Accompanied by AFP Special Services Chief Col. Taharudin Ampatuan, Rio Olympics Silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz met with Philippine Sports Commission Chairman William Ramirez yesterday and discussed issues that may have prompted her to post her plea for help on social media the other day.
“The government will continue to support her,” Ramirez said. He added that in their board meeting this afternoon, they approved two more requests for assistance to fund the trainings of Hidilyn in China.
The sports chief said that “we have pledged our support before, and we will continue to do so because we are focused on that Olympic gold as much as Hidilyn is.”
Diaz on her part promised “to never quit” on her Olympic quest.
“Let’s journey together towards that gold,” Ramirez told Diaz.
PSC Commissioner Charles Maxey was with Ramirez when they received Diaz in the PSC’s Philsports Complex offices.
Another meeting is set today between Diaz and Ramirez to continue ironing out some more details related to her trainings and preparation requirements.