The Department of Tourism (DOT) congratulates Nesthy Petecio for winning the silver medal in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics women’s featherweight division.
Petecio’s victory brings pride and joy to the Philippines as she is the first Filipina boxer to bag an Olympic medal, ending the country’s boxing medal drought since Onyok Velasco’s silver medal in the 1996 Summer Olympics.
The DOT also celebrates Nesthy’s silver medal, along with Hidilyn Diaz’s gold, as these have led the Philippines to a multi-medal finish in the Olympics, a first for the country after 89 years.
The Department expresses its good wishes to Eumir Marcial, Carlo Paalam, EJ Obiena, Bianca Pagdanganan, and Yuka Saso in their remaining games, also thanking them along with the rest of the dedicated athletes from the Philippines for being a source of inspiration of Filipinos during these times.
According to GMA news online, Petecio will receive at least P17 million in cash rewards, a condominium, free flights, and other pledges from individuals. She is set to receive P5 million to be given by the Philippine government to Olympics silver medalists, as mandated by Republic Act 10699.
Featured photo courtesy of gmanetwork.com / Reuters / Luis Robayo
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Visa, Worldwide Sponsor of the Olympic Games, has announced recently the launch of their Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 campaign in the Philippines.
The promotion will run until August 8. This will entitle Filipino Visa cardholders to a discount of 200 Philippine pesos and stand a chance to win Visa Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 themed merchandise such as tote bags and organizers.
From August 6 to 8, Visa cardholders in the Philippines can also receive a discount of 150 Philippine pesos with a minimum spend of 1,500 Philippine pesos at any local merchant on Shopee.
“As a proud sponsor of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, we are pleased to run this campaign for Visa cardholders when they spend online at Shopee. Our joint activation with Shopee proudly features our Team Visa athlete from the Philippines, Carlos Yulo, who is representing the country in gymnastics. It’s our honor at Visa to support Carlos in his quest to showcase his talents on the world stage and bring glory to our home country. We are also excited to offer our Visa cardholders in the Philippines the chance to win limited edition Visa Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 themed merchandise and want to ensure that every time our valued cardholders pay using Visa, they can enjoy a full suite of rewards and benefits that transform their payment experiences,” said Dan Wolbert, Visa Country Manager for the Philippines.
“We are thrilled to partner with Visa to create more rewarding experiences for our shoppers. This campaign allows our users to take part in the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 festivities from the safety of their homes, rally together to support athletes representing our country, and drive the growth of the Philippine economy by supporting local sellers,” said Martin Yu, Director at Shopee Philippines.
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