Press Release
August 9, 2016

Senator JV: Diaz's Feat an Inspiration to the Nation

Senator JV Ejercito filed on Monday Senate Resolution No. 91 commending the achievement of Filipina Hidilyn Diaz who represented the country to the ongoing Rio Olympics. Diaz competed at the 53-kg weightlifting competition where she bagged the silver medal.

"The feat of Hidilyn Diaz is a proud moment as Filipino. Mabuhay ka! Tunay na ipinagmamalaki ka ng bayan!" said Ejercito on his Twitter account on Monday.

Ejercito also cited in his resolution the past achievements of the athlete prior to winning the Rio Olympics. He said that the feat of Diaz is truly exceptional and brings nationwide pride and honor.

"Her win symbolizes the determination, perseverance and strength of the Filipino. She has served her country well thru her pursuance of sports becoming an inspiration to youth and an icon of women empowerment," the Senator said.

Senator JV also cited that aside from the formal recognitions, Diaz will also get cash incentives in the amount of Five Million Pesos (Php 5,000,000.00) and full scholarship, among others as provided in Republic Act No. 10699.

"Giving honor to the country is a pride in itself but the incentives and benefits given to our athletes should serve as an encouragement to the young people to build themselves around worthwhile activities such as sports. I hope that Hidilyn Diaz's achievement will serve as an inspiration and her footsteps be followed by our youth," Ejercito said.

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