Help the country instead of criticizing SEA Games, security chief said


Instead of criticizing the “imperfections” of the organizers, the public should help the country as the host of the 30th Southeast Asian Games said police Brig. Gen. Lyndon Lawas, commander of the SEA Games security task force.

“Sa halip na babatikusin natin — mga minor ano lang naman ‘yon glitches — sana tulungan natin,” the security chief said.

“I-avoid nating malagay sa alanganin ang pangalan ng buong Pilipinas. Sana maging Pilipino tayo,” he added.

(Instead of criticizing — those are just minor glitches — let’s just help. Let’s avoid jeopardizing the name of the whole Philippines. Let’s be Filipinos.)

Of the total 8,000 delegates, around 2,700 are already in the Philippines, Lawas said, adding that SEA Games will formally open on Saturday.

The security chief also urged motorists to avoid EDSA and the South and North Luzon expressways from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday to give way to the vehicle convoys of athletes heading for the venue of the competition’s opening rites at the Philippine Arena in Bocaue, a Manila suburb.

“Help the country instead of criticizing SEA Games”

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