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SOLONS TO GIVE SEA GAMES GOLD MEDALISTS ADDITIONAL INCENTIVES — SPEAKER CAYETANO

Members of the House of Representatives have pledged to grant Filipino gold medalists in the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games additional incentives.

The SEA Games is being hosted by the Philippines from November 30 to December 11.

The chamber adopted House Resolution No. 568, which seeks to collect and deduct the individual pledges of congressmen from their January 2020 salary for the purpose of granting additional incentives to gold medalists on top of the incentives granted by law.

“The leaders and members of the House of Representatives in the 18th Congress stand in solidarity with the Team Philippines.”

The resolution was mainly authored by Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano, who currently chairs the Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee (Phisgoc).

“The leaders and members of the House of Representatives in the 18th Congress stand in solidarity with the Team Philippines throughout the competition in their quest to capture the gold medals in their respective sports, and to bring honor and pride to the Filipino people,” the resolution read.

“As a concrete manifestation of the commonality of the goal to bring honor and pride to the country, the leaders and members of the House of Representatives deem it proper to deduct individual pledges from their salaries from January 2020, as additional incentives to Filipino gold medal winners in the 30th SEA Games,” it added.

The resolution also commended the athletes for bringing great honor and pride to the Filipino people.

As of Dec. 7, Filipino athletes in the 30th SEA Games have 89 gold, 67 silver and 65 bronze medals for a total of 221 medals, with Indonesia (50-49-58, 157 total) and Vietnam (45-50-64, 159 total) at Nos. 2 and 3 but well behind.

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