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‘Bayanihan’, altruism Pinoy-style

The miracle of 2005 is within grasp but there’s more than scooping the golds for the Philippines in the ongoing 30thSoutheast Asian Games. While action continues in various fronts, Philippine Sports Commission chair and chef de mission William ‘’Butch’’ Ramirez said the biennial Games also showed what unity can do to a country, being burdened by […]

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After easy SEAG win, EJ’s  next target is Tokyo Olympics

BY NICK GIONGCO   CAPAS, Tarlac – EJ Obiena, the newly-crowned Southeast Asian Games pole vault king, is dead-serious in making an impression in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.   The 6-foot-2 leaper, who reset the SEAG mark with a 5.45-meter job Saturday, is returning to Italy today to resume his training under renowned coach Vitaly Petrov. […]

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‘Pogi’ masters mentor to pocket 10-ball gold

BY JONAS TERRADO Chezka Centeno continued her mastery of mentor and close friend Rubilen Amit by claiming the women’s 10-ball singles gold of the 30th Southeast Asian Games with a 7-3 win in Saturday’s all-Filipino final at the Tent City of the Manila Hotel. Centeno’s smooth pocketing coupled with Amit’s struggles on the break allowed […]

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Sacrifices pay off for PH women’s epee team as the Nationals clinch gold

BY WAYLON GALVEZ The women’s fencing team of Harlene Raguin, Hanniel Abella, Anna Gabriella Estimada and Mickyle Rein Bustos claimed the gold medal following a 45-38 win against Singapore in epee event of the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games Friday at the World Trade Center in Pasay City. Abella, the 26-year-old silver medal winner in […]

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PH now unreachable as tennis, rowing, taekwondo deliver golds

BY NICK GIONGCO   CAPAS, Tarlac – It rained gold medals for the Philippines during the first half of Saturday with taekwondo, rowing  and tennis joining the growing list of winners while Marge Didal scooped her second skating top finish as well in the 30th Southeast Asian Games that is being played mostly in Metro Manila, […]

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Gilas overpowers Vietnam, gains outright semis

BY WAYLON GALVEZ   GILAS Pilipinas used a big second half to beat Vietnam, 110-69, and claim an outright semifinal berth in basketball action of the 30th Southeast Asian Games Friday night at the Mall of Asia Arena. June Mar Fajardo, the reigning five-time Most Valuable Player in the PBA, finished with 23 points – 12 […]

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