Philippine team SEA Games 2019 - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Philippine team SEA Games 2019


Maraño praises Valdez for playing through stomach pains

Dec 08, 2019 - 8:43 AM

The Philippine women’s volleyball team rallies together to get its offense going as Alyssa Valdez sits out

GUTSY. Aby Maraño and the Filipina spikers put up a fight despite the odds. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Chezka Centeno outshines Rubilen Amit for SEA Games 10-ball gold

Dec 08, 2019 - 12:35 AM

Pool stars Chezka Centeno and Rubilen Amit secure another 1-2 finish in the women’s 10-ball tournament

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Gold rush in SEA Games taekwondo as PH rakes in 4 golds, 4 silvers

Dec 07, 2019 - 10:02 PM

The poomsae team fuels the Philippines' gold factory, winning at least a silver in each of the 8 categories on the first day of competition

GOLD AFTER GOLD. Rodolfo Reyes Jr wins back-to-back gold medals in the two events he participated in. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Indonesia rallies past PH in women’s volleyball bronze preview match

Dec 07, 2019 - 8:22 PM

The Philippine women's volleyball team remains winless after bowing to Indonesia in a match serving as preview to their bronze medal duel

Filipina spiker Majoy Baron gets all fired up after scoring a point against the Indonesians. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

EJ Obiena seizes golden SEA Games pole vault record

Dec 07, 2019 - 7:13 PM

Philippine athletics star EJ Obiena completes a comeback from injury with a record-breaking leap for his first SEA Games gold

ON A HIGH. Pole vault star EJ Obiena breaks yet another record. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Patrombon, Alcantara nip compatriots for lone SEA Games tennis gold

Dec 07, 2019 - 6:44 PM

Francis Alcantara and Jeson Patrombon come from behind to beat Treat Huey and Ruben Gonzales in the all-Filipino men's double finals

GOLDEN DUO. Jeson Patrombon and Francis Alcantara both win their first SEA Games gold medals. Photo by Lisa Marie P. David/Rappler

Sprinter Kristina Knott smashes SEA Games record twice in one day

Dec 07, 2019 - 6:25 PM

Just hours after resetting the Southeast Asian Games 200m record, Kristina Knott does it again and even picks up a gold for the Philippines this time

DOMINANT. Kristina Knott (center) emerges as the SEA Games’ latest sensation. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

'Heart of gold': Pinoy SEA Games surfer lauded for saving competitor from drowning

Dec 07, 2019 - 5:48 PM

Social media users praise Filipino surfer Roger Casugay for his priceless act of heroism in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games

FROM FOES TO FRIENDS. Indonesian Arip Nurhidayat (left) finds a savior in Filipino rival Roger Casugay (center) during the SEA Games surfing competition.

LIVE UPDATES: Philippines vs Myanmar - SEA Games 2019 basketball

Dec 07, 2019 - 3:16 PM

Gilas Pilipinas eyes a sweep of the preliminary round against Myanmar on Saturday, December 7 at the Mall of Asia Arena

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Didal glides to second SEA Games skateboarding gold

Dec 07, 2019 - 2:45 PM

Skateboarding star Margielyn Didal and fellow Philippine bet Christiana Means pull off another 1-2 finish in the women's skateboarding street event

SKATER GIRLS. Margielyn Didal (right) and Christiana Means deliver yet again for Philippine skateboarding. Photo by Mark R. Cristino/EPA

New blood: Kristina Knott shatters PH, SEA Games records

Dec 07, 2019 - 1:54 PM

Kristina Knott breaks the eight-month record of Zion Corrales-Nelson, the Fil-Canadian who was the first to smash Lydia de Vega's 33-year-old mark

SEA GAMES DEBUT. Kristina Knott aims to bring home gold medals in her debut in the Southeast Asian Games. Photo from release

HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Indonesia – SEA Games 2019 women's volleyball

Dec 07, 2019 - 12:31 PM

The Philippine women's volleyball team hopes to break through the win column against Indonesia in a preview of their bronze medal match

Gymnastics chief rues missed chance of 'distracted' Carlos Yulo

Dec 07, 2019 - 11:38 AM

After Carlos Yulo collected 2 golds and 5 silvers, Philippine gymnastics president Cynthia Carrion thinks her top ward could have completed a golden sweep

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PH fencing teams add two SEA Games bronzes

Dec 06, 2019 - 10:58 PM

For the first time in 4 days of the 2019 SEA Games fencing tournament, the Philippines falls short of reaching the championship round

TWO IN A ROW. Samantha Catantan (left) wins her second 2019 SEA Games bronze medal. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Apologetic cycling champ Jermyn Prado rides to gold-silver finishes

Dec 06, 2019 - 6:07 PM

Quezon native Jermyn Prado picks up gold and silver medals in the 2019 SEA Games women's cycling road events

WINNING RIDE. Filipino cyclist Jermyn Prado lands on the podium twice in two days. Photo by Leigh Nald Cabildo/Rappler

Mariya Takahashi defends SEA Games 2019 judo gold

Dec 06, 2019 - 4:44 PM

Teen judoka Mariya Takahashi rallies back to clinch back-to-back SEA Games gold medals

TITLE DEFENSE. Mariya Takahashi wins the gold medal in women's 70kg judo event of the 30th SEA Games at the Laus event center in Pampanga on December 6, 2019. Rappler screengrab

Abahan, Guarte cap PH sweep of SEA Games obstacle course racing

Dec 06, 2019 - 4:22 PM

Sandi Abahan and Mervin Guarte rule the 5k x 20 obstacle category as the Philippines captures all 6 gold medals in the inaugural sport

FASTEST. Sandi Abahan adds another gold medal to the Philippines haul in the 2019 SEA Games. Photo by Mary Grace dela Cerna/Rappler

Bianca Pagdanganan captures first SEA Games 2019 golf gold

Dec 06, 2019 - 3:53 PM

Asian Games bronze medalist Bianca Pagdanganan leads the Philippine golf team to its first gold in the 2019 SEA Games

FIRST GOLD. A strong second-round performance proves to be the difference for Bianca Pagdanganan. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Indonesia – SEA Games 2019 men's volleyball

Dec 06, 2019 - 1:21 PM

The Philippines men's volleyball team puts its dominant run to a test as it faces another unbeaten squad in Indonesia

PH beach volleyball teams snag SEA Games 2019 bronze

Dec 06, 2019 - 11:50 AM

(UPDATED) The winning tandems of Sisi Rondina-Bernadeth Pons and Dzi Gervacio-Dij Rodriguez power the Philippines to the beach volleyball podium

Pinoy cue masters still on a roll

Dec 06, 2019 - 10:28 AM

The country's pool stars stay in the medal hunt of the 2019 SEA Games billiards and snooker competitions

FOCUSED. Rubilen Amit prepares a shot in 10-ball pool action. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Christine Hallasgo upsets marathon queen Tabal for SEA Games gold

Dec 06, 2019 - 9:22 AM

Bukidnon bet Christine Hallasgo spoils Mary Joy Tabal's back-to-back golden bid in SEA Games marathon

NEW QUEEN. Christine Hallasgo captures her first SEA Games gold. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

PH swimming relay salvages bronze as Luke Gebbie shatters record

Dec 06, 2019 - 8:00 AM

The women’s 4x200m freestyle team caps Day 2 of the 2019 SEA Games swimming action with a bronze

LONE BRONZE. The Philippine women's 4x200m freestyle relay team ends day 2 on a positive note. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

PH boxers Suarez, Ladon advance as Marvin absorbs shock loss

Dec 05, 2019 - 11:24 PM

Charly Suarez and Rogen Ladon score convincing wins, but Fil-Brit standout John Marvin fails to make it a perfect night for Filipino boxers

Filipino boxer Marvin John Nobel loses to Truong Dinh Hoang of Vietnam in the men's light heavyweight boxing of the 30th SEA Games on December 5, 2019 at the PICC Forum. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Vietnam - SEA Games 2019 basketball

Dec 05, 2019 - 9:58 PM

Gilas Pilipinas guns for its second straight victory against Vietnam on Friday, December 6, at the Mall of Asia Arena

Gilas Women open SEA Games gold hunt with win over Indonesia

Dec 05, 2019 - 8:39 PM

The Philippines rallies from a seven-point deficit to trip Indonesia at the start of 2019 SEA Games women's basketball action

MAJOR CONTRIBUTOR. Kelli Hayes breaches double figures in scoring for Gilas Pilipinas Women. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Philippines goes down swinging in Thailand sweep loss

Dec 05, 2019 - 8:22 PM

Feeding off captain Aby Maraño’s fire, the Philippines comes out fighting before bowing to 11-time SEA Games women's volleyball champion Thailand

FIGHTING FORM. Philippine volleyball star Alyssa Valdez attacks the defense of powerhouse Thailand. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Kiyomi Watanabe rolls to golden SEA Games 4-peat

Dec 05, 2019 - 6:57 PM

Philippine Olympic hopeful Kiyomi Watanabe continues to reign supreme in SEA Games judo

4-PEAT. Kiyomi Watanabe cruises to her fourth-straight SEA Games gold. File photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Jylyn Nicanor nails PH's first SEA Games fencing gold

Dec 05, 2019 - 6:08 PM

After 2 silver and 3 bronze medals, the Philippines breaks through as Jylyn Nicanor rules the women's individual sabre

MAIDEN. Jylyn Nicanor celebrates with her teammates after delivering the breakthrough gold medal for the Philippines in fencing. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ledermann completes PH sweep in SEA Games skateboarding

Dec 05, 2019 - 5:38 PM

Daniel Ledermann picks up the Philippines' second skateboarding gold after ruling the men's Game of S.K.A.T.E. event

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Margielyn Didal romps to first SEA Games skateboarding gold

Dec 05, 2019 - 5:00 PM

The Philippines scores a 1-2 finish as Asian champion Margielyn Didal edges fellow Filipina skateboarder Christiana Means in the skateboarding finals

PINAYS RULE. Gold winner Margielyn Didal (center) and Christiana Means (left) complete a dominant run for the Philippines. Photo by Alvin Brian Go/Rappler

Former gymnast strikes SEA Games gold in obstacle course racing

Dec 05, 2019 - 2:08 PM

Kaizen dela Serna, a former member of the Philippine gymnastics team, finds success in obstacle course racing

CHAMP. Kaizen dela Serna is part of the Philippines' 4 gold-medal haul in SEA Games obstacle course racing. Photo from Instagram/@delasernakaizen

James Deiparine credits Filipino crowd for record-breaking swim

Dec 05, 2019 - 1:43 PM

'I could really hear the crowd really, really loud. I knew that I was out fast,' Fil-Am swimmer James Deiparine says of his 2019 SEA Games golden performance

GOLDEN BOY. James Deiparine tops the men's 100m breaststroke in the 2019 SEA Games. Photo by Wakil Kohsar/AFP

HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Thailand – SEA Games 2019 women's volleyball

Dec 05, 2019 - 12:11 PM

The Filipina spikers brace for a tough showdown against Thailand, Southeast Asia’s undisputed best in women’s volleyball

Female pugilists shine in SEA Games boxing opener

Dec 05, 2019 - 11:35 AM

The women take centerstage as the Philippine boxers put their speed and power into good use

DOMINANT. Philippine bet Irish Magno (right) overpowers Singapore’s Leona Hui Xin Yee in the women’s flyweight quarterfinals. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Efren 'Bata' Reyes pulls off effortless win; PH teams yield in semis

Dec 05, 2019 - 10:37 AM

The legendary Efren 'Bata' Reyes shows yet again why he's one of the greatest athletes to ever wield a cue stick

COMPOSED. Efren 'Bata' Reyes says he doesn't feel nervous playing carom billiards. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Fencers Abella, Perez add to PH SEA Games medal haul

Dec 05, 2019 - 10:02 AM

The Philippines, though, has yet to win a fencing gold medal after two days of competition

FALLING SHORT. Haniel Abella falls short to her Singaporean foe and settles for silver in the women's individual epee. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

PH nabs bronze as Thailand rules SEA Games duathlon mixed relay

Dec 05, 2019 - 9:31 AM

Led by Asian champion Monica Torres, the Philippines settles for bronze in the arduous run-bike-run relay in Subic

ASIAN QUEEN. Monica Torres delivers two duathlon medals for the Philippines. Photo by Marga Deona/Rappler

PH muay thai cops SEA Games gold in men's waikru mai

Dec 05, 2019 - 9:27 AM

Filipino bets Jaerome Calica and Joemar Gallaza dominate the ceremonial Thai dance as female counterparts Iredin Lipatan and Rusha Mae Bayacsan secure a silver

GOLDEN PERFORMANCE. The muay thai team delivers a gold for the Philippines. Photo by Marga Deona/Rappler

PH swimmers smash national records in SEA Games opening romp

Dec 05, 2019 - 3:33 AM

National record holders James Deiparine, Remedy Rule and Jasmine Alkhaldi eclipse their own swimming marks during the Philippines' stellar SEA Games start

POSITIVE NOTE. Remedy Rule sets the Philippine record in women's 200m butterfly. Rappler screenshot

Carlos Yulo seals SEA Games stint with back-to-back silvers

Dec 04, 2019 - 10:57 PM

Gymnastics star Carlos Yulo wraps up his 2019 SEA Games campaign with 2 golds and 5 silvers

SOLID. Carlos Yulo picks up a medal in all 7 gymnastics events. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

Azkals drub Timor-Leste, but Cambodia dashes PH’s semis hope

Dec 04, 2019 - 8:36 PM

The Philippine men’s under-22 football team closes out the elimination round with a dominant win over Timor-Lester but still falls short of its semifinal bid

END OF THE ROAD. Stephan Schrock (right) and the Philippine Azkals wrap up their SEA Games campaign. Photo by Mark R. Cristino/EPA

PH swimmer James Deiparine shatters 10-year SEA Games record

Dec 04, 2019 - 7:42 PM

James Deiparine makes history right on the first day of swimming action in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games

Photo by Mark R. Cristino/EPA-EFE

Didal, Means lock in all-Filipino skateboarding finals

Dec 04, 2019 - 6:25 PM

Margielyn Didal and Christiana Means assure a 1-2 finish for the Philippines in the Women’s Game of SKATE in the 2019 SEA Games skateboarding action

Skateboarding, December 4, 2019. Photo by Leign Nald Cabildo/Rappler

Carlos Yulo settles for third SEA Games silver

Dec 04, 2019 - 5:04 PM

After starting his Southeast Asian Games campaign with back-to-back golds, Carlos Yulo picks up his third silver medal in the gymnastics vault event

RUNNER-UP. Philippine bet Carlos Yulo finishes second behind Thailand in the vault event. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Seeking first SEA Games gold, Efren 'Bata' Reyes plays in unique pool event

Dec 04, 2019 - 2:30 PM

Arguably the greatest pool player of all time, Efren 'Bata' Reyes aims to add that elusive SEA Games gold medal to his collection

SWAN SONG. Efren ‘Bata’ Reyes represents the Philippines in what could be his last SEA Games. File photo by Sajjad Hussain/AFP

Pascua sets world record in PH obstacle course conquest

Dec 04, 2019 - 1:41 PM

Kevin Pascua banners the Philippine team's four-gold sweep in the SEA Games debut of the obstacle course race

GOLDEN BOY. Kevin Pascua (center) makes history with an inaugural SEA Games gold and world record in the 2019 SEA Games. Photo from Paolo Pascua's Facebook

Azkals look to end group stages on triumphant note

Dec 04, 2019 - 11:31 AM

Their medal hopes hang by a string but the Philippine Azkals vow to stay in contention in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games

TALL ORDER. Stephan Schrock and the Azkals seek a dominant win over Timor-Leste to keep their semifinals hopes alive. Photo by Mark R. Cristino/EPA-EFE

Pinoy pool masters off to impressive SEA Games start

Dec 04, 2019 - 10:40 AM

Former world champions and top pool prospects get the Philippines' campaign rolling in the billiards and snooker tournaments

Philippines team Basil Al Shajjar prepares to take a shot during the Men's double Snooker at 30th Southeast Asia Games in Manila on December 03, 2019. Photo by: Lito Borra/Rappler

WATCH: Margielyn Didal pumped for SEA Games 2019 skateboarding show

Dec 04, 2019 - 9:16 AM

Spunky skateboarder Margielyn Didal goes all out to impress her countrymen in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games