Palarong Pambansa 2014 - updates

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Lizares, Camposano MVP in Palaro Volleyball Secondary

May 10, 2014 - 6:01 PM

Western Visayas’ Bianca Lizares NCR’s Edward Camposano took home the MVP award for the secondary girls and boys category

TOP PLAYER. Bianca Lizares of Western Visayas holds up certificates of her MVP and Best Server awards at Palarong Pambansa 2014. Photo by Aki Yatco/Rappler

Peña, Davao secondary volleybelles: The happiest losers

May 10, 2014 - 5:56 PM

Despite losing in the finals match the players are more than happy copping the silver medal

Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Palarong Pambansa 2014 closing ceremony

May 10, 2014 - 4:56 PM

Rappler s livestream of the closing ceremony of Palarong Pambansa 2014

Mimaropa blanks NCR to defend Palaro football title

May 10, 2014 - 3:19 PM

Mimaropa proves their 2013 title run was no fluke as they successfully win gold in football against NCR

REPEAT. Mimaropa defends their football title against NCR. Photo by Aki Yatco/Rappler

Ilocos, Central Visayas top Archery

May 10, 2014 - 1:03 PM

Round up of the Archery event at the 57th edition of Palarong Pambansa

Photo by Jerome Monta/Rappler

LIVE BLOG: #Palaro2014 Day 7

May 10, 2014 - 8:00 AM

Live updates on Day 7 of Palarong Pambansa 2014

Hernando, Tinamisan: swimming with no limbs

May 10, 2014 - 7:35 AM

Calabarzon s Jonalyn Hernando and Marco Tinamisan do not let any limitations hold them back

IN PHOTOS: NCR dethrones basketball defending champs Central Visayas

May 09, 2014 - 6:02 PM

NCR gets its revenge by dethroning Central Visayas in secondary boys Palaro basketball in their semis duel

A NCR player goes for a layup past a Central Visayas defender. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Calabarzon, NCR survive foes to arrange grand HS hoops finale

May 09, 2014 - 5:34 PM

2013 2nd and 3rd place finishers NCR and Calabarzon will duke it out in secondary boys basketball after hard earned wins in the semis

Calabarzon's  Marc Joper looks for a way inside Western Visayas defense. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

ARMM Taekwondo jin competes for chance at better life

May 09, 2014 - 4:31 PM

Joan Elegua of ARMM hopes Taekwondo could be the key for her family to have a chance at a better life

IN PHOTOS: NCR edges Central Visayas in football semis

May 09, 2014 - 2:48 PM

Secondary boys football action at the Palarong Pambansa between NCR and Central Visayas captured by Mark Crisitino

GAME SAVER. NCR goalkeeper Christian Betanio makes the crucial save during the penalty shootout. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Football:Zamboanga, NCR QF conquests

May 09, 2014 - 1:53 PM

NCR and Zamboanga Peninsula advance to semis with wins over Northern Mindanao and Davao Region respectively

SOUTHERN RIVALRY. A Zamboanga booter dribbles around two Davao players. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

LIVE BLOG: #Palaro2014 Day 6

May 09, 2014 - 8:32 AM

Live updates on Day 6 of Palarong Pambansa 2014

NCR pummels Zamboanga in Palaro Futsal quarterfinals

May 08, 2014 - 5:26 PM

NCR scored the most number of goals among all of the quarterfinalists to gain momentum heading into the Palaro semis

NCR Futsal Team with Coach Bob Manlulo on the left. Photo by Mae Santos/Rappler

#Palaro2014 Basketball quarterfinals roundup

May 08, 2014 - 5:21 PM

2013 secondary boys basketball finalists NCR and Central Visayas will face each other in the semis after lopsided wins in the quarterfinals

A Central Visayas player pumps for shot in the paint against Zamboanga. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Zambo baller seeks championship for siege-struck hometown

May 08, 2014 - 3:35 PM

Ahmad Didat Hanapi goes from avoiding gunfire in Zamboanga to eluding his defender in Laguna

NCR swimmers defend title in swimming 400-m medley relay

May 08, 2014 - 3:12 PM

NCR Alberto Batungbakal Maurice Illustre Miguel Barsilan and Brandon Sing contribute the capital s medals

CHAMPIONS. NCR swimmers Miguel Barsilan, Alberto Batungbakal with their coaches. Photo by Jerome Monta/Rappler

UAAP and NCAA schools search for recruits in Palaro

May 08, 2014 - 2:28 PM

Apart from bringing honor to their region Palarong Pambansa is also a venue for young athletes to showcase their skills to top college coaches

SCOUTING. Coach Ramil de Jesus of the DLSU watching the Palaro 2014 volleyball games to look for a potential Lady Spiker. Photo by Aki Yatco/Rappler

LIVE BLOG: #Palaro2014 Day 5

May 08, 2014 - 8:52 AM

Live updates on Day 5 of Palarong Pambansa 2014

FEU's Pons to Palaro athletes: work hard, believe in yourself

May 07, 2014 - 3:27 PM

Palaro standout and FEU rookie Bernadeth Pons tells athletes in this year s games: Dedication and hard work are keys to making it big

THANKFUL. Bernadeth Pons of the FEU Lady Tamaraws is grateful to Palarong Pambansa. Photo by Aki Yatco/Rappler

Hosts Calabarzon to other regions: We will give them a good fight

May 07, 2014 - 12:06 PM

Calabarzon is banking on home court advantage to rebound from a fifth place finish at last year s Palaro

Photo by Aki Yatco/Rappler

Francisco Arca: No fingers, no toes, all heart

May 07, 2014 - 10:53 AM

This 15 year old athlete from Region 8 wants to prove his physical disability won’t stop him from excelling on the national stage

LIVE BLOG: #Palaro2014 Day 4

May 07, 2014 - 9:08 AM

Live updates on Day 4 of Palarong Pambansa 2014

Soccsksargen elementary tennis aces aspire of capturing grand slam

May 07, 2014 - 8:54 AM

After a historic win Tuesday the tennis boys of Region 12 set their eyes on a grand slam

GRAND SLAM DREAMS. The Soccsksargen Elementary Tennis boys, gunning for a grand slam, pose with Koronadal City Mayor, Peter B. Miguel. Photo by Lance Aquino/Rappler

Soccsksargen books historic gold in elem boys team tennis

May 06, 2014 - 10:21 PM

Region 12 scores a historic win in elementary boys tennis against the Cotabato region

Photo by Lance Aquino/Rappler

Central Visayas blanks Zamboanga to clinch football quarterfinal slot

May 06, 2014 - 9:41 PM

Central Visayas scores a close win against Zamboanga Peninsula with two of their regulars playing hurt

PLAYING HURT. 2 of Central Visayas's regulars played with injury but they still won over Zamboanga. Photo by Aki Yatco/Rappler

First timer wins gold, silver for Central Luzon in Athletics

May 06, 2014 - 9:22 PM

Martin Esteban did not take athletics seriously until he decided he wanted to join Palarong Pambansa

FIRST-TIMER. In his Palaro competition, Martin Esteban bags gold and silver for Central Luzon. Photo by Aki Yatco/Rappler

#Palaro2014 Schedule: Basketball

May 06, 2014 - 5:16 PM

Photos by Maan Tengco/Rappler

Region VII Softball team bouncing back from quake, super typhoon

May 06, 2014 - 5:00 PM

More than trainings and qualifiers Region VII s Softball team had to overcome Bohol s quake and Super Typhoon Haiyan

BOUNCING BACK. Jan Reese smiles as she bounces back from the quake that rocked Bohol and Super Typhoon Haiyan. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

PSC: Palaro achievers will not be snubbed

May 06, 2014 - 2:03 PM

The Chairman of the Philippine Sports Commission promises to acknowledge and train Palarong Pambansa achievers

NO SNUBS. PSC Chair Richie Garcia promises Palaro standouts will be considered for national teams. Photo by Aki Yatco/Rappler

#Palaro2014 Schedule: Gymnastics

May 06, 2014 - 1:54 PM

Photo by Jerome Monta/Rappler

#Palaro2014 Schedule: Archery

May 06, 2014 - 12:26 PM

Photo by Jerome Monta/Rappler

#Palaro2014 Schedule: Athletics

May 06, 2014 - 11:48 AM

Photos by Jerome Monta and Aki Yatco/Rappler

LIVE BLOG: #Palaro2014 Day 3

May 06, 2014 - 9:06 AM

Live updates on Day 3 of Palarong Pambansa 2014

IN PHOTOS: Palarong Pambansa 2014 Opening Ceremony

May 05, 2014 - 10:45 PM

The 57th Palarong Pambansa opening ceremony captured by Rappler s Aki Yatco Jerome Monta and Maan Tengco

(L to R) DepEd ASec Tonisito Umali, Laguna Gov ER Ejercito, Enchong Dee, Jeron Teng, Jeric Teng, Jerico Ejercito, Michael Martinez, DepEd Sec Bro Armin Luistro. Photo by Jerome Monta/Rappler

Enchong Dee’s mom to Palaro parents: Support your child no matter what

May 05, 2014 - 1:38 PM

Theresa Dee s support for her son has helped the gold medal swimmer turned actor remain humble

SUPPORTIVE. Theresa Dee, mother of swimmer-turned-actor Enchong Dee tells Palaro parents to always support their children. Photo by Myke Miravite/Rappler

Hometown bet wins first 2014 Palaro gold

May 05, 2014 - 12:29 PM

Calabarzon s Zeanne Cabrera bounces back from a poor showing in 2013 to claim gold in this year s Palaro

WINNING THROW. Calabarzon's Zeanne Cabrera bags the first gold medal. Photo from Palarong Pambansa 2014 Facebook Page

LIVE BLOG: #Palaro2014 Day 2

May 05, 2014 - 7:47 AM

Live updates on Day 2 of Palarong Pambansa 2014

HIGHLIGHTS: Palarong Pambansa 2014 Opening Ceremony

May 05, 2014 - 12:44 AM

Rappler s livestream of the opening ceremony of Palarong Pambansa 2014

Amid last-minute construction scramble, hosts Calabarzon confident of grand Palaro

May 04, 2014 - 7:38 PM

The last minute construction has not shaken Calabarzon s delegation head from believing this year s Palarong Pambansa will be one of the grandest

UNDER CONSTRUCTION. A few hours before games begin, finishing touches were still being  put on the multipurpose gym that will serve as the media center. Photo by Aki Yatco/Rappler

Defending baseball champs West Visayas lose 2 players in opening game loss

May 04, 2014 - 6:38 PM

In an unfortunate turn of events the baseball defending champions lose 2 players to injury while dropping their opening game

Joshua Basingan (right most) and Arvi Bayona, Jr. (center, with cap) of Western Visayas one day before their opening game against Cagayan Valley. Photo by Kaye Cabal/Rappler

Bulls Eye: Faciolan targets archery gold at Palaro

May 04, 2014 - 4:54 PM

A budding archer from South Cotabato is banking on international experience and her family s support as she seeks a gold medal at the 2014 Palarong Pambansa

SHARP EYE. Johanna Marie Faciolan sharpens her skills in preparation for Tuesday's event. Photo by Jerome Monta/Rappler

Northern Mindanao thrashes CARAGA in football opening game

May 04, 2014 - 2:22 PM

Overcoming schedule woes and an uneven pitch Northern Mindanao defeats CARAGA 5 2

NORTHERN BOOTERS. Northern Mindanao wins the only football match Sunday at the Laguna Sports Complex. Photo by Aki Yatco/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Laguna Sports Complex

May 04, 2014 - 1:45 PM

Palarong Pambansa 2014 venues captured by Rappler s Aki Yatco

HIGHLIGHTS: #Palaro2014 Day 1

May 04, 2014 - 9:09 AM

Live updates on Day 1 of Palarong Pambansa 2014

Palarong Pambansa: Where the future begins

Apr 30, 2014 - 8:00 PM

17 regions 6 000 athletes one big sporting event the Palarong Pambansa is the breeding ground of some of the Philippines best homegrown athletes

Rappler, DepEd sign 2014 Palarong Pambansa memorandum

Apr 30, 2014 - 12:15 PM

Rappler and the Department of Education partner for the third consecutive year for the coverage of Palarong Pambansa

PARTNERSHIP. DepEd Assistant Secretary Tonisito Umali (2nd from left) with, from left to right, Rappler Sports Editor Ryan Songalia, Managing Editor Glenda Gloria, and multimedia producer Rodneil Quiteles. Photo from Department of Education

Tennis prodigy Sacapano looks to make her mark at Palaro

Apr 27, 2014 - 11:58 AM

Eleven year old Averille Sacapano of Aklan splits her time between the tennis court and school Now she tries to conquer Palarong Pambansa

ACE. Eleven-year-old tennis prodigy Averille Sacapano is looking to make her mark at this year's Palarong Pambansa. Photo from Sacapano's Facebook

MIMAROPA athletes overcome funding issues for Palaro 2014

Apr 26, 2014 - 6:56 PM

For MIMAROPA athletes just getting to Palarong Pambansa is half the battle

FOCUSED. The Taekwando team of the MIMAROPA region training hard for the upcoming Palarong Pambansa 2014. Photo by Noli Magsambol III/Rappler