured the plum for 6 straight seasons

STILL GOT IT. Even at 38, Arwind Santos shows he still has plenty of gas left in the tank. Photo from PBA Images


Ramon Ang's San Miguel supports frontliners vs coronavirus

Mar 19, 2020 - 6:00 PM

A facility of Ginebra San Miguel switches from liquor to rubbing alcohol for hospitals to use

Growing up in poverty, June Mar glad to give family better life

Mar 18, 2020 - 9:14 PM

June Mar Fajardo says the reason he worked hard to become the reigning six-time PBA MVP is to provide his parents a stable and secure life

MA AND PA. June Mar Fajardo shares his sixth PBA MVP award with his supportive parents Bonifacio and Marites. Photo from PBA Images


Tautuaa fills void for Fajardo after Most Improved Player triumph

Mar 09, 2020 - 12:35 AM

Mo Tautuaa proves a worthy backup to the injured June Mar Fajardo by helping lead San Miguel to a rousing debut in the 45th PBA season

FILLING IN. Mo Tautuaa topscores for San Miguel in their season-opening win over Magnolia. Photo from PBA Images


San Miguel mauls Magnolia in PH Cup debut even without June Mar

Mar 08, 2020 - 10:20 PM

Competing at a high level was a concern for San Miguel with June Mar Fajardo injured, but the reigning five-time All-Filipino champions prove their mettle

STILL GOT IT. Arwind Santos churns out a double-double for San Miguel in the win over Magnolia. Photo from PBA Images


June Mar Fajardo claims record-extending 6th straight PBA MVP

Mar 08, 2020 - 5:43 PM

Helping San Miguel win two titles last season, June Mar Fajardo adds another piece of precious hardware to his enormous trophy case

DOMINANT. June Mar Fajardo emerges as the best player in the PBA for the sixth straight year. Photo from PBA Images


Welding work on Skyway caused fire in Pandacan – San Miguel

Feb 27, 2020 - 4:25 PM

The latest findings of the Bureau of Fire Protection dismiss initial reports that the fire originated outside the construction yard of San Miguel's contractor, DM Consunji

Without June Mar, San Miguel feels like an 'underdog'

Feb 26, 2020 - 9:10 PM

An injured June Mar Fajardo leaves a gaping hole in the middle for San Miguel, which is seeking a sixth straight Philippine Cup title

LONG TIME. June Mar Fajardo might miss an entire PBA season. Photo from PBA Images


June Mar in 'high spirits' amid fear of missing entire PBA season

Feb 21, 2020 - 6:17 PM

San Miguel coach Leo Austria says June Mar Fajardo assured him that he will be 'back soon'

BIG LOSS. June Mar Fajardo will be greatly missed by San Miguel in the upcoming PBA Philippine Cup. Photo from PBA Images


Alaska keeps San Miguel winless in pocket tournament

Feb 21, 2020 - 4:35 PM

Robbie Herndon and Alaska build a lead big enough to stave off a comeback by San Miguel, which wraps up the mini tournament with a 0-3 card

HIGH NOTE.Vic Manuel and Alaska end the tourney with a 2-1 record. Photo from PBA Images


Romeo hurts ankle in San Miguel-Alaska tuneup game

Feb 21, 2020 - 2:09 PM

Terrence Romeo trips on a workout equipment right after hitting a buzzer-beater

ACCIDENT. Terrence Romeo says he heard a pop on his ankle. Photo by Delfin Dioquino/Rappler


San Miguel open to MRT7 redesign as QC stops construction

Feb 19, 2020 - 5:20 PM

San Miguel Corporation president Ramon Ang says no aboveground structure has been built yet at the planned Quezon Memorial Circle Station of the Metro Rail Transit Line 7

CONSTRUCTED STOPPED. Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte on February 19, 2020, orders a temporary stop on the construction of the MRT7 Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

June Mar health top priority for San Miguel, not PH Cup six-peat

Feb 05, 2020 - 6:00 PM

Five-time MVP June Mar Fajardo could miss an entire season due to the severity of his shin injury

OUT. June Mar Fajardo will be badly missed by San Miguel as he recuperates from his shin injury. Photo from PBA Images


June Mar out indefinitely due to shin injury

Feb 05, 2020 - 2:45 PM

San Miguel absorbs a major blow as reigning five-time PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo suffers a shin fracture in practice

KEY LOSS. San Miguel braces for a season minus main man June Mar Fajardo. Photo from PBA Images

Alab suffers 28-point loss to KL Dragons, snaps two-game win streak

Feb 04, 2020 - 10:46 PM

Alab Pilipinas snaps a two-game winning streak after a blowout loss to the Kuala Lumpur Dragons

BLOWOUT LOSS. Nick King only manages to chip in 13 points in Alab's loss to the KL Dragons. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

After fire, San Miguel plans 24/7 construction of Skyway Stage 3

Feb 03, 2020 - 4:05 PM

(UPDATED) The target opening of the Skyway Stage 3 is moved to July from the initial schedule of April, since a portion of it collapsed in the Pandacan fire

COLLAPSED. Part of the unfinished Skyway Stage 3 collapsed due to the warehouse fire in Pandacan, Manila on February 1, 2020. Photo by KD Madrilejos/Rappker

San Miguel faces Magnolia as PBA kicks off 45th season

Feb 03, 2020 - 2:33 PM

San Miguel will open its bid for a sixth straight Philippine Cup title against Magnolia on March 1

REIGNING CHAMPS. June Mar Fajardo and San Miguel seek to protect their throne in the All-Filipino conference. Photo from PBA Images


San Miguel still assessing full impact of Skyway Stage 3 fire

Feb 01, 2020 - 10:17 PM

The Skyway Stage 3 will not likely open by April, as previously planned. But San Miguel Corporation says it will resume construction 'at the soonest possible time, with the least delay.'

LOOK: Fire hits Pandacan warehouse, damages Skyway Stage 3

Feb 01, 2020 - 12:32 PM

(5th UPDATE) The huge blaze causes a portion of the Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3, which is under construction, to collapse

DAMAGED. Part of the Metro Skyway Stage 3 being constructed collapsed due to the warehouse fire in Pandacan, Manila, on February 1, 2020. Photo by KD Madrilejos/Rappker

Antitrust body slams San Miguel-Holcim deal, raises monopoly concerns

Jan 31, 2020 - 6:48 PM

(UPDATED) The Philippine Competition Commission says San Miguel’s planned acquisition of Holcim Philippines will weaken competition in the grey cement market

LIST: Traffic management schemes during Skyway Extension construction

Jan 22, 2020 - 7:30 PM

Construction works for the southbound section of the Skyway Extension Project start on February 16

BRACE FOR TRAFFIC. Motorists are advised of the traffic management plan ahead of the construction works for the Skyway extension project. File photo from SMC

'Give Bulacan fisherfolk hope by standing for truth and integrity' – church leaders

Jan 17, 2020 - 12:09 AM

Religious leaders and members of various faiths offer their 'continued moral support' for the fisherfolk communities threatened by San Miguel Corporation's aerotropolis project

FISHING. A fisherman from Sitio Kinse, where the mangrove trees are still thick because them residents guard it. Photo by Mavic Conde

San Miguel trades Nabong weeks after team scuffle

Jan 09, 2020 - 6:16 PM

Kelly Nabong ends a successful stint with San Miguel highlighted by two PBA titles

COMEBACK. Kelly Nabong returns to NorthPort. Photo from PBA Images


'Stockton-like' Brickman hungry for title with Alapag-led Alab

Dec 17, 2019 - 8:45 PM

'That’s what Jason Brickman does. He provides that stability and leadership at the point guard position,' says Alab head coach Jimmy Alapag

'JOHN STOCKTON'. Head coach Jimmy Alapag praises Jason Brickman as a 'John Stockton-like' guard in the ASEAN Basketball League. Photo from release

Deguara, Alab surge late in Mono revenge game

Dec 17, 2019 - 7:01 PM

San Miguel Alab Pilipinas exacts revenge on Mono Vampire after an embarrassing debut game loss a month ago

REINFORCEMENT. Samuel Deguara of Alab Pilipinas slams it home against Mono Vampire in the ASEAN Basketball League in Filoil Flying V Arena, Dec 17, 2019. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Cuba-U.S. relations backslide 5 years after landmark thaw

Dec 15, 2019 - 10:56 AM

Ordinary Cubans say their country and the United States are like 'a couple who don't get along'

ROCKY RELATIONS. A man wearing a cap depicting the US flag is pictured in Havana, on December 12, 2019. Photo by Yamil Lage/AFP

[ANALYSIS] PISA results: Using this to set an Olympic goal for PH education

Dec 11, 2019 - 9:00 AM

This cannot be a quick fix. What is required is a sustained undertaking spanning multiple presidential administrations.

Ancajas retains world crown by 6th round TKO in Mexico

Dec 08, 2019 - 3:25 PM

Jerwin Ancajas defends his IBF super flyweight title for the eighth time with a stoppage win over Miguel Gonzalez

AND STILL. Jerwin Ancajas stretches his run as IBF super flyweight champion. Photo by Alvin Brian S. Go/Rappler


Ancajas stakes crown vs Gonzalez in Mexico

Dec 07, 2019 - 6:28 PM

After a postponement a month ago, the Filipino champ finally defends his IBF super flyweight against Chilean Miguel Gonzalez

Ancajas, Jimenez give more focus on technique, timing

Nov 25, 2019 - 11:35 PM

Jerwin Ancajas concentrates less on power and more on accuracy as his eighth title defense for his IBF super flyweight belt nears

PREPARED. Jerwin Ancajas is fit and ready for battle. Photo from Twitter/trboxing


PH celebs air dismay over SEA Games preps: 'Umayos kayo!'

Nov 25, 2019 - 10:19 AM

'What can we do to save this?'

Déjà vu: Ginebra ends San Miguel's Grand Slam bid anew

Nov 24, 2019 - 9:44 PM

Two years after playing spoiler, Barangay Ginebra again dashes San Miguel's dream of completing a PBA Grand Slam

TWO-WAY STAR. Justin Brownlee shows way on both ends as Barangay Ginebra eliminates San Miguel. Photo from PBA Images


Fajardo holds slight edge over Perez, Ravena in BPC race

Nov 23, 2019 - 7:32 PM

June Mar Fajardo looks to capture his ninth Best Player of the Conference trophy in his seventh PBA season

TALL ORDER. June Mar Fajardo has to help San Miguel overcome a twice-to-beat disadvantage against Barangay Ginebra to maintain his lead in the race. Photo from PBA Images


San Miguel trio suspension sends 'strong signal,' says Austria

Nov 21, 2019 - 10:57 AM

Coach Leo Austria takes the suspensions as a 'minor setback' even if it means denting the San Miguel Beermen's chances of capturing a PBA Grand Slam

EMBATTLED. Leo Austria and San Miguel will face a twice-to-beat disadvantage in the Governors' Cup quarterfinals and will miss the services of 3 key cogs. Photo from PBA Images


McDaniels, TNT seal playoff bonus with thrilling win vs San Miguel

Nov 20, 2019 - 10:13 PM

KJ McDaniels delivers in clutch plays on both ends as TNT ends a three-game slide to nail the last twice-to-beat quarterfinals incentive

ALL-AROUND. KJ McDaniels comes to the rescue for TNT with a stellar performance across the board. Photo from PBA Images