DAVAO athletes who won medals in the recent Indonesia Southeast Asian Games will receive cash rewards from the Philippine Sports Commission.
Former University of Mindanao standouts Saxon Omandac and Edmer del Socorro won gold medals in the men’s baseball and softball events, respectively.
Charly Suarez won the gold medal in boxing’s light flyweight class while Nesthy Petecio finished with a silver in the bantamweight division. Rey Saludar settled for the bronze in the flyweight class.
Dexter and Norton Alamara brought home silver medals as members of the water polo team while divers Nino Carog and Jaime Asok teamed up for a silver in the synchronized 3-meter springboard. Asok partnered with Rexel Ryan Fabriga to collect his second silver in the synchronized 10-meter platform.
Shiela Mae Perez and Ceseil Domenios could only win a bronze each in the synchronized 3-meter springboard diving event while Jose Joaquin Gonzales, son of amateur swimming regional director Deedee, helped capture bronze medals in the team 4×100 and 4×200 freestyle events.
Judoka Jenielou Mosqueda bagged a bronze in the over 48 to 52 kilogram to contribute another medal for the country.
Under Republic Act 9064, gold medalists will get P100,000, P50,000 for the silver medal winners and P10,000 for the bronze medalists.
The coaches will receive 50 percent of what their athletes will get.
PSC chairman Richie Garcia has scheduled to give the incentives before the Christmas break.
The country finished 6th over-all with 36 golds, 56 silvers and 77 bronzes. [Moses P. Billacura]