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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

[PODCAST] May conflict of interest ba si Alan Cayetano sa SEA Games 2019?

Dec 06, 2019 - 12:21 PM

Paano napunta sa ilalim ng kontrol ni Alan Peter Cayetano ang bilyon-bilyong pondo para sa 30th Southeast Asian Games 2019?

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

[EDITORIAL] Ano ang gintong aral ng mga gintong medalya?

Dec 02, 2019 - 11:47 AM

Another gold that the SEA Games can bring – the cautionary tale of entrusting our national pride and coffers to power brokers and slick politicians

What do we know about SEA Games 2019’s Phisgoc?

Nov 29, 2019 - 11:47 AM

The incorporation of the Philippine Sea Games Organizational Committee or Phisgoc becomes controversial within the Philippine Olympic Committee in early 2019

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

Reporting on the SEA Games fiasco

Nov 28, 2019 - 6:30 PM

Only incompetent officials are panicking over the media’s exposés

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

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

Singapore asks Philippines to 'immediately act' on SEA Games issues

Nov 25, 2019 - 7:22 PM

'While we try our best to be patient and understanding, we cannot make any compromise when our athletes are affected directly,' chef de mission Juliana Seow writes PHISGOC chief operating officer Ramon Suzara

SEA Games organizers sorry for inconvenience, confusion

Nov 24, 2019 - 12:29 PM

(UPDATED) PHISGOC apologizes as poor logistics mar early SEA Games hosting

SORRY. SEA Games organizers vow to be 'more diligent.' Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Bloated SEA Games budget and other exposés

Nov 21, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Who says budget hearings are boring?

Why build P9.5-B New Clark when Rizal stadium upgrade costs P1.2B? – Drilon

Nov 19, 2019 - 7:48 PM

The New Clark facilities in Tarlac will host only sports: swimming and track and field

Senator Franklin Drilon interpellates the 2020 budget of the Philippine Sports Commission. November 19, 2019. 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

'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