MANILA- Mayor Isko Moreno on Monday called for the strict implementation in the Philippine capital of a law mandating businesses to provide discounts for athletes who win in international competitions.
Moreno called on his city's Bureau of Permits to ensure that Republic Act 10699 or the “National Athletes and Coaches Benefits and Incentives Act” is implemented in all business establishments in Manila.
The city mayor made the call a few days after Wushu star and Southeast Asian Games gold medalist Agatha Wong expressed dismay at the poor implementation of the law.
Under the said law, Filipino athletes and coaches recognized and accredited by the Philippine Olympic Committee and the Philippine Sports Commission are entitled to a 20 percent discount from business establishments.
Penalties and fines await businesses that do not comply with the said law.