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Wednesday, December 18, 2019

President Duterte awards, gives cash incentives to 2019 Southeast Asian Games Filipino medalists

Photo Courtesy || PTV News
Cordillera - Filipino medalists had an abundance of gifts this Christmas season as all of them received awards and cash incentives from President Rodrigo Roa Duterte. 

Pres. Duterte personally leads the ceremonial turnover of checks to all the 2019 Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) Filipino medalists today (18 December 2019) at the Malacañan Palace Hall.

Accompanied by House Speaker and appointed chair of the Philippine Southeast Asia Games Alan Peter Cayetano, Duterte confered the "Order of Lapu-Lapu" with Rank of Kamagi medal to the national team. 

Around 600 medalists of the SEAG who are "deserving of merit and recognition" met with Pres. Duterte to receive their cash reward.

A cash incentives amounting to P300,000 (for Gold medalist), P150,000 (for Silver medalist) and P60,000 (for Bronze medalist) were also given to all the winners as stipulated in Republic Act 10699. 

On top of that, another additional cash incentives coming from the President himself will be received  by the winners; P250,000 each for gold medalist, P150,000 each for silver and P100,000 for bronze medalists.

After the turnover ceremony the president said in his speech  that he was very proud of the achievement of the Filipino athletes. 

"I am deeply honored to be in the presence of our athlete who have emerged victorious in the recently concluded 30th Southeast Asian Games held in our country. Your triumph showcases the athleticism and sporting prowess of our people to our neighbor in Southeast Asia," Duterte said. 



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