SEA Games 2019

Malditas enter SEAG semis; Azkals stay alive in playoff hunt

BIÑAN, Laguna -- The Philippine football teams struck twice on Malaysia on Friday night to bolster their respective Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) agenda.The Malditas barged into the semifinals of the women's football event after drubbing the Malaysian lady footballers, 5-0, at the Biñan... Read More

11 competing SEAG members raise flags at Athletes Village

MANILA -- The presence of all 11 competing nations in the 30th Philippine Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) was formally recognized during a simple flag-raising ceremony held at the plaza of the Athletes Village at the New Clark City in Capas, Tarlac on Friday morning.The delegations were welcomed by... Read More

PH first SEA Games medal to come from polo

MANILA -- The first Philippine medal for the Southeast Asian Games will come from polo.The Philippines is now assured of at least a silver in the mixed 4-6 goal competition of the SEA Games polo event after clinching a seat in the final on Thursday at the Miguel Romero Polo Field in Calatagan,... Read More

PHISGOC laments Lacson’s erroneous claims on SEAG disbursements

MANILA -- The organizers of the 30th Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) said Thursday that the state spending for the Philippines’ hosting of the regional sports competition is all accounted for and complies with Commission on Audit (COA) rules.Ramon Suzara, chief operating officer of the Philippine... Read More

Palace ‘strongly’ suggests students’ free access to SEA Games

MANILA —Malacañang on Thursday “strongly” urged the Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee (Phisgoc) to allow students watch the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games for free.Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo made the call to attract more crowds who will... Read More

PH Muay Thai players may bring home gold: coach

BAGUIO CITY – Filipino Muay Thai players from Baguio and Benguet are expected to help in the pursuit of gold medal in the coming 30th Southeast Asian Games which will officially start on November 30 at the Philippine Arena in Bulacan.National Muay Thai coach Billy Alumno believes that his... Read More

Indonesian athletes told to get SEA Games’ top two finish

BOGOR, West Java -- President Joko Widodo on Wednesday appealed to Indonesian athletes to get the top two position in the medal tally of the 30th Southeast Asian Games that the Philippines is hosting from November 30 to December 11."I want us to emerge as the top two at the Philippines 30th SEA... Read More

Cayetano on SEA Games mess: Hold me accountable

MANILA -- Philippine SEA Games Organizing Committee (Phisgoc) chairman, House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano on Thursday said he is ready to face any investigation into the controversies surrounding the country's hosting of the 30th Southeast Asian Games."Hold me accountable. SEA Games Organizing... Read More

Palace hopes for successful PH hosting of SEA Games

MANILA -- Malacañang remains optimistic that the Philippines’ hosting of the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games will conclude “with flying colors” despite controversies besetting the regional sports meet.While President Rodrigo Duterte had raised concerns over the supposed... Read More

Rizal Memorial Complex, PhilSports facilities ready for SEA Games

MANILA -- As promised, the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) on Wednesday made sure that the newly-restored Rizal Memorial Sports Complex (RMSC) and PhilSports Complex in Pasig City will be part of this year’s historic event in Philippine Sports.Seven out of 56 sports for the country’s... Read More

PH’s hosting of SEA Games is better: Sotto

MANILA -- Senate President Vicente Sotto III on Wednesday said the country’s preparations for the SEA Games are way better and more intensive than the ones undertaken by other countries in the past.Sotto, a former athlete, made the comment as he reiterated that glitches like the issue of food... Read More

PRRD mulls more incentives for Pinoy medalists in SEA Games

MANILA -- President Rodrigo R. Duterte is considering giving additional incentives to Filipino athletes who will win medals in the 30th Southeast Asian Games on top of the cash bonanza provided by law, Senator Christopher “Bong” Go said on Wednesday.Go, Duterte’s former aide, said... Read More

PH water polo team forces draw

MANILA -- Host Philippines showed incredible grit as it escaped with a shock 6-6 draw with a tough Indonesia side Tuesday to open its campaign in men’s water polo of the 30th Southeast Asian Games at the New Clark City Aquatics Center in Capas, Tarlac.The Filipinos trailed, 4-5 and 5-6, in the... Read More

Malditas, Myanmar battle to draw in SEA Games women's football

BINAN -- The Philippine women's football team held Myanmar to a goalless draw at the start of their campaign in the Southeast Asian Games on Tuesday night at the Biñan Football Stadium.While failing to convert all of their six shots on target -- the Malditas kept Myanmar at bay to score a... Read More

PH football community chips in to address SEA Games concerns

MANILA – The Philippine football community is chipping in to address some of the concerns hounding the competition in the ongoing Southeast Asian Games.Philippine Football Federation (PFF) president Nonong Araneta said well-meaning individuals and private companies have stepped in to help the... Read More

POC chief calls for unity as PH goes full blast as SEA Games host

MANILA -- Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) president Abraham Tolentino on Tuesday appealed to all Filipinos to “stand as one” as the country’s hosting of the 30th SEA Games is ready to go full blast.The POC chief reminded everyone that it’s only the fourth time the... Read More

Cambodia football coach: Time to move on

MANILA -- For the football coaches of the 30th Southeast Asian Games, the inconveniences that their teams encountered upon their arrival in the country actually happen in an event involving thousands of people.“It wasn’t ideal… but things happen. It’s time to move on and... Read More

Ex-athletes urge public to unite, support Team PH

MANILA – Former athletes rallied behind the Team Philippines, urging the public to unite and support the Filipino athletes who will compete in the 30th Southeast Asian Games from Nov. 30 to Dec. 11.Former Philippine Azkals U22 member Alejandro Baldo Jr., former Gilas Pilipinas team captain... Read More

Late U22 Azkals goal forces draw vs. Cambodia

MANILA -- The Philippine men's under-22 football team escaped with a 1-1 draw against Cambodia in Day 1 of the Southeast Asian Games men's football tournament at the Rizal Memorial Stadium in Manila on Monday night.Dennis Chung, who came in as a late substitute for Dylan De Bruycker, broke the heart... Read More

Vietnam football coach commends improved Malditas

SILANG, Cavite -- Vietnam women's football head coach, Mai Duc Chung, could not help but express his rave for the Philippine women's football team for its sudden rise into Southeast Asia's football elites."You have a lot of improvement especially after the recent events," Mai told Let Dimzon, the... Read More