ASEAN IN FOCUS

Thousands in Myanmar rally behind Suu Kyi ahead of Hague court date

NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar (AFP) — Thousands rallied in support of Aung San Suu Kyi in Myanmar Saturday, on the eve of her departure for the UN’s top court to defend Myanmar against charges of genocide against Rohingya Muslims. The raucous rally in the capital Naypyidaw came as China’s foreign minister arrived for a visit at Suu Kyi’s invitation. Analysts say Beijing’s permanent seat on the UN Security Council — and its veto vote — makes it […]

PHL still on top spot with 90 golds as of Sunday noon (Dec. 8)

(Eagle News) – The Philippines continued lead the 30th Southeast Asian Games medal tally with 90 gold medals as of Sunday noon, Dec. 8. Aside from the 90 golds, the host country also bagged 68 silvers and 70 bronze medals, for a total medal haul of 228 Indonesia dislodged Vietnam in second place with 51 gold medals, 49 silvers and 65 bronze medals, while Vietnam drops into third place with 47 gold medals, 52 silvers […]

E-sports events debut at 30th SEA Games

(Eagle News) – E-sports events made their historic debut at the 30th Southeast Asian Games on Wednesday, December 5, at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan, Metro Manila. There are six medals to be contested in the events which should all conform to the standards of the International Olympic Committee that the selected games should not “should not promote the culture of violence and gambling.” The games are under three categories: PC, console, […]

PHL recognized as best SEA Games organizer by Sports Industry Awards Asia

(Eagle News) — The Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee (Phisgoc) has been recognized as the best organizer of the Southeast Asian Games after the staging world-class opening ceremonies at the 55,000 seater Philippine Arena that has gained the admiration of viewers all over the world, as well as for organizing the biggest SEA Games so far, with 56 sports comprising 530 events. The recognition comes from the Sports Industry Awards (SPIA) Asia, considered as […]

PHL still in lead with 47 golds after SEA Games’ Day 3, almost doubling 2017 record

  (Eagle News) – The Philippines won 47 gold medals at the end of Day 3 of the 30th Southeast Asian Games, maintaining its lead in the biggest multi-sport biennial meet in the Southeast Asian region. It has a total medal haul of 95, with 31 silvers and 17 bronze medals. The 47 gold haul is already almost double than that of the 2017 SEA Games gold haul of only 23, when the Philippines only […]

In photos: Pres. Duterte, Sultan Bolkiah strike “Duterte pose” during SEA Games opener at PHL Arena

(Eagle News) — In these series of photos released by Malacanang, President Rodrigo Duterte is seen striking his signature clenched fist pose together with His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Negara Brunei Darussalam, during the historic 30th Southeast Asian Games opening ceremonies at the Philippine Arena on Saturday night, Nov. 30, 2019. The Brunei leader watched the spectacular opening event to show support for the Brunei athletes. Sultan Bolkiah’s children, […]

PHL leads SEA Games medal tally with 21 golds, 11 silvers, and 7 bronze medals (as of 10 p.m., Dec. 1)

(Eagle News) — The Philippines leads the medal tally for the 30th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) on Sunday, Dec. 1, with 21 golds, 11 silvers and seven bronze medals, for a total of 39 medals, as of 10 p.m. The host country won gold medals in the following sports (renew for updates): 1. men’s triathlon event, John Chicano; 2. women’s wushu, Agatha Wong; 3. women’s triathlon, Kim Mangrobang; 4. dancesport – single dance waltz, […]

Brunei’s Sultan Bolkiah watches #SEAGames2019 opening at PHL Arena, together with President Duterte

  (Eagle News) – Brunei’s Prime Minister Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, the the 29th and current Sultan and Yang di-Pertuan of Brunei, attended the historic 30th Southeast Asian Games opening ceremonies at the 55,000-seater Philippine Arena on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019. The Brunei leader was welcomed by President Rodrigo Duterte at the Philippine Arena. They then proceeded to seat together with other officials and their delegation. Sultan Bolkiah’s children, son Prince Abdul Mateen, and daughter Princess […]

Just in: President Duterte now at the PHL Arena for #SEAGames2019 opening ceremonies

(Eagle News) — President Rodrigo Duterte has arrived at the Philippine Arena for the 30th SEA Games opening ceremonies.  Duterte arrived at around 6:30 p.m., before the scheduled start of the historic SEA Games opening at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019. Upon arrival, he was welcomed by Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee (Phisgoc) chairperson and House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano, and Atty. GP Santos of Maligaya Development Corporation, and other sports officials. […]

Pres. Duterte to grace 30th SEA Games opening at PHL Arena after bilateral meet with Brunei’s Sultan Bolkiah

  (Eagle News) — President Rodrigo Duterte is set to attend the 30th Southeast Asian Games opening later today, Saturday, Nov. 30, at the 55,000-seater Philippine Arena at the Ciudad de Victoria in Bocaue, Bulacan. But before going to the the SEA Games opener, he is scheduled to have a bilateral meeting with Brunei leader Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah whose son, Prince Abdul Mateen, and daughter, Princess Azemah, are members of Brunei’s polo team competing in […]

PHL women’s footballers beat Malaysia, enter SEA Games semis, while Junior Azkals still in race for semis berth

(Eagle News) – The Philippines’ women’s football team entered the 30th SEA Games semi-finals after a 5-0 win against Malaysia on Friday, Nov. 29, advancing in the Philippine race to win a gold at the 30th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games). The Philippine Malditas defeated the Malaysian lady footballers at the Biñan Football Stadium. Meanwhile, the Philippine men’s football team, the young Azkals, beat the Malaysian men’s team 1-0 at the Rizal Memorial Stadium in […]

Indonesia halts Singapore’s water polo reign at SEA Games after PHL-Singapore 6-6 draw

  by James EDGAR Agence France Presse CLARK, Philippines (AFP) — Indonesia clinched the first gold medal of the Southeast Asian Games in the Philippines on Friday with a historic victory, bringing Singapore’s 54-year stranglehold on the men’s water polo competition to an end. The tournament winners beat Malaysia 14-7 to take the lead in the five-team round-robin competition at the New Clark City Aquatics Centre, but had to watch a nail-biting 6-6 draw between […]