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Romero to Valdez: Donât be intimidated
Rep. Mikee Romero
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Romero to Valdez: Don’t be intimidated

(The Philippine Star) - June 22, 2021 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — Deputy Speaker Mikee Romero lauded the inclusion of air-rifle shooter Jayson Valdez to next month’s Tokyo Olympics, saying the latter’s time has finally come to make a difference.

“I have known him since his teenage days because he was part of my youth team when I was still the president of the shooting association. So happy Jayson finally fulfilled his dream as an athlete,” said the 1-Pacman representative. “I wish him and the rest of Team Philippines the best of luck.”

Having seen some of Valdez’ would-be rivals after being part of the Philippine delegation to the 2012 London Games, Romero advised the 25-year-old shooter to stay focused and determined.

“Since he’ll be playing for flag and country he has to give everything he’s got and should not be intimidated by his rivals,” added Romero. “But I know this young man, he’s gutsy.”

“Pinoy tayo, dapat nating ipakita sa buong mundo na we have one big fighting heart.” added Romero, who saw action twice for the national shotgun team in the World Cup.

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