Sports: Cash Incentives Set to Be Given Next Week
The much awaited cash incentives for Western Visayas medalists in 2012 Palarong Pambansa held in Lingayen, Pangasinan will awarded next week.
Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr., said the amount is already prepared for awarding next week, in fact there is already an amount set aside for the medalists last year but it was short to meet the P1,010, 000.00 intended for this year’s medalist, including those from Iloilo, Capiz and Aklan winners. He is fast tracking the processing of the amount which was approved by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan last Wednesday.
Gov Marañon will set a date next week as a "tribute" to the medalists and subsequently awarded the cash incentives.
For Panay island medalists, Negros Occidental disbursing officer is planning to go to Iloilo to give their cash incentives, but the final say will depend to Gov. Maranon.
Last Monday, Department of Education Regional Director, Mildred Garay signed the computed amount and submitted to the Sangguniang Panlalawigan, Committee on Finance headed by Board member Salvador G. Escalante, Jr., for approval.
The athletes that comprised Western Visayas received cash incentives after Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo G. Marañon announced in Lingayen that individual medalists will get P10, 000 for the gold; P5, 000 for silver and P3, 000 for bronze medals.
In the team event, the champion will receive P50, 000; 1st runner -up withP30, 000 and 2nd runner-up with P10, 000.
Western Visayas collected 24 gold,, 19 silver, and 14 bronze medals in athletics to emerged champion in elementary girl’s division.
They won the titles in elementary and secondary girls softball, secondary girls basketball, elementary boy’s and girl’s arnis, while took the silver medals in elementary and secondary girls’volleyball and bronze medals in elementary and secondary boys’ basketball. It collected a total of 452 points; 221.50 in elementary and 230.50 in secondary to placed second behind National Capital Region in the overall championship based on point systems. NCR amassed a total 733 points banking on both elementary and secondary divisions with complete participations on all seventeen sports disciplines. They got 318 points in elementary division, while garnering 415 points in the secondary division.
Negrense athletes in the athletics are (gold) Richee Joy Canbayog (secondary boys shot put);Lovielyn Pamatian (SG 800 meters); Cesar Fernandez (EB high jump and triple jump);Sheinne Sanchez (EG shot put and discus throw); Joycie Beranio (EG 100 and 200 meters) and Ailyn Tumbali (EG long jump).Those that won silver medals are:Richee JoyCanbayog (SB discus throw);Reymark De La Cruz (SB 800); Johnly Ison (SB 400 hurdles); Mary Anthony Diesto (SG long jump);Jealyn Duran (SG 3, 000), Jessie Tormis, Jr. (EB triple jump) and Devy Isada (SG discus throw). Bronze medalists: Jun Montalbo (SB 3,000 steeplechase); Jessie Tormis, Jr. (EB long jump); Ceasar Ian Oberas (EB 200); Diane Grace Zayco (EG javelin throw).
Medalist in Iloilo are; Lorenzo Capajo; Dexter Galos,Rowell Alarcon, Renz John Gemolaga, Julius Carl Berona, Evelyn Palabrica,Elena Camiring, Joneza Sustituedo, Ronald Lacson, Pia Angelica Barcino,Pamela Marquilleno, Ezel Divinagracia, Cherie Narisma and Berna Luz Talaron.
Aklan: Angelica De Josef, Jasmin Tayco and John Lloyd Batalla; Capiz- Jealyn Lancita and Juancho de La Cruz.*