Philippines once again proved its capability in shooting. The Philippine team, with 80 shooters, won silver after finishing overall second in the recent International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC) World Shoot XVII held at Florida USA.
“I am proud of our outstanding Filipino soldiers who have made a mark in the international arena. This only shows that the AFP is a source of national pride,” Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff General Gregorio Pio P. Catapang Jr. said.
An Army officer, Major Wilfredo Martin Jr., bagged a Silver medal. “It is an honor to represent the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the whole country in this prestigious event,” Martin said.
He finished in the 9th place for Classic Division, while Edward Rivera, also a Filipino, finished second in the same category. A total of six Filipinos ranked in the top 20 of the said category.
After winning in various events from different categories, Philippines was tagged as the “crack shots of Asia”.
Philippines is among the top all-time gold grabber in International Practical Shooting Confederation.