Philippine Olympic team

Hidilyn Diaz, Olympic medalists featured on commemorative stamps

Delfin Dioquino
Hidilyn Diaz, Olympic medalists featured on commemorative stamps

CHAMPION. Hidilyn Diaz, the Philippines' first-ever Olympic gold medalist, gets her own set of stamps.

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PHLPost pays tribute to Olympic medalists Hidilyn Diaz, Nesthy Petecio, Carlo Paalam, and Eumir Marcial by launching commemorative stamps featuring their best moments in Tokyo

The four Filipinos who brought home medals in the Tokyo Olympics have been immortalized as the Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) honored them on commemorative stamps.

Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz, who won the Philippines’ first-ever Olympic gold medal, got her own set of stamps featuring her best moments in Tokyo, where she set two Games records.

Diaz attended the launch of the stamps in front of the Manila Central Post Office in Liwasang Bonifacio on Saturday, September 18.

PHLPost also created stamps for silver medalists Nesthy Petecio and Carlo Paalam and bronze medalist Eumir Marcial.

Following its biggest medal haul in Olympic history, the Philippines ended its Tokyo stint as the top performing Southeast Asian country.

The country also netted its highest Olympic ranking in more than three decades as it shared 50th place with Slovakia. – Rappler.com

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Delfin Dioquino

Delfin Dioquino dreamt of being a PBA player, but he did not have the skills to make it. So he pursued the next best thing to being an athlete – to write about them. He took up journalism at the University of Santo Tomas and joined Rappler as soon as he graduated in 2017.