YEAR after the local Palaro meet, some athletes of the Cagayan de Oro Athletic Association (COAA) have yet to receive what's due them.

"Maayo na lang unta nga ipamalit sa mga gamit sa eskwelahan," said one parent of a board game player who excelled during the 2009 Regional Meet in Cagayan de Oro.

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COAA official Delia Agbon, however, told Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro the matter on cash incentives for the winning athletes is beyond her control.

"I don't have control about it. If they (parents) really want to know then let them check it at the cashier of the City Division School," Agbon said.

Meanwhile a local tennis ace Francis Casey Alcantara had already brought considerable honors to the Philippines and the City of Golden Friendship.

However, until now, the country's golden boy in lawn tennis sport has yet to feel the city's sports incentive scheme for deserving athletes in the locality.

"Pero sagdi lang, karong pormal nga nakalingkod na ang atong mayor (Vicente Y. Emano) mapadali na tingali ang pag-process sa iyang incentive," said Barangay 23 Chair Jaime Joshua Frias II who also helps karatedo champ Ma. Marna Pabillor gets her proper recognition from the City Government.

The giving of cash reward for local sports achievers was initiated then by former councilor and now Cagayan de Oro first district Representative Jose Benjamin Benaldo. (LLS)