Palarong Pambansa 2018 - updates

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DepEd restricted Rappler's access to Palarong Pambansa 2018

Apr 28, 2018 - 8:19 AM

The members of Rappler's field team deployed to cover the recently-concluded Palarong Pambansa 2018 in Ilocos Sur were not given accreditation IDs and were barred from covering several events at the games

BAN ON RAPPLER. DepEd makes it difficult for Rappler to cover the Palarong Pambansa 2018, held from April 14 to 21.

DepEd vows to help improve ARMM Palarong Pambansa athletes

Apr 24, 2018 - 7:37 PM

Following another dismal performance in Palarong Pambansa 2018, DepEd promises to bring trainers to help boost the region's future showing

WE'LL INTERVENE. DepEd undersecretary vowed to help boost ARMM's Palarong Pambansa performance. Rappler file photo

DepEd creates child protection committee for Palarong Pambansa

Apr 23, 2018 - 6:07 PM

The planned committee implements DepEd's anti-child harassment policy which will assure the safety of the young athletes in future Palarong Pambansa meets

CHILD PROTECTION. DepEd Usec. for Legislative Liaison Office, External Partnerships Service and School Sports Tonisito Umali announces in a press briefing the creation of a child protection committee for Palarong Pambansa. Photo by Gerard Lucena ​

Accident that amputated swimmer’s leg led to his Palaro 2018 journey

Apr 19, 2018 - 5:07 PM

Mark Salazar, 12-year-old ortho-amputee swimmer at the Palarong Pambansa 2018 Special Games, hopes his story will inspire others like him to keep on dreaming

THE SWIMMER. Mark Salazar of the Central Luzon delegation walks with his crutches after his breaststroke competition on April 18, 2018. All screenshots by Rappler

NCR's Kasandra Alcantara shatters 26-year-old record in Palarong Pambansa 2018

Apr 18, 2018 - 8:24 PM

The University of the East high school student sets new mark in shot put for secondary girls

COMEBACK ATHLETE. Kasandra Alcantara pulled off a record feat in shot put even after dropping the sport for a couple of years.Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Still no stopping NCR in the Palarong Pambansa 2018 medal chase

Apr 18, 2018 - 7:35 PM

After the third day of action, Metro Manila gets a firm hold of the lead with 26 gold medals

Cebu teacher nabbed for allegedly molesting Palaro athlete

Apr 18, 2018 - 5:59 PM

A 14-year-old male dance sport athlete filed a complaint vs 28-year-old special education teacher

Powerhouse NCR tightens grip of top spot in Palarong Pambansa 2018

Apr 18, 2018 - 1:58 PM

Traditional favorite NCR stays on top with a 25-gold, 16-silver, 12-bronze medal haul

From being ‘pulot’ boy, young Badjao now a Palaro 2018 tennis player

Apr 18, 2018 - 11:11 AM

Tennis players in Lamion, Tawi-Tawi pooled their money together to help send 11-year-old Badjao boy Ignohassan Mustagid to the Palarong Pambansa 2018

BADJAO PRIDE. Ignohassan Mustagid plays during the elimination round on April 18, 2018 at the Palarong Pambansa. Screenshot from Rappler

Vigan manages logistical nightmare that is Palarong Pambansa 2018

Apr 17, 2018 - 9:58 PM

Vigan Mayor Juan Carlo Medina said that his city has only 47 hotels with 1,015 rooms or a maximum capacity of 4,738. There are 17,000 athletes in Palaro 2018.

Vigan Central School hosts special grad for Palaro athletes from Zamboanga Peninsula

Apr 17, 2018 - 8:47 PM

(UPDATED) Among the Zamboangueños who graduated in Vigan Central School are the twin sons of Pagadian City Mayor Romeo Pulmones

GRADUATING ATHLETES. One of the twin sons of Pagadian Mayor Romeo Pulmones, Renz (3rd from right), smiles as he graduates in Vigan City on April 7, 2018. Photo by Editha Bagcal

Arnis prodigies propel Soccsksargen to early lead in Palarong Pambansa 2018

Apr 17, 2018 - 7:13 PM

Arnis players Princess Sheryl Valdez and Andrei Alcarioto from Tacurong City shine on the second day of this year's Palarong Pambansa

CHAMPION. Princess Sheryl Valdez takes home 4 gold medals after shining the brightest in her arnis tournaments. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Palaro junks protest vs Calabarzon’s ‘inter-purok’ basketball jerseys

Apr 17, 2018 - 5:05 PM

A basketball official explains it is 'too much' to forfeit the young athletes' victory against Zamboanga over improper uniform

CALABARZON PREVAILS. Basketball officials deny a protest against Calabarzon's victory against Zamboanga over improper uniforms.

Mimaropa’s SPED athlete joins Palaro 2018 against all odds

Apr 17, 2018 - 3:53 PM

Puerto Princesa's Leo Lee Cornel, a SPED athlete, plans to dedicate his future victory in the games to his older brother

SPED ATHLETE. Leo Lee Cornel smiles ahead of his 200-meter dash race at the Palarong Pambansa 2018 Special Games on April 17. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Cagayan, NCR share top spot after Palarong Pambansa Day 1

Apr 16, 2018 - 11:34 PM

Both Cagayan Valley and the National Capital Region have each earned two gold medals as of April 16 at the Palarong Pambansa 2018

MEDAL TALLY LEADERS. Cagayan Valley athletes stretch before their competition at the President Elpidio Quirino Stadium on April 16, 2018. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Ilocos Sur 'one step ahead' in preps for Palaro living quarters

Apr 16, 2018 - 7:35 PM

Zamboanga's baseball captain, who is joining his 3rd Palarong Pambansa this year, says his current living quarters in Vigan is the most comfortable so far

COMPLETE BEDDINGS. Zamboanga's baseball team for Palarong Pambansa 2018 sit on their mattresses in Vigan Central School. All photos by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Lone Palaro athlete from Marawi wants to play for UST tennis someday

Apr 16, 2018 - 3:40 PM

Even if he fled Marawi City during the months-long war, 13-year-old Prince Langitao continued playing the sport he loves. Now, he is eyeing gold at the Palarong Pambansa 2018.

PROUD MARANAO. Tennis player Prince Langitao, 13 years old, is the only Marawi athlete competing at Palarong Pambansa 2018. All photos by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: The colorful parade at Palarong Pambansa 2018

Apr 15, 2018 - 3:55 PM

(UPDATED) Paratroopers are seen gliding up in the air as young Filipino athletes walk around the streets of Vigan City and Bantay town

ATHLETES' FANS. Delegates from Soccskargen wave huge fans in blue, red, and gold during the parade. All photos by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Palarong Pambansa 2018: Let the games begin!

Apr 15, 2018 - 12:21 PM

Up to 15,000 student athletes will compete in Palarong Pambansa 2018, hosted this year by Vigan City, Ilocos Sur

PALARONG PAMBANSA. It's a sea of color in Vigan City, Ilocos Sur, as Palarong Pambansa begins on April 15, 2018. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

DepEd, PSC to train campus journalists for Palarong Pambansa 2018 coverage

Apr 04, 2018 - 5:21 PM

This is the second time campus journalists have been invited to cover the annual schools-based sports event