Hidilyn Diaz gets P2M bonus from Duterte
OLYMPIC silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz will receive an additional P2 million aside from the P5 million cash incentive.
President Rodrigo Duterte gave this bonus to Diaz when she paid a courtesy call on him in Davao City on Thursday night.
Duterte vowed to give Diaz an additional P2 million after he handed her a check worth P5 million, which was earlier pledged by the government.
“It is with great pride that I present Hidilyn Diaz, a Zamboangueña. If we put just put in the discipline and a little help from the national government, we’d get miracles and surprises along the way,” he said in a televised courtesy meeting with Diaz.
Diaz was with her parents Eduardo and Emelita when they met with the President.
Diaz, who hails from Zamboanga, has ended the 20-year medal drought of the Philippines after she bagged the silver medal in weightlifting at the 2016 Rio Olympics in Brazil.
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