Organizers of the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games said early event issues have been resolved, and that they will strive to make the county’s hosting successful.
“Handa tayo (We are ready). There are just little things before the opening ceremony, but we have resolved that,” Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee (PHISGOC) Chief Operating Officer Ramon Suzara.
While football games have started, the SEA Games officially opens on November 30.
Before that, the organizers met to resolve early issues, including those related to media accreditation, food, logistics, infrastructure and volunteer assignments.
Suzara added that they expect around 4,000 more participants to arrive within the week.
Philippine Olympic Committee President Abraham Tolentino said glitches are expected, with the SEA Games hosting 56 sports, 26 more than the usual amount.
He added that all venues for the games are ready, and that media accreditation issues have been resolved.
On a Facebook post, organizers said volunteer deployment issues have also been addressed.
Asked about the list of flag bearers for the opening ceremony, Tolentino said the media will find out on the day itself.
The organizers also appealed to the media to publish more good news about the upcoming games.
The SEA Games opening ceremony will happen on November 30. The games are expected to end by December 11.