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President Duterte Pledged Its Support To The Philippine Athletes In SEA Games

Philippines will host the 30th Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) as President Rodrigo Duterte shows his support to the Philippine athletes and to the event. The SEA games will give an opportunity to the country to showcase the image of the country as lively and competitive.

"It means a lot to feel and see the government’s care for sports." Butch Ramirez said, chairman of Philippine Sports Commission. While Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea told the athletes "He is behind you para sa (for the) SEAG,".

A total of P6billion budget was released for the SEA game event though still short from the proposed P7.5billion budget.

“We are very much encouraged by the support of the President and the Cabinet. During the Cabinet briefing, we committed to have the best viewed and best hosted SEA Games,” according to Alan Peter Cayetano, chairman of Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee.

The 2019 SEA Games in the Philippines will feature a total of 56 sports and 523 events, those numbers makes it as the biggest edition in the history of the tournament. It the fourth time that Philippines will host the biennial tournament.

The Southeast Asian Games consist of 11 participating countries which are Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Timor Leste, Thailand, Vietnam and the host, Philippines.


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