Duterte meets heroic surfer Roger Casogay


PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte met with Filipino surfer Roger Casogay and the members of the Philippine Surfing team in Malacañang on Tuesday.

Casogay, the men’s longboard gold medalist, heaped praises after he helped Indonesian surfer Arip Nurhidayat back to shore after the latter broke his ankle leash and was swept by giant waves in San Juan, La Union on Friday.

Indonesian President Joko Widodo was among those who lauded Casogay for helping the Indonesian surfer.

Casogay will carry the national flag during the closing rites of the 30th Southeast Asian Games at the New Clark City in Tarlac on December 11.

Under Republic Act 10699, Filipino athletes who won medals in the SEA Games would receive cash incentives —P300,000 (gold), P150,000 (silver) and P60,000 (bronze) medalists.

The President is expected to give out additional incentives of P250,000 for gold, P150,000 for silver and P100,000 for bronze medalists.–

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