Statement of the Spokesperson: The President Congratulates Philippine Football Team

Statement of Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda: President Aquino Congratulates the Philippine Football Team
[December 6, 2010]
President Aquino conveys his congratulations to the Philippine team’s victory yesterday at the AFF Suzuki Cup in Vietnam.
The President is pleased with this development, as it comes on the heels of Nonito Donaire’s new title as WBC Continental Bantamweight Champion, the medals brought home by our participants in the recently concluded Asian Games, and Manny Pacquiao’s victory in Texas.
These victories affirm yet again the Filipino’s drive to excel, noting further that the Philippine team’s triumph in the Suzuki Cup signifies an enthusiasm to join the community of nations in the international arena of football.
The President has expressed his support for sports endeavors where Filipinos excel and bring pride to our country.