Press Release
October 13, 2019

Statement of Senator Joel Villanueva on the victory of gymnast Carlos Yulo at the World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany

The victory of Carlos Yulo at the FIG World Championships on Saturday night proves that there is no talent shortage in our country. Talent is scattered everywhere in our 7,000 islands, and it is up to us in government to be able to find these people and cultivate their skills so they can carry on with our quest to deliver the country's first Olympic gold in over 90 years since we first competed in the Games.

Mr. Yulo's success also bolsters our determination to pursue Senate Bill No. 1086, which seeks the establishment of the Philippine High School for Sports, an institution that will raise the quality of our young athletes which will make them competitive in the world stage. We will see to it that the proposed measure will live up to the dreams of our young athletes of having a specialized school that trains our future champions.

Kasama po tayo sa milyun-milyong kababayan natin na nagbubunyi sa ating bagong kampeon. Tulungan po natin si Carlos at ang mga atleta nating sasabak sa mga susunod pang patimpalak na magdadala ng karangalan sa ating bayan.

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