SEA Games 2019: Philippines promotes national sports

Philippines is hosting Southeast Asian Games for fourth time, and much is at stake.

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    As hosts of the Southeast Asian Games, the Philippines get to introduce sports they know they will be good at.

    One such sport is an ancient Filipino martial art called Arnis. Competitors have been training hard to make sure they bring home gold, but also to make sure the sport gets the attention it deserves.

    Al Jazeera's Jamela Alindogan reports from Manila.


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