When it comes to instantly uniting Filipinos from all walks of life, nothing else has come close to what recent sports and our most-loved local athletes have achieved. And with what is arguably considered as the region’s most prestigious sporting event just around the corner, TV5 is all set to re-ignite our countrymen’s shared passion for sports and competition as it exclusively airs the highly anticipated 28th South East Asian (SEA) Games from June 5 – 16.
As the Philippines’ official Olympic broadcaster, TV5 is once again at the forefront of giving all Kapatids front row seats to the biennial, regional event. Viewers and netizens alike will be able to closely follow the journey of the 400+ strong athletes of the Philippine delegation who will be competing in Singapore against 11 neighboring countries in 46 sports, across a total of 402 events.
Kapatids all over the country will surely be glued to TV5 as they enjoy cheering for some of their most favorite idols and athletes who are set to represent the country, such as volleyball superstar Alyssa Valdez (who has also been named by the Philippine Olympic Committee as the Philippine flag bearer), basketball standouts Marcus Douthit and Kiefer Ravena, world champion Billiards players Efren “Bata” Reyes and Rubilen Amit, world-class boxing pugs Eumir Marical and Josie Gabuco, and the tenacious and revamped “Azkals” Men’s Football Team.
TV5’s exclusive coverage of the 28th SEA Games will kick off with the telecast of the event’s grand opening ceremonies as it happens live in Singapore’s newly built National Stadium on June 5, airing live via Aksyon TV and www.Sports5.ph. The sporting festivities will be highlighted with live airing of the games of Men’s and Women’s Basketball, and Men’s and Women’s Volleyball (both via TV5, Aksyon TV and www.Sports5.ph); and Men’s Football (via Aksyon TV and www.Sports5.ph).
Aside from these, TV5 will likewise be putting the spotlight on our brave local athletes who will be competing against the region’s very best in Boxing, Wushu, Billiards, Athletics, Swimming, Cycling, Softball, Shooting, and Netball.