- Manny V Pangilinan said he is willing to help support the young siblings of Carlos Yulo who are also into gymnastics
- MVPSF president Al Panlilio said it’s important for athletes to get the right support
- Carlos Yulo has two younger siblings aged 9 and 11
Manny V Pangilinan expressed his willingness to support the younger siblings of the Philippines’ first-ever gymnastics gold medalist, Carlos Edriel “Caloy” Yulo.
Yulo bagged the coveted top prize in the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Germany. His win was also followed by another win from Nesthy Petecio in the featherweight division of the 2019 AIBA Women’s Boxing World Championships.
Both Yulo and Petecio have received cash incentives worth P1 million and iPhones each from MVP Sports Foundation (MVPSF) chairman Manny V. Pangilinan.
But Pangilinan said he isn’t done with rewarding the impressive athletes. After hearing that Yulo has two young siblings who are also into gymnastics, he said he would gladly support them too.
Pangilinan said, “We’d like to meet his family. Caloy said he has two siblings, 9 and 11, who were also into gymnastics so maybe we can help them out because this sport really fits our physique.”
MVPSF president Al Panlilio shared how important it is for Filipino athletes to get the right support to hone their talents.
He said, “We’re very happy seeing that the programs we are supporting are bearing fruit. You could see the talent that our Filipino athletes have and that they only need the proper training.”
Panlilio also recalled how they heard our Yulo’s talent. He said, (Gymnastics Association of the Philippines president) Cynthia Carreon approached us two years ago and she vouched for Caloy. He needed to train in Japan because, from my understanding, that’s the best place to go to and that training program has developed him even more and winning the gold is a testament to that.”