Tag: Lydia de Vega

Honoring Asia’s Fastest Woman

HONORING ASIA’S FASTEST WOMAN: Sen. Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada pays tribute to sports legend Lydia De Vega during Monday’s plenary session, August 15, 2022. Co-sponsoring a resolution expressing the Upper Chamber’s sympathies and condolences on De Vega’s passing, Estrada cited the athlete’s record-breaking achievements that “put the Philippines in the world map.” “In a world traditionally…
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Co-Sponsorship Speech on Senate Resolution No. 131 Honoring Sports Icon Lydia De Vega

Co-Sponsorship SpeechOn Resolution No. 131 Honoring Sports Icon Lydia De VegaAugust 15, 2022Senate of the Philippines Mr. President, distinguished colleagues, good afternoon. I stand in line to honor the late Lydia De Vega-Mercado, a remarkable Filipino who put the Philippines on the world map, as Asia’s Fastest Woman. Bagamat naiulat ang pagiging malubha ng kanyang…
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Jinggoy files resolution honoring sports icon Lydia de Vega

SENATOR Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada has introduced a resolution to honor “Asia’s fastest woman,” track and field legend and Filipino sports icon Lydia De Vega-Mercado who succumbed to cancer at the age of 57 last August 10. “She is a national treasure and sports heroine who brought immense honor and pride to the country with her numerous achievements in…
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