Pinoy conquers Everest
Senator Richard Gordon filed a resolution commending the First Philippine Mt. Everest Expedition Team for "its unparalleled courage and unwavering determination to be the first Filipinos to scale Mt. Everest."
"Through sheer perseverance and hard work, Heracleo Oracion, with the full support of the Mt. Everest expedition, set the Philippine flag at the apex of the mountain, proving that with focus, hard work and fortitude, Filipinos can make a difference in the world," Senate Resolution 483 cited.