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Athletes with benefits! Acop bill to protect champion sportsmen

May 8, 2017 @ 22:26

Antipolo City 2nd District Representative Romeo Acop wants to ensure that champion professional athletes receive the appropriate health care, retirement, and death benefits.

The Antipolo politiko, during a House hearing on the proposed bill seeking to grant perks and privileges to professional athletes, asked the Games Amusement Board (GAB) how much money would be needed to fund the benefits of professional athletes.

He also asked if there are statistics on the average number of local athletes who win in international competitions.

“If we don’t know the average number of professional Filipino athletes who will win in international competitions, then we will not be able to compute the amount of funds for the proposed benefits,” Acop said.

Acop also proposed the inclusion of professional athletes who will win in local competitions in the bill.

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