Filipino Olympic medalists Hidilyn Diaz, Carlo Paalam, Nesthy Petecio, and Eumir Marcial made their courtesy call to Malacañang on Monday, August 23, to receive their incentives after bagging medals for the Philippines at Tokyo 2020.
Hidilyn shared a snapshot with her fellow medalists at Malacañang on social media.
"Tokyo 2020 Olympic Medalist," she wrote in the caption.
Gold medalist Hidilyn received the Presidential Medal of Merit, a total of Php15 million from the Philippine Sports Commission and Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR), Php3 million from Office of the President, and a housing unit.
Meanwhile, silver medalists Carlo and Nesthy were each awarded with Php5 million from the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC), Php2 million from the Office of the President, and housing units from the National Housing Authority.
Bronze medalist Eumir Marcial received P2 million from the PSC, P1 million from the Office of the President, and a housing unit.
"I congratulate you once again for bringing pride and honor to the country, and for uplifting the spirit of Filipinos amidst the COVID-19 pandemic," President Rodrigo Duterte told the Olympians as reported by ABS-CBN News.
"Your success will continue to motivate many aspiring athletes and our Filipino youth to channel their energies into sports and other productive activities, keeping them away from the harmful vices," he added.
Malacanang said that the other athletes who represented the country at Tokyo 2020 will each receive Php200,000.