The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) announced that it would grant cash incentives to four other Filipino Paralympians that competed in the recently concluded Rio Paralympic Games.
PSC Commissioner Arnold Agustin told The Manila Times on Saturday that the four Pinoy Paralympians would receive P50,000 each though they did not win any medal in the Summer Games.
Powerlifters Adeline Dumapong-Ancheta and Agustin Kitan, swimmer Ernie Gawilan and wheelchair racer Jerrold Pete Mangliwan will be the recipients of the cash reward.
Filipino Class 8 table tennis Paralympian Josephine Medina, meanwhile, will get a P1 million incentive after winning a bronze medal in table tennis.
The 46-year old Medina ended the country’s 16-year medal drought in the quadrennial meet by beating Germany’s Juliane Wolf, 3-0, on September 13.
Medina is the second Filipino athlete to have won a Paralympics medal for the Philippines.
The granting of incentives to Filipino athletes who have won medals in international competitions is in accordance with Republic Act 10699 authored and sponsored by Senator Sonny Angara.