Athletes get their incentives

President Duterte vows full support to prod PH athletes to do better in 2019 SEA Games

President Duterte vows full support to prod PH athletes to do better in 2019 SEA Games

Duterte awarded medals and cash incentives to the Filipino medalists in the 29th Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur last month.

"I express my heartfelt gratitude to the athletes who represented us in the recently-concluded Southeast Asian Games". I congratulate you all, especially the medalists, for the accomplishment that brought honor to our country.

He added, "Through hard work and discipline, you have prevailed and made our nation proud".

Under the scheme, a gold medalist will receive P300,000, while silver winners will get P150,000.

The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) took the lead in handing out the grand total of P25.23 million that also included cash incentives to the winning coaches based on Republic Act 10699.

Presidential citations were also given to the athletes in the biennial sportsfest where the Philippines wound up sixth overall.

The other gold medals came from Mary Joy Tabal in marathon, Nikko Bryan Huelgas and Marion Kim Mangrobang in men's and women's triathlon, Kaitlin De Guzman and Reyland Capellan in gymnastics, Agatha Wong in wushu, Wayne Louie Brennan in fencing, Eric Shawn Cray and Aries Toledo in athletics, boxers Eumir Felix Marcial and John Marvin.

In team events, like basketball and ice hockey, the members divide the incentives equally among themselves.

Also receiving their cash rewards were the 33 silver and 64 bronze medalists who were accompanied by their coaches and presidents and secretary-generals of the various national sports associations.

The additional cash incentives is an initiative by Uy through his Siklab Atleta Pilipinas Sports Foundation to support the Filipino athletes in their hard work and dedication to represent the country in worldwide competitions.

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