Weightlifting champ Hidilyn Diaz meets MVP

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Southeast Asian Games gold medalist and Olympic weightlifting silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz made a courtesy call to PLDT-Smart Chairman and CEO Manuel V. Pangilinan ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic qualifiers. Diaz is a beneficiary of the MVP Sports Foundation, an organization under the MVP Group of Companies, that supports Filipino athletes as they train to bring honor to the Philippines in their respective sporting events.

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In photo (L-R): PLDT Chief Revenue Officer and Smart President & CEO Al S. Panlilio; PLDT Chairman and CEO Manuel V. Pangilinan; Hidilyn Diaz; Samahang Weightlifting ng Pilipinas President Monico Puentevella; and MVP Sports Foundation Executive Director Ryan Gregorio


“We have always believed in the importance of sports in shaping individuals and communities for the better. With this, we want to congratulate Hidilyn in her recent success, and wish her all the best in her upcoming events. She is an inspiration to us all,” said Manuel V. Pangilinan, PLDT Chairman and CEO.

“For me, there’s no magic formula for success, particularly in sports. You have to prepare for it, you have to do your best in order to win. You have to train smarter and harder,” said Diaz.

Diaz is set to compete in her last two Olympic qualifiers, the Rome World Championships this month and the IWF Asian Championships in Kazakhstan in April.

For more information, please visit www.smart.com.ph

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