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As Thirdy moves to Japan, Kiefer shares own overseas experience

Jul 08, 2020 - 6:47 PM

'Hopefully, he continues to work hard and always think that not because he is there, he has already attained his goal,' Kiefer Ravena says of his brother Thirdy

PROUD. Kiefer Ravena says he hopes that his younger brother Thirdy becomes a model for players to achieve their dreams. Photo from

Hoops at home: PBA players deal with challenge of staying fit

Jul 05, 2020 - 10:43 PM

Used to a year-long season grind, PBA players have been limited to shooting hoops and training at their own homes

FITNESS. Kiefer Ravena says not being able to do their usual basketball activities while in quarantine affects players' timing and rhythm. Photo from PBA Images

Redemption season stalled, Kiefer Ravena puts things in perspective

Mar 29, 2020 - 10:12 PM

Less than a year since Kiefer Ravena returned from a FIBA suspension, the game gets taken away from him again as the PBA shuts down its season

FAMILY TIME. Kiefer Ravena cherishes the quality time with his family amid the enhanced community quarantine in Luzon brought by the coronavirus crisis. Photo from PBA Images

Ravena family shows support, provides meals for coronavirus frontliners

Mar 20, 2020 - 11:07 AM

Kiefer and Thirdy Ravena, together with their family, distribute packed meals to military checkpoints in Cainta, Rizal

FOR A CAUSE. Kiefer and Thirdy Ravena share a photo with soldiers who man the checkpoints in Cainta, Rizal. Photo from Chooks-to-Go

Kiefer, Gilas Pilipinas out to stamp class vs Indonesia

Feb 20, 2020 - 11:36 PM

Gilas Pilipinas may be heavily favored against Indonesia, but Kiefer Ravena says there will be no letup for the young squad in the FIBA Asia Cup qualifiers

LEADERSHIP ROLE. Kiefer Ravena will serve as captain for Gilas Pilipinas. Photo from

Thirdy-Kiefer Gilas Pilipinas linkup a 'big responsibility'

Feb 20, 2020 - 10:52 AM

Ravena brothers Thirdy and Kiefer team up for Gilas Pilipinas for the first time

FOR THE FUTURE. Thirdy Ravena gets his second Gilas Pilipinas call-up. Photo from

Gilas Pilipinas captaincy step to make Kiefer Ravena 'world-class' guard

Feb 10, 2020 - 4:55 PM

Kiefer Ravena will take the role of a leader of the hybrid 24-man pool that consists of PBA stars and a bevy of amateur standouts

WORLD STAGE VET. Despite being only 26, Kiefer Ravena is battle-tested in the international scene. Photo from

Ravena, Chooks 3x3 pool hold clinic for PIDs

Jan 25, 2020 - 9:12 PM

Kiefer Ravena and the national 3x3 pool teach the basics of 3x3 basketball to 50 persons with intellectual disabilities

MORE THAN BASKETBALL. Alvin Pasaol and the rest of the national 3x3 pool spend time with persons with intellectual disabilities. Photo from Chooks-to-Go

Kiefer Ravena dedicates 5th SEA Games gold to World Cup team

Dec 11, 2019 - 8:50 PM

Extending his record for most gold medals won by a Filipino in SEA Games basketball, Kiefer Ravena doesn't count out the chance of winning another one

ALWAYS READY. By just staying ready. Kiefer Ravena works his way to another SEA Games gold medal. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Missed free throw a blessing in disguise, but Ravena hard on himself

Nov 11, 2019 - 12:12 AM

NLEX escapes with a fifth straight win despite seeing Kiefer Ravena misfire at the charity stripe in crunch time

TEAM TO BEAT. Kiefer Ravena and NLEX tighten their grip at the No. 1 spot in the PBA Governors' Cup. Photo from PBA Images

Ravena set to replace Castro in Gilas Pilipinas' SEA Games pool

Nov 04, 2019 - 10:17 PM

Tim Cone says the coaching staff considered other replacements but chose Kiefer Ravena due to his 'rare maturity'

GOLD HAUL. Kiefer Ravena now has a chance to win a fifth straight SEA Games gold medal. Photo from

Still the 'Phenom': Kiefer Ravena shines in Mobile Legends exhibition game

Oct 27, 2019 - 10:46 AM

Kiefer Ravena flashes his skills off court as the basketball star also rules in Mobile Legends: Bang Bang

PHENOM. Kiefer Ravena is ready to support the Sibol PH team in the upcoming 2019 SEA Games. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Ravena on high assist numbers: 'Dribble kasi ako nang dribble'

Oct 26, 2019 - 9:24 AM

Kiefer Ravena averages 9.7 assists per game – the highest in the PBA Governors' Cup among locals – as NLEX continues to prove its case as a title contender

GIANT SLAYERS. Kiefer Ravena and NLEX deal TNT its first loss in the PBA Governors' Cup. Photo from PBA Images

Ravena says PBA showdown with Parks a 'long time coming'

Sep 29, 2019 - 10:47 PM

Kiefer Ravena and Ray Parks, who both had decorated collegiate careers, deliver stellar numbers just like old times in their first PBA clash

PHENOM. Kiefer Ravena leads NLEX to a 3-0 start in the PBA Governors' Cup. Photo from PBA Images

Left out of SEA Games pool, Ravena not questioning Cone decision

Sep 27, 2019 - 9:23 PM

Kiefer Ravena misses out on a chance to clinch an unprecedented fifth straight SEA Games gold medal

BACK IN ACTION. Kiefer Ravena says his focus is on the PBA, where his mother team NLEX missed him for more than a year. Photo from

WATCH: Ravena emotional as Gilas Pilipinas suffers yet another loss

Sep 04, 2019 - 8:43 PM

Kiefer Ravena says it 'would have been the world' to them to gift Filipinos a win in the FIBA World Cup

WOES PILE UP. Kiefer Ravena and Gilas Pilipinas end the group stage of the FIBA World Cup winless. Photo from

Ravena drug tests 'not random' anymore, says Guiao

Sep 02, 2019 - 2:34 PM

Kiefer Ravena undergoes a second drug test in 4 days in the FIBA World Cup – presumably due to his 18-month suspension that ended barely two weeks ago

TAKING IT IN STRIDE. Kiefer Ravena says he does not take his selection for the drug tests personally. Photo from

Picked for another drug test, Ravena hopeful results 'will be different'

Aug 30, 2019 - 2:18 PM

Kiefer Ravena has been selected for a random drug test in the FIBA World Cup, but he looks forward to closing a chapter that changed his basketball career

BIG GAME COMING. Despite the drug test, Kiefer Ravena has his focus on Gilas Pilipinas' FIBA World Cup opener against Italy. Photo by Delfin Dioquino/Rappler

Guiao satisfied as Ravena impresses in basketball return

Aug 26, 2019 - 8:27 AM

Hardly looking like he had been sidelined for over a year, Kiefer Ravena proves to be the silver lining in Gilas Pilipinas' loss to the Adelaide 36ers

BACK AT IT. Kiefer Ravena returns to the hardcourt with aplomb. Photo from FIBA

Ravena keeping emotions in check as FIBA suspension ends

Aug 24, 2019 - 6:34 PM

Kiefer Ravena plays his first official game in over a year as Gilas Pilipinas hosts the Adelaide 36ers on Sunday, August 25

SUSPENDED NO MORE. Kiefer Ravena has been cleared to participate in all basketball activities. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ravena to sit out Gilas' tuneup games in Spain training camp

Aug 04, 2019 - 9:03 AM

Counting down the final days of his FIBA suspension, Kiefer Ravena won’t see action in friendly matches but plans to stay in lethal form before the World Cup kicks off

GRINDING IT OUT. Kiefer Ravena won't be playing but says he has plenty of work to do in Spain. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

ATHLETE'S CORNER: Kiefer Ravena on redemption after suspension

Jul 28, 2019 - 10:00 AM

Away from basketball for more than a year, Kiefer Ravena reflects on his journey after a life-changing ban

JUST THE BEGINNING. Kiefer Ravena plans to surprise everyone who counted him out during his ordeal. Rappler screenshot

Kiefer Ravena a changed man in basketball return

Jun 26, 2019 - 8:32 AM

Suspended by FIBA for more than a year, the 25-year-old guard grows into a 'stronger, wiser, and better person'

GETTING THERE. Kiefer Ravena inches closer to the time he can don the Gilas Pilipinas jersey again. Photo from FIBA

Kiefer Ravena marks basketball return by joining Gilas practice

Jun 24, 2019 - 7:45 PM

Sidelined for more than a year, the 25-year-old guard tries to make up for lost time as he is set to take over the point guard role left by Jayson Castro

BACK TO BUSINESS. Kiefer Ravena joins Gilas Pilipinas for the first time in more than a year. Photo by Delfin Dioquino/Rappler

Kiefer 'most logical choice' to take Castro spot for Gilas, says Guiao

Jun 24, 2019 - 7:20 AM

Jayson Castro will not be seeing action in the 2019 FIBA World Cup, and Yeng Guiao expects a familiar face in Kiefer Ravena to help fill that void

BETTER THAN BEFORE. Kiefer Ravena says he has grown 'tougher' from his FIBA-imposed suspension. Photo from FIBA

Kiefer Ravena 'tougher, wiser' heading to basketball return

Jun 22, 2019 - 11:22 PM

The 25-year-old returns to practice on June 24 – exactly two months before his 18-month FIBA suspension ends

BACK IN THE GRIND. Kiefer Ravena nears his basketball return both for NLEX and Gilas Pilipinas. Photo from PBA Images

Gilas looking at Ravena as Castro status uncertain for FIBA World Cup

Jun 18, 2019 - 12:04 PM

Kiefer Ravena, whose suspension from FIBA ends in August, can make it just in time for the global hoops showdown

WAITING GAME. Kiefer Ravena may don the national colors in the near future. Photo from FIBA

Ravena kuyas elated as bunso Dani joins championship lineage

May 19, 2019 - 9:00 PM

Dani Ravena plays a key role as the Ateneo Lady Eagles are crowned UAAP Season 81 women's volleyball queens

RUNS IN THE FAMILY. Dani Ravena replicates what her brothers accomplished as she helps bring a UAAP title to Ateneo. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

WATCH: What Gilas advice did Thirdy get from Kiefer?

Feb 16, 2019 - 6:44 PM

The younger Ravena looks to crack a spot in the national team's final 12-man lineup for the last window of the World Cup qualifiers

SOUND ADVICE. Kiefer Ravela tells younger brother Thirdy to 'stick to your role' in the national team. File photos from Czeasar Dancel (Thirdy) and Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee/Action Images via Reuters (Kiefer)

In fitness and in love: Couples who work out together

Feb 14, 2019 - 10:46 PM

These couples stay in love (and in shape) by sweating it out together

Photo from Instagram (@kieferravena15)

Alas injury fuels Kiefer's hope for basketball return

Feb 09, 2019 - 3:35 PM

'If you have one comrade down, you’ll have to pick him up whether he can play or he can’t play,' says Kiefer Ravena

GETTING BACK. Kiefer Ravena admits that he really wanted to play together with Kevin Alas when his suspension is lifted. Photo by PBA Images

Ravenas: PH's 'lucky charm' in Miss Universe

Dec 18, 2018 - 7:01 PM

'Lucky charm lang. There’s nothing wrong with being a lucky charm,' says Thirdy Ravena

'DESERVING'. Thirdy Ravena votes for Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray during her Binibini Pilipinas contest. Photo from Instagram (@3rd_e)

Kiefer: Thirdy now the better Ravena

Dec 06, 2018 - 2:50 PM

For now, at least, Kiefer admits his younger brother Thirdy owns the 'better Ravena' title after a sensational UAAP Finals showing

KING EAGLES. Thirdy (left) and Kiefer Ravena each own two UAAP championships and two MVP awards. Photo from Instagram (@3rd_e)

A round of golf with Kiefer Ravena

Nov 15, 2018 - 5:22 PM

The suspended basketball star finds refuge in Valley Golf's fairways

COMPETITIVE DRIVE. Whether on the hardcourt or in the golf course, Kiefer Ravena hates losing. Photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

WATCH: How does golf fire up Kiefer Ravena?

Oct 27, 2018 - 2:47 PM

While serving his FIBA suspension, the basketball star rediscovers his competitive spirit in golf

Seeing homegrown Filipino player in NBA 'just a matter of time'

Oct 25, 2018 - 6:04 PM

NBA Asia managing director Scott Levy believes a full-blooded Filipino is bound for the NBA soon

HIGH HOPES. Seven-foot-one wunderkind Kai Sotto is touted to become the first homegrown Filipino player in the NBA. File photo from FIBA

WATCH: Alyssa Valdez on sharing Kiefer's golf passion

Oct 25, 2018 - 3:46 PM

The volleyball superstar thinks her new hobby has helped up her game

Kiefer Ravena tells UAAP to check Camacho hit on Tolentino

Oct 20, 2018 - 4:35 PM

The former two-time UAAP MVP believes the Adamson forward should also be sanctioned for punching the FEU star

PHYSICALITY. Kiefer Ravena (middle) wants UAAP commissioner Junel Baculi to check out a video showing Adamson's Simon Camacho (left) punching FEU's Arvin Tolentino. File photos by Rappler (Ravena), Michael Gatpandan (Camacho) and Josh Albelda (Tolentino)

Thirdy motivated by chance to tie Kiefer’s record in Ateneo

Sep 05, 2018 - 9:14 PM

Ateneo star Thirdy Ravena has a shot at tying his brother's UAAP title record, but says the Blue Eagles have a whole lot work to do

MUCH IMPROVED. Even after a Finals MVP run, Thirdy Ravena thinks he's in better form this season. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

LOOK: PH spikers spark wave of love in Asian Games

Aug 24, 2018 - 4:37 PM

Alyssa Valdez, Jia Morado and Kim Kianna Dy get a dose of love in Jakarta

KIEFLY. Kiefer Ravena is one of the superstar boyfriends who visited his girlfriend in the 2018 Asian Games. Photo from Instagram (@kieferravena15)

Kiefer Ravena to start nationwide anti-doping awareness program

Jul 06, 2018 - 10:43 PM

The suspended Gilas player promotes his advocacy with the help of the NLEX Road Warriors team management

CAMPAIGN LEADER. Kiefer Ravena opens the POC Athletes Commission anti-doping seminar.

Romeo returns to international play as Gilas lineup vs Chinese Taipei revealed

Jun 28, 2018 - 2:57 PM

Terrence Romeo's comeback provides a major offensive boost for the national side that's missing guards Kiefer Ravena and Kevin Alas

COMEBACK. Terrence Romeo suits up for the national team for the first time in a long while. File photo from FIBA

LOOK: Kiefer Ravena works for an 8-pack, plays golf with Alyssa Valdez

Jun 22, 2018 - 1:57 PM

Check out what Kiefer Ravena is up to while serving his 18-month ban from basketball

GYM BUFF. Kiefer Ravena works out with his personal trainer everyday to stay in shape. Screen grab from Instagram (@kieferravena15)

#ThewRap: Videos to watch this week, May 28 - June 3, 2018

Jun 03, 2018 - 11:08 AM

Must-watch videos this week

No NLEX practices, too, for Kiefer Ravena

May 31, 2018 - 4:44 PM

'The Phenom' is only allowed to take part in educational and awareness campaigns on anti-doping

SUSPENDED. Kiefer Ravena will have to do his basketball workouts on his lonesome. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Ravena’s top rookie bid slips as FIBA also rules out PBA stint

May 31, 2018 - 12:12 PM

The world governing body for basketball bars the leading Rookie of the Year contender from 'all forms of leagues and activities' for nearly two years

PAINFUL PUNISHMENT. After testing positive for banned substances, Kiefer Ravena hopes to raise awareness during his 18-month suspension. Photo by PBA Images

Amid FIBA suspension, Kiefer Ravena displays unwavering support for NLEX

May 30, 2018 - 9:10 PM

The PBA rookie misses a game for the NLEX Road Warriors for the first time in his career

MISSING ACTION. Kiefer Ravena still awaits clarification if his 18-month suspension from FIBA also affects his professional career. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Ravena-less NLEX stages comeback win over listless Blackwater

May 30, 2018 - 6:50 PM

Import Arnett Moultrie delivers down the stretch as the Road Warriors notch their second win in 6 games

TAKING OVER. Arnett Moultrie leads the NLEX Road Warriors into their second win in 6 games in the Commissioner's Cup. Photo by PBA Images

Kiefer Ravena's absence a 'temporary setback' for NLEX, says Guiao

May 30, 2018 - 10:21 AM

The PBA rookie still awaits clarification whether his 18-month suspension from FIBA also affects his professional career

Kiefer Ravena's absence adds to the backcourt woes of the Road Warriors, who are also missing Kevin Alas due to a torn ACL. File photo by PBA Images

LOOK: Sports personalities, netizens react to Kiefer Ravena's situation

May 29, 2018 - 5:00 PM

The embattled phenom receives overwhelming support from Filipinos all over the country