Palarong Pambansa 2017 - updates

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[OPINION] What I learned after covering Palarong Pambansa

Apr 14, 2018 - 12:36 PM

Receiving intensive hands-on training from professional journalists is something that not every campus journalist gets to experience

NCR will face Western Visayas in Palaro secondary football finals

Apr 28, 2017 - 8:25 PM

NCR will get a chance to defend their title on Saturday

DEFENDING TITLE. NCR outsmarts Calabarzon, 4-2, to advance to the finals against host region Western Visayas. Photo by Mars G. Alison

Truck driver's daughter is Palaro's gymnastics gold medalist

Apr 28, 2017 - 4:08 PM

The 13 year old NCR athlete emerges triumphant in women s artistic gymnastics winning first place in rhythmic gymnastics RG clubs second in RG rope and RG Hoop and third in RG ball

BEMEDALLED. Divina Sembrana (center) poses with her medals at the awarding ceremony in gymnastics at the EBJ Gymnasium for the Palarong Pambansa. Photo courtesy of Divina Sembrano

Palaro 2017 host Antique accused of rigging medal procurement

Apr 28, 2017 - 9:14 AM

A supplier accuses the provincial government of Antique of getting supplies not from the lowest bidder and distributing the medals even without a contract

PRESS CONFERENCE. Atty. Eduardo Fortaleza, lawyer for 168 Office Supplies, calls a press conference to air the office's grievances over the procurement of medals at this year's Palaro. Photo by Mars G. Alison/Rappler

NCR footballers' quarters climb includes 17-0 obliteration of Central Luzon

Apr 26, 2017 - 9:42 PM

The National Capital Region continues to pad its lead for the overall championship title as they added 12 gold medals in the official third day of competition of the 60th Palarong Pambansa 2017

KICK IT. Football players of NCR and Northern Mindanao rallies the ball in an intensive attempt to make a goal. Photo by Bea Mae Punongbayan/ Rappler

Western Visayas escapes pesky Central Luzon, Calama-an injured

Apr 26, 2017 - 6:46 PM

Western Visayas pulls away in the final two minutes to win the game but star player Ryan Calama an gets injured

JAM. Western Visayas star Ryan Calama-an dunks the ball but lands badly and injures his ankle. Photo by Joey Dian Claret/Rappler

Glitches and glory at Palaro in Antique

Apr 26, 2017 - 5:01 PM

It is tough but we’re not offering any excuse DepEd says

FLOODED FIELD. A baseball umpire clears the flooded field in Camp Fullon in Antique province after a heavy downpour on Tuesday, April 25. Photo by Justine Rheyvan Ramos/Rappler

NCR star swimmer Ilustre set to conquer in Palaro 2017

Apr 26, 2017 - 2:50 PM

The game plan for Ilustre stays the same this year: collect medals and break records

MORE WINS. National Capital Region bet Sacho Ilustre (C), seen here savoring his gold medal and his newly-proclaimed record during day one of swimming competitions, looks to gain more victories in the coming days. Photo by Alexx Esponga/Rappler

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, April 26, 2017

Apr 26, 2017 - 11:08 AM

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WINNERS. Student-athletes feel happy and proud as they received their medals during the awarding ceremonies for the Gymnastics competition at the EBJ Gymnasium.

NCR reigns supreme in gymnastics with 33 golds on 2nd day of Palaro 2017

Apr 26, 2017 - 12:28 AM

National Capital Region bags 33 golds 17 silvers and 7 bronze medals in gymnastics alone

TOP 1. National Capital Region bets join other athletes for the awarding ceremony of Gymnastics at the EBJ Gymnasium during the Palarong Pambansa on April 25, 2017. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

NCR dominates Palaro swimming tourney, breaks 5 records

Apr 25, 2017 - 10:02 PM

The Nation Capital Region shines bright as various swimmers broke 3 individual and two medley relay records

Photo by Alexx Esponga/Rappler

Star Zobel baseball graduate weighs in on Palarong Pambansa 2017 experience

Apr 25, 2017 - 5:48 PM

Every region is competitive so you’re never going to have an easy game says Julio Arrastia who recently graduated from De La Salle Zobel

CONCENTRATION. Julio Arrastia looks on at the ongoing action. Photo courtesy of Julio Arrastia

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, April 25, 2017

Apr 25, 2017 - 10:51 AM

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SPECIAL GAMES. Visually-impaired athletes prepare to run for the 100-meters. Photo by Vina Salazar/ Rappler

PBA legend Atoy Co scouts basketball players at Palaro

Apr 24, 2017 - 7:27 PM

The former PBA star and current Mapua Cardinals coach takes in hoops action in Antique with an out for players to recruit

SCOUTING. Atoy Co has his eyes open for a big man to bolster his Mapua squad. Photo by Jemar Luczon

Duterte tells Palaro athletes to fight for country

Apr 23, 2017 - 8:20 PM

You always ask America for help? They will not die for you Kayo ang magpakamatay [para] sa bayan natin says President Rodrigo Duterte at the opening ceremony of Palarong Pambansa 2017

GAMES BEGIN. President Rodrigo Duterte opens the Palarong Pambansa 2017 in Antique on Sunday, April 23. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Tiringbanay sa Palarong Pambansa 2017: All systems go

Apr 22, 2017 - 8:27 PM

All roads lead to Antique as more than 12 000 delegates gather for the biggest youth sports event of the country on Sunday April 23

ALL SYSTEMS GO. (Left to right) Antique Governor Rhodora Cadiao, DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones, and DepEd Assistant Secretary Tonisito Umali hold a press briefing on April 22, 2017. Rappler photo

WATCH: UST athlete from Caraga eyes Palaro gold in taekwondo

Apr 17, 2017 - 9:50 PM

Now representing the National Capital Region as part of UST s taekwondo team Gianne Chiong competes for her family s future

BUILDING CHARACTER. Gianne Chiong practices Taekwondo with her NCR teammates a few days before they head to Antique for Palarong Pambansa 2017. Photo by Jaen Manegdeg/Rappler

Catbalogan builds PH’s 2nd floating pool to empower athletes

Apr 15, 2017 - 7:46 PM

The floating Olympic size pool is inspired by a similar project unveiled in Panabo City in Davao del Norte during the 2015 Palarong Pambansa

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT. Kids from nearby communities practice their strokes in the newly-created floating swimming pool. Photo by Rupert Ambil/ Rappler

2017 Palarong Pambansa to showcase 'youth power'

Mar 17, 2017 - 6:59 AM

It will carry the theme 2017 Palarong Pambansa: Converges Youth Power Builds Sustainable Future

HISTORIC. Officials from the Department of Education and the province of Antique ink the Memorandum of Agreement for the 2017 Palarong Pambansa to be held from April 23 to 29. Photo by Raisa Serafica/Rappler