MANILA -- The logo for the 2019 Southeast Asian Games, which will be hosted by the Philippines, has garnered mixed comments from netizens after it was presented on Sunday.
Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano, who also serves as chairman of the Philippine SEA Games Organizing Committee, presented the logo during the general assembly of the Olympic Council of Asia.
"Our logo will be the 11 circles representing the 11 countries bound together in the shape of the Philippines to symbolize that wherever and whenever the games are played, we are one and we will as one,” Cayetano explained in his speech.
A video of his speech was posted on Cayetano's official Facebook page.
Pinoy netizens, however, were divided about the logo.
"Ugliest logo ever," said Justin Joseph Basco.
"A five-year-old can even draw that," said Gemai Abarai.
"Parang kinulang sa creativity. Walang wala dun sa 2005 SEA Games logo," said Vincent Samson.
But there were also others who defended the logo.
"Comments from Pinoys here make me laugh, no wonder hindi uunlad 'Pinas," said Roosevelt Lim.
"Looks like the map of our country," said Rafael Gonzales Hermoso.
"Simple lang siya actually SEA Games rings banded together to form the Philippines," said Tim Uliman.
Cayetano also presented Fami, the country's mascot for the 2019 SEA Games.
"The mascot is called Fami, short for family or pamilya, to show that we have one family," he said.
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