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LOOKBACK: The origin of PBA’s Manila Clasico

Jun 10, 2020 - 6:22 PM

Since the '80s, the showdown between Purefoods and Ginebra highlights the rivalry between a glamour squad and an everyday man’s team

YOUTH POWER. Over 3 decades ago, a new Purefoods squad built its franchise around the charming and talented Alvin Patrimonio. Photo from Facebook/Pinas Ball

Helterbrand puts up triple-double as Ginebra trounces Purefoods

Feb 17, 2019 - 10:23 PM

Recently retired, the 42-year-old proves there is plenty of game left in him by turning the PBA legends match into his own show

GAME NOT GONE. Jayjay Helterbrand takes over for Barangay Ginebra legends. Photo from PBA Images

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, November 3, 2017

Nov 03, 2017 - 11:30 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Friday.

PBA Board won't extend term of Commissioner Chito Narvasa

Nov 02, 2017 - 2:24 PM

Incoming PBA board chair says the league head of basketball operations Rickie Santos is appointed officer-in-charge

Photo by PBA

How Chooks to Go built a business bigger than GMA Network

May 06, 2017 - 2:24 PM

Bounty Agro Ventures Incorporated – the group behind brands Chooks To Go Uling Roasters and Reyal – was not an overnight success While an egg takes about 21 days to hatch BAVI took 15 years

ASEAN PLAYER? Bounty Agro Ventures Incorporated, the largest poultry integrator in the Philippines and company behind the brand Chooks to Go, Uling Roasters, and Reyal, is setting its sight on regional expansion.

Lessons kids can teach adults

Apr 20, 2017 - 8:42 PM

How can you look at life more positively – as children do?

FAST FACTS: How much meat does the Filipino consume?

Apr 14, 2017 - 2:41 PM

Most Catholics in the Philippines abstain from eating meat during the Holy Week

MEAT CONSUMPTION. Latest OECD data showed that a Filipino consumes an average of 28.8 kilos of meat yearly.

Former PBA player Paul Artadi wins San Juan City council seat

May 10, 2016 - 5:02 PM

Former PBA player Paul Artadi nabs the sixth and final council seat

Tim Cone: Jason Webb 'outcoached me'

Oct 26, 2015 - 9:17 AM

When Jason Webb s team Star defeated Tim Cone s Ginebra on Sunday October 25 the veteran was quick to concede that his former ward outcoached him

Star spoils former coach Tim Cone's Ginebra debut

Oct 25, 2015 - 7:19 PM

The Hotshots move up to 1 1 in the Philippine Cup following the win

New Star coach Jason Webb faces challenges, opportunity

Jul 24, 2015 - 2:47 AM

Webb says he will apply his own personality aggressive and high intensity to the Hotshots

NEW BEGINNING. Jason Webb, seen to the left of Tim Cone (in red), poses for a picture after being introduced as Star's new coach. Photo by Naveen Ganglani/Rappler

Cone says Yap's sacrifice made Purefoods a success

Jul 24, 2015 - 2:34 AM

As Tim Cone was introduced as Ginebra s new coach he reminisced about how James Yap helped make his time with Purefoods successful

Report: Tim Cone to coach Ginebra after revamp

Jul 16, 2015 - 12:57 PM

The 18 time champion coach Tim Cone may be on the move to Barangay Ginebra

Tim Cone, who is the PBA's most decorated coach, could be tasked to fix Barangay Ginebra next. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Pingris on Star Hotshots collapse: ‘We lost our discipline’

Jul 02, 2015 - 1:57 PM

Marc Pingris blames a lapse in discipline for the Star Hotshots’ uncanny collapse against the Alaska Aces in game 1

NO DISCIPLINE? Veteran Marc Pingris (left) feels the Star Hotshots lost all discipline against the Alaska Aces in game 1 of their semifinals series. Photo from PBA Images

Slow-starting Alaska comes from behind to beat Star in semis game 1

Jul 01, 2015 - 9:12 PM

Alaska completes a comeback from 18 points down to draw first blood in their best of 5 semifinals against the Star Hotshots in the 2015 PBA Governors Cup

COMEBACK. JVee Casio boosts Alaska's comeback to win game 1 of the semifinals against the Star Hotshots. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Mallari up for challenge of guarding Alaska’s Casio, Abueva

Jun 29, 2015 - 5:45 AM

Alex Mallari may not be the most well known player on the Star Hotshots but he made a name for himself with his defensive effort against Terrence Romeo

HOTSHOT ON THE RISE. Alex Mallari proved his mettle by limited Globalport guard Terrence Romeo in game 2. Photo by PBA Images

Romeo has no regrets despite Globalport’s quarterfinals meltdown

Jun 28, 2015 - 8:44 PM

Terrence Romeo hopes the Globalport core remains intact for next season after the Batang Pier are ousted by the Star Hotshots

NEXT YEAR. Terrence Romeo of Globalport says the team earned much experience, even in defeat. Photo by Czaesar Dancel/Rappler

Injured Sangalang returns to Hotshots practice by July

Jun 28, 2015 - 1:07 PM

Ian Sangalang will wrap up rehabilitation for his torn right ACL this month and aims to train again by the first or second week of July

BRACING FOR A COMEBACK. Star Hotshots big man Ian Sangalang is gearing up to return to practice by July after a torn right ACL injury. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Globalport ready for next step with franchise-first twice-to-beat

Jun 24, 2015 - 6:23 PM

The Batang Pier are in unfamiliar territory with its first twice to beat advantage in the quarterfinals of the 2015 PBA Governors Cup

Photo from PBA Images

Star Hotshots settle for 5th seed after beating Blackwater

Jun 23, 2015 - 9:37 PM

The Star Hotshots will be without the twice to beat advantage at 5th seed in the 2015 PBA Governors Cup quarterfinals

Marqus Blakely puts up an all-around effort to help the Star Hotshots gain a 5th seed in the playoffs. Photo by Mark Cristino

Blakely: Star Hotshots’ struggles are ‘fixable’

Jun 16, 2015 - 3:04 PM

Import Marqus Blakely believes the Star Hotshots can avoid missing the 2015 PBA Governors Cup playoffs

Marqus Blakely knows the road to the playoffs is a rough climb, but not impossible for the Star Hotshots. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

IN VINES: Star Hotshots defeat Ginebra in 'Manila Clasico' clash

Jun 07, 2015 - 8:27 PM

The Star Hotshots win back to back for the first time in the 2015 PBA Governors Cup after beating rivals Barangay Ginebra

MANILA CLASICO. The Star Hotshots prevail over Barangay Ginebra. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

Arwind Santos unhappy with ejection: ‘I was just playing around’

May 26, 2015 - 9:29 PM

Ang basketball kasi para sa akin maglaro ka ng seryoso pero hindi masama na lagyan mo ng kaunting kulitan or kaunting pang aasar says Arwind Santos

EJECTED. Arwind Santos is seen heading to the locker room after two technical fouls. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Beermen dispose of Hotshots to win 3rd straight

May 24, 2015 - 8:34 PM

San Miguel got the most from its big men with Arizona Reid posting 29 points and 11 rebounds while June Mar Fajardo finished with 21 points and 20 rebounds

June Mar Fajardo scored 21 and grabbed 20 rebounds as the Beermen won their third straight. Photo by Josh Albelda

San Miguel clarifies brewery unit not for sale

May 13, 2015 - 10:29 PM

The diversified conglomerate says it has a mutually beneficial partnership with Japan’s Kirin Holdings

Romeo, Pringle deliver late as GlobalPort defeats Hotshots

May 12, 2015 - 6:40 PM

The backcourt of the future for the GlobalPort Batang Pier delivered their improving team to a big win in the present

Terrence Romeo of Globalport dribbles against Mark Barroca of Purefoods. Photo by PBA Images

San Miguel mulls selling stake in beer unit

May 08, 2015 - 6:56 PM

SMB gives the conglomerate steady income in the past years but its president and COO Ramon Ang says they may consider selling it to joint partner Japan’s Kirin Holdings for an outrageous price

Hot-handed Jayson Castro sends Talk ’N Text to the finals

Apr 11, 2015 - 7:18 PM

Jayson Castro scores 33 points including 13 in the fourth quarter to lead Talk N Text to the Commissioner s Cup finals

BLURRED LINES. Jayson Castro's monster performance earns Talk 'N Text its 16th PBA finals appearance. Photo by Josh Albelda

Texters sizzle from downtown, edge closer to finals

Apr 09, 2015 - 9:20 PM

Talk N Text is one win away from booking a PBA Commissioner s Cup finals date against the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters

Purefoods' Alex Mallari (R) tries to stop a speeding Jayson Castro (L). Photo by Czeasar Dancel

IN VINES: Castro delivers finishing blows for TNT

Apr 06, 2015 - 10:18 PM

The best point guard in Asia lives up to his monicker delivering one bucket after another for the Tropang Texters in the final quarter

Talk 'N Text's Jayson Castro drives strong to the hoop against Purefoods' James Yap. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Castro, Alas take charge in fourth as Talk ’N Text levels semis series

Apr 06, 2015 - 9:28 PM

The Blur teams up with rookie Kevin Alas to score 20 points in the payoff period to lead the Tropang Texters over teh Hotshots

Jayson Castro, double teamed, looks to pass to Jay Washington. File photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Bowles thriving in Purefoods’ triangle with career-high

Apr 02, 2015 - 7:00 AM

Denzel Bowles after scoring a career high 49 points credits his strong point production on the Purefoods triangle offense

MONSTER BOWLES. Denzel Bowles delivers his best scoring output pouring 49 points to help Purefoods get past Talk 'N Text. Photo courtesy of PBA Images

Barroca on miracle shot: ‘That’s a highlight of my career’

Apr 01, 2015 - 11:08 PM

That’s one of the highlights of my career that shot I wasn t even looking I just heaved the ball

Mark Barroca, seen here guarded by Aaron Aban, hits a dagger miracle shot to lift Purefoods over Talk 'N Text. File photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

IN VINES: Barroca hits miracle shot, Purefoods wins

Apr 01, 2015 - 10:21 PM

Denzel Bowles fires a desperation shot that s way off to the side of the backboard but Mark Barroca was there to bail the Hotshots out

Mark Barroca, seen here taking a floater, hits a miracle shot to lift Purefoods over Talk 'N Text in Game 1 of their semis match. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Bowles catches fire to lead Purefoods to game 1 semis win

Apr 01, 2015 - 9:06 PM

Denzel Bowles drops a career high 49 points as the Hotshots take PBA Commissioner s Cup semis game 1 vs the Tropang Texters

Purefoods import Denzel Bowles takes a shot over Talk 'N Text import Ivan Johnson. Photo courtesy of PBA Images

Purefoods withstands Alaska comeback, advances to semis

Mar 29, 2015 - 5:13 PM

The Purefoods Star Hotshots withstood an inspired endgame rally by the Alaska Aces to sweep their quarterfinals series

Purefoods' Denzel Bowles throws down a dunk as the Star Hotshots advance to the semis. Photo by Mark Cristino

Scorching Hotshots destroy Aces for 1-0 lead

Mar 27, 2015 - 10:23 PM

Purefoods comes out on fire from the get go to dominate Alaska and get a 1 0 lead in their best of three series

Purefoods' James Yap drives against Alaska import Damion James. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

PBA 2015 Commissioner's Cup playoffs bracket

Mar 27, 2015 - 5:22 PM

The PBA playoffs is upon us and in the spirit of March Madness three Rapplers share their predictions bracket style

Bowles delivers as Hotshots rise, Bolts slide

Mar 20, 2015 - 9:13 PM

Denzel Bowles leads Purefoods with 37 points with help from James Yap and Marc Barroca who finished with a combined 30 points

Purefoods hands Barako Bull 4th straight loss

Mar 17, 2015 - 6:20 PM

Import Denzel Bowles leads the Hotshots with 34 points 17 rebounds two assists and two blocks

Purefoods import Denzel Bowles takes a jumper over Barako Bull's Dave Marcelo. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Bowles' game-winner tows Purefoods past Talk ’N Text in triple OT

Mar 14, 2015 - 11:18 PM

Import Denzel Bowles delivers an all around performance with 30 points 15 rebounds 6 assists and 4 blocks

ALL-AROUND. Denzel Bowles did everything he can to help the Purefoods Star Hotshots overcome the Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters in 3 overtime periods. File photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

WATCH: Joe Devance gets down and dirty in PBA All-Star dance-off

Mar 08, 2015 - 6:52 PM

The Purefoods swingman leaves the court a bit dirtier after an inverted twerk session

Joe Devance shows it how it's done on the dance floor

WATCH: Joe Devance goes wild at PBA All Star weekend

Mar 06, 2015 - 8:19 PM

Purefoods swingman Joe Devance shows why he s the league leader in video bombing and broadcast trolling

Joe Devance takes the opportunity to show off his abs in Palawan

Was Justin Melton's 'dunk' the funniest attempt ever?

Mar 06, 2015 - 6:47 PM

Justin Melton s second attempt at the 2015 PBA Slam Dunk competition was ambitious but didn t quite turn out how he envisioned it

Justin Melton rocked the PBA at last year's Slam Dunk competition. This year he made a different kind of impact. File photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Purefoods trounces San Miguel in OT to arrest 3-game skid

Mar 01, 2015 - 7:51 PM

James Yap who returned from a swollen knee injury hit 15 points on 3 of 6 three pointers

Denzel Bowles topscored with 35 points to help Purefoods snap its 3-game losing streak. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Not so Hotshot anymore: why Purefoods is in a slump

Feb 23, 2015 - 7:55 PM

After three straight losses the script for the Purefoods Star Hotshots has switched from They re back to What the hell happened?

SPOILED FOOD. Purefoods has dealt with key injuries - like the one currently affecting James Yap - plus a revolving door of imports that has hurt their Commissioner's Cup campaign. Photo by Josh Albelda

Pingris says Purefoods’ locals must support import

Feb 23, 2015 - 2:45 PM

Pingris believes Purefoods can come back from a 3 game losing slide if only they resolve to fix themselves first

Marc Pingris (left) believes Purefoods should take a good hard look on themselves and make some changes if they want to get back on the winning track. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Ginebra survives and sends Purefoods to 3rd straight loss

Feb 22, 2015 - 8:09 PM

Ginebra held off a determined fourth quarter rally from the Star Hotshots to spoil the return of replacement import Denzel Bowles

GIN RUN. Greg Slaughter of Ginebra backs down Purefoods import Denzel Bowles. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Orton fined P250,000 for ‘disrespectful’ Pacquiao, ref comments

Feb 20, 2015 - 3:00 PM

The PBA came down hard on the Purefoods import after he said Pacquiao playing in the PBA was a joke and that the referees made their loss to KIA a mockery

Purefoods import Daniel Orton (L) isn't a big fan of Manny Pacquiao (R) as a basketball player. Photos by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Purefoods' Orton: Pacquiao in the PBA is 'a joke'

Feb 18, 2015 - 10:20 PM

“Professional boxer yeah okay Congressman alright Professional basketball player? No It’s a joke said Purefoods import Daniel Orton of Manny Pacquiao

Purefoods import Daniel Orton (L) isn't a big fan of Manny Pacquiao (R) as a basketball player. Photos by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images