After almost two weeks of competition, the 30th Southeast Asian Games has now come to an end.
In Capas, Tarlac on Wednesday, the cauldron, which has been burning in the last two weeks, was extinguished, as executive secretary Salvador Medialdea officially declared the games closed.
The Aeta festival dancers of Porac was the opening number with their traditional performance.
This was followed by a song number by the Manila Concert choir.
It was American rock band ‘Journey’ frontman arnel pineda who led the singing of the philippine national anthem.
During the parade of nations, athletes and coaches from various countries proudly waved their flags as they entered the stadium.
Filipino surfer and sea games gold medalist Roger Casugay was the flag bearer for team Philippines.
But last night was not just a night for the athletes.
The stadium turned red after SEA Games workforce and volunteers took centerstage as they were recognized for their efforts and contributions in the multi-sport event.