Thursday, September 4, 2014

Filipino athletes lauded for winning international competitions

The Senate today adopted two resolutions commending outstanding Filipino athletes for winning the golf and archery tournaments in California and China.

Sen. Manuel Lapid, who introduced Resolution No. 843, said Harmie Nicole Constantino, Carl Jano Corpus, Annyka Chanel Pineda-Cayabyab, Andrew Chua and the rest of the Philippine contingent to the 2014 Veritas World Junior International Golf Tournament, made the country proud when they won in their respective divisions of the competitions held at the Brookside Golf Club in Pasadena, California last July 19-24.

He said the Girls’ 13 division was dominated by Filipino junior golfers led by gold medalist Constantino, Asiah Marie Nocum and Kyla Nocum, who finished in the 2nd and 3rd place respectively.

On the other hand, Lapid said Corpus bagged the gold medal in the Boys’ 12 division, scoring 217 while Cayabyab and Chua, the team’s youngest victor, finished first in the Girls’ 10 division and the Boys’ 7 divisions respectively.

He said Annika Bianca Cedo, Samantha Green, Raymart Tolentino and Richnell Albano each got a silver medal in the Girls’ 15, Girls’ 14, Boys’ 17 and Boys’ 14 divisions respectively while Samantha Andrea Martirez, Josh Jorge and Sean Dominique Granada each won a bronze medal in the Girls’ 16, Boys’ 11 and Boys’ 9 divisions respectively.

The Senate also approved Resolution 861, authored by Lapid in consideration of Resolution 871, introduced by Sen. Sonny Angara, commending 16 year-old Gabriel Luis Moreno for winning the first Olympic gold medal in the 2nd Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China, last Aug. 24.

Lapid, who also introduced Resolution 861 in consideration of Resolution 871, said Moreno holds the distinction of being the first Filipino gold medalist in the Youth Olympic Games and deserves to be commended for the honor and recognition he has brought to the country.

“The Senate of the Philippines congratulates and commends our Filipino junior golfers and archer for winning in the international tournaments and for making our country proud,” Lapid said.

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