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SAMBO IS AN EMERGING MEDAL SOURCE FOR PH SPORTS – NOGRALES

“Sambo is just starting to take root in the country yet our sambo athletes have already brought us pride and honor in international competition.” This was the statement of Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles, Chairman of Pilipinas Sambo Federation, Inc. (PSFI) after the Philippines harvested six medals in two days of competition in the 30th Southeast […]

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SENATE SUSPENDS SESSION FOR SEA GAMES, BUDGET BICAM – ZUBIRI

The Senate has decided to suspend its sessions in view of the country’s hosting of the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games and the Bicameral Conference Committee deliberations on the proposed P4.1-trillion 2020 budget. In explaining the week-long work suspension, Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri said Senate work was automatically suspended starting December 2, Monday, […]

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DTI SETS UP HALAL FOOD FACILITY FOR SEA GAMES

In a bid to make available options for halal food and souvenirs for athletes, guests, and visitors of the 30th South East Asian Games (SEA Games), the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), represented by the Export Marketing Bureau (EMB), Bureau of Domestic Trade Promotion (BDTP), and Regional Operations Group (ROG), has installed a temporary […]

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HOLD ME ACCOUNTABLE – SPEAKER CAYETANO

Philippine SEA Games Organizing Committee (Phisgoc) chairman, House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano said he is ready to face any investigation into controversies surrounding the country’s hosting of the 30th Southeast Asian Games. “Hold me accountable. SEA Games Organizing Committee accountable. Hindi ako magtatago. Ako po haharap sa Senado, sa Ombudsman (I won’t hide. I would show up […]

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GO MUST PROBE SEA GAMES BLUNDERS – MARCOS

Senator Imee Marcos said Senator Bong Go must get to the bottom of the numerous foul-ups in hosting the Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) that are embarrassing the Filipino people even before the biennial sports event has begun. Marcos added that she backs Go’s promise, as chairman of the Senate sports committee, to conduct a probe […]

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UPHOLD BAYANIHAN SPIRIT IN HOSTING THE SEA GAMES – GO

Addressing the nation, particularly the government agencies involved in the preparation and management of the 2019 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, Senator Bong Go called on Filipinos to uphold the bayanihan spirit amid issues facing the country’s hosting of the sporting event. “Maraming gustong pumalakpak, nakakalungkot sa panahong ito na ilang kababayan natin na pumapalakpak sa […]

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SUPPORT SEA GAMES, FILIPINO ATHLETES – NOGRALES, MARTINEZ

House members urged everyone to support and enjoy the upcoming Southeast Asian (SEA) Games by cheering for the country’s athletes and documenting their efforts and sacrifices instead of dwelling on the criticisms against its preparations.Rep. Eric Martinez (2nd District, Valenzuela City) and Rep. Jericho Jonas Nograles (Party-list, PBA), chairman and vice chairman of the Committee […]

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STOP BLAME GAME IN SEA GAMES HOSTING – GO

Senator Bong Go delivered a privilege speech during the Senate’s regular session urging organizers of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games to “wake up” instead of apologizing for the logistical inefficiencies in the country’s hosting of the sporting event which reportedly inconvenienced athletes from Cambodia, Myanmar, Timor-Leste, Thailand, and the country’s women’s football team. “Hindi apology […]

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GIVE FULL SUPPORT TO TEAM PHILIPPINES – GO

With the 2019 Southeast Asian Games nearing its opening, Senator Bong Go rallied Filipinos to fully support Team Philippines as he assured Filipino athletes of full government support during his visit to fire victims in Mandaue City in Cebu recently. “Ako naman, ito ang panahon hindi para magturuan at magsisihan. Kailangan ng mga atleta natin […]

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CLARK CITY SPORTS COMPLEX WON’T BE WASTED AFTER SEA GAMES – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian said that the New Clark City Sports Complex will not be a waste after the staging of the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in the country, while seeking to establish a national high school fully dedicated to Philippine sports that will later use these facilities. Gatchalian, co-author and sponsor of Senate Bill 1086 […]