2019, November 30. Southeast Asian Games (SeaGames), 30th
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SOUTHEAST ASIAN GAMES (SEAGames) - "WE
WIN AS ONE"
The Philippines is the host of the 30th Southeast Asian Games,
November 30 to December 11, 2019. There are fifty-six sports spread
out over a total of five hundred thirty separate events, operating
at different venues such as Clark, Subic, Metro Manila, and other
areas. This SEA Games is notable for the inclusion of e-sports (a
form of sport competition using video games).
Southeast Asian Games started in 1959 and is held as a biennial
event. This year there are
eleven participating countries: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao,
Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Vietnam, and
the Philippines. The late
National Artist for Architecture Francisco “Bobby” Mañosa designed
the cauldron to be lit with the torch crafted by metal sculptor
Daniel dela Cruz. National Artist for Music Ryan Cayabyab composed
the official theme song "We Win as One" with lyrics by Floy Quintos.
The opening ceremony will be held at the Philippine Arena in Bulacan
and the closing ceremony at The New Clark City Athletics Stadium in
This will be the Philippines' fourth time to host the games, and its
first since 2005. Previously, it had also hosted
the 1981 and 1991 editions of the games. The 2019 edition is most
notable for being the first edition to include esports and obstacle
course as well as having the highest number of sports in the history
of the games, at a total of 56.
In July 2015, the Philippines agreed to host the games after
Brunei's withdrawal. However, the Philippines' hosting was left
uncertain following the withdrawal of government support two years
later as it planned to use the funds intended for the games for the
rehabilitation of Marawi after being occupied by ISIS supporters.
Thailand and Indonesia offered
to host the games, however,
by 16 August 2017, the Philippine government announced the reversal
of the withdrawal. The
country's hosting of the 30th SEA Games is tagged as a "stepping
stone" for its possible bid to host the 2030 Asian Games.