SEA Games 2019

‘Nanalo ako dahil Pilipino ako’: Wushu athlete defends her gold medal wins

Wushu star Agatha Wong showed her Filipino pride in a tweet posted Saturday, December 6. The two-time Southeast Asian (SEA) Games gold medalist addressed speculations that she won because of her Chinese roots.  “My last name’s Chinese and yet I am a Filipina more than anything. I was born in the Philippines, grew up in …

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Bittersweet victory: Indonesian athlete told of father’s death after winning 2 SEAG golds

Indonesian athlete Edgar Xavier Marvelo was met with a bittersweet victory after finding out his father died while he was competing in the event.  Edgar won 2 gold medals for men’s Gunshu and Daoshu events of Wushu. His team were in tears after the competition. Sadly, it wasn’t tears of joy, as they had to …

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VicHo, ViChen or GreCo? Vico Sotto and Gretchen Ho spotted together at SEAG volleyball match

The people of Twitter have spoken. Netizens are shipping Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto and TV host Gretchen Ho after they were seen sitting beside each other at a Southeast Asian Games volleyball match yesterday.  The two were watching the Philippines’ women’s volleyball team go up against the Vietnam team at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig.  …

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LOOK: Filipina beauty queens who dazzled us in the SEA Games opening ceremony

Just because we couldn’t get over it, here are the 11 Filipina beauty queens who were the muses of the participating countries in the opening ceremony of the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games 2019:  Karen Gallman  Filipina-Australian beauty Karen Gallman is the Philippines’ first-ever holder of the Miss Intercontinental crown. She rose above more than 80 …

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‘Francis M must be proud’: Elmo Magalona raps at SEA Games opening ceremony

Just like his father, Elmo Magalona is the man from Manila.  At the opening ceremony for the 2019 SEA Games, KZ Tandingan, Iñigo Pascual, and Elmo Magalona thrilled thousands of Filipinos with a world-class mash-up of Filipino rap icon Francis Magalona’s hits.  The late icon’s son performed Man from Manila, Mga Kababayan Ko and Tayo’y …

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Apl.de.ap celebrates birthday in New York and Manila

Apl.de.ap is back in Manila just in time for the much-awaited 2019 Southeast Asian Games Opening Ceremony. The Filipino-American rapper, born November 28, 1974, earlier celebrated his birthday in New York, Friday, during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade where he performed with other Black Eyed Peas members will.i.am and Taboo. Apl also plans to continue …

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LOOK: Top trending topics on Twitter during SEA Games opening

Netizens took to Twitter their views and opinions as the 2019 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games officially kicked off Saturday at the Philippine Arena. Here we have listed the topics which have trended during and after the SEA Games opening ceremony. The official hashtags #SEAGames2019, #30thSEAGAMES, #WeWinAsOne were the widely used hashtags as netizens aired their …

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What to expect at the 30th SEA Games opening ceremony

Are you ready for the 2019 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games opening ceremony? On Tuesday, we had witnessed the dress rehearsal for the much-awaited event, which formally marks the start of the 30th edition of the biennial sports gathering of about 11,000 athletes and officials from 11 countries. Here’s everything you need to know about the …

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SEA Games 2019 opening turns spotlight on world-class Pinoy talent

“Watch out for the opening ceremony.” This was the invitation of National Artist for Music Ryan “Mr. C” Cayabyab who couldn’t hide his excitement over what will unfold at the grand program that officially opens the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games. The kick-off event of the biennial sports gathering happens on November 30, 7 p.m., …

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