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Benitez, Lacson pledge
incentives to `Warriors’

The six members of the Philippine Dragon Boat team from EB Magalona will receive cash incentives from 3rd District Rep. Alfredo “Albee” Benitez and Mayor David Albert Lacson when they arrive home tomorrow.

Lacson said the town of EB Magalona the Sangguniang Bayan of EB Magalona has passed a resolution recognizing the feat of the Dragon Boat “Warriors” and the town will give the six members P5,000 each.

Benitez said he will personally give them P5,000 each in addition to his contribution to the cash incentive pledged by the House of Representatives to the entire team amounting to P1.4 million.

The six EB Magalona residents are Salvador Sumagaysay, Joemar Ocquiana, Rico Pradilla, Crisanto abulayan, Junrey Dayumat and Ma. Aileen Padrones, all from Barangay Latasan.

Provincial board member Patrick Lacson also said that each member

of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan will contribute P5,000 each, which will be deducted from their salaries. Vice Governor Genaro Alvarez pledged P20,000 for the six members of the team from EB Magalona.

Board member Lacson said the provincial board also passed a resolution recognizing the accomplishment of the Philippine Dragon Boat Team.

The six “Warriors” will arrive tomorrow at the Bacolod-Silay Airport at 9:20 a.m. and will be given a heroes welcome in EB Magalona, mayor Lacson said.*NAB

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