Duterte adds P100,000 to Filipino Tokyo Olympians' game allowance

Filipino athletes competing in the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics will get an additional P100,000 in game allowance following the approval of President Rodrigo Duterte.

The P100,000 will be added on top of the $1,000 allowance given by the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC).

"Our athletes deserve this additional show of support," said PSC chairman Butch Ramirez in a press release.

Senate Committee on Sports chairman Bong Go and the PSC recommended the additional allowance, which Duterte rubber-stamped.

Filipinos who will take home medals from Tokyo stand to receive from the national government P10 million for gold, P5 million for silver, and P2 million for bronze.

But incentives from the private sector helped boost the total reward for an Olympic gold to P33 million. A silver is now valued at P17 million and a bronze at P7 million. ā€“ Rappler.com