Beng lauds city’s medalists in Southeast Asian Games PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 21 January 2014 16:14

Mayor Beng Climaco yesterday commended five Zamboangueño athletes for giving the city an honor in the field of international sports after they reaped medals from the 27th Southeast Asian Games held Dec. 11-22, 2013 in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar.

The athletes are Hidilyn Diaz and Margarito Angana Jr., both silver medalists in Women’s Wresting and Wrestling Greco Roman Men’s 55 kg., respectively; Joseph Angana, bronze medalist in Wresting Freestyle Category Men’s 66 kg., Jhonny Morte, bronze medalist in Wrestling Freestyle Category Men’s 60 kg., and Iris Rañola, bronze medalist in Women’s 10-Ball Pool Single.

City Sports Officer Bernardito Patiño presented the athletes to Mayor Climaco during the flag raising ceremony yesterday morning at City Hall grounds.

He said the athletes are entitled to cash incentives from the city government pursuant to an ordinance granting monetary benefits to local athletes who can reap medals from local, national and international sports competitions.

The grant of cash incentives is part of the city’s 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.

Under the cash incentive ordinance, the city government will give P100,000 and P75,000 for silver medal and bronze medal, respectively, from the international sports competition such as the recently concluded Southeast Asian Games.

The city is now processing the necessary documents for the cash incentives of the named athletes. — Vic Larato