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Parang si Queen Elizabeth II sa 2012 Olympics! Tito Sotto sees nothing wrong with taping Pacquiao’s lighting of SEA Games cauldron

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Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III doesn’t understand why people are making a big deal out of the taped video of Senator Manny Pacquiao lighting the P50-million cauldron at New Clark City during the opening ceremonies of the 2019 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games.

In a tweet posted Monday (December 2), Sotto said what Pacquiao did was no different from the stunt pulled off by Queen Elizabeth II and “James Bond” actor Daniel Craig during the 2012 London Olympics.

The video involved Craig fetching the Queen from Buckingham Palace. Stunt actors playing them then boarded a helicopter and parachuted into the arena where the 2012 Olympics’ opening ceremony was held. Queen Elizabeth was then shown entering the venue with her husband, Prince Philip.

“In the opening of d London Olympics, the segment of the Queen and James Bond was pre recorded. May umangal ba?” Sotto asked.

The video of Pacquiao lighting the cauldron was shown during the SEA Games opening ceremonies Saturday (November 30). Several netizens believe it was shot in advance at the New Clark City in Capas, Tarlac.

Philippine SEA Games Organizing Committee chief operating officer Ramon “Tats” Suzara said it was irrelevant whether Pacquiao’s segment was taped or not.

“It’s a television show. So whether it is taped or recorded, it doesn’t matter,” he said.

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