Go lauds triumphant Philippines powerlifters

The Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines —  Sen. Christopher “Bong” Go, chair of the Senate Committee on Sports, enthusiastically lauded the Filipino powerlifters for their outstanding performance at the 2024 Asian Equipped Powerlifting Championships and the Asian University Combined Classic/Equipped Powerlifting and Bench Press Championships in Hong Kong from May 5 to May 11.

“Napakalaking karangalan ang inyong hatid sa ating bansa. Tunay na ipinakita ninyo ang lakas at galing ng Pilipino. Mabuhay ang ating mga atleta!” said Go.

The team’s impressive haul included 75 gold alongside 26 silver and six bronze medals mainly won by student-athletes from various schools nationwide.

Go was instrumental in gathering support for the powerlifters to ensure they were well-prepared and equipped for the Hong Kong meet. Through his initiative, the Philippine Sports Commission provided additional funding.

The senator has been a vocal advocate for advancing local sports programs to improve the global competitiveness of Filipino athletes.

“Bilang advocate ng grassroots sports sa ating bansa, patuloy ang ating suporta sa mga programang mag-aangat sa kakayahan ng ating mga manlalaro. Full support tayo sa pagsulong ng sports development,” he said.

Go played a key role in authoring and co-sponsoring Republic Act No. 11470, which led to the creation of the National Academy of Sports (NAS) in New Clark City, Capas, Tarlac.

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