Olympic silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz and real estate developer 8990 Holdings, Inc. recently signed a memorandum of agreement granting the weightlifter a house and lot as a reward for her silver medal finish at the recent Rio Olympics.
Januario Jesus “JJ” Atencio, 8990 Holdings president, and CEO and PSC chairman William “Butch” Ramirez signed the MOA which gave Diaz a house and lot at Deca Homes in Clark, Pampanga – a one-story unit on a 53 square meter lot estimated at P450,000.
The real estate windfall were among the latest perks for the 25-year-old Diaz, who became the first Filipino Olympic medalist after her dramatic finish in the women’s 53kg weightlifting event in the Olympics held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
““We believe that sports develop discipline,” said Atencio. “We don’t just build houses for families; we also aim to make their lives better.”
Under the agreement, 8990 Holdings, Inc. committed to award a house and lot to medalists who competed in Rio. It also earmarked cash tokens of P10,000 to all athletes who competed there.