Manila, Philippines, December 6, 2021: Philippine Olympic Committee President Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino led the turnover and blessing of the house and lot awarded to Filipino boxers who won medals at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
The three houses and lots, situated beside each other in a village in Tagaytay City, was awarded to Nesthy Petecio and Carlo Paalam, who won silver medals, and Eumir Marcial, who bagged bronze, in the Olympiad.
Petecio won silver in the women’s featherweight (54-57kg), Paalam silver in the men’s flyweight (48-52kg) and Marcial took bronze in the men’s middleweight (69-75kg).
Tagaytay is south of Manila and is a popular tourist destination with lakes and mountains.
As well as the three boxing medals at Tokyo 2020, the Philippines ended their 97-year wait for Olympic gold through weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz.