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Hidilyn to receive presidential medal of merit, PHP3-M from President Duterte

By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos  MANILA – Olympic gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz will receive a cash incentive worth PHP3 million from President Rodrigo Duterte for giving the Philippines its first-ever Olympic gold medal in Tokyo. Duterte made the announcement, after Diaz paid a “virtual” courtesy call on him on Wednesday night, few hours after she arrived onboard … Continue reading

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HIDILYN goes home

HIDILYN goes home TOKYO—It won’t be long before the entire Philippines welcomes its first Olympic gold medalist, Hidilyn Diaz. Diaz, who won the women’s -55 kgs gold medal of weightlifting in Olympic record fashion at the Tokyo International Forum on Monday night, will be flying back home on Wednesday on board a Philippine Airlines flight. … Continue reading

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Hidilyn Diaz wins PH’s first-ever Olympic gold

By Ivan Stewart Saldajeno   HIDILYN AT MALACAÑANG. President Rodrigo Duterte congratulates weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz during the awarding of the Order of Lapu-Lapu Rank of Kamagi to the 2019 Southeast Asian Games medalists at Malacañan Palace on Dec. 18, 2019. Diaz won the country’s first-ever Olympic gold medal in Tokyo on Monday night (July 26, 2021). (Presidential … Continue reading

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PH Olympians can pull out ‘surprises’ in Tokyo: Ramirez

  Philippine Sports Commission chairman William “Butch” Ramirez (Screengrab) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Chairman William “Butch” Ramirez lauded the hard work of the Filipino athletes as he expressed confidence that the 19-strong Tokyo Olympics qualifiers have what it takes to get a golden finish. “I’m so excited for the result of the … Continue reading

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Diaz delivers PH’s 1st gold in Asian Games

Diaz delivers PH’s 1st gold in Asian Games By Jean Malanum   FIRST GOLD. Olympian Hidilyn Diaz topped the women’s 53kg event in weightlifing to give the Philippines its first gold medal in the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia on Tuesday. (Photo courtesy of PSC Media Pool) JAKARTA (Philippines News Agency)  — The Philippines captured its first … Continue reading