As the third day of the 30th Southeast Asian Games comes to a close, the host country Philippines is still in the lead after sustaining its gold medal rush — this time in wushu and arnis.
The same cannot be said about Timor Leste, which has yet to get a podium finish in any of the competitions. At least Laos already has five bronze medals to show; East Timor, whose first SEA Games participation was in 2003, would be lucky to replicate its three-bronze campaign two years ago.
However, if there's something good that this woeful start has brought about, it's Filipinos showing the spirit of sportsmanship on social media.
Some local netizens are waving the (digital) Timor Leste flag in support of their SEA rival's hunt for that elusive medal.
One user even drew up a manga rendition of the brotherly love between the Philippines and East Timor. #WeWinAsOne