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After the damage of superstorm Yolanda last year, the Philippines is hoping to use basketball as a vehicle to get the country back up on its feet.

Owned by religious group the Iglesia ni Cristo, the 50,000-seater multi-use Philippine Arena opened its doors in July. Could it be transformational for sports hosting in the influential south-east Asian country? Elisha Chauhan finds out.

OneAsia has announced that it has joined as the co-sanctioning body for the Solaire Philippine Open as part of a wider effort to re-establish its presence in the golf market.

The International Basketball Federation (Fiba) has awarded hosting rights for the 2023 Basketball World Cup to the Philippines, Japan and Indonesia.

The 2019 Southeast Asian Games is set to take place in the Philippines after all, with the country’s President, Rodrigo Duterte, reportedly having had a change of heart over his earlier decision to withdraw the state’s financial support for the multi-sport event.

Jose Cojuangco, the president of the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC), wants to hold a meeting with the country’s President, Rodrigo Duterte, in the hope of salvaging the hosting of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games.