Sesermonan kaya si Alan? Duterte to grace SEA Games opening rites
By Prince Golez
President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to grace the opening ceremony of the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games on Saturday evening.
The opening ceremony will be held at the 55,000-seater Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan.
The country’s hosting of the 2019 SEA Games started off on the wrong foot after athletes complained about their transport and hotel accommodations.
The P50-million cauldron at the New Clark City in Capas town Tarlac. has also been criticized due to its alleged overpricing.
Malacañang earlier said that Duterte wants to investigate the series of mishaps the foreign athletes encountered ahead of the SEA Games opening.
“There were allegations of fraud na lumalabas sa dyaryo, ayaw niya rin ‘yon. He wants to investigate that. Hindi uubra sa kanya ang corruption,” added Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo.
The Philippine SEA Games Organizing Committee, chaired by House Speaker Alan Cayetano, is the organizing committee of this year’s regional multi-sport event.