Undoubtedly, the AFP and PNP can play a big role in the propagation of Philippine Sports. First, it can provide a sustainable career path for athletes who have the passion to propagate their respective sports. But more importantly, it has the potential to significantly upgrade the country’s overall sports programs through a comprehensive and systematic grassroots sports development program for the youth, thus helping create a healthier, more disciplined, and more physically and mentally-endowed society.
I dream of a stronger, more resilient, and proud Filipino people. But even before we can bring that to fruition, we can make a test case of Bohol. We can make Bohol a sports giant.
Lydia leaves behind an indelible mark that remains a source of national pride. Her inspiring journey to the top of her field would pave the way for the next generation of Filipinas – led by Hidilyn Diaz, Alyssa Valdez, Margilyn Didal, Nesthy Petecio, etc – ladies who also did not grow up with the proverbial silver spoon, to fight, to sacrifice, to work hard in order to achieve victory, not just in the sports arenas, but in life’s mightier struggles as well.
The Philippine Women’s Football Team clinched the Asian Football Federation (AFF) Women’s Championship last Sunday, 17 July. This herstory-making first-ever achievement was reached via an awesome 3-0 wipeout win over powerhouse Thailand at the Rizal Memorial Stadium.
Mark will win this if he brings the fight to Vargas. A long-distance fight on the other hand will favor Vargas more. Thus, whoever is able to dictate his tempo on the other will win this bout.
Chairman Butch has undoubtedly been the principal reason behind the great turn-around in Philippine Sports. Whoever takes the role of PSC Chairman after the successful stint of Chairman Butch will have big shoes to fill. We hope that the next Chairman will heed the recommendations of the outgoing Chairman. We hope too that he will be blessed with the same passion, the same dedication for the athlete, and the same vision for sports development and nation-building as a whole. To Chairman Butch, you will be remembered and greatly revered. We could not have asked for more. Our salute to you.