MANILA, Philippines—President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. gave Filipino athletes a shot within the arm forward of their marketing campaign within the upcoming thirty second Southeast Asian Video games occurring in Cambodia.
Marcos additionally expressed gratitude to the Philippine delegation through the sendoff get together organized by the Philippine Sports activities Fee (PSC) at Philippine Worldwide Conference Middle.
“I thanks all for the dignity and glory that you just carry to our nation. Now, you’re all going to the following SEA Video games and everybody appears to be prepared,” Marcos mentioned in Filipino.
“The hopes, desires and aspirations of our countrymen within the Philippines trip with you. It’s an excessive pleasure for me to see all of you.”
Additionally among the many esteemed company for the occasion had been PSC chairman Richard Bachmann and Philippine Olympic Committee President Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino.
PSC chair Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino mentioned the President’s presence and phrases of encouragement will function additional motivation for the 860 Filipino athletes competing within the biennial meet, which is slated from Might 5 to 17 in Phnom, Penh.
“It’s a giant inspiration for our athletes. Think about, the President of the Republic was current to grace the sendoff personally,” Tolentino mentioned.
The Philippines, which claimed the general title within the thirtieth version of the Video games held in Manila, goals to a minimum of land among the many high spots within the medal tally this time after putting fourth final yr in Hanoi, Vietnam the place the nation despatched 656 athletes and hauled 52 golds, 70 silvers and 105 bronzes.
The Philippines shall be competing in 608 occasions throughout 38 sports activities.
“I do know that you just all labored onerous in your coaching and possibly we received’t simply be rewarded just a few medals and trophies however possibly we will surpass our sporting data prior to now,” Marcos mentioned.
The thirty second SEA Video games will happen beginning on Might 5 till Might 17 with Filipino athletes flying to Cambodia on Might 2.
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