One hundred-day countdown: Is PH ready for the 2019 SEA Games?
MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines’ hosting of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games comes right down to just 100 days.
Amidst the behind schedule price range, corruption allegations in the Philippine SEA Games Organizing Committee (PHISGOC) and the management struggles in the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC), the preparations for the nearby biennial meet persevered to push thru so one can make it in time for the SEA Games commencing.
Here are some of the developments heading into the local multisport occasion set from November 30 to December 11.
On August 20, 2018, PHISGOC chairman Alan Peter Cayetano confirmed that it’s far pushing via with the 2019 SEA Games brand that drew flak on-line.
The emblem suggests an aggregate of undeniable circles in crimson, yellow, blue and inexperienced that represents the 11 member countries of the Southeast Asian Federation (SEAF) that were assembled to resemble the Philippine archipelago.
Netizens and even manufacturers poked a laugh at the brand that became ridiculed for searching like “rubber bands” and how it could effortlessly be done on MS Paint.
Despite the massive disapproval and other Filipino on line artists offering alternative designs, the logo stood tall at Bayanihan Park in Angeles City, Pampanga at some stage in the 2019 SEA Games countdown final November 30, 2018.
Clark is ready to be the main hub of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games presenting the New Clark City sports complicated located in Capas, Tarlac.
Olympic centerpiece events athletics and swimming might be held inside the newly built stadiums, so that it will be used for the national group tryouts for both sports from August 27 to September 3.
The goal turnover of New Clark City developer MTD Philippines to challenge associate Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) changed into at the beginning on August 31, however it changed into driven back to September 15, consistent with PHISGOC govt director Ramon “Tats” Suzara.
Suzara said the professional SEA Games dry run – in an effort to take a look at the operations of the athletics and aquatics wearing events, as well as the services within the athlete’s village and authorities residences – is slated to manifest on the primary week of November.
Filipino-American rapper Apl.De.Ap of The Black Eyed Peas pledged on Tuesday, August 20, his support to the 2019 SEA Games as a performer in the commencing and closing ceremonies.
Apl.De.Ap – whose real call is Allan Pineda Lindo – announced that different members will.I.Am (William Adams) and Taboo (Jaime Luis Gomez); and The Voice of the Philippines finalist Jessica Reynoso will join him in last the regional biennial meet.
The 2019 SEA Games will become every other avenue to show off the united states best as the world over-acclaimed Filipino artists lend their artistry to the event.
Rajo Laurel designed the enterprise uniforms of the SEA Games staff whilst Francis Libiran, any other world-famend Filipino clothier, crafted Team Philippines’ reputable barong to be used within the starting ceremonies’ parade.
The victory presenters’ uniforms additionally function stylized versions of the united states’ countrywide costumes. (LOOK: 2019 SEA Games medals, uniforms showcase Filipino art)
The 2019 SEA Games’ reliable subject song become additionally composed by 2018 National Artist awardee Ryan Cayabyab titled ‘We Win As One,’ even as the lyrics had been written with the aid of Carlos Palanca winner Floy Quintos.