Palace disappointed with PHL's poor showing at 2014 Asian Games
A Palace spokesperson on Sunday admitted that the Aquino administration is not too pleased with the lackluster performance of the Philippine National Team at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea.
“Sabihin na lang po natin na hindi po tayo nalulugod doon sa naging resulta ng Asian Games at ang tama naman po sigurong pananaw diyan ay ‘yung magkaroon ng determinasyon na pagbutihin pa para sa susunod na pagkakataon ay maging kalugod-lugod naman ang performance ng ating bansa,” Communications Secretary Herminio “Sonny” Coloma Jr. said in an interview aired over state-run DZRB.
The Philippines bagged only one gold medal in the recently concluded Asian Games, courtesy of Daniel Caluag in BMX cycling. The country managed to snag another three silver medals and 11 bronze medals in other sports categories.
Coloma noted that the dismal result should encourage the Philippine Sports Commission to re-evaluate their goals, adding that President Benigno Aquino III feels that sports where Pinoys have a competitive edge should be prioritized.
“Malinaw naman ang pagpapahiwatig niyan na marami pa ang dapat gawin ng ating Philippine Sports Commission para mapahusay ang performance ng ating mga manlalaro. Ang paniwala po ng ating Pangulo diyan ay maaari naman siguro tayong mag-focus ng resources doon sa ilang sports na mayroon talagang competitive advantage ang mga Pilipino at maaaring magpakita ng kahusayan,” he said. — Patricia Denise Chiu/JDS, GMA News
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