Duterte leads awarding of incentives to 2018 Asian Games medalists
President Rodrigo Duterte awarded on Wednesday medals and cash incentives to the Filipino medalists in the recently concluded 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia.
The Philippines bagged a total of 21 medals — four golds, two silvers, and 15 bronze medals — to finish 19th overall in the 45-country multi-sport event.
The incentives for the winning athletes and the coaches were based on Republic Act 10699, also known as “National Athletes and Coaches Benefits and Incentives Act.”
Under the said law, Asian Games gold medalists are entitled to P2 million, silver medalists to P1 million, and bronze medalists to P500,000.
In his speech, Duterte commended the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) for “supporting the athletes and for enabling them to perform well during the games.
“I have already directed the PSC to provide additional incentives, to be sourced from its funds, to the winning individuals of the 18th Asian Games,” he added./je
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