Philippines' proposed logo for 2019 SEA Games draws flak from netizens

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 20) — After the proposed logo for the Philippine hosting of the 2019 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games was unveiled on Sunday, netizens were quick to express their disapproval as they poked fun at the creation.

In a general assembly of the Olympic Council of Asia, Foreign Affairs Secretary and Chair of the Philippine SEA Games Organizing Committee (PHISGOC) Alan Peter Cayetano revealed the logo, which features 11 multicolored circles formed in the shape of the Philippine archipelago.


"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," explained Cayetano.

Its revelation, however, underwhelmed the Filipino online community as the logo immediately drew flak and instantly became a meme.

"You can do better," said Aly Concepcion.

"Big joke! Di man lang nag hire ng graphic designer ang mga to! Panget ng logo," said Carlo De Vera.

"Can't you just start a Logo Competition so that Pinoy designers can come up with a better concept?" suggested Lyndon Darum.




Apart from the logo, Cayetano also unveiled the country's mascot "Fami."

"The mascot is called Fami, short for family or pamilya, to show that we have one family," he explained.

PHISGOC's social media and marketing team, however, issued a statement, saying the logo may still be open to revisions, as the official one has yet to be revealed on November 30.