Press Release
September 11, 2018

Co- Sponsorship Speech on P.S. Resolution Honoring the Medalists of the 2018 Asian Games
By Senator Juan Miguel F. Zubiri
11 September 2018

Mr. President, it is my honor and privilege to co-sponsor the adoption of the resolution congratulating and commending the Philippine delegates to the 2018 Asian Games held at Jakarta and Palembang in Indonesia from 18 August to 2 September 2018, for bringing honor to the country by reaping medals in various sports and showcasing Philippine excellence before an international audience.

Our Asian Games athletes had a truly remarkable showing, proving that sheer skill and dedication can bring us to international renown. I congratulate:


1. Hidilyn Diaz - Women's 53-kg Weightlifting
2. Yuka Saso - Women's Individual Golf
3. Yuka Saso - Women's Team Golf Bianca Pagdanganan Lois Kaye Go
4. Margielyn Didal - Women's Street Skateboard


1. RogenLadon - Men's Flyweight (52kg) Boxing
2. Kiyomi Watanabe - Women's 63kg Judo


1. Bianca Pagdanganan - Women's Individual Golf
2. Carlo Paalam - Men's Light Flyweight (49kg) Boxing
3. Eumir Felix Marcial - Men's Middleweight (75kg) Boxing
4. Almohaidib Abad - Men's Single PencakSilat
5. Dines Dumaan - Men's Class B (50 to 55kg) PencakSilat
6. Jefferson Rhey Loon - Men's Class D (60 to 65kg) PencakSilat
7. Cherry May Regalado - Women's Single PencakSilat
8. Dustin Jacob Mella - Men Team Poomsae Taekwondo Jeordan Dominguez Rodolfo Reyes Jr.
9. Pauline Louise Lopez - Women's below 57kg Taekwondo
10. Juvenile Faye Crisostomo - Women Team Poomsae Taekwondo
Rinna Babanto
Janna Dominique Oliva
11. Agatha Chrystenzen Wong - Women's Taijiquan&Taijijian All-Round Wushu
12. Divine Wally - Women's Sanda below 52kg Wushu
13. Daniel Patrick Caluag - Men's Competition Cycling BMX
14. Margarita Ochoa - Newaza Women's below 49kg Ju-Jitsu
15. TsukiiJunna - Women's below 50kg Karate

Our athletes' successes at the Asian Games should serve as a call for us to enhance our training and scholarship programs for Filipino athletes even more. With stronger support not just from the government but from the entire nation, I am certain that our athletes can excel even further and raise our nation's name to even greater heights.

Congratulations again to all our winners! Mabuhay kayo!

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