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SEA Games: Pami Mascots Allegedly Selling for P1,800 Each

Would you buy a Pami mascot for P1,800?
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“Everything is worth what its purchaser will pay for.” These are the famous words of Publilius Syrus, a Latin writer born 85 years before Jesus Christ. It seems that someone took that message to heart.

John Paul Tanyag, volunteer at the SEA Games 2019, posted photos of the Pami stuffed toy merchandise and claimed it was selling for P1,800 each at the Philippine Arena.

Photo by John Paul Tanyag.
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Photo by John Paul Tanyag.

Pami is the SEA Games 2019 mascot. Its name derives from the word pamilya or family. It represents athletes from different Southeast Asian countries coming together to support each other through sport. Its design was made in synchrony with the SEA Games 2019’s logo, which is mainly circles.

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The SEA Games 2019 is a historic event especially for Filipinos, and it could take another 14 years before we could host another one. The last time we hosted the games was in 2005 during the term of former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. At the time, the Philippines designed a mascot named Gilas, who is a Philippine Eagle. Gilas (whose name is presumably derived from the word agila or eagle) symbolized the elegance, strength, and pride of winning the SEA Games. Gilas in Filipino means a display of mastery and skill. Prior to Gilas, the original design for the SEA Games 2005 mascot was a Philippine tarsier.

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