The Philippines hosted the 2005 Southeast Asian Games under the IOC country code PHI. This is the third time the country has hosted the biennial meet and finally, winning the overall championship stilt, 26 golds ahead of Thailand. Team Philippines bagged 114 golds, the biggest golden harvest ever done by the Nationals as far as the competition is concern. The Philippines sustained the edge above the rest from the Games' start last 27 November 2005 up to the closing hours of 5 December 2005.
Sports and Athlete Development
To ensure proper and intensive training, most of the athletes were sent to China for a five month training process. Innovations in terms of acquisition of new facilities and proper budget allocation were the main concerns of the Philippine Sports Commission in cooperation with the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC).
In gratitude of the pride and glory brought by the athletes to the Philippines, the POC has awarded all medalists with cash incentives.
There are two soundtracks that serve as inspirational songs to Team Philippines:
"Posible" - composed and sang by Rivermaya, a local band in the Philippines. This is the official theme song of Team Philippines commissioned by Globe Telecom.
"Pinoy Ako" - composed and sang by Orange and Lemons, a local band in the Philippines. Although it was played in almost all competition venues in the SEA Games, it was the unofficial theme song of Team Philippines because it is of nationalistic... Read More