PH named as the best SEA Games organizer

PH named as the best SEA Games organizer

Another feather on the Philippines cap, and for the administration of President Duterte.
Fresh from being recognized by honorary life vice-president of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) Wei Jizhong, that the country could bid for the 2030 Asian Games, another unexpected accolade is given to the country.

"The opening ceremony, perhaps, is unique at the biggest indoor arena in the world. We saw the enthusiasm of all the athletes, you allowed all the athletes to walk in because in other Games they limit. The parade is for the honor of the athletes,” Wei said.

PHISGOC chairman Alan Peter Cayetano receives the trophy during the recently held SPIA Asia Awards
(photo credit to Manila Bulletin)

“This means that Philippines is capable to organize bigger-scale Games,” he added.
The Sports Industry Awards (SPIA) Asia has named the Philippine Southeast Asia Games Organizing Committee (PHISGOC) as the Best SEA Games organizer.
The award recognizes the PHISGOC’s achievement in organizing the best SEA games, their efforts in staging world-class opening ceremonies, and organizing 56 sports and 530 events in total. 

According to its website, the Sports Industry Awards (SPIA) Asia is an award giving body in Asia that focuses on recognizing and celebrating the achievements of the Asian sports industry for the past years. It also organizes sports conferences, recognizes, and celebrates Asia’s Top 10 in 25 distinct awards categories including the Asia’s Best Sportsman and Asia’s Best Sports Woman category, with gold, silver, and bronze being awarded to the best performers.
House Speaker and PHISGOC chairman Alan Peter Cayetano and PHISGOC chief operating officer Ramon Suzara during a conference held in Grand Hyatt Hotel got the award from SPIA CEO Eric Gottschalk.
As for Suzara, he expressed his gratitude to the SPIA and stressed that the recognition will inspire the PHISGOC workforce to work harder and do better in the remaining days of the biennial meet. 

This the 4th time the country has hosted the Southeast Asia’s version of the Olympics, the 30th edition comprises of at least 11,000 athletes and officials from 11 countries.
The 2005 edition was the first time the country won its overall championship.

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