Duterte gives incentives to Asian Games winners

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 12) — President Rodrigo Duterte led the awarding of incentives for the winning athletes at the 2018 Asian Games Wednesday.

The Philippine team had won four golds, two silvers and 15 bronzes in the recently concluded games in Jakarta, Indonesia.

"Let me assure our athletes that you have my continued support in developing yourselves as you pursue your respective discipline," Duterte told the athletes in Malacañang.

By law, each gold medalist will get a cash incentive of ₱2 million, silver medalists ₱1 million, and bronze medalist ₱400,000.

"I commend 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," Duterte added.

The President even did the "dab" with skateboarding gold medalist Margielyn Didal.


Different organizations have also given more incentives. According to Special Assistant to the President Bong Go, gold medalists would take home a total of ₱8 million.