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PH to take advantage of reduced 2019 SEA Games volleyball tourney

Oct 15, 2019 - 2:18 PM

The 2019 SEA Games women's volleyball tournament will adopt a single round-robin format as only 5 countries have confirmed their participation

MEDAL DROUGHT. The Philippine women's volleyball team hopes to end its 14-year SEA Games medal drought. File photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Standhardinger still shows up for Gilas Pilipinas practice despite trade

Oct 14, 2019 - 10:01 PM

National team coach Tim Cone says he is 'proud' of Christian Standhardinger for not using his trade from San Miguel to NorthPort as an excuse to skip practice

DETERMINED. Christian Standhardinger shows his dedication to Gilas Pilipinas. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler


Valdez: SEA Games-bound Eya Laure 'not a rookie' on court

Oct 10, 2019 - 5:56 PM

Alyssa Valdez says Eya Laure serves as an inspiration to the Philippine women's volleyball team

SUPER ROOKIE. Only 20 years old, Eya Laure provides a different kind of energy in a veteran-dominated national team. File photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Valdez, Laure lead 2019 SEA Games PH women's volleyball lineup

Oct 09, 2019 - 8:53 PM

Alyssa Valdez returns for her third straight SEA Games appearance as Eya Laure debuts in the regional meet

VETERAN PRESENCE. Alyssa Valdez represents the Philippines in the 2019 SEA Games hosted by the country. File photo by Asian Games PH media pool

Marck Espejo banners 2019 SEA Games men’s volleyball lineup

Oct 08, 2019 - 4:52 PM

Five-time UAAP MVP Marck Espejo will make a return to the Southeast Asian Games volleyball tournament

RETURN. Marck Espejo is ready to lead the Philippine team in the 2019 SEA Games men's volleyball tournament. Photo courtesy of Sports Vision

LOOK: PH receives SEA Games flame from Malaysia

Oct 03, 2019 - 5:12 PM

Pami, the 2019 SEA Games mascot, receives the official torch in the handover ceremony

HANDOVER CEREMONY. 2019 SEA Games mascot Pami, the smiling sponge ball, makes an appearance in the official handover ceremony in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photo from Philippine Sports Commission

2019 SEA Games: Where to buy tickets as low as P50

Oct 03, 2019 - 1:35 PM

You can now buy tickets to watch your favorite sports in the 2019 SEA Games!

TICKET DROP. The 2019 SEA Games tickets go on sale on October 3. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

What made Jayson Castro return to Gilas Pilipinas?

Oct 01, 2019 - 1:37 PM

Jayson Castro answers the call of the national team as the Philippines plans on dominating on its home turf in the 2019 SEA Games

FOR THE COUNTRY. It just a call for Jayson Castro to come back. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Marcial heads PH boxing lineup for SEA Games

Sep 30, 2019 - 11:36 PM

Eumir Marcial targets a third gold medal, while Carlo Paalam, Rogen Ladon, Ian Clark Bautista, and Charly Suarez look to impress

BACK-TO-BACK. Eumir Marcial looks to defend his middleweight gold medal in the SEA Games. File photo


Cone honored to coach Castro 11 years after nearly drafting him in PBA

Sep 30, 2019 - 10:46 PM

Jayson Castro will play under the guidance of Tim Cone for the first time as Gilas Pilipinas shoots for an 18th gold medal in the SEA Games

REUNION. Gilas Pilipinas veterans Jayson Castro, LA Tenorio, and Jimmy Alapag reunite for the SEA Games. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Alapag looking forward to learn as Cone assistant for SEA Games

Sep 29, 2019 - 11:36 PM

Jimmy Alapag says the 'learning process continues' as he serves as an assistant coach to Tim Cone, the winningest mentor in PBA history

REUNION. Jimmy Alapag will also reunite with former Gilas Pilipinas teammates Jayson Castro and LA Tenorio. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler


Alapag, Uichico joining Gilas Pilipinas as Cone staff for SEA Games

Sep 28, 2019 - 11:00 PM

The Philippines leaves no stone unturned in its bid for an 18th gold medal in the SEA Games

GREAT MINDS. Jimmy Alapag and Jong Uichico beef up Gilas Pilipinas' coaching staff for the SEA Games. File photos by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler


Left out of SEA Games pool, Ravena not questioning Cone decision

Sep 27, 2019 - 9:23 PM

Kiefer Ravena misses out on a chance to clinch an unprecedented fifth straight SEA Games gold medal

BACK IN ACTION. Kiefer Ravena says his focus is on the PBA, where his mother team NLEX missed him for more than a year. Photo from fiba.basketball


Pasaol laments SEAG 3x3 snub, shifts focus to Olympic bid

Sep 27, 2019 - 8:22 PM

An all-PBA Gilas Pilipinas team hopes to clinch the inaugural 3x3 basketball SEA Games gold despite the non-inclusion of top-ranked players like Alvin Pasaol

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No Bolick, Perez: Cone opts for 'veteran' Gilas SEA Games pool

Sep 26, 2019 - 4:20 PM

'We decided to go with a veteran group, again because... generally, veterans are easier to coach short-term,' says Gilas head coach Tim Cone

SNUBBED. Despite CJ Perez and Robert Bolick's impressive World Cup stint, Gilas coach Tim Cone wants an experienced roster. Photos from Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas

Ginebra core banners Gilas 2019 SEA Games pool

Sep 26, 2019 - 2:46 PM

Gilas Pilipinas coach Tim Cone lines up 6 Ginebra players to lead the country's bid for an 18th SEA Games basketball gold

CORE MEMBER. Scottie Thompson returns to represent the Philippines in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games. Photo from Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Mikee Romero says Gilas needs 5 naturalized players

Sep 24, 2019 - 10:13 PM

GlobalPort owner Mikee Romero believes that Gilas Pilipinas can add height by naturalizing more eligible big men

HEIGHT. Mikee Romero says that the Gilas program should look for more eligible foreigners that can be naturalized like resident big man Andray Blatche. Photo from fiba.basketball

Tim Cone excited to work as Gilas Pilipinas coach in SEA Games

Sep 23, 2019 - 11:55 PM

In the SEA Games, Tim Cone will carry the task of leading the Philippines to a 13th straight gold medal and 18th overall

AT THE HELM. Tim Cone comes full circle with his return as Philippine team head coach. Photo from PBA Images


2019 SEA Games to go cashless with mobile app

Sep 23, 2019 - 6:41 PM

The 2019 SEA Games mobile app will be a one-stop source of information for athletes, coaches, and spectators

MOBILE-FRIENDLY. The 2019 SEA Games information can be accessed via the mobile application. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Tim Cone to coach Gilas Pilipinas in SEA Games

Sep 23, 2019 - 4:30 PM

The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas, though, clarifies it will still decide whether Tim Cone will call the shots for the national team beyond the SEA Games

BACK AT IT. Tim Cone returns at the helm for the Philippine men's basketball team. Photo from PBA Images


Even without Valdez, PH shows promise in 2019 SEA Games campaign

Sep 23, 2019 - 3:47 PM

Even without volleyball phenom Alyssa Valdez, the Philippines topples world No. 37 Vietnam in the 1st ASEAN Grand Prix

STEPPING UP. The Philippine women's volleyball team steps up its 2019 Southeast Asian Games preparations. Photo from Aby Maraño's Instagram

Cone as Gilas Pilipinas coach in SEA Games? 'Nothing firm' yet

Sep 22, 2019 - 11:00 PM

Tim Cone says he's open to help the national team even if it's just a one-and-done stint

COMEBACK. Tim Cone could return as Philippine team head coach after more two decades. Photo from PBA Images


Baldwin calls for formation of 'winning team' amid Gilas director talks

Sep 22, 2019 - 5:12 PM

His role in the revamped Gilas Pilipinas program may still be unclear, but Ateneo coach Tab Baldwin wants to put premium on assembling a topnotch squad

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Suzara to be replaced in 2019 SEA Games organizing committee

Sep 17, 2019 - 7:15 PM

The Philippine SEA Games Organizing Committee is in for another leadership adjustment with less than 3 months before the regional biennial meet

REORGANIZATION. PHISGOC executive director Ramon Suzara is set to be replaced by a committee. Rappler screenshot

PSL pours in support for 2019 SEA Games volleyball

Sep 17, 2019 - 3:49 PM

Aside from compressing the 2019 PSL Invitational, the league announces two tune-up tournaments for the national women's volleyball team

FULL THROTTLE. Philippine Superliga gives way to the country's hosting of the 2019 SEA Games. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

LOOK: Sibol PH taps 27 athletes for 2019 SEA Games esports tournament

Sep 16, 2019 - 9:22 AM

The Philippine national esports team aims to sweep all events as the country hosts the 2019 SEA Games

Team Liyab standouts vie for 2019 SEA Games esports berth

Sep 10, 2019 - 9:24 PM

Kevin 'Gambit' Dizon and Caviar 'Enderr' Acampado of Team Liyab are part of the Sibol national training pool

TIGHTENED COMPETITION. Team Liyab members train hard to make the cut for the inaugural 2019 SEA Games eSports tournament. Photo from release

2019 SEA Games: Kalei Mau targets women's volleyball gold

Sep 03, 2019 - 8:23 PM

Fresh off a conference MVP stint, Kalei Mau believes the Philippine women's volleyball team can make it far in the 2019 SEA Games

WINNING IT ALL. Kalei Mau awaits her national team debut. File photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

WATCH: Lea Salonga sings 2019 SEA Games theme song

Sep 03, 2019 - 5:12 PM

Filipino international artist Lea Salonga performs the 2019 SEA Games theme song 'We Win As One'

PINOY PRIDE. Lea Salonga (right) and Ryan Cayabyab collaborate for the 2019 SEA Games official hymn. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

100-day countdown: Is PH all set for the 2019 SEA Games?

Aug 21, 2019 - 5:42 PM

Check out the major developments 100 days before the country hosts the 2019 Southeast Asian Games

COUNTING DOWN. The 2019 Southeast Asian Games is set to unfold in 100 days. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

PH archers aim to end SEA Games gold medal drought

Aug 20, 2019 - 8:30 PM

2018 Asian Games bronze medalist Paul Marton dela Cruz leads the pack towards aiming for a SEA Games gold

TIME TO SHINE. (From left to right) Paul Marton De La Cruz, Andrea Robles and Clint Sayo grace the weekly PSA forum on Tuesday, August 20. Photo from release

Black Eyed Peas to perform in 2019 SEA Games closing ceremonies

Aug 20, 2019 - 4:33 PM

'I want to be part of this historical moment,' says Apl.de.ap

COMMITTED. Apl.de.ap commits to performing in the country's hosting of the 2019 SEA Games. Photo from Instagram (@apldeap)

Ramirez wants more buzz as 2019 SEA Games nears

Aug 14, 2019 - 4:45 PM

PSC chairman Butch Ramirez says there's a lack of promotion on the country's hosting of the SEA Games less than 4 months before the regional meet unfolds

PROMOTION. PSC chairman William Ramirez wants to spread awareness on the 2019 SEA Games. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

New Clark City to test facilities with triathlon race

Aug 13, 2019 - 3:54 PM

New Clark City Triathlon 2019 will be held a month before the 2019 Southeast Asian Games unfolds

ATHLETICS STADIUM. New Clark City is set to host the athletics events in the newly-constructed stadium. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Chess club legend cracks PH team for SEA Games

Aug 05, 2019 - 6:40 PM

David Elorta, 36, gets his day as he earns a spot in the core group for the biennial meet

TOP TIER. David Elorta finishes 2nd in rapid chess in the SEA Games selection event. Contributed photo


Retooled Gilas women to pounce on elusive SEA Games gold

Jul 30, 2019 - 6:55 PM

With foreign exposure and Fil-Am reinforcement, the Gilas women's squad looks poised to clinch its 1st SEA Games gold

1ST GOLD. The Gilas women's team looks to bag the elusive SEA Games gold medal once and for all. File photo by Joaqui Flores/Rappler

PSC sets protocols to safeguard 2019 SEA Games funds

Jul 30, 2019 - 4:12 PM

Chairman Butch Ramirez explains the process of approving funds requested by the SEA Games organizing committee, which is under fire for alleged corruption

TRANSPARENCY. PSC Chairman Butch Ramirez assures the public that there is check and balance in the process of disbursing funds for the 2019 SEA Games. Photo from the Philippine Sports Commission

LOOK: 2019 SEA Games schedule, venues

Jul 25, 2019 - 10:36 AM

Planning to catch the games live? Check out our guide to the SEA Games venues and schedule of events

MOBILIZED. A total of 44 venues across the Philippines will be used for the 2019 SEA Games. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

PHISGOC saga: Medialdea blasts 'noisy' people questioning his authority

Jul 24, 2019 - 1:30 PM

Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea's rant comes after special envoy Ramon Tulfo writes a column accusing him of issuing a memorandum circular in support of PHISGOC Foundation without the President's knowledge

Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea gives a message during the courtesy call of the Boy Scouts of the Philippines (BSP) at the Presidential Guest House on July 17, 2019. A send-off ceremony was also held for the delegates of the BSP who are set to participate in the 24th World Scout Jamboree on July 22, 2019 in West Virginia, USA. Malacañang Photo

Cayetano suspects PHISGOC allegations linked to speakership race

Jul 23, 2019 - 12:22 PM

Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano again debunks corruption allegations against PHISGOC, which he chairs

JUST MUDSLINGING? PHISGOC chairman turned Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano takes his oath as new leader of the House of Representatives on July 22, 2019. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

SEA Games committee stays as corruption claims 'deemed false'

Jul 19, 2019 - 11:52 AM

Philippine sports officials vow to be 'united in one leadership' as the 2019 SEA Games hosting preparation gets back on track

HOSTING DUTIES. With the SEA Games just 4 months away, Philippine sports officials try to get things back in order. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Suzara hopes Duterte gives the SEA Games committee a chance

Jul 17, 2019 - 3:08 PM

PHISGOC executive director Ramon Suzara thinks it's unfair to put the SEA Games organizing committee out of the picture

CLEARING THE AIR. PHISGOC executive director Ramon Suzara clears up misleading claims versus PHISGOC. Rappler screenshot

Duterte wants SEA Games committee out of picture due to 'corruption'

Jul 16, 2019 - 2:45 PM

Philippine Sports Commission chairman William Ramirez is set to meet with President Rodrigo Duterte to address the 2019 SEA Games corruption issue

IN LIMBO. The Philippine SEA Games Organizing Committee (PHISGOC) led by Cayetano is question for alleged corruption. File photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

ATHLETE'S CORNER: New goal in sight for Jarvey Gayoso

Jul 13, 2019 - 5:47 PM

Boasting a string of accolades, the young Philippine football star vies for glory this time in the 2019 SEA Games

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LOOK: 2019 SEA Games medals, uniforms showcase Filipino art

Jul 12, 2019 - 10:44 PM

Filipino artists get to showcase their talents when the country hosts the regional meet

TRADITION. The presenters of the victory ceremony will be wearing our traditional Filipino costumes. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

WATCH: 2019 SEA Games launches theme song by Ryan Cayabyab

Jul 11, 2019 - 10:51 PM

'We win as one' is the official theme song of the 2019 SEA Games in the Philippines

WE WIN AS ONE. The 2019 SEA Games theme song is composed by Ryan Cayabyab while the lyrics are by Floy Quinots. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

PH boxers aim for top spot in 2019 SEA Games

Jul 09, 2019 - 8:16 PM

The Philippine boxing team looks to nail the country's best Southeast Asian Games performance in 2019

GOLDEN BOYS. (from left to right) SEA Games gold medalist John Marvin, head coach Roel Velasco, bronze medalist Ian Clark Bautista and two-time SEA Games gold medalist Eumir Marcial grace the weekly Philippine Sportswriters Association forum. Photo from release

LOOK: Team PH launches official uniform for 2019 SEA Games

Jul 05, 2019 - 4:27 PM

Before the 2019 SEA Games action unfolds, Filipino athletes look to carry the country's colors in style

IN STYLE. World-renowned designer Francis Libiran creates the official barong to be used for the 2019 SEA Games parade. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

2019 SEA Games: PH floorball aims to surprise with double golds

Jul 02, 2019 - 9:20 PM

From finishing dead last in the 2015 Southeast Asian Games, Philippine floorball aims to bounce back with a sweep

RISING SPORT. Philippine floorball aims to be the best team in Southeast Asia. Photo from release

Olympic body orders POC to resolve issues 'very quickly'

Jul 01, 2019 - 4:53 PM

The International Olympic Committee and Olympic Council of Asia believe the POC has 'negatively' affected the Olympic movement's reputation