San Miguel welcomes back June Mar for Philippine Cup

Denison Rey A. Dalupang 07/14/2021

June Mar Fajardo, the Philippine Basketball Association’s only six-time Most Valuable Player, is looking more and more like himself. “Physically, I can see that he is 100 percent of his old self,” coach Leo Austria told the…

Focus on chemistry as Perez bolsters already loaded San Miguel

Bong Lozada 03/20/2021

MANILA, Philippines—San Miguel’s acquisition of two-time scoring champion CJ Perez was obviously the biggest move of the PBA offseason as it brings in another superstar to a team that’s already loaded in talent and experience. Perez joins…

A white elephant in 50 years

Solita Collas-Monsod - @inquirerdotnet 01/30/2021

You’ve heard the saying, Reader: The road to hell is paved with good intentions. Well, the Bulacan International Airport, aka New Manila International Airport, aka San Miguel Aerocity, may be a good example. You remember when Ramon…

Fajardo cleared to play for next season, says SMC athletic director Chua

Bong Lozada - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ 01/03/2021

MANILA, Philippines—San Miguel received its biggest news yet after it was revealed that six-time MVP June Mar Fajardo was given the go-signal to play for next season. Alfrancis Chua, San Miguel athletic director, said in an interview…

San Miguel scrapes past TerraFirma for 1st win in bubble

MARK GIONGCO 10/20/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Without two of its stars, San Miguel Beer still flaunted its depth to hold off a game TerraFirma side, 105-98, in the PBA Philippine Cup at AUF Sports Arena & Cultural Center in Angeles,…

No bubble-popping Kraken for Beermen in PBA restart

Bong Lozada 09/20/2020

June Mar Fajardo was supposed to miss the PBA’s Philippine Cup due to a broken leg. But a pandemic that shut down the league provided hope for fans that the long break could bring the reigning six-time…

Fajardo-less San Miguel rips Magnolia in season opener

Cedelf Tupas 03/09/2020

MANILA, Philippines—A San Miguel Beer team without June Mar Fajardo still proved too sharp for Magnolia. Five players led by Mo Tautuaa delivered double-digit outputs as the Beermen pummelled the Hotshots, 94-78, Sunday night, March 8, 2020,…

San Miguel trades Kelly Nabong to NorthPort

Brian J. Ochoa 01/10/2020

Cebu City, Philippines–San Miguel traded beleaguered center Kelly Nabong to NorthPort in exchange for Russel Escoto. According to a report from PBA’s website, pba.ph, the Office of the Commissioner approved the one-on-one swap on Friday, January 10,…

Wide open race for PBA Best Player of the Conference award

Bong Lozada 12/31/2019

MANILA, Philippines—The race for the PBA’s Best Player is wide open with no player  from the finalists of the Governors’ Cup, Barangay Ginebra and Meralco, making it to the Top 5. San Miguel’s June Mar Fajardo, Columbian’s…

Cops continue to probe killings of two men in Bacong

Florence Baesa 12/16/2019

  DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental, Philippines — Police are still trying to find out who were responsible for the early morning killing of two men on December 16 in Barangay San Miguel, Bacong town, Negros Oriental. Police…

Two high value targets nabbed, P600K shabu seized in separate drug busts

Alven Marie A. Timtime 11/26/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Three suspects including two high-value targets (HVT) were arrested by the police in two separate dawn buy-bust operations on November 26, 2019 in Toledo and Cebu cities. The biggest drug haul came from…

No Grand Slam for SMB; Gin Kings oust Beermen in QF

11/24/2019

Barangay Ginebra did it again. The Gin Kings denied San Miguel another shot at a Grand Slam after ousting the Beermen with a 100-97 victory in the PBA Governors’ Cup quarterfinal round on Sunday, November 24, 2019,…

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