Eumir Marcial

LIST: Eumir Marcial bags millions after Olympic bronze

Delfin Dioquino
LIST: Eumir Marcial bags millions after Olympic bronze

TRIUMVIRATE. Eumir Marcial and the Philippine boxing team end the Tokyo Olympics with a three-medal haul.

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(2nd UPDATE) Millions in cash incentives and other rewards await Eumir Marcial following his bronze-medal finish in the Tokyo Olympics

Millions are now in the bag for Eumir Marcial after pocketing a bronze in the Tokyo Olympics as the Philippine boxing team ended the Games with a three-medal haul.

Marcial is set to receive P10.8 million in cash incentives from the government and businessmen on top of other rewards after reaching the semifinals of the men’s middleweight class.

The pride of Zamboanga City fell short from reaching the gold-medal match following a split decision loss to Ukranian machine Oleksandr Khyzhniak.

Here are the list of his rewards:

Cash incentives
  • P2 million – Under Republic Act 10699 or National Athletes and Coaches Benefits and Incentives Act, Olympic bronze medalists are entitled to P2 million
  • P2 million – Sports patron Manny Pangilinan pledged P2 million for an Olympic bronze medal through the MVP Sports Foundation
  • P2 million – San Miguel Corporation boss Ramon Ang committed P2 million for Filipino Olympic bronze medalists
  • P1 million – President Rodrigo Duterte vowed to reward Marcial P1 million from his office
  • P1 million – House Deputy Speaker Mikee Romero pledged P1 million for an Olympic bronze medal
  • P1 million – The Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) promised Marcial a P1 million bonus
  • P1 million – Phoenix Petroleum will give Marcial P1 million through its Siklab Atleta Pilipinas Sports Foundation
  • P500,000 – Marcial will get P500,000 from the Zamboanga local government
  • P300,000 – Senators donated P100,000 each for the chamber’s cash prizes for the four Filipino medalists in Tokyo and gave Marcial P300,000 for winning bronze
Other rewards

– Rappler.com

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Delfin Dioquino

Delfin Dioquino dreamt of being a PBA player, but he did not have the skills to make it. So he pursued the next best thing to being an athlete – to write about them. He took up journalism at the University of Santo Tomas and joined Rappler as soon as he graduated in 2017.