Duterte ‘upset’ over SEA Games lapses: Probe to follow, says Palace

first_img “Siguro kasama na lahat ‘yon kasi when you investigate a particular body kasama na lahat ‘yong kung sino involved dun,” Panelo said. “Pero hindi na kailangan i-summon si Speaker Alan kasi he started explaining already.” “Merong mga bagay na di mo maiwasan, pero pwedeng magawan ng paraan ‘yan e. Gaya halimbawa nung sinasabi na hindi nakapasok sa hotel dahil alas-dos supposedly, eh dumating earlier,” Panelo said. President Rodrigo Duterte gestures during a news conference. He is dismayed to hear over the logistical troubles hounding the country’s hosting this year’s Southeast Asian Games, his spokesperson Salvador Panelo says. PCOO “The Presidentis not pleased of what he’s been hearing about certain snafu, certain delays,certain allegations of athletes not being fed properly, athletes arriving lateor not on time delivered to their places of rest or residence. He’s displeased.Ayaw niya ‘yon,” Panelo said. He added that the President wants aninvestigation into allegations of incompetence and corruption in relation tothe handling of the biennial event, which will formally open this Saturday atthe Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan. Following transportation and billetingproblems, the Department of Tourism on Tuesday said it would be handlingreception and billeting coordination for sports delegations arriving for theGames. MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte is dismayed to hear over the logisticaltroubles hounding thecountry’s hosting of the 2019 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, his spokesperson SalvadorPanelo said. center_img The Presidential spokesperson, meanwhile, said the problems concerning transportation and lodging could have been avoided if the SEA Games organizers were more prepared. “There were allegations of fraud na lumalabas sa diyaryo, ayaw niya rin ‘yon. He wants to investigate that. Hindi uubra sa kaniya ang corruption,” he added. According to Panelo, the barrage ofcomplaints from athletes taking part in the regional sports meet had reachedthe President, who was in Busan, South Korea until Tuesday afternoon. Panelo said the probe would include House Speaker and Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee chair Alan Peter Cayetano, as the President ordered those at fault to be held accountable. In a statement, the DOT said it hadpartnered with the Tourism Congress of the Philippines to implement “bestpractices in welcoming international guests to the country.”/PNlast_img

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