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House honors Diaz with medal, P1.4M

The House of Representatives yesterday conferred the Congressional Medal of Distinction to Philippine sports heroine Hidilyn Diaz for giving pride and honor to the country in winning a silver medal in the recently-concluded Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

1Pacman Partylist Rep. Mikee Romero said House members were also able to raise some P1.4 million as additional cash incentive for Diaz who finally brought home an Olympic medal after 20 years of drought.

Before the presentation of the award at the House plenary hall, the new sports idol was accompanied by Zamboanga City Rep. Celso Lobregat to key leaders of the chamber headed by Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez.

Aside from Alvarez and Romero, Diaz was also given a warm welcome by Reps. Mark Sambar and Jericho Nograles (PBA Partrylist), Eric Pineda (1Pacman Partylist) and Alfredo Garbin (Ako Bicol Partylist).

Romero disclosed that House members contributed at least P5,000 each deductible from their salary in order to raise the additional financial incentive for Diaz.

The gold-plated Medal of Distinction has previously been awarded to another sports icon, former Saranggani congressman and now Senator Manny Pacquiao.

Pacquiao received two congressional medals for his world professional boxing feat.

Diaz, a Zamboanga City native, will also receive a copy of House Resolution 175 honoring her for the silver medal finish. The resolution consolidated at least 35 proposed measures authored by nearly 100 solons.

Alvarez and Majority Leader Rodolfo Farinas are principal authors of HR 175. Sports leaders among House members aired optimism that Diaz’ silver medal performance will be duplicated soon.

“Expect many of our athletes to make serious attempts to bring home international competition honors soon. They will surely draw inspiration from what Diaz has been reaping so far,” said Romero. (Ben Rosario)

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  • Lita Go

    Estilo mo bulok, Mikee!..Para-paraan talaga tong si Mikee Romero. Kunyare may nagagawang mabuti sa kamara.

  • Regine Kang

    pumapapel si mikee romero oh..ano yan para ipagpilitan ung department of sports kay tatay digong?!..mahiya ka uy!..kapal ng mukha mo!

  • Mariane Lee

    sows..barya lang yan sa mga ninakaw ni mikee romero..masabe lng na may naitulong sya sa mga atleta.

  • Kim Santos

    Luma na yang style mo Mikee Romero!

  • Gina Yan

    magbalot-balot ka na,kasi sa kulungan ang tuloy mo!..grabe ka tlga Mikee Romero!..papalapad ka ng papel,para hindi ituloy pagbuwag ng party list system?..

  • Shiella Marquez

    My gad! ang totoo nanakawan din lang tau nyan..kunyare tutulong lang ngayon yang si mikee romero!..

  • Lovely Sarmiento

    yang si mikee romero,hunyango yan..magantay kau lalabas din tunay na kulay nyan!

  • Hershey Hernandez

    harapin mo muna kaso mo bago ka pumapel dyan!..hay naku!..eto na naman si mikee romero na epal!..

  • Jimmy Ramos

    wala k na iba maisip mandurugas na mikee?!..hala!..bakit si magnanakaw na mikee romero yung nagpapabida dyan sa mga atletas natin?..

  • John San Juan

    may kailangan lng yan kay pres.digong,kya papogi ang peg..Mga atleta,beware kau dyan kay mikee romero..ngayon lng yan mabait sa inyo..sa susunod hirap nyo ng lapitan yan..

  • Zyrill Olimpo

    trapong-trapo ang peg nitong si mikee romero!..

  • Kean Perez

    latak lang yan sa inyo..nakakuha na naman ng maloloko si mikee romero oh..mas mainam,tanggalin nyo sa 1 pacman yang si mikee..

  • Faith Borcel

    hnd mo kame mananakawan kagaya ng ginawa mo sa tatay mo!..hanap ka ibang magagago mo mikee romero..wag ka masyado pabida,para lang maaprubahan ung department of sports mo..

  • Alexandria Cuevas

    matinde talaga tong si mikee romero..gamitin mo pa si hidilyn,para makanakaw sa kaban ng bayan.sama na sa first batch ng bibitayin kung sakali

  • Alexander Cloc

    hnd kme tanga para maniwala sa katulad mong mananakaw at mandurugas!..sobrang kapal ng mukha mo mikee romero..epal ka dyan ah..papapansin ka,para lng masabeng may magagawa ka..

  • Bernz Cordovilla

    aanhin ni Hidilyn ang maraming pabuya kung manggagaling kay Mikee Romerong mandurugas. eto talagang Kamara. walang ginawang tama. lalo na tong si Mikee Romero.

  • Don Aguarin

    kaya pinupush nyan ung Dept of Sports na sinasuggest nya. kc wala ng ibang mahanap na paraan si Mikee Romero para pagtakpan ang mga kaso nya.

  • Elmaer Bermillo

    wala tlga isip tong si Mikee Romero. gunggong tlga. potek nmn. kung itinulong nila sa mga mahihirap yan. marami pa makikinabang.

  • Fred Rodriguez

    madaming pakulo lng tong sina Mikee Romero at iba pang congressman. wrong move Kamara. maxadong maraming award na natanggap ni Hidilyn.

  • Hans Aquino

    to think ngaun ko lng nabalitaan na nagbbigay ng award ang house. o baka galing yan sa mga nakaw ni Mikee Romero. tsk. dapat talaga pinag.iisipan yan ng maayus.

  • Jessica Marwino

    c Mikee Romero ippush pa yang Dept. of Sports. mxadong tanga. di na tama yan. marami ng pera c Hidilyn. wala na ba tlgang mgawang maganda yang mga yan?

  • Cherry Gorme

    nahawa ata sila sa mga kagaguhan ni Mikee Romero. wala na tlgang ibang talent ang kamara.

  • Billy Churan

    so lame move just to push dept of sports? yayamanin. these politicians are not using their brains. especially this Mikee Romero.

  • Gerald Samonte

    tsk. Dept of sports? baka dept of mandurugas. maxadong maraming gusto tung group ni Mikee Romero.

  • Kevin Burgos

    ippush nya nnmn yang dept of sports. haist. wala nmn yang ggwin na tama. wala ng ginawang tama tong mga adik na to. lalo na si Mikee Romero.

  • Glaiza Sobel

    para lng mapansin at makalusot sa gusto ni Mikee na Dept. of Sports. mxadong madaling alam ang kamara at mga congressman.

  • Ashe Ruvivar

    walang magawa…pasikat lng yan si Mikee Romero. walang ibang magawa ung mga politikong ito. pero pag tulong sa mga mahihirap. tsk

  • Katarina Munoz

    pakitanggilas lng tung mga taong to lalo na c Mikee Romero. di na kelangan yan ni Hidilyn. may binigay na nga ang pres. at senado.

  • Lala Niton

    wala ng kwenta mga politiko. panu na ang bansa natin. walang kwentang Mikee Romero. di na makatarungan tung ngyayari sa lipunan natin. grr.

  • Rica Tiu

    hay nko… paparaan ang groupo ni Mikee Romero para isulong ung gusto nilang Dept of sports. mga mandurugas lng yan.