The Philippines’ first and only Olympic gold medalist, Hidilyn Diaz, can now officially call Eastwood City her home.
The 30-year-old Diaz received yesterday her P14-million, fully-furnished two-bedroom condominium unit gift at the 47-storey One Eastwood Avenue from tycoon Andrew Tan and property giant Megaworld, days after returning to the country following a successful stint at the just-concluded Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.
The unit, that was especially curated by Megaworld’s in-house interior design team, comes complete with furniture and fixtures and appliances, a press release from the company said.
“All that Hidilyn and her family need to do is just bring their clothes and other personal effects, and they are good to stay in the unit. We are excited to welcome her and her family and loved ones to Eastwood City, particularly in this newest residential condominium tower in our first-ever township. She has brought so much pride to our country and she deserves all these rewards for her hardwork in raising our flag so high in the Tokyo Olympics,” Kevin Tan, chief strategy officer of Megaworld, and son of the real estate magnate, said.
Lending a nostalgic feel to Diaz’s new space is a commissioned charcoal painting by 21-year-old fine arts student, John Ken Gomez, that captured two images of Diaz’s historic and emotional moment at the Tokyo Olympics, and a special message from Megaworld that says, “Thank you for lifting our country up high”. The painting is prominently displayed in the unit’s living room.
“The story of Hidilyn’s victory is a great source of inspiration for Filipinos. I hope every time she looks at that artwork, she will be reminded that she is a symbol of hope and pride for all of us,” Gomez said.
As an owner of a condo unit, Diaz and her family can enjoy the first-class amenities of One Eastwood Avenue, like a badminton court at the roofdeck, landscaped gardens, a lap pool with pool seat jets, paved sunbathing lounge and seating area, a bar with indoor and outdoor lounge, and skygardens.
Other amenities include a kiddie pool and a wading pool, male and female shower and changing rooms, kids’ playground, children’s playroom, reflexology path and meditation garden, a yoga and Pilates room, function rooms, an outdoor chess area, game room, and a fitness center, where Diaz can spend time to practice her sport, the press release added.*