SEA Games: Opening ceremonies live on ABS-CBN Channel 2, livestream
ABS-CBN Sports on Nov 30, 2019 02:37 PM
Let the Games begin!
A spectacle of colors showcasing the Filipino culture and heritage with performances from the country’s most talented entertainers highlight the opening ceremonies of the 30th Southeast Asian Games on Saturday at the Philippine Arena.
Athletes, sports officials and dignitaries from the 11 member nations will gather in a night of festivities that will officially kickoff the hostilities in the biennial sports meet.
The opening ceremonies will begin at 7:00 p.m. and will air live on ABS-CBN Channel 2, iWant and via livestream. Delayed broadcast will be available on ABS-CBN S+A Channel 23, ABS-CBN S+A HD Channel 166, LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183.
President Rodrigo Duterte will officially declare the Games open
Lani Misalucha will lead the singing of the Philippine national anthem. A five-part production number will follow in the opening extravaganza, while musical artists like Apl.de.ap, Aicelle Santos, Robert Sena, Jed Madela, Christian Bautista, KZ Tandingan, Elmo Magalona, Inigo Pascual, Ana Fegi and the TNT Boys will be performing in the one and a half hour program.
The Ramon Obusan Folkloric Group will perform a range of dances from traditional to modern hip-hop.
Leading Team Philippines in the traditional parade of athletes are flag-bearers Margielyn Didal, Meggie Ochoa, EJ Obiena, Eumir Felix Marcial and Kiyomi Watanabe while Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach will serve as muse of the host nation.
Senator and boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao will carry the torch for the momentous lighting of the cauldron some 90 kilometers away from the 55,000-seater indoor arena.