President Rodrigo Duterte sent his good luck to the six Filipino Paralympians who will be joining the Tokyo Paralympics from August 25 to September 5.

/ 22 August 2021

He said that he is “one with them” in presenting the country in the said sports event.

“My warmest greetings to our Philippine Paralympian Team. I am one with you as you present the best of our country at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo,” Duterte said.

Duterte said their participation showed the world that “anything is possible through hard work, determination, and solidarity.”

“Rest assured the entire nation is behind you as you compete and show your capabilities…you really make our country proud. Mabuhay ang Philippine Paralympian Team!” he added.

Meanwhile, Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Chairman William “Butch” Ramirez reminded the athletes to enjoy the moment during the Olympics.

“While carrying the flag and fighting for the honor of our country is indeed a great mission, please do not forget to enjoy the moment, experience the gains fully, have confidence that when you step on the arena, you are perfectly equipped, you are where God intended you to be,” he said.