Bongbong Marcos Mourns Death Of Lydia de Vega

President Bongbong Marcos said Lydia de Vega “has fought a good fight”

BONGBONG MARCOS — The President mourned the death of Filipina sprinter Lydia de Vega, who died after her battle with breast cancer.

In a statement posted on his Facebook page, the President hailed Lydia as the “fastest woman in Asia” as she placed the country in the map of international athletics. According to him, the late Filipina sprinter “has fought a good fight”.

I join the entire nation in mourning the untimely demise of former Asian sprint queen Lydia de Vega, after a four-year battle with breast cancer,” the President said in a statement. “Lydia de Vega has run her last race. She has finished her contest. She has fought a good fight. Let us pray for her peace.”

President Bongbong Marcos

The statement came after Lydia’s daughter, Stephanie Mercado de Koenigswarter, announced the death of her mother through her social media post.

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In a post on her Facebook account, she said that the Filipina sprinter died on Wednesday evening at the Makati Medical Center. She added that her mother “fought the very good fight and is now at peace”.

Wake details will be announced very soon but for now, I would wholeheartedly appreciate your prayers for the soul of my mother,” she wrote in the caption of her social media post.

It was last month when Stephanie revealed that Lydia was in critical condition because of Stage 4 breast cancer. According to her, her mother’s condition was “quickly worsening” even though she had undergone a series of operations at that time.

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