How Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Chairman William Ramirez took to the proposal to host the 2019 Southeast Asian Games so gleefully is a mystery. The Philippines’ turn for hosting is in 2021, but Brunei opted out of the 2019 schedule and the Philippine Olympic Committee, without consultation and evaluation, offered to take over. The POC has now asked the government to guarantee it by agreeing to back it up financially.
I would think that Ramirez would’ve turned this proposal on its head many times before putting it on President Rodrigo Duterte’s table.
The plan, I think, is crazy. Let me count the ways.
A BALANCED list of 38 sports featuring 405 events will be played in the 29th Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur next year.
Philippine Olympic Committee first vice president Joey Romasanta said the roster of events was finalized in the recent SEA Games Federation meeting in KL where four sports—triathlon, judo, muay and fencing—were added from the previous lineup.
Triathletes Nikko Huelgas and Claire Adorna snatched gold medals during the 2015 Singapore Games while Filipino muay fighters never fail to medal in past editions of the
The Philippines is ready to guarantee the hosting of the Southeast Asian Games in 2019 with Davao City being eyed as the hub of the Games.
Philippine Sports Commission chair William Ramirez Monday requested a letter of guarantee from the Office of the President as a form of assurance to the SEAG Federation that the country would not backtrack on its commitment.
Top Philippine Olympic Committee officials led by POC president Jose Cojuangco Jr., 1st vice president Joey Romasanta and secretary-general Steve Hontiveros are scheduled to leave for Kuala Lumpur Tuesday and hand over the letter of guarantee when they hold a series of meetings with the SEAG Federation.
Two Southeast Asian Games gold winners lead a four-man Philippine team that will compete in the Asian qualifying event for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games scheduled on April 16 and 17 at Marriott Convention Center Grand Ballroom, New Port Complex in Pasay City.
Samuel Thomas Morrison and Pauline Louise Lopez, both 2015 SEA Games champions, Francis Aaron Agojo, 2015 SEA Games silver winner and Levita Ronna Ilao, bronze medalist in the 2015 SEA Games and Asian Games will kick for Rio de Janeiro berths.
They will face jins from 40 other countries who are eyeing Olympic tickets via the Asian qualifying event hosted by the Philippines and sanctioned by the World Taekwondo Federation.
Preparations for the country’s hosting of the 30th Southeast Asian Games will commence within the month as top sports officials begin figuring out the sports that could help the Philippines regain regional supremacy.
Philippine Sports Commission Chair Richie Garcia said the Philippine Olympic Committee would form the organizing committee this month to identify and study the sports it feels should be included in the calendar of the biennial Games in 2019.
“We should include not only sports where we can win sure gold medals but also events where we have a chance of winning,” said Garcia.
On the heels of successful runs in international competitions, Wrestling Association of the Philippines (WAP) president Alvin Aguilar says that in the next Southeast Asian Games, the country’s wrestling team will take home at least eight medals.
“There’s no other way. We need to shoot for the stars,” Aguilar said on Tuesday during the weekly Philippine Sportswriters Association Forum at Shakey’s Pizza in Malate, Manila.
WAP contingents took home three golds, six silvers and five bronzes in the Southeast Asian Cadets and Juniors Championship in Thailand, and followed it up with another strong showing in the Southeast Asian Senior Championship in Singapore, bagging four golds, seven silvers and two bronzes.
The Philippines has formally assumed the responsibility of hosting the 2019 Southeast Asian Games without promising to build a new stadium.
Philippine Sports Commission chair Richie Garcia announced Thursday that existing facilities would be used in the Manila SEA Games with the bulk of the events to be held in Metro Manila and nearby provinces.
Philippine Olympic Committee first vice president Joey Romasanta earlier confirmed that the POC executive board had passed a resolution accepting the hosting chores for the 2019 Games. He said the POC would officially communicate the decision to the SEA Games Federation, the policy-making body of the 11-nation regional competition.