Duterte salutes Hidilyn Diaz , tells Olympic champ to let bygones be bygones
In an online conference call with Diaz on Wednesday, shortly after her arrival at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Duterte congratulated the Olympic hero while urging her to forget the "bad things that happened in the past.""We cannot express even in words how we should be shouting hallelujah. Salamat sa pagtiis mo. I hope that the years of toil, the years of disappointment, and the years na hindi maganda ang nangyari in the past, just forget them," the President said.
"You already have the gold. Gold is gold. It would be good for you to let bygones be bygones and dwell solely on your victory together with your family and, of course, the nation."Diaz, who claimed the Philippines's first Olympic gold in the women’s -55 kgs Monday night, returned to Manila on board Philippine Airlines flight PR 427 on Wednesday.
To reward her efforts, Duterte will be giving Diaz P3 million aside from the P10-million incentive she is set to receive from the government for her gold medal victory.Duterte also accorded her the Presidential Medal of Merit, as well as a fully furnished house and lot in her hometown in Zamboanga. headtopics.com
"Your achievement is the achievement of the Philippine nation. We are extremely proud," said the President."But over and above the rewards, it's always the honor that counts. Ako naman ang magsaludo sa 'yo, Yes, ma'am!" said Duterte who stood up and gave Diaz a salute.
Others present in the online call, including Health Secretary Francisco Duque, Sen. Bong Go, vaccine czar Carlito Galvez, and presidential spokesperson Harry Roque, also congratulated Diaz."Thank you so much, President. Thank you po," was Diaz's response.
Aside from Duterte's P3-million reward, Diaz stands to receive at least P35 million in incentives from the government, politicians and businessmen.She was also rewarded a house and lot in Tagaytay City and a condominium unit in Eastwood. Read more: ABS-CBN News Channel »
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Ulul That's not up to you though. If you do someone wrong, you apologize. If they forgive you, that's grace. Damage has been done... Hahaha let bygones be bygones coming from a vindictive person... Huh? Tangina mo Duterte. Ulul mo! Kung ganun lang din, e di ayusin mo mga katarantaduhang ginawa mo sa ABS, sa mga pinatay mo, kay Sen. De Lima, at sa LAHAT ng inagrabyado mo! Gago! Puro kasi 💩💩💩💩
Sobrang yabang. Hindi marunong mag sorry kahit kailan! 👎👎👎 Let bygones be bygones bigla dahil naka gold medal. Eh paano kung hindi naka gold? Ulul n presidente
Should Malacañang say sorry for tagging Hidilyn Diaz a 'destabilizer'?Should Malacañang apologize for once dragging Hidilyn Diaz , the Philippines' first ever Olympic gold medal list, in an alleged plot to oust President Rodrigo Duterte? YES. they were dragging her down instead of helping her. my bet is that someone in china doesn't want her to win because they know she's a tough contender and we just proved that yesterday. and we all know who's china's lackeys here. we just beat china yesterday. 🇵🇭🙌💪🏋🏻♀️ Patay Malisya sina Panelo at mga be Du30 enabler, si Harry naman, playing safe.🤡
pero ‘yung ABSCBN na wala naman talang utang, at confirmed na ‘yun ha, hindi siya maka-move on🙄 Well, what will you say? It is short of apologizing, but of course the President should not do that, and whoever came with that implication on Hidilyn should be publicly rediculed by the President Ganun ba kadali sa inyo? Antayin mo mawala ka sa pwesto at sayo naman gawin yun ewan ko lang😡
Yan tayo eh. Ganun lang yon?mag sorry ka kaya. Ulol mo Baygonin mo mukha mo
Hidilyn to get ‘millions’ of pesos from Duterte on top of reward mandated by law – PalaceMANILA, Philippines — Hidilyn Diaz is set to receive “millions” of pesos from President Rodrigo Duterte for bagging the Philippines’ first Olympic gold medal , Malacañang said from his salary? Nope! Not from his own pocket. That’s coming from the government! Magnanakaw pa nga! She deserves it, every bit of it 😁 🥇
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