2019 SEA GAMES: Meet Pami, our official mascot
Mark Escarlote on Dec 01, 2018 11:24 AM
Say hi to Pami! -- A merchandise doll of the 30th Southeast Asian Games official mascot.
The Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing committee (Philsgoc) used family as its inspiration for the official mascot of the 30th Southeast Asian Games.
Philsgoc executive director Ramon ‘Tats’ Suzara told ABS-CBN Sports Friday night that the SEA Games mascot is named Pami, short for the Filipino word ‘Pamilya’.
The countdown to the country’s hosting of the 30th Southeast Asian Games has begun and the meet’s official logo and slogan were officially launched Friday night at the Bayanihan Park in Angeles, Pampanga.
But the official mascot was yet to be unveiled.
“Meron hindi lang na-reveal but our mascot is Pami,” said Suzara. “Para (siyang) sponge ball, it’s called Pami it means pamilya.”
“Na-reveal lang muna natin ang slogan and the logo but Pami is our official mascot,” he added. “It should be ready, I think we just need to put it on the awareness and promotions.”
During the countdown launch attended by delegates from the 11 participating countries headed by Philippine Olympic Committee president Ricky Vargas, Philippine Sports Commission head Butch Ramirez and Philsgoc chairman Alan Peter Cayetano, a booth was also set up in the venue displaying 2019 SEA Games merchandise.
The media were given a sample of some of the merchandise including a Pami doll.
Philsgoc also stuck with the official logo that drew flak after it was presented by Cayetano during the Olympic Council of Asia general assembly a few months ago. Minor revisions were made in the logo which feature 11 rings forming the Philippine map.
A giant structure of the logo served as the countdown clock during the official launch.
“Our logo has improved. More solid, stronger and it gives a lot of definition of the 11 rings from the Southeast Asian countries,” explained Suzara. “I believe the logo will stand all the way to the 2019 SEA Games.”
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