Palarong Pambansa, which is organized and funded by the Department of Education (DepEd), is currently being held on the Province of Pangasinan from May 6 to 12.
About 10,000 athletes, coaches, and sports officials from public to private elementary and high schools gathered at Narciso Ramos Sports and Civic Center (NRSCC) for the formal opening of Palarong Pambansa 2012 headed by President Benigno S. Aquino III.
President Benigno Aquino III lights the urn held by PBA star Danny Ildefonso during the symbolic ceremony that officially ushered in the 2012 Palarong Pambansa on Monday (May 07, 2012) at the Narciso Ramos Sports and Civic Center in Lingayen, Pangasinan.
They are joined by former President Fidel V. Ramos and some Cabinet secretaries and political allies, including local officials headed by host Gov. Amado Espino, Jr.
Among the sports included in this year’s competition are athletics, arnis, badminton, baseball,basketball, boxing, chess, football, gymnastics, sipa takraw, sepak takraw, softball, swimming, table tennis, taekwondo, tennis, and volleyball.
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