President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. expresses his appreciation to the athletes in his speech during the “Pasasalamat Para sa Bayaning Atletang Pilipino” at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum in Manila on Wednesday (Oct. 25, 2023). The medalists in the 19th Asian Games receive incentives totaling PHP19.1 million from the Philippine Sports Commission through the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation, along with additional incentives totaling PHP22.8 million from the Office of the President. (PNA photo by Alfred Frias)