Martinez to call on Aquino

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Monday, February 24, 2014


MANILA - Olympic figure skater Michael Christian Martinez will be paying a courtesy call on President Benigno Aquino III, a Palace official said Sunday.

In an interview over dzRB Radyo ng Bayan, Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said the Philippine Sports Commission already made a request for a courtesy call.

"Ang batid ko, nagpadala ng request ang Philippine Sports Commission (PSC). Inaalam na natin sa Tanggapan ng Pangulo kung kailan ang mainam na panahon para sa pagkakaroon ng courtesy call ni G. Michael Martinez," he said.

But he said that he has yet to know when the call could take place as the President has a hectic schedule this coming week.

Earlier, Coloma said the President will be marking the 28th anniversary of the Edsa Revolution in the provinces, including those hit by recent calamities.

Also, the President will have a two-day state visit to Malaysia on February 27 and 28.

"Medyo hectic ang schedule ng Pangulo sa darating na linggo dahil sa pagdiriwang ng Edsa at pagpunta sa Malaysia para sa isang state visit," Coloma said.

For now, he said the Office of the President is considering all factors.

"Inaalam natin ang lahat ng factors na relevant diyan. Ang lalong mahalaga ay natanggap na natin ang recommendation ng PSC hinggil diyan," he said.

Martinez, the first figure skater from Southeast Asia who competed in the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, ended up 19th place from the competition. (SDR/Sunnex)

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