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Hidilyn Diaz is asking for too much money, says former PSC Chairman

Hidilyn Diaz is asking for too much money, says former PSC Chairman

  • Aparicio Mequi reveals that Hidilyn Diaz wants to be financed heavily for her training
  • Mequi says that Diaz wants her boyfriend to be her conditioning coach
  • The athlete is being bashed on social media

Athletes are starting to train as the Olympics get closer and closer. Hidilyn Diaz has one goal in mind, and that is to make history again by being the first ever Gold Medalist in the country.

However, she feels that she lacks the finances to get the highest level of training that is needed for her to do so.

On Monday, in her Instagram story, she asked if she could get sponsored privately for her training in the Tokyo Olympics.

“Hirap na hirap na ako. Sa tingin niyo okay lang kaya, nahihiya kasi ako pero try ko kapalan ang mukha ko para sa minimithi kong pangarap para sa ating bansa na maiuwi ang gold medal sa Olympics.”

Diaz will be competing in the World Weightlifting Championship and fans understand that this is not an easy task.

The Philippine Sports Commission responded and said that they have been supporting her financially, and as a matter of fact, she has one of the highest salaries in the country and that her wishes are usually granted.

Diaz has already received P4.5 million of training funds for her participation in Hainan and Guangxi.

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Her coach is getting a handsome monthly salary and food allowance. Her NSA’s request for funding for competitions was also approved.

She also received 3 million pesos after her Olympic feat, and that’s just from the government incentives act.

A new weightlifting gym has just been built in the RMSC after she requested to see improvement in the old gym that she works out in.

Now she is getting bashed here and there on social media as former PSC chairman Aparicio Mequi revealed a lot about the athlete in a Facebook post.

He reveals that what Diaz really wants is for her boyfriend, who is from Guam, to be her coach with a specific salary, plus a condo just for them. She looks like she is asking for a lot.


“So, as I promised my colleague Jesus S. Matubis Jr, here are additional info re the boyfriend of Hidilyn. She wanted PSC to hire him as her strength and conditioning (S&C) coach with a salary of $1,500 and condo inclusive of utilities at $400 or a total of $1,900/month!” said Mequi.

Mequi added that if he really cared about Diaz, then he wouldn’t be asking for too much.

This is one of the few times where Diaz’s request was not granted.

Mequi hopes that Diaz won’t use this as an excuse if she is not able to deliver during the competition.

People are still waiting for Diaz to answer these accusations.

“Demanding pala si Ate Gurl. I think her demands are over and beyond what she is entitled to. ‘Yong tipong inabot mo na ang kamay mo, gusto ka pang lamunin ng buong-buo. Disgusting.”


“conditioning coach!!WTF is a conditioning coach for?ek ek pepe conditioning!!!”

“Hingi tulong tapos mo batikosin si Duterte.kapal ng mukha mo.hidilyn.magsama kau ng Dilawan mo.kapal mo babaeta ka.”

“Bronze lang pala nakuha ganun na xa ka demanding akala mo gold ang nakuha…dika mananalo kasi imbes magpalakas ka pinapa ghina ka bf mo ang trainer…OMG!”

Recently, Diaz met up with PSC Chairman William Ramirez and discussed her requests.

Ramirez released a statement saying,

“The government will continue to support her… We have pledged our support before and will continue to do so because we are focused on that Olympic gold as much as Hidilyn is.”

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Meet Olympic Medalist Hidilyn Diaz’ Hot Boyfriend

Meet Olympic Medalist Hidilyn Diaz’ Hot Boyfriend

  • Hidilyn Diaz’ hot boyfriend
  • Christmas won’t be cold for Hidilyn Diaz

Seems like Olympic silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz won’t be having a cold and lonely Christmas as she took pride on his weightlifter and videographer boyfriend Julius Irvin Naranjo.

How did it start

The Guam-based Naranjo met Diaz during a Turkmenistan Weightlifting Competition and that’s how the magic began. The two admitted that they were fresh from a heartbreak, and were too afraid to have each other as mere ‘rebounds’.

Due to work commitments, Naranjo and Diaz are in a long-distance relationship and they are doing their best to make it work. They said that communication plays a vital role in this kind of setup.

Absence makes the heart grow fonder

Naranjo recently flew to the Philippines just to see his girlfriend. Hidilyn is just finishing some work here and they will fly to Guam to meet Julius’ family and celebrate Christmas together.

Isn’t that sweet?

What do you think guys? Comment your thoughts below.

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Did Onyok Velasco get the P2.5 M reward for winning a silver medal in the Olympics?

Did Onyok Velasco get the P2.5 M reward for winning a silver medal in the Olympics?


MANILA, Philippines. Olympic silver medalist Mansueto “Onyok” Velasco, Jr. on Monday, August 8, said he has not received the P2.5 million reward from the government after winning a silver medal in the boxing event of the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia.

Kasi ‘yung iba po, kontrata yan eh, di natutupad, kaya yung iba nadismaya din magpursige,” Velasco said in his radio interview.

(Because for others, it’s a contract, it’s not followed. That’s why some athletes are disheartened to do their best.)


National athletes like Velasco as well as coaches and trainers will receive cash grants and other benefits if they bring home an Olympic medal. Under Republic Act No. 9064, gold medalists are entitled to receive P5 million, P2.5 million for silver medalists and P1 million for bronze medalists in 1996.

However, it was reported in 2014 that Velasco had already received P750,000 one-time cash incentive as well as a P7,000 monthly pension.

Hidilyn Diaz, the Pinay weightlifter who recently bagged the silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics, is expected to receive P 5 million and other benefits under the Republic Act 10699 or the National Athletes and Coaches Benefits and Incentives Act of 2015. Senator Ralph Recto said the bill would still be implemented even if the Philippine Sports Communication (PSC) and other government bodies failed to draft the bill.

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Filipina Olympic medalist Hidilyn Diaz to receive P5 Million plus house and lot

Filipina Olympic medalist Hidilyn Diaz to receive P5 Million plus house and lot


For bringing pride and honor to the Philippines, Olympic medalist Hidilyn Diaz stands to receive not just PhP5 million, but also a house. According to Philippine Sports Commission chair Butch Ramirez, realtor and developer Deca Homes pledged to give Diaz a house and lot aside from the monetary reward she will receive for winning the silver medal in weightlifting in the women’s category.

Diaz’s win was described as historical not just because she broke the country’s 20-year Olympic medal drought, but she was also the first woman from the Philippines to win an Olympic medal in a non-demonstration sport. This would also be the first Olympic win for the Philippines that is not related to boxing since 1936.

Photo credit: PhilStar
Photo credit: PhilStar

Moreover, Diaz is also the first athlete from Mindanao to win an Olympic medal.

After winning the competition (and leaving China in third place), Diaz celebrated with adobo and pizza at the Dining Hall of the Olympic Village.

Filipinos are hopeful that Diaz’s win and the prizes she will get will inspire other Filipino athletes who will be competing in their respective events in the days to come. Could there be another Olympic medal for the country? All we can do is wait and see…

Go, Team Pilipinas! And congratulations, Hidilyn Diaz!

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