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DESPITE ISSUES | PSC hopes for successful SEA Games hosting
August 14, 2019 , 08:58 PM

(AUGUST 14, 2019) — Philippine Sports Committee (PSC) chairman William “Butch” Ramirez on Wednesday expressed hope that the country’s hosting of the 30th Southeast Asian Games will be a success.

Ramirez said previous setbacks, like the delayed 2020 national budget, the Philippine SEA Games Organizing Committee (PHISGOC) corruption allegations, and the POC internal issue, have taught them to work together more.

“Klaro sa akin, kung hindi man champion, maganda ang hosting—security, accommodations, transportation and all other requirements,” Ramirez said during the signing of the long-overdue tripartite agreement for the biennial meet hosting.

The three agencies signed a memorandum of agreement that laid down their respective responsibilities in preparation for the SEA Games which will take place in four months.

The PHISGOC was tasked with the overall preparation and actualization of the events, with the supervision of the POC.

Ramirez said he was disappointed with the lack of promotion for the SEA Games. He noted the lack of signages in the venues where the sports events are set to take place.

 

PHISGOC head Tats Suzara said all paraphernalia for the promotion of the Games have to go through bidding, hence the delay.

“What we are doing now… we are getting these from the private support and funding. Sabi ko nga sa iyo, even ballpen and paper, part ng procurement,” Suzara said.

Suzara said a sports rehearsal will be conducted at the athletic stadium and the aquatic center at New Clark City on Aug. 27 for the track-and-field and swimming federations.

OPENING CEREMONIES

PHISGOC enlisted world-renowned singers Lea Salonga and Arnel Pineda to perform in the opening ceremonies, while Black Eyed Peas member apl.de.ap will perform in the closing ceremonies.

The opening ceremony is slated on November 30 at the Philippine Arena in Bulacan.

A meeting on Aug. 23 with the Department of Transportation and NLEX management will be held to discuss the proposal of closing a portion of the NLEX going to the Philippine Arena for 12 hours.

PHISGOC is aiming to provide 362 buses, 268 vans, 162 sedans and 100 VIP cars to cater to the transportation requirement of the entire SEA Games.

This will be the fourth time that Philippines will be hosting the Games. The last time was in 2005, when the Philippines was the overall champion after winning 290 medals (112 gold, 85 silver and 93 bronze). (Randell Ritumalta/JMF)

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