Higher bud­get for sports in­cen­tives pushed

Sun.Star Baguio - - PRIME SPORTS - Mark Pasagoy

THE Baguio City Sports De­vel­op­ment Of­fice (CSDO) is propos­ing to in­crease the ex­ist­ing bud­get for ath­lete’s in­cen­tive in 2018.

Fol­low­ing the full im­ple­men­ta­tion of the ap­proved Baguio Sports In­cen­tive Code in 2016, the CSDO is gun­ning for the ap­proval of an in­crease in next year’s bud­get.

City sports de­vel­op­ment of­fi­cer Gau­den­cio Gon­za­les said they have al­ready pre­pared a draft fi­nan­cial plan for the par­tic­u­lar item to guar­an­tee the as­sur­ance of sus­tain­ing its prom­ise to sup­port lo­cal ath­letes and coaches.

“We’ve po­si­tioned our re­quest to mod­ify or ad­just last year’s sports in­cen­tives bud­get, so far the 2017 in­cen­tives are al­ready be­ing de­pleted and know­ingly if we main­tain the same for next year baka magkaprob­lema tayo.” Gon­za­les said.

Ac­cord­ing to the city of­fi­cial there is a need to mod­ify the ex­ist­ing al­lo­ca­tion as it con­firms to be in­suf­fi­cient as early as the end of the third quar­ter this year.

“Al­most de­pleted na yung bud­get for this, for ev­ery­body’s in­for­ma­tion marami pa tay­ong up­com­ing events be­fore the year ends.” Gon­za­les quipped.

“The men­tioned events are those which are recorded in our cal­en­dar, hindi pa kasama dyan yung mga un­sched­uled events na sasal­i­han ng mga ath­letes natin out­side the coun­try if meron man

and kung manalo sila.” he added.

For 2017 the City Coun­cil ap­proved a to­tal of P6.3 mil­lion, how­ever, by the close of the third quar­ter the CSDO has al­ready recorded nearly P6 mil­lion costs of pay­ments made for sports in­cen­tives alone.

Gon­za­les on the other hand is rein­tro­duc­ing the pro­posed P8 mil­lion al­lo­ca­tions for the afore­men­tioned.

“That P8 mil­lion pro­posed bud­get for 2017 was based on the data we’ve col­lected from 2014 to 2016, and of course iba na ulit kung isas­ama mo pa yung ngayon. Sig­uro the Bud­get­ting Of­fice and the City Coun­cil should con­sider our pro­posal.” Gon­za­les closed.

Presently, the city or­di­nance en­ti­tles medal­ists in na­tional sports com­pe­ti­tions to cash in­cen­tives worth P10,000 for gold medal­ists, P5,000 for sil­ver medal­ists and P3,000 for bronze medal­ists while coaches will be en­ti­tled to to P3,000, P2,000 and P1,000, re­spec­tively.

For teams with 11-15 mem­bers, gold medal­ists will be granted P60,000 cash in­cen­tives, P45,000 for sil­ver and P30,000 for bronze medal­ists.

Coaches will also be en­ti­tled to in­cen­tives amount­ing to P20,000, P15,000 and P10,000, re­spec­tively.

Teams with 6-10 mem­bers that are gold medal­ists will be re­ceiv­ing cash in­cen­tives amount­ing to P40,000, P30,000 for sil­ver medal­ists and P20,000 for bronze medal­ists. Coaches will also be re­ceiv­ing P15,000, P10,000 and P7,000 cash in­cen­tives, ac- cord­ingly.

Teams com­posed of five mem­bers and be­low who are gold medal win­ners will re­ceive P20,000, P15,000 for sil­ver medal­ists and P10,000 for bronze medal­ists. Coaches will be en­ti­tled to in­cen­tives amount­ing to P10,000, P7,000 and P5,000, re­spec­tively.

In­di­vid­ual medal win­ners in in­ter­na­tional sports com­pe­ti­tions will be en­ti­tled to in­cen­tives amount­ing to P30,000 for gold, P20,000 for sil­ver and P10,000 for bronze medal­ists. Coaches will get in­cen­tives of P15,000, P10,000 and P5,000, ac­cord­ingly.

Teams with 11-15 mem­bers who are gold medal win­ners will re­ceive in­cen­tives amount­ing to P100,000, P60,000 for sil­ver medal­ists and P40,000 for bronze medal­ists. Coaches will be granted in­cen­tives equal to P30,000, P25,000 and P20,000, re­spec­tively.

Teams with 6-10 mem­bers who are gold medal win­ners are en­ti­tled to in­cen­tives amount­ing to P60,000, P40,000 for sil­ver medal­ists and P25,000 for bronze medal­ists. Coaches will also be en­ti­tled to in­cen­tives equiv­a­lent to P25,000, P20,000 and P15,000, re­spec­tively.

Teams with five mem­bers and be­low who are gold medal­ists will be re­ceiv­ing in­cen­tives amount­ing to P40,000, P20,000 for sil­ver medal­ists and P15,000 for bronze medal­ists. Coaches will also be re­ceiv­ing in­cen­tives equiv­a­lent to P20,000, P15,000 and P10, 000, ac­cord­ingly.

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