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Hidilyn’s Olympic gold brings ‘pride, glory’ to PH

By Jimmyley Guzman

PASIG CITY, — Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief General Cirilito Sobejana on Tuesday expressed pride and lauded Filipina weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz for her historic gold medal win at the Tokyo Olympic Games Monday night.

Sobejana said Diaz’s historic feat brought “pride and glory” to the military and the country.

Sobejana said the entire AFP was inspired by Diaz’s hard work, perseverance, and dedication.

“We wish her the best moving forward. Soar high, Airwoman!” he added.

Philippine Air Force (PAF) chief Lt. Gen. Allen Paredes said Diaz personifies the “Diwa, Galing at Malasakit” of members of the Air Force.

Diaz, who hails from Zamboanga, entered the PAF as an active personnel in 2013 and is currently an organic personnel of its Civil-Military Operations Group. PIA

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