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Almazan to return stronger after injury derailed PBA title bid

Jan 19, 2020 - 6:58 PM

Raymond Almazan says the injury that kept him out of a crucial stretch in the PBA Governors' Cup finals serves as his motivation to come back better

BOUNCE BACK. Raymond Almazan is determined to come back stronger for Meralco. Photo from PBA Images


No pain, no gain: Almazan wants to finish PBA finals despite knee injury

Jan 16, 2020 - 3:59 PM

Raymond Almazan endures the pain from a meniscal tear on his left knee and suits up for Meralco in Game 4 against Barangay Ginebra

ON THE BRINK. Raymond Almazan and Meralco have their backs against the wall after going down 1-3 in the PBA Governors' Cup finals. Photo from PBA Images


Injured Almazan a gametime decision for Meralco

Jan 14, 2020 - 4:49 PM

Raymond Almazan had been averaging 17.5 points, 11 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks in the finals before injuring his left knee

CRUCIAL DECISION. Raymond Almazan will warm up for Game 4 and decide whether he is fit enough to play. Photo from PBA Images


Black, Meralco keeping fingers crossed on Almazan injury

Jan 12, 2020 - 11:39 PM

Meralco's title hopes take a huge blow as Raymond Almazan suffers a suspected knee strain

UNCERTAIN. Raymond Almazan is a question mark for the rest of the PBA Governors' Cup. Photo from PBA Images


Almazan a 'blessing' for Meralco with career game

Nov 08, 2019 - 8:57 PM

As he set a new PBA career-high in rebounds, Raymond Almazan proves to be worth the wait for Meralco

ELECTRIFIED. Raymond Almazan and Meralco power through their seventh win in the PBA Governors' Cup. Photo from PBA Images


2 Filipino doctors chosen among next generation of IAP Young Physician Leaders

Nov 04, 2019 - 5:59 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Both engage with a diverse group of outstanding early career physicians (ages 40 and below) coming from multiple specialties and career interests

FALSE: 'Photo' of dead, 'raped,' mutilated OFW in video thumbnail

Oct 16, 2019 - 6:28 PM

The young man in the video thumbnail is not the one who was killed

Almazan finally proves worth for success-hungry Meralco

Sep 22, 2019 - 12:04 AM

Acquired by Meralco 4 months ago, Raymond Almazan delivers his best game yet after starring in a string of crucial plays in their comeback win against Magnolia

BIG GAME. Raymond Almazan shows why Meralco traded for him. Photo from PBA Images


Almazan sad to miss Gilas camp in Spain

Aug 05, 2019 - 8:45 PM

Raymond Almazan is among the 8 players who miss the Gilas Pilipinas trip that's a part of its buildup for the FIBA World Cup

GOOD LUCK. Raymond Almazan hopes for the best for Gilas Pilipinas in Spain. Photo from FIBA


Wealth of 7 lawmakers more than doubled in 2018

Jun 13, 2019 - 12:48 PM

AGRI Representative Delphine Lee tops the list after her wealth increases by more than 400% from 2017 to 2018

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. Philippine congressmen in session at the Batasang Pambansa. Photo from the Facebook page of the House of Representatives of the Philippines

Almazan hopes for better showing after Meralco debut

Jun 07, 2019 - 11:58 PM

The wiry big man still tries to find his footing after being sidelined for months due to a calf injury

NEW TEAM, NEW START. Raymond Almazan says he cherishes every opportunity given to him. Photo from PBA Images


Almazan just waiting go signal for Meralco debut

May 24, 2019 - 11:37 PM

The wiry big man looks to bring the same defensive presence he was known for before he was traded by Rain or Shine

WAITING GAME. Raymond Almazan is itching to return to the PBA hardwood after missing the first two games of the 2019 PBA Commissioner's Cup. Photo from PBA Images


Rain or Shine ships Almazan to Meralco

May 13, 2019 - 7:59 PM

The Elasto Painters center gets traded for the Bolts' first-round picks in the 2019 and 2021 drafts

FAREWELL. Raymond Almazan is set to part ways with the team that drafted him third overall in 2013. Photo from PBA Images


IN PHOTOS: Filipino celebrities spotted at Coachella 2019

Apr 23, 2019 - 10:46 AM

Liza Soberano, Maja Salvador, Kelsey Merritt, and Angelica Panganiban are among those who went to the annual music festival in California

PDEA shoots two cops who accompanied Pasig pusher in buy-bust

Feb 23, 2019 - 10:37 PM

The two companions of a Pasig drug dealer turns out to be policemen under the Eastern Police District

NBA suspends Thunder's Felton, Schroder over brawl

Dec 20, 2018 - 10:47 AM

Raymond Felton and Dennis Schroder are fined for leaving the bench area during the altercation

MELEE. Raymond Felton (left) and Dennis Schroder serve their suspensions and are slapped with a fine for figuring in the brawl.

'Godfather' of Hong Kong film, producer behind Bruce Lee, dies

Nov 03, 2018 - 2:29 PM

Raymond Chow, who produced movies like 'Fists of Fury' and 'Way of the Dragon,' dies at 91

Raymond Almazan suspended, to miss rest of Governors' Cup

Oct 24, 2018 - 9:29 PM

The lanky center has been punished by Rain or Shine for his unsanctioned two-week absence

OUT. Raymond Almazan will not see action in the Elasto Painters' final two games of the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup. File photo by PBA Images


Garcia hopes Almazan returns 'ready to play as a professional'

Oct 18, 2018 - 7:33 AM

The two-time All-Star has already missed 4 straight games for Rain or Shine in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup after going AWOL

BOOST. Raymond Almazan's potential return could help the Elasto Painters' bid for a quarterfinals berth. Photo from PBA Images


Raymond Almazan goes AWOL for luckless Rain or Shine

Oct 07, 2018 - 8:50 PM

The lanky center has not reported to the team and has missed two crucial games

MISSING IN ACTION. Rain or Shine misses the services of star big man Raymond Almazan in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup. Photo from PBA Images


Finding Sherlyn Cadapan

Sep 17, 2018 - 11:55 AM

Mother of disappeared UP student Sherlyn Cadapan speaks of her politicization in the 8 years since her daughter's disappearance. Even after Jovito Palparan's conviction, she hopes her daughter is alive.

'SHOW ME THE EXECUTIONER.' Linda Cadapan, mother of disappeared UP activist Sherlyn Cadapan, speaks at a rally before the NBI where Jovito Palparan is being held. Photo by Patricia Evangelista / Rappler

Worth the risk: Jordan Clarkson takes final PH spot

Aug 10, 2018 - 10:27 PM

The Philippine men's basketball team holds on to the slim chance that the Filipino-American NBA player can suit up for the 2018 Asian Games

NO GUARANTEE. Jordan Clarkson has yet to get cleared, but national team coach Yeng Guiao takes a chance on him anyway. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Rain or Shine likely a go for Asian Games, says owner

Aug 05, 2018 - 5:32 PM

As talks swirl that the Philippine basketball federation has reconsidered its decision to pull out from the Asiad, a reinforced Rain or Shine team will likely represent the country

NATIONAL DUTY. There is a big possibility that James Yap will don the Philippine colors again. Photo from PBA's official Facebook page


Celebrities, friends mourn death of stage director Roxanne Lapus

Jul 04, 2018 - 10:28 AM

Roxanne Lapus is known to many for directing 'The Sound of Music' in 2011

DOJ indicts George Sycip over Alliance records row

Jun 25, 2018 - 7:51 PM

It is a reversal of a 2017 DOJ resolution that earlier cleared George Sycip and other executives of Alliance Select Foods International

INDICTED. The Department of Justice finds probable cause to indict George Sycip and other Alliance executives of violation of the Corporate Code. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

'Pusher' police captain shot dead after allegedly fighting back

Jun 11, 2018 - 11:16 AM

Police Senior Inspector Raymond Hortezuela is a suspected protector of Jeffrey 'Jaguar' Diaz, Cebu's alleged 'top drug lord' who was killed in June 2016

INTERNAL CLEANSING. A police officer at a crime scene after a buy-bust operation in Taguig City on July 28, 2016. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Behind the lens with Raymond Saldaña

Mar 19, 2018 - 8:01 PM

Let's get to know the man behind the portraits of today's beauty queens

Ginebra-Rain or Shine quarterfinals bout balanced, says Almazan

Mar 03, 2018 - 9:34 PM

'Sa endurance, wala naman sigurong pinagkaiba kasi 'yung kinakain nila, kinakain din naman namin,' says Raymond Almazan despite Rain or Shine losing a triple overtime classic to Barangay Ginebra

LEVEL. Raymond Almazan believes Barangay Ginebra does not have an edge over the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters as they face in a best-of-3 quarterfinals. File photo by PBA Images


Raymond Almazan hopes for Gilas return

Feb 24, 2018 - 9:40 PM

'Sobrang sarap maglaro para sa bayan so sana next window, makasama ako,' says Raymond Almazan

RETURN. Raymond Almazan is keeping his fingers crossed for a possible return to the national team. File photo by PBA Images


Ginebra finds timely heroes in Aguilar, Cruz in ending 3-game skid

Jan 29, 2018 - 1:42 PM

Aguilar and Cruz provide the much-needed support head coach Tim Cone had requested for after the Gin Kings crashed to their 3rd straight loss against Phoenix

DIFFERENCE. Raymond Aguilar's 16 points and 2 rebounds prove to be the difference. Photo by PBA Images

Almazan, Camson, Miranda pay stiff price for rough plays

Jan 23, 2018 - 5:19 PM

PBA hands out fines for the string of rough action in the past week

FISTFIGHT. Almazan and Camson get into a fistfight during the heated match. Photo by PBA Images

Camson ready to apologize to Almazan for fistfight

Jan 21, 2018 - 6:05 PM

Eric Camson explains that his actions were a result of frustration after 8 months of not winning a game

BRAWL. A scuffle erupts between Eric Camson and Raymond Almanzan that resulted to a bench-clearing brawl. Photo by PBA Images

Almazan sidelined in Rain or Shine's rout of Phoenix after missing two practices

Jan 17, 2018 - 8:55 PM

Head coach Garcia says 'everything is good now' after getting into a misunderstanding with Almazan

SIDELINED. Raymond Almazan sits out of this Rain or Shine game for missing two practices. Photo by PBA Images

Present meets the future as Gilas Pilipinas practice resumes

Jan 08, 2018 - 9:27 PM

Players from the PBA, collegiate and high school ranks gather as practice resumes for Gilas' next game against Australia

PRESENT MEETS FUTURE. National team players gathered in what Chot Reyes called 'perhaps the largest gathering of multi-generational talent' in the country's history. Photo from Chot Reyes' Twitter account

IN PHOTOS: Archie Burnand's birthday party

Dec 17, 2017 - 1:10 PM

Georgina Wilson and Arthur Burnand's son turns one year old with a sailor theme party

Brother of dismissed justice shortlisted to the anti-graft court

Sep 29, 2017 - 4:29 PM

The Judicial Bar Council submits 6 names to President Rodrigo Duterte

VACANCIES. Sandiganbayan has 4 vacancies for Associate Justices. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Ex-immigration commissioners withdraw complaint vs Jack Lam

Sep 05, 2017 - 12:35 PM

Al Argosino and Michael Robles say the complaint turned out to be based on mistaken assumption or interpretation of facts and circumstances

IMMIGRATION SCANDAL. Gaming tycoon Jack Lam is accused of bribing Immigration Commissioners Al Argosino and Michael Robles. But the commissioners are now moving to withdraw their complaint. Photo from Jimei website

Ginebra trades Chris Ellis, Dave Marcelo to Blackwater for Art Dela Cruz, Raymond Aguilar - report

Aug 31, 2017 - 2:09 PM

Chris Ellis is expected to get more playing time with Blackwater

TRADED. Chris Ellis is heading to the Blackwater Elite. Photo by PBA Images

In epic slaying of China, Gilas Pilipinas shows it can and will fight back

Aug 10, 2017 - 6:06 PM

Every once in a while Gilas Pilipinas plays a magical game On August 9 2017 – 24 hours to the day since they took down South Korea 4 years ago – they did it again

LETHAL BACKCOURT. Jayson Castro and Terrence Romeo step up for Gilas Pilipinas to finally take down China. Photo from FIBA.com

WATCH: Gilas locker room post-China win, game highlights, Almazan dunks

Aug 09, 2017 - 11:44 PM

See highlights from the Philippines win over China in the FIBA Asia Cup 2017 in Lebanon

BIG DUNK. Raymond Almazan towers over China. Photo from FIBA.com

IN PHOTOS: Divine Lee, Blake Go get married in Cebu

Aug 05, 2017 - 3:54 PM

Korina Sanchez Vice Ganda Karylle Tim Yap and Iza Calzado are among the guests at the wedding

Terrence Romeo is again a rockstar as Malaysian players idolize him

May 15, 2017 - 7:31 PM

Terrence Romeo was seen granting photo opportunities to several Malaysian players on the court

PHOTO OP. Terrence Romeo grants a photo opportunity to a member of the Malaysian team after Gilas Pilipinas' win. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Trump sees 'fast' decision over new FBI director

May 13, 2017 - 10:41 PM

UPDATED The White House however has provided no set timeline for the process of replacing former FBI director James Comey

TRUMP. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks during a rally at the Delaware County Fair in Delaware, Ohio on October 20, 2016. Photo by Mandel Ngan/ AFP

Illicit financial flows in developing countries ‘persistently high’

May 02, 2017 - 7:16 PM

A recent finding from Global Financial Intergrity shows illicit financial flows amounted to at least 1 trillion of developing country total trade in 2014

Raymond vs Raymond: No more excuses

Apr 28, 2017 - 8:04 PM

I just hated the way I looked I felt I could do so much more he says Watch his story here

YEBC 2017: PH youth urged to go into business

Mar 23, 2017 - 3:08 PM

We focus on entrepreneurship because we need to in order to develop our country Senator Bam Aquino tells students at the Youth Entrepreneurship Boot Camp

INDUSTRY LEADER. World-renowned industrial designer Kenneth Cobonpue (3rd from left) is presented the Integrity Leadership Award. Photo by David Lozada/ Rappler

When politics and principles clash on the death penalty

Mar 22, 2017 - 10:30 AM

18 lawmakers who voted no to the RH bill under the 15th Congress voted yes to the death penalty measure under the 17th Congress How did the Church mobilize against the two controversial measures?

SPECTATORS. Nuns watch as lawmakers voted 217-54-1 in favor of reimposing the death penalty on March 7. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

When the House whips go to work for the death penalty

Mar 16, 2017 - 9:37 PM

PART 2: Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas leads the charge to whip the votes and bring back the death penalty in the country a pet bill of President Rodrigo Duterte

THE WHIP. Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas gestures as his colleagues vote on HB 4727 on March 7. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

What happened behind closed doors to the death penalty bill

Mar 15, 2017 - 11:38 AM

PART 1: Lawmakers are initially ambivalent about their stance on the death penalty bill but a few tweaks on its provisions finally convince them to support the measure

FULL LIST: Winners, Sinag Maynila 2017

Mar 12, 2017 - 10:02 PM

Tu Pug Imatuy wins big at this year s awards night