Palace lauds successful SEAG hosting

Published December 12, 2019, 8:02 AM

by Gabriela Baron & Minka Klaudia Tiangco

By Argyll Cyrus Geducos 

“Indeed, #WeWinAsOne”

Malacañang lauded the athletes who participated in the 30th South­east Asian Games (SEAG) Wednesday night for the harmony, camaraderie, and sportsmanship showcased by all delegates during the biennial event.

Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo (OPS / MANILA BULLETIN)
Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo
(OPS / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN)

The Philippines’ hosting of the SEAG officially ended Wednesday night with the extinguishing of the symbolic cauldron fire and the turning over of the next hosting to Vietnam.

Presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo congratulated all the athletes and their support staff for making their respective countries proud.

“As we officially handed over the hosting chores of the 2021 SEA Games to Vietnam, we look back at the high emotions, the broken records, the blood, sweat, and tears of our athletes and their coaches,” he said.

“All of you did a wonderful job giv­ing pride and honor to your respective countries. Your very presence here alone means you are all winners,” he added.

Communication Secretary Martin Andanar said everyone is a winner “in our own right because we all embody the spirit of sportsmanship and we share the singular vision of being a one big regional community.”

“We congratulate as well the respective delegations of ASEAN member-states and Timor Leste for taking part in the SEA Games. We are confident that you have all made your countries proud. Truly, we have all shown that We Win as One,” he added.

Sportsmanship

Panelo gave emphasis to the sportsmanship that prevailed during the 11-day event and the noteworthy opening ceremony that set the tone for the successful SEAG.“We likewise witnessed harmony, camaraderie, and sportsmanship pre­vailing among countries in Southeast Asia, not to mention the mesmer­izing performances in the opening ceremonies and the jovial infectious mood that engulfed the thousands of attendees,” he said.

“We are happy in the Philippines not only because all participating countries secured medals but for the other reason that their athletes will be bringing wonder­ful and unforgettable memories with them to their homes. Indeed, #WeWinAsOne,” he added.

During the hosting of the SEAG, Filipinos showed support not only to the country’s delegates, but also to the athletes from Timor Leste.

Filipino surfer Roger Casugay was also lauded by both Malacañang and even by Indonesian Presi­dent Joko Widodo after Casugay gave up his lead to help Indone­sian surfer Arip Nurhi­dayat, whose board was thrown up into the air from the force of the wave.

PH #1

Both Panelo and Andanar lauded the Filipino athletes for garnering the most number of medals among the 11 countries that took part in the Games.

“Congratulations as well to the members of the Philippine contingent for becoming the overall champion of this biennial regional sports event, with a record-breaking 149 gold med­als, constituting a substantial part of the total 385 medals our country received,” Panelo said.

“We are also extending our praises to the Philippine delegation for claim­ing the overall championship of this edition of the SEA Games. You have shown that Filipinos are topnotch athletes and you have made us and all of our countrymen around the world proud of your excellent achieve­ments,” Andanar said.

Hosting

Despite the initial controversies, Andanar recognized the Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee (PHISGOC) and volunteers for the successful hosting of the 30th SEAG.

“We are delighted to have hosted the SEA Games this year. The biggest to date with a total of 56 games in­cluding the first inclusion of e-sports and obstacle course competitions,” he said.

“This would not have been pos­sible if not for the hard work done by the PHISGOC, which has translated into the Games’ successes.

Hence, we extend our deepest gratitude to the PHISGOC and also to all the volunteers who have made our hosting of the 30th SEA Games truly exemplary,” he added.

“We look forward to the next SEA Games and wish all the best to the 31st SEA Games host country, Vietnam, in 2021,” Andanar said.

 
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Palace lauds successful SEAG hosting

Published December 12, 2019, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Argyll Cyrus Geducos 

“Indeed, #WeWinAsOne”

Malacañang lauded the athletes who participated in the 30th South­east Asian Games (SEAG) Wednesday night for the harmony, camaraderie, and sportsmanship showcased by all delegates during the biennial event.

Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo (OPS / MANILA BULLETIN)
Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo
(OPS / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN)

The Philippines’ hosting of the SEAG officially ended Wednesday night with the extinguishing of the symbolic cauldron fire and the turning over of the next hosting to Vietnam.

Presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo congratulated all the athletes and their support staff for making their respective countries proud.

“As we officially handed over the hosting chores of the 2021 SEA Games to Vietnam, we look back at the high emotions, the broken records, the blood, sweat, and tears of our athletes and their coaches,” he said.

“All of you did a wonderful job giv­ing pride and honor to your respective countries. Your very presence here alone means you are all winners,” he added.

Communication Secretary Martin Andanar said everyone is a winner “in our own right because we all embody the spirit of sportsmanship and we share the singular vision of being a one big regional community.”

“We congratulate as well the respective delegations of ASEAN member-states and Timor Leste for taking part in the SEA Games. We are confident that you have all made your countries proud. Truly, we have all shown that We Win as One,” he added.

Sportsmanship

Panelo gave emphasis to the sportsmanship that prevailed during the 11-day event and the noteworthy opening ceremony that set the tone for the successful SEAG.“We likewise witnessed harmony, camaraderie, and sportsmanship pre­vailing among countries in Southeast Asia, not to mention the mesmer­izing performances in the opening ceremonies and the jovial infectious mood that engulfed the thousands of attendees,” he said.

“We are happy in the Philippines not only because all participating countries secured medals but for the other reason that their athletes will be bringing wonder­ful and unforgettable memories with them to their homes. Indeed, #WeWinAsOne,” he added.

During the hosting of the SEAG, Filipinos showed support not only to the country’s delegates, but also to the athletes from Timor Leste.

Filipino surfer Roger Casugay was also lauded by both Malacañang and even by Indonesian Presi­dent Joko Widodo after Casugay gave up his lead to help Indone­sian surfer Arip Nurhi­dayat, whose board was thrown up into the air from the force of the wave.

PH #1

Both Panelo and Andanar lauded the Filipino athletes for garnering the most number of medals among the 11 countries that took part in the Games.

“Congratulations as well to the members of the Philippine contingent for becoming the overall champion of this biennial regional sports event, with a record-breaking 149 gold med­als, constituting a substantial part of the total 385 medals our country received,” Panelo said.

“We are also extending our praises to the Philippine delegation for claim­ing the overall championship of this edition of the SEA Games. You have shown that Filipinos are topnotch athletes and you have made us and all of our countrymen around the world proud of your excellent achieve­ments,” Andanar said.

Hosting

Despite the initial controversies, Andanar recognized the Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee (PHISGOC) and volunteers for the successful hosting of the 30th SEAG.

“We are delighted to have hosted the SEA Games this year. The biggest to date with a total of 56 games in­cluding the first inclusion of e-sports and obstacle course competitions,” he said.

“This would not have been pos­sible if not for the hard work done by the PHISGOC, which has translated into the Games’ successes.

Hence, we extend our deepest gratitude to the PHISGOC and also to all the volunteers who have made our hosting of the 30th SEA Games truly exemplary,” he added.

“We look forward to the next SEA Games and wish all the best to the 31st SEA Games host country, Vietnam, in 2021,” Andanar said.

 
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