A LITIGATION lawyer and sports fan from Tacloban City is ready to offer free legal consultations to the Philippines’ first Olympic gold medalist, Hidilyn Diaz, as a tribute for her historic achievement.
“Libre notaryo ka ngan consultation, Ms. Hidilyn, ha amon opisina,” lawyer Aljim Denver Arcueno said in a Facebook post Tuesday, July 27, 2021.
Arcueno, who is married to another lawyer in the city, is the corporate secretary of local publication company Leyte Samar Daily Express with its office on Zamora Street, Tacloban.
After bagging the first Olympic gold medal, Diaz is reportedly set to receive at least P58.5 million worth of cash rewards and other incentives from the government, business tycoons, real estate companies, and individuals.
The cash incentives include P10 million from the National Government, P10 million from Manuel V. Pangilinan Sports Foundation, P10 million from Ramon Ang of San Miguel Corporation, P2.5 million from the local government of Zamboanga, P3 million from House Deputy Speaker and 1-Pacman party-list Representative Mikee Romero, P4 million worth of house and lot from Century Properties, P14 million worth of condominium unit in Eastwood City from property developer Megaworld Corp., lifetime free flights from AirAsia Philippines, 80,000 free miles per year from Philippine Airlines, and lifetime free fuel and P5 million from Phoenix Petroleum and Siklab Atleta Pilipinas Sports Foundation of Chinese-Filipino tycoon Dennis Uy.
Diaz made history after she lifted a total of 224 kilograms, an Olympic record, against Liao Qiuyun of China in the women's 55-kilogram weightlifting on Monday, July 26, ending the country’s drought for gold medal when it first joined in the Summer Games in 1924. (SunStar Philippines)