The Provincial Government of South Cotabato is set to turn-over the Php50,000 cash incentives on Monday to Hazel C. Domocum, a 12-year old young athlete from Banga, South Cotabato who set a new record in Long Jump Girls/Elem during the recently concluded Palarong Pambansa held in Davao City last t April 27-May 4, 2019.
Hon. Ester Marin Catorce, SP Chair Committee on Education disclosed early this week that the cash incentive is given as a commitment of the province to help the young athlete build a decent home for her family.
Domocum earlier said that she plans to use the cash incentives she gets from the palaro to build a decent house for her family.
Earlier, the Department of Education launched a “bayanihan” strategy from its Brigada Eskwela program to be able to raise funds to build a house for the young athlete.
Aside from the cash incentives, Catorce added a resolution congratulating and commending Domocum will also be given during the Monday flag raising ceremony next week.
The resolution authored by Hon. Catorce and Hon. Allysa Marie Fale states that “by emerging victorious and becoming a record-holder in her sports category, the young athlete displayed excellence, competitiveness, extraordinary prowess and fitness, all admirable characteristics of an athlete bringing pride and glory to the province”.
Domocum wiped out the nine-year-old record ( 5.07m) in Long Jump Girls/Elem set by Alyssa Marie Andrade of WVRAA during the 2010 Palaro in Tarlac after she made a surprising leap of 5.08m making her the newest record holder for the said event.
She bested her other contenders Mariku Jobelle Caayohan (Calabarzon The Heroes) who bagged the Silver medal with her 4.88 (4.82) meters long jump and Chrislyn Riel Penales (NorthMin Stars) who snatched the Bronze medal with her 4.88 (4.80) record.