Davao del Norte Rep. Antonio “Tonyboy” Floirendo Jr. will be giving cash incentives to the three Dabawenyo boxing champions of the Palarong Pambansa 2019.
The congressman from the second district offered P25,000 to each of the two boxers who won gold and P15,000 to the bronze medalist.
The three are scholars of Floirendo’s much touted Barangay Una boxing program which he started more than a decade ago.
Floirendo said the cash incentives is his way of showing his appreciation to the boxers who strive hard to bring pride to the region, the province of Davao del Norte and most especially to the Barangay Una boxing gym where they are staying as scholars.
He said the money would also be a big help to the boxers and their families.
To receive the 25K cash prizes are Carl John Austria and Michael John Diocares while Christian Betonio will get P15K.
Aside from the three, two other boxers from Barangay Una qualified for the Palarong Pambansa 2019. They are Alexis Dagaang and Johnriel Austria.
The Department of Education is also giving cash incentives to each of the gold medalists in the amount of P20,000.