September 26, 2023

Our athletes are THE present heroes in the country, like the overseas Filipino workers.
Hidilyn Diaz, Manny Pacquiao, Eduard Folayang, and world gymnast Carlos Yulo, among other Filipino world champion athletes, are just great to bring us honor.
Now, Filipino-American Grandmaster Wesley So is another great Filipino athlete, but sadly, he is representing the United States.
From his words, he left the country because of corruption. If only sports officials are not corrupt, then more athletes will bring honor to our country.
Now is the time for our officials to follow the example of President Rodrigo Duterte and Manila Mayor Isko Moreno in giving outmost importance to Filipino athletes. — NOEL MALLARI, Baguio City