Cash allowance for coaches, athletes next year assured

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LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – The Department of Education (DepEd) Benguet assured that the coaches and athletes will be given cash allowances during CARAA Meet next year as it was clarified during the Post-2017 CARAA Meet Evaluation Meeting at the Benguet Division Office in this town on March 10.

“Cash allowances shall be provided next year,” told Benguet Sports Coordinator Ceasar Luma-ang to coaches during the said conference.

In the CARAA Meet last month, the cash allowance of coaches and athletes were deferred. Officers from the general services, treasury, and accounting offices of the Benguet capitol explained that DepEd Benguet submitted late its request for cash allowance.

“It’s good that they will be giving cash allowance next year. It will be helpful to us especially in meeting our incidental expenses,” Elizalde Dao-anis, one of the table tennis coaches, said.

Meanwhile, Benguet Provincial Sports Coordinator Deanmark Monang emphasized that the province is awarding cash incentives to athletes and coaches who garnered gold, silver, or bronze medal in regional, national, or international competitions as stipulated in provincial Ordinance No. 15-178 series of 2015.

Said ordinance, however, does not only cover sports but also press conferences, music and cultural contests, and other skills contests.

By AUGUSTIN A. DAO-ANIS

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