Go hails Pinoys for SEAG performance

Photograph courtesy of sbg | Senator ‘Bong’ Go.

In a display of national pride and admiration, Senator Christopher “Bong” Go, Chair of the Senate Committee on Sports, lauded all Filipino athletes for their outstanding performances in the recently-concluded Southeast Asian SEA Games in Cambodia.

In an ambush interview after his visit to Santa Praxedes, Cagayan on Thursday, 18 May, Go highlighted that after bagging 58 gold medals, the Filipinos’ success is a testament to the indomitable spirit and determination of the Philippine sporting community.

As an avid sports fan, Go extended his warm congratulations to the national basketball team, Gilas Pilipinas, for their exceptional 80-69 victory against Cambodia to reclaim their SEA Games gold.

Last 12 to 13 May, Go personally visited Cambodia and showed his support for the Filipino athletes competing in the SEA Games, together with his colleagues Senate President Miguel “Migz” Zubiri and Senator Francis “Tol” Tolentino, among other officials.

In total, the Philippines bagged 58 gold, 85 silver, and 117 bronze medals.

Considering the significance of the SEA Games as a platform for fostering unity, camaraderie, and friendly competition among nations, Go then highlighted the importance of supporting and nurturing the growth of sports at the grassroots level, ensuring that Filipino youth have ample opportunities to pursue their sporting dreams.

Last Tuesday, Go visited Lapu-Lapu City, to hand out assistance to struggling Cebuanos, including members of the youth sector and a fire-hit household.

Held in the mayor’s conference room at the Lapu-Lapu City Hall, Go’s team distributed snacks, masks, vitamins, and shirts to a total of 20 residents. In addition, a fire-hit family received grocery packs. They also handed out cellular phones, umbrellas, and balls for basketball and volleyball.

Go’s office likewise extended aid to the families affected by armed conflict in Datu Saudi Ampatuan, Maguindanao del Sur from May 16 to 17.

The senator’s outreach team distributed vitamins, masks, snacks, caps and shirts to 1,912 affected residents. They likewise provided cellular phones, shoes, and balls for basketball and volleyball to select individuals.

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