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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Team Philippines triumphs at Mathematics Without Borders

Jul 02, 2019 - 8:05 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Eight Pinoy whiz kids win multiple awards at the Mathematics Without Borders Tournament Finals in Nessebar, Bulgaria

Power firms deny collusion allegations

Apr 15, 2019 - 5:10 PM

Aboitiz Power Corporation's Manny Rubio says companies won't connive to cause power outages, as these are bad for business

The Jordan Effect

Dec 23, 2018 - 11:39 AM

The Philippines records its best finish in 16 years in the Asian Games with Filipino-American NBA player Jordan Clarkson leading the way

CUT ABOVE THE REST. Jordan Clarkson lives up to the billing as a member of the Philippine team.. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Roller-coaster Asiad buildup

Dec 23, 2018 - 11:28 AM

Surprising twists and turns mark the Philippines' preparation for the 2018 Asian Games

FULL OF CHALLENGES. The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas sure had a crazy 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Former Crispa player Johnny Revilla dies at 70

Dec 15, 2018 - 1:03 PM

One of headiest guards of his time, Johnny Revilla was a vital cog in coach Baby Dalupan's champion teams

IN PHOTOS: Duterte sends off PH team to 2018 Asian Games

Aug 14, 2018 - 8:12 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte holds a ceremony in Malacañang to send off some 270 athletes competing in Indonesia

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte interacts with the athletes of the Philippine delegation to the 18th Asian Games as he leads the ceremonial send-off at the Rizal Hall of Malacañan Palace on August 13, 2018. The Philippine delegation is set to compete in Indonesia from August 18 to September 2. Joining the President is Sec. Bong Go of the Office of the Special Assistant to the President. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Cavite boy upsets Asian women's chess champion

Mar 14, 2018 - 5:46 PM

Two of Quizon's 3 victims in this top-caliber tournament in Vietnam are rated grandmasters

BRIGHT STAR. Daniel Quizon has three wins in the Hanoi tournament, all of them women. From Daniel Quizon's Facebook account.

Michael Martinez, Asa Miller carry PH colors in Winter Olympics 2018

Feb 12, 2018 - 2:40 PM

Michael Martinez will compete on February 16 in the men's single skating while Asa Miller will see action on February 18 in the men's alpine skiing

CARRYING THE FLAG. Michael Martinez (left) and Asa Miller (right) are donning the Philippine colors in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Photo from Martinez' Facebook account and Miller's Instagram account

From bullied in HS to martial artist, SEA Games 2017 athlete

Aug 25, 2017 - 5:38 PM

Pencak silat athlete Cherry May Regalado fulfills her childhood dream as she makes her SEA Games 2017 debut

PENCAK SILAT ATHLETE. Cherry May Regalado says she was not popular in high school because her family wasn't as rich as others. Now she's making a name for herself in her SEA Games debut. Photo from Regalado's Facebook

Kobe Paras says Gilas ready for Malaysia, hostile home crowd

Aug 23, 2017 - 10:05 AM

Paras says he s happy to play and show his worth for the national team

DUNK PARTY. Kobe Paras plays longer minutes against Myanmar and it expectedly turns into a dunk party. Photo by PSC-POC Media

Bronze medal is 'redemption' for karateka James Delos Santos

Aug 23, 2017 - 4:39 AM

Delos Santos 2017 SEA Games comeback bid results in a bronze medal an improvement from falling short in 2013

BRONZE MEDALIST. James Delos Santos finishes in 3rd place in the men's individual kata event at the Southeast Asian Games. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

Jona Soquite wins 'The Voice Teens PH'

Jul 30, 2017 - 8:29 PM

Jona who is on Team Sarah wins the first season of The Voice Teens Philippines

WATCH: 'Voice Teens PH' Grand Finals performances

Jul 29, 2017 - 9:15 PM

Here s are all the performances by the top 4 finalists

Philippine Team wins medals in International Mathematical Olympiad

Jul 26, 2017 - 4:11 PM

The Philippines won three silver medals and three bronze medals in the 58th International Mathematical Olympiad held in Rio de Janeiro Brazil

PHILIPPINE TEAM. From left to right: Dr. Louie John Vallejo, Clyde Wesley Ang (Bronze), Farrell Eldrian Wu (Silver), Shaquille Wyan Que (Bronze), Albert John Patupat (Silver), Kyle Patrick Dulay (Silver), Sean Anderson Ty (Bronze), and Dr. Richard Eden. Photo courtesy of DOST-SEI

FULL LIST: 'The Voice Teens' PH top 8

Jul 16, 2017 - 9:20 PM

Meet the 8 contestants who will move on to the next round

Comebacking Mac Belo ready to return for Gilas after injury

Jul 09, 2017 - 7:45 PM

Former FEU Tamaraw Mac Belo takes it one day at a time after suffering a meniscus tear in his knee

BACK IN ACTION. After missing 3 months of basketball action, Mac Belo says he's feeling good and improving his conditioning for the Jones Cup. Photo by Alexx Esponga/Rappler

Fil-German Standhardinger vows an all-heart performance for Gilas

Jul 09, 2017 - 5:26 PM

Christian Standhardinger says the style of play is different in the Philippines but is figuring it out along the way

Chot Reyes says Gilas’ offense ‘a hell lot better’

Jul 08, 2017 - 3:28 PM

The veteran coach also thinks the Gilas’ spacing timing and execution were better than the previous tune up game

PH stands strong against Israel in FIBA U18 World Cup opener

Jun 28, 2017 - 7:29 PM

The Philippines Ariel John Edu lifts the squad to its first win in the tournament

FIBA 3x3 U18 boys fall to 7th place, girls improve to 5th seed

May 30, 2017 - 5:35 PM

Team Philippines FIBA 3x3 Under 18 boys fail to grab top spot but the girls shock spectators as they sweep the eliminations round

IN PHOTOS: Blatche all smiles as he settles in with Gilas ahead of SEABA tilt

May 08, 2017 - 3:54 PM

Check out photos of Andray Blatche back in the Gilas Pilipinas fold

ALL SMILES. Andray Blatche is all smiles as he reconnects with his Gilas Pilipinas teammates. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Jordan Clarkson vows to make playing for Gilas Pilipinas happen

Apr 11, 2017 - 8:40 PM

Clarkson though has yet to be declared eligible to play for the Philippines

GILAS DREAMS. Jordan Clarkson reiterates his desire to play for Gilas Pilipinas. File photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Blatche expected to join Gilas by end of April

Apr 11, 2017 - 5:40 PM

The naturalized import will once again bolster the Philippine national team when it competes in the 2017 SEABA Championships

ARRIVING SOON. Naturalized import Andray Blatche is expected to arrive in Manila at the end of April. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Pole vaulter notches lone gold for PH in SEA Youth Athletics

Mar 28, 2017 - 6:56 PM

Francis Edward Obiena a Grade 11 student of Chiang Kai Shek College edges out his Singaporean counterpart

LONE GOLD. Francis Obiena, seen here posing with his two golds during the Palarong NCR 2017, nabs the Philippines' lone gold medal at the SEA Youth Athletics. Photo by Chiang Kai Shek College

Vicente stays true to national team vision as Manila tryouts end

Feb 01, 2017 - 4:07 PM

The 3 day Luzon tryout saw the big collegiate names undergo physical mental and emotional tests to find the players ready to represent the flag in the SEA Games

TRYOUTS. Coach Francis Vicente holds national volleyball team tryouts. Photo by Alyssa Rola/Rappler

Azkals, Singapore settle for scoreless draw in Suzuki Cup opener

Nov 19, 2016 - 10:12 PM

The Philippine national football team welcomed the 2016 AFF Suzuki Cup in Manila with a nil nil draw against Singapore

Former Azkal Del Rosario calls lack of Suzuki Cup preparation 'a disgrace'

Nov 18, 2016 - 7:46 PM

Anton Del Rosario takes to Facebook to express his displeasure

6 facts about 'Voice Kids PH 3' winner Joshua Oliveros

Aug 30, 2016 - 12:11 PM

Get to know the season 3 The Voice Kids Philippines winner

SEASON 3 winner. Joshua Oliveros is the first boy winner of 'The Voices Kids Philippines' season. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

FULL RECAP: 'The Voice Kids PH 3' grand finals

Aug 27, 2016 - 9:58 PM

The Top 3 Justin Antonetthe and Joshua give it their all in this season s finals

Ferrer, Belo banner Philippine team in FIBA Asia Challenge

Aug 26, 2016 - 1:10 PM

The FIBA Asia Challenge will be the first step in identifying the qualifiers for the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup

7268 - UST (7) Kevin Ferrer. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Duterte vs De Lima, PH economy, Olympics | 6PM wRap

Aug 18, 2016 - 7:42 PM

Watch the 6PM wRap with Maria Ressa

What the PH Olympians posted on social media during opening ceremony

Aug 06, 2016 - 10:55 AM

Filipino athletes take the world stage as the 2016 Olympics get underway in Brazil

Filipino swimmer Jasmine Alkhaldi, marathoner runner Mary Joy Tabal and the rest of the Philippine delegation march at the Olympic opening ceremony. Photo by Sergey Ilnitsky/EPA

Mikee Cojuangco Jaworski pays Filipino Olympians a visit

Aug 02, 2016 - 4:40 PM

[If] there’s anybody who really wants it most it’s them the athletes We are just here to support them says the IOC official and 2002 Asian Games gold medalist

GOOD LUCK. Mikee Cojuangco Jaworski wishes Filipino Olympic athletes good luck. Contributed photo

PH taekwondo Olympian Kirstie Alora faces 2008 gold medalist in first round

Aug 02, 2016 - 4:24 PM

The 26 year old Kirstie Alora is hoping to deliver a medal for the Philippines in the women’s 67 kg weight class

NO EASY TASK. Kirstie Alora has what it takes to win a medal at any stage, says her coach. But nothing will come easy in a tournament like the Olympics. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler