Kimberly Jane Tan
August 8, 2011
The Philippine team is composed of men and women from the Philippine Army, Philippine Navy, Philippine Coast Guard and the Philippine Air Force.
But aside from congratulating the team, Pangilinan also urged the Senate committee on games, amusement, and sports to look into the process by which athletes are given support by the Philippine Sports Commission.
“It is unfortunate that we continuously hear about Filipino athletes performing superbly and displaying excellence despite the lack of government support. Our athletes are giving our nation honor and recognition, and they bring hope and exceptional aspirations to our people. It is about time the government’s concerned agencies give their complete and unqualified support to our athletes,” he said.
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