PSC sends off Filipino Paralympians

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  • THE country’s six Paralympians will be feted on Thursday in a virtual send-off ceremony arranged by the Philippine Sports Commissions (PSC).
    It will be streamed on the agency’s Facebook page at 6 p.m., Thursday, three days before the delegation leaves for Tokyo, Japan.
    President Rodrigo Duterte will deliver his message of support to our para- athletes. PSC Chairman Butch Ramirez, in interviews have expressed the PSC board’s support to the six athletes encouraging them to “enjoy the experience and have fun” in their Paralympics campaign.
    Sen. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go, chairman of the Senate Committee on Sports and Rep. Michael Carlos Dy 3rd, chairman of the Congress Committee on Youth and Sports Development along with Philippine Paralympic Committee President Michael Barredo shall also be giving their well wishes in the same event.
    The Philippines is set to compete in 6 sports including events in athletics which will be covered by wheelchair athlete Jerrold Mangliwan and para discus thrower Jeanette Aceveda. Ernie Gawilan and Gary Bejino are set to compete in swimming events while Achelle Guion (para powerlifting) and Allain Ganapin (para taekwondo) are set to compete in their respective sports.
    Mangliwan is set to be the flag bearer in the opening ceremony and Gawilan for the closing. They will be joined by chef de mission Francis Carlos Diaz with their coaches throughout the event. (TMT)

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