NEW CLARK CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Bowing to pressure and criticism, the Philippine South East Asian Games Organizing Committee ( PHISGOC) headed by Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano has decided to replace the controversial P50 Million cauldron with a simpler, inexpensive structure.
PHISGOC has promised that the replacement cauldron will be ready by the Games’ opening ceremonies on November 30.
The new design was inspired by a giant Christmas tree being built in Baguio for the city’s festivities which begin on December 1.
Cayetano said that instead of a kaldero, the peak of the structure will have a star adorned with electronic Christmas lights. “It will save us a huge amount of money since we will not have to spend on fuel to light it up for the duration of the Games,” Cayetano said.
Let the Games begin!