"We recognize their efforts and are grateful to them for representing our country loud and proud – this is why we want them and their loved ones to enjoy free flights from us," Cebu Pacific officials said.
HARD work pays off for the four Filipino Paralympic athletes that represented the Philippines in the recently concluded Tokyo Paralympic Games as their efforts are being recognized.
With their gallant stand in representing the country, Cebu Pacific is rewarding the four paralympics athletes with 25 free flights for any domestic and short-haul destination of their choice.
Among those rewarded include Ernie Gawilan and Gary Bejino for Para Swimming; Jerrold Mangliwan for Para Athletics; and Allain Ganapin for Para Taekwondo.
The 25 free flights is in
line with Cebu Pacific’s celebration of 25 years of enabling “Everyjuan” to fly.
These free flights may be used personally by the athletes alongside their teams and support systems.
“Our Paralympic delegation did their best and have proven that they deserve to fly. We recognize their efforts and are grateful to them for representing our country loud and proud – this is why we want them and their loved ones to enjoy free flights from us,” said Candice Iyog, Vice President for Marketing & Customer Experience at Cebu Pacific.
“We stay true to our values that CEB exists for every Juan – with or without a medal, with us, no Juan gets left behind,” she added.
The Tokyo Paralympic Games was held in Japan from August 24 to September 5.
Though the Philippine team struggled to clinch a medal finish, the athletes still willed their fighting spirit until the end.
Para-powerlifter Achelle Guion, blind discus thrower Jeanette Aceveda and para-taekwondo jin Allain Ganapin all had to withdraw from their respective categories as they tested positive for COVID-19 during the duration of the games.
The finish for our Filipino paralympic athletes was delivered by Jerrold Mangliwan who was able to advance to the finals of his three events.
He placed fifth and made his new personal best in the men’s 400m T52 race finals and also broke his own best time in the men’s 1500m T52 competition.
Ernie Gawilan, meanwhile, placed sixth in the men’s 400m freestyle S7 event and became the first Filipino para-swimmer to advance in the Paralympics finals.
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