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[Gameplan] How SEA Games gold medalist Claire Adorna powered through injury

Mar 16, 2018 - 9:42 AM

Powering through pain for the love of her sport and country, triathlete Claire Adorna overcomes the challenges of an old injury

SEA Games: Sepaktakraw player quits after deadly crash

Jun 29, 2015 - 11:35 PM

It s like a bad nightmare I can t wake up from Azreen says of losing his brother in the crash I still cry every day when I think of him

Women's rugby in Cebu spurs national boom for Lady Volcanoes

Jun 24, 2015 - 3:18 PM

Members of the Cebu Lady Dragons bolstered the Philippine Lady Volcanoes rugby team that took home bronze in its first appearance at the SEA Games

From left: Cebu Lady Dragons Madille Salinas, Mae Ann Ubaub and Dixie Star Yu show off the bronze medals they won at the 28th SEA Games in Singapore. They'll next be in action beginning July 4 at the Philippine National Games, followed by the Cebu Ladies International Invitational Rugby 10s - the only all female rugby tournament in Asia. Photo by Mars Alison

Rappler Talk: PH triathletes on winning the 2015 SEA Games

Jun 22, 2015 - 1:53 PM

Their win was historic – Adorna scored the Philippines first gold medal in the SEA Games

Olympics still a distant dream for Philippines SEA Games medalists

Jun 18, 2015 - 6:52 PM

The Philippines has the dubious distinction of being the country with the most Olympic medals without a single gold

Eumir Marcial lands a straight left on Jia Wey Tay of Singapore en route to winning the welterweight title at this year's SEA Games. Photo by Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee/Action Images via Reuters

Philippines finishes 2015 SEA Games in sixth place

Jun 16, 2015 - 6:29 PM

PH officials had predicted 50 gold medals and a top 5 finish but end up with the same tally as 2013

The Philippines topped the men's basketball event once again. Photo by Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee/Action Images via Reuters

IN PHOTOS: Gilas Cadets win 2015 SEA Games gold

Jun 16, 2015 - 12:06 AM

Relive the Philippines 17th basketball gold medal at the Southeast Asian Games in these photos

Top: Prince Rivero, Troy Rosario, Baser, Amer, Earl Scottie Thompson, Jiovani Jalalon, Norbert Torres, Glenn Khobuntin and Kevin Ferrer celebrate their gold medal win.

Thailand pounds Myanmar in SEA Games football final

Jun 15, 2015 - 11:29 PM

Thailand broke down determined Myanmar 3 0 to successfully defend their SEA Games football gold

GOAL-D. The Thai fans cheer on the Thai team after they won the gold medal once again. Photo by Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee/Action Images via Reuters

Gilas escapes close Indonesia call for 17th SEAG men's hoops title

Jun 15, 2015 - 10:00 PM

It is the 17th title for the Philippines in the biennial meet

Mark Belo of the Philippines scores an uncontested hoop. Photo by Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee/Action Images via Reuters

Philippines falls to Myanmar in sepak takraw men's doubles finals

Jun 15, 2015 - 9:24 PM

The Philippines has not won a gold so far in the second to the last day of competitions but added a silver and two bronzes to its medal haul

The men's sepak takraw team, seen accepting bronze in the Men's Regu event on Friday, added a silver in the men's doubles event. Photo by Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee/Action Images via Reuters

LIVE BLOG: Gilas Cadets vs Indonesia - SEA Games championship

Jun 15, 2015 - 3:41 PM

Live blog and stream of the Gilas Cadets vs Indonesia Southeast Asian Games final match

SEA Games: Thousands back gymnast in 'genitalia' row

Jun 15, 2015 - 1:50 PM

A Facebook page Farah Ann Abdul Hadi For Malaysia has cropped up calling for praise and support for the double gold medalist

Malaysian gymnast Farah Ann Abdul Hadi is gaining support online despite criticisms. Photo by Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee/Action Images via Reuters

Philippines kicks up 2 golds as Lopez, Morrison top Taekwondo event

Jun 14, 2015 - 9:30 PM

Pauline Lopez and Samuel Morrison both earned gold medals after topping Vietnamese foes

Pauline Lopez (red) launches a kick at her Vietnamese opponent in the under 57kg final. Photo by Mohd Fyrol/AFP

Gilas Cadets survive Thailand in SEA Games instant classic

Jun 14, 2015 - 8:06 PM

Almond Vosotros clutch 3 point shooting Troy Rosario s double double and Kiefer Ravena s late triple give the Philippines a hard fought victory

BIG SHOT KIEF. UAAP MVP and Gilas Cadets team captain Kiefer Ravena plays it cool after hitting the dagger 3-pointer that killed Thailand's chances. Screenshot from livestream

PH wins first SEA Games sailing gold in 10 years

Jun 14, 2015 - 6:01 PM

The Philippine men’s sailing team struck gold as Ridgely Balladares Richly Magsanay and Rommel Chavez finished tops in Singapore

HIGHLIGHTS: Gilas cadets vs Thailand - SEA Games 2015

Jun 14, 2015 - 3:10 PM

Live blog and livestream of the Philippines vs Thailand SEA Games semifinal basketball match at the 2015 Southeast Asian Games

Philippines retains SEAG gold in tennis mixed doubles

Jun 14, 2015 - 2:40 PM

Treat Huey and Denise Dy defeated their Thai foes in straight sets to retain the gold medals they won in 2011

NETTING GOLD. Treat Huey and Denise Dy won their second straight SEA Games gold medal in the mixed double's event. Photo by Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee/Action Images via Reuters

PH men's volleyball team loses to Thailand, falls out of SEAG contention

Jun 14, 2015 - 12:45 PM

Marck Espejo led the PH national squad with 17 points while Peter Torres and John Vic De Guzman each contributed 6

Rex Intal fires a spike past a Malaysian blocker during an earlier game in the competition. File photo by Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

Thailand overtakes Singapore in SEA Games overall standings

Jun 14, 2015 - 2:05 AM

Thailand pushed ahead of host nation Singapore on Saturday amassing a total of 78 gold medals to Singapore s 74 ahead of the highly anticipated football final

Thailand's Phumichantuk Rungrat celebrates a goal score during the football semifinal match against Indonesia. Photo by Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee/Action Images via Reuters

Philippine women’s tennis duo advances to SEA Games final

Jun 13, 2015 - 5:56 PM

Denise Dy and Katharina Lehnert will meet Thailand s Noppawan Lertcheewakarn and Varatchaya Wongteanchai on Sunday for a chance at SEA Games gold

Filipina-German tennis player Katharina Lehnert will try to ensure the Philippines doesn't leave the tennis meet without a gold. Photo by Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee/Action Images via Reuters

Vietnam sweeps Philippines out of SEA Games women's volley contention

Jun 13, 2015 - 11:36 AM

The Philippines put up a determined fight but ultimately lost in straight sets to the silver medalists of the last 7 SEA Games

Jaja Santiago goes up for a spike in the Philippines' determined, but losing effort. Screenshot from livestream

LIVE BLOG: Philippines vs Vietnam women's volleyball - SEA Games 2015

Jun 13, 2015 - 3:15 AM

Watch the Philippines play Vietnam in a must win game against in the Southeast Asian Games and follow along with our live blog

Gilas cadets thrash Timor-Leste by 105 points

Jun 12, 2015 - 8:03 PM

The Gilas cadets never allowed Timor Leste to score more than 8 points in a quarter

Kevin Ferrer connects on 5 three-pointers to help the Gilas cadets to a 105-point walloping of Timor-Leste at the 2015 SEA Games. File Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

PH runner Christopher Ulboc wins 2nd straight SEA Games gold

Jun 12, 2015 - 6:28 PM

Christopher Ulboc Jr makes it two for two at the Southeast Asian Games by winning the men s 3000m steeplechase event

CHARGING TAMARAW. Christopher Ulboc Jr continues his reign atop the 3000m steeplechase event. Photo by Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee/Action Images via Reuters

PH women's volleyball team face 'tall' order vs Vietnam

Jun 12, 2015 - 5:48 PM

The Philippine women s volleyball team must defeat Vietnam the 7 time defending silver medalists to have a shot at advancing to the semifinals

The Philippines is in a must-win situation against the toughest team in their group. Photo by Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee/Action Images via Reuters

Philippines wins gold in men's poomsae taekwondo event

Jun 12, 2015 - 4:14 PM

Tack on another gold for the Philippines as Dustin Mella Raphael Mella and Rodolfo Reyes Jr earned top honors at the 28th SEA Games

Dustin Jacob Mella, Rodolfo Reyes Jr and Raphael Enrico Mella hold their nation's flag after receiving their gold medals. Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee/Action Images via Reuters

SEA Games lists top 5 things it loves about the Philippines

Jun 12, 2015 - 1:25 PM

The Southeast Asian Games lauded the Philippines on Independence Day with a list of 5 things they love about the country

GOLD RUSH. The Philippine Volcanoes men's rugby team added to the country's gold tally early on. Photo by Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee/Action Images via Reuters

'Loose Stools' at SEA Games sparks food poisoning investigation

Jun 11, 2015 - 7:59 PM

SEA Games organizers launched an investigation into feared food poisoning after a bout of loose stools struck several athletes in the cycling competition

Philippine men's volleyball team loses to Myanmar in 3 sets

Jun 11, 2015 - 7:03 PM

Marck Espejo was the lone double digit scorer with 14 points for the Philippines who gave away 28 points to Myanmar due to errors

Andre Pareja and Team Philippines fell short against Myanmar. Photo by Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

Gilas Cadets wallop Malaysia by 52 for 2nd straight win

Jun 11, 2015 - 6:07 PM

A day after blowing out Indonesia by 29 the Gilas Cadets pile the points up on Malaysia for a one sided victory

The Gilas Cadets have had an easy time of it so far in the Southeast Asian Games. File photo by Czeasar Dancel

PSC demands answers after botched dives at SEA Games

Jun 11, 2015 - 5:51 PM

Philippine Sports Commission chairman Richie Garcia is reportedly seeking an explanation after two divers scored zero points in the men s 3m springboard

JD Pahoyo (pictured) and John Elmerson Fabriga have gone viral after scoring zero points in dives. Screenshot from YouTube

SEA Games newcomer Salamat wins women’s cycling individual time trial

Jun 11, 2015 - 4:36 PM

Southeast Asian Games newcomer Marella Vania Salamat gave new meaning to pedaling away with the gold medal

SALAMAT, Marella. Marella Salamat has only been cycling competitively for two years, but has already earned a gold medalist at the SEA Games. Photo by Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee/Action Images via Reuters

WATCH: Pinoy divers score 0 at SEA Games

Jun 11, 2015 - 2:59 PM

Two Filipino divers managed a combined score of zero after botching consecutive dives at the Southeast Asian Games

That face when you realize you just scored the lowest possible score. Screenshot from YouTube

Philippine women's volley team dominates Malaysia at SEA Games

Jun 11, 2015 - 11:51 AM

The Philippine women’s volleyball bounced back confidently from their loss to Indonesia beating Malaysia in straight sets

Jaja Santiago, Alyssa Valdez and Aby Marano celebrate a point during a dominant win over Malaysia. Screenshot from YouTube

HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Malaysia women's volleyball - SEA Games

Jun 11, 2015 - 2:50 AM

Watch highlights of the Philippines vs Malaysia women s volleyball match

SPIKED. The Philippine women's volleyball team evened their record with a win over Malaysia. Screenshot from live stream

Indonesian volleyball player motivated vs PH by gender questions

Jun 10, 2015 - 9:23 PM

If I am the one who is in the wrong then I will withdraw but this is not the case and I am not afraid said Indonesian volleyball player Aprilia Manganang

Singaporean player Aprilia Manganang had her gender questioned by Philippine officials prior to their match. Photo by Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

PH men’s volleyball team beats Malaysia in 4 sets

Jun 10, 2015 - 8:00 PM

Ateneo standout Marck Espejo led the Filipinos with 17 points while John Vic De Guzman registered 14

Rex Intal fires a spike past a Malaysian blocker. Photo by Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

Cray finally gets flag corrected in time for second gold

Jun 10, 2015 - 7:28 PM

Eric Cray says the inverted flags were hurriedly covered up or re stamped and he apologized to his fellow countrymen for the mistake

Eric Cray rushed out to get his uniform fixed in time for a second big photo opportunity. Photo by Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee/Action Images via Reuters

Fernandez, Marcial score devastating KOs as PH boxers win 5 gold medals

Jun 10, 2015 - 6:21 PM

The boxing team gives the country s medal count a serious boost as Mario Fernandez and Josie Gabuco repeat as SEA Games champions

SUPER MARIO. Mario Fernandez wins his second straight SEA Games gold medal. Photo by Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee/Action Images via Reuters

Philippines rules women's softball, earn SEA Games gold

Jun 10, 2015 - 5:23 PM

The Philippines grabbed another gold medal in the 28th Southeast Asian Games by defeating Thailand 3 0 in the women softball grand finale

The Philippine women's softball team reigns supreme in Singapore. Photo by Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee/Action Images via Reuters

Orcollo comes from behind to win men's 9-ball SEA Games gold

Jun 10, 2015 - 4:59 PM

Surigao del Sur native Dennis Orcollo overcomes a 1 3 hole to defeat his Myanmar opponent to earn the Philippines another billiards gold medal

Dennis Orcollo wins his fourth SEA Games gold medal. Photo by Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee/Action Images via Reuters

PH boxer Josie Gabuco captures 4th SEA Games gold

Jun 10, 2015 - 4:08 PM

The 28 year old Punching Princess from Puerto Princesa dominated Chuthamat Raksat of Thailand to win a unanimous decision

GOLDEN GIRL. Josie Gabuco remains unbeatable at the Southeast Asian level. Photo by Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee/Action Images via Reuters

Gilas cadets pummel Indonesia by 29 in SEA Games men's basketball

Jun 10, 2015 - 3:36 PM

The Gilas cadets finished strong for a dominant opening win at the 2015 SEA Games

Kiefer Ravena, Prince Rivero and Marcus Douthit of Gilas led the Philippines to an overwhelming victory. Photo from SEA Games Twitter

Volleyball fans disappointed by untelevised PH women's game

Jun 10, 2015 - 3:34 PM

The opening SEA Games match of the Philippine women s volleyball team went untelevised leaving fans scrambling for updates

Indonesia sweeps Philippines in SEA Games women's volley opener

Jun 10, 2015 - 1:39 PM

Alyssa Valdez was the only player in double figures for the Philippines with 15 points

PH volleyball players Aby Marano (L) and Jovelyn Gonzaga (R) attempt to block a spike by Indonesian player Aprilia Santini Manganang. Photo by Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee/Action Images via Reuters

SEA Games flag gaffe puts Filipino-Americans on war footing

Jun 10, 2015 - 1:20 PM

The gaffe is particularly unwelcome for Eric Cray and Kayla Richardson who are at pains to point out their Filipino heritage despite their US upbringing and American accents

Women's 100-meter gold medalist Kayla Richardson was one of several athletes whose uniforms featured inverted Philippine flags. Photo by Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee/Action Images via Reuters

SEAG organizers deny PH request for Indonesian volleyball player gender test

Jun 10, 2015 - 12:46 PM

“They told us there was not enough material time to conduct the gender test on the Indonesian ” said Philippine Volleyball executive President Jose Romasanta

Indonesian volleyball player Aprilia Santini Manganang is under scrutiny from the Philippine SEA Games delegation. Photo from SEA Games website

HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Indonesia volleyball - SEA Games 2015

Jun 10, 2015 - 3:13 AM

The Philippine women s national volleyball team begins its 2015 SEA Games campaign against Indonesia

Fil-Ams buck criticism to mine gold in SEA Games athletics

Jun 09, 2015 - 9:17 PM

Some critics question the Philippines policy of recruiting overseas talent with Filipino heritage but Eric Cray said it was an honor to represent his mother s country

PH SEA Games delegation demands gender test on Indonesian volleyball player

Jun 09, 2015 - 8:16 PM

The Philippines demanded SEA Games organizers carry out a gender test on an Indonesian women s volleyball player ahead of their game on Wednesday

Indonesian volleyball player Aprilia Santini Manganang is under scrutiny from the Philippine SEA Games delegation. Photo from SEA Games website