THE House of Representatives on Wednesday night adopted a resolution commending one of their own – Leyte Rep. Richard Gomez – for winning the silver medal in an international competition for shooting sports held in Photaram, Thailand last month.
House Resolution (HR) No. 643 is authored by Speaker Martin G. Romualdez, Majority Leader Manuel Jose “Mannix” M. Dalipe, Minority Leader Marcelino C. Libanan, Senior Deputy Majority Leader Ferdinand Alexander A. Marcos and TINGOG Party-list Reps. Yedda Marie K. Romualdez and Jude A. Acidre.
Gomez won the silver medal at the 4th Fédération Internationale de Tir aux Armes Sportives de Chasse (FITASC) Asian Sporting Championship, Senior Division held last November 16 to 17 in Thailand, and also placing 4th in the 5th Asian Compak Sporting Championships held last November 19 and 20 also in Photaram.
“For his outstanding performance in bringing honor and pride that put the Philippines at the forefront of the fastest growing shooting sport, and for his exceptional accomplishments that inspire young Filipino athletes to persevere and achieve excellence in their chosen sports, Honorable Gomez deserves utmost commendation,” the resolution read.
The sport is quickly becoming popular in the Philippines since Gomez established the Sporting Clays Association of the Philippines that organizes sporting clay competitions in the country.
“With six disciplines under its rule – combined game shooting, compak sporting, helice, sporting, trap and universal trench, FITASC is an international sports federation for sport shooting based in Paris, France,” the resolution said.
Gomez, a sports enthusiast, is also the current president of the President of the Philippine Fencing Association, “a testament of his passion and dedication to be the best in his chosen discipline.”
“A holder of a Doctorate degree in Public Administration from the Cebu Technological University, Honorable Gomez is married to Ormoc City Mayor Lucy Torres Gomez, with whom he has one daughter, Juliana Marie Beatriz,” the resolution said of Gomez.
The Leyte lawmaker will be furnished a copy of the resolution.