SEA Games 2019

PH men’s water polo team eye SEA Games podium finish

MANILA – National men’s water polo coach Rey Galang is gunning for a podium finish as his charges take on past tormentor Indonesia at the start of the 30th SEA Games water polo competitions at the New Clark City Aquatic Center in Capas, Tarlac on Tuesday.“Last time we placed fourth... Read More

SEA Games’ Subic cluster holds cauldron lighting rite

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT -- Six days before the grand opening of the 30th Southeast Asian Games, the Subic Cluster formally opened the biennial meet here with the lighting of the cauldron.Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) chairman and administrator Wilma Eisma led the lighting ceremony witnessed by... Read More

PH wins first game vs. Indonesia in SEA Games floorball

MANILA -- Unknown to most Filipinos, floorball became the early source of pride as the national women’s team tallied the first victory for the host nation with an 8-1 win over Indonesia in the 30th Southeast Asian Games on Monday.With a resemblance to the more popular ice hockey, floorball... Read More

PFF president upbeat on strong SEA Games showing

MANILA -- Philippine Football Federation (PFF) president Mariano “Nonong” Araneta has expressed optimism over the national football teams’ campaigns in the 30th Southeast Asian Games kicking off on Monday at Rizal Memorial Stadium.Araneta, who saw action in three SEA Games... Read More

Palace assures SEA Games athletes of ‘memorable’ stay in PH

MANILA -- Malacañang on Sunday assured the athletes of the 30th Southeast Asian Games that they will have a “pleasant, productive, and memorable” stay in the Philippines, this year’s host of the biennial regional multi-sport event.“We are not promising that the Games... Read More

30th SEA Games eyed to spark interest in open water swimming

MANILA -- There’s only one gold medal at stake in open water swimming in the coming 30th Southeast Asian Games.But for national team coach Betsy Medalla and swimmer Ron Jairus Villamor, winning the gold will surely go a long way in helping promote the sport among Filipinos.“I really... Read More

Duterte wishes athletes luck in 30th SEA Games

MANILA -- President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday wished the athletes luck in the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games that will be hosted by the Philippines from November 30 to December 11 this year.“I wish them all the luck and my fervent prayers goes with it,” the President said in a media... Read More

Kiefer Ravena gets shot at 5th SEAG gold, headlines Gilas Men

MANILA -- Kiefer Ravena gets a golden opportunity to add another Southeast Asian Games championship to his portfolio as he was named to the Gilas Pilipinas Men team that will play in this year's SEA Games 5-on-5 basketball event.The NLEX guard, who was a late addition to the pool following the... Read More

PSC chief sees PH to get top 3 in 30th SEA Games  

MANILA – With the amount of government support extended to the athletes, Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) chairman William “Butch” Ramirez said on Thursday he would not be surprised if the country will get the top three finish in the upcoming 30th Southeast Asian Games.“I... Read More

Task force assures safety for 30th SEA Games in Southern Luzon

CAMP GEN. VICENTE LIM, Calamba City–The top commander of the Security Task Force (STF) in Southern Luzon for the 30th Southeast Asian Games on Wednesday assured the safety of participants during events to be held south of Manila from Nov. 30 to Dec. 11 this year.In a media interview, Police... Read More

Morris Garages to provide cars for SEA Games athletes, officials

MANILA -- Morris Garages (MG) on Tuesday formally sealed an agreement with the Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee (Phisgoc) to become the primary transportation means for the upcoming SEA Games.Representatives from MG and Phisgoc signed the memorandum of agreement on Tuesday at... Read More

TV5 to broadcast SEA Games basketball, esports events

MANILA -- TV5 will be among the main Philippine broadcasters for the upcoming 30th Southeast Asian Games from Nov. 30-Dec. 11 in various locations in Luzon.The broadcasting giant formally announced its participation in bringing the games to national television in a press conference at Hotel Raffles... Read More

Skateboarding venue for SEA Games almost complete

MANILA -- The 30th Southeast Asian Games skateboarding competition venue in Tagaytay is now 99.5 percent ready.Skateboarding and Roller Sport Association of the Philippines (SRSAPI) president Monty Mendigoria said the national skateboarding team has already been practicing at the Tagaytay street and... Read More

PFL commish elated by success of SEAG football test event

BIÑAN, Laguna — Philippines Football League commissioner Coco Torre could not help but be happy to see the Copa Paulino Alcantara final between Ceres Negros and Kaya Iloilo as a resounding success."I'm very happy with the very good turnout," Torre said after the match at the... Read More

Cayetano hopeful PH tops SEA Games

MANILA -- Philippine SEA Games Organizing Committee chairman and House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano expressed hope that the Philippines will top this year's Southeast Asian Games, which the country is hosting."Nagdadasal kami (We're praying). We're hoping and giving our support na mag number one ang... Read More

Fil-Am pole vaulters eye 1-2 finish in SEA Games

MANILA -- Filipino-American athletes Natalie Uy and Alyana Nicolas will be shooting for a 1-2 finish in the women's pole vault competitions of the 30th Southeast Asian Games athletic competitions.Both Uy and Nicolas are now in the United States for the final phase of their preparations for the SEA... Read More

Phisgoc workforce urged to work hard for SEA Games hosting

MANILA -- Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano, Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee (Phisgoc) chairman, challenged the 527 workers to give their best to assure the hosting of the 30th SEA Games would be successful.Cayetano made his call during a pep rally held at the Cayetano Sports Complex... Read More

Filipino fencers eyeing four golds in SEA Games

MANILA -- The Philippine fencing team to the 30th SEA Games hosted by the Philippines later this month will not settle for anything less than winning the overall title on home soil.The last time the Philippines hosted the biennial event in 2005, the local fencers were overall champions with five... Read More

PH to field largest delegation in 30th SEA Games

MANILA -- The Philippines will have the biggest delegation in the 30th Southeast Asian Games which the country will host from Nov. 30 to Dec. 11 this year.The country will be represented by 1,115 athletes and 753 coaches and officials.Indonesia, the 2011 SEA Games overall champion, has the second... Read More

Citibank supports Paralympian athletes Ancheta, Mangliwan

MANILA -- Citibank has expressed its full support for Philippine Paralympians Adeline Ancheta and Jerrold Mangliwan ahead of next year's 10th Asean Para Games.In a press conference on Monday at Treston International College in Taguig, the bank announced that both Ancheta and Mangliwan are now part... Read More