Framing the Philippines getting its first Olympic gold as "during the time of Duterte" is snatching the victory from those who did the hard work, the athlete and her team. It is not to be credited to an administration who never supported and even tagged her as destabilizer.
Hidilyn Diaz had to overcome a number of challenges before making history as the Philippines' first Olympic gold medalist in
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Hidilyn Diaz is every bit a symbol of strength as she lifted the Philippines to its first Olympic gold medal after a long, difficult journey to
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I can understand all manner of cynicism around the Olympics (and national anthems, and geopolitics, and…). But a stage like this, for a country like the Philippines, will induce goosebumps pretty much forever https://twitter.com/tonyocruz/status/1419645161915621378 …
It’s such a proud moment to see Mikee Cojuangco, the first Filipina and Asian woman to be elected as a Board Member of the IOC, awarding the Olympic GOLD medal to Hidilyn Diaz, a Filipina and the first olympic gold medalist of the Philippines. The power that Filipinas hold!!! pic.twitter.com/xJlSZsz43l