The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) will be giving some P125,000 cash incentives to the differently-abled medalists in the recently-concluded 2014 Asian Para Games held in Incheon, South Korea.
PSC Chairman Ricardo Garcia said the incentive scheme will be based on the previous pattern the agency used in giving bonuses to the differently-abled athletes.
“Based on the law, they are not entitled to any incentives but we are more than willing to give them bonuses because they also give honors and pride to our country. They trained hard to win medals,” said Garcia.
Team Philippines has won a total of 5 silver and 5 bronze medals in the Incheon Para Games.
The silver medalists include Samuel Matias and Kim Ian Chi in Mixed Doubles TPB 9/10 bowling, Julius Jun Obero and Rochelle Canoy in Dance Sport Combi Latin, Marites Burce in Women’s Discuss Throw F52/53/54 athletics, Achelle Guion in Women’s -45kg A powerlifting, and Adeline Ancheta in Women’s +86kg A powerlifting.
Filipino athletes who brought home bronze medals are Arthus Bucay in Men’s Individual C4-5 Race cycling event, Josephine Medina in Women’s Singles TT7 table tennis event, and Ernie Gawilan who won a total of 3 bronze medals in Men’s 100m Freestyle SM8, Men’s 400m Freestyle SM8 and Men’s 200m Individual Medley SM8 swimming events.