Weightlifters, coach get P1.5M cash incentives for Uzbekistan victory

Mayor John Dalipe Monday morning handed over checks representing the city’s cash incentives to sisters Rose Jean and Rosegie Ramos for their sterling performance during the Asian Youth and Junior Weightlifting Championships held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan from July 15-25, 2022.

Rose Jean, 16, who captured 4 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze medals in the 45kg category received P650k as cash incentive while Rosegie, 18, who harvested 3 gold medals received P375K.

Their coach, Allen Diaz also received P512,500 as incentive.

The grant of cash incentives for medal winners in national and international competitions is based on Ordinance 565.

Mayor Dalipe handed over the checks to the 2 athletes after the flag raising ceremony Monday morning in City Hall, as he reiterated his unwavering support to the sports development program of the City. Joining the mayor during the handover ceremony were City Sports Director Dr. Cecil Atilano and some City Department heads. (Sheila Covarrubias)