The Philippine Sports Commission stays true to its commitment to supporting women in sports through its weekly web series of Rise Up Shape Up.
In its latest webisode aired last September 11, the PSC-RUSU featured 15 women wrestlers who prevailed in the recently concluded 7th Women’s Martial Arts Festival. They showcased their best winning moves and anecdotes of their athletic journey.
The web series also featured two national lady grapplers Minalyn Foy-os and Jiah Pingot, who both bagged silver medals in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games. The two national team stalwarts shed light and inspiration to young wrestlers as they shared their humble beginnings in the sport.
“I thank chairman Butch Ramirez for his continuous support to women in sports program. This project empowers all the women as a strong ally to achieve sports excellence,” said PSC commissioner and Women in Sports oversight Celia Kiram.
The commissioner also assured to continue the women’s martial arts festival which caters to different sports and is also a way for the agency to discover new and promising talents to strengthen the national pool.
“The Women’s Martial Arts Festival bolsters women’s rights to equal participation in sports.” added the lady commissioner, who also talked about the history of wrestling in her regular K-Isport segment.