The Department of the Interior and Local Government is urging the public to follow security procedures and practice discipline during the conduct of the SEA Games in line with its #DisiplinaMuna program.
DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año says the public should be aware of all security procedures and keep all SEA Games venues clean especially now that the President has ordered free entrance to most SEA Games venues.
The DILG Secretary issued the call in line with the DILG-led #DisiplinaMuna Campaign, a program that highlights igniting and reviving the culture of discipline among Filipinos for national development.
“Ipakita natin sa ating mga kapitbahay sa Asean region at maging sa ibang mga dayuhan na ang mga Pilipino ay hindi lang matinik sa sports kundi isang disiplinadong mamamayan,” he says.
He also reminds the public of the prohibited items that cannot be brought to the SEA games sports venues to avoid any inconvenience.
“Paulit-ulit po ang pag-aanunsyo ng PNP na bawal dalhin at bitbitin sa mga venue ng SEA Games ang ilang mga kagamitin. Ipakita po natin na tayo ay disiplinadong bansa na marunong sumunod sa mga simpleng anunsyong ito,” he says.
Declared as prohibited items are the following: weapons and firearms; guns and knives; sharp objects - including umbrellas and long sticks; bottles, cups, and cans - including glass, tetrapak, PET, and other hard material containers; pyrotechnic materials - including flares, matches, lighters, cigarettes; stimulants - including alcohol, drugs, and narcotics; large bulky objects - including all items that are too large to be placed under venue seats.
Also prohibited are pets or animals; banners, including flags, exceeding 3x5 feet in dimension; flagpoles exceeding 1 meter in length; propaganda - materials that promote racism, xenophobia, even charity, and other ideological causes; flammable objects - including spray gas cans and corrosive materials; possible projectiles - including sports equipment like balls and discs; noisemakers - Including airhorns, drums, whistles, bugles, and vuvuzelas; laser pointers; video cameras - Including any recording device that would be used for non-personal ends; drones; and outside food and beverages.
The PNP will also implement a Clear Bag Policy which means that all bags to be brought into the Game venues must be see-through with specific dimensions: clear tote bags - 12x6x12 inches; storage bags - one-gallon capacity; small clutch bags - 4.5x6.5 inches.
The following bags are prohibited and are advised to be left at home or in vehicles: backpacks, tinted plastic bags; fanny packs; suitcases; purses; camera cases; duffel bags; and printed bags.
He says that all prohibited items will be subject to immediate confiscation.