Wed. Jul 17th, 2024

FILE–Philippines’ Ernest John Obiena celebrates with the Philippines flag after successful the Males’s Pole Vault Closing within the Asian Video games. REUTERS/Jeremy Lee

MANILA, Philippines — Athletes who introduced dwelling medals within the Hangzhou Asian Video games are set to obtain round P41.9 million value of incentives from the federal government, in response to Malacañang on Wednesday.

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. himself is about to honor the Filipino athletes at Rizal Memorial Coliseum in Manila.

“Every of the medalists will obtain incentives from the Philippine Sports activities Fee via the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Company, totaling P19.1 million. Extra incentives from the Workplace of the President, amounting to a collective P22.8 million, will even be granted,” mentioned the Presidential Communications Workplace (PCO) in an announcement.

Asian Video games medalists embody EJ Obiena, who delivered the Philippines’ first gold within the competitors within the males’s pole vault.

The Gilas Pilipinas males’s basketball group additionally scored a historic win, ending the Philippines’ 61-year gold drought within the Asian Video games.

“All 33 Filipino medalists will obtain a Presidential Quotation in recognition of their demonstrated excellence and achievements of their respective sports activities in the course of the just lately concluded 2023 Asian Video games in Hangzhou, China, thereby growing nationwide curiosity and consciousness of sports activities among the many youth and different aspiring Filipino athletes,” the PCO mentioned.

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