MANILA -- The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) is ready to release funds for the purchase of competition equipment for the 30th Southeast Asian Games hosting of the country.
PSC chairman William Ramirez said they are ready to transfer the funds to the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) after the Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee (PHISGOC) finalized and submitted their master list of competition equipment requirements for the Games. This will come from the P5 billion earmarked for the SEA Games.
The release of funds is part of the tripartite agreement signed by PSC, POC and PHISGOC.
However, the sports chief was quick to remind that beyond the funding being poured into the country’s hosting, it is the success in building a united sports community supporting Filipino athletes and a renewed interest in sports among Filipinos that he regards as true victories in the SEA Games.
“The real victory we gain are the values that we are going to develop among our athletes and countrymen, through our participation in this Games,” said Ramirez.
In the last SEA Games hosted by the Philippines in 2005, the country took the top spot -- a feat that many hope to replicate this 2019.
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