Higher budget for sports incentives pushed
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.