If the weather cooperates today, the Philippine team hopes to launch its gold medal bid in the 0-2 goals division of polo competition in the 30th SEA Games in grand fashion at the beautiful Miguel Romero Polo Field in Calatagan, Batangas.
Polo officials are hoping the Romero Field will remain playable despite the threat of Typhoon “Tisoy,” which is expected to slam Bicol Region, particularly Virac in Catanduanes, today.
“We’re praying that it will not rain so hard here so we can start our event,” said PH team captain and Party-list Rep. Mikee Romero. “We’re all excited to play.”
If the field is not playable, the four-day event will be moved tomorrow with the final on Sunday.
Other members of the team are Coco Garcia, Nicole Eusebio, Jam Eusebio and Santi Juban – all raring to go all the way to the Promised Land after the country’s final defeat to Malaysia in the 4-6 goals division on Sunday.
“Everybody is determined to contribute to the country’s bid to win the overall championship and we are all inspired after the explosive first day,” said Romero.
The draw was scheduled late yesterday with Team PH ready whoever it meets first.
Apart from Malaysia, also out to beat the team PH team are Indonesia and the powerhouse team of Brunei.
Prince Jeffri and Prince Qawi—both members of Brunei’s royal family—will spearhead Brunei’s gold medal bid.