2017 Southeast Asian Games - updates

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Duterte, PSC give cash incentives to SEA Games medalists

Sep 13, 2017 - 9:40 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte also tells the Philippine Sports Commission to look for the next award winning athletes in non traditional places

Rappler Talk Sports: Back-to-back SEA Games gold medalist Nikko Huelgas

Sep 07, 2017 - 5:01 PM

Nikko Huelgas shares his journey to becoming a national athlete

Amit proud of Centeno, even though loss pained her

Aug 30, 2017 - 12:45 PM

This one is a loss that is as heartbreaking as they come

GOLD-SILVER. Chezka Centeno (R) and Rubilen Amit of the Philippines celebrate after winning gold and silver medals, respectively, in the women's 9-ball singles event of the 29th Southeast Asian Games. Photo from PSC-POC Media

Exhausted but still fighting, PH men's squash team claims SEA Games silver

Aug 30, 2017 - 12:25 PM

The Philippine men s squash team is overwhelmed by the well rested Singapore in the final

SILVER MEDALISTS. (From L-R) David William Pelino, Rafa Yam (reserve), Robert Andrew Garcia, and Reymark Begomia after the men's squash team final. Photo from PSC-POC Media

Pencak silat bets add more bronzes to PH's 2017 SEA Games medal haul

Aug 29, 2017 - 10:00 PM

Jefferson Loo Rick Rod Ortega and Juryll del Rosario all finish in 3rd place in their respective categories

Tearful Alora still unable to overcome Cambodian rival but has no regrets

Aug 29, 2017 - 9:25 PM

The Filipino Rio Olympian wins a silver but knowing she was unable to overcome this same foe on her fourth try overwhelms her

NO REGRETS. Taekwondo jin Kirstie Alora is tearful as she talks to the media later on after yet another loss to her Cambodian rival in the 2017 SEA Games. But she says she did her best, and she has no regrets. Photo by PSC-POC Media Group

Philippines bags 11th gold medal in SEAG lawn bowl

Aug 24, 2017 - 1:43 PM

After 10 years the Philippines returns to the SEA Games lawn bowl event and emerges with a gold medal

COMEBACK. Philippines emerges with a gold medal after 10 years of absence in the SEA Games lawn bowl tournament. Photo from Kuala Lumpur 2017

Brunei's 'hot royal' sparks selfie stampede at SEA Games

Aug 23, 2017 - 4:55 PM

26 year old polo playing Prince Abdul Mateen is mobbed by fans clamoring for selfies with him

'HOT ROYAL'. Prince Abdul Mateen of Brunei is sixth in line to the oil-rich sultanate's throne and has been the favorite of gossip websites. Photo from Instagram @tmski

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, August 23, 2017

Aug 23, 2017 - 12:33 PM

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Protest. Hundreds of protesters demand justice for Kian delos Santos on August 21, 2017 at the People Power Monument. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Gymnast Capellan wins PH's 4th gold of 2017 SEA Games

Aug 22, 2017 - 11:56 AM

Reyland Capellan successfully defends the crown and takes the top spot in this year s SEA Games men s artistic gymnastics floor exercise

BACK-TO-BACK. Reyland Capellan scored 13.950 points to win the gold medal for the Philippines. Photo from PSC/POC Pool

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Aug 21, 2017 - 1:36 PM

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Mangrobang, Adorna pull off gold-silver finish in SEAG women's triathlon

Aug 21, 2017 - 11:04 AM

UPDATED Triathletes Kim Mangrobang and Claire Adorna add two more medals to the Philippines medal haul in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games

1-2 FINISH. Triathletes Claire Adorna (L) and Kim Mangrobang (R) bag silver and gold medals, respectively, in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

PH’s Nicole Tagle bags silver in 2017 SEA Games recurve archery

Aug 20, 2017 - 7:21 PM

The 15 year old Nicole Tagle earns silver after losing to Diananda Choirunisa of Indonesia in the final

SILVER. Philippines increases their medal tally courtesy of 15-yr old Nicole Tagle. Photo from Twitter @KL2017

Mixed results for the Volcanoes in SEAG Rugby 7's opening matches

Aug 19, 2017 - 6:51 PM

Philippine National Rugby teams aim for podium finishes once again in the 2017 SEA Games

Men's sepak takraw team earns Philippines' first medal of SEAG 2017

Aug 16, 2017 - 4:26 PM

The Philippine men s sepak takraw team finishes second in the chinlone linking event

FIRST OF MANY. The Men's Sepak Takraw team kicks off the 2017 SEAG with a silver medal in the bag for the Philippines

Rising star Paalam, returning conqueror Bautista primed for 2017 SEA Games

Aug 13, 2017 - 6:50 PM

Carlo Paalam and Ian Clark Bautista are part of a strong boxing team the Philippines will send to the Southeast Asian Games in Malaysia

READY TO RUMBLE. Carlo Paalam, whose used to sell newspapers, cigarettes and vegetables in Cagayan de Oro to survive, will make his SEA Games debut in Malaysia. Photo by Toby Roca/Rappler

After eye injury scare, boxer Mario Fernandez promises 3rd SEAG gold

Aug 10, 2017 - 4:05 PM

Mario Fernandez thought he d fought his last fight when he was diagnosed with a cataract in his left eye He s since been cleared to compete and will look for a 3rd straight SEA Games gold

EYE OF THE TIGER. Mario Fernandez thought his boxing career was over last year due to an eye injury, but a second chance at the sport has him hungry to win gold in Malaysia. Photo by Toby Roca/Rappler

Lack of training, injuries didn't stop Filipino Suarez from fighting Lomachenko

Aug 08, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Filipino boxer Charly Suarez says he was at 50 strength when he fought his heart out against pound for pound star Vasyl Lomachenko in 2012

FEARLESS. Charly Suarez demonstrated his fearlessness in a 2013 fight against Vasyl Lomachenko, fighting back against the boxing star with two injured shoulders after just 5 days of training. Photo by Toby Roca/Rappler

Boxer Charly Suarez makes SEA Games return with Tokyo 2020 in mind

Aug 07, 2017 - 5:00 PM

For Filipino boxer Charly Suarez the SEA Games is his first step toward his ultimate goal: a return to the Olympics

BACK TO THE SEA GAMES. Charly Suarez is making his return to the SEA Games after 6 years in a new weight category, seeking to show he's still one of the world's best fighters. Photo by Toby Roca/Rappler

Long jumper Marestella Torres-Sunang talks motherhood, road to SEA Games

Jul 31, 2017 - 7:05 PM

The 3 time Olympian also gives advice for aspiring athletes who hope to reach the world stage

SHORT OF THE MARK. Marestella Torres-Sunang equals her longest jump at the 2012 Olympics but bows out in the preliminaries for the third straight time. Photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

Kuala Lumpur ready for 2017 SEA Games – officials

Jul 30, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Kuala Lumpur Sports City is set to be the focal point for the 29th Southeast Asian Games

Reyes, Gilas brace for tough FIBA Asia opener: 'We have to beat China'

Jul 30, 2017 - 1:03 PM

Regardless of all of our problems no one is going to outfight us says coach Chot Reyes

Volleyball player Greg Dolor to miss SEA Games due to hand injury

Jul 27, 2017 - 3:24 PM

LVP president Peter Casco says Greg Dolor s health is their primary concern

INJURED. Former Far Eastern University player Greg Dolor dislocated his left pinky during the men's squad's ongoing 13-day training camp in Suwon City, South Korea. Photo from Greg Dolor's Facebook account

PH judo team expects at least 5 medals in 2017 SEA Games

Jul 25, 2017 - 10:05 PM

The Philippines is sending Filipino Japanese athletes Kohei Kohagura Keisei Nakano Shugen Nakano Kiyomi Watanabe Mariya Takahashi and Davao City native Sydney Sy Tancontian to Kuala Lumpur

PH JUDO TEAM. Sydney Sy Tancontian is one of the athletes competing for the Philippines in judo at the 2017 Southeast Asian Games. Photo from Sydney Sy Tancontian's Facebook account

Another promising roster for PH swimming at 2017 SEA Games

Jul 11, 2017 - 11:43 AM

Jessie Lacuna Jasmine Alkhaldi Roxanne Yu James Deiparine Nicole Oliva Maria Aresa Lipat Nicole Pamintuan and Rosalee Santa Ana will represent the Philippines

Photo courtesy of John Oranga/The GUIDON

PH men’s volleyball team buckles up for Korea training ahead of SEA Games

Jul 08, 2017 - 5:09 PM

The team will participate in exhibition games against South Korean clubs in a two week camp before flying out to Kuala Lumpur for the SEA Games

BUILD UP. Team captain John Vic De Guzman and the rest of the Philippine national men's volleyball team are gearing up for the SEA Games next month with training camp in South Korea and a local invitational. Photo by Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

PH team to use Asian Seniors tilt as build up for SEA Games

Jul 01, 2017 - 4:42 PM

The country will host the 19th edition of the tourney from August 9 to 17

PILIPINAS VOLLEYBALL. The Philippine national women's volleyball team will compete in the 19th Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship in preparation for the SEA Games. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Paras, Parks, Ravena lead Gilas lineup for 2017 SEA Games

Jun 28, 2017 - 2:45 PM

This year s regional meet will happen from August 19 to 30

SEA GAMES-BOUND. Ray Parks, along with the likes of Kobe Paras and Kiefer Ravena, will represent the Philippines in the Southeast Asian Games. Parks is seen here during his Gilas Pilipinas stint in the 2016 FIBA OQT. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Clash with religious holiday forces SEA Games schedule change

Apr 12, 2017 - 3:14 PM

Organizers discover its closing ceremony clashes with an important annual religious holiday