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Alsons Power scholar shines at Asian Weightlifting Championships, boost spot at Paris Olympics


Alsons Power Scholar Rosegie Ramos (3rd from left) and her team are joined by Philippine Weightlifting President Monico Puentevella (extreme left) as they celebrate her impressive podium finish at the Asian Weightlifting Championships in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. (photo from Coach Jeaneth Aro)

ROSEGIE Ramos, an Alsons Power Group scholar, is powering her way to the 2024 Paris Olympics, following a solid podium finish at the 2024 Asian Weightlifting Championships in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. The 20-year-old Zamboangeña snatched the silver with an impressive 88-kilogram lift and then carried 102kg in the clean and jerk for a 190kg total, gaining her a bronze.

Currently ranked in the top five of the women’s 49-kilogram division in the world, the two-time Asian Junior champion is one of the 16 “power scholars” under the Alsons Power-Hidilyn Diaz (APHD) Scholarship Program. This collaboration, spearheaded by Alsons Power through its Zamboanga City-based subsidiary— Western Mindanao Power Corporation (WMPC), Olympic Gold Medalist Hidilyn Diaz, and the Philippine Weightlifting Association Inc., aims to produce world-class Filipino weightlifters, reinforcing the country’s efforts to secure more Olympic medals.

Ramos’ recent victory has greatly bolstered her chances of competing Filipino athletes like pole-vault sensation EJ Obiena and Tokyo boxing bronze medalist Eumir Marcial in the highly-anticipated Paris in July. She is prepared for another strong performance in an upcoming Olympic-qualifying event in Phuket, Thailand next month. 

In addition to supporting training and providing gym facilities, among other resources, Alsons Power extends academic assistance to its APHD student-athletes, covering school fees, uniforms, and books. The Group’s APHD scholars are already making a mark in the weightlifting area, with three of them gearing up to participate in the National 5-in-1 Weightlifting Competition by the Philippine Sports Commission and the Philippine Olympic Committee Philippine National Games scheduled for May.

Rosegie Ramos (extreme left) and her fellow “Power Scholars” at the Alsons Power-Hidilyn Diaz Scholarship program in the Hidilyn Diaz Gym in Mampang, Zamboanga City, four months prior to the Asian Weightlifting Championships. Ramos acknowledged that managing school and weightlifting requires a lot of discipline and hard effort, but “with my family, friends, coach, and Alsons Power behind me, I can handle it,” she said.

The APHD scholarship program demonstrates the Group’s commitment to cultivating excellence and developing talents from Mindanao, powering a path to success not just in sports but also in their academic endeavors.

Committed to its brand promise, ‘We Power with Care,’ Alsons Power is currently providing safe, reliable, and affordable electricity to over eight million people across 14 cities and 11 provinces in Mindanao.


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