Sports: Marañon to Give Huge Cash Incentives for WV Medalists
LINGAYEN, Pangasinan – Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr., is set to give cash incentives for Western Visayas athletes who won medals, individually or by team in the ongoing 2012 Palarong Pambansa at the Narciso Ramos Sports and Civic Center here.
Marañon disclosed this after a luncheon at Sison Auditorium offered by Pangasinan provincial government headed by Governor Amado Espino, Jr.,
Marañon added this is regardless where provinces they belong as long they were part of the WV contingent, the cash incentives will go to them. WV is composed of the provinces of Antique, Iloilo, Capiz, Aklan, Guimaras, and Negros Occidental.
WV Department of Education Regional director Mildred Garay said, the cash incentives will inspire the athletes to strive more in their chosen sports disciplines.
The news was spread out in the whole WV delegation that got positive responses from the athletes, who smilingly acknowledged the efforts of Negros Occidental governor. As to where and when the giving of cash incentives will be known after the closing ceremony.
Marañon said, individual medalist will get P10,000 for gold; P5,000 for silver and P3,000 for bronze medals. For the team events, gold medalists will receive P50,000 for gold; P30,000 for silver; and P10,000 for bronze.
Seven athletes from athletics are already assured of the cash incentives. Dexter Galos of San Dionisio, Iloilo won the gold in the secondary boy’s 5,000 meter; Evalyn Palabrica in the secondary girl’s javelin throw; Sagay City native Richee Joy Canbayog in his record feat in the secondary boy’s shot put; Escalante city’s Sheinne Sanchez in elementary girl’s shot put and Sagay City’s Cesar Fernandez in the elementary boy’s triple jump.
Other medalists were San Carlos City’s Jessie Tormis for winning the silver behind Fernandez in elementary boys’ triple jump and Iloilo Rowel Alarcon for winning the bronze in secondary boy’s long jump.
Yesterday’s track and field events were postponed and will resume today due to the official opening of the annual Department of Education-run grassroots sports conclave yesterday with President Benigno Aquino lll as guest of honor. Other ball games, however, were played yesterday in different venues, including arnis, table tennis, chess and boxing.*