Malaybalay athletes, head coaches to get recognition, cash incentives

Great news for Malaybalay City-based athletes and head coaches! Malaybalay City Mayor Florencio Flores, Jr. has approved ordinance 946 series of 2020 that allows athletes and head coaches based in the city to receive cash incentives as well as recognition.

Funds for the implementation of the ordinance shall be taken from the
General funds under Sports and Development program.

Councilor Dave Julian Balore, author of the ordinance, emphasized that there is a need to provide incentives for the identified sports programs so as to motivate local athletes in achieving excellence by joining their chosen event of discipline.

Top three medalist athletes in regional, national and international events can receive cash incentives provided that the said competitions are duly sanctioned by their respective national sports associations, the Philippine Olympic Committee of the Department of Education.

To recognize the individuals or teams that represent the city, the City Government of Malaybalay shall present a Plaque or Certificates of Recognition in Bukidnon language with English translations to the individual athletes and coaches who have achieved the level of accomplishments. The Sangguniang Panlungsod shall also pass a resolution commending the achievements of the athletes and coaches, and athletes
and coaches can get their cash incentives.

For regional competitions, a champion or gold medalist for individual event can get P3,000 cash incentive, P2,000 for silver medalist and P1,000 for bronze medalist. The Champion for team category can get P6,000 cash, P4,000 for Silver and P2,000 for bronze. The champion or gold medalist for individual event for national competition can receive P5,000 cash, P3,000 for silver and P2,000 for bronze. For team category, the champion or gold medalist can get P10,000 cash, P6,000 for silver and P4,000 for bronze.

Meanwhile, for international competitions, an individual event gold medalist/champion/title holder can get P100,000 cash, P75,00 for silver and P50,000 for bronze. And for a team category, medalist/champion/title
holder can get P150,000 cash, P100,000 for silver and P75,000 for bronze or third placer.

The incentives for the coaches shall be equivalent to 50 percent of the cash incentives of the gold, silver and bronze medalists.

Athletes and coaches must submit needed documents to the Malaybalay City Sports and Athletic Council subject for evaluation. (Report by Bukidnon Online special correspondent Mel B. Madera)

Meanwhile, here’s the ongoing Bukidnon Sports and Cultural Complex:

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