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PH surfer awarded Fair Play Athlete of SEA Games 2019

Dec 11, 2019 - 9:56 PM

Roger Casogay gets recognized in the 2019 SEA Games closing ceremonies for helping his opponent get back to safety

Closing ceremonies of the 30th Southeast Asian Games at the New Clark City Athletic Stadium in Capas, Tarlac on December 11, 2019. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

'Worth it': Philippines reclaims SEA Games 2019 overall championship

Dec 11, 2019 - 2:42 PM

Host Philippines officially bags the overall championship after amassing an all-time high 149 golds in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games

The 30th Southeast Asian Games opening at the Philippine Arena in Bulacan on November 30, 2019. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: SEA Games 2019 Closing Ceremonies

Dec 11, 2019 - 1:56 PM

It's time to celebrate the Southeast Asian athletes' feats as the curtains come down on the 2019 SEA Games

Aries Toledo retains SEA Games decathlon title

Dec 10, 2019 - 11:06 PM

Philippine athletics star Aries Toledo reigns supreme as Southeast Asia's 'strongest man'

STRONGEST MAN. Aries Toledo reigns as Southeast Asis's strongest man in the 2019 SEA Games. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

A gold, silver, and bronze on the last day of SEA Games esports

Dec 10, 2019 - 10:34 PM

Caviar Acampado takes home the 'Starcraft II' gold while AK Laverez and Doujin Albar get the podium finish in 'Tekken 7'

SIBOL TEKKEN. AK Laverez and Alexandre Albar win the silver and bronze at the 2019 SEA Games. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

Team Lakay’s Iniong, Saclag seize kickboxing golds

Dec 10, 2019 - 10:30 PM

Philippine kickboxing wraps up its campaign on a triumphant note as Team Lakay members Gina Iniong and Jean Claude Saclag add two more gold medals

GOLDEN STRIKE. Philippine bet Jean Claude Saclag (left) pummels his Malaysian foe to rule the men’s 63.5kg low kick. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

No surprise: Gilas rips Thailand by 34 for 18th SEA Games gold

Dec 10, 2019 - 9:55 PM

The Philippines retains its status as the undisputed king of men's basketball in the region

BACK-TO-BACK. Christian Standhardinger wins his second SEA Games gold medal. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Amit, Centeno blank Indonesian duo for 9-ball doubles gold

Dec 10, 2019 - 9:44 PM

After copping a gold each in singles play, Rubilen Amit and Chezka Centeno team up to rule the women’s 9-ball doubles

DOUBLE GOLD. Rubilen Amit and Chezka Centeno pick up their second gold. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

Gilas Women crush Thailand for historic SEA Games gold

Dec 10, 2019 - 7:52 PM

Jack Animam, Janine Pontejos, and Afril Bernardino show the way as the Philippines rules women's basketball for the first time in SEA Games history

DOUBLE GOLD. Janine Pontejos wins her second gold medal in the 2019 SEA Games. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Indonesia sweeps anew as PH settles for SEA Games men’s volley silver

Dec 10, 2019 - 7:38 PM

Despite settling for silver, the Philippine men's volleyball team closes out its best SEA Games campaign in 42 years

FIGHTING FORM. The Filipino spikers try to block Indonesia's attack. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

PH hurdles king Eric Cray races to 4th straight SEA Games gold

Dec 10, 2019 - 6:32 PM

Putting his early flop behind, Philippine athletics star Eric Cray clocks his season-best time in the SEA Games 400m hurdles

HURDLES KING. Eric Cray cruises to his best performance in two years in front of his countrymen. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

LIVE UPDATES: Philippines vs Thailand - SEA Games 2019 basketball finals

Dec 10, 2019 - 3:37 PM

The Philippines guns for an 18th SEA Games gold medal in men's basketball against Thailand on Tuesday, December 10, at the Mall of Asia Arena

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Olympic hopeful Daniel Caluag grabs BMX racing silver

Dec 10, 2019 - 3:22 PM

After a heartbreaking start to his SEA Games campaign, Filipino BMX star Daniel Caluag bounces back and clinches a silver

Daniel Patrick Caluag of the Philippines bags silver against Thailand during the finals of the BMX race cycling event of the 30th SEA Games at the BMX Track, Tagaytay City Centrum on December 10, 2019. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Indonesia – SEA Games 2019 men's volleyball gold medal match

Dec 10, 2019 - 12:45 PM

After a miraculous semifinal triumph, the Philippine men's volleyball team shoots for a historic SEA Games gold against Indonesia

Dennis Orcollo pockets SEA Games 10-ball gold

Dec 10, 2019 - 1:21 AM

Filipino pool star Dennis Orcollo breaks his four-year Southeast Asian Games championship drought

Dennis Orcollo Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Unheralded Bautista, Calano run away with SEA Games athletics golds

Dec 10, 2019 - 12:23 AM

Philippine bets Clinton Kingsley Bautista and Melvin Calano deliver golden surprises on Day 4 of athletics action

AGAINST ODDS. Clinton Kingsley Bautista manages to top the men's 110m hurdles just right after recovering from a knee injury. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Philippines brings home the gold medal for 'Dota 2'

Dec 09, 2019 - 10:34 PM

The Philippines comes from behind in epic game 5 finish

SIBOL. From left to right, John Anthony 'Natsumi' Vargas, Mc Nicholson 'Mac' Villanueva, Marvin Salvador 'Boomy' Rushton, Bryle Jacob 'CML' Alvizo, and Jun 'Bok' Kanehara. Photo by Kyle Chua/Rappler

Gilas Pilipinas proves too much for Toroman-led Indonesia to reach finals

Dec 09, 2019 - 10:03 PM

Chris Ross, Matthew Wright, and Marcio Lassiter all find their touch from long range as the Philippines sets up a SEA Games 2019 finals date with Thailand

Photo by Richard Esguerra/Rappler

Marcial, Suarez bolster PH boxing gold haul

Dec 09, 2019 - 9:42 PM

Eumir Marcial stops his opponent in 71 seconds as 5 Filipino boxers wrap up the country’s ring campaign in resounding fashion

LETHAL. Eumir Marcial rocks Vietnamese foe Nguyen Manh Cuong to the core. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Pinay boxers Gabuco, Petecio strike SEA Games golds

Dec 09, 2019 - 8:21 PM

Josie Gabuco and Nesthy Petecio enthrall the crowd as the Filipina boxers ace their final assignments

Josie Gabuco of the Philippines brings home the gold during the finals of the Women’s light Welter (64kg) boxing event of the 30th SEA Games at the PICC Forum on December 9, 2019.

Charmaine Dolar nabs lone PH medal in aerobic gymnastics

Dec 09, 2019 - 6:45 PM

Vietnam and Thailand dominate as aerobic gymnast Charmaine Dolor carries the fight for the Philippines

Charmaine Dolar and Carl Joshua Tangonan of the Philippines performs in the finals of the Mixed Pair category in the Aerobic Gymnastics Individual event of the 30th SEA Games at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum on December 9, 2019. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Indonesia deals PH volleyball one last heartbreak in 5-set bronze finish

Dec 09, 2019 - 6:19 PM

The Philippines fails to close it out as Indonesia rallies to spoil the Filipina spikers' bid to end their 14-year medal drought

PAINFUL ENDING. Mylene Paat and the Philippine women's volleyball team end up winless in the regionl meet. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Meggie Ochoa leads PH jiu-jitsu's golden SEA Games 2019 haul

Dec 09, 2019 - 5:32 PM

World champion Meggie Ochoa lives up to expectations as she adds a SEA Games gold to her collection

DOMINANCE. Meggie Ochoa proves that she is the best in Southeast Asia. File photo by Adrian Portugal / Rappler

Love wins: Dela Cruz couple hits lone PH archery gold

Dec 09, 2019 - 4:57 PM

Husband and wife Paul Marton and Rachelle Anne dela Cruz bag the Philippines' only SEA Games archery gold

ON TARGET. Partners Paul and Rachelle Anne dela Cruz seal their winning moment with a kiss. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Jamie Lim, daughter of PBA legend, nails SEA Games karatedo gold

Dec 09, 2019 - 3:27 PM

Karateka Jamie Lim joins her father and legendary basketball player Samboy Lim as a SEA Games gold medalist with a gritty win in the women's +61kg finals

ANOTHER ONE. Jamie Lim clinches the second gold medal for the Philippine karatedo team in the 2019 SEA Games. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

Jasmine Alkhaldi nails Olympic cut, sets PH swim records thrice

Dec 09, 2019 - 2:21 PM

'This one is a tough race because because all of us were so close, so to get a medal here, I’m very happy,' says Philippine swimming star Jasmine Alkhaldi

OLYMPIC QUEST. Jasmine Alkhaldi moves a step forward to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Rappler screenshot

SEA Games 2019: Timor-Leste no longer empty-handed

Dec 09, 2019 - 1:51 PM

Enduring 7 days without a podium finish in the 2019 SEA Games, Timor-Leste wins 3 bronze medals in taekwondo and boxing

FINALLY. Amorin Imbrolia Araujo Dos Reis gets emotional realizing the feat she accomplished for Timor-Leste. Photo from Facebook/2019seagamesph

PH Volcanoes crash back into SEA Games 2019 podium

Dec 09, 2019 - 11:16 AM

The Philippine men's rugby team reclaims the title while the women's team settles for silver

1&2. The Philippine Volcanoes bag podium finishes in front of their country men in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games. Photo from Philippine Rugby Facebook page

LIVE UPDATES: Philippines vs Indonesia - SEA Games 2019 basketball semifinals

Dec 09, 2019 - 10:09 AM

Gilas Pilipinas vies for a spot in the gold medal match against an Indonesia side mentored by former Philippine coach Rajko Toroman

HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Indonesia – SEA Games 2019 women's volleyball battle for bronze

Dec 09, 2019 - 9:35 AM

The Philippine women's volleyball team needs a win now more than ever as it fights for the bronze against Indonesia

PH dragonboat team paddles to SEA Games double bronze

Dec 09, 2019 - 7:19 AM

Thailand and Indonesia lord it over as the Philippines twice settle for 3rd in the traditional boat race

PODIUM FINISH. The Philippine dragonboat team adds to the country's medal haul. Photo by Marga Deona/Rappler

Clutch Bagunas delivers as PH rewrites SEA Games volleyball history

Dec 09, 2019 - 12:34 AM

After toppling the kings of Southeast Asian volleyball, Bryan Bagunas and the rest of the Filipino spikers vow to go all out in the gold medal match

PH Men's Volleyball team takes set number 2 versus team Thailand, in the 30th SEA Games Men's Volleyball on December 8, 2019. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Lopez, PH taekwondo team kick way to 3 SEA Games gold

Dec 08, 2019 - 11:41 PM

Pauline Lopez, Samuel Morrison, and Dave Cea all deliver gold medals as the Philippine taekwondo team dominates on the second day of competition

ANOTHER ONE. Pauline Lopez collects her second SEA Games gold medal. File photo by Martin San Diego

After disqualification, Eric Cray leads PH to relay gold

Dec 08, 2019 - 11:14 PM

Eric Cray misses the chance to reclaim his title as Southeast Asia's fastest man, but redeems himself with a relay gold

REDEMPTION. Eric Cray tows the Philippine team to a gold in the mixed 4x100m relay. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Amit trumps Centeno, cops SEA Games 9-ball gold

Dec 08, 2019 - 10:12 PM

Rubilen Amit walks away with the 9-ball gold this time after succumbing to Chezka Centeno in the women's 10-ball finals

COMEBACK FASHION. Rubilen Amit comes back from a two-rack deficit to topple compatriot Chezka Centeno. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

Gilas Women dethrone Malaysia, win away from historic SEA Games gold

Dec 08, 2019 - 8:59 PM

Led by Afril Bernardino, the Philippines comes from behind to assure itself of a silver-medal finish

INCHING CLOSER. Jack Animam and Gilas Pilipinas Women are one win away from making history. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

PH men's volley dethrones Thais, reaches first SEA Games gold match in 42 years

Dec 08, 2019 - 8:38 PM

In an incredible show of grit, the Philippines shocks defending champion Thailand in a grueling five-setter to advance to the men's volleyball championship round

MAJOR UPSET. Bryan Bagunas soars for a kill as the Philippines stuns powerhouse Thailand. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Palicte, Suarez banner PH boxing semis sweep

Dec 08, 2019 - 8:14 PM

Charly Suarez, James Palicte and 3 other Filipino boxers reach the gold medal match in their respective divisions

GOLD QUEST. Charly Suarez will have a chance to win his third SEA Games gold medal. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

PH muay thai bags 2 golds, 3 silvers in SEA Games 2019

Dec 08, 2019 - 6:52 PM

Ariel Lee Lampacan and Phillip Delarmino deliver twin golds for Philippine muay thai but Ryan Jakiri settles for silver in heartbreaking fashion

GRITTY. Filipina fighter Islay Erica Bomogao battles Thai Chasing Ketmanee in the golde medal match. Photo by Marga Deona/Rappler

SEA Games Mobile Legends: Philippines advances to gold medal match

Dec 08, 2019 - 5:42 PM

'Alam naming malakas sila pero gold talaga ang gusto namin dahil gusto namin i-prove na kami ang the best,' says Philippine Sibol member Allan Castromayor

MEDAL HOPEFULS. The Sibol-Mobile Legends team stays in the title hunt. Photo by Kyle Chua/Rappler

Means feat locks SEA Games skateboarding gold

Dec 08, 2019 - 4:31 PM

After settling for two silvers, Christiana Means finally takes home a gold medal by topping the women's skateboarding park event

Filipino skateboarder Margielyn Didal bags the gold medal for the women's street skateboarding while Christiana Means gets the silver medal for the same event at the Tagaytay Extreme Sports Complex on December 7, 2019. Photo by Mary Grace dela Cerna/Rappler

PH women’s golf cops SEA Games 2019 double gold

Dec 08, 2019 - 3:45 PM

Bianca Pagdanganan and Lois Kaye Go power the Philippine women’s golf team to another double gold, but this time in the 2019 SEA Games

PINAY POWER. Philippine women’s golf stars (from left) Bianca Pagdanganan, Lois Kaye Go, and Abegail Arevalo deliver another winning performance in the international stage. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

SEA Games Dota 2: Philippines reaches championship round

Dec 08, 2019 - 2:48 PM

The Philippine Sibol-Dota 2 team secures at least a silver medal in the inaugural SEA Games esports event

SIBOL DOTA 2 TEAM. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Thailand – SEA Games 2019 men's volleyball semifinals

Dec 08, 2019 - 12:24 PM

After absorbing its first loss, the Philippine men's volleyball team faces another tough foe in defending champion Thailand in the semifinal round

Unrivaled: PH Blu Girls blow out Indonesia for SEA Games 10-peat

Dec 08, 2019 - 10:37 AM

The Philippine Blu Girls bag the gold to prove they're still the queens of Southeast Asian softball

SUPERIOR. The Philippine women’s softball players whoop it up after extending their title streak. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Chezka Centeno outshines Rubilen Amit for SEA Games 10-ball gold

Dec 08, 2019 - 12:35 AM

Pool stars Chezka Centeno and Rubilen Amit secure another 1-2 finish in the women’s 10-ball tournament

1-2 FINISH. Chezka Centeno (R) celebrates with compatriot Rubilen Amit after the awarding ceremonies in the 30th SEA Games women's 10-ball pool singles event at the Manila Hotel Tent on December 7, 2019. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Gold rush in SEA Games taekwondo as PH rakes in 4 golds, 4 silvers

Dec 07, 2019 - 10:02 PM

The poomsae team fuels the Philippines' gold factory, winning at least a silver in each of the 8 categories on the first day of competition

GOLD AFTER GOLD. Rodolfo Reyes Jr wins back-to-back gold medals in the two events he participated in. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Gilas Pilipinas destroys Myanmar by 69 to sweep SEA Games prelims

Dec 07, 2019 - 9:50 PM

Host Philippines makes easy work of Myanmar to win all of its 3 preliminary round games by a whopping total margin of 162 points

UNSCATHED. Vic Manuel and Gilas Pilipinas remain unbeaten in 3 games. Photo from Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Indonesia rallies past PH in women’s volleyball bronze preview match

Dec 07, 2019 - 8:22 PM

The Philippine women's volleyball team remains winless after bowing to Indonesia in a match serving as preview to their bronze medal duel

Filipina spiker Majoy Baron gets all fired up after scoring a point against the Indonesians. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

EJ Obiena seizes golden SEA Games pole vault record

Dec 07, 2019 - 7:13 PM

Philippine athletics star EJ Obiena completes a comeback from injury with a record-breaking leap for his first SEA Games gold

ON A HIGH. Pole vault star EJ Obiena breaks yet another record. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler