Its first blood for John Rambo Chicano.
The Pinoy long distance runner introduced the Philippines Day 1 take in the wake of driving a 1-2 completion in the men's marathon occasion of the Southeast Asia (SEA) Games.
Starting at 5 p.m., the Philippines drove the award count with 14 gold decorations, six silvers and four bronze decorations.
Vietnam is second at 3-7-4, while Malaysia is third at 3-1-1. Singapore is fourth at 2-2-3, while lasting by and large champ Thailand is fifth so far at 2-1-4.
Brunei, which should have the current year's occasion however asked off, is 6th at 1-2-1, while Indonesia is at seventh at 0-2-3.
Arnis and dancesports - two occasions typically dropped by different games to balance the Philippines' bit of leeway - conveyed big time on the principal day with nine gold awards.
The arnis group, which is planning to clear every one of the 20 gold decorations in the meet, earned four golds after Dexler Bolambao, Nino Mark Talledo, Villardo Cunamay and Mike Benres won their live stick rivalries.
Move sport additionally observed the games first different gold medalists after Sean Aranar and Ana Nualla conveyed three in the open standard, single move tango and single move Viennes.
Imprint Jayson Gayon and Mary Joy Renigon included two in the single moderate Foxtrot and single move Waltz.
The other gold medalists for the Philippines on the principal day were Agatha Wong in wushu and the men's group in sepak takraw.
The Philippines is wanting to win its first by and large title in the SEA GAMES since 2005, which it additionally facilitated. So far,the nation is on track and at 14 golds, is as of now 10 not as much as its aggregate out put in 2017, when it completed at 6th in general with the award count of 24-33-64.