Iloilo to give cash incentives to 97 Palaro medalists

THE 97 medalists from Iloilo in the recent Palarong Pambansa 2017 held in the Province of Antique last April 23-29, 2017 will receive cash incentives this coming June 20.

Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. said the cash incentives will come from the funds of the Provincial School Board (PSB).

The giving of cash incentives to medalists was institutionalized by virtue of an ordinance passed by the Provincial Board. It was devised to motivate the athletes and recognize them for giving honor to the province.

To note, Western Visayas, where team Iloilo belongs, placed second to the National Capital Region in the overall medal tally with a total of 107 medals.

Athletes from Iloilo obtained 40 golds, 22 silvers, and 36 bronzes.

Gold medalists will receive P7,000 for each medal. Silver medalists will get P5,000 and bronze medalists will get P3,000.

Ilonggo athletes participated in the following sports events: athletics, arnis, billiards, boxing, gymnastics, table tennis, wushu, taekwondo, swimming, basketball, volleyball, futsal, sepak takraw, football, baseball, Paralympics and pencak silat.

A total of P685,998 is allotted for the athletes’ cash incentives while P312,000 is for the coaches and trainers. (PR)