SEA Games 2019

ASEAN Para Games moved to March

MANILA -- The Philippine Paralympic Committee (PPC) and the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) announced on Friday that the ASEAN Para Games will be staged in March next year.Initially scheduled for January 18-25, the meet, considered as a twin event of the Southeast Asian Games but caters to... Read More

PSC chief recognizes SEA Games ‘unsung heroes’

MANILA -- Two more acts of kindness during the recently concluded 30th Southeast Asian Games were not left unnoticed as no less than Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) chairman William ‘Butch’ Ramirez rewarded the people for their honesty.During the flag-raising ceremonies on Monday,... Read More

PNP to secure SEA Games athletes extending stay in PH

MANILA -- With the closing of the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games on Wednesday, the Philippine National Police (PNP) announced that its units in Luzon and the Visayas have been alerted to secure foreign delegates who are expected to extend their stay in the country.In a statement on Thursday, PNP... Read More

PH surfer Casugay gets 'fair play athlete' award

MANILA — National team surfer Roger Casugay's heroic act has been rewarded on Wednesday night as he was named the "Fair Play Athlete" of this year's Southeast Asian Games.At the closing ceremonies at the New Clark City Athletic Stadium in Capas, Tarlac the Filipino surfer was given the... Read More

PH’s record 149 golds lift ‘spirit of the nation’: PSC chief

MANILA – As the 2019 Southeast Asian Games finally came to a close on Wednesday, Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) chairman William Ramirez lauded the Filipino athletes for their hard work and determination to regain the Games supremacy.Ramirez made the remark after the Philippines pulled out... Read More

Team PH bags ‘sweet surprise’ 2nd SEA Games overall title

MANILA -- Team Philippines on Tuesday raked in 11 more gold medals to formally clinch the 30th Southeast Asian Games’ overall championship described by a top local sports official as “sweet surprise”.The host country was actually unthreatened on top of the medal tally from start to... Read More

PH wins SEA Games women's 5x5 basketball gold

MANILA -- The Philippines finally clinched the gold medal in the Southeast Asian Games women's 5x5 basketball event as Gilas Pilipinas Women mauled Thailand, 91-71, in essentially the battle for the gold at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City on Tuesday night.Both teams entered the final game of... Read More

Negrense athletes shine in 30th SEA Games

BACOLOD CITY --Athletes from Negros Occidental, including Bacolod City, were among those who contributed to the record-breaking medal haul of Team Philippines in the ongoing 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games.On Monday, boxers Rogen Ladon and James Palicte of Bago City pocketed two of the seven gold... Read More

PH rules boxing, Samboy Lim’s daughter wins gold in SEA Games

MANILA – Filipino boxers punched their way to seven gold medals in the 30th Southeast Asian Games on Monday, highlighted by a sensational first-round stoppage scored by Eumir Felix Marcial over his Vietnamese foe.World women’s champion Nesthy Petecio bannered the Filipino pugs’... Read More

PH tops taekwondo with 8 golds in SEA Games

MANILA -- Kurt Bryan Barbosa scored a masterful 26-10 win over Reinaldy Atmanegara of Indonesia to rule the finweight division and give the Philippines its eighth gold medal Monday at the close of taekwondo action in the 30th Southeast Asian Games at the Ninoy Aquino Stadium here.Barbosa, 20, the... Read More

From lifesaver to flag-bearer

SUBIC -- It pays to be a man for others.Roger Casugay, virtual unknown in the sporting world outside the surfing community, became man of the hour of the 30th Southeast Asian Games when he threw his chances for the gold to save his Indonesian rival from pending tragedy.Casugay helped Indonesian Arip... Read More

Semifinal stint big boost for PH women's indoor hockey team

LOS BAÑOS -- The Philippines is not known as a major force in indoor hockey.In fact, at the close of the elimination round at the Centtro Mall and Convention Center here, the country women's team finished with the worst goal difference of minus-20 and the most goals conceded with 24... Read More

Filipino spikers back in SEA Games finals after 4 decades

MANILA -- The Philippine men’s volleyball team dethroned Thailand with a gutsy come-from-behind 17-25, 25-20, 23-25, 27-25, 17-15 victory Sunday night to advance to the gold medal match of the 30th Southeast Asian Games at the PhilSports Arena.The Filipino spikers ranked 131 in the world with... Read More

Pole vaulter Uy eyes Tokyo Olympics slot after golden SEAG debut

CAPAS, Tarlac -- After making golden debut in the 30th Southeast Asian Games, Nathalie Rose Uy said she would continue training and take a crack at qualifying for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.“I believe I really have a chance of meeting,” the 25-year-old Uy said, referring to the... Read More

PH batters keep baseball diadem; Volcanoes dethrone Malaysia

NEW CLARK CITY -- The Philippines swept its way to the baseball crown, blasting Thailand, 15-2, Sunday in the 30th Southeast Asian Games here.The Filipinos unleashed their full force against the hapless Thais, scoring on each of the first seven innings to win the gold medal in eight innings.Team... Read More

There's more than winning the overall title: PSC chief

MANILA -- The miracle of 2005 is within grasp but there’s more than scooping the golds for the Philippines in the ongoing 30th Southeast Asian Games.While action continues in various fronts, Philippine Sports Commission chair and chef de mission William ‘’Butch’’... Read More

Filipino hero surfer scoops gold; to be feted at Palace

MANILA -- A Filipino surfer who rescued his Indonesian rival during the surfing preliminaries two days ago, captured the gold medal in the ongoing 30th Southeast Asian Games.Roger Casugay tallied 14.50 points in the men’s longboard open finals to beat fellow Filipino Rogelio Esquievel Jr. for... Read More

SEA Games: Blu Girls extend reign, Blu Boys falter

NEW CLARK CITY -- The Blu Girls hit another one out of the ballpark, but the Blu Boys got stranded with a silver medal Sunday in the 30th Southeast Asian Games men’s and women’s softball competitions at The Villages here on Sunday.The Blu Girls picked their 10th SEA Games gold via a... Read More

SEA Games: Thais take sailing overall title

SUBIC -- Thailand set sail for the 30th Southeast Asian Games and found gold at the Yacht Club here.The Thai skippers were the biggest winners in sailing in the regional meet as they took home five of the seven gold medals awarded Saturday.And the Philippines prevented the Thais from getting another... Read More

Obiena, Knott deliver golds in record fashion

MANILA -- Olympic-bound Ernest John Obiena and Fil-American Kristina Marie Knott won the gold in the men’s pole vault and women’s 200-meter run of the 30th Southeast Asian Games Saturday night before a delighted home crowd at the New Clark City Stadium in Capas, Tarlac.Obiena, son of... Read More