The Scoop (Sports Communicators Organization of the Philippines) Forum On Air travels to the New Clark City today for its first provincial coverage of the country’s preparations for the hosting of the Southeast Asian Games late this year.
The trip coincides with the coordination meeting between the Clark Development Corporation (CDC) and the Metro Clark mayors for the purpose of assessing the extent of preparations undertaken for celebration of the 30th anniversary of the biennial meet.
The New Clark City serves as the main hub of the November 30 to December 11 competitions among the best and the finest athletes from the 11-member nation conclave.
CDC President Noel Manankil will preside over today’s affair.
Also on hand in the whole day event is the advisory council meeting between Manankil and Pampanga Vice Gov. Lilia Pineda, on the one hand, and the Philippine Sea Games Organizing Committee (Phisgoc), on the other.
Manankil and Pineda have invited all functional area managers to represent Phisgoc in the meeting to thresh out the still unsettled details on Clark’s hosting of 17 to 56 sports to be contested in the Games.
Centerpiece sports athletics and aquatics (swimming, diving and water polo) are among the disciplines Clark is hosting.
The council meeting is scheduled at the Royce Hotel inside New City.
The Scoop team travelling with the Phisgoc group is composed of co-hosts Agnes Razal, Geraldine Gervacio and this writer, program director Ricky Mendiola, The Manila Times Television cameramen Angelo Horano and Jonathan Tamayo and photographer Roger Rañada.
Since its revival a month ago, the Scoop public service forum has been aired over The Manila Times Television every Friday at 8 p.m. via https://www.facebook.com/315491192389781/posts/447392669199632?sfns=mo.