PHI colors in the SEA Games to be raised Tuesday
ABS-CBN Sports on Jun 01, 2015 04:47 PM
Philippine sports officials will the lead flag-raising ceremony Tuesday in the 28th Southeast Asian Games in Singapore.
SINGAPORE --- The Philippine presence in the 28thÂ Singapore Southeast Asian Games gets official recognition here on TuesdayÂ when the country’s colors are raised during the SEA Games welcome ceremonies at the Singapore National Stadium.
National team chef de mission Julian Camacho will lead the PHI contingent composed mostly of the members of the secretariat and medical team during the flag-raising ceremonies set atÂ 8:00 a.m.Â (same time in Manila).
Joining them are Philippine Olympic Committee first vice president Joey Romasanta, who arrived last Sunday, assistant chef de mission Jonne Go,Â and Philippine Sports Commission executive director Atty. Guillermo Iroy Jr.
PSC chairman Richie Garcia, the PH team chef de mission in last year’s Incheon Asian Games and is scheduled to arriveÂ MondayÂ night, might also be present during the event, according to Camacho.
“We decided it would be best for the athletes who are already here to focus on their training and competition so only members of the secretariat and our medical team on top of the POC officials are required the flag-raising ceremonies,” he said.
The Philippines will be the second country whose colors will be raised during the welcome rites following Myanmar atÂ 6:00 a.m.
Cambodia, Laos, Timor Leste, Indonesia,Â Malaysia, Brunei Thailand, Vietnam, in that order, and finally host Singapore were to hold their own respective flag-raising ceremonies during the day.
Already in town are the teams in men’s football, which played host Singapore Monday night at the Jalan Besar Stadium,Â table tennis, synchronized swimming, fencing, floorball, netball, canoe-kayak and dragon boat.
The Filipino table netters swung into preliminary action Monday at the Singapore Indoor Stadium while the duo of Jemimah Tianmbeng and Alyssa Marey Salvador were to compete in the duet and technical free routine events of synchronized swimming at the OCBC Aquatic CenterÂ on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, the Philippines absorbed a 22-62 beating in preliminary matches of women’s netball last Sunday at the OCBC Arena Hall 1.