Rep.Pia lauds Hidilyn Diaz

Statement of Rep. Pia S. Cayetano
Taguig City, Second District
Triathlete, former PH volleyball athlete
8 August 2016

Never underestimate the strength of the Filipina.

Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz literally carried an entire nation’s hopes on her shoulders and power-lifted it to victory, becoming the first Filipina to win an Olympic medal while ending our 20-year medal drought in the quadrennial games.

A proud daughter of Mindanao, Hidilyn also proves that with discipline, hard work and the right support, athletes from the farthest regions of our country can compete and win against the world’s best. May her triumph inspire the rest of our athletes still battling it out in Rio.

Salamat Hidilyn! Mabuhay ang Pinay! Mabuhay ang Pilipinas! #

AP Photo/Mike Groll/Philstar.com

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