Typhoon Tisoy can­cels some SEAG events

The Philippine Star - - FRONT PAGE - By EVEYN MA­CAIRAN

As Typhoon Tisoy bar­reled into the coun­try, the wa­ter sports in the on­go­ing 30th South­east Asian Games (SEAG) set in San Juan in La Union and Su­bic in Zam­bales have been sus­pended, ac­cord­ing to an of­fi­cial of the Philip­pine Coast Guard (PCG).

“The wa­ter sports in the SEA Games in Su­bic have been sus­pended, while there had been re­quests for train­ings in Su­bic since there are still clear skies, so they were al­lowed to train, but up to noon only and it was done un­der su­per­vi­sion,” Com­modore Al­lan dela Vega, PCG Na­tional Cap­i­tal Re­gion Cen­tral Lu­zon com­man­der said yes­ter­day.

A ma­jor­ity of the wa­ter sports are held in Su­bic.

The SEAG com­pe­ti­tion for surf­ing in San Juan has also been sus­pended, ac­cord­ing to Dela Vega, the Task Group Mar­itime com­man­der for the SEAG.

The PCG based its rec­om­men­da­tion to sus­pend the out­door wa­ter sports on their Mem­o­ran­dum Cir­cu­lar 01-09 that cov­ers the Guide­lines on Move­ment of Ves­sels Dur­ing Heavy Weather.

“We told the SEAG or­ga­niz­ers that since there is no move­ment of wa­ter craft, it fol­lows that it would also cover wa­ter sports ac­tiv­i­ties,” Dela Vega said. He said in­door wa­ter sports in Su­bic Bay and the wa­ter polo in Batan­gas have also been put on hold be­cause of bad weather.

The sports or­ga­niz­ers have al­ready dis­man­tled the tents and se­cured the equip­ment that may be dam­aged by Tisoy, which is mov­ing west­ward af­ter en­ter­ing the Philip­pine area of re­spon­si­bil­ity from the Pa­cific Ocean and is ex­pected to exit via the West Philip­pine Sea. Dela Vega said the out­door

wa­ter sports would re­main sus­pended un­til such time the Philip­pine At­mo­spheric, Geo­phys­i­cal and As­tro­nom­i­cal Ser­vices Ad­min­is­tra­tion would have lifted all the pub­lic storm warn­ing sig­nals in the venue ar­eas.

Tisoy is ex­pected to dump a large vol­ume of rain in the coun­try.

The PCG has de­ployed around 1,000 per­son­nel and 25 ves­sels and other wa­ter craft for the SEAG.

Mean­while, the PCG an­nounced that one of its en­listed per­son­nel, Petty Of­fi­cer Third Class Je­nilou Mosquea, bagged the sil­ver medal in the women’s 57-kilo­gram event in Kurash (folk wrestling) that was held in San Fer­nando, Pam­panga last Sun­day.

Ath­lete in­jured

One of the ath­letes in the on­go­ing the SEAG was in­jured at the Laus Event Cen­ter in Barangay Dolores, San Fer­nando City in Pam­panga last Satur­day.

Re­ports reach­ing Camp Olivas iden­ti­fied the in­jured as Myint Zin, 31, a Kurash ath­lete from Myan­mar.

The ath­lete was sched­uled for a re­hearsal in the event cen­ter and went up to the bleachers, ac­cord­ing to the report.

The wooden stair ac­ci­den­tally col­lapsed, caus­ing the vic­tim to fall on the ground and sus­tain in­jury on his left leg, San Fer­nando po­lice chief Lt. Col. Paul Gamido said.

Gamido added that a med­i­cal team from the Bureau of Fire Pro­tec­tion re­sponded to the in­ci­dent and ap­plied first aid to the ath­lete.

He said the Task Unit Med­i­cal Emer­gency led by Dr. Alvin Ca­p­ati brought the vic­tim to A.V. Triage Clinic, Ath­lete Vil­lage, New Clark City in Ca­pas, Tar­lac for fur­ther med­i­cal ex­am­i­na­tion.

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