Olympic gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz will receive a total of P35.5 million plus a Tagaytay City house and lot. Here’s the breakdown: P10 million from Gov’t as law, P10 million from Manny V. Pangilinan, P10 million from Ramon S. Ang, P3 million from deputy speaker Mikee Romero and P2.5 million from her hometown Zamboanga City also by law.
The Filipina weightlifter Diaz delivered the country’s first-ever gold medal in the Olympics after winning the women’s 55-kg weightlifting event of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Monday at the Tokyo International Forum.
This put an end to a near century-long Olympic gold medal drought since the Philippines first competed in the games in 1924. The country has since won three silvers and seven bronze medals but the gold proved elusive until this moment.
Diaz had previously won a silver medal in the women’s 53-kg category in the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Source: Philippine Star, GMA News