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DepEd official to file charges vs fake Palarong Pambansa page creator

May 26, 2018 - 3:00 PM

Education Undersecretary Tonisito Umali denies shaming fat teachers after a fake Facebook page attributes a made-up remark to him

FIGHTING A FAKE PAGE. DepEd Undersecretary Tonisito Umali will not tolerate a Facebook page that is spreading a false quote against him. File photo by Rappler

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 ​

Philippine athletics chief thumbs down Palarong Pambansa 2018 records

Apr 23, 2018 - 1:44 PM

The national athletics federation nullifies the records set by Veruel Verdadero, Eliza Cuyom, and Ann Katherine Quitoy as DepEd fails to follow protocol

SPEEDY STAR. Veruel Verdadero, a 16-year-old bet from Cavite, impresses in the 100-meter dash. File photo from Rappler

A cancer survivor, tearful bets, and perennial underdogs take Palaro spotlight

Apr 21, 2018 - 5:09 PM

On and off the playing field, these young athletes continue to inspire

NCR lords over Palarong Pambansa field for 14th straight year

Apr 21, 2018 - 3:21 PM

The Big City bets amass 100 gold medals as Southern Tagalog-Calabarzon and Western Visayas round out the top 3

Still untouchable, NCR set to bag overall Palaro crown yet again

Apr 20, 2018 - 8:20 PM

The Metro Manila contingent continues to lord it over with a 91-gold total on the penultimate day

Tears, triumph mix as Palaro heartbreak kid turns champion

Apr 20, 2018 - 5:48 PM

After years of trying, Erwin Mancao of Misamis Oriental finally bags a gold in athletics

EMOTIONAL

From fourth to gold: Calabarzon softball team dominates Palarong Pambansa

Apr 20, 2018 - 3:31 PM

The Region 4-A bets shut out powerhouse NCR in the title round, complete tournament sweep

HARD WORK. After years of chasing the gold, the Calabarzon softball team finally achieved its goal. Photo by Gerard Josef Lucena

NCR shores up gold-medal haul to seal top spot in Palarong Pambansa 2018

Apr 20, 2018 - 12:50 PM

Calabarzon and Western Visayas figure in tight race for second spot

DepEd probes teacher who allegedly molested Palaro athlete

Apr 20, 2018 - 11:31 AM

Family of the 14-year-old dance sport athlete vows to file charges

Davao Region eyes first gold in softball vs Western Visayas in Palarong Pabansa 2018

Apr 19, 2018 - 10:10 PM

The Davao Eagles enter for the first time the softball elementary finals of Palarong Pambansa

PITCH FOR GOLD. Davao Region Eagles beat Calabarzon in an extra eighth inning in softball elementary, securing a spot in the finals. Photo by Gerard Lucena/Rappler

Western Visayas, Calabarzon battle for 2nd spot as NCR pulls away in Palaro medal race

Apr 19, 2018 - 9:01 PM

Powerhouse Metro Manila virtually seals No. 1 with 42 gold medals heading into the final stretch

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

Olympian son Edward Josh Buenavista proves winning runs in family

Apr 19, 2018 - 4:50 PM

Describing himself as ‘laking oval,’ the son of long-distance runner Eduardo Buenavista shines in Palarong Pambansa 2018

UNEXPECTED. Second-generation champion Edward Josh Buenavista didn’t expect to bag the 3,000-meter steeplechase gold. Photo by Mauricio Victa/Rappler

Veruel Verdadero, Jessel Lumapas rule as sprint teen champs

Apr 19, 2018 - 1:59 PM

After sweeping the century meter event, Cavite’s top athletics bets dash to more victories

TEEN TITANS. Jessel Dialino Lumapas and Veruel Verdadero reigned supreme with a repeat gold in the 100 meters. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

NCR breaches 30-gold mark, keeps top spot in Palarong Pambansa 2018

Apr 19, 2018 - 1:34 PM

Region 6 Western Visayas climbs to second, Region 4-A Southern Tagalog slips

Record-smashers hit 17 as Palaro 2018 nears final stretch

Apr 19, 2018 - 1:10 PM

NCR swimmers lead pack, Kasandra Alcantara erases 26-year-old shot put mark

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

CARAGA, Eastern Visayas wrestling cadets dominate Palarong Pambansa 2018

Apr 18, 2018 - 11:42 AM

With 3 golds, a silver, and a bronze, CARAGA positions itself as the country's newest source of wrestling hopefuls

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

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, April 18, 2018

Apr 18, 2018 - 10:01 AM

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President Rodrigo Roa Duterte salutes to Department of Interior and Local Government Officer-in-Charge Eduardo Año, Philippine National Police Director General Ronald dela Rosa prior to his series of engagements at the Malacañan Palace on April 17, 2018. Also in the photo is Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Cagayan Valley champ aims to break personal record in Palarong Pambansa 2018

Apr 18, 2018 - 8:45 AM

Algin Gomez of Aparri, Cagayan Valley wants to highlight his Palaro 2018 campaign with two gold medals, and personal records

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

Family inspires Palarong Pambansa 2018 arnis gold medalists from Tacurong City

Apr 17, 2018 - 6:16 PM

Both Princes Sheryl Valdez and Andrei Fritz Justine Alcarioto dedicate their multi-gold medal feats to their ailing fathers

Elementary grade school Princes Sherly Valdez of region XII show his action and grab 4 gold medals in Arnis Sports at the 2018 palarong pambansa 2018. 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

Soccsksargen rides on arnis golds to jump ahead in Palaro Pambansa 2018 medal tally

Apr 17, 2018 - 2:38 PM

A rich harvest of 5 gold medals in arnis sends Soccsksargen to the top of the medal standings at noon of Day 2 of the Palaro

GOLD HARVEST. This the Soccsksargen team which won the gold in arnis. Photo by Gerard Lucena.

Western Visayas’ Quitoy sets stunning record in Palarong Pambansa 2018

Apr 17, 2018 - 1:09 PM

News of the overwhelming way Ann Katherine Quitoy smashed the Palaro record in the javelin throw attracts lots of scholarship offers

Ann Katherine Quitoy Photo: Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Baguio's Bea Mendoza claims 2 chess golds in Palarong Pambansa 2018

Apr 17, 2018 - 9:49 AM

Mendoza, a Grade 11 student, snatches golds in the individual and team in chess blitz for high school girls

DOUBLE GOLD. File photo of Bea Mendoza, a senior high school student of University of Baguio, who has won two gold medals so far in Day 2 of Palarong Pambansa. Photo from Rene Pascua/ubaguio.edu

Parents of Palarong Pambansa 2018 athletes say their fight is also our fight

Apr 16, 2018 - 11:41 PM

The parents have descended in full force in Vigan for the Palaro

FAMILY FIGHT. Ringo Borlain always supports his daughter Tara when she competes.  Photo by Raymon Dullana/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

Top 10 Ilocano athletes in history

Apr 16, 2018 - 8:16 PM

As Vigan hosts the Palarong Pambansa 2018, Ilocos boasts some of the greatest athletes in Philippine history

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

High jump record-holder Cherry Mae Banatao seeks redemption in Palarong Pambansa 2018

Apr 16, 2018 - 4:43 PM

After settling for silver last year, Cagayan Valley's Cherry Mae Banatao is ready to win back the gold in 2018 Palarong Pambansa secondary girls high jump competition

File photo by Roy Secretario/ 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

Barefoot Bicolana lass is Palarong Pambansa 2018's first gold medalist

Apr 16, 2018 - 1:50 PM

Lheslie de Lima dedicates her first Palarong Pambansa gold medal to detained Senator Leila de Lima, whom her lolo says is a 'close relative'

Lheslie de Lima from Camsur (bicol athletic region )the first gold medalist of the games showing her feet as she ran barefeet . Photo by Mau Victa

Cagayan Valley leads early Palarong Pambansa 2018 medal race

Apr 16, 2018 - 1:26 PM

A niece of detained Senator Leila de Lima who ran barefoot is among the early gold medal winners in the Palarong Pambansa hosted by Vigan

GOLD MEDAL. Rashied Faith Burdeos, who won gold for the shot put, poses for a photo with his coaches. Photo courtesy of Jose Gumabay

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Apr 16, 2018 - 12:10 PM

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LOUD AND PROUD. Red and white are the team colors of Calabarzon


Palarong Pambansa 2018 athletes bring courage to win and to lose

Apr 16, 2018 - 11:49 AM

The young Maicron Gannaban of Cagayan Valley always remembers the message of his mother to accept winning and even losing in the Palaro

Photo by Raymon Dullana

Lydia de Vega, Asia's 'sprint queen,' honored in Palaro

Apr 15, 2018 - 10:15 PM

In her message, Lydia de Vega tells young athletes not to give up on their dreams

Photo courtesy of Ariem Cinco

Imee, Jinggoy show up with Duterte at Palarong Pambansa 2018 opening

Apr 15, 2018 - 7:10 PM

Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos and former senator Jinggoy Estrada are both eyeing a possible Senate candidacy in 2019

SENATORIAL CANDIDATES? Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos and former senator Jinggoy Estrada show up at the Palarong Pambansa 2018 opening. Screenshot from RTVM

Duterte to Palaro athletes: 'This is the start of your role in nation-building'

Apr 15, 2018 - 6:35 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte calls on Palarong Pambansa 2018 delegates to 'embody values' and 'enhance skills,' as the Philippines' largest sporting event opens in Ilocos Sur

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the opening ceremony of the Palarong Pambansa 2018 at the Elpidio Quirino Stadium in Bantay, Ilocos Sur on April 15, 2018, acknowledges the efforts of the young athletes citing that their participation in the annual sports spectacle is the beginning of their greater participation in nation-building. ALFRED FRIAS/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

A visitor’s guide to Vigan eats

Apr 15, 2018 - 5:02 PM

What sort of dishes should you be eating during a visit to Vigan? We've got you covered.

VIGAN EATS. Here's your guide to Vigan's food offerings. Photo by Frank Cimatu/Rappler