LOOK: Yulo, Petecio meet Duterte in Malacañang
By Prince Golez
President Rodrigo Duterte met gymnastics gold medalist Carlos Yulo and boxing gold medalist Nesthy Petecio in a courtesy call in Malacañang Wednesday.
Photos released by Senator Christopher Go showed Yulo and Petecio posing with Duterte and doing the President’s signature fist bump.
Duterte gave P1 million each to the gold medalists, said Go.
Last Saturday, Yulo won the gold medal in the floor exercise of the 49th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships held in Stuttgart, Germany, with a score of 15.300 points.
The 19-year-old gymnast
had earlier qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after he finished 18th out of 160 athletes in the individual all-around of the 49th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships.
Petecio, on one hand, bagged the 2019 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championship featherweight gold medal in Ulan-Ude, Russia Sunday.
Duterte also received a courtesy call from pole vaulter Ernest John Obiena Obiena, boxer Eumir Marcial, and weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz.