All set for Southeast Asian Games in May

Dale Rosal 01/18/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines—It’s green and go for the 31st Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) to be held in Hanoi, Vietnam from May 12 to 25, 2022. The 31st SEA Games organizing committee reaffirmed Vietnam’s hosting during Tuesday’s…

31st SEA Games preparations to go full swing in January – POC chief

Glendale G. Rosal 12/27/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines— The preparations for the 31st Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) will go full swing in January, according to Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino, Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) chief, on Sunday. Tolentino announced that the preparations for the…

Hegemon and bully of South China Sea

Antonio T. Carpio - @inquirerdotnet 12/09/2021

Last Nov. 22, 2021, while marking the 30th year of the China-Asean dialogue relationship, China’s President Xi Jinping declared that China does not seek hegemony and will not bully its smaller neighbors. Chinese diplomats routinely assure the…

Samantha Panlilio ends Miss Grand International journey

Micah Sophia C. Marcellones 12/05/2021

CEBU, Philippines— Samantha Panlilio, the Philippines’ candidate for Miss Grand International 2021, ends her journey for the Miss Grand International crown after she failed to make it as one of the top 20 semi-finalists of the competition…

Vietnam jails man for five years for spreading COVID-19

Agence France Presse 09/07/2021

HANOI — A Vietnamese man has been sentenced to five years in jail for spreading Covid-19 after he breached home quarantine rules. Le Van Tri was convicted of “spreading dangerous infectious diseases to other people” after he…

SEA Games in Vietnam postponed due to COVID-19 concerns

Glendale G. Rosal 07/08/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Bad news for Filipino athletes, who are grinding themselves in training for the 31st Southeast Asian Games (SEAG), after the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) President and Congressman Abraham Bambol Tolentino announced its postponement…

4 Cebuano cyclists seek SEA Games berths this weekend

Glendale G. Rosal 07/06/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Four Cebuanos will race head-to-head against the country’s best cyclists in the upcoming PhilCycling National Trials this weekend, July 10 to 11, 2021, at the Clark Freeport in Mabalacat, Pampanga. According to Phil Cycling…

Triathlete Remolino, Marathon Queen Tabal hoping SEA Games will push through

Glendale G. Rosal 06/27/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Two of the Philippines’ top bets in the upcoming 31st Southeast Asian Games (SEAG), Cebuano triathlete Andrew Kim Remolino and Marathoner Mary Joy Tabal are crossing their fingers that the meet will push…

Vietnam mulls postponing SEAG opening due to recent rise in COVID-19 cases

Glendale G. Rosal 06/25/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, Vietnam, the host country of the 31st Southeast Asian Games, is mulling to move the Games’ opening from November this year to July next year. Philippine Olympic Committee…

Why are we bullied?

Richard Heydarian - @inquirerdotnet 06/15/2021

A few years back, when Dutertismo was still a novel ideology and hopes ran high for transformative politics, I stumbled upon an interesting comment on one of my interviews. It was posted by an overseas Filipino worker…

Hungary training helps Cebuana gymnast prepare for SEAG 

Dale Rosal 06/01/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Cebuana gymnast Daniela Reggie Dela Pisa takes a short break after four months of rigid training in Budapest, Hungary, under the tutelage of two-time Olympian Dora Vass. The 17-year-old Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) gold medalist is…

Marathon queen Tabal gets 1st jab: I can focus now on my training

Glendale G. Rosal 05/27/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebuana Olympian Mary Joy Tabal finally got her first jab of the AstraZeneca vaccine today, May 27, 2021, in-time for her preparations for the big races she will be joining this year. The…

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