Taguig-native Marylyn Avila had to overcome more hurdles than she bargained for at last year's Palarong Pambansa. Not only did she clear them, she soared higher than she could've anticipated
Des Cheng and Ana Gopico are bitter rivals on court. But off it, they're the best of friends.
Palaro Pambansa marks the end of the 2013 games with closing ceremonies.
Daryl Ocol is visually-impaired. He's an honor student, a school leader, a Palarong Pambansa athlete and an aspiring teacher, too.
Dawn Ochea sparked an early surge as Central Visayas dethroned NCR in secondary boys basketball.
Joshua Dalida made the game-winning save that lifted MIMAROPA to the football championship here.
NCR endured a late meltdown to nip Calabarzon while Central Visayas flexed its muscles in crushing Western Visayas in the basketball semis.
After missing 2 Palaro editions to injuries, Regine Reynoso returned and dominated the gymnastics events here.
Coaches and trainers are the unsung heroes of Palaro, returning year after year with each generation of new athletes.
After a painful experience in 2012, Regina Castrillo bounced back and won 6 gold medals in the first 4 days of Palaro 2013.
Catherine Bondad was just a kid using swimming to solve her breathing problems. Now, she's the country's top young swimmer.
Marylyn Avila overcame an opening-day defeat to fulfill her dream of winning a Palaro gold medal.
Experienced athletes know that perseverance means a winning attitude and sometimes even a medal.
NCR's Jaime Ignacio Cojuangco doesn't believe he should be treated in a special way in the Palaro
Snapshots of Day 2 of the 2013 Palarong Pambansa in Dumaguete City.
Follow action in Day 2 of the 2013 Palarong Pambansa as it happens.
John Paul Cabido doesn't mind his deformity. Despite it, he intends to become one of the country's top gymnasts.
Javelin thrower Jerremay Rubias could have been a basketball player for Western Visayas, too. But she focused on javelin throw and her decision paid off dividends.
Almost 10,000 student athletes from all 17 regions of the country gather in Dumaguete for the Philippines' largest sporting event. The opening ceremonies and parade of athletes mark the official start of Palarong Pambansa 2013. Natashya Gutierrez reports.
Joseph Sucro is the lone eskrimador from Aklan competing for Western Visayas in the Palaro. And he just might be their best hope.
Follow the opening ceremonies of the 2013 Palarong Pambansa as it happens
Jomar Maalam is a 16-year-old swimmer from Zamboanga del Sur who was born without legs. He competes in Palarong Pambansa 2013.
The Palaro is an avenue where athletes with physical limitations rise above physical hindrances and show the world that they can excel in the sporting arena.
Alex Clerigo thought that when he lost his sense of sight, all hope of living a good life vanished into darkness. However, he found out soon enough that life has something more in store for him.
Snapshots from athletes' preparations for the 2013 Palarong Pambansa.
DepEd teams up with Rappler anew as its official media partner for the 2013 Palarong Pambansa.
As the Palarong Pambansa 2012 comes to a close, athletes gathered one last time to celebrate their accomplishments and the week that was
How big of a role does school play on an athlete's success at Palarong Pambansa?
Complete list of region winners per sport from Palarong Pambansa 2012
NCR proved it reigns supreme in basketball, nabbing the gold in both secondary and elementary boys
Part of the CVIRAA secondary boys' sacrifices included waking up at 3 am to train, cleaning up their own courts, and living uncomfortably
Northern Mindanao had an impressive showing, managing to squeeze through to the top 5, while NCR, Western Visayas and Southern Tagalog maintained its lead and finished in the top 3
NCR barrels through secondary boys championships, defeats CVRAA 2-0
NCR secondary boys and girls volleyball take home the crown; Central Visayas secondary boys to protest officiating
Northern Mindanao surprises with outstanding Palarong Pambansa 2012 showing, NCR still on top
NCR secondary girls and boys defeat their respective opponents Saturday morning, May 12 to take home the volleyball 2012 Palarong Pambansa crown
On Day 6, regions that will be competing for gold were determined, while other sports wrapped up and posted overall standings.
Cordillera Region jins take home 8 medals out of the 48 up for grabs at the secondary Kyorugi competition
According to Department of Education forecasts, NCR, Western Visayas and Southern Tagalog are top three
NCR wins overall champions in Palarong Pambansa swimming, continues annual domination
Who's on top? A unique point system is used to determine the Palarong Pambansa championship.
Davao Region ran away with the most medals in the 2012 Palarong Pambansa boxing tournament with two golds, one silver and 3 bronze medals at the close of the competitions Friday, May 11