Filipino Olympians receive government incentives

Olympic medalists Hidilyn Diaz, Nesthy Petecio, Carlo Paalam, and Eumir Marcial pose for a photograph earlier than receiving executive incentives. Philippine Sports activities Fee

MANILA — The athletes who introduced house the Philippines’ file 4-medal haul on the contemporary Olympics, together with the rustic’s first Olympic gold, won on Monday incentives from the federal government. 
 
“I congratulate you as soon as once more for bringing delight and honor to the rustic, and for inspiring the spirit of Filipinos amidst the COVID-19 pandemic,” President Rodrigo Duterte instructed the Olympians at a rite in Malacañang. 

Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz, the Philippines’ first gold medallist, won the Presidential Medal of Benefit, P15 million from the Philippine Sports activities Fee and PAGCOR, a housing unit, and P3 million from Administrative center of the President. 

Boxers Carlo Paalam and Nesthy Petecio, who copped silver medals, every won P5 million from the PSC, housing unit from Nationwide Housing Authority, and P2 million from the Administrative center of the President. 

Bronze medalist Eumir Marcial won P2 million from the PSC, a housing unit, and P1 million from Duterte’s place of work.

The opposite athletes who represented the Philippines at Tokyo 2020 gets P200,000, Malacañang mentioned. 
 
Duterte mentioned he’s assured that the athletes “will get well and more potent in securing extra victories sooner or later.”

“Your luck will proceed to encourage many aspiring athletes and our Filipino early life to channel their energies into sports activities and different productive actions, holding them clear of the dangerous vices,” the President mentioned.

The Philippines’ first Olympic silver medalist, boxer Mansueto “Onyok” Velasco, additionally won a P500,000 incentive from the Administrative center of the President all over the development.

Velasco not too long ago printed that he has but to get the P2.5 million money incentive some lawmakers pledged when he bagged the silver medal within the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. 

He mentioned he additionally didn’t obtain scholarship grants for his kids from any other pledger, and a per thirty days allowance of P10,000 {that a} businessman promised however discontinued inside of a 12 months, in keeping with the boxer. 

Executive “stays to dedicated to offering complete reinforce to our Filipino athletes,” mentioned Duterte. 

“The power and excellence of our athletes within the world sports activities area reveal the Filipino spirit and resilience and backbone to be successful,” he mentioned.