Team PH bags 30th SEA Gmes overall title

Team PH bags 30th SEA Gmes overall title

When all the dust settled it was without a doubt the country emerged victorious in this edition of the 30th Southeast Asian Games.

The host country was never unthreatened on top of the medal tally from the very start of the 10-day biennial meet, duplicating the same feat its first overall title in 2005.

The host country garnered a total of 383 medals - 149 golds, 116 silvers and 118 bronzes, surpassing the 112 gold, 85 silver and 92 bronze medals it won in the 2005 Manila edition.

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“We were all hoping and praying for this, but it is still a sweet surprise now that it is actually happening. I am so proud of our athletes. All of them deserve our respect and love,” said Philippine Sports Commission chairman William ‘Butch’ Ramirez in a statement.

Ramirez also said that the triumphant Philippine team Philippines will go to Malacanang on December 18 to meet President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and to receive their incentives.

The winners of SEA Games stand to receive PHP300,000 for gold, PHP1500,000 for silver and PHP60,000 for bronze, as per Republic Act 10699.

The Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) earlier said it will give similar amount to the gold, silver and bronze medalists of the SEA Games.
"This is a result of all the sacrifice and hard work of everyone who pushed for chances at victory," Ramirez said. “This victory is very sweet given the many difficulties we had to face. This win proves that we can achieve a lot when we come together united as one team.”

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Report from PNA

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