HOUSE PANEL POSTPONES PROBE ON RIGHTFUL INCENTIVES FOR YULO
WHILE the House Committee on Youth and Sports Development commended Carlos Yulo for bagging a gold medal in the 2021 Artistic Gymnastics World Championship for the Men’s Vault event, investigation for the rightful incentives for him is still pending.
Yulo also snatched a bronze in the All-Japan Senior & Masters Gymnastics Championship vault prior to the world championships.
In a resolution, Valenzuela 2nd District Rep. Eric Martinez questioned the application of Republic Act No. 10699 regarding Yulo’s rightful incentives.
RA 10699 or the National Athletes and Coaches Benefits and Incentives Act states that an amount of P1 million for gold medals, P500,000 for silver, and P250,000 for bronze should be awarded for winning in world-level competitions.
Said competitions should be held every two years with at least 45 countries participating.
On October 2021, the Philippine Sports Commission declared that Yulo’s victory is not covered by RA 10699 as the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships has been mostly an annual event.
The competition was held last 2019 and resumed in 2021 due to Covid19 which made a two-year gap.
But during the online meeting, members of the committee decided to postpone and reschedule the discussion of the resolution as the author was not present to grieve for a loved one.
PSC Board awarded Yulo a total of P750,000 last October for his recent gold and silver victory.