President Rodrigo Duterte is happy and proud to Filipina weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz for winning the silver medal in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.
In a brief message on Monday, Duterte thanked Diaz for the honor she gave to the country.
“As the president of this country, I’m overjoyed. Silver is silver kahit anong bihin mo,” he said.
Duterte added: “I would like to congratulate Ms. Diaz for the honor that she has given us, the country, and I’m praying that you would be successful in your many quests in life, and in the Olympics to come.”
“I’d like to wait for you and see you in the people’s Palace in Malacañang. Salamat for your effort. Saludo po ako sa iyo (I salute you),” said Duterte.
Meanhwile, Diaz will receive a P5-million cash incentive for winning a silver medal in the weightlifting competition.