Ginebra bests Rain or Shine to grab solo lead in Governors' Cup

Sep 16, 2017 - 9:20 PM

'It was a real grind tonight trying to get that win,' says Ginebra head coach Tim Cone

SOLO LEAD. Raymond Almazan finished with a team-high of 20 points. Photo by PBA Images.

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

Asa Indonesia di ASEAN Para Games 2017

Sep 13, 2017 - 6:32 PM

Indonesia menargetkan 107 medali emas dari cabang cabang unggulan seperti atletik renang panahan tenis meja dan angkat berat

UNGGULAN. Atletik menjadi cabang olah raga unggulan di ajang Para Games di Kuala Lumpur pekan depan. Foto oleh Ari Susanto/Rappler

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

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

Kath Magno puts up gallant stand despite competing without a coach in SEA Games

Aug 30, 2017 - 5:32 PM

Magno feels particularly proud of how far she came despite being alone in a competition like the SEA Games

PERSONAL BEST. Kathryn Magno of the Philippines (R) notches a personal best time in the 1000m race despite finishing fourth. Photo from PSC-POC Media

Philippines crashes to its worst SEA Games finish since 1999

Aug 30, 2017 - 5:12 PM

The Filipino delegation fails to match its 29 gold medal output from the 2015 and 2013 Games despite setting a target of 50 gold medals for this year

TEAM PHILIPPINES. The Philippine contingent parades during the 2017 Southeast Asian Games opening ceremony. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

Amit proud of Centeno, even though loss pained her

Aug 30, 2017 - 12:45 PM

This one is a loss that is as heartbreaking as they come

GOLD-SILVER. Chezka Centeno (R) and Rubilen Amit of the Philippines celebrate after winning gold and silver medals, respectively, in the women's 9-ball singles event of the 29th Southeast Asian Games. Photo from PSC-POC Media

Exhausted but still fighting, PH men's squash team claims SEA Games silver

Aug 30, 2017 - 12:25 PM

The Philippine men s squash team is overwhelmed by the well rested Singapore in the final

SILVER MEDALISTS. (From L-R) David William Pelino, Rafa Yam (reserve), Robert Andrew Garcia, and Reymark Begomia after the men's squash team final. Photo from PSC-POC Media

Pencak silat bets add more bronzes to PH's 2017 SEA Games medal haul

Aug 29, 2017 - 10:00 PM

Jefferson Loo Rick Rod Ortega and Juryll del Rosario all finish in 3rd place in their respective categories

Tearful Alora still unable to overcome Cambodian rival but has no regrets

Aug 29, 2017 - 9:25 PM

The Filipino Rio Olympian wins a silver but knowing she was unable to overcome this same foe on her fourth try overwhelms her

NO REGRETS. Taekwondo jin Kirstie Alora is tearful as she talks to the media later on after yet another loss to her Cambodian rival in the 2017 SEA Games. But she says she did her best, and she has no regrets. Photo by PSC-POC Media Group

Taekwondo jin Kirstie Alora falls to Cambodian for SEA Games silver

Aug 29, 2017 - 5:10 PM

This is the fourth straight time since 2014 that Alora has lost to Sorn Seavmey

TOUGH OPPONENT. Kirstie Alora (L) loses to her Cambodian rival, the 2014 Asian Games gold medalist, and settles for the 2017 SEA Games silver. Photo by PSC-POC Media Group

Dumaan ends a decade of pencak silat drought, grabs gold in 2017 SEA Games

Aug 29, 2017 - 3:25 PM

Princesslyn Enopia seizes the bronze medal in the women’s pancake silat tanding class A

Michael Martinez satisfied with SEA Games silver after successful first quad toe

Aug 28, 2017 - 11:59 PM

Martinez is happy with a SEA Games silver for now because the bigger picture for him is in South Korea next year

BIGGER PICTURE. Michael Martinez says he's focused on the bigger picture: qualifying for the 2018 Winter Olympics. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Squash bet Garcia cops bronze medal in SEA Games 2017

Aug 28, 2017 - 11:24 PM

Robert Garcia shares the 3rd spot with Singapore while Malaysia bags both the silver and gold medals in the tourney

Hidilyn Diaz misses SEA Games, looks forward to 2019 edition

Aug 28, 2017 - 9:58 PM

The 26 year old was denied a chance to give the Philippines a gold medal after host Malaysia scrapped women s weightlifting from this year s Southeast Asian Games

MISSING SEA GAMES. Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz admits she misses the SEA Games atmosphere. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

Knee injury hampers lifter Colonia for sorry finish in SEA Games

Aug 28, 2017 - 9:04 PM

Colonia says he isn t disappointed by the result probably because he did not expect to medal but his frustration from the failed clean and jerk lifts still shows

INJURED. Nestor Colonia competes despite a knee injury at the 2017 Southeast Asian Games. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

PH adds silver medals in 2017 SEA Games sailing, taekwondo

Aug 28, 2017 - 7:55 PM

Taekwondo bet Rhezie Aragon and sailor Geylord Coveta bag silver medals for the Philippines

Rhezie Canama Aragon of the Philippines (blue) competes against Mariska Halinda of Indonesia (red) in the women's bantamweight class (-53kg) of the 29th Southeast Asian Games taekwondo competition at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center. Aragon lost to settle for the silver medal.

'PH to go somewhere in between for 2019 SEA Games sports lineup'

Aug 28, 2017 - 5:53 PM

Cayetano: We can use the rules to our advantage as host country in the 2019 SEA Games or be fair to other countries

SOMEWHERE IN BETWEEN. SEA Games Organizing Committee chairman Alan Peter Cayetano says the Philippines will look to strike a balance when it comes to the sports it will include in the 2019 SEA Games. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

SEA Games Committee chair Cayetano: 'It’s time people managing sports act like a team'

Aug 28, 2017 - 2:38 PM

Alan Peter Cayetano hopes sports officials will rally behind common passion for Philippine sports in run up to SEA Games 2019 hosting

ACT LIKE A TEAM. SEA Games Organizing Committee chairman Alan Peter Cayetano hopes Philippine sports officials rally behind its passion for sports as the country prepares to host the 2019 SEA Games. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Carlo Biado clinches billiards gold in 2017 SEA Games

Aug 27, 2017 - 8:43 PM

Biado gives Philippines its second gold medal in billiards

GOLDEN TOUCH. Carlo Biado of the Philippines clinched the gold medal at the 2017 SEA Games. Photo from PSC-POC Media

PH gymnasts earn bronze in 2017 SEA Games women’s 5 hoops event

Aug 27, 2017 - 5:44 PM

Philippines snatches its 6th medal in gymnastics: 2 golds 1 silver and 3 bronzes

Centeno stuns veteran Amit for back-to-back women's 9-ball pool gold

Aug 27, 2017 - 4:21 PM

The 18 year old Centeno comes back from a 2 5 deficit to beat her idol in women s 9 ball pool singles for the second consecutive SEA Games

BACK-TO-BACK 1-2 FINISH. Chezka Centeno (R) wins gold and defeats her idol Rubilen Amit in women's 9-ball pool singles for the second straight SEA Games. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

PH adds two more bronzes in 2017 SEA Games sailing, sepak takraw

Aug 27, 2017 - 4:15 PM

Lester Troy Tayong and Emerson Villena scoop up a bronze medal in the men’s sailing international 470 event

Ahead of US return, Kobe Paras armed with key lessons after time with Gilas

Aug 27, 2017 - 3:13 PM

It s been a productive last few months for the 19 year old who spent his time learning what he could from Philippine national men s basketball team Gilas Pilipinas

BREAKOUT. Kobe Paras shows what he can do in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games. Photo by PSC-POC Media Group

PH's Elmer Abatayo earns bronze in 2017 SEA Games lawn bowls

Aug 27, 2017 - 2:27 PM

Philippines is in 6th place with 91 medals in the 29th Southeast Asian Games

'Rough summer' worth it for Standhardinger with first gold as Gilas member

Aug 27, 2017 - 1:38 PM

Standhardinger is one of the first to drape the Philippine flag over his shoulders after the final buzzer sounded and water bottles came flying from the Gilas bench

FIRST GOLD. Christian Standhardinger wins his first gold playing for the Philippines. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Kiefer Ravena's stepback triple is 'icing' on 4th SEA Games gold

Aug 27, 2017 - 12:47 PM

With one of his signature stepback threes Kiefer Ravena fittingly caps off Gilas Pilipinas 18th SEA Games basketball gold medal

MEDAL COLLECTION. Kiefer Ravena wears all 4 of his SEA Games medals since 2011 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

PH women's volleyball loses to Vietnam, misses out on SEAG podium finish

Aug 27, 2017 - 12:22 PM

The Philippines fails to replicate a win that would have guaranteed the country s first podium finish in 12 years

Jaja Santiago of the Philippines attacks the defense of Vietnam during their women's volleyball match in the 29th Southeast Asian Games. The Vietnamese prevailed, 26-24, 25-12, 25-23. Photo by PSC-POC Media

PH cops 4x400m relay bronze in 2017 SEA Games

Aug 26, 2017 - 11:00 PM

Philippines holds off Malaysia with a time of 3:08 42 minutes to grab the 3rd spot

Michael Martinez stumbles, now second place after SEA Games short program

Aug 26, 2017 - 10:23 PM

Michael Martinez lands second with a score of 54 74 behind Malaysia s Julian Yee

SECOND PLACE. Michael Martinez looks to do better in the figure skating long program at the SEA Games after falling behind Malaysia's bet. Photo by PSC-POC Media Group

Experience the missing piece for PH women's volleyball, says Vicente

Aug 26, 2017 - 8:11 PM

The Philippine team fell short in the semifinals against powerhouse Thailand and will instead shoot for the bronze medal

LACK OF EXPERIENCE. The Philippine national women's volleyball team is still short on experience when it comes to international competition. Photo by PSC-POC Media Group

PH's Daniel Caluag seizes bronze in 2017 SEA Games men's BMX

Aug 26, 2017 - 7:07 PM

Thailand bags the gold while Indonesia settles for the silver medal

THE AIR UP THERE. Daniel Caluag, seen during the 2012 Summer Olympics, brought home the first gold for the Philippines at the 17th Asiad. Photo by Odd Anderson/AFP

PH men's poomsae team had to 'reinvent' to keep gold; now they eye first-ever Asiad

Aug 26, 2017 - 6:40 PM

There s no assurance they will be the team to represent the Philippines when taekwondo poomsae is held for the first time in the Asian Games next year but they re willing to put in the work

The Philippine poomsae team of (L to R) Rodolfo Reyes Jr., Dustin Jacob Mella and Raphael Enrico Mella performs its routine in the finals of men's poomsae team event of the 29th Southeast Asian Games taekwondo competition Saturday at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center. The Filipinos took home the gold medal. Photo by PSC-POC Media Group

Clinton Kingsley Bautista grabs bronze for PH in 110m hurdles

Aug 26, 2017 - 6:14 PM

The former UAAP MVP Bautista registers a time of 14 15 seconds to cop the 3rd spot in the SEA Games

Philippines grabs silver in SEA Games 2017 equestrian tourney

Aug 26, 2017 - 4:55 PM

Philippines ends the SEA Games show jumping team event in second place

PODIUM FINISH. Chiara Amor manages a silver medal finish in the SEA Games. Photo from EAP Facebook

Wakeboarder Mark Griffin brings PH bronze in 2017 SEA Games

Aug 26, 2017 - 4:25 PM

Mark Griffin bags back to back bronzes in the 2015 and 2017 Southeast Asian Games

Athletics chief says SEA Games 2017 performance 'good build-up' to Asiad

Aug 26, 2017 - 4:09 PM

The Philippine athletics team already has 5 gold medals 3 silvers and 8 bronzes heading into the final day of athletics competition

GOLDEN BOY. Trenten Beram claims two gold medals for the Philippine athletics team in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games. Photo from POC/PSC Media

Despite bronze finish, Torres Sunang proud her long jump record still stands

Aug 26, 2017 - 2:29 PM

Marestella Torres Sunang s 6 71 meters from the Indonesia SEA Games in 2011 was not broken despite the best efforts of Vietnam s gold medalist this year

RECORD STANDS. Marestella Torres Sunang's SEA Games women's long jump record set in 2011 still stands after the 2017 edition. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Thailand sweeps, ousts PH in women's volley semis

Aug 26, 2017 - 11:24 AM

The Philippines ends its SEA Games run with a win against Malaysia and back to back losses against Vietnam and Thailand

SWEEP. Thailand proves its dominance in the court as it sweeps Philippines in 3 straight sets. Photo by PSC-POC Media Group

Marestella Torres Sunang accidentally injured by Vietnamese jumper after competition

Aug 25, 2017 - 11:05 PM

The Vietnamese inadvertently steps on Torres Sunang s bare toe with spiked shoes and it leaves a gaping hole right through her toenail

FREAK ACCIDENT. Long jumper Marestella Torres Sunang is accidentally injured by her Vietnamese opponent right after their competition. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

James Deiparine takes 100m breaststroke silver in 2017 SEA Games

Aug 25, 2017 - 9:40 PM

The 24 year old swimmer snatches the silver medal after clocking in 1:02 11 minutes

PH men's football shows undeniable progress at SEA Games

Aug 25, 2017 - 9:25 PM

The Philippine men s football team had not won a match at the SEA Games since 2011 And before 2017 they had never won two games at one competition

Gilas Pilipinas weathers Singapore to advance to finals

Aug 25, 2017 - 6:41 PM

The Philippines now advances to the finals where they will meet the winner between Indonesia and Thailand

FINALS-BOUND. Gilas Pilipinas reaches the SEA Games final after beating Singapore. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Torres Sunang settles for bronze in long jump; Calano bags bronze in javelin throw

Aug 25, 2017 - 6:26 PM

The Olympian Marestella Sunang registers a distance of 6 45 meters while Vietnam s gold medalist jumps 6 68 meters

THIRD PLACER. The 36-year-old Marestella Sunang had a furthest distance of 6.45 meters, while 4 of her 6 attempts were ruled fouls. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

PH grabs silver in lawn bowls women’s triples at 2017 SEA Games

Aug 25, 2017 - 6:15 PM

Malaysia beats Philippines with a 19 11 score

Alcantara, Gonzales earn men's tennis doubles silver at 2017 SEA Games

Aug 25, 2017 - 5:56 PM

Ruben Gonzales and Francis Alcantara replicate the Philippines silver medal finish in the men s doubles event

GOLDEN AMBITION. It doesn't get much better than becoming the first Filipino to win a title at a Grand Slam event, but Francis 'Niño' Alcantara wants to add a SEA Games gold medal to his trophy case as well. Photo by Stevie Lim

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

SEA Games organizers back tailoring sports to suit host country

Aug 25, 2017 - 5:09 PM

The hosts have topped the medals table at 6 of the last 10 editions and Malaysia looks set to finish top for the first time since they last hosted in 2001

HOME COURT ADVANTAGE. "You have to give some opportunity to the host country to win some medals," said SEA Games Federation president Tunku Imran Tuanku Ja'afar. Photo by Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

PH earns back-to-back bronzes in 2017 SEA Games 4x100m relay

Aug 25, 2017 - 4:09 PM

Philippines takes home an additional two bronzes in the men s and women s 4x100m relay