The Philippines got another medal from wushu, this time a silver, courtesy of Jones Inso in the taolu taijijian event. After finishing fourth in the taolu taijiquan event a day before, the young Inso bounced back with a much better performance as he was given a score of 9.65 by the panel of judges, finishing behind double gold medalist Loh Choon How of Malaysia.
Veteran Daniel Parantac finished sixth with a score of 9.54.
In the taolu, nandao/nangun combine, Thornton Quieney Lou Sayan finished fifth after the two day competition. Brunei Darussalam's Mohammad Adi Salihin Roslan took home the gold with Harris Horatius and Quoc Khanh Pham won the silver and bronze medals, respectively.
The Philippines is gearing up for even more gold medals in wushu as there are still three medals up for grabs in the taolu events and six Filipino bets made it into the finals of the sanda competitions.
Divine Wally got things started as she stamped her class on Laty Keobounthan of Laos as the referee stopped the contest in the very first round, handing the Filipina the absolute victory because of her dominance. She'll take on Thi Chinh Nguyen of Thailand in the gold medal match of the 48kg category.
Jessie Aligaga continued the Philippines' winning ways as he took down Minh Duc Vu of Vietnam. Although the Filipino fighter started slow, he picked things up in the second round to force a decider. Aligaga saved the best for last as he scored a knockdown caused by a body kick to claim the win. Up next for him is Ade Permana of Indonesia in the men's 48kg division.
Arnel Mandal defeated Vanu Huang Din of Vietnam to barge into the gold medal match of the men's 52kg division against another strong contender in Laksamana Pandu Pratama of Indonesia.
Four kilograms north, it was Francisco Solis who will represent the Philippines in the finals against Yusuf Widiyanto of Indonesia as the local bet bested Kelvin Teng by absolute victory. Solis did not even have to break a sweat in the win as he scored a takedown in the opening moments of the match. Unfortunately for Teng, Francisco's knee landed below the Malaysia's belt during the takedown deeming him unfit to continue.
In the men's 60kg category, Gideon Fred Padua defeated Thailand's Charawut Khunpet in two rounds to forge a duel against Truong Giang Bui of Vietnam.
Sanda's heaviest weight division will also see a Filipino wushu artist competing as Clemente Tabugara, Jr., defeated Chit Ko Ko of Myanmar in two rounds to arrange a match-up with Kittisak Suksanguan of Thailand.