National athletes and coaches will finally get their full allowances after President Duterte signed into law the Bayanihan Act 2 or House Bill 6953 on Friday.
The multibillion-peso law aimed at strengthening the government’s pandemic response included a P180 million budget for national athletes and coaches after their allowances were also affected by the global health crisis.
Last May, the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) announced it would temporarily cut the allowances of athletes and coaches into half after the government sports agency’s budget also suffered due to the pandemic.
The PSC’s budget was cut P596 Million from the National Sports Development Fund and another P773 Million from the General Appropriations Act by the DBM, to aid the country’s fight to the pandemic.
PSC chairman Butch Ramirez said they will restore the full allowance of athletes and coaches, as well as the previous allowances that was cut from them, once it is released by the Department of Budget and Management.
Date: September 13, 2020 | By: Kristel Satumbaga | Newspaper: Manila Bulletin | Source: https://mb.com.ph/2020/09/12/full-allowances-for-ph-athletes-coaches-after-duterte-signs-bayanihan-2-into-law/