Twitter is cringing at Cayetano's SEA Games closing speech

Dec 11, 2019

WHAT a fitting way to end the 30th Southeast Asian Games. Well, except for that really long speech from House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano.

The Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee (Phisgoc) chairman, who came under fire as the events began over the alleged mismanagement of the more than P6 billion budget for the SEA Games hosting, addressed the crowd and other participating countries at the New Clark City Athletics Stadium in Capas, Tarlac on Wednesday night.

Most of the netizens didn't appreciate how Cayetano delivered his closing remarks in Filipino and made it more about politics, painful cliches, and his wife. At least he thanked the athletes and touched upon the biennial multi-sports event.

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