Dumaguete City is 2020 ASEAN Schools Games host

The Department of Education (DepEd) formally announced that the Philippines will be hosting the 12th ASEAN Schools Games (ASG) in Dumaguete City next year.

Participating in the ASG are athletes from the 10 nations in Southeast Asia, namely Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. The participants will compete in various sports including archery, athletics, badminton, basketball, sepak takraw, swimming, table tennis, and volleyball.

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Philippines to host 11th Asian Swimming Championships next year

After the successful and historic stint at the 30th Southeast Asian Games this year, Philippine Swimming is set to embark on another milestone for Philippine Swimming as we host Asia’s biggest aquatic event next year, the 11th Asian Swimming Championships (Capas 2020) on November 7-17, 2020.

The Asian Swimming Championships is a quadrennial event which gathers more than 50 countries and is being participated by top athletes in Asia, in all aquatic disciplines : swimming, diving, water polo, synchronize swimming and open water swimming.

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SEA Games 2019 Guessing Game Winners

The 30th Southeast Asian Games has ended, with Team Philippines proclaimed as the overall champion with 149 Gold, 117 Silver and 121 Bronze medals.

This is Philippines’ overall championship title since 2005 SEA Games which we also hosted.

Philippine Swimming on the other hand finally ended the 10-year Gold medal drought and brought home with 1 Gold, 6 Silver and 9 Bronze Medals.

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Philippine Swimming is on the rise

Sixteen Medals. Two SEA Games records. Sixteen Philippine National Records. Six Olympic “B” Cuts. One Philippine Swimming Team.

After a decade of not winning a Gold Medal at the Southeast Asian Games, Philippine Swimming has finally ended the drought at it’s 30th edition in Tarlac, Philippines, and went home with 1 Gold, 6 Silver and 9 Bronze medals.

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Nine events, eight medals, eight national records, two Olympic B cuts, one Jasmine Alkhaldi

Jasmine has always been the most consistent to deliver her best times in every SEA Games that she has joined, no matter how good or bad her times were leading to the games.

At age 16, at the 2009 SEA Games in Laos, she set her first Seniors Philippine National record in the Women’s 100m Fly event, resetting Marichi Gandiongco’s 1:04.34 record to 1:02.16; and was part of the relay teams who broke the 4x100m Free and 4x200m Free relay PH national records.

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Duterte adds SEA Games medal incentives; gold medalists now gets P850,000

President Rodrigo Duterte announced yesterday that the Office of the President will be adding cash incentives to all SEA Games 2019 medal winners, in addition to the financial incentives that they will be getting in accordance to the law.

An additional of P250,000 to gold medalists, P150,000 for a silver performance and P100,000 for a bronze will be given by the office of the President.

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PH Swimming ends SEA Games campaign with two more bronze medals

Philippine Swimming’s 30th Southeast Asian Games campaign ended with two more bronze medals courtesy of Luke Gebbie and Jasmine Alkhaldi at the NCC Aquatic Center in Capas, Tarlac Monday evening.

Narrowly missing a podium finish in the Men’s 100m Freestyle event, Gebbie made sure that he will end his first SEA Games with an individual medal, and propelled his way to a third place finish in the Men’s 50m Freestyle event where he clocked a bronze medal time of 22.62 seconds that equals the current Philippine national record of Daniel Coakley clocked at the 2009 SEA Games in Laos.

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Isleta and Alkhaldi share podium on day four of SEA Games

It’s been six editions of the games when two Filipino tankers have shared a podium in a swim event in SEA Games.

This year, at the 30th edition of the Southeast Asian Games in Philippines, Chloe Kennedy Isleta and Jasmine Alkhaldi shared the podium in the Women’s 100m Backstroke event where they finished second and third in the evening finals at the NCC Aquatic Center in Tarlac City Saturday evening.

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All Pinoy tankers advance to day four SEA Games finals; Olson resets PH Swim Record

It’s 12-12 for Team Philippines, as all Pinoy tankers have successfully advanced to the day four finals of the 30th Southeast Asian Games in New Clark City Aquatics Center, Tarlac Philippines Saturday morning.

Seventeen-year-old Jaden Christian Olson became the first Filipino swimmer to have gone below 26 seconds in the Men’s 50m Backstroke event, qualifying to the evening finals in second place with his new Philippine national record time of 25.99

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Pinoy tankers collected silver and two bronze on day three of SEA Games action

After winning a lone bronze medal yesterday, the Philippine swimming team leveled-up their game and added a silver and two bronze medals on day three of the 30th Southeast Asian Games in Tarlac City, Philippines Friday evening.

Ending the night with the bang was the Men’s quartet of Luke Gebbie, Maurice Sacho Ilustre, Jean-Pierre Khouzam and Jarod Hatch who stormed to a silver medal finish in the Men’s 4x100m Freestyle relay with a new Philippine national record time of 3:22.32

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Rodgers breaks PH Swim Record; as nine of ten tankers advance to day three SEA Games finals

UAAP multi-medalist Joy Serdan Rodgers debut in SEA Games with a bang, qualifying to the evening finals via a new Philippine national record in the Women’s 50m Breaststroke event in the morning heats of the 30th Southeast Asian Games in Tarlac City Friday morning.

Swimming in lane 6 of heat one, Rodgers propelled her way to a new Philippine record time of 33.09, finishing second in her heat and fifth overall.

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Women’s quartet saves day two campaign; delivers lone SEA Games medal in Tarlac

The Women’s quartet of Nicole Justine Marie Oliva, Jasmine Alkhaldi, Xiandi Chua and Remedy Rule saved Philippines’ day two campaign as they delivered the lone medal today at the 30th Southeast Asian Games in Tarlac City, Philippines Thursday evening.

Expected to podium in this event, the Women’s 4x200m Freestyle relay team settled for third place with a new Philippine national record time of 8:15.48, erasing the 8:18.58 previous mark clocked at the 2017 SEA Games by Alkhaldi, Oliva, Rosalee Santa and Nicole Pamintuan.

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Alkhaldi and Gebbie erase PH national records; advance to SEA Games finals tonight

Tokyo Olympic Games “QTB” swimmers Jasmine Alkhaldi and Luke Gebbie erased the Philippine national records this morning at the preliminary heats of day two of action at the 30th Southeast Asian Games in Tarlac City, Philippines.

Swimming in the Women’s 50m Backstroke in SEA Games for the first time, last night’s 100m Free bronze medalist Alkhaldi finished second in the morning prelims with a new Philippine national record time of 29.53.

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Deiparine ends swimming’s gold medal drought; breaks SEA Games record

James Christian Deiparine has successfully ended the country’s SEA Games gold medal drought in swimming at the 30th Southeast Asian Games, after winning the gold medal of the Men’s 100m Breaststroke event in front of the roaring home crowd at the NCC Aquatic Center in Capas, Tarlac Wednesday evening.

Competing against the region’s top breaststrokers, Deiparine held his ground and propelled his way to an eye-popping new SEA Games record time of 1:01.46 minutes to take the gold.

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Cook fires up day one SEA Games prelims, as all Pinoy tankers advance to finals

Out of nowhere and out from the radar of everyone, Jonathan Sebastian Cook fired up Philippines’ campaign on day one of the 30th Southeast Asian Games preliminary as he tops the preliminary of the Men’s 100m Breaststroke event at the NCC Aquatic Center in Capas, Tarlac Wednesday morning.

Nineteen year-old Cook, the Philippine junior national record holder of the 16-18 Boys 100m Breast, was on fire, leading the race from start to finish with a new best time of 1:02.29, the fastest time going to the evening finals.

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