MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Led by Vice President Leni Robredo and Senator Kiko Pangilinan, the Liberal Party (LP) filed a formal protest with the Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee (PHISGOC) for the wrong shade of the yellow color on the 2019 SEA Games logo.
The LP was reacting to photo of Filipino American rapper apl. de. ap of the Black Eyed Peas showing him holding a lighted torch in front of a giant replica of the logo. Two of the rings which were supposed to be yellow appeared to be the wrong shade — closer to gold.
”There may be 50 shades of gray, but there is only one correct shade of yellow that represents us,” Robredo said.
Pangilinan, on the other hand, accused House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano who heads the PHISGOC of politicizing the international sports event as part of a concerted effort to wipe out the Opposition.
Not to be outdone, Senator Risa Hontiveros also questioned the fact that the yellow rings on the original logo were smaller than the rest of the colored rings.
Cayetano said that it’s too late to make any changes to the logo since the Games begin in a few days.