Vic Manuel - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Vic Manuel


Vic Manuel admits being stubborn after joining Abueva in 'ligang labas'

Feb 27, 2020 - 7:28 PM

Alaska suspends Vic Manuel for playing in an outside league in Laguna with former teammate Calvin Abueva

SMARTER. Vic Manuel should be 'wiser' after being suspended by Alaska, says head coach Jeff Cariaso. Photo from PBA Images

Manuel, Tratter, Mocon boost Gilas Pilipinas frontline

Feb 12, 2020 - 6:31 PM

Gilas Pilipinas gets a battle-tested forward and two promising big men in its frontline unit

MUSCLE MAN. Fresh from a successful stint with Gilas Pilipinas, Vic Manuel will have a chance to don the national colors anew. File photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Manuel draws Jokic comparison from ex-Gilas coach Toroman

Dec 10, 2019 - 2:19 PM

Vic Manuel gets high praise from Indonesia coach Rajko Toroman, but the 'Muscle Man' laughs it off after helping power Gilas Pilipinas to a SEA Games semifinal win

MUSCLE MAN. Vic Manuel is Gilas Pilipinas leading scorer in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Manuel earns Cone praise in Gilas Pilipinas debut

Dec 05, 2019 - 2:39 AM

He may be one of the last players fielded but Vic Manuel still provides quality minutes as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to a 52-point romp of Singapore

IMPRESSIVE DEBUT. Vic Manuel shines in his first official game for Gilas Pilipinas. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Manuel, Alaska keeping heads up despite 0-5 start

Oct 06, 2019 - 11:33 PM

Vic Manuel believes Alaska will eventually nail that coveted win after falling short against defending Governors' Cup champion Magnolia

BRIGHT SIDE. Vic Manuel says Alaska remains positive even with its playoff hopes slowly fading after each loss. Photo from PBA Images

Manuel, Alaska go through eye of the needle to reach playoffs

Jul 20, 2019 - 9:12 AM

Coming off a five-game skid and wasting numerous chances to advance to the quarterfinals, Vic Manuel and Alaska finally pull through

HARD-PRESSED. Vic Manuel and Alaska need to prepare hard with TNT, the hottest team in the PBA right now, waiting in the playoffs. Photo from PBA Images

Out for months, Vic Manuel fine with playing beyond minutes restriction

Jun 09, 2019 - 9:26 PM

Alaska coach Alex Compton compares prized forward Vic Manuel to PBA great Allan Caidic for immediately making his presence felt

BUCKET GETTER. Playing in just his second PBA game of the season, Vic Manuel is back getting buckets. Photo from PBA Images

Vic Manuel expects Alaska fightback: 'Babawi kami'

Dec 06, 2018 - 8:44 AM

After getting whipped by the Magnolia Hotshots, the Alaska Aces vow to avoid another flat start in Game 2 of the best-of-seven PBA Finals

OFF GUARD. Vic Manuel admits Magnolia caught Alaska off guard in the series-opener of the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup finals. PBA Images

Vic Manuel warns early exit if lackluster Alaska play continues

Oct 28, 2018 - 11:07 PM

The star forward says the Aces should rediscover the teamwork they had in the first 7 games of the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup

ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT. Vic Manuel highlighted a need for a better execution in their upcoming playoffs campaign. Photo from PBA Images

Manuel shrugs off Abueva antics, says friendship remains intact

Aug 30, 2018 - 7:21 PM

Friends for almost five years, Manuel knows too well how Abueva gets under his opponents' skin

FRIENDS TURNED FOES. Vic Manuel (left) gets the last laugh against former teammate and good friend Calvin Abueva as Alaska tops Phoenix in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup. Photo from PBA Images

Vic Manuel satisfied with or without Best Player award

Jul 23, 2018 - 7:41 AM

'The Muscleman' trails June Mar Fajardo for the Best Player of the Conference award in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup

END OF THE ROAD. Vic Manuel and the Alaska Aces see their 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup campaign end at the hands of the San Miguel Beermen. Photo from PBA Images

Vic Manuel, Arwind Santos welcome potential Gilas call-up

Jul 20, 2018 - 11:36 PM

Gilas Pilipinas needs to overhaul its lineup for the second round of the 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers following the FIBA suspension of its 10 players

FAN FAVORITES. Vic Manuel and Arwind Santos are among the fan favorites to suit up for Gilas Pilipinas. Photos from PBA Images

Santos glad not to face Abueva in semis, turns focus on Manuel

Jul 12, 2018 - 12:07 AM

The San Miguel Beermen and the Alaska Aces figure in a best-of-5 semifinals duel in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup

RELIEVED. Arwind Santos admits he does not want to play against Calvin Abueva, knowing what the Alaska Aces forward brings to the table. File photo from PBA Images

Vic Manuel leads Best Player race, June Mar Fajardo lurks at 2nd place

Jul 09, 2018 - 2:35 PM

'The Muscleman' leads the Alaska Aces to an 8-3 card and the twice-to-beat advantage heading into the quarterfinals to boot

SCORER. Vic Manuel averaged a local-leading 24.2 points per game after the elimination round of the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup. Photo from PBA Images

Extra work with Danny I pays off as Vic Manuel notches career-high

Jun 11, 2018 - 12:10 AM

'The Muscleman' is the best scoring local in a Top 10 list dominated by imports

CONSISTENT. Vic Manuel shows up with his 6th straight game with at least 20 points. Photo by PBA Images

Manuel game-winner tows Alaska past San Miguel in Balkman's PBA return

May 19, 2018 - 7:55 PM

The Aces notch their 4th straight win while the Beermen remain winless in 3 games

Manuel downplays contender tag for streaking Alaska

Jan 21, 2018 - 11:25 PM

'Hindi pa rin masabi, kasi lahat ng team ngayon, talagang malalakas na eh,' says Alaska forward Vic Manuel

18 POINTS. Vic Manuel steps up to lead the Alaska Aces in trouncing Barangay Ginebra. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Lack of size, injuries hurting Alaska Aces, says Compton

Dec 30, 2016 - 7:00 PM

Alex Compton is happy with his team s effort but says the team has to find ways to cover their depleted lineup

Photo by Josh Albelda/ Rappler

Vic Manuel powers streaking Alaska to become Player of the Week

Dec 20, 2016 - 4:05 PM

Vic Manuel is at the forefront of Alaska s surge in the Philippine Cup

PLAYER OF THE WEEK. Vic Manuel is named Player of the Week after helping Alaska to a 3-game win streak. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Alaska suspends Manuel, Exciminiano for playing outside the PBA

Dec 01, 2016 - 6:32 PM

Alaska s action is also a message to all PBA players says its team manager

By Josh Albelda/ Rappler

Baldwin explains why Manuel, Yap aren’t fit for Gilas Pilipinas

Mar 15, 2016 - 9:20 PM

There are other qualities and factors that also make some players better suited to the international game and some players not so well suited says Gilas coach Tab Baldwin

WHY NOT? Coach Tab Baldwin explains why Vic Manuel (L) and James Yap might not be suited for Gilas Pilipinas. File Photos from Josh Albelda/Rappler and PBA Images

Alaska expects nothing to be handed easily in Game 4

Jan 23, 2016 - 4:38 PM

One win away from their first Philippine Cup championship since 2000 the Alaska Aces know the last stretch is the toughest

NOT EASY. Alaska expects the 4th win in the PBA Finals to come hardest. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Appreciating the art of Vic Manuel’s simple but effective play

Jan 21, 2016 - 10:18 PM

Vic Manuel s play is one of the reasons the Alaska Aces are up 2 0 in the Philippine Cup finals Naveen Ganglani breaks down tape of how he s getting the job done

By Josh Albelda/ Rappler

Alaska pulls away late to take 2-0 PBA Finals lead

Jan 19, 2016 - 9:27 PM

Alaska will aim to go up 3 0 on Friday after barely escaping the Fajardo less Beermen in Game 2

8034 - Alaska (4) Vic Manuel By Josh Albelda/ Rappler

FIBA 3X3: Resilient Manila North falls to Kranj

Oct 16, 2015 - 2:52 AM

The Filipinos were undermanned after losing Karl Dehesa early in the game

Alaska extends Hontiveros, Baclao; Banchero, Menk, more remain

Aug 05, 2015 - 4:30 PM

Aces fans can already expect Dondon Hontiveros and Noy Baclao to return next PBA season

Manila North falls to NoviSad AlWahda in FIBA 3X3 Manila Masters final

Aug 02, 2015 - 8:10 PM

The team composed of Calvin Abueva Karl Dehesa Vic Manuel and Troy Rosario fell 21 14 to the reigning FIBA 3x3 World Tour champions

Vic Manuel, Calvin Abueva and Manila North fell short in the Manila leg final. Photo from FIBA 3x3 Twitter

Alaska sweeps Star as Travis, Manuel deliver late

Jul 05, 2015 - 7:20 PM

The Alaska Aces are heading back to the PBA Finals after taking care of the Star Hotshots in Game 3

Alaska destroys KIA by 38, improve to 5-2

Jun 05, 2015 - 7:37 PM

The KIA Carnival suffer their worst defeat in franchise history

Alaska import Travis Romeo rattles the rim en route to a blowout win. Photo by Josh Albelda

Travis leads streaking Aces past slumping Hotshots

May 27, 2015 - 11:54 PM

The Alaska Aces grabbed share of the top spot in the PBA Governors’ Cup standings with their fourth win in 5 games by taking down the Star Hotshots

MILK MONEY. Romeo Travis led the Alaska Aces to another big win in the Governors' Cup. Photo by Josh Albelda

Short-handed Alaska nips NLEX to return to winning ways

Feb 07, 2015 - 8:35 PM

The Aces accurately predict NLEX s last play preventing import Al Thornton from getting to the basket to hold on for a one point victory

Alaska's DJ Covington challenges the defense of NLEX big men Al Thornton and Asi Taulava.

Abueva, Tubid, others fined over Game 2 rough play

Jan 11, 2015 - 4:29 PM

Calvin Abueva and Ronald Tubid will pay the most in fines over the multiple skirmishes during Game 2 of the finals The Commissioner suspends no players

FINED. Calvin Abueva (L) will pay a total of over P15,000 in fines while Ronald Tubid (R) gets to pay (P13,000) over the 2015 PBA PH Cup Finals rough plays. File photos by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Fans blame Abueva for 'MMA in the PBA'

Jan 11, 2015 - 12:46 PM

PBA fans weigh in on the physical play in the finals blaming Alaska s Calvin Abueva and saying the league has to do more to control the situation

INSTIGATOR? Fans point to Calvin Abueva (L) as the player to blame for the unnecessary physical play in the 2015 PBA Philippine Cup Finals. File photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Commissioner summons Alaska, San Miguel players over physical game 2

Jan 10, 2015 - 3:59 PM

After a PBA game that could have easily been mistaken for an MMA slugfest the Commissioner s office summons different Beermen and Aces

BLEEDING OUT. Arwind Santos suffers an injury in the forehead following an intense rebound battle against Calvin Abueva. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Alaska Aces shut down Meralco to enter PH Cup semis

Dec 14, 2014 - 8:21 PM

The Alaska Aces held the Meralco Bolts to just 25 points in the first 24 minutes and never loosened up the defense on their way to a lopsided 87 69 triumph

Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Aces destroy Bolts for third straight win

Oct 31, 2014 - 7:46 PM

The Alaska Aces are on a roll winning their third straight game with a 41 point beat down of the Meralco Bolts

BENCH SHOOTER. Dondon Hontiveros provides the Aces with a spark off the bench scoring 17 points in Alaska's win over Meralco. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Alaska hands defending champs Purefoods a 20-point beating

Oct 22, 2014 - 10:51 PM

The Beast Calvin Abueva leads the Aces as dominate defending champions Star Hotshots

BEASTLY START. Calvin Abueva unleashes 21 points to lead the Aces over the Star Hotshots. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Abueva, Sangalang reunite as FIBA 3x3 World Tour-Manila opens Saturday

Jul 18, 2014 - 6:07 PM

Former San Sebastian College stars Ian Sangalang and Calvin Abueva reunite to lead Manila North in the FIBA 3x3 World Tour stop in Manila

Former San Sebastian teammates Calvin Abueva (L) and Ian Sangalang (R) will team up again in the FIBA 3x3 tournament. Photos by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images