In recognition of their remarkable achievements in international competitions that brought great honor and pride to the country, Senator Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada seeks Senate commendation for the latest batch of achievers in the field of sports.
Estrada, on Monday, filed Senate Resolution Nos. 309 commending and congratulating Tokyo Olympics silver medalists Carlo Paalam and Nesthy Petecio and Hergie Bacyadan for bagging medals in the Asian Boxing Confederation (ASBC) Elite Men and Women Boxing Championships recently held in Amman, Jordan.
Paalam won the gold medal in the Bantamweight men’s 54-kg division while Petecio and Bacyadan both claimed bronze medals in the Featherweight women’s 57-kg and Middleweight women’s 75-kg divisions respectively.
“The valiant efforts and successes of Paalam, Petecio, and Bacyadan in the continental tilt proved yet again the exceptional caliber, resilience, and grit of our Filipino athletes alongside the world’s best,” Estrada said.
Their performance and victories in the international arena, Estrada added, uplifted the image of the Philippines and reinforced the country’s standing as a celebrated boxing powerhouse.
“The outstanding achievements of our Filipino boxers can motivate and inspire the younger generation to immerse themselves in sports to develop discipline, perseverance, and commitment to excellence—all positive qualities that are important in nation-building,” he said.
Estrada likewise introduced Senate Resolution No. 308 extolling the exemplary performance of the National Youth Chess Team for bringing home the overall championship title at the 2022 Eastern Asia Youth Chess Championships in Bangkok, Thailand last November 12.
“The chess prodigies embody the bright future of Philippine sports, whose world-class talent should be nurtured and further developed through adequate support to grassroots and amateur sports programs,” the senator said.
“The junior chess champions and grandmasters-in-the-making stand as good role models for their fellow Filipinos to encourage them to take up sports that foster self-discipline, teamwork, and excellence,” Estrada added.
The youth delegation hauled a total of 32 gold, 27 silver, and 21 bronze medals in the individual and team categories of the regional tilt which was participated in by almost 200 players from 12 countries.
They also secured several world titles such as Woman International Master, FIDE Master, Woman FIDE Master, and candidate masters from the event.