Anfernee Lopena

25, Philippine National Team for Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association 

“A Filipino athlete should be hardworking and committed that no matter the circumstances are you just pursue dedication.” 

Hidilyn Diaz

27, Weightlifter and airwoman. Olympic Silver and Bronze medalist

“ I’ll always be thankful to God for nothing is impossible as long as you work hard in every training and in every competition you go through.” 

Nelson Auncion

68, Professional player and coach of Philippine badminton.

“I always say dream your dream and do your best, never doubt, never rest until that dream is yours.”



Alyssa Valdez

25, Philippine Women’s Volleyball National Team

“Every athlete would say that the ball is round, everything is manageable so just give your 100% and your whole heart, you wouldn’t know the reward you would get.” 

Mika Reyes

24, Philippine Women’s Volleyball National Team

“It warms the heart that volleyball is getting the recognition it deserves since it wasn’t well known before but now we should give acknowledgements, support and recognition to every sport and every athlete.”



Francesca Altamonte

26, Philippine National Women’s Softball Team Captain

“There is a lot more pressure playing for the national team than there is playing for a college because you’re representing a country, you’re representing a lot bigger than yourself, it’s the entire Philippines.”

Ron Pagkaligawan

Pitching Coach RP Blu GIrls/ Philippine Women’s National Softball Team

“We will give them a good fight.” 



Kevin Alas

27, Filipino professional basketball player for the NLEX Road Warriors of the Philippine Basketball Association

“You’ll want to represent the team as best as you can, that’s why the margin of error should be lessened. You have to be at your best always.” 

Chris Tiu

33, PBA/ Former Smart Gilas Philippine National Team Captain

“ It’s not just about playing basketball but it’s about representing the country because now you’re just not playing for you or your family or other commercial team but rather you’re representing the entire nation, 90 to 100 million filipinos, you’re wearing the jersey of the Philippines and the flag.” 

Alvin Patrimonio

52, PBA Legend/ Former Player for Philippine Basketball National Team

“ When you are given the  opportunity or chance to serve your fellow men, you just have to give your everything.”