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‘Tisoy’ resets meet




CAPAS CITY — The schedule of a couple of events here in the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games have been affected by typhoon “Tisoy.”

Canoe Kayak has to move the start of its competition to 6 to 8 December from its original schedule of 3 and 4 December in anticipation of the strong weather disturbance that has affected major parts of Luzon including Metro Manila.

“We really need to reschedule the games because the typhoon is quite strong and there’s typhoon signal and it’s automatic to postpone the games,” said Bonnel Perez, one of the managers in charge for canoe kayak and traditional boat race.

The canoe kayak competition will be held at the Malawaan Park in Subic Bay Free Port in Zambales.

As of yesterday afternoon, the Pampanga province was under Signal No. 2.

Beach volleyball had to move its preliminary games earlier yesterday because of the typhoon.

The game of Sisi Rondina and Bernadeth Pons was originally scheduled at 5:30 in the afternoon but the organizers moved it at 9 in the morning.

And instead of just one court, the organizers also used three sand courts for the competition to finish the preliminary matches. The games will resume today at 4:30 in the afternoon with typhoon “Tisoy” expected to be out of the Philippine area of responsibility.

 Daily Tribune learned that Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee chief operating officer Ramon Suzara has instructed the venue managers of outdoor events to take precautionary measures to avoid further damages.

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