City SEAG medal­ists to get cash in­cen­tives

The Freeman - - FRONT PAGE - Mary Ruth R. Mali­nao Staff Mem­ber

The Cebu City gov­ern­ment will give cash in­cen­tives to the city ath­letes who made waves at the on­go­ing 30th South­east Asian (SEA) Games in Lu­zon.

This was con­firmed by Mayor Edgardo La­bella yes­ter­day.

"Kadako ani nga dun­gog nga ilang gi­hatag (This is a huge honor they are giv­ing us)," he said.

The giv­ing of the cash in­cen­tives, he said, is in ac­cor­dance to a city or­di­nance, which states that those who give honor to the city through ath­let­ics and other fields should be given an award or in­cen­tive by way of cash.

La­bella is yet to an­nounce the amount of the cash in­cen­tives. The mayor shared that he was able to speak with and con­grat­u­lated dance­s­porter Wil­bert Aunzo on Sun­day night. Aunzo handed three gold medals for Team Philip­pines with his part­ner Pearl Marie Cañeda.

Aunzo and Cañeda won gold medals for all Latin dances, in­clud­ing Chachacha, Samba, and Rhumba.

"We are very proud as Ce­buanos nga ang atong mga dance­s­port con­tes­tants swept the dance­s­port com­pe­ti­tion (As Ce­buanos, we are very proud that our dance­s­port con­tes­tants swept the dance­s­port com­pe­ti­tion)," La­bella said.

La­bella said it is also im­por­tant to give credit to Cebu City Sports Com­mis­sion Chair­man Ed­ward Hayco for train­ing and help­ing the dance­s­porters suc­ceed.

An­other city ath­lete, Dexler Bo­lam­bao, gave the coun­try its first gold in ar­nis af­ter post­ing a com­mand­ing 3-0 win against Myan­mar's Paing Soe.

La­bella said that if his sched­ule per­mits, he will be go­ing to Lu­zon to sup­port the Ce­buano ath­letes.

"Akong gi­huna-huna be­cause there are still other games, other events... if only my time per­mits og di lang hec­tic kaayo akong sched­ule, maybe I will fly there maski usa ka ad­law to also give my moral sup­port (I'm think­ing to fly to Lu­zon even just for a day to give them my moral sup­port if my sched­ule al­lows)," La­bella said.

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