SEA Games 2019

SEA Games observes cancellation protocol due to ‘Tisoy’

MANILA -- The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said all events in the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games will follow a “cancellation protocol” to brace for the impact of Typhoon Tisoy (international name Kammuri).Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo... Read More

U22 Azkals' playoff bid gets boost with Myanmar win vs Cambodia

BINAN, Laguna -- The Philippine under-22 Azkals got some help in their quest to make the semifinals of the Southeast Asian Games men's football tournament after Myanmar struck late to steal a 2-1 win against Cambodia on Monday night at the Biñan Football Stadium.Although the win gave Myanmar... Read More

Arnis bags 8 more SEA Games golds as PH keeps lead

MANILA – Arnis, the country’s national martial arts, pulled out another blistering performance after winning eight more gold medals to push the Philippines ahead in the medal tally of the ongoing 30th Southeast Asian Games.The arnis team now have a total of 12 gold medals after Jesfer... Read More

PH capable of hosting ‘bigger-scale’ games: OCA exec

MANILA – Impressed by the opening ceremonies of the 30th Southeast Asian Games, Wei Jizhong, the honorary life vice-president of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), on Monday said the Philippines is capable of organizing "bigger-scale" games like the Asian Games."The opening ceremony, perhaps,... Read More

Diaz bags first SEA Games gold

MANILA -- Hidilyn Diaz emerged as the star of the show for Team Philippines on Monday when she finally bagged her first Southeast Asian Games gold with a dominant performance in women’s weightlifting.Diaz, 28, a silver medalist in the 2016 Rio De Janeiro Olympics, lifted a total of 211kg in... Read More

PH sweeps SEA Games 3x3 golds

MANILA -- The Philippines 3x3 took home the two gold medals on the line in the Southeast Asian Games 3x3 tournament at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan City on Monday.The Gilas Women first took the gold in the distaff side, beating Thailand in the final, 17-13.Afril Bernardino came out firing... Read More

SEA Games extension unlikely amid ‘Tisoy’ threat

MANILA -- The Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee (Phisgoc) on Monday said there is no need to extend the ongoing 30th SEA Games as contingency plans are in place for the sports events to be affected by Typhoon Tisoy.Phisgoc chief operating officer Tats Suzara said stretching the... Read More

PH's Monica Torres clinches gold in SEA Games' duathlon

SUBIC BAY, Zambales -- Filipina duathlon athlete Monica Torres delivered an early gold medal for the country on the second day of the 30th Southeast Asian Games here.Despite suffering from an upset stomach before the competition, Torres dominated the women's finals at the Subic Bay Boardwalk,... Read More

Duterte says SEA Games hosting errors could have been avoided

MANILA -- President Rodrigo Duterte said mistakes in the Philippine hosting of the 30th Southeast Asian Games could have been avoided if the PHP6-billion budget for the multisport event was used “correctly.”In a television interview on GMA's Unang Hirit aired Monday morning, Duterte... Read More

PH takes early lead with 20 golds in 30th SEA Games

MANILA – The host Philippines kicked off its bid to duplicate the Southeast Asian Games overall championship it achieved 14 years ago with 19 glittering gold medals right on the first day of the 30th edition of the biennial meet on Sunday.The dancesports and arnis came out with most brilliant... Read More

Palace hails organizers, volunteers for ‘superb’ SEA Games launch

MANILA -- Malacañang on Sunday praised the organizers, volunteers, and the other people who made a “job exceedingly done” in organizing the formal launch of the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games at the Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan on Saturday night. “The opening... Read More

PH completes twin kill in sepak takraw hoop events

MANILA -- The Philippine sepak takraw team completed a twin kill in hoop events to kick off its 30th Southeast Asian Games campaign in style Sunday afternoon before a packed crowd here at the Subic Gymnasium.Buoyed by the women’s breakthrough triumph earlier, the Filipino sepak takraw bets did... Read More

Wushu star Agatha Wong keeps title, wins gold for PH

MANILA -- Agatha Wong of the Philippines proved a class over the rest, retaining the gold medal in the taolu taijiquan event of wushu Sunday in the 30th Southeast Asian Games at the World Trade Center in Manila.Wong, who performed fifth in the order of play, was spectacular among all the nine... Read More

Filipino cagers stamp mark in 3x3 basketball

MANILA -- Living up to its billing, the Philippines scored a double win Sunday in the men’s and women’s divisions of the 3x3 basketball event of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games at the Filoil Flying V Center.Gilas Pilipinas, the men’s team of the host squad, outlasted Indonesia 21-17... Read More

PH rakes double 1-2 finish in SEA games triathlon

SUBIC BAY, Zambales -- Celebrations and greetings poured forth as the Philippines triathletes scored an impressive double 1-2 finish in the triathlon competition of the 30th Southeast Asian Games here on Sunday.John Leerams Chicano and Kim Mangrobang swept the men’s and women’s triathlon... Read More

Triathlete gives PH first gold in 30th SEA Games

SUBIC, Zambales -- Rambo Chicano delivered the first gold for the Philippines after he ruled the 30th Southeast Asian Games men's triathlon on Sunday at Subic Bay Boardwalk here.After a second-place finish to Nikko Huelgas in the 2017 meet in Kuala Lumpur, the Olongapo City native clocked one hour,... Read More

Search for new sports heroes begins in 30th SEA Games

MANILA -- A day after the country celebrated National Heroes Day, the search for new sports heroes of the nation, and the region as well, begins in earnest on Sunday as action in the 30th Philippine SEA Games finally goes full blast.After the pomp and pageantry of the inaugural rites of the SEA... Read More

Cultural, nostalgic production number kicks off 30th SEA Games

MANILA -- At least in some aspects, the opening ceremonies of the Southeast Asian Games lived up to the hype of being comparable to the Super Bowl halftime show.In a special production on Saturday night, a good dose of cultural and nostalgic feels entertained a good-sized crowd at the Philippine... Read More

Super Bowl halftime show-like program to formally open SEA Games

MANILA — An extravagant opening ceremonies will formally begin the 30th Southeast Asian Games on Saturday night.Tats Suzara, the chief operating officer of the Philippine SEA Games Organizing Committee (Phisgoc), likens the opening rites to that of one of the most anticipated mini concerts in... Read More

PH athletes' heroism hailed on Bonifacio Day

MANILA ---As the nation commemorates the 156th birth anniversary of revolutionary hero Andres Bonifacio, the Philippine South East Asian Games Organizing Committee (Phisgoc) on Saturday enjoined all Filipinos to pay tribute to the country's modern-day heroes: our national athletes.The Opening... Read More