5 Zamboangueño athletes commended-A A +A
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
THE City Government is now processing the necessary documents for the grant of cash incentives to five Zamboangueño athletes who reaped medals in the recently-concluded 27th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games.
This move came as Mayor Ma. Isabelle Climaco-Salazar commended the athletes for giving honor to the city in the field of international sports -- -SEA Games, which was held from December 11 to 22 in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar.
The five athletes are Hidilyn Diaz and Margarito Angana Jr., silver medalists in Women's Wresting and Wrestling Greco Roman Men's 55 kilograms (kg), respectively; Joseph Angana, bronze medalist in Wresting Freestyle Category Men's 66 kilograms; Jhonny Morte, bronze medalist in Wrestling Freestyle Category Men's 60 kilograms; and Iris Rañola, bronze medalist in Women's 10-Ball Pool Single.
Under the cash incentive ordinance, the City Government will award them P100,000 and P75,000 for silver medal and bronze medal, respectively, from the international sports competition such as the recently concluded SEA Games.
The grant of cash incentives is part of the City Government’s sports development program aimed at attracting the youths to play and excel in sports of their choice, thereby keeping them away from unproductive, let alone criminal activities.
The five Zamboangueño athletes, accompanied by City Sports Officer Bernardito Patiño, paid a courtesy visit Monday to Salazar. (Bong Garcia)