Malacanang Statement on the victory of the Philippine Dragon Boat team

Dragon boats racing to the finish line
residential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda:
On the victory of the Philippine Dragon Boat team in the 10th International Dragon Boat Federation World Championships
[Released on August 8, 2011]
Through their success in the 10th International Dragon Boat Federation World Championships held in Tampa Bay, Florida, the Philippine Dragon Boat Team has once again brought attention to the world-class talents of the Filipino people. We congratulate our Dragon Warriors for the discipline and strength they exhibited, bringing home five gold medals, two silver medals, and setting several new world records.
Yet their achievements extend beyond the medals they have won or the records they have broken. Through their victory, our Dragon Warriors have established themselves as an inspiration to their countrymen. Their success shows us that if we work together as one country, there is no goal we cannot reach.
We believe the Philippine Dragon Boat Team will continue to bring honor to our country, and that they will remain a sterling example of discipline and determination to the Filipino people, as we steer the rudders of our ship of state toward communal and equitable progress.