Jinggoy Estrada pushes for cash incentive hike given to para athletes

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The Tokyo Paralympic PH team during the Summer Games opening ceremony on Tuesday.

The Tokyo Paralympic PH team during the Summer Games opening ceremony. (PSC PHOTO)

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Jinggoy Estrada is seeking to increase the cash incentives given to para athletes that secure podium finishes in international sports competitions, bringing it to the same level as those given to other national athletes.

In filing Senate Bill No. 1442, Estrada seeks to amend the National Athletes and Coaches Benefits and Incentives Act, to grant Filipino para athletes, clinching gold, silver or bronze medals in the Paralympic Games, and the Asian and Southeast Asian Para Games, with equal cash incentives as those given to their “able-bodied peers.”

“The proposed measure seeks to remedy the discrepancy of financial benefits among our national athletes who demonstrate the same level of commitment, hard work, and excellence in sports,” Estrada’s bill read.

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