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Davao City To Host SEA Games 2019

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SEA Games 2019 in Davao City

Davao City, well-renowned as the home of the newest president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, will be the host to the Southeast Asian Games in 2019, reports

The report says that William “Butch” Ramirez, the chairman of the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC), has already given the go-signal for the 2019 SEA Games.

Sculptures in People's Park
Sculptures in People’s Park By scorpious18 – originally posted to Flickr as people’s park davao, CC BY 2.0,

It is also reported that quite a few businesses have already pledged to give help for the said event to make this sports festival possible in the country. Ramirez told that he already discussed the news to many individuals in the corporate world, and, yes, they assured to provide help for this important event.

Letter Of Acceptance

The PSC chief further said that a group of Filipino officials already submitted the letter of acceptance to host SEA Games 2019 to the Southeast Asian Federation. The said group is being led by Jose Cojuangco Jr., currently the president of the Philippine Olympic Committee.

Ramirez added that since it is the first time for such a big sports event to be organized in Davao City, he said he is sure that President Duterte will support the initiative to make certain that it will be a success.

For those who are not aware, Ramirez became the chief of PSC in 2005. It was during the time that the country topped the overall medal race in the SEA Games.

Awesome News

This news is viewed as a great one, especially to businesses and the citizens who are living in Mindanao, particularly in Davao City. The celebration of the said event in the place will definitely provide more opportunities to the people of Mindanao. Also, this will, of course, bring in huge effect to the country’s tourism industry as it is anticipated that the event will also feature the best places to visit not only in Mindanao but in other parts of the Philippines as well.

Davao SEA Games 2019 image courtesy of
Davao SEA Games 2019 image courtesy of

On top of that, it is expected that more sports facilities will be built in this particular part of the country. predicts that with the said hosting opportunity for the SEA Games 2019, there is a great possibility that a national sports stadium will soon rise in Davao.

The 2019 games is said to be originally offered to Brunei Darussalam. It can be recalled that SEA Games, which involves 11 countries in the region, was already held in the Philippines three times: 1981, 1991 and 2005. The country first joined SEA Games back in 1977.

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Written by Melo Villareal

Melo Villareal is the Online Publisher of He is an Accountant by profession who left the corporate world at the age of 23 to explore his beautiful country and the rest of the world. Today, Melo works as a part-time Social Media Manager for local and international clients. His full-time work focuses on discovering interesting culture, explore different cuisines and take memorable photos from local and international destinations he's visiting.

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