Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Tiebreaker Times


10th ASEAN Para Games formally cancelled by APSF

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the 10th ASEAN Para Games has been officially cancelled. 

ASEAN Para Sports Federation president Osoth Bhavilai himself made the announcement, Monday afternoon.

This, after the Philippine Sports Commission withdrew the financial support to keep the Games going last week.

“In light of the decision of the Philippine Sports Commission from the Republic of the Philippines, I like to regretfully state that the 10th ASEAN Para Games would be cancelled officially.

“Nevertheless, we at the APSF would like to thank the Philippines for all efforts taken prior to the games. We appreciate why such a decision was needed to be made,” his statement read.

Last April 29, the PSC decided to finally withdraw further financial support from the twice-postponed 10th ASEAN Paragames.

The PSC will still honor its previous commitments with the APG organizing committee to cover initial operations expenses.

“We heed the call of the national government to cut expenses as we reroute the majority of our resources to fighting the pandemic, but we also stand by our commitment to keep supporting members of the national team,” explained PSC chairman Butch Ramirez.

Philippine Paralympic Committee president Mike Barredo understands wholeheartedly the decision, saying, “While this is disheartening news for our local and ASEAN para-athletes who have trained and sacrificed so much to represent their respective countries, their health, and safety, as well as their coaches, members of their team, and families, remain our top priority.

“We understand that this is a global concern and this is a very difficult decision to do.”

The APG was first scheduled to take place last January but was pushed to March. Due to the pandemic, it was later moved to October later this year.

#ReadMore  ONE challenger Aleksakhin fires shot against champion Askren

For their part, the APSF will now be taking further steps to hold a virtual meeting with its stakeholders on the necessary steps of the regional governing body moving forward.

Written By

Tiebreaker Times Logo

You May Also Like

2020 ASEAN Para Games

Philippine Paralympic Committee president Mike Barredo expressed his sadness over the Philippine Sports Commission’s withdrawal of support for the 2020 ASEAN Para Games. But...

2020 ASEAN Para Games

ASEAN Para Sports Federation has decided to move the Philippines’ hosting of the 10th ASEAN Para Games during the latter part of the year. ...

2020 ASEAN Para Games

Philippine Paralympic Committee President Michael Barredo confirmed last Thursday that the 10th ASEAN Para Games will be rescheduled to March from its original date...


The Philippine Paralympic Committee officially kicked off the countdown to the 10th ASEAN Para Games (APG) on Friday, January 18, 2019 – exactly a...


Team Pilipinas had a magical run in the 2018 Asian Games, finishing with four golds, two silvers, and fifteen bronzes. If that was magical,...


2018 Asian Para Games three-time gold medalist Ernie Gawilan and 17 other medalists are set to be the first recipients of cash incentives by...

2020 ASEAN Para Games

It’s never too early to begin preparing for an international conclave, as the Philippines jumpstarted its two-year build-up for the 10th ASEAN Para Games...


Following the successful campaign of Team Philippines in the 9th ASEAN Para Games last September, the Philippine Paralympic Committee-Philippine Sports Association for the Differently...