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PH boxing targets 20 events in 2019 SEA Games

Sep 19, 2018 - 10:45 AM

This may be the first time the Southeast Asian Games will include junior events in the boxing tournament

20 EVENTS. 20 gold medals are set to be up for grabs in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games boxing tournament. Photo courtesy of Asian Games PH media pool

Marestella Torres Sunang seeks redemption in SEA Games swan song

Sep 03, 2018 - 7:05 PM

The Filipina long jumper aims to retire with a gold medal in front of the home crowd

FINAL LEAP. Marestella Torres-Sunang is set to retire in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games.  Photo by Asian Games medial pool

Eric Cray: 'Worst race in my career'

Aug 31, 2018 - 11:57 AM

The Philippine hurdles king has been juggling training and a full-time job in Texas

RACE TO THE TOP. Eric Cray starts anew with his goal to back on top his game. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Isulan attack, NAIA, SEA games logo | Midday wRap

Aug 30, 2018 - 1:16 PM

Watch Rappler’s Midday newscast with Chito dela Vega

Cayetano defends SEA Games logo as 'work in progress'

Aug 29, 2018 - 10:47 PM

'In one sense it worked by gaining interest,' says Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano, organizing committee chair of the 30th SEA Games

SEA GAMES. Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano, organizing committee chair of the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, says the logo for the event is a 'work in progress.' Cayetano photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

PH wushu star Parantac puts retirement on hold

Aug 22, 2018 - 7:23 PM

Daniel Parantac plans to retire from international duty after the 2019 SEA Games in Manila

LAST PUSH. Daniel Parantac will not quit until the 2019 SEA Games that will be hosted in the Philippines. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Duterte dispels coma rumors, NAIA flights, SEA Games logo | Midday wRap

Aug 21, 2018 - 1:54 PM

Watch Rappler’s midday newscast with Jee Geronimo

Philippine eagle shines as netizens redesign 2019 SEA Games logo

Aug 21, 2018 - 1:30 PM

(UPDATED) Check out these alternatives that Filipinos came up with, after the government's design drew flak

LOOK: Netizens poke fun at 30th SEA Games logo

Aug 20, 2018 - 6:43 PM

After drawing flak online, the organizers claim that a final version of the SEA Games logo will be released in November

RIDICULE. The proposed logo for the Philippine hosting of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games has been the subject of ridicule since it came out.


Brunei royalties confirm SEA Games polo participation

Jul 22, 2018 - 11:00 PM

Expect polo matches in next year’s SEA Games to get a fair share of attention as Brunei royalties and other scions showcase their flair for the sport

ROYALTY. Abdul Mateen Bolkiah (left), the polo-playing prince from Brunei, set off frenzied scenes when he was mobbed by fans in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games in Malaysia, where a group of athletic royals saw action. Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

2019 SEAG preparations go full swing

Jul 08, 2018 - 6:46 PM

The sports complex at the New Clark City will serve as the main hub of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games

OCULAR. Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Cayetano (second from left), the chairman of the Philippine SEA Games Organizing Committee, takes a break during the ocular inspection of the New Clark City construction site in Pampanga. He’s joined by several government and sports officials, including  BCDA chairman Vince Dizon, Amy Eisma, POC president Ricky Vargas, Tarlac Gov. Susan Yap, Rep. Mikee Romero and Rep. Rimpy Bondoc

PH pole vaulter EJ Obiena betters SEA Games record twice in Europe

Jun 18, 2018 - 4:31 PM

The national team mainstay is working on making it to the 2018 Asian Games podium

RETURN. EJ Obiena is back to grinding it out after almost a year of recovering from the ACL injury. Photo from Facebook (Ernest Obiena)

Milo Marathon champions to represent PH in 2019 SEA Games

Jun 07, 2018 - 4:02 PM

Laoag hosts the 42nd edition where the winners will get more than just cash rewards

Athletics president Philip Juico gives his full confidence to the Milo winners along with Milo consumer marketing manager Meg Panopio, business executive officer-senior vice president Joey Uy, brand ambassador Solenn Heussaff, business unit manager-vice president Willy de Ocampo, general manager Laurent Boisdton, national finals local race organizer Faivo Bartolome, and national race organizer Andrew Neri. Photo by JR Isaga/Rappler

Ish Polvorosa soars high as rookie public servant-athlete

May 20, 2018 - 12:20 PM

The UAAP 5-time Best Setter dreams of a return stint with the national team even as a new local government leader

BORN LEADER. Ish Polvorosa transitions from his playmaking abilities in the court to building a sports development program for the youth as SK chairman. Photos by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

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May 18, 2018 - 11:00 AM

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PH's 2019 SEA Games hosting may snowball to Asian Games bid

May 17, 2018 - 9:46 PM

The big investment in the regional tournament will pay dividends if the country continues to host prestigious multi-sport events

KICK OFF. The Philippine SEA Games Committee will now take the next step to materialize each of its plans. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

LOOK: Basketball, boxing banner 30 sports initially approved for 2019 SEA Games

May 17, 2018 - 5:45 PM

The SEA Games Federation looks to add more sports upon the recommendation of the 11 participating countries

DYNASTY. With the inclusion of basketball again in the SEA Games, Philippines is out there to nab its 19th men's basketball gold medal. Photo by PSC-POC Media Group

Aside from tourism ads, auditors flag PTV's P157-M spending

May 03, 2018 - 2:22 PM

COA flags P67.179 million in damages not charged to suppliers, P10.456 million in incentives without approval, and a P1.3-million non-existent parking lot project

AUDIT REPORT. State-run television network PTV-4 is flagged by the Commission on Audit for millions worth of spending.

Karen Janairo rules 200m in Singapore Open athletics meet

Apr 13, 2018 - 7:31 PM

Janairo's win gives the Philippines two golds medals here

Elbren Neri claims gold in Singapore Open 800m run

Apr 11, 2018 - 10:09 PM

It was a gold-silver finish for the Philippines in the event as with Marco Vilog came in second to Neri

GOLD IN SINGAPORE. Elbren Neri takes the only gold medal for the Philippines in Day 1 of the Singapore Open athletics meet Wednesday, April 11. From Elbren Neri's Facebook

[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

13 years of decline: PH sports nose-dives under Peping Cojuangco

Feb 19, 2018 - 12:56 PM

As elections for the Philippine Olympic Committee presidency draw near, Cojuangco aims to hold on to a 4th term despite the country's disappointing performances in international competitions

Kisah tiga penyandang disabilitas yang pernah depresi dan mencoba bunuh diri

Dec 29, 2017 - 11:28 AM

Cerita tiga perempuan inspiratif yang tetap mengejar mimpi di tengah keterbatasan

Laura Aurelia Dinda Sekar Devanti, 18 tahun, atlet renang paralympic nasional. Foto oleh Ari Susanto/Rappler

Filipino athletes who made waves on social media in 2017

Dec 24, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Here are some of the most talked about local athletes and sports teams on Rappler's social media accounts for this year

PH improves on ASEAN Para Games finish, exceeds 2015 medal haul

Sep 23, 2017 - 3:42 PM

The Philippines improves from its seventh place finish in 2015, winning 20 golds for fifth place.

MORE THAN A GAME. Prudencia Panaliga, who won gold in the women's 200m race, was one of the athletes who shone brightly at the ASEAN Para Games. Photo by Janneth Tenorio

Bronze medal finish for PH wheelchair basketball in 2017 ASEAN Para Games

Sep 22, 2017 - 5:47 PM

The Philippines edges Myanmar in the battle for third

BRONZE. The Philippine para basketball team earns bronze in Malaysia. File photo by Janneth Tenorio

Cielo Honasan completes sprint treble for PH in 2017 ASEAN Para Games

Sep 21, 2017 - 6:18 PM

Honasan, who ruled both the century dash and 200m run in the previous days, dominated once more in the women’s 400m event.

GONE WITH THE WIND. Cielo Honasan, age 15, finished with a record time of 63.35 seconds en route to her 3rd straight gold. Photo from 9th ASEAN Para Games Manila-Based Secretariat

Adeline Dumapong-Ancheta grabs powerlifting gold in 2017 ASEAN Para Games

Sep 21, 2017 - 3:40 PM

Veteran para athlete Adeline Dumapong-Ancheta picked up another gold for the Philippines as she dominated the women’s over 86-kg powerlifting event in the 2017 ASEAN Para Games

GOLD FINISH. Adeline Dumapong-Ancheta, the first athlete from the Philippines to ever medal at the Paralympics, added another gold to her legacy. Photo from Dumapong-Ancheta's Facebook

Duterte, PSC give cash incentives to SEA Games medalists

Sep 13, 2017 - 9:40 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte also tells the Philippine Sports Commission to look for the next award winning athletes in non traditional places

Mencari cara hidupkan asa olahraga Indonesia

Sep 11, 2017 - 9:48 AM

Pemerintah sejak awal tidak memiliki blue print akan dibawa ke mana olah raga nasional

Cerita Febri Haryadi yang enggan disebut pemain U-22 termahal di Indonesia

Sep 09, 2017 - 11:36 AM

Febri mengaku khawatir julukan itu akan menjadi beban bagi dirinya

PEMAIN TERMAHAL. Pemain Persib Bandung, Febri Haryadi mengaku enggan disebut sebagai pemain termahal di skuat U-22. Foto oleh Yuli Saputra/Rappler

Rappler Talk Sports: Back-to-back SEA Games gold medalist Nikko Huelgas

Sep 07, 2017 - 5:01 PM

Nikko Huelgas shares his journey to becoming a national athlete

Aries Toledo: Nueva Ecija’s SEA Games pride and glory

Sep 04, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Aries Toledo s determined attitude to persevere has led him to stand where he is now in Philippine athletics

LEGEND. SEA Games decathlon Aries Toledo is the first from Nueva Ecija to bring glory to his province in the field of sports. Screenshot from livestream

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, August 28-September 2, 2017

Sep 03, 2017 - 1:17 PM

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After SEAG gold, Eumir Marcial dreams of fighting 'middleweight monster' Golovkin

Sep 02, 2017 - 10:14 PM

Eumir Marcial is dreaming big after winning his second straight gold medal at the Southeast Asian Games

DREAMING BIG. Eumir Marcial is dreaming big after winning his second straight gold medal at the Southeast Asian Games. Photo by POC-PSC media

Ini alasan Kemenpora tidak cairkan uang akomodasi untuk Eki Febri

Sep 01, 2017 - 11:53 PM

Namun Eki Febri membantah tinggal di rumah selama mengikuti pelatnas di Bandung

MENANGIS. Atlet putri Indonesia Eki Febri Ekawati menangis saat menyanyikan lagu Indonesia Raya dalam usai mendapat medali emas nomor tolak peluru putri SEA Games 2017,Jumat, 25 Agustus. Foto oleh Sigid Kurniawan/ANTARA

Ketua Satlak Prima siap dicopot Menpora

Sep 01, 2017 - 6:35 PM

“Enggak boleh malu dong karena kan sudah berjuang Kekalahan itu harus disikapi secara positif Apa yang menyebabkan kita kalah lalu mari kita benahi ke depan ujar Achmad

KETERANGAN. Menpora Imam Nahrawi (tengah) memberikan keterangan kepada media terkait hasil pencapaian Indonesia pada SEA Games 2017 Malaysia di kantor Kemenpora, Jakarta, Kamis, 31 Agustus. Foto oleh Muhammad Adimaja/ANTARA

Rappler Talk Sports: SEA Games boxers John Marvin, Eumir Marcial and Mario Fernandez

Sep 01, 2017 - 6:06 PM

The SEA Games medalists drop by the Rappler office to talk about life in and out of the ring

IN PHOTOS: Filipino athletes in victory and defeat at SEA Games 2017

Sep 01, 2017 - 6:04 PM

The hard reality is that some succeeded while some fell short The underdogs stepped up while some expected winners had a bit of tough luck

WINNER. Samuel Thomas Harper Morrison of the Philippines battles Ardian Prayogo Dinggo of Indonesia in the finals of the men's -74kg taekwondo competition. Morrisson prevailed to win the gold medal. Photo from PSC-POC Media

Carrion on 50-gold SEA Games goal: 'I did that to motivate them'

Sep 01, 2017 - 4:39 PM

The Philippines dipped from 29 gold medals in 2015 to 24 in 2017

FALLING SHORT. Despite the Philippines falling well short of her 50-gold goal, chef de mission Cynthia Carrion says her high bar was well-intentioned. File photo by Alecs Ongcal

Kemenpora: Prestasi atlet di SEA Games melorot karena minimnya anggaran

Aug 31, 2017 - 9:55 PM

Timnas Indonesia hanya mampu meraih 38 medali emas 63 medali perunggu dan 90 medali perunggu di SEA Games Kuala Lumpur

EVALUASI ATLET. Menpora Imam Nahrawi (tengah) memberikan keterangan kepada media terkait hasil pencapaian Indonesia pada SEA Games 2017 Malaysia di kantor Kemenpora, Jakarta, Kamis, 31 Agustus. Foto oleh Muhammad Adimaja/ANTARA

5 hal tentang Mariska Halinda, penyumbang emas SEA Games cabang taekwondo

Aug 31, 2017 - 11:44 AM

Mariska menyumbangkan emas pertama untuk Indonesia dari cabang taekwondo dalam SEA Games 2017

Atlet taekwondo putri Indonesia, Mariska Halinda (tengah), memperlihatkan medali emas yang ia peroleh dalam ajang SEA Games 2017 di Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, pada 29 Agustus 2017. Foto dari Instagram/mariska_halinda

5 hal tentang Wewey Wita, peraih emas SEA Games 2017 cabang pencak silat

Aug 31, 2017 - 11:34 AM

Wewey Wita harus melalui perjuangan untuk SEA Games 2017 karena ia pindah kelas dan bekerja keras untuk menurunkan berat badannya

Pesilat putri Indonesia, Wewey Wita (kiri), menendang pesilat putri Vietnam, Tran Thi Them, dalam final tanding kelas B 50-55 Kg putri pencak silat SEA Games XXIX Kuala Lumpur di Stadion Juara, Bukit Kiara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, pada 29 Agustus 2017. Foto oleh Sigid Kurniawan/Antara

WATCH: SEA Games 2017 comes to a close

Aug 31, 2017 - 9:31 AM

Here s a recap of how the Philippines fared at the 2017 Southeast Asian Games

Dana akomodasi tak kunjung cair, atlet peraih emas SEA Games 'sentil' pemerintah

Aug 31, 2017 - 9:08 AM

Kami seharusnya merasa berterima kasih kepada Eki dan bukannya menentelantarkan

Atlet putri Indonesia Eki Febri Ekawati menangis saat menyanyikan lagu Indonesia Raya dalam usai mendapat medali emas nomor tolak peluru putri SEA Games 2017,Jumat (25/8). FOTO oleh Sigid Kurniawan/ANTARA

Injuries, crammed schedules hurt athletics team at 2017 SEA Games - PATAFA

Aug 31, 2017 - 2:46 AM

Philippine athletics looks to resolve issues from the 2017 SEA Games in preparation for the 2018 Asian Games and 2019 SEA Games

SETBACKS. SEA Games Athletics chief Philip Guijo looks to improve the situation of Philippine Athletics based on problems experienced int he 2017 SEA Games. File photo by PSC-POC Media

Malaysia brushes off judging concerns as SEA Games close

Aug 30, 2017 - 8:18 PM

Despite criticism calling it the worst tournament in SEA Games history Malaysia says none of the other 10 countries have formally complained

HOME COURT DOMINATION. Host country Malaysia ended the Games with more than one-third of the 406 titles handed out. Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

SEA Games: Target emas cabang olahraga vs Realisasinya

Aug 30, 2017 - 8:10 PM

Banyak cabang olahraga yang gagal memenuhi target

LIVE UPDATES: Upacara penutupan SEA Games 2017

Aug 30, 2017 - 7:22 PM

Malaysia menjadi juara umum Indonesia peringkat lima

POC opts for simple turnover in SEA Games closing ceremony

Aug 30, 2017 - 6:15 PM

Cojuangco says the country should save up for the 2019 hosting of the Games instead

SIMPLE TURNOVER. The POC will pass on an elaborate turnover ceremony, which was estimated to cost P8.1 million. Photo by Pornchai Kittiwongsakul/AFP