Philippine Olympic Committee President Rep. Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino thanked President Marcos Jr. for reiterating his full support to Filipino athletes and Philippine sports in general.
“President Marcos Jr. welcoming the athletes in Malacanang and personally handing them their incentives is more than enough a strong gesture of his strong belief and confidence in our athletes,” Tolentino said.
“And committing more incentives to the athletes shows that his heart and passion goes with Filipino athletes,” said Tolentino, adding that the President showed pure concern for the athletes by addressing not only their efforts but also the sacrifices made by their team and support group—from their coaches and trainers and more importantly, to their families.
“President Marcos’s support to the athletes goes far, wide and deep,” Tolentino said. “And I was touched by the fact that our President even praised the drivers who bring our athletes to and from their training and competition venues. That’s heart.”