“CHOOSE wisely,” was the advice of first Filipino Olympic gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz to Filipino voters on whom to vote for next year’s election.

Diaz, who hails from Zamboanga City, said the voters should look at the values being upheld by the candidates.

Now an adopted daughter of Negros Occidental, Diaz was given a tribute by the Provincial Government at the Provincial Capitol’s Social Hall in Bacolod City Friday afternoon, September 10.

Diaz was with his coach and boyfriend Julius Naranjo and will be staying at the Bantug Resort in Barangay Alangilan, Bacolod City, where the two will have a gathering with Samahang Weightlifting ng Pilipinas President Monico Puentevella and his family.

Negros Occidental Third District Representative Jose Francisco "Kiko" Benitez and Silay City Mayor Mark Andrew Golez will also tour Diaz and Naranjo in Silay City before they leave for Manila on Sunday. (APN)