Apart from cash rewards, a condominium unit, and a residential property in Tagaytay, a P4-million house and lot is awaiting Olympic gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz.
In a statement on Tuesday, PHirst Park Homes Inc. (PPHI) said it is awarding a house and lot package to Diaz for “her outstanding achievements as the Philippines’ first ever Olympic gold medalist.”
PPHI is a unit of Antonio-led Century Properties Group and Mitsubishi Corp.
“On behalf of PHirst Park Homes and the entire Century Properties Group, we send our heartfelt thanks and congratulations to Ms. Hidilyn Diaz for bringing home the gold and bringing pride to the Philippines,” said Century Properties Group executive chairman Jose E.B. Antonio.
“Hidilyn’s story is every Filipino’s story of struggle and perseverance amidst adversities. She even improvised her own weightlifting equipment out of bamboo sticks and water bottles in order to train with her limited resources. We at PHirst Park Homes celebrate her inspiring story of triumph. She deserves a PHirst home for winning the Philippine’s first Olympic gold medal,” said PPHI president Ricky Celis.
The company said it is awarding the Filipino athlete with an Unna single-attached house and lot valued at P4 million at a “PHirst Park Homes community of her choice.”
The company said Diaz will be able to select a new house and lot in any of PPHI’s eight communities in key growth areas of Luzon: Tanza and the newly-launched General Trias in Cavite; Lipa and Nasugbu, Batangas; San Pablo and Calamba, Laguna; Pandi, Bulacan; and in Magalang, Pampanga. Before the year ends, PHirst Park Homes will roll out two more projects in northern Luzon and another one in southern Luzon.
Hidilyn and her family will be able to enjoy PHirst Park Homes’ complete, well-provisioned and expandable home with a perimeter fence and gate, conceptive amenities that promote a healthy and holistic lifestyle, connected living through WiFi zones and a shuttle service, and a convenient homeowner experience, according to PPHI.
Property giant Megaworld Corp. earlier announced it is giving the Olympic gold medalist a P14-million residential condominium unit in Eastwood City.
Philippine Olympic Committee president and Rep. Abraham Tolentino also said that a house and lot in Tagaytay would be waiting for Diaz.
Diaz won the country's first gold medal in the Olympics after conquering the women's 55-kg weightlifting event of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Monday at the Tokyo International Forum.
She finished with a total score 224 kg, lifting 97 in the snatch and 127 in the clean & jerk to outduel China's Liao Qiuyun for the gold.
Her historic win ended a near century-long Olympic gold medal drought since the Philippines first competed in the games in 1924.
Diaz also became the most decorated Filipino Olympian in history with two recognitions under her name after previously winning a silver medal in the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Apart from a condominium unit from Megaworld, at least P33 million in cash reward awaits Diaz.
This as the Republic Act 10699 mandates a P10-million reward for Olympic gold medalists who competed in individual events.
Businessman Manny V. Pangilinan’s MVP Sports Foundation also pledged to give an additional P10 million for the gold medal winner.
Philippine Olympic Committee and Rep. Abraham Tolentino also said in a Philippine Sportswriters Association forum that business tycoon Ramon S. Ang will give P10 million for every gold in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Athlete, sports patron, and Rep. Mikee Romero also pledged P3 million for the gold medal winners in Tokyo.
Earlier in the day, League of Provinces of the Philippines (LPP) will give at least P1 million incentives to Diaz.—AOL, GMA News