A COURTESY call in Malacanang where incentives will be given are in the offing for the medalists of the 2017 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games and the 2017 Asean Para Games.
Philippine Sports Commission chairman William 'Butch' Ramirez said they are now coordinating with the Presidential Management Staff about a courtesy call with President Duterte for the winners in two recently-concluded multisports events.
Incentives are also being processed which could also be given away at the same event at Malacanang, according to Ramirez.
"Pino-proseso pa ng NSA affairs tapos after that, ipoproseso ng accounting and we plan to send it to Pagcor," said Ramirez.
"We are coordinating with the PMS as to the availability of the President," added Ramirez.
The Philippines won two golds, 14 silvers, and 14 bronzes in the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games, and captured 20 golds, 20 silvers, and 29 bronzes in the Asean Para Games.
"I think they (Para Games athletes) deserve to be there (Malacanang) as well as the stars in Aimag and meet the President," Ramirez said.
Meggie Ochoa and Annie Ramirez of jiu-jitsu stand to receive P2 million each from the government based on the revised Sports Incentives Act or Republic Act 10699. Silver and bronze medalist in the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games will get P1 million and P400,000 respectively.
Gold winners in the Asean Para Games will receive P150,000, while the silver and bronze medalist will take home P75,000 and P30,000 each.