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By WAYLON GALVEZ their jobs I'm sure we will have as pa.t of the polo national said that the Philippine SEAC
a successful hosting of the bien- team. Organizing Committee is doing
Rep. Mikee Romero (l-Pacman . nial meet.i "This is a dream come true for well so far particularly with th€
Partylist) is confident that the "That way we will hav€ a dou- me. I tried basketball, and also launching of the volunteer pro-
country can accomplish a 'golden ble victory a double celebration"' shooting, but this sports is very gram,
double' in the 30th SEA Games said Romero. close to my heart," said Romero, This, according to Romero,
which the country will be hosting/ trn 2005, the country staged who began competing in 2009 will be crucial in the SEA Games
Iater this year the sEA Games for the third time and has since represented the hosting as this will provide sup'
Aside from showcasing the/. but it was a memorable one since country in various international port for the organizing offcials ir
Filipinos' first-class hospitality,' the Philippine Team won its first events including the last Asian taking care of the athletes anc
Romero believes the Filipino ath-. overall title with 113 gold med- Cup where the national team fin- officials from other countries,
letes have what it takes be No. 1 als, 26 better than Thailand. ished second, More importantly, though, h€
at the end of the ll-day sporting The godfather of the Philippine Romero, who owns the North- encouraged the Filipino peopl€
extravaganza. basketball team that bagged the Port franchise in the PBA and the to support the Philippine Tean
"We can achieve a SEAG dou- gold medal in Southeast Asian chairman of the country's biggest athletes seeing action in differenl
ble if we will win also the overall Basketball Association (SEABA) polo association, said that the venues - Tarlac, Subic, Bulacan,
championship for the first time championship in Ratchasima, polo squad is capable of winning La Union, Tagaytay and Manila.
since 2005," said Romero. "With Thailand in 2002 Romero will be at least three gold medals. "Let us embrace the 'bayani-
MIKEE Romero the way our offcials are doing seeing action in the SEA Games The 1-Pacman representative han' spirit," said Romero.
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