Philippine Airlines (PAL) is raising the country’s flag for all Filipino athletes, two of whom are PAL crew competing in separate events.
PAL Captain Ditto Nestor Dinopol not only flies the Airbus A320 airplane in his day job, but will also vie for medals in shooting; while Flight Steward Christopher Policarpo is part of the Philippine Underwater Hockey team for the SEA Games.
Capt. “Dayno” Dinopol is a bemedaled practical shooter, having won two gold and two silver medals at the 43rd Southeast Asia Shooting Championship in August in Jakarta, Indonesia. The sharpshooting pilot will aim for a hometown victory at the shooting event on Dec. 3 at the Marine Corps Training Center in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig.
PAL Steward “Topz” Policarpo has been member of different underwater hockey teams, winning medals at the Australian National Underwater Hockey Championships - MVP in 2018 and gold medal in 2019, held in Perth; Asian Underwater Hockey Championship, silver in Jakarta 2015 & another silver in Beijing 2017; the 2015 Philippine National Games in Manila and the 2015 All Men’s Nations Cup in Jakarta.
Policarpo and his teammates are confident of winning more medals at the SEA Games underwater hockey event to be held at the Vermosa Sports Hub in Imus, Cavite also on Dec. 3.
As official carrier and one of the platinum sponsors, PAL has been flying in different SEA Games technical officials from participating countries.
PAL operates nonstop flights to Manila from eight Southeast Asian cities: Phnom Penh, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh, Hanoi and Denpasar Bali.*
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