EVEN before the momentous opening of the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games which was for the first time in the history of the multi-sport event for nations on the Southeast Asian subcontinent that wowed everyone shutting down “loud mouths” and fault finders, but being good at what they do frantic emotions and negativities and reactions continue to spur from those out of this world people who finds joy in wrongly timed criticisms.
In controversy were the preparations, facilities and budget, then comes the welcome and welfare of the arriving delegates who were easy targets of exaggerations and fake news, even the opening shared the limelight of hullaballoo questioning the missing Filipino SEA Games heroes, one sided song performed, wrong singer choice and the dancing President and Senator (it was cute).
This all came to shun in the shadows as a mere and desperate move to make the event fail by sadly Filipinos who likes to turn the event into a political avenue of their wicked plan only to be overshadowed by early showing of our dear Filipino Athletes who provided an amour to cover negativities with their medal hauls.
As our Filipino athletes are gaining and soaring for medals these bashers are still at it saying we are at the advantage because we are the host, seriously? If only all the hard works and sacrifices, the pains and struggles of these athletes could be extracted and be let experienced to this people maybe they would sew up their mouth and keep their negativity to themselves but as they say balance is everything just like in every movie a hero always has a villain.
And then only to make the success of the event be rubbed to the bashers faces the Philippines is awarded the “Best SEA Games Organizer” by the Sports Industry Awards Asia (SPIA) although this is yet to be verified for its legitimacy citing the efforts in staging world class opening ceremonies and organizing 56 sports and 530 events is a feat worth appreciating, the point is yes there are glitches but do we bring it out now? Shout it out now? Do we want failure as a host country? It is shameful to know those people that wants the event to fail are fellow Filipinos with malicious political agenda using the SEA Games.
But happy to say that they are about to fail as the Philippines will surely come out the overall champions in this SEA Games 2019, successful in hosting although even the organizers know and admit that there are things to improve and be corrected but that time will be given attention “when the smokes clears”.
One Cheer for the Philippines as a Host!!! One cheer for the Filipinos who stood their ground against a few bashers to give support to this undertaking even showing kindness cheering Timor Leste for its first medal, and a million more for the athletes who made their country proud!!!!!! For this we can say indeed “WE WON AS ONE!” mabuhay and Pilipinas! Mabuhay ang atletang Pilipino!