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Cayetano’s charm offensive in House shields him from SEA Games backlash

Dec 29, 2019 - 10:00 AM

Once the least trusted among the bets for Speaker, Alan Peter Cayetano works double time to woo House members. His tactics seem to be paying off.

THE VICTOR. Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano addresses the House of Representatives for the first time on July 22, 2019. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Cayetano’s Phisgoc gets award from Phisgoc-endorsed body

Dec 05, 2019 - 11:15 PM

The Sports Industry Award Asia's own website says it is ‘endorsed’ and ‘supported’ by the Cayetano-led SEA Games organizing committee

'SPECIAL AWARD?' Phisgoc chair Alan Peter Cayetano receives his trophy from SPIA CEO Eric Gottschalk on December 3, 2019. Photo from Cayetano's Facebook page

Multi-billion SEA Games 2019 fund follows Cayetano where he goes

Nov 29, 2019 - 10:35 PM

The money trail shows SEA Games organizing committee chair Alan Peter Cayetano has control over the budget regardless of which agency the money is lodged under

House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano, chairman of the organizing committee of the 30th SEA Games, delivers his speech before foreign dignitaries, sponsors, and Filipino athletes during their site visit on October 16, 2019 at New Clark City. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Upon Duterte’s orders, SEA Games tickets now free to the public

Nov 29, 2019 - 2:58 PM

But tickets for the opening ceremony, the basketball and volleyball tournaments as well as football games of the Philippine team are already sold out. Ticket buyers will not be reimbursed.

'WE WIN AS ONE.' The public may now watch the closing ceremonies of the 30th SEA Games for free. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

FOCAP hits SEA Games organizers for blaming media over mishaps

Nov 28, 2019 - 8:41 PM

'We report defeats and victories, failures and triumphs,' the Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines says

Is it constitutional for Cayetano to be PHISGOC chair?

Nov 28, 2019 - 5:06 PM

'If it doesn't break the letter of the law, it breaks the spirit of the law,' says constitutional law professor Tony La Viña

PHISGOC CHAIR. House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano, chairman of the organizing committee of the 30th SEA Games, delivers his speech before the foreign dignitaries, sponsors and Filipino athletes during their site visit on October 16, 2019, of the New Clark City, the venue of the SEA Games in November. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Cayetano seeks COA special audit of SEA Games 2019

Nov 28, 2019 - 4:02 PM

Speaker and SEA Games organizing committee chair Alan Peter Cayetano maintains there's no conflict of interest in his dual roles

CONFLICT OF INTEREST? Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano defends being both Phisgoc chair and leader of the House of Representatives at the same time. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Cayetano dares critics: ‘Hold me accountable’ for SEA Games mess

Nov 28, 2019 - 12:25 PM

'I can look anyone in the eye [and say] ni singko, wala kaming kinita dito sa SEA Games,' insists the event's organizing chair and Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano

NO KICKBACKS? Phisgoc chair and Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano insists he did not get kickbacks from the country's hosting of the SEA Games. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Subic ready for SEA Games, says SBMA administrator

Nov 25, 2019 - 11:05 PM

A total of eight venues were prepared for the 17 games to be held at the Subic Bay Freeport

Photo by Randy Datu/Rappler

Bong Go: SEA Games organizers to be 'answerable' for 'inefficiencies'

Nov 25, 2019 - 8:10 PM

'Ang sabi nila dati, almost ready and complete na.... Bakit nangyari ang mga ganito?' says Senator Bong Go, hitting the SEA Games organizers, who are led by House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano

BONG GO. The senator and trusted aide of President Rodrigo Duterte says he will investigate inefficiencies in the Philippines' hosting of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

PHISGOC urges SEA Games 2019 spectators to take P2P buses, not cars

Nov 11, 2019 - 5:46 PM

However, the designated areas where spectators can ride point-to-point buses to the venue have yet to be identified

BUSES, NOT CARS. The Philippine SEA Games Organizing Committee discouraged spectators from bringing their cars to the Philippine Arena, and advised them to leave early for the opening ceremony. Photo by Cathrine Gonzales/Rappler

PHISGOC to 'defend' 2019 SEA Games vs IT firm seeking TRO

Oct 31, 2019 - 3:46 PM

'We are prepared to defend this monumental event against those who believe they are above the law or exempt from legal requirements,' says the PHISGOC

PREPARED. The Philippine SEA Games Organizing Committee is prepared to defend the hosting from legal controversies.

PHISGOC saga: Medialdea blasts 'noisy' people questioning his authority

Jul 24, 2019 - 1:30 PM

Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea's rant comes after special envoy Ramon Tulfo writes a column accusing him of issuing a memorandum circular in support of PHISGOC Foundation without the President's knowledge

Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea gives a message during the courtesy call of the Boy Scouts of the Philippines (BSP) at the Presidential Guest House on July 17, 2019. A send-off ceremony was also held for the delegates of the BSP who are set to participate in the 24th World Scout Jamboree on July 22, 2019 in West Virginia, USA. Malacañang Photo

Suzara hopes Duterte gives the SEA Games committee a chance

Jul 17, 2019 - 3:08 PM

PHISGOC executive director Ramon Suzara thinks it's unfair to put the SEA Games organizing committee out of the picture

CLEARING THE AIR. PHISGOC executive director Ramon Suzara clears up misleading claims versus PHISGOC. Rappler screenshot

2019 SEA Games: Rizal Memorial, Philsports to finish renovations in October

Jun 27, 2019 - 5:32 PM

The PSC promises that the two key venues will be ready in time for the 2019 SEA Games

CLOSED FOR RENOVATION. The Rizal Memorial Stadium will be closed for rehabilitation until October 30. Photo from Wikipedia

2019 SEA GAMES: Cayetano debunks claims of questionable deals

Jun 18, 2019 - 1:38 PM

Alan Peter Cayetano clears up issues that have beset the Philippine SEA Games organizing committee

IN DEFENSE. Alan Peter Cayetano answers questions being hurled at the PHISGOC in a meeting with the national sports associations. File photo from Philippine Sports Commission

'Crab mentality' behind 2019 SEA Games squabble

Mar 23, 2019 - 10:19 PM

PHISGOC chairman Alan Peter Cayetano urges sports officials to keep their issues in the background

ALL SYSTEMS GO. The Philippines will push through with its hosting of the 2019 SEA Games. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler


PH hosting of 2019 SEA Games to push through

Mar 23, 2019 - 6:53 PM

PHISGOC chairman Alan Peter Cayetano says the Philippines will honor its commitment to host the 'best SEA Games ever'

NO COMING BACK. The Philippines has not backed out of its hosting of the 2019 SEA Games. File photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler