- Pres. Rodrigo Duterte has openly pledged the amount of P3 million to Olympic champ Hidilyn Diaz
- This was revealed by the President when he talked to Hidilyn
- The President and Hidilyn had a short 11-minute Zoom call on Wednesday, a few moments after Hidily arrived in the Philippines
- Duterte also praised the achievement of Hidilyn and stated that the country is very proud, "let bygones be bygones"
Pres. Rodrigo Duterte, during an 11-minute Zoom call with Hidilyn Diaz, moments after she arrived in the country after an overwhelming victory in the Olympics, pledged P3 million to the champ.
The President underscored how happy the Philippines is and that the achievement of Hidilyn is also the achievement of the nation.
"The nation is ecstatic about your achievement. Your achievement is the achievement of the Philippine nation."
"Salamat sa pagtiis mo. I hope that the years of toil, the years of disappointment, and the years na hindi maganda ang nangyari in the past, just forget them."
"Gold is gold and it would be good for you to just let bygones be bygones and dwell solely on your victory together with your family and, of course, with the nation."
The country is definitely very proud of Hidilyn Diaz!
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Hidilyn Diaz is a Filipina weightlifter. She is also an airwoman. She is the first Filipino who won an Olympic gold medal and brought the Philippines its pride.
Hidilyn Diaz has finally returned to the Philippines after 18 months. It can be recalled that she was stranded in Malaysia due to the lockdown before the Tokyo Olympics 2020. She arrived home via a Philippine Airlines flight along with her team and Filipina Olympic skateboard finalist Margielyn Didal. The Olympic gold medalist landed at NAIA and was welcomed by Philippine Sports Commission officials.
She will not only come home with an Olympic gold medal but will be met with well-deserved rewards. She will be receiving P40.5M cash as pledged by government and private entities. The Olympian would also be the owner of several real estate properties. Foton also promised to give her a van and Phoenix also gave her free fuel for life.
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