To pay tribute to the Filipino athletes who brought honor to the country by winning in the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, China, the Philippine Sports Commission will shell out a total of PhP9.5 million (US$217,118) to the victorious athletes.
Three silver medalists (billiards, boxing, golf) will take home PhP500,000 (US$11,427) apiece.
Nine bronze medalists (bowling, boxing, dancesport pair, taekwondo jins, wushu) will each get PhP100,000 (US$2,285).
Five Grandmasters will each receive PhP200,000 (US$4,571) for bagging the silver medal for team event.
The respective coaches and trainers will be rewarded a total of PhP3.1 million (US$70,849).
Of the 36 participating Asian countries, the Philippines ranked 16th (medal total) and 19th (gold medals) in the recently held Games in China.
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