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Palaro winners represent PH in ASEAN Schools Games

Jun 22, 2013 - 12:49 PM

Palaro winners will represent the country in the 5th ASEAN Schools Games in Vietnam

SEPAK TAKRAW. Photo by Rappler/Kevin dela Cruz.

Cheng and Gopico: Rivals but not enemies

Apr 30, 2013 - 4:31 PM

Des Cheng and Ana Gopico are bitter rivals on court But off it they re the best of friends

SISTERS. Cheng and Gopico have formed a bond in the Palaro. Photo by Rappler/Roy Secretario

VLOG: Palarong Pambansa 2013 closing ceremonies

Apr 29, 2013 - 9:36 PM

Palaro Pambansa marks the end of the 2013 games with closing ceremonies

GAMES OVER. The Palarong Pambansa stages its closing ceremonies for 2013. Photo by Devon Wong

Young Bicol swimmer finds peace in the water

Apr 29, 2013 - 9:03 AM

Young Bicol tanker Jan Carlo Cuadro finds peace in swimming

WATER IS SAFE HAVEN. Jan Carlo finds peace in swimming. Photo by Rappler/Alexx Esponga

After finals loss, NCR cagers could only move forward

Apr 29, 2013 - 8:52 AM

After losing the crown jewel of the Palaro to Central Visayas NCR s basketball players could only move forward

STOPPED. Subido failed to terrorize Central Visayas in the finals. Photo by Rappler/Kevin dela Cruz

On target: Kuya Germs' grandson is top Palaro archer

Apr 28, 2013 - 6:30 PM

Kuya Germs grandson Luis harvested 5 gold 1 silver and 1 bronze medals in his first Palaro stint

Lucky 9: NCR tops Palaro for 9th straight year

Apr 27, 2013 - 6:57 PM

NCR emerged as Palarong Pambansa general champions for the 9th straight year

CHAMPS AGAIN. NCR officials receive the general championship trophy. Photo by Rappler/Kevin dela Cruz.

Back-to-back women's volleyball title for dominant NCR

Apr 27, 2013 - 6:41 PM

NCR defeated Central Visayas for the girls crown while Calabarzon edged NCR for the men s volleyball title

MVP. Cheng won yet another MVP after leading NCR to the crown. Photo by Rappler/Roy Secretario.

Cebu big man excited to soar in UAAP

Apr 27, 2013 - 5:43 PM

Dawn Ochea showed the country what he will bring for Adamson in the UAAP

DAWN OF A NEW ERA. Ochea ushers in a new period in Adamson basketball. Photo by Rappler/Kevin dela Cruz.

Storybook ending for underrated booters

Apr 27, 2013 - 5:03 PM

A team underrated coming into the tournament MIMAROPA showed its fangs and ran away with the football title

Photo by Rappler/Kevin dela Cruz.

LIVE BLOG: Palarong Pambansa Day 6

Apr 27, 2013 - 4:37 PM

Follow the action in the basketball football and volleyball finals of the 2013 Palarong Pambansa

Leader, athlete, teacher: Zambo runner sees brightness in the dark

Apr 27, 2013 - 4:16 PM

Daryl Ocol is visually impaired He s an honor student a school leader a Palarong Pambansa athlete and an aspiring teacher too

NO WORRIES. Ocol overcame blindness to be an honor student and a student council president. Photo by Rappler/Alexx Esponga.

Ochea powers Central Visayas past NCR in hoops finals

Apr 27, 2013 - 2:35 PM

Dawn Ochea sparked an early surge as Central Visayas dethroned NCR in secondary boys basketball

Photo by Rappler/Kevin dela Cruz.

MIMAROPA completes fairytale run with football crown

Apr 27, 2013 - 2:01 PM

Joshua Dalida made the game winning save that lifted MIMAROPA to the football championship here

EUPHORIA. Molino celebrates as MIMAROPA bagged its first football title in recent years. Photo by Rappler/Kevin dela Cruz.

Peace and progress

Apr 27, 2013 - 8:36 AM

The ARMM delegation comes to Palaro for more than just medals

PEACE THROUGH SPORTS. The ARMM delegation heads to Palaro to fight perceptions. Photo by Adrian Portugal

MIMAROPA, Central Visayas set football finals duel

Apr 27, 2013 - 7:41 AM

MIMAROPA outlasted SOCCSKSARGEN on penalties while Central Visayas dethroned NCR in football

Photo by Rappler/Lean Santos

NCR nips Calabarzon, Central Visayas blasts Western Visayas in hoops semis

Apr 26, 2013 - 7:42 PM

NCR endured a late meltdown to nip Calabarzon while Central Visayas flexed its muscles in crushing Western Visayas in the basketball semis

Photo by Rappler/Kevin dela Cruz.

Central Visayas, NCR barge into girls volley finals

Apr 26, 2013 - 7:08 PM

Central Visayas and NCR arranged a title duel after dispatching separate foes in the volleyball semis

ALL-AROUND. Aside from setting for teammates, Rivera also tore through Northern Mindanao's defense with her kills. Photo by Rappler/Roy Secretario.

Dumaguete Olympian: Discipline is key to success

Apr 26, 2013 - 4:59 PM

An Olympian and the coach of another Olympian Jennifer Chan shares with Rappler the secrets to her success

OLYMPIAN. Chan is one of the country's top archers in history. Photo by Rappler/Josh Albelda.

Palaro boys football semifinals preview

Apr 26, 2013 - 3:43 PM

Rappler previews the semifinals matchups of the 2013 Palarong Pambansa football tournament

Photo by Rappler/Josh Albelda.

Football Recap: Palarong Pambansa quarterfinals

Apr 26, 2013 - 3:15 PM

Rappler wraps up the quarterfinal action in the 2013 Palarong Pambansa football competition

Photo by Rappler/Josh Albelda.

Juniors star's college decision affected by #NewUAAPRule

Apr 26, 2013 - 9:44 AM

Renzo Subido is one of the best basketball players at the Palaro But his decision about where to go to in college is affected by the NewUAAPRule

SPITFIRE. Subido will be one of the most-coveted rookies when he graduates from high school next year. Photo by Rappler/Kevin dela Cruz.

LIVE BLOG: Palarong Pambansa Day 5

Apr 26, 2013 - 9:16 AM

Follow the penultimate day of action in the 2013 Palarong Pambansa in this live blog

Photo by Rappler/Roy Secretario.

Oft-injured gymnast celebrates Palaro return with 4 gold medals

Apr 26, 2013 - 8:57 AM

After missing 2 Palaro editions to injuries Regine Reynoso returned and dominated the gymnastics events here

GOLDEN COMEBACK. Reynoso returned to the Palaro with aplomb. Photo by Rappler/Kevin dela Cruz.

Palaro boys basketball semifinals preview

Apr 26, 2013 - 8:30 AM

Rappler previews the secondary boys basketball semifinals

LIVE BLOG: Palarong Pambansa Volleyball Semis

Apr 26, 2013 - 8:30 AM

Follow the 2013 Palarong Pambansa volleyball semifinals in this live blog

Photo by Rappler/Roy Secretario.

Sideline supporters

Apr 26, 2013 - 8:06 AM

Coaches and trainers are the unsung heroes of Palaro returning year after year with each generation of new athletes

TIMELESS TEACHERS. Coaches and trainers return year after year to coach new Palaro athletes. Photo by Adrian Portugal

Palaro girls volleyball semifinals preview

Apr 25, 2013 - 11:52 PM

Rappler previews the girls volleyball semifinals pairing between Region X and Region VII and NCR vs Calabarzon

Photo by Rappler/Kevin dela Cruz.

After 2012 disappointment, NCR tanker returns with a vengeance

Apr 25, 2013 - 11:26 PM

After a painful experience in 2012 Regina Castrillo bounced back and won 6 gold medals in the first 4 days of Palaro 2013

FASTEST. Castrillo hasn't lost a race this year. Photo by Rappler/Josh Albelda.

IN PHOTOS: Palarong Pambansa 2013 Day 4

Apr 25, 2013 - 10:27 PM

Snapshots of Day 4 of the 2013 Palarong Pambansa

ARCHERY. Photo by Rappler/Roy Secretario.

Basketball Recap: Palarong Pambansa Quarterfinals

Apr 25, 2013 - 9:43 PM

The Final Four is set for all three divisions of the 2013 Palarong Pambansa basketball competitions

Photo by Rappler/Kevin dela Cruz.

Central Visayas ousts Western Visayas; NCR, Calabarzon, NM through

Apr 25, 2013 - 9:28 PM

Central Visayas ousted Western Visayas even as NCR Calabarzon and Northern Mindanao also made it to the Final Four

Volleyball Recap: Palarong Pambansa Quarterfinals

Apr 25, 2013 - 9:03 PM

Rappler wraps up quarterfinal action in the 2013 Palarong Pambansa volleyball competition

Photo by Rappler/Roy Secretario.

Football Recap: Palarong Pambansa Day 4

Apr 25, 2013 - 7:51 PM

Rappler wraps up Day 4 of football action in the Palarong Pambansa

File photo by Rappler/Roy Secretario.

Bondad swims her way from therapy to glory

Apr 25, 2013 - 7:37 PM

Catherine Bondad was just a kid using swimming to solve her breathing problems Now she s the country s top young swimmer

SENSATIONAL. Bondad has won more than 20 gold medals in the Palaro. Photo by Rappler/Roy Secretario.

Athlete with special needs runs for baby bro's milk

Apr 25, 2013 - 4:45 PM

An athlete with special needs Eunice Samoranos runs to buy her baby brother another bottle of milk

UNCONDITIONAL LOVE. Eunice has a mental disability, but she doesn't let it be a hindrance to help her baby brother. Photo by Rappler/Alexx Esponga.

Hagedorn's footballer grandson campaigns in Palaro

Apr 25, 2013 - 11:24 AM

Winning the championship is his goal But Leon Hagedorn does something else during his free time here

Photo by Rappler/Josh Albelda.

The fall and rise of Marylyn Avila

Apr 25, 2013 - 10:01 AM

Marylyn Avila overcame an opening day defeat to fulfill her dream of winning a Palaro gold medal

Palaro girls volleyball quarterfinals preview

Apr 25, 2013 - 7:42 AM

Rappler breaks down the 4 quarterfinal pairings in the 2013 Palarong Pambansa girls volleyball competition

Photo by Rappler/Roy Secretario.

LIVE BLOG: Palarong Pambansa Day 4

Apr 25, 2013 - 7:28 AM

More medals are at stake in Day 4 of the 2013 Palarong Pambansa Follow the action as it happens in this live blog

IN PHOTOS: Palarong Pambansa 2013 Day 3

Apr 24, 2013 - 10:25 PM

Snapshots from Day 3 of the 2013 Palarong Pambansa

Photo by Rappler/Kevin dela Cruz.

Volleyball Recap: Palarong Pambansa Day 3

Apr 24, 2013 - 10:14 PM

Rappler wraps up Day 3 of the 2013 Palarong Pambansa volleyball tournament

Photo by Rappler/Kevin dela Cruz.

Basketball Recap: Palarong Pambansa Day 3

Apr 24, 2013 - 9:56 PM

Rappler wraps Day 3 of the 2013 Palarong Pambansa basketball tournament

Pain and glory

Apr 24, 2013 - 9:34 PM

Experienced athletes know that perseverance means a winning attitude and sometimes even a medal

HOURS TO MINUTES. Athletes prepare to show what hours of training can prove in minutes. Photo by Devon Wong

Dumaguete's 'king archer' pulls out of competition

Apr 24, 2013 - 9:07 PM

Karl Mari who broke 3 records in the 2012 Palaro has pulled out of this year s archery competition

File photo by Rappler/Josh Albelda.

Football Recap: Palarong Pambansa Day 3

Apr 24, 2013 - 8:32 PM

Rappler wraps up action in Day 3 of the 2013 Palarong Pambansa football competitions

IN PHOTOS: Running to victory

Apr 24, 2013 - 7:42 PM

Relive this runner s zoom to the top in this series of photos from Rappler photographer Kevin dela Cruz

NCR, CALABARZON, Western Visayas top volley brackets

Apr 24, 2013 - 7:12 PM

NCR CALABARZON and Western Visayas topped their respective brackets in the Palaro volleyball competition

Photo by Rappler/Kevin dela Cruz.

After Palaro romp, NCR gymnasts look forward to Vietnam

Apr 24, 2013 - 5:03 PM

After romping through competition in the Palaro NCR gymnasts are looking forward to the ASEAN School Games

NEAR SWEEP. NCR got 16 of the 18 gold medals at stake. Photo by Rappler/Roy Secretario.

Cotabato spiker 'quits' volleyball after gruesome injury

Apr 24, 2013 - 3:31 PM

After suffering a gruesome injury Bhetaney Soliva said she doesn t want to play volleyball anymore

CRESTFALLEN. Soliva says she doesn't wanna play volleyball anymore. Photo by Rappler/Josh Albelda.