6th ASEAN Schools Games - updates

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PH thumps Thailand, to win boys' basketball gold

Dec 06, 2014 - 1:59 PM

San Beda s Joshua Caracut explodes for 36 points as the Philippines defeats Thailand to win the boys basketball gold at the 6th ASEAN Schools Games

SHOOT THE LIGHTS OUT. Philippine national team standout Joshua Andrei Caracut (14) delivered clutch 3-point bombs over his Thai counterparts. Photo by Ferdin Sanchez/ Rappler

Underdog Indonesia take spotlight from Thailand in women's volleyball

Dec 06, 2014 - 1:40 PM

Head Panther Nandita Ayu Salsabila displays leadership ability as she leads her pack to victory

FORTIFIED DEFENSES. Twin towers Putri Andya Agustina and Legisya Nuari Asyiah provide a wall-like block against Thai powerhouse Arisa Promnok’s attack. Photo by Kaye Labastida/ Rappler

Malaysia finishes on top as 6th ASEAN Schools Games close

Dec 05, 2014 - 10:42 PM

Team Malaysia tops the medal tally with 41 gold medals 34 silvers and 30 bronzes

ONE ASEAN. Athletes march inside the volleyball court of the Marikina Sports Center before the closing ceremonies of the 6th ASEAN Schools Games begin. All photos by David Lozada/ Rappler

Thais capture gold, PH settles for 3rd in women's basketball

Dec 05, 2014 - 4:08 PM

The Thai victory did not come as a surprise to spectators following lopsided wins in their previous matches which earned them a spotless win loss record

FINDING A NEW ROLE. Philippine team captain Maria Patricia Reyes looks to pass to her teammate Ria Nabalan as she seeks to unearth other ways to contribute to the team after a woeful shooting percentage. Photo by Ferdin Sanchez/ Rappler

PH tennis boys withdraw, Indonesia seizes control

Dec 05, 2014 - 3:00 PM

Having been dubbed potential medal contenders the absence of key players in the Philippine team shatters the hopes of a podium finish in men’s tennis

MISSING IN ACTION. The diminutive duo of Rolly Saga and Jelendro Amazona, who delivered outstanding performances for the Philippines, unexpectedly begged off from the competition due to other commitments. Photo by Ferdin Sanchez/ Rappler

PH routs Indonesia, 109-46, in boys' basketball

Dec 05, 2014 - 5:05 AM

Joshua Caracut registers 17 points for the Philippines while his teammates provided a tough back up offense as JR Gumtang scored 16 point

WILL AND DETERMINATION. Germy Mahinay of the Philippines displays supremacy in the hard court against Indonesian’s towering defense. Photo by Elizabeth E. Catibog/ Rappler

PH wins 3 golds, 1 silver in wushu

Dec 05, 2014 - 4:54 AM

Four Filipino young athletes top different categories of wushu the sports event added by the Philippines in 6th ASEAN Schools Games

FIRST PLACE. Wushu player Agatha Chrystenzen Wong stands proud as she bags gold medal in women's group A Taijiquan & Taijijian all around in the Wushu event. Photo by Anthony Garcia/ Rappler

Mining for gold: Benguet-based wushu athlete tops demos

Dec 03, 2014 - 8:15 PM

Alieson Ken Omengan scores a combined 17 86 points in the Nan Quan and Nan Gun demonstrations of wushu

Alieson Omengan Photo by Adrian Portugal/ Rappler

PH bags second #ASG2014 gold medal in javelin

Dec 03, 2014 - 4:29 PM

Joshua Patalud wins gold after scoring a 59 45 meter throw topping Malaysia’s Jali Bin Omar 54 79 meters and Indonesia’s Chun Soon Kon 53 78 meters

NATIONAL PRIDE. Javelin thrower Joshua Patalud sings the national anthem after he was awarded a gold medal in athletics. Photo by Patriz Tondoc/ Rappler

Wushu builds PH athlete's character

Dec 03, 2014 - 3:46 PM

Young athlete Leslie Romero learns to set goals at an early age through Wushu

Leslie Romero practices her Wushu routine. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Yolanda survivor wins medals in #ASG2014 athletics

Dec 03, 2014 - 2:09 PM

I told myself that I won’t let my dreams be washed away by the tides the storm brought says silver medalist Karen Janario

PH PRIDE. Karen Janario (2nd place) salutes the Philippine flag in the awarding ceremony of athletics in the 6th ASEAN Schools Games. All photos by Patriz Tondoc/ Rappler

PH stuns Singapore in boys' basketball

Dec 03, 2014 - 12:53 AM

With a more solid lineup the Filipinos overwhelm the Singaporeans behind the outstanding play of Joshua Caraciit who scored 20 points

FOR THREE? Joshua Caraciit (blue) from the Philippines looks to score a trey over Thai defender Han Jun Seo (white).

MY tigers rip SG lions in women's basketball

Dec 02, 2014 - 11:23 PM

Tigress point guard Tai Chia Quian led her team with a team high 18 points and made plays for her team by recording 9 assists

TWIN TOWERS. The Malaysia Red Tigers defend their court against the attacking Singapore White Lions. Photo by Erlina Teague/ Rappler

PH trounces Thailand in ladies badminton

Dec 02, 2014 - 11:10 PM

Thea Marie Pomar unfolds 11 powerful smashes to highlight her game long exploits

GO THE DISTANCE. Thea Marie Pomar looks to score one over Lerthiran Panita as she strides to receive the shot flung by the Thailand team. Photo by Jonnafe Tanalgo/ Rappler

Indonesians tower over locals in boys volleyball

Dec 02, 2014 - 5:41 PM

A towering Indonesian side overwhelms the Filipino team who also lost a player to injury

HEIGHT IS MIGHT. The lofty Indonesian side looks to take advantage of their height in their ASG men’s volleyball encounter against the inexperienced Filipino spikers. Photo by Ferdin Sanchez/ Rappler

PH men's tennis team bounces back, clobbers Singapore

Dec 02, 2014 - 5:35 PM

No stranger to rising from the doldrums are the PH Men s tennis team bouncing back from a close loss to Thailand by dominating Singapore

SEIZING THE OPPORTUNITY. Debutant Eilidia Arevalo of the Philippine Men’s Tennis team starts his ASG campaign on a high note after defeating Timothy Kai of Singapore in their singles 3 match. Photo by Ferdin Sanchez/ Rappler

Malaysia dumps PH in women's volleyball

Dec 02, 2014 - 10:11 AM

Malaysia s Cherise Ang Faith En provides the tough spark the team needed finishing the battle with 9 huge hits

JOSTLING FOR CONSISTENCY. The Philippine Women’s Volleyball team huddles up during their elimination round match against Malaysia in the 6th ASEAN Schools Games. Photo by Jonnafe Tanalgo/ Rappler

PH team bows to Thais in men's tennis

Dec 01, 2014 - 11:25 PM

Despite successfully mounting an improbable comeback the Philippines men’s tennis team fails to notch its first victory in the 6th ASEAN Schools Games

SERVING FOR GLORY. Noel Damian Jr. of the Philippine Tennis team looks to smash his way out of a big hole in his encounter against the agile Jirat Navasirisomboon of Thailand. Photo by Ferdin Sanchez/ Rappler

Malaysian long jumper captures gold

Dec 01, 2014 - 9:04 PM

Noor Skahidatum Nada Binti seizes the gold medal in the long jump category of athletics with a 5 67 meter barge

Rappler file photo of the Malaysian delegation in the 6th ASEAN Schools Games.

Singapore volleyball boys 'inspired' by warm PH welcome

Dec 01, 2014 - 8:25 PM

More than their loss against Thailand the Singapore team says they are happy for the support they got from the audience composed mostly of students

DEFENSE. The Singapore volleyball boys team play their defense against the offense-heavy Thai team. All photos by David Lozada

5 kilos of determination: Pacheco bags gold in shot put

Dec 01, 2014 - 7:00 PM

A wrist injury doesn t stop 17 year old Bryan Pacheco from brining pride and honor to the Philippines in the 6th ASEAN Schools Games

THE GOLDEN THROW. With one fluid motion, Brian Pacheco explodes from the ground to throw the 5-kilo shot put ball for the win. Photo by Erlinda Cadenas-Teague/ Rappler

How sepak takraw brings hope to an Iloilo athlete

Dec 01, 2014 - 3:25 PM

If in Metro Manila every street corner has a basketball court in the provinces it’s a sepak takraw court says the coach of the Philippine team

KICK OFF. John Tokong (R) sets the rattan ball for his teammate Dexter Penuela in the 2nd set of the sepak takraw match against Brunei. Photo by David Lozada

VLOG: 6th ASEAN Schools Games kicks off

Nov 30, 2014 - 10:37 PM

This is the first time the Philippines hosts the international sports event which will run from December 1 to 5