Coaches finally get SEAG bonus

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    THE Philippine Sports Commission has allotted almost P45 millionf or the cash incentives of 182 national coaches, who began receiving their checks last Wednesday, for the huge role they played in country’s successful bid of regaining the overall crown of the 30th Southeast Asian Games last December. Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) started releasing their checks on Wednesday following the overall cham

    Under the provisions of Republic Act No. 10699 also known as the National Athletes and Coaches Benefits and Incentives Act, national coaches with gold medal finishers will receive P150,000.00, silver medal finishers, P75,000.00, and bronze medal finishers, P30,000, respectively.

    The law further states that “the incentives for the coaches shall be equivalent to fifty percent (50%) of the cash incentives for gold, silver and bronze medalists. In case of more than one (1) coach, the cash incentives shall be divided among themselves.”

    The computation of cash incentives, is based on the submission of certification requirements and profile provided by the National Sports Associations concerned and the medalist-athlete.

    “A coach can only receive his/her incentives upon submission of required certifications and documents,” said PSC-NSA Affairs office ead Annie Ruiz.

    National coaches from arnis, athletics, beach handball, billiards, bowling, boxing, cycling, dancesports, gymnastics, jiu-jitsu, kickboxing, modern pentathlon, muay, pencak silat, rowing, sailing, sambo, sepak takraw, soft tennis, soft tennis, softball, squash, taekwondo, tennis, weightlifting, windsurfing and wrestling were the first batch to get their incentives.

    The next batch of coaches scheduled to receive their incentives are from archery, baseball, canoe, fencing, judo, lawn bowls, obstacle course, swimming, traditional boat race and volleyball.