The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) hopes that the Southeast Asian Games athletes will have their training by February for their competition.

/ 12 January 2022

Originally, they were set to conduct their practice in Metro Manila next week. However, due to Covid19 restrictions, it was placed on hold.

“With the present situation, we are evaluating it. Most probably, when the IATF lowers the alert level, that allows us to resume practice,” PSC chairman William “Butch” Ramirez said.

In preparation for the 31st SEA Games in Hanoi, Vietnam in May, national athletes were scheduled to train at the PhilSports Complex in Pasig City and the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex in Manila.

Ramirez said that some venues are being used as quarantine facilities.

Ang usapan namin is at the end of the year, by December 2021, ibibigay nila (sa PSC). Eh tumaas ang infections, so hawak pa rin nila ‘yan… And the PSC is under the Office of the President, and buhay ng mga tao ‘yan,” he said.

“Affected talaga ang sports. But ang ating mga national athletes, hindi naman bagito,” Ramirez added.

“They have been sent to several foreign exposure, and they have experience. They know how to adjust.”