RESOLUTION CONGRATULATING AND COMMENDING OUR NATIONAL ATHLETE FOR WEIGHTLIFTING,
HIDILYN F. DIAZ, FOR WINNING THE COUNTRY’S FIRSTEVER OLYMPIC GOLD MEDAL AT THE 2020 TOKYO OLYMPICS AND AWARDING HER ONE MILLION PESOS (PHP 1,000,000) AS REWARD AND CASH INCENTIVE
WHEREAS, Hidilyn Diaz participated in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as the country’s representative for the Women’s Weightlifting 55-kilogram category;
WHEREAS, Diaz, who grew up from a poor family in Zambonga City, started weight lifting at a very early age. As a young seventeen-yearold, the Philippine national team recruited her to compete in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, where she was the youngest among all female weight lifters;
WHEREAS, she continued competing and won in various weightlifting competitions such as the Asian Weightlifting
Championships, the World Weightlifting Championships, and the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games, and more recently the Asian Games and Southeast Asian Games where she both won gold in 2018 and 2019 respectively;
WHEREAS, in 2016, Diaz already won for the country its first Olympic silver medal since 1996, and the first non-boxing medal since 1936 at the Rio Olympics;
WHEREAS, despite challenges and setbacks due to the pandemic, she persevered and pushed on with her training in Malaysia before going to Tokyo, Japan to compete for the 2020 Summer Olympics;
WHEREAS, competing against strong athletes from other countries such as China and Kazakhstan in the 55kg women’s category for Weightlifting, Diaz won the country’s first-ever Olympic gold medal for lifting a total of 224kg and setting the Olympic records for clean and jerk and overall;
WHEREAS, this historic win not only unites us and brings pride to the country, but also inspire all Filipino athletes to continue to strive and pursue their dreams, and more importantly encourage every Filipino to support all our athletes;
WHEREAS, the sacrifices, hard work and determination of our outstanding Filipino athletes to bring honor and recognition to the country must be commended and rewarded;
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, as it is hereby resolved, that the League of Provinces of the Philippines congratulate and commend our national athlete for Weightlifting Hidilyn F. Diaz for winning for the country its first-ever Olympic gold medal in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics;
RESOLVED FURTHER, that the League of Provinces of the Philippines award her the amount of One Million Pesos (Php 1,000,000) as reward and cash incentive for her victory.
DONE this 27th day of July 2021 via virtual referendum officially conducted by the League of Provinces of the Philippines duly approved by the members of the National Executive Board.
Certified true and correct:
(Sgd). GOV. NELSON L. DAYANGHIRANG
(Sgd). GOV. PRESBITERO J. VELASCO, JR.
(Sgd). GOV. DAKILA CARLO E. CUA