MANILA (27 June 2013) – The Philippine Olympic Committee and also the Philippine Sports Commission have decided to include neither the football teams nor the Futsal teams for the SEA Games in Myanmar on 11-22 December 2013.
Jeff Tamayo, the Philippine chef de mission said that Philippine Olympic Committee president Jose Cojuangco Jr. and also Philippine Sports Commission chairman Richie Garcia decided to follow the criteria of including only gold medalists at the previous SEA Games and also the potential gold performers.
“They’re gone,” said Tamayo, referring to both teams of football and Futsal which wanted to send their men and women’s team.
“Cojuangco and Richie are really pushing for a small delegation. We’re now in the process of scrutinizing the list and include only those who are really worthy of going to Myanmar.”