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Robredo tells Filipino Olympians: We’re proud of you, thank you for bringing us together

/ 06:37 PM August 03, 2021
Vice President Leni Robredo during her 2021 Ulat sa Bayan. Screengrab from OVP

Vice President Leni Robredo

MANILA, Philippines — Aside from making the country proud for their gallant stand in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Vice President Leni Robredo also thanked Filipino athletes for bringing the nation together in a time of a pandemic.

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Robredo in a short video message on Tuesday acknowledged the athletes’ efforts as it provides a huge inspiration for the country trying to shake off problems brought by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Sa gitna ng matinding pagsubok na dala ng pandemya, salamat sa pag-asa at inspirasyon.  Thank you for bringing us together, lalo na sa panahong ito. Buong bansa, isang pamilyang nae-excite, nagchi-cheer, at nagse-celebrate sa bawat laban ninyo,” Robredo said.

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(In the midst of challenges brought by the pandemic, thank you for giving us hope and inspiration.  Thank you for bringing us together, especially during these times.  The whole country is excited, cheering, and celebrating every battle you take.)

“Congratulations ulit sa inyong lahat. Mabuhay ang atletang Pilipino! Laban Pilipinas!” she added.

(Again, congratulations to all of you.  Long live the Filipino athlete! Laban Pilipinas!)

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Robredo mentioned the several athletes who fought it out in the Olympics, including recent medalists like Nesthy Petecio who bagged the silver medal for the country in boxing.

Two other boxers too in Carlo Paalam and Eumir Marcial have already secured at least a bronze medal finish in the 2020 games.

READ: Nesthy Petecio takes home Olympic silver in boxing 

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“Sa bawat laban ng Pilipino sa Olympics nitong mga nakaraang araw, naghahalo ang saya, kaba, pati ang gigil. Pero higit dito, araw-araw nangingibabaw sa atin ang pagiging proud. Today is no exception,” Robredo said.

(For each fight of Filipinos in the Olympics these past few days, we have exhibited mixed emotions.  But above these, each they the feeling of being proud exudes all other emotions.  Today is no exception.)

“Kay Nesthy, ang ating Olympic silver medalist: proud na proud kami sa’yo for making history.  Kay Carlo: Maraming salamat sa pusong ipinakita mo sa ring kanina, para sa isa pang Olympic medal.  Pahabol rin para kay Eumir, na ginulat tayo kahapon ng knockout victory at another sure podium finish,” she added.

(To Nesthy, our Olympic silver medalist, we are so proud of you for making history.  To Carlo, thank you very much for the heart you showed on the ring earlier, for another Olympic medal.  Our praises also go out to Eumir, who shocked us yesterday with a knockout victory and another sure podium finish.)

But Robredo reminded Filipinos that other athletes are also trying to fight it out, like EJ Obiena fighting at the men’s pole vault competition and Yuka Saso and Bianca Pagdanganan trying to earn medals in golf.

“Mamaya, lalaban ulit sa pole vault si EJ. Bukas naman, magsisimula na ring sumabak ang ating mga pambato sa golf na sina Yuka at Bianca,” the Vice President said.

(Later, EJ would also compete in the pole vault event.  Tomorrow, our bets in golf, Yuka and Bianca, would start their own bid.)

“Nagpapasalamat ako sa inyo at sa mga kasama ninyong bumubuo sa ating 2020 Tokyo Olympics line-up. Sa ating unang Olympic gold medalist na si Hidilyn. Sa ating world-class gymnast na si Caloy. Sa nakaka-good vibes nating skateboarding bet na si Margielyn. Kina Juvic, Kristina, Elreen, Remedy, Kiyomi, Cris, Kurt, Jayson, Luke, at Irish,” she added.

(I thank everyone, including those who completed our 2020 Tokyo Olympics line-up.  For our first Olympic gold medalist Hidilyn, our world-class gymnast Caloy. For our skateboarding, bet Margielyn, who gives us good vibes, to Juvic, Kristina, Elreen, Remedy, Kiyomi, Cris, Kurt, Jayson, Luke, at Irish.)

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