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Medalists set to pay Palace courtesy call

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TOKYO Olympics medalists Hidilyn Diaz, Carlo Paalam, Nesthy Petecio and Eumir Felix Marcial will make a courtesy call in a formal ceremony on  Monday.

President Rodrigo Duterte will be meeting weightlifter Diaz, who won the country’s first Olympic gold, Petecio (silver), Paalam (silver) and Marcial (bronze).

All three are personnel of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and Philippine National Police—Diaz, Paalam and Marcial are with the Air Force and Petecio with the Coast Guard—and will be reporting to their Commander in Chief for the first time since returning to the country in two batches.

They will also receive their cash incentives as provided for by Republic Act 10699 or the expanded sports incentives act. Their coaches will also receive their cash bonuses.

The event is organized by the Office of the President in coordination with the government’s sports arm, the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC).

PSC Chairman William Ramirez and Commissioners Arnold Agustin, Ramon Fernandez, Celia Kiram and Charles Maxey will be attending the ceremony.

Also invited are Philippine Olympic Committee President Rep. Abraham Tolentino and Secretary-General Atty. Ed Gastanes, Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. Chairperson Andrea Domingo and Team Philippines Chef de Mission to the Tokyo Olympics Mariano “Nonong” Araneta.

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