MANILA -- Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella congratulated Filipino athletes in their strong start in the ongoing Southeast Asian Games.
We congratulate Mary Joy Tabal for giving the Philippines its first gold medal with her performance in the women's marathon at the 2017 Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Abella said.
Congratulations to our athletes and good luck to the rest of the PH team. The whole nation is solidly behind you, he added.
The Philippines now has one gold medal, one silver medal, and two bronze medals.
Source: Philippine News Agency