The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) is rewarding EJ Obiena a P250,000 incentive for setting a new national pole vault record in the recent Meeting de Paris Wanda Diamond League in France.
PSC acting executive director Atty. Guillermo Iroy confirmed this, saying Obiena will be rewarded once the Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association officially certifies his feat.
Obiena finished silver after clearing 5.91 meters that surpassed his old mark of 5.87m set in Poland last June.
The gesture is part of the National Incentive Act that states “national athletes and other athletes who surpass Philippine record or ranking in any measurable international sports competition shall be given cash incentives, the amount of which may be determined by the PSC.”
The PSC had also allotted the same amount of incentive to weightlifter Elreen Ando and swimmer Luke Gebbie who also reset national records in the Tokyo Olympics.