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SEA Games gold haul cements Cordillera's claim as center for PH combat sports

Dec 14, 2019 - 5:38 PM

Athletes from the Cordilleras collect 18 gold medals in the SEA Games 2019, mostly from combat sports

CULTURAL SHOWCASE. Crisamuel Delfin says it's important for him to honor his tribe's traditional costume. Photo by Wakil Koshar/AFP

POC boosts incentives for SEA Games 2019 medalists

Dec 14, 2019 - 3:00 PM

An individual gold won by a Filipino athlete in the 2019 SEA Games is now worth P750,000

MOST BEMEDALLED. Carlos Yulo is the most bemedalled athlete of the Philippines in the 2019 SEA Games with 2 golds and 5 silvers. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Filipinos smash records at SEA Games 2019

Dec 13, 2019 - 3:55 PM

The stellar performance of Filipino athletes leads to multiple shattered records in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games

Kristina Knott bags the gold for the 200m womens. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Arnis, 3 other sports account for quarter of PH SEA Games gold haul

Dec 12, 2019 - 7:07 PM

Filipino athletes put on a dominant SEA Games show in arnis, dancesport, athletics, and boxing

GOLDEN. Philippine bet Villardo Cunamay (left) captures the gold after overpowering Mengly Yong of Cambodia in the SEA Games arnis men's lightweight finals. Photo by Mark R. Cristino/EPA-EFE

Hidilyn Diaz to Filipinas: 'We can be both strong and beautiful’

Dec 12, 2019 - 12:33 PM

'One thing I learned is that I can be beautiful whenever I compete. We are beautiful in our on ways and as Filipinas, we are also strong,' says weightlifting star Hidilyn Diaz

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

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


Kiefer Ravena dedicates 5th SEA Games gold to World Cup team

Dec 11, 2019 - 8:50 PM

Extending his record for most gold medals won by a Filipino in SEA Games basketball, Kiefer Ravena doesn't count out the chance of winning another one

ALWAYS READY. By just staying ready. Kiefer Ravena works his way to another SEA Games gold medal. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler


Brief encounter: Fighter wins SEA Games gold after underwear row

Dec 11, 2019 - 6:57 PM

Filipino arnisador Crisamuel Delfin admits he considered sacrificing his golden bid than be forced to wear underpants

In this photo taken on December 3, 2019, Philippine's Crisamuel Delfin competes in the non traditional men's open weapon final in the SEA Games (Southeast Asian Games) in Tarlac City, north of Manila. (Photo by WAKIL KOHSAR / AFP)

'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

Carlos Yulo to receive P3.2 million as Duterte gives SEA Games 2019 bonus

Dec 11, 2019 - 11:40 AM

(UPDATED) Gymnastics star Carlos Yulo emerges as the Philippines' most bemedalled athlete in the 2019 SEA Games

BEMEDALLED. Carlos Yulo bags 2 golds and 5 silvers in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

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

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


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

Photo from fiba.basketball


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

Stellar year: UP summa cum laude Jamie Lim relishes SEA Games gold

Dec 10, 2019 - 11:38 AM

Karateka Jamie Lim replicates the SEA Games success her father and PBA legend Samboy Lim enjoyed when he won a gold in the 1983 edition

COMEBACK. Jamie Lim marks her return to karatedo following a four-year hiatus with her first SEA Games gold medal. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler


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

Valdez takes benching in stride as PH drops SEA Games bronze match

Dec 09, 2019 - 11:04 PM

After the Philippine volleyball team's gut-wrenching loss, Alyssa Valdez says 'if it’s not our time, it’s not our time'

PH Women's Volleyball team's Alyssa Valdez in tears after losing to Indonesia in the battle for bronze match, in the 30th SEA Games Women's Volleyball on December 9, 2019. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/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

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

'Sarap maging Pinoy': Netizens ecstatic with historic SEA Games PH men's volleyball win

Dec 09, 2019 - 11:31 AM

The Philippine men's volleyball team finally gets the attention it deserves and we are all here for it

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


Sibling sensation: Altomontes offer double SEA Games gold to mom

Dec 08, 2019 - 9:36 PM

National athletes Francesca and Dino Altomonte pay tribute to their parents after winning two SEA Games golds in two sports

CHAMPS ONLY. Francesca and Dino Altomonte share their winning moment with their mom.

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


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

Surf savior and champ Roger Casogay: 'I’m not a hero'

Dec 08, 2019 - 5:51 PM

His inspiring story may have gone viral but surfer Roger Casogay still downplays his heroism

PROUD PARTNER. Roger Casugay gets a kiss from Dutch girlfriend Lisa Verweij. Photo by Mau Victa/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

Hero surfer Casogay beats Indonesian he saved before golden ride

Dec 08, 2019 - 2:14 PM

Filipino surfer Roger Casogay bags the gold medal in the longboard event against compatriot Rogelio Esquivel

Sea Games Surfing Finals, in San Juan, La Union... Philippines Roger Casugay of Siargao rescued his Indonesian rival Arit Nurhidayat two days ago in their longboard heat. They resumed their battle and Casugay won. He now fights Filipino JayR Esquivel in the finals. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Skater Means relishes PH team debut: 'It is my dream'

Dec 08, 2019 - 1:01 PM

Rising Fil-Am skateboarder Christiana Means proves to be as entertaining as she’s good

Filipino skateboarder Christiana Means gets the silver medal in the women's street skateboarding event of the 30th SEA Games at the Tagaytay Extreme Sports Complex on December 7, 2019. Photo by Mary Grace dela Cerna/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