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Golden golf trio to donate P16.8M Asian Games bonus

Sep 13, 2018 - 12:15 AM

The 2018 Asiad women's golf gold medalists decide to donate their government incentives to the National Golf Association of the Philippines

SUPPORT. The women's golf team gives back to the country not only in their golden performances but also with financial support to the national golf program. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Asian Games medalists get another surprise from Duterte

Sep 12, 2018 - 6:34 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte awards gold and silver medalists with P1 million and P500,000, respectively, on top of previously announced bonuses

New target: Beef up athletics, aquatics for 2019 SEA Games

Sep 10, 2018 - 11:00 PM

After the centerpiece sports failed to produce a medal again in the Asian Games, POC president Ricky Vargas says it shouldn't be the case in next year's SEA Games

2019 COMEBACK. (from left to right) Filipino athletes swimmer Roxanne Yu, hurdler Eric Cray, long jumper Marestella Torres-Sunang and pole vaulter EJ Obiena will better their Asiad performances in the Manila SEA Games. Photos by Adrian Portugal/Rappler and Asian Games media pool (Yu)

Hidilyn Diaz on Olympic gold dreamers: 'The more the merrier'

Sep 07, 2018 - 9:03 AM

Hidilyn Diaz feels happy that Asian skate queen Margielyn Didal is also aiming for an Olympic gold

GIRL POWER. Hidilyn Diaz is happy that Margielyn Didal also shares the same Olympic gold dream as her. Photo by Alvin Brian Go/Rappler

From bullying to budget cuts, wushu star Agatha Wong fights on

Sep 07, 2018 - 3:06 AM

The 2018 Asiad bronze medalist reveals that she overcame many challenges, including bullying and lack of financial support for her sport

Photo from Asian Games media pool

Back to zero: EJ Obiena gears up for pole vault comeback

Sep 06, 2018 - 12:22 PM

After recovering from an ACL injury, the Filipino pole vaulter hopes to find his way back to the top

LONG JOURNEY. EJ Obiena has a long way to go before he gets back on top. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Asian Games gold medalists get additional P1M bonus

Sep 05, 2018 - 5:11 PM

Double gold medalist Yuka Saso is set to receive the biggest cash windfall of P9.33 million in total incentives

GOLDEN GIRLS. Filipino female athletes (clockwise from top left) Yuka Saso of golf, Hidilyn Diaz of weightlifting, the women's golf team, and Margielyn Didal of skateboarding deliver the gold for the Philippines. Photos by Asian Games media pool (golf), Money Sharma/AFP (Diaz), Philippine Sports Commission (Didal) and Asian Games 2018 Twitter (gold medal)

Filipina BMX rider Sienna Fines eyes Olympic dream

Sep 04, 2018 - 1:05 PM

The 19-year-old BMX rookie calls out for support as she bids to qualify to the 2020 Olympics

RISING ROOKIE. Sienna Fines finishes 5th out 10 in her first Asian Games stint. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Olympic clock ticking on boxing's 'cultural change'

Sep 03, 2018 - 3:13 PM

Philippine boxing official Ed Picson hopes that IOC won't carry out its threat to remove boxing from the Olympics

CONTROVERSIAL. Filipino boxer Rogen Ladon loses to Uzbekistan's Jasurbek Latipov via referee stopped contest after getting a cut on the forehead. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Beef, sushi on menu as Japan's Ikee scoops Asian Games MVP

Sep 02, 2018 - 7:44 PM

Teen swimming sensation Rikako Ikee of Japan becomes the first female athlete to win the Asiad Most Valuable Player award

HISTORIC. Japan’s Rikako Ikee highlights her incredible Asian Games campaign with several records, including becoming the first woman to win six golds at a single Games. Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP

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

Jaja, DLSU stars to skip Asian Volleyball Cup

Sep 02, 2018 - 12:07 AM

Just two weeks after the 2018 Asian Games, the Philippine women's volleyball team will see action in another international tournament

NO EXCUSES. The Philippine national women's volleyball team will have to gear up for another major competition just like its other Asian competitors. Photo from Asian Games PH media pool

India's 12-toed Asian Games champion to get special footwear

Sep 01, 2018 - 8:59 PM

A company has offered to provide special footwear for Asiad heptathlon gold winner Swapna Barman

CHAMPION. India’s Swapna Barman bags an athletics gold despite the pain caused by ill-fitting shoes. Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP

Dismayed PH boxing team slams 'atrocious' Asiad shenanigans

Sep 01, 2018 - 6:45 PM

Philippine boxing official Ed Picson says a lot of 'strange things' happened in the 2018 Asian Games boxing competitions

HEAD BUTT. Filipino boxer Rogen Ladon ends up as a wounded silver medalist. Photo from Asian Games media pool

Indonesia to bid for 2032 Olympics

Sep 01, 2018 - 6:03 PM

After a successful staging of the 18th Asian Games, Indonesia believes it can host the world's biggest sporting event

SPECTACULAR. Fireworks explode over the Gelora Bung Karno main stadium during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta. Photo by Arief Bagus/AFP

Rogen Ladon punches in 2nd PH silver

Sep 01, 2018 - 3:23 PM

The Filipino flyweight delivers Philippine boxing’s third medal in the 2018 Asian Games

Photo by Bay Ismoyo/AFP

PH volleyball settles for 8th place in 2018 Asian Games

Sep 01, 2018 - 12:50 PM

The Philippines wraps up its first Asiad volleyball stint in 36 years with an eighth-place finish in the 11-team field

LAST STAND. Kim Fajardo sets up Dindin Santiago-Manabat for a hit during their final classification match against Indonesia. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Guiao: 'I thought we would fail but I was dead wrong'

Sep 01, 2018 - 12:19 AM

The fiery mentor admits that he had thoughts of the hastily-formed national team failing in the 2018 Asian Games

WORTH IT. Coach Yeng was proven wrong by the positive outcome of Gilas Pilipinas' 2018 Asian Games campaign. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Dad Mike confident Jordan Clarkson will return to PH team

Aug 31, 2018 - 11:26 PM

The father of the Filipino-American NBA player says the Philippine team experience feels better than his son's NBA Finals stint with the Cleveland Cavaliers

BRIGHT SPOT. National team coach Yeng Guiao hopes Jordan Clarkson can don the country's colors again. Photo from Asian Games media pool

Duterte on rape, Robredo hits back, Rachelle Ann meets Harry and Meghan | Evening wRap

Aug 31, 2018 - 9:23 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Chay Hofileña

Gilas drubs Syria for 5th place Asiad finish

Aug 31, 2018 - 8:54 PM

The national men's basketball team pens a fairly happy ending to its dramatic Asian Games campaign

WINNING EXIT. Jordan Clarkson and the Philippine basketball team close out their campaign with a victory. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Eumir Marcial claims another boxing bronze

Aug 31, 2018 - 8:36 PM

The two-time SEA Games gold medalist joins compatriot Carlo Paalam as the Philippines’ bronze medal finishers for the day

Carlo Paalam settles for bronze in Asiad light flyweight

Aug 31, 2018 - 7:30 PM

Light flyweight fighter Carlo Paalam bows to his Indian foe in the semifinal of the 2018 Asian Games boxing competition

SPLIT DECISION. Carlo Paalam drops a close fight. Photo from Asian Games media pool

Kazakhs push PH spikers down to battle for 7th

Aug 31, 2018 - 5:37 PM

The Philippine women's volleyball team absorbs a five-set heartbreaker against Kazakhstan in the 2018 Asian Games classification round

HIT. Mylene Paat tries to get one past the Kazakh's defensive wall. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

PH boxer Rogen Ladon advances to gold-medal round

Aug 31, 2018 - 3:30 PM

Filipino flyweight Rogen Ladon overpowers Thailand's Yuttapong Tongdee in the boxing semifinal of the 2018 Asian Games

CONVINCING WIN. Rogen Ladon (right) pulls off a masterful performance over his Thai foe. Photo from Asian Games media pool

Duterte’s choice, Kenya rhinos, Asian Games updates | Midday wRap

Aug 31, 2018 - 1:15 PM

Watch Rappler’s midday newscast with Chito dela Vega

Pinay athletes deliver 70% of PH medal haul

Aug 31, 2018 - 10:29 AM

POC president Ricky Vargas says he's impressed that 12 of the Philippines' 18 medals came from Filipina athletes in the 2018 Asian Games

GOLDEN GIRLS. Philippines' gold medal haul is led by Yuka Saso, the women's golf team, Margielyn Didal and Hidilyn Diaz. Photos by Asian Games media pool (golf), Money Sharma/AFP (Diaz), Philippine Sports Commission (Didal) and Asian Games 2018 Twitter (gold medal)

Gold-medal chase continues for 3 Pinoy boxers

Aug 31, 2018 - 8:27 AM

Assured of a bronze, Philippine boxers Eumir Marcial, Carlo Paalam and Rogen Ladon aim for another medal color

DOMINATING. Philippine boxer Eumir Felix Marcial (left) beats Korea's Kim Jinjea via unanimous decision to march into the middleweight semifinals. Photo from Asian Games media pool

Gilas targets Syria win to cap roller-coaster campaign

Aug 30, 2018 - 9:51 PM

The Philippine men's basketball team shoots for a fifth-place finish in the 2018 Asian Games

FINAL MATCH. Paul Lee and the Philippine men's basketball team aims for a winning exit in the Asiad. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

'We're learning against giants,' says PH volleyball coach

Aug 30, 2018 - 9:11 PM

The Philippine women's volleyball team battles Kazakhstan at the start of the classification round in the 2018 Asian Games

LEARNING EXPERIENCE. It has been a tough Asiad campaign for the Filipina spikers. Photo from Asian Games media pool

Judoka Kiyomi Watanabe cops 1st PH silver

Aug 30, 2018 - 6:34 PM

The Filipino-Japanese bows to the favored Nami Nabekura of Japan in title round of the 2018 Asian Games judo competition

SOLID DEBUT. Kiyomi Watanabe (in blue) delivers a medal right on her first Asian Games stint. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

After Clarkson, skater Margielyn Didal gets flag-bearer honor

Aug 30, 2018 - 2:49 PM

Gold medalist Margielyn Didal will lead the Philippine delegation in the 2018 Asian Games closing ceremonies

SKATER GIRL. Margielyn Didal's incredible Asian Games run has put a spotlight on Philippine skateboarding. Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

Hidilyn Diaz considered retirement before Asiad triumph

Aug 30, 2018 - 1:17 PM

After sacrificing so much, the Filipina weightlifting star almost hung up her spurs after bagging silver in the 2016 Olympics

CHAMP. Hidilyn Diaz is given a hero's welcome by the Philippine Air Force for her gold-winning stint in the 2018 Asian Games. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler


China blitzes PH volleyball team out of medal contention

Aug 29, 2018 - 9:06 PM

The Filipina spikers drop to the classification round of the 2018 Asian Games volleyball tournament

BEST EFFORT. The national spikers gave it their best shot against Olympic champion China. Photo from the Asian Games media pool

Martial law in Mindanao, Xiamen air, Game of Thrones | Evening wRap

Aug 29, 2018 - 8:27 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Ralf Rivas

Margielyn Didal: From street kid to Asian street skate champ

Aug 29, 2018 - 5:52 PM

The daughter of a carpenter and a sidewalk vendor hopes to put a spotlight on skateboarding – that it’s about time to take it seriously

WINDFALL. Cebuana skater Margielyn Arda Didal is set to receive a windfall of incentives worth at least P6 million. Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

Carlo Paalam, Eumir Marcial deliver sure boxing bronze

Aug 29, 2018 - 4:22 PM

After a shaky start to their campaign, the Philippine boxers have secured at least three bronze medals in the 2018 Asian Games

YOUNG WARRIOR. Carlo Paalam (right) upsets former Asian champion Zhussupov Temritas of Kazakhstan in the men's light flyweight. Photo from Asian Games media pool

Margielyn Didal skates to 4th PH gold in 2018 Asian Games

Aug 29, 2018 - 1:30 PM

Another female bet emerges as champion for Team Philippines

COOL CHAMP. Early favorite Margielyn Didal lives up to the hype. Photo Didal's Facebook account


Carpio on ICC withdrawal, diplomatic protests, Asian Games | Midday wRap

Aug 29, 2018 - 12:44 PM

Watch Rappler’s Midday newscast with Margie de Leon

Mission not yet accomplished for toothless Erram

Aug 29, 2018 - 11:28 AM

Even if he has to play minus his front teeth, Poy Erram isn't about to give any excuse as Gilas Pilipinas shoots for a fifth-place finish in the 2018 Asian Games

ALL-OUT. Poy Erram is not giving up until the end of Gilas Pilipinas' Asian Games campaign.

Almohaidib Abad wins 4th pencak bronze in 2018 Asian Games

Aug 29, 2018 - 10:48 AM

Pencak silat picks up the Philippines' 13th bronze medal

TOP THREE. Pencak silat bet Almohaidib Abad lands on the men's singles podium. Photo by Adrian Portugal / Rappler

Standhardinger rues missed medal: 'We all made mistakes'

Aug 29, 2018 - 12:27 AM

The Filipino-German workhorse believes everyone – and not just head coach Yeng Guiao – is responsible for the Philippines slipping to the consolation round

SCORING MACHINE. Christian Standhardinger vents his ire against Japan with a game-high 27 points as the Philippines secures at least a sixth-place finish in the 2018 Asian Games. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler


Rogen Ladon win assures PH boxing at least a bronze

Aug 28, 2018 - 10:41 PM

Olympian Rogen Ladon advances to the men's flyweight semifinal of the 2018 Asian Games

TIGHT BOUT. Filipino boxer Rogen Ladon (right) trade blows with Kazakhstan's Azat Mahmetov in their men's flyweight quarterfinal bout. Photo by Bay Ismoyo/AFP

Winning Asiad finish 'good going away present' for Clarkson

Aug 28, 2018 - 8:45 PM

Out of medal contention, the Philippine men's basketball team shoots for its best ranking in 16 years in the 2018 Asian Games

WINNING WAYS. Jordan Clarkson hopes to wrap up his Philippine stint with back-to-back wins. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

PH spikers clash with Olympic champion China

Aug 28, 2018 - 7:53 PM

The Philippine women's volleyball team faces an extremely tough test against world powerhouse China in their 2018 Asian Games quarterfinal match

MAJOR TEST. The Philippines will face a test tougher than scaling the Great Wall, says coach Shaq delos Santos. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Gilas drubs 8-man Japan, eyes 5th place in 2018 Asian Games

Aug 28, 2018 - 6:36 PM

The Philippine men's basketball team picks up its first win with Filipino-American NBA player Jordan Clarkson

BREAKTHROUGH. Jordan Clarkson didn't let Japan get in his way to score his first triumph with the national team. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

PH dragon boat, bowling teams miss podium

Aug 28, 2018 - 4:17 PM

Despite crashing out, the Philippine dragon boat and bowling bets feel proud of their performance in the 2018 Asian Games

Karateka Junna Tsukii targets Olympic berth

Aug 28, 2018 - 3:45 PM

After a bronze-medal run in the 2018 Asian Games, the Filipino-Japanese hopes to make it to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

KARATEDO STAR. Junna Tsukii brings home the Philippines' 12th bronze medal. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Oldest Asian Games athlete an 85-year-old Filipino

Aug 28, 2018 - 1:46 PM

Filipino-Chinese Kong Te Yang hopes to promote the bridge card game in the Philippines

VETERAN. Kong Te Yang has been playing the bridge card game competitively for 51 years. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler