Duterte reward bumps up Carlos Yulo, Pinoy medalists’ incentives haul


Posted at Oct 16 2019 07:48 PM | Updated as of Oct 16 2019 08:29 PM

World champion gymnast Carlos Yulo will get P1 million more for his gold-medal finish in a recent top competition, an additional reward courtesy of President Rodrigo Duterte.

Pole-vaulter EJ Obiena, the first Filipino to qualify for the 2020 Olympics, and world champion boxer Nesthy Petecio will receive the same amount each, while Eumir Marcial and Hidilyn Diaz stands to get P500,000, all from Duterte. 

Marcial won a silver in the world boxing championship in September, while Diaz bagged bronze in the weightlifting worlds also last month.

(More details to follow.)

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