Margielyn Didal skatepark opens in Eastern Visayas

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Tacloban City (CNN Philippines, February 25) — The first ever Margielyn Didal skatepark in Eastern Visayas officially opened to the public on Saturday.

The Olympian herself witnessed the blessing and inauguration of the establishment - which is located along Baybay Boulevard in Borongan City, Samar.

The ceremony was led by Borongan officials, including Mayor Jose Ivan Dayan Agda.

The skatepark was conceptualized last year when Didal visited the city. The athlete also helped in crafting the design.

"We hope that this would motivate the youth to be like you because you are an inspiration to all of us," Agda told Didal during the event.

Didal, for her part, thanked the Borogan government for creating a "safe place" for skaters like her.

She also gave a reminder for fellow skateboarders.

"Don't forget to wear your safety gears para na rin ito sa sariling kapakanan (for our own safety) and let us follow and implement the rules like stop, look, listen and respect then have fun sa skatepark na ito (in this skatepark)," Didal said.