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PSC resolution calls for end to corruption in sports

Sep 27, 2017 - 12:51 PM

PSC demands POC and NSAs to settle millions of pesos of unliquidated accounts

RESOLUTION FILED. Butch Ramirez supports the campaign against corruption in sports. Photo from Kuala Lumpur 2017 gallery.

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

Bronze medal finish for PH wheelchair basketball in 2017 ASEAN Para Games

Sep 22, 2017 - 5:47 PM

The Philippines edges Myanmar in the battle for third

BRONZE. The Philippine para basketball team earns bronze in Malaysia. File photo by Janneth Tenorio

Cielo Honasan completes sprint treble for PH in 2017 ASEAN Para Games

Sep 21, 2017 - 6:18 PM

Honasan, who ruled both the century dash and 200m run in the previous days, dominated once more in the women’s 400m event.

GONE WITH THE WIND. Cielo Honasan, age 15, finished with a record time of 63.35 seconds en route to her 3rd straight gold. Photo from 9th ASEAN Para Games Manila-Based Secretariat

Adeline Dumapong-Ancheta grabs powerlifting gold in 2017 ASEAN Para Games

Sep 21, 2017 - 3:40 PM

Veteran para athlete Adeline Dumapong-Ancheta picked up another gold for the Philippines as she dominated the women’s over 86-kg powerlifting event in the 2017 ASEAN Para Games

GOLD FINISH. Adeline Dumapong-Ancheta, the first athlete from the Philippines to ever medal at the Paralympics, added another gold to her legacy. Photo from Dumapong-Ancheta's Facebook

Back-to-back golds for sprinter Cielo Honasan in 2017 ASEAN Para Games

Sep 20, 2017 - 7:56 PM

Sander Severino, Menandro Redor, Arman Subaste, Henry Roger Lopez and Prudencia Panaliga also claimed gold medals for the Philippines

DOUBLE GOLD. Honasan earned her second gold in the women's 100m dash T44 event. Photo from Facebook.

PH nabs golds in ASEAN Para Games swimming, cycling

Sep 20, 2017 - 5:58 PM

Philippine Swimming adds 2 golds and 1 bronze, while Cycling bags their first gold

SWIMMING GOLD. Ernie Gawilan defended his title in the 400 m freestyle S8 event after registering 4:57.49 on the board.

Javelin thrower Asusano bags PH's first gold in 2017 ASEAN Para Games

Sep 20, 2017 - 3:28 PM

Cendy Asusano throws a distance of 13.04 meters in the women's javelin throw

Cyclist Arthus Bucay nabs PH's first medal in ASEAN Paragames 2017

Sep 18, 2017 - 5:22 PM

Arthus Bucay clocked a time of 1:15.432 to win PH's first silver in the games in Malaysia

FIRST MEDAL. Bucay bags Philippines' first medal in the ASEAN Para Games 2017. Photo from Faceboook

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: Back-to-back SEA Games gold medalist Nikko Huelgas

Sep 07, 2017 - 5:01 PM

Nikko Huelgas shares his journey to becoming a national athlete

Aries Toledo: Nueva Ecija’s SEA Games pride and glory

Sep 04, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Aries Toledo s determined attitude to persevere has led him to stand where he is now in Philippine athletics

LEGEND. SEA Games decathlon Aries Toledo is the first from Nueva Ecija to bring glory to his province in the field of sports. Screenshot from livestream

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

IN PHOTOS: Filipino athletes in victory and defeat at SEA Games 2017

Sep 01, 2017 - 6:04 PM

The hard reality is that some succeeded while some fell short The underdogs stepped up while some expected winners had a bit of tough luck

WINNER. Samuel Thomas Harper Morrison of the Philippines battles Ardian Prayogo Dinggo of Indonesia in the finals of the men's -74kg taekwondo competition. Morrisson prevailed to win the gold medal. Photo from PSC-POC Media

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

Injuries, crammed schedules hurt athletics team at 2017 SEA Games - PATAFA

Aug 31, 2017 - 2:46 AM

Philippine athletics looks to resolve issues from the 2017 SEA Games in preparation for the 2018 Asian Games and 2019 SEA Games

SETBACKS. SEA Games Athletics chief Philip Guijo looks to improve the situation of Philippine Athletics based on problems experienced int he 2017 SEA Games. File photo by PSC-POC Media

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

POC opts for simple turnover in SEA Games closing ceremony

Aug 30, 2017 - 6:15 PM

Cojuangco says the country should save up for the 2019 hosting of the Games instead

SIMPLE TURNOVER. The POC will pass on an elaborate turnover ceremony, which was estimated to cost P8.1 million. Photo by Pornchai Kittiwongsakul/AFP

Kath Magno puts up gallant stand despite competing without a coach in SEA Games

Aug 30, 2017 - 5:32 PM

Magno feels particularly proud of how far she came despite being alone in a competition like the SEA Games

PERSONAL BEST. Kathryn Magno of the Philippines (R) notches a personal best time in the 1000m race despite finishing fourth. Photo from PSC-POC Media

Philippines crashes to its worst SEA Games finish since 1999

Aug 30, 2017 - 5:12 PM

The Filipino delegation fails to match its 29 gold medal output from the 2015 and 2013 Games despite setting a target of 50 gold medals for this year

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

PH speed skater Kath Magno misses podium on final day of SEA Games 2017

Aug 30, 2017 - 1:51 PM

Magno finishes fourth in the 29th Southeast Asian Games 1000m speed skating event with a personal best time of 1:51 893

CLOSE. Kathryn Magno is the last Filipino athlete to compete in the 29th Southeast Asian Games. File photo from PSC-POC Media

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

Philippine Sepak Takraw team bags fourth medal in men's regu

Aug 29, 2017 - 11:02 PM

Jason Huerte Mark Joseph Gonzal Ortouste Rheyjey Cabogoy Rhemwil Catana and Ronsited Gabayeron won the silver in the men s regu

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

Taekwondo jin Kirstie Alora falls to Cambodian for SEA Games silver

Aug 29, 2017 - 5:10 PM

This is the fourth straight time since 2014 that Alora has lost to Sorn Seavmey

TOUGH OPPONENT. Kirstie Alora (L) loses to her Cambodian rival, the 2014 Asian Games gold medalist, and settles for the 2017 SEA Games silver. Photo by PSC-POC Media Group

Dumaan ends a decade of pencak silat drought, grabs gold in 2017 SEA Games

Aug 29, 2017 - 3:25 PM

Princesslyn Enopia seizes the bronze medal in the women’s pancake silat tanding class A

'Rocketman' pockets Malaysia's record-tying 111th SEA Games gold

Aug 29, 2017 - 3:11 AM

Azizulhasni the world keirin champion who is nicknamed Pocket Rocketman held off compatriot Mohammad Shah Firdaus Sahrom to win the men s sprint final

HOME COURT. Host country Malaysia are set to shatter their national record for most gold medals in one SEA Games on the penultimate day. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

Michael Martinez satisfied with SEA Games silver after successful first quad toe

Aug 28, 2017 - 11:59 PM

Martinez is happy with a SEA Games silver for now because the bigger picture for him is in South Korea next year

BIGGER PICTURE. Michael Martinez says he's focused on the bigger picture: qualifying for the 2018 Winter Olympics. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Squash bet Garcia cops bronze medal in SEA Games 2017

Aug 28, 2017 - 11:24 PM

Robert Garcia shares the 3rd spot with Singapore while Malaysia bags both the silver and gold medals in the tourney

Hidilyn Diaz misses SEA Games, looks forward to 2019 edition

Aug 28, 2017 - 9:58 PM

The 26 year old was denied a chance to give the Philippines a gold medal after host Malaysia scrapped women s weightlifting from this year s Southeast Asian Games

MISSING SEA GAMES. Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz admits she misses the SEA Games atmosphere. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

Jemyca Aribado lands another bronze for squash in SEA Games

Aug 28, 2017 - 9:19 PM

It was Aribado s fourth medal for the Philippine national squash team in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games

FOURTH MEDAL. Jemyca Aribado bags her first individual bronze medal in the women's singles squash even. Screenshot from livestream.

Knee injury hampers lifter Colonia for sorry finish in SEA Games

Aug 28, 2017 - 9:04 PM

Colonia says he isn t disappointed by the result probably because he did not expect to medal but his frustration from the failed clean and jerk lifts still shows

INJURED. Nestor Colonia competes despite a knee injury at the 2017 Southeast Asian Games. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

PH adds silver medals in 2017 SEA Games sailing, taekwondo

Aug 28, 2017 - 7:55 PM

Taekwondo bet Rhezie Aragon and sailor Geylord Coveta bag silver medals for the Philippines

Rhezie Canama Aragon of the Philippines (blue) competes against Mariska Halinda of Indonesia (red) in the women's bantamweight class (-53kg) of the 29th Southeast Asian Games taekwondo competition at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center. Aragon lost to settle for the silver medal.

'PH to go somewhere in between for 2019 SEA Games sports lineup'

Aug 28, 2017 - 5:53 PM

Cayetano: We can use the rules to our advantage as host country in the 2019 SEA Games or be fair to other countries

SOMEWHERE IN BETWEEN. SEA Games Organizing Committee chairman Alan Peter Cayetano says the Philippines will look to strike a balance when it comes to the sports it will include in the 2019 SEA Games. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

SEA Games Committee chair Cayetano: 'It’s time people managing sports act like a team'

Aug 28, 2017 - 2:38 PM

Alan Peter Cayetano hopes sports officials will rally behind common passion for Philippine sports in run up to SEA Games 2019 hosting

ACT LIKE A TEAM. SEA Games Organizing Committee chairman Alan Peter Cayetano hopes Philippine sports officials rally behind its passion for sports as the country prepares to host the 2019 SEA Games. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

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

Malaysia team urged to stay grounded in football final

Aug 28, 2017 - 1:46 PM

The Malaysia men s football team is looking to add another gold to the host s collection as they sit on top of the medals table in the 2017 SEA Games

GROUNDED. The Malaysian football team will face Thailand in the men's football finals of the 2017 SEA Games. Photo from Kuala Lumpur 2017 website.

PH's lone lifter Colonia falls way short of SEA Games podium finish

Aug 28, 2017 - 1:26 PM

Rio Olympian Nestor Colonia lifts a total of 253kg 113kg in the snatch and 140kg in the clean and jerk to finish just above Myanmar

HEAVY LIFTING. Nestor Colonia had been hampered by a knee injury prior to the SEA Games, but managed to lift a total of 253kg. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

China still top, says Malaysian SEA Games diving champ

Aug 28, 2017 - 12:04 PM

Cheong scored 268 55 points in the 1m springboard category to win the gold despite a back injury

LUCK. Cheong Jun Hoong dismisses her world title as luck and considers China as the team to beat. Photo from Cheong Jun Hoong's Facebook.

Carlo Biado clinches billiards gold in 2017 SEA Games

Aug 27, 2017 - 8:43 PM

Biado gives Philippines its second gold medal in billiards

GOLDEN TOUCH. Carlo Biado of the Philippines clinched the gold medal at the 2017 SEA Games. Photo from PSC-POC Media

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

Morrison cops gold, Alcantara takes silver in 2017 SEA Games taekwondo

Aug 27, 2017 - 6:49 PM

Samuel Morrison wins his second gold medal in as many SEA Games moving up in weight to do so

BACK TO BACK. Samuel Morrison moves up in weight to capture a second gold medal at the SEA Games. Photo by POC-PSC Media

Michael Christian Martinez earns SEA Games silver in men's figure skating

Aug 27, 2017 - 6:36 PM

Martinez earns silver with a total score of 171 63

SILVER SKATER. Michael Christian Martinez skates his way to a silver medal at the SEA Games. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

PH gymnasts earn bronze in 2017 SEA Games women’s 5 hoops event

Aug 27, 2017 - 5:44 PM

Philippines snatches its 6th medal in gymnastics: 2 golds 1 silver and 3 bronzes

Centeno stuns veteran Amit for back-to-back women's 9-ball pool gold

Aug 27, 2017 - 4:21 PM

The 18 year old Centeno comes back from a 2 5 deficit to beat her idol in women s 9 ball pool singles for the second consecutive SEA Games

BACK-TO-BACK 1-2 FINISH. Chezka Centeno (R) wins gold and defeats her idol Rubilen Amit in women's 9-ball pool singles for the second straight SEA Games. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

PH adds two more bronzes in 2017 SEA Games sailing, sepak takraw

Aug 27, 2017 - 4:15 PM

Lester Troy Tayong and Emerson Villena scoop up a bronze medal in the men’s sailing international 470 event