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[RUNDOWN] Rewards awaiting Olympic gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz so far

By Deighton Acuin and Archie Villaflores

PHOTO: Tokyo 2020

As Hidilyn Diaz is set to come back home on Wednesday, July 27, several companies, individuals, and even politicians have showered incentives that are now awaiting for her return.

This came after Diaz clinched a Gold medal in the Tokyo Olympics 2020 — the first for the Philippines for almost a century — by finishing and setting a new Olympic record of 224 kilograms in the women’s 55 kg. category for weightlifting, defeating the former record holder and now a silver medalist, Liao Qiuyun of China.



Aside from resolutions that have been filed by lawmakers, monetary rewards, properties, even flights and free gas are now being settled to honor the athlete that brought history for the country.

Explained Philippines gathers all available information regarding the rewards as of Tuesday:

• P10 million pesos from the government through the Republic Act No. 10699 or “An Act Expanding the Coverage of Incentives Granted to National Athletes and Coaches”;

• P5 million as stipulated in the Expanded Athletes Incentives Act;

• P10 million from MVP Sports Foundation by tycoon Manny V. Pangilinan;

• P10 million from San Miguel Corporation;

• P3 million from House Deputy Speaker Mike Romero;

• P2.5 million from the local government unit of her hometown Zamboanga City;

• P1 million from the League of the Provinces of the Philippines (LPP);

• P200,000 from Angeles City LGU;

• Tagaytay House-and-lot and Olympic Gold Medal of Valor from the Philippine Olympics Committee (POC);

• P4 million worth of house-and-lot from Century properties;

• One fully-furnished house, medal of merit with proper ceremony, and additional incentive of P3 million as promised by President Rodrigo Duterte during a virtual courtesy call;

• P14 million worth of condominium unit from Megaworld;

• Lifetime free design services and construction discount from G.E. Ohana Construction;

• Free lifetime gas and P5 million check from Phoenix Philippines;

• Free lifetime flights from budget airline company AirAsia;

• Free lifetime LRT-1 rides from Light Rail Manila Corporation;

• Free lifetime flights worth 80,000 miles per year from Philippine Airlines;

• Free 25 flights from Cebu Pacific;

• P300,000 worth of adventure training gear from The Adventure;

• Free photography and video coverage for life from Pixielab Photography & Films;

• Free supply jerseys and designs for life from Ez Jersey;

• House push for spot promotion as an active member of the Philippine Air Force (PAF);

• Free premium cheesecake milktea for one year from Cha Tuk Chak Tea House;

• “Free food for life” from Tipsy Pig Gastropub;

• Brand new 13-seater TransVan from Foton Philippines;

• Brand new Kia Stonic courtesy of AC Motors, Kia Philippines, and Ayala Foundation;

• Free appliances from XTREME Appliances Philippines;

• Free mattress and other sleep products from Uratex Foam;

• One year free first-class cleaning services from Anytime Cleaners; 

• Free one year deep cleaning from Busy Bee Cleaning Co.;

• Package worth P600,000 of L’Oréal Paris, Maybelline, Kiehl’s, Garnier, Kérastase, and L’Oréal Professionnel products of her choice from L'Oréal Group;

• One year supply of triple wings meal and fruit soda from The Wings Haven;

• Lifetime free Dinagyan Festival accomodation, batchoy, and pansit molo as confirmed by Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas;

• "Lifetime moral support" from Luther Wings;

• Lifetime supply of bucket of crispy chicken skin from Crunchy Bucket;

• Lifetime free unli wings from Hugot Café by Sir Oca;

• Lifetime free coffee from Baby Mocha;

• One year free signature massage from Ciao Bella;

• Lifetime free ramen from Eat N' Out Kitchenette;

• One year free Samgyupsal from Salt & Pepper;

• Lifetime free Angus burger from VC Grilled Burgers

• Free milktea for life from Tea Co Locco;

• Lifetime free Lomi from LDC Lomi House;

• Free burgers for life from Burger Garage;

• Free 16-inches PHILLYCHEESESTEAK from Driveway 97 Cafe; 

• Free breakfast for life from Kanto Freestyle Breakfast;

• Chicken wings and drinks for life from Kitchen Joes;

• Free Samgyupsal for life from Shabunoki;

• Free franchise from House of Lasagna

• Free Vikings buffet for life from Vikings Luxury Buffet; 

• Free pares for life from Pares Retiro;

• Free rice for life from Doña Prima Premium Quality Rice;



For further information, please refresh this page as more private companies, lawmakers, and individuals want to shower more incentives for Hidilyn’s homecoming.