THE Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) bared the new classification scheme for monthly allowances of athletes that will take effect this year.
PSC chairman William Ramirez said under the revised scheme, Olympic and world champions will be under Platinum classification and will be receiving P45,000.
Olympic qualifiers, Youth Olympic Games and Paralympic Games medalists will get P43,000 under the Priority A classification; Asian Games, Asian Paragames, Asian Winter Games, and Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games gold medalists will take P36,000 under Priority B; and Asian Games, Asian Paragames, and Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games silver and bronze medalists, and Asian Beach Games gold medalists will get P33,000 under Priority C.
Asian Beach Games silver and bronze medalists and World and Asian level qualifiers will be under Class A and will receive P30,000, while Southeast Asian Games, Asean Paragames, Olympic qualifiers via universality, and chess Grandmaster will be under Class B and will get P27,000.
SEA Games and Asean Paragames silver and bronze medalists will be under Class C and will be receiving P24,000 every month.
Team sports medalists will be receiving P17,000, while training pool members including team sports will have P10,000.
Ramirez said during Tuesday’s Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) Forum at the Amelie Hotel in Manila that 2017 SEA Games and 2018 Asian Games medalists will already see an increase in their monthly allowances this year.
“The 2017 SEA Games medalists will get retroactive differential from January 18 to May 15. The 2018 Asian Games medalists will get retroactive differential from October to May 15. We are sorry for the delay. Malaki laki ‘yan. This money that will go to the pockets of each athlete certainly will inspire them to work very hard and that the government is really taking care of them,” said Ramirez.
Ramirez, however, said athletes will under constant evaluation as the allowances will be based on performance.
Date: April 4, 2019 | By: Reuben Terrado | Newspaper: Spin.ph | Source: https://www.spin.ph/multisport/philippine-sports-commission-psc-athletes-medalists-monthly-allowances-a795-20190403