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Netizens Question Validity Of PHISGOC “Best SEA Games Organizer” Award

PHISGOC – Recently, the Philippine South East Asian Games Organizing Committee was awarded the title of “Best SEA Games Organizer”.

The award was bestowed upon them by the Sports Industry Awards (SPIA) Asia. However, netizens started questioning the validity of the award.

The news was reported by the government’s own Philippine News Agency (PNA). However, the original article has been taken down.

According to the report, House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano, who is PHISGOC’s chairman, was awarded by SPIA. The awarding body describes itself as “Asia’s leading sports business conference and awards platform“.

PHISGOC Named "Best SEA Games Organizer" By PHISGOC?
Image from: We The Pvblic

However, the awarding sparked controversy and theories. This was because SPIA Asia is supported by the Philippine Government itself.

According to an article from We The Pvblic, if you do some quick digging, you could find that SPIA is supported by both the Tourism Promotions Board Philippines and PHISGOC itself.

PHISGOC Named "Best SEA Games Organizer" By PHISGOC?
Image from: We The Pvblic

With this, many have highlighted that no such award is currently listed on the SPIA Asia Awards website. Along with this, further research revealed that the award never existed in prior years.

Here are some of the speculation of Netizens:

But why will u award best organizer if ndi pa tapos ung event na inorganize? What if (hoping not) may malaking aberya until closing, babawiin ba ung award? Does this mean past 29 SEA Games, eto ung best?! And sana kung ndi sponsored ng PH ung awards this year

@j0w_Sef | Twitter

Mutuals who liked this yesterday listen UPPP!!

1) there never existed a “Best SEA Games Organizer Award” ever until just now

2) Sports Industry Awards is sponsored by PHISGOC itself. ergo they gave themselves their own award.

the lowest is WHAT????

@diegs_valencia | Twitter

u just made urselves desperate lol what the fuck is “Best SEA Games Organizer” sino ibang contenders, may time frame ba to, every 20 years? pakiklaro ng guidelines kasi this sounds bullshit to me

@jackieserite | Twitter

What do you think? Did we award ourselves? Or did we deserve it? Leave a comment below.

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