Veteran journalist Jay Sonza made a post explaining why some athletes are happy under the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte.
In a Facebook post, Sonza said that during the past administrations, the athletes who are giving honor to the country are only being ignored and treated badly.
As a testament to the love of athletes to the President, Sonza posted the picture of Boxing gold medalist Nesthy Petecio hugging Duterte during their meeting at Malacanang Palace.
Petecio, together with gymnast Carlos Yulo and Ernest Obiena received P1-M cash from the government while silver medalists who also visited Malacanang received P500,000.
Sonza even mentioned a statement of a former boxing champion who won Eat Bulaga’s Juan For All, All For Juan Sugod Bahay in 2018, saying that they only served juice and bread during their visit in Malacanang after they won a championship belt.
Sonza is referring to the former boxing champion Sonny Boy Jaro who won a championship belt in 2012.
According to Jaro, he sold his championship belt from collectors because all of the money he got from boxing is gone after he helped his friends and relatives.
“Pumunta kami doon (sa Malacanang) , nganga… kasama pa doon si (Donnie) Nietes tapos si (Johnriel) Casimiro… pumunta kami doon pinag juice lang kami,” Jaro said.
“Kami ayos lang kasi taga Rizal lang kami, malapit lang sa Malacanang, eh si Nietes at Casimiro namasahe pa ng eroplano papuntang Malacanang,” he added.
You can read his whole post below:
“Sir. Mister President. Pa flex lang po dahil sa sobrang tuwa po ng atletang Pinoy ngayon.
Dati-rati po, kapag napunta kami sa Palacio pinaiinom po kami ng juice, piktyur-pikyur, tapos may pramis na cash incentive pero wala naman. tumanda na lang si onyok velasco na Olympic silver medalist, panis pa rin.
Ngayon sir, may pakain pang ginisang Munggo, may patseke na, may paCash PA. may increase training allowances PA.
PaHug naman po sir.
World Boxing Gold Medalist calls on President Duterte in Malacanang.”