(HUMONGOUS. Workers rush completion of the “monumentalized” logo of the Southeast Asian Games 2019 at the Clark Bayanihan Park to be launched Nov. 30 with countdown clock to the hosting of the games. Photo by Bong Lacson)
CLARK FREEPORT – Some 400 delegates are expected to fl ock in this Freeport as the start of the one-year countdown celebration for the 2019 South East Asian (SEA) Games will take place here on November 30.
The event, organized by Philippines SEA Games Organizing Committee (PHISGOC), will be attended by past and present Philippine athletes, SEA Games Federation from all participating countries, key national, provincial and local government officials and dignitaries from ten participating nations.
As the host country for the upcoming SEA Games, a 15 meters tall equivalent to four-storey building countdown clock was constructed at the Bayanihan Park here. The said structure consists of eleven circles representing the eleven countries of South East Asia. These include the Philippines, Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.
The colors incorporated in the countdown clock represent the different colors of the country’s flag. One of the circles with diameter of 3.7 meters will be fitted with an LED display board back to back to show the clock and videos particularly of the SEA Games.
With the conduct of the said event, certain roads will also be temporarily closed. These include the roads from MacArthur Highway corner 1st Street up to B. Avenue Street corner 1st Street and from M.A. Roxas Extension corner MacArthur Highway up to the corner of Constantine Street. Roads from MacArthur Highway corner M.A. Roxas Extension to MacArthur Highway corner 1st Street will also be closed.
Accordingly, Don Juico Gate will be open for 24-hours to give way for the said event while motorists are enjoined to take alternate routes to avoid traffic inconvenience during the said event.
The detailed traffic rerouting plan with maps are also posted on the official Facebook account of CDC and other entities.