Statement of Spokesperson Lacierda on the Asian Games

Statement of Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda on the Asian Games
[November 15, 2010]
President Aquino conveys his warmest congratulations to our countrymen who have so far won in their respective competitions in the ongoing Asian Games in Guangzhou. These victories, alongside Manny Pacquiao’s triumph in Texas on Sunday, are indeed a cause for celebration, he said.
In particular, the President is pleased to hear about the victory shared by Charlea Lagaras and Ronnie Vergara in the dancesport category, the first time this sport is introduced in this event. The President also congratulates the country’s basketball team for its win on Saturday, and looks forward to more victories in boxing, road racing, and other competitions scheduled in the coming days.
The President takes pride in all our participants in the Asian Games. Their representing the Philippines is in itself a triumph and they have done their country proud.