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PH improves on ASEAN Para Games finish, exceeds 2015 medal haul

Sep 23, 2017 - 3:42 PM

The Philippines improves from its seventh place finish in 2015, winning 20 golds for fifth place.

MORE THAN A GAME. Prudencia Panaliga, who won gold in the women's 200m race, was one of the athletes who shone brightly at the ASEAN Para Games. Photo by Janneth Tenorio

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: SEA Games boxers John Marvin, Eumir Marcial and Mario Fernandez

Sep 01, 2017 - 6:06 PM

The SEA Games medalists drop by the Rappler office to talk about life in and out of the ring

Carrion on 50-gold SEA Games goal: 'I did that to motivate them'

Sep 01, 2017 - 4:39 PM

The Philippines dipped from 29 gold medals in 2015 to 24 in 2017

FALLING SHORT. Despite the Philippines falling well short of her 50-gold goal, chef de mission Cynthia Carrion says her high bar was well-intentioned. File photo by Alecs Ongcal

WATCH: SEA Games 2017 comes to a close

Aug 31, 2017 - 9:31 AM

Here s a recap of how the Philippines fared at the 2017 Southeast Asian Games

Malaysia brushes off judging concerns as SEA Games close

Aug 30, 2017 - 8:18 PM

Despite criticism calling it the worst tournament in SEA Games history Malaysia says none of the other 10 countries have formally complained

HOME COURT DOMINATION. Host country Malaysia ended the Games with more than one-third of the 406 titles handed out. Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

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

Malaysia loses SEA Games football title on heartbreaking own goal

Aug 30, 2017 - 4:13 AM

The goalkeeper punches a corner into his own net for the game s only goal

OWN GOAL. Malaysia's goalkeeper Haziq Nadzli (L) punched the ball into his own goal in a moment that silenced the 80,000 fans in attendance. Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

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

Equestrian rider Colin Syquia jumps to SEA Games gold

Aug 28, 2017 - 2:29 PM

The gold is the Philippines first in SEA Games equestrian sports since 2011

GOLDEN RIDER. Colin Syquia wins the Philippines' 23rd gold medal of the 2017 SEA Games. Photo from @KL2017/Twitter

Mariya Takahashi tops defending champ to win 2017 SEA Games judo

Aug 27, 2017 - 7:16 PM

Mariya Takahashi aged 16 dethrones the 5 time gold medalist in her SEA Games debut

GOLDEN DEBUT. Fil-Japanese judoka Mariya Takahashi overcomes defending champion Surattana Thongsri of Thailand to deliver another gold medal for the Philippines. Photo by POC-PSC Media

Thais take dig at Malaysia for handpicking SEA Games events

Aug 27, 2017 - 2:46 PM

One criticism of the SEA Games is the policy of allowing host nations to tailor events to their advantage

HOME COURT ADVANTAGE. "They organize sports they are good at and do not organize sports other countries are good at," says Thailand's delegation chief Thana Chaiprasit. Photo by Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

Vietnam's 'Little Mermaid' splashes to 7 SEA Games golds

Aug 25, 2017 - 11:20 PM

Nguyen Thi Anh Vien clinches a swimming double winning the women s 200m individual medley by nearly 5 seconds

QUEEN OF THE POOL. Nguyen Thi Anh Vien, a shy 20-year-old, ruled the pool at the SEA Games. Photo by Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

SEA Games organizers back tailoring sports to suit host country

Aug 25, 2017 - 5:09 PM

The hosts have topped the medals table at 6 of the last 10 editions and Malaysia looks set to finish top for the first time since they last hosted in 2001

HOME COURT ADVANTAGE. "You have to give some opportunity to the host country to win some medals," said SEA Games Federation president Tunku Imran Tuanku Ja'afar. Photo by Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

PH women’s volleyball falls to revenge-seeking Vietnam in 2017 SEA Games

Aug 25, 2017 - 3:38 PM

The Philippines will next face Thailand in the semifinals on Saturday

REVENGE. Vietnam avenges their loss to the Philippines in the 2017 Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship. File photo by Jerrick Esguerra

Trenten Beram grabs another gold for PH after ruling 400m dash

Aug 24, 2017 - 9:56 PM

Trenten Beram registers a time of 46 39 seconds to earn his second gold medal of the 2017 SEA Games

DOUBLE GOLD. Trenten Beram kept the medals coming, winning gold in the 400m. Photo from @KL2017 Twitter account

John Marvin destroys Malaysian foe in 21 seconds to win light heavyweight gold

Aug 24, 2017 - 5:00 PM

John Marvin s display of power is too much for Malaysia s Adli Hafidz Mohd Pauzi to handle

DOMINANCE. John Marvin needed less than 30 seconds to finish off his Malaysian foe and win the light heavyweight gold medal. Photo by PSC-POC Media

16 Malaysian athletes hit by food poisoning at SEA Games

Aug 24, 2017 - 2:54 PM

One athlete goes to the hospital while the others are resting at their hotel says Low Beng Choo secretary of the Games sports and technical committee

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

Soul-searching Schooling snaps up SEA Games butterfly gold

Aug 24, 2017 - 7:08 AM

Joseph Schooling won in 51 38sec a new SEA Games record but short of the time he set at the Rio Olympics

Vilog, Diones pocket silvers in 2017 SEA Games athletics

Aug 23, 2017 - 11:05 PM

Marco Vilog earns silver in the men s 800 meter dash while Mark Harry Diones finishes second in the men s triple jump event

SILVER SPRINTER. Marco Vilog secured the men’s 800 meter dash silver after registering a time of 1:49.91. Screenshot from PTV4 livestream

Trenten Beram prevails in 200m dash to give PH 10th SEA Games gold

Aug 23, 2017 - 10:21 PM

Beram blows past the field with a time of 20 84 seconds

LIGHTNING PACE. Trenten Beram fulfilled his potential at the SEA Games, finishing ahead of the pack in the 200m event. Photo from @KL2017 Twitter account

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

Schooling picks up second 2017 SEA Games gold

Aug 23, 2017 - 5:05 AM

After a winless world championships Schooling is targeting 6 gold medals in Malaysia

TOP SWIMMER. Joseph Schooling led his teammates to a commanding 4x100m freestyle relay victory in a Games-record 3min 17.85sec. Photo by Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

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Aug 22, 2017 - 8:21 PM

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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

PH boxer Paalam ousted by Malaysian in dubious decision at 2017 SEA Games

Aug 21, 2017 - 4:44 PM

Carlo Paalam controls the fight with cleaner punching but loses a 5 0 decision in a fight that devolves into a wrestling match

DUBIOUS CALLS. Filipino boxer Carlo Paalam connects with a right hand that puts Malaysia's Muhamad Redzuan down, but no knockdown was called. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

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

Gilas Pilipinas skirts around disaster, nips Thailand at SEA Games

Aug 20, 2017 - 11:20 PM

Thailand takes the lead in the fourth but the Philippines shuts them down late thanks to the leadership of Kiefer Ravena and Bobby Ray Parks Jr

TWO AND 0. A second different Gilas Pilipinas squad wins on Sunday against an Asian rival as the Philippines defeats Thailand at the SEA Games. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

PH boxers Bautista, Fernandez, Marcial cruise at 2017 SEA Games

Aug 20, 2017 - 6:30 PM

Filipino boxers Ian Clark Bautista Mario Fernandez and Eumir Marcial have little difficulty in their opening bouts

EARLY NIGHT. Bantamweight Mario Fernandez walked through Myanmar veteran Maung Nge in his opening bout. Screenshot from PTV4 livestream

WATCH: Flying diver ignites SEA Games cauldron

Aug 20, 2017 - 12:28 AM

Teenage diver Nur Dhabitah Sabri flew through Malaysia s national stadium in a brave stunt to light the cauldron

FLYING HIGH. Nur Dhabitah Sabri flies high above the Bukit Jalil stadium to let the flames begin. Photo by Adek Berry/AFP

FOTO: Kemeriahan ‘Countdown Asian Games 2017’

Aug 19, 2017 - 3:10 PM

Mulai dari penampilan para artis nasional dan mancanegara hingga pertunjukan ‘drone’ dan video ‘mapping’

HITUNG MUNDUR. Sejumlah pengunjung berfoto di depan layar hitung mundur Asian Games 2018 yang ada di kompleks Jakabaring Sport City (JSC), Palembang, Sumatera Selatan, Jumat, 18 Agustus. Foto oleh Nova Wahyudi/ANTARA

Malaysia promises to iron out SEA Games 'glitches'

Aug 17, 2017 - 2:47 PM

The Malay Mail Online reported that the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center needed a lot of work as it was only handed over to organizers two days ago

SEAG UNDERWAY. Philippines' Talaroc Richard Jr (R) defends Cambodia's Soeuy Visal (L) in 2017 SEA Games football. Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

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

Don't boo Schooling at SEA Games, Malaysians urged

Aug 11, 2017 - 2:43 PM

No booing no jeering That is not what the SEA Games is about says Malaysia sports minister

POOL CONTROVERSY. Olympic gold medalist Joseph Schooling sparked a furor after vowing to 'teach [Malaysians] a thing or two' at the SEA Games. Photo by Christophe Simon/AFP

Mac Belo looking to join Gilas in the SEA Games

Aug 10, 2017 - 1:52 PM

Mac Belo will be traveling with the team to Malaysia but whether he ll be allowed to play is out of his hands

RETURN OF THE MAC. Mac Belo was not included in the original Gilas lineup because of a meniscus tear but has been practicing with the team. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

SEA Games: Malaysia urges Indonesia to keep a lid on haze

Aug 09, 2017 - 2:55 PM

Malaysian Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin plays down fears that the games would be affected by haze

SEA GAMES VENUE. A bird's eye view of the Kuala Lumpur Sports City in Bukit Jalil. Photo from Malaysian Resources Corporation Berhad (MRCB).

Efren Reyes: The Lion In Winter

Aug 03, 2017 - 10:56 AM

The Magician isn t retiring yet but admits he can t do what he once did with a cue ball

AGING LEGEND. Efren Reyes, who will represent the Philippines at this month's SEA Games, bemoans the decline in popularity of billiards in the country. Photo by Bob Guerrero/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

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

SEA Games boxing matters little, but Philippines doesn't mind the medals

Jul 17, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The Philippines will send a strong boxing squad to the 2017 SEA Games which gets more attention than the more important world championships

HEADING TO MALAYSIA. Eumir Marcial withdrew from the AIBA World Championships to compete at the SEA Games. The SEA Games is a lesser tournament, but it's the easiest gold medal they'll have a shot at all year. Photo by Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee/Action Images via Reuters

PH men's rugby team aims for back-to-back gold in SEA Games

Jul 13, 2017 - 5:00 PM

A new look squad will try to repeat a gold medal finish in a version of the game which favors speed over brute force

HOMEGROWN TALENT. Jonel Madrona, one of the homegrown players on the Volcanoes, learned to play rugby in a school for orphans in Pampanga. Photo by Bob Guerrero/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

Marathoner Tabal reinstated by PATAFA for SEA Games

Jun 15, 2017 - 3:58 PM

Mary Joy Tabal will get to compete at the 2017 SEA Games after reaching an agreement with PATAFA

BACK ON THE TEAM. Mary Joy Tabal has been allowed to compete at the Southeast Asian Games after a contentious, public dispute with the nation's track and field body. File photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

SEA Games 2017: John Vic De Guzman leads men's volleyball hopefuls

Jun 06, 2017 - 10:42 AM

The men s volleyball team will compete for country as 18 players vie for a chance to represent the Philippines in Malaysia

FOR COUNTRY. Men's volleyball players from around the country are training to represent the Philippines at the SEA Games. Screenshot from YouTube

2017 SEA Games could have more events

Mar 02, 2016 - 7:43 PM

The Wushu Federation of the Philippines will strongly suggest the inclusion of sanda says a report