PH athletes get send off for SEA Games

first_imgTyphoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Philippine Sports Commission President Butch Ramirez led the ceremonies held at the Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions in Pasay.“You athletes are the heart and souls of this country,” said Ramirez.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“When you go there, don’t just go there for yourselves. Every single Filipino is cheering for you. The Filipinos are the pearls of the orient.”Representatives of each sport for the SEA Games come up on stage. Photo by Bong Lozada/INQUIRERThe country is sending a 493-strong team to Kuala Lumpur in the hopes of fairing better this year than in the previous editions of the games. SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Read Next WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games PLAY LIST 01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd K-pop star Jung Joon-young convicted of gang rape, spycam crimes Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses MOST READcenter_img The Philippine delegation bound for 2017 Southeast Asian Games got a fitting send-off on Thursday night with 10 days to go before the opening of the regional games.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Ramirez also reminisced on past Philippine athletes who won medals in the Olympics like Teofilo Yldefonso, Jose Villanueva, Roel Velasco, Mansueto Velasco, and Hidilyn Diaz.The top sports official also prayed for the fast recovery of Olympian Ian Lariba, who is battling leukemia.Philippine Olympic Committee President Peping Cojuangco also told the athletes to always embody the Filipino fighting spirit.“Remember you’re always representing the Filipino people,” said Cojuangco. “The fighting heart and the fighting spirit is always there and the Filipino will never stop fighting. You are Filipinos, you are sportsmen, and you are full of guts.”ADVERTISEMENT UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Cignal sinks Marinerong Pilipino for 1-0 lead in D-League semislast_img

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