SEA Games - updates

Rappler's latest stories on SEA Games

ARTICLE FINDER

Philippine Swimming Inc warns member teams of 'other group'

Jan 14, 2019 - 8:02 AM

Only the FINA-recognized swimming body of the Philippines can conduct national tryouts for the 2019 Southeast Asian Games

Photo from Shutterstock.

LOOK: Netizens slam official SEA Games mascot 'Pami'

Jan 09, 2019 - 8:40 PM

As was the case with the SEA Games logo, netizens did not waste time ridiculing the 'smiling sponge ball-type figure'

Expect packed UAAP Season 82 as PH hosts 2019 SEA Games

Jan 06, 2019 - 5:23 PM

Season 82 host Ateneo plans to compress the UAAP basketball schedule as league athletes also gear up for the regional meet

THREE-PEAT? The Ateneo Blue Eagles' mission for a three-peat championship adjusts to the 2019 SEA Games schedule. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

2019 SEA Games: Rizal Memorial Stadium renovations in full swing

Jan 03, 2019 - 8:49 PM

Individual seats and a roof over the spectators' area are some of the improvements expected from the renovation of the Rizal Memorial Stadium

UNDERWAY. The Rizal Memorial Football Stadium is undergoing renovation to conform to the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) standards. Photo from Wikipedia

10 striking sports moments on social media in 2018

Dec 26, 2018 - 7:02 PM

From the shocking 'basketbrawl' to the inclusion of esports as a medal event in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games, here's a roundup of the most interacted sports events on Rappler's social media accounts this year

5 games shortlisted for SEA Games 2019's esport events

Dec 22, 2018 - 1:02 PM

SEA Games 2019 marks the first time for esports to be an official medal event. Prior, esports were a demonstration event at the 2018 Asian Games.

ARENA OF VALOR. Garena's mobile multiplayer online battle arena title 'Arena of Valor' boasts over 200 million players worldwide, making it among the biggest games in the world. Photo from Garena


PH Wushu 'pressured' to deliver in 2019 SEA Games

Dec 11, 2018 - 6:58 PM

The Philippine Wushu team knows that there are expectations for them to win as the host country of the 2019 SEA Games

EXPECTATIONS. The Philippine Wushu team turns their focus to the 2019 Southeast Asian Games that will be hosted in Manila. Photo from release

Drilon questions inclusion of P7.5-B SEA Games budget in DFA

Dec 06, 2018 - 8:50 PM

It was former foreign secretary Alan Peter Cayetano who requested it, but Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon points out that sports development is not a task for the Department of Foreign Affairs

Senator Franklin Drilon at the senate hearing on the budget of the Department of Foreign Affairs. Photo by Angie de Silva

PH begins countdown to hosting SEA Games 2019

Nov 30, 2018 - 11:07 PM

The Philippines has less than 365 days to go until it hosts the biggest Southeast Asian Games in history

GRAND CELEBRATION. Philippines is hosting the 30th Southeast Asian Games in 2019. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

LOOK: SEA Games 2019 logo stands tall at Bayanihan Park

Nov 30, 2018 - 8:47 PM

The Philippine SEA Games Organizing Committee sticks to the ring-like logo for the 30th edition of the biennial regional meet

IT'S OFFICIAL. The 11 rings of the SEA Games 2019 logo represent the member countries of the biennial regional meet. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Duterte names Lucas Bersamin Chief Justice | Evening wRap

Nov 28, 2018 - 10:05 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Margie de Leon

Esports now a medal event at 2019 SEA Games

Nov 28, 2018 - 1:54 PM

It’s the first time for esports to be a medal event in sporting events under the International Olympic Committee

MEDAL SPORT. David Tse, global esports director from gaming computer and accessory maker, Razer, announces that esports will be a medal event at 2019 SEA Games. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


SEA GAMES 2019: Skateboarding, windsurfing among 56 approved sports

Nov 26, 2018 - 6:25 PM

The Southeast Asian Games Federation Council adds 26 more sports to the initially approved list

SKATE QUEEN. Margielyn Didal is slated to debut in the 2019 SEA Games in the recently added skateboarding event. Photo courtesy of Philippine Sports Commission

SEA Games: New Clark City Sports Complex to rise in 9 months

Nov 23, 2018 - 6:18 PM

The new sports complex will become the country’s first world-class facility in over 80 years

EXCITEMENT. Athletes and officials pose in the Athletics Stadium that is still under construction. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

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

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 18, 2018

May 18, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Friday

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

Must-watch videos from this week

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