THE 24 gold medal winners of the Philippines in the 29th Southeast Asian Games will receive their incentives at the Malacanang Palace on Wednesday.
President Duterte is expected to personally hand out the incentives during simple ceremonies to the gold medalists, who will take home P300,000 as per Republic Act 10699, a revision of the Republic Act 9064 or the Sports Benefits and Incentives Act of 2001.
Meanwhile, the silver and bronze medalist, which will have P150,000 and P60,000 respectively, will also be receiving their incentives on Wednesday.
At least P16 million will be given to the athletes who won medals in the recent SEA Games where the Philippines collected 24 golds, 33 silvers, and 64 bronzes.
According to the law, medal winners in individual sports will receive the whole amount. Team sports with less than five members will divide the whole amount equally, while those with five or more members will receive 25 percent of the amount stated in the law.
Trenten Anthony Beram will get the highest incentive among the athletes as he will receive P615,000 for winning gold in the 200m and 400m run and bronze in the 4x100m relay.
Coaches will also receive their incentives on a later date.