The last Filipino fencer to capture a gold medal in the regional meet was retired national athlete Wally Mendoza, who ruled the men's individual sabre contest in the Palembang SEA Games in 2011.
He fought his way to the men's jianshu gold with a score of 9.67 points, upsetting compatriot and World Cup victor Wong Weng Son who took the silver.
Vietnam's Le Tu Chinh won the 200m in 23.32 to complete the women's sprint double, while Anthony Beram secured the men's 200m title for the Philippines.
The men's and women's marathon events were also held today with Singapore's Guillaume Soh Rui Yong winning the former and the Philippines' Mary Joy Reyes Tabal the latter. Yeap also earned his second gold in the men's qiangshu with 9.68 points.
Zheng Wen Quah cruised to victory in the men's 200m butterfly event in 1:57.95.
Indonesia's Dessynta Rakawuni Banurea and Thailand's Saowarot Samseemoung won the bronze medals.
Quah Ting Wen took gold across 2 individual events this evening, first in the women's 100m freestyle in a new Games Record time of 55.74.
Malaysia's Tia'a Faang Der was the runner-up in 2:01.04, while Thailand's Navaphat Wongcharoen came third in 2:01.06.
Compatriot and 2015 Singapore Sea Games champion Loh Jack Chang contributed another two gold for Malaysia in the men's taijijian and taijiquan events. Silver tonight went to Indonesia's Triady Fauzi Sidiq, who led a minor medal sweep for his nation in a time of 53.03, followed by countryman Glenn Victor Sutanto's bronze medal-garnering mark of 53.25.
Schooling, blowing hard after his race, said he was feeling the pace halfway through the meet, with three gold medals in the bag.
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