Philippines boxing champion Manny Pacquiao during the opening ceremony of the SEA Games at the Philippine Arena in Bocaue. Photo: AFP

SEA Games: Manny Pacquiao and Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte open biennial as typhoon nears

  • Boxing champion shows up to open beleaguered Southeast Asian extravaganza
Topic |   Southeast Asian Games 2019 (SEA Games)

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Philippines boxing champion Manny Pacquiao during the opening ceremony of the SEA Games at the Philippine Arena in Bocaue. Photo: AFP
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A Filipino worker walks along an unfinished road leading to the aquatics centre to be used in the SEA Games. Photo: EPA

Philippines’ Duterte orders investigation into SEA Games debacle

  • Reports of delays, confusion and insufficient meals for athletes, delegates and volunteers have gone viral on social media since last week
  • A presidential spokesman admitted on Thursday that ‘there is indeed something wrong with the preparations’
Topic |   The Philippines

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A Filipino worker walks along an unfinished road leading to the aquatics centre to be used in the SEA Games. Photo: EPA
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