The Philippine Volcanoes, led by Ned Stephenson and Erik Erikson, got past Singapore, 29-21, on Saturday, to retain their crown in the Asian Rugby Sevens Championships at the Taipei Municipal Stadium.
Stephenson and Erikson scored on two tries worth five points each in the second period.
With Singapore closing in, Stephenson put the Philippines ahead with an eight-point cushion, 24-16, in the 59th-minute mark.
Five teammates scored five points apiece, led by Erikson.
The title run by the Volcanoes comes on a busy year ahead of them, with the Olympic qualifiers coming.
More stints await the Volcanoes in the Asia Rugby Sevens Series, not to mention matches during the 30th Southeast Asian Games.
Team captain Danny Matthews said this is an opportunity for the 15s to continue the good work.
The Volcanoes reached the finals following a 39-22 win over Sri Lanka in the semifinals.
Singapore made its way to the finals with their 18-13 triumph over host Chinese Taipei.
Sri Lanka settled for third with its 72-17 demolition of Chinese Taipei.