CONGRESSMEN will raise P10 million from their salaries next month to reward Filipino gold medalists at the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, according to a House of Representatives resolution filed yesterday.
House Speaker Alan Peter S. Cayetano together with several lawmakers filed House Resolution 568, which seeks to honor athletes who brought “honor and pride to the country.”
SEA Games gold medalists are entitled to P300,000 cash incentive under the law. They will also receive more incentives from the Philippine Olympic Committee.
More than 1,000 Filipino athletes are competing in the biggest SEA Games in history, with 530 events covering 56 sports across Clark, Subic, Metro Manila, and Southern Luzon. — Genshen L. Espedido