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19 golds so far, but it’s a rough road ahead for Philippines at SEA Games

Win some, lose some.  The Philippines sits in fourth place in the 32nd Southeast Asian Games’ medal tally, with 19 gold, 28 silver, and 31 bronze medals as of the evening of May 8, and that ranking will expectedly be challenged by several factors in the remaining nine days. As host country, Cambodia had the...


Obiena heads back to training with sights set on 6-meter mark

Ernest John “EJ” Obiena was on easy street on home grounds. In the three weeks that he was in the Philippines for much-needed R&R, the world’s No. 3 pole vaulter was peppered with profit-making deals that made him ambassador of top consumer brands. Of course, there were also the mandatory courtesy calls to various sports...