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PH to lose face in SEAG pullout

The Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) stands to lose its face before the Southeast Asian Games Federation Council owing to the sudden decision of the government to pull out of its hosting of the 2019 SEAG in light of the Mindanao crisis.

POC secretary general Steve Hontiveros yesterday said that the country will look embarrassed before fellow SEA nations if it doesn’t save the hosting.

“Kahiya-hiya tayo,” said Hontiveros, stressing that a last-ditch effort is underway soon as the POC Executive Board is set to discuss the matter during its General Assembly tomorrow afternoon at Wack Wack.

POC president Jose ‘Peping’ Cojuangco is expected to get the majority of national sports associations to agree that hosting the 2019 SEAG is of paramount importance.

“If we get the majority, then the POC will appeal to the President,” said Hontiveros.

Thailand and Indonesia are willing to bear the burden of saving the 2019 edition.

Source: http://sports.mb.com.ph/2017/07/25/ph-to-lose-face-in-seag-pullout/

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