Our pride and joy are beyond words!

Statement of Senator Pia S. Cayetano on the first goal and win of the Philippine Women’s National Football Team at the FIFA Women’s World Cup

The joy and pride we feel right now at the Wellington Regional Stadium are beyond words! With each heart-pounding second that passed, we awaited this historic victory! Our very first win in the World Cup!

As head of delegation, I want to thank all the Filipinos who came out from all over the world to support the Filipinas, and everyone who cheered online and from their homes!

Despite being outnumbered by the home team crowd, you could hear “LET’S GO FILIPINAS!” being chanted throughout the stadium.

Our team has courageously defied the odds and has shown through sports, through football, what Filipinos can do when supported and given the opportunity to excel. They are here at the World Cup competing with the best!

Let’s continue supporting the Filipinas (Rank 46) as they take on their next assignment – a must win against world No. 12, Norway on July 30 – for a chance to advance from the group stage Laban Filipinas! #

Senator Pia Cayetano with Olivia McDaniel
Senator Pia S. Cayetano, head of the Philippine delegation to the FIFA Women’s World Cup, with Filipinas keeper Olivia McDaniel, who was named best player of the game in the team’s historic first win the World Cup – at the expense of the home team, tournament co-host New Zealand.
Senator Pia Cayetano with Hali Long
Senator Pia S. Cayetano with Filipinas team co-captain, defender Hali Long.


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