ANGELES CITY, Pampanga — The Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee (Philsgoc) is sticking with the 2019 SEA Games logo, making minor revisions, after it drew flak when leaked a few months ago.
The official logo was officially launched to the public on Friday night during the revealing of the one-year SEA Games countdown at the Bayanihan Park. A giant 2019 SEA Games logo was on stage during the launch with the countdown clock installed at one of the circles.
The logo drew flak when it leaked during the Asian Games after it was presented during the Olympic Council of Asia general assembly by Phisgoc chairman Alan Peter Cayetano in Jakarta.
Philsgoc executive director Ramon Suzara said they made a slight revision to the logo, thickening the 11 circles that represent the 11 member countries of the SEA Games Federation Council.
“Nag-improve siya. Lumaki ‘yung bilog. Kumapal ‘yung bilog,” said Suzara.
Cayetano said they will soon explain the reason behind the SEA Games logo that has 11 circles and forming the shape of the Philippines.
“Soon, we will unveil the mascot. Then, ‘yung explanation why 11 circles and why forming the Philippines and why circles,” said Cayetano.
Philippines chef de mission and Makati Rep. Monsour del Rosario said he now appreciates the logo of the 2019 SEA Games after it was presented during the chef de mission meeting on Thursday.
“Una, hindi ko naiintinidihan ‘yung circles although na-explain ‘yan kahapon sa chef de mission meeting namin and now it makes sense bakit ganun ang logo,” said Del Rosario.