Team Philippines - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Team Philippines


LISTEN: PH team anthem for SEA Games 2019

Nov 14, 2019 - 9:06 AM

An editor from the Manila Standard pens the song 'Pilipinas' dedicated to Filipino athletes

BACK AT IT. The Philippines will host the SEA Games for the first time in 14 years. File photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Team PH sweeps Team Sparkle in PSL Super Cup to stay unbeaten

Nov 07, 2019 - 10:15 PM

Ces Molina displays her might as Team Philippines ties Team Japan atop the four-team tournament

BACK-TO-BACK. Team Philippines romps its way to its second straight win. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Team Philippines triumphs at Mathematics Without Borders

Jul 02, 2019 - 8:05 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Eight Pinoy whiz kids win multiple awards at the Mathematics Without Borders Tournament Finals in Nessebar, Bulgaria

Finals rematch: Motivated FEU eyes upset vs La Salle

Mar 15, 2019 - 4:56 PM

As FEU gears up for defending champion La Salle, the Lady Tamaraws hope to ride on a recent confidence booster

PRIDE. FEU middle blocker Celine Domingo focuses on UAAP first before thinking about national team duties. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

SEA Games 2019: Valdez, Santiago banner PH volleyball pool

Mar 08, 2019 - 12:19 PM

The 2019 SEA Games buildup gets going as Philippine volleyball forms a 22-strong women’s training pool

MAINSTAY. Volleyball phenomAlyssa Valdez stays in the national team. Photo by Asian Games PH media pool

The Jordan Effect

Dec 23, 2018 - 11:39 AM

The Philippines records its best finish in 16 years in the Asian Games with Filipino-American NBA player Jordan Clarkson leading the way

CUT ABOVE THE REST. Jordan Clarkson lives up to the billing as a member of the Philippine team.. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Roller-coaster Asiad buildup

Dec 23, 2018 - 11:28 AM

Surprising twists and turns mark the Philippines' preparation for the 2018 Asian Games

FULL OF CHALLENGES. The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas sure had a crazy 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Asian Chess: Doroy makes up for lackluster PH showing

Dec 15, 2018 - 4:50 PM

Woman Fide Master Allaney Gia Doroy emerges as the country's best performer in the 5th round of the 17th Asian Continental Chess Championships

PRIZED FIND. Philippine bet Allaney Gia Doroy (right) ends up tied for 10th to 16th in the distaff side after 5 rounds. Photo release

PH rowers pocket four golds in ICF World Championships

Sep 16, 2018 - 2:35 PM

The Philippine dragon boat team rules the 10-seater and 20-seater senior mixed 200m races to add two golds to its medal haul

BURST OF SPEED. The Filipino paddlers sprint to the finish in the final 50 meters. Photo from International Canoe Federation

PH paddlers bag two gold medals in world dragon boat

Sep 14, 2018 - 1:12 PM

The Philippine dragon boat team rules the senior mixed 500m races in the 2018 ICF World Dragon Boat Championships

GOLDEN RUN. Members of the 10-seater senior mixed team cop the gold after defeating race favorites Hungary and USA.

Team PH basks in golden glory, but more work to do

Sep 02, 2018 - 6:08 PM

The Philippines collects a surprise four-gold medal harvest in the 2018 Asian Games, but there's a need for improvement in other sporting fronts

2018 Asian Games: PH softball vies for historic podium finish

Aug 13, 2018 - 12:51 PM

The Philippine Blu Girls like their chances in this year's continental games in Jakarta

SOLID CHANCES. The Philippine Blu Girls like their chances in the 2018 Asian Games. Photo by Mia Montayre

Beau Bolick inspires Maraño juggling act

Jul 06, 2018 - 5:22 PM

The Philippine women’s volleyball team captain hopes to do the same as basketball standout Bolick, who balances his time between two teams

POWER COUPLE. Aby Maraño and Robert Bolick both see action for Philippine teams.

Alyssa Valdez, PVL national team players await go signal to play for rival PSL

Jun 13, 2018 - 8:45 PM

The Philippine national women's volleyball team plans to see action in the PSL invitational conference to prepare for the 2018 Asian Games

PHENOM. Alyssa Valdez is one of the PVL players named to the 20-woman national team pool. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

PH Lady Volcanoes to see action in Asia Women's Rugby Championship

Jun 05, 2018 - 4:42 PM

The Lady Volcanoes will face India and home team Singapore on June 5 and 8, respectively

SPEARHEAD. Team captain Auimi Ono will lead the Philippine Lady Volcanoes in the 2018 Asia Rugby Women's Championship. Photo from  Philippine Rugby Football Union

Field of hope: Young Filipinas inspire in Street Child World Cup

May 28, 2018 - 10:52 AM

Hear the stories of the Filipinas who beat overwhelming odds to succeed in Russia

PH-Payatas nails Street Child World Cup quarters berth

May 13, 2018 - 1:04 PM

The all-girls football team battles Mauritius in the next round

NEXT ROUND. The Philippines-Payatas team hopes to go all the way this time after settling for silver in the 2014 edition.

Younghusbands encourage positivity for Azkals' Asian Cup run, PH football growth

Apr 11, 2018 - 2:39 PM

The Younghusbands are confident of the Azkals’ chances in this year’s Suzuki Cup in preparation for the Asian Cup

OPTIMISTIC. After years in the Philippines, Phil and James Younghusband want to achieve more with the Azkals and for Philippine football. Photo by Glen Charles Lopez/Philippine Football Federation

Azkals move forward with possible new recruits, 'bayanihan' initiatives – Palami

Apr 03, 2018 - 4:16 PM

The Azkals will need the full support of their 12th man on their road to the Asian Cup UAE 2019

FULL THROTTLE. Azkals team manager Dan Palami proposes plans for the year in preparation for the Asian Cup. Photo by Glen Charles Lopez/ Philippine Football Federation

No decision yet on Dooley's contract according to Azkals manager Palami

Mar 28, 2018 - 4:02 PM

Dooley's contract expired after the Tajikistan match

QUESTIONS. Azkals head coach Thomas Dooley (L) in the post-match press conference with 'Man of the match' Kevin Ingreso (R). Photo courtesy of Glen Charles Lopez/Philippine Football Federation

Phil Younghusband hopes Azkals' barging to Asian Cup will be 'catalyst' for PH football

Mar 28, 2018 - 1:05 PM

Hopefully, the events of that magical night – qualifying to the AFC Asian Cup, his 50th goal, the win over Tajikistan, the huge crowd – would lift Philippine football to new heights

3 BIRDS WITH ONE STONE. Aside from the victory and the Asian Cup, Phil Younghusband's game-winning goal is his 50th international goal for the Philippines. Photo courtesy of Glen Charles Lopez/Philippine Football Federation

Philippines 2, Tajikistan 1: Postgame thoughts on a perfect night for Pinoy football

Mar 28, 2018 - 10:48 AM

Two inspirational defenders and a large and passionate crowd helped book the Azkals' ticket to the AFC Asian Cup

PERFECT NIGHT. The Philippines celebrates the Azkals' qualification to the AFC Asian Cup. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Philippine Azkals clinch historic Asian Cup berth

Mar 27, 2018 - 9:25 PM

Phil Younghusband's 50th international goal for the Philippines catapults the Azkals to the 2019 UAE Asian Cup

HISTORY. The Philippine Azkals finally make it to Asian Cup for the first time. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Ravena, Alas take backcourt reins for Philippines vs Australia

Feb 22, 2018 - 9:38 AM

With Jayson Castro and Jio Jalalon out, Gilas Pilipinas' backcourt duties rest on the shoulders of Kiefer Ravena and Kevin Alas against Australia today

BACKCOURT DUO. Kiefer Ravena and Kevin Alas take the backcourt reins for Gilas Pilipinas. Photos by PBA Images

Filipino athletes who made waves on social media in 2017

Dec 24, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Here are some of the most talked about local athletes and sports teams on Rappler's social media accounts for this year

After SEA Games fervor, PH boxers Maamo, Ladon out to conquer the world

Aug 25, 2017 - 7:56 PM

Filipino boxers Dannel Maamo and Rogen Ladon set out to grab medals at the biggest tournament outside of the Olympics

EYE ON THE PRIZE. Dannel Maamo is one of two Filipinos competing at this year's men's World Championships, where the Philippines has yet to win a gold medal. Photo by Toby Roca/Rappler

From bullied in HS to martial artist, SEA Games 2017 athlete

Aug 25, 2017 - 5:38 PM

Pencak silat athlete Cherry May Regalado fulfills her childhood dream as she makes her SEA Games 2017 debut

PENCAK SILAT ATHLETE. Cherry May Regalado says she was not popular in high school because her family wasn't as rich as others. Now she's making a name for herself in her SEA Games debut. Photo from Regalado's Facebook

Kobe Paras says Gilas ready for Malaysia, hostile home crowd

Aug 23, 2017 - 10:05 AM

Paras says he s happy to play and show his worth for the national team

DUNK PARTY. Kobe Paras plays longer minutes against Myanmar and it expectedly turns into a dunk party. Photo by PSC-POC Media

Bronze medal is 'redemption' for karateka James Delos Santos

Aug 23, 2017 - 4:39 AM

Delos Santos 2017 SEA Games comeback bid results in a bronze medal an improvement from falling short in 2013

BRONZE MEDALIST. James Delos Santos finishes in 3rd place in the men's individual kata event at the Southeast Asian Games. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

WATCH: Fil-British boxer John Marvin batters Cambodian at SEA Games 2017

Aug 21, 2017 - 8:50 PM

Light heavyweight boxer John Marvin shines in his debut for the Philippine national boxing team

ON TO THE SEMIS. John Marvin left no room for debate as he punished Felix Merlin Martinez from the opening bell. 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

Wushu bet Parantac misses out on podium finish at SEA Games 2017

Aug 20, 2017 - 4:14 PM

Daniel Parantac a gold medalist from 2015 finishes in fourth place in the men s taijijian event

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, August 12-19, 2017

Aug 20, 2017 - 2:28 PM

Must watch videos from this week

KIAN IS MY SON. Saldy delos Santos holds up his son's school ID, their only proper photo of their son. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

SEA Games 2017: Malaysia welcomes athletes at opening ceremony

Aug 20, 2017 - 12:09 AM

From marching bands to fireworks and an elaborate light show Malaysia showcases well its culture traditions and modern tastes

WATCH: Team Philippines marches in SEA Games 2017 opening

Aug 19, 2017 - 9:00 PM

Taekwondo Olympian Kirstie Alora carries the Philippine flag

TEAM PHILIPPINES. The Philippine contingent parades during the 2017 Southeast Asian Games opening ceremony. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

South Korea, KYK send PH volleyball team to second straight loss

Aug 13, 2017 - 7:28 PM

The Philippines falls to South Korea in straight sets as 2012 Olympic MVP Kim Yeon Koung takes charge in Laguna

DOMINANCE. 2012 Olympic MVP Kim Yeon Koung sends a spike sailing past Mika Reyes and Jovelyn Gonzaga. Photo by Jerrick Esguerra/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Philippines vs Kazakhstan - Asian Senior Volleyball Championship

Aug 11, 2017 - 9:14 PM

Relive the Philippine national volleyball team s stand against the higher ranked Kazakhstan crew

Photos by Jerrick Esguerra/Rappler

PH volleyball team falls to Kazakhstan in Asian Seniors

Aug 11, 2017 - 7:04 PM

The Philippines still qualifies for the tournament s quarterfinals and the 2018 Asian Volleyball Cup

SPIKED. Mika Reyes and Kim Fajardo attempt to block a Kazakh player's spike. Kazakhstan handed the Philippine squad its first loss of the tournament. Photo by Jerrick Esguerra/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Kazakhstan - Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship 2017

Aug 10, 2017 - 6:54 PM

The Philippines looks to remain unbeaten when the national team faces Kazakhstan on Friday August 11 at 5:30 pm

Fil-British boxer John Marvin ready to 'smash up' foes at SEA Games

Aug 03, 2017 - 11:46 AM

Light heavyweight boxers are a rarity in the Philippines but John Marvin hopes to prove he s worth keeping around when he competes at the 2017 SEA Games

INTERNATIONAL DUTY. Light heavyweight John Marvin hopes to become a permanent fixture of the national boxing team, but understands it all comes down to his first shot at the 2017 SEA Games. Photo by Toby Roca/Rappler

Norwood inserted into 24-man Gilas pool for FIBA Asia Cup

Jul 08, 2017 - 6:14 PM

Coach Chot Reyes releases the 24 man pool from which he will select his final 12 men for the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup

ONE MORE ROUND? Gabe Norwood may see action again for Gilas Pilipinas after his inclusion to the 24-man pool for the FIBA Asia Cup. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

PH stands strong against Israel in FIBA U18 World Cup opener

Jun 28, 2017 - 7:29 PM

The Philippines Ariel John Edu lifts the squad to its first win in the tournament

Mary Joy Tabal seeks national team reinstatement for SEA Games

Jun 07, 2017 - 12:57 PM

I’m still hoping they can accept me to represent the country for the SEA Games said a tearful Tabal

SEEKING REINSTATEMENT. (From L-R) Motorace Philippines Inc president Jonel Borromeo, coach John Philip Dueñas, Olympian Mary Joy Tabal, and PSC commissioner Ramon Fernandez during a press conference. Photo by PJ Estan

Manila to host 2017 SEABA basketball tournament

Jan 23, 2017 - 3:37 PM

The men s basketball tournament is scheduled for April 23 to 30

HOME COURT EDGE. The Philippines will host the 2017 SEABA Championship. Pictured are fans during the 2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Castro, Romeo return in 24-man Gilas Pilipinas pool for 2017

Jan 22, 2017 - 7:03 PM

2nd UPDATE See who made it to the 24 man pool of Gilas Pilipinas for 2017

MVP to lobby FIBA Central Board to relax eligibility rules for Fil-foreigners

Dec 06, 2016 - 11:45 AM

MVP hopes to persuade FIBA to ease requirements so Fil Am players like Jordan Clarkson can represent Gilas

Manny V. Pangilinan (2nd from left) formalizes Gilas Pilipinas' partnership with Chooks To Go. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

What the PH Olympians posted on social media during opening ceremony

Aug 06, 2016 - 10:55 AM

Filipino athletes take the world stage as the 2016 Olympics get underway in Brazil

Filipino swimmer Jasmine Alkhaldi, marathoner runner Mary Joy Tabal and the rest of the Philippine delegation march at the Olympic opening ceremony. Photo by Sergey Ilnitsky/EPA

Rio 2016: Nestor Colonia

Aug 02, 2016 - 12:00 PM

Filipino weightlifter Nestor Colonia will not stop at just reaching the Rio Olympics He wants to win a medal

NO STOPPING HIM. Nestor Colonia is determined to succeed at the Rio Olympics. Photo by Rappler

Rio 2016: Hidilyn Diaz

Aug 01, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz of Zamboanga City has given up fast food and overcome injuries and a tough break up for what she says will be her third and final Olympiad

ONE MORE TRY. Hidilyn Diaz of the Philippines, seen here competing in the women's 53kg weight class during the 2015 International Weightlifting Federation World Championships last November, will compete at the Olympics this year for the third time. File Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images/AFP

PH swimmer Jasmine Alkhaldi battles jetlag before second Olympics

Jul 31, 2016 - 4:11 PM

Alkhaldi finished 34th out of 50 at the London Games but says she has trained a hundred percent harder to improve on her performance in 2012

Jasmine Alkhaldi says she has improved each year since representing the Philippines at the 2012 Olympics. Photo from Alkhaldi's Facebook