On the issues surrounding the Philippine Olympic Committee

The Palace expresses support to Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) President Ricky Vargas and POC Chairman Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino.

We call on everyone to insulate sports from politics.

The Philippines will be hosting the 30th edition of the Southeast Asian Games this year. We should be together rallying behind and supporting all the Filipino athletes who are set to compete in the games as we extend our world-famous warmth and hospitality to our brothers and sisters in the region who are coming to Manila either to participate and represent or cheer their nations.

Salvador S. Panelo

Chief Presidential Legal Counsel

& Presidential Spokesperson

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