Nangako si Quezon Rep. Angelina Tan na tutulungan ang kanyang kababayan na si Cris Nievarez na nag-qualified sa paparating na Tokyo Olympics.
Sinabi ni Tan na batid nito ang hirap na pinagdaraanan ni Nievarez na gold medalist sa 2019 SEA Games.
“I am very proud of what Cris, my kababayan from Atimonan, Quezon, has achieved not only for himself but for the country despite the hardships that he faced early in life. Being only the third rower to participate in this prestigious event proves that difficulties are meant to rouse and prepare us not discourage and dismay,” sabi ni Tan.
Isang maliit na seremonya ang idinaos sa La Mesa Dam sa Quezon City upang kilalanin ang tagumpay ni Nievarez kamakailan.
Si Nievarez ang ikalawang Quezonian na nagkuwalipika sa Olympics sunod kay Benjamin Tolentino, Jr. na taga-Pitogo, Quezon at lumahok sa 2000 Sydney Olympics.
“Cris and I came from poor families. But through faith, hard work, and commitment to excellence, we both overcame the odds and won. May the determination and resilience of our new Olympic idol despite the many setbacks serve as inspiration for the younger athletes to strive better and for all Filipinos to never give up,” saad ng lady solon.