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What will it take to eventually beat NCR at Palaro?

May 11, 2015 - 6:45 AM

NCR has been Palaro’s champions in the last decade They have yet to relinquish their hold of overall champion of the games since 2005

HIGHLIGHTS: Palarong Pambansa 2015 closing ceremony

May 09, 2015 - 2:45 PM

Livestream of the closing ceremony of the 2015 Palarong Pambansa

GRAND CEREMONY. The 2015 Palarong Pambansa is expected to have a grand closing ceremony. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Calabarzon table tennis sisters make mama proud in Palaro

May 08, 2015 - 6:46 PM

For mother Marissa Encarnacion her daughters participation in the 2015 Palarong Pambansa is enough to make her happy this Mother s Day

MAMA'S PRIDE. Palaro first-timers Encarnacion sisters make their mama proud. Photo by Christine Cudis/Rappler

Calabarzon twins drub Zamboanga Peninsula in badminton

May 08, 2015 - 2:37 PM

Coach Ronald Magnaye believes the Peralta twins have the upperhand in playing doubles since it s not easy for their opponents to read their tactics

POWER OF TWO. Identical twins Erick and Henry Peralta only play doubles badminton. They want to win the gold for Calabarzon in this year's Palaro. File photo by Mars Alison

Davaoeña wrestler vows comeback in next Palaro

May 08, 2015 - 11:56 AM

Learning from her defeat Vienne Sophia Huyuh from Davao Region says she will double her effort to win a gold medal in the 2016 Palarong Pambansa

STRUGGLE. Davao Region’s Vienne Sophia Huyuh strives to break free from the opponent’s grapple. Photo by Harley Aglosolos/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Palaro Beach Volleyball

May 08, 2015 - 10:58 AM

Introduced as a demo sport Davao del Norte proposes to make beach volleyball a regular fixture of Palarong Pambansa

DavNor attempts to score, as the Davao Region jumps high for the defense. Photo by Janine Abejay/Rappler

Central Luzon female cagers head to semis

May 08, 2015 - 10:33 AM

Central Luzon is set to face the defending champion of of girls secondary basketball the National Capital Region

SWIFT DRIVE. Central Luzon’s Joyce Ramirez (center) breaks the defense of her guard. Photo by Harley Aglosolos/Rappler

After Palaro, what’s next for DavNor?

May 07, 2015 - 8:42 PM

The host of the 2015 Palarong Pambansa boasts of a very comprehensive sports program which they think can continually develop their athletes for future competitions

"With the right utilisation of facilities and planning, the Palarong Pambansa 2015 is going to be the best Palaro by far", says Sofionas Gabonada, Jr, assistant provincial administrator of Davao del Norte. Photo by Janine Abejay/Rappler

Western Visayas defends elem Discus Throw gold

May 07, 2015 - 8:01 PM

Discus thrower Peter Petipet Jr beats his personal best but fails to break the Palaro record set by National Capital Region in 2005

WINNER. Peter Petipet Jr beats his personal best as Western Visayas rules the boys elementary Discus Throw event. Photo by Junmar dela Cruz/DepEd/Rappler

Runner from Bicol Region wins first Palaro gold medal

May 07, 2015 - 11:38 AM

Inspirasyon ko yung pamilya ko at sa tulong ng Diyos nakuha ko ang tagumpay na ito says April Boy Adricula a fisherman s son from Libmanan Camarines Sur

FIRST GOLD. Runner April Boy Adricula from the Bicol Region says his victory is for his family. Photo by Junmar dela Cruz/DepEd/Rappler

CAR dominates in men's HS wrestling

May 07, 2015 - 9:45 AM

Cordillera Administrative Region wrestling trainer Eliong Gamboc says his athletes victory is not an overnight miracle

WINNING MOVE. CAR’s Ruzzel Tuguinay (on top) pins down his opponent. Photo by Harley Aglosolos/Rappler

NCR javelin thrower ends Palaro stint with a gold

May 06, 2015 - 10:55 PM

The two time silver medalist is also the 2014 ASEAN Youth javelin throwing champ

ENDING WITH A BANG. NCR javelin thrower Joshua Patalud gets his first gold medal after 4 years of Palaro. Photo by Junmar dela Cruz/DepEd/Rappler

Bigger incentives for the best of Palaro

May 06, 2015 - 4:19 PM

Individual gold medalists and record breakers will get P3 000 while members of a winning team will get P2 000 each

Calabarzon twins aim for gold in badminton

May 06, 2015 - 12:22 PM

Twins John Henrick and John Henry Peralta are inseparable even in badminton The first timers in Palaro want Calabarzon to dominate the entire badminton competition

POWER OF TWO. Identical twins Erick and Henry Peralta only play doubles badminton. They want to win the gold for Calabarzon in this year's Palaro. Photo by Mars G. Alison

NCR clobbers Zamboanga Peninsula in men's HS basketball

May 06, 2015 - 8:00 AM

Coming off a resounding 84 67 victory over Mimaropa the National Capital Region boys secondary basketball team remains unbeaten as it wins 75 35 against Zamboanga Peninsula

POUND IT INSIDE. NCR wingman Denielle Scott Aying barrels his way through defenders to get enough space inside the paint. Photo by Ferdin Sanchez/ Rappler

Central Visayas captures Davao Eagles, strives for title defense

May 05, 2015 - 5:47 PM

The defending champions put pressure on the host region s squad who disappointed their supporters by committing several service errors on the second set

DEFENDING THE TITLE. Davao Region’s block is no match for the power of Central Visayas’ Jimy Jane Jamili as she releases her devastating spike to defend the championship title. Photo by Harley Aglosolos/Rappler

Central Luzon beats Mimaropa in volleyball, eyes gold

May 05, 2015 - 4:06 PM

MIMAROPA s early uprising in the first set fails to rule the game as Region III unleashes powerful spikes and elusive ball movement

FORMIDABLE ATTACK. Manuel Andrei Medina of CLRAA adds a powerful spike to his barrage of offenses. Photo by Harley Aglosolos/ Rappler

VLOG: Palaro opening rushed due to bad weather

May 04, 2015 - 10:06 PM

Both Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II and Education Secretary Armin Luistro insists that the program be done fast so as not to put the athletes health at risk

UNITED. Young athletes from the 17 regions light the flame that symbolizes the opening of the Palarong Pambansa. Photo by Franz Lopez/ Rappler

Palaro 2015 opens, ceremony cut short by bad weather

May 04, 2015 - 9:30 PM

Heavy rains at the Davao del Norte Sports and Tourism Complex cuts the long awaited opening of Palarong Pambansa 2015

PROUD. The National Capital Region (NCR) contingent wave their hats as they enter the Davao del Norte Sports and Tourism Center. All photos by Franz Lopez/ Rappler

Pacquiao sabotage, Usman dead, royal baby name | The wRap

May 04, 2015 - 7:55 PM

Pacquiao says he was not allowed to get painkillers for an injury Terrorist Usman wasn’t killed by a government bullet What’s the most popular name for the new royal baby?

Lady Luck finally smiles on Rizaleña eskrimador

May 04, 2015 - 7:34 PM

Four times she was denied a gold medal in the Palarong Pambansa but this year Mary Allin Aldeguer has finally reached her goal

Mary Jane Aldeguer says all the challenges she went through is worth the gold medal she now holds. Photo by Michael Angelo Jugado/ Rappler

Cebuano spiker draws inspiration from mom

May 04, 2015 - 6:44 PM

Kim Dominguez has learned the basics of volleyball from his mother a skilled player herself

MAMA'S BOY. Cebuano volleyball player Kim Dominguez talks about his mother as a source of inspiration. Photo by Jake G. Salvaleon/Rappler

Lady Tamaraws recruit dreams of WNBA, vows grand Palaro exit

May 04, 2015 - 5:37 PM

Basketball player Valerie Mae Mamaril also vows a grand Palaro exit for Ilocos Region

Valerie Mamaril sizes up her defender. Photo by Elaine Magistrado/Rappler

DavNor eyes local sports academy by 2016

May 04, 2015 - 9:22 AM

More than being prepared for the 2015 Palarong Pambansa Davao del Norte is eyeing to use the games venue for a sports academy

FUTURE. The DavNor government aims to build a place for young athletes to hone their skills. Photo by Rappler

Pacquiao still inspires Palaro athletes despite loss to Mayweather

May 03, 2015 - 6:26 PM

Palaro athletes continue to look up to Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao despite a unanimous decision loss to undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr

Young athletes watch as Manny Pacquiao is interviewed after his loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

NCR football slaughters Soccsksargen, keeps up with rival region

May 03, 2015 - 4:57 PM

The Big City boys capitalizes on key defensive errors by the SOCCSKSARGEN Warriors’ backline leading to numerous goal scoring opportunities for NCR

WEAK DEFENSE. Mark Joseph Arranguez of NCR maneuvers his way through the backline of SOCCSKSARGEN. Photo by Ferdin Sanchez/ Rappler

Central Visayas' best young booter is also valedictorian

May 02, 2015 - 6:04 PM

Joaquin Buyco valedictorian Athlete of the Year and Footballer of the Year rolled into one says all it takes is discipline

ACHIEVER. Valedictorian and Athlete of the Year awardee Joaquin Buyco showcases his talents on the pitch. Photo courtesy of Keith Buyco

Severe heat a challenge for Palaro athletes

May 02, 2015 - 12:18 PM

The DavNor medical team is more than ready as Palarong Pambansa 2015 gets ready to begin

Palaro Medical Team Head Dr. Agapito Hornido checks up a delegate at the Medical Operations Center of the Palarong Pambansa 2015. Photo by Noel Baguio/DavNor PIO

Davao del Norte enforces gun ban during Palarong Pambansa

May 01, 2015 - 4:40 PM

The gun ban will be in effect until May 10 while some 2 000 security personnel have been deployed to games venues and billeting quarters

NO GUNS ALLOWED. Davao del Norte Governor Rodolfo del Rosario (left) and the provincial police chief, Senior Superintendent Samuel Gadingan, inspect the billeting quarters for the Palarong Pambansa 2015 in Tagum City. The provincial government has enforced a gun ban during the games. Photo by Noel Baguio/Davao del Norte PIO

#MoveTagum: Rappler trains young writers for sports coverage

Apr 30, 2015 - 7:45 PM

Around 90 participants joined the news site’s crew in gearing up to give the best reports on Palarong Pambansa 2015

BEST TANDEM. The Department of Education (DepEd), in partnership with Rappler, taps young campus journalists for this year's Palarong Pambansa coverage. Photo by Ferdin Sanchez/ NSPC/ Rappler

DavNor Palaro cheers for Pacquiao

Apr 30, 2015 - 11:39 AM

The crowd at the Davao del Norte Sports and Tourism Complex will represent the entire country—all 17 regions of them

SUPPORT PACQUIAO. The Davao del Norte Sports and Tourism Complex will host a viewing of the Pacquiao vs Mayweather fight for Palaro athletes and officials. Photos by DavNor PIO and EPA

Palaro athletes recognized for returning P50k

Apr 28, 2015 - 2:23 PM

The three boys who returned the money are members of the gymnastics team of the Davao Region Athletic Association DAVRAA delegation

INTEGRITY. (L-R) Palaro gymnasts Louie Villacorte Jr, Janliver Estabaya and Brian Albert Buhian receive commendation for returning the P50,000 cash they found in their billeting site. Photo from Davao PIO

Outstanding NCR gymnast geared up for Palaro 2015

Apr 28, 2015 - 12:12 PM

Arielle Nichole Orella a regular high placer in gymnastics competitions hopes to one day represent the country

DETERMINED. 16-year old NCR Rhythmic Gymnastics athlete, Arielle Orella is all set to compete in the 2015 Palarong Pambansa. Photo courtesy of DepEd

Symbolic torch to light urn in DavNor Palaro

Apr 26, 2015 - 6:15 PM

The torch is inspired by the tri people diversity of Mindanao which the 2015 Palarong Pambansa has chosen to highlight

The torch that will light up the DavNor Palaro urn symbolizes peace and unity. Photo from DavNor PIO

School billets break borders, build ‘Palaro pathways’

Apr 24, 2015 - 1:25 PM

Our billeting quarters exemplified our theme in the literal sense when bordering elementary and high schools opened their fences to connect their campuses

PATHWAY. Gov. Rodolfo del Rosario (L) and party walk along the new 'Palaro pathway' linking the adjoining J. Tuason National High School and Madaum Elementary school that will serve as billeting quarters for the delegates of Palarong Pambansa 2015. Photo by Noel Baguio/DavNor PIO

Duterte: Palarong Pambansa will be safe from terrorists

Apr 22, 2015 - 6:14 PM

Maximum security measures will be in place despite low security threat says Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte chair of the regional peace and order council

SPONSORSHIP. Davao del Norte Governor Rodolfo del Rosario (extreme right) thanks Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte (2nd from left) for the P1 million that his city gave as sponsor of Palarong Pambansa 2015, which will be held in the province next week. Photo from Davao del Norte PIO

Green and Go: DavNor Palaro 2015

Apr 14, 2015 - 9:06 PM

Everything is in place and what we need at the moment are finishing touches to make sure that operations go smoothly

Facade of the Davao del Norte Sports and Tourism Complex - venue of Palarong Pambansa 2015. Photo courtesy of Davao del Norte Provincial Government

DavNor billeting venues: ready for occupancy

Mar 17, 2015 - 10:32 AM

Of the 22 billeting facilities only 4 are outside a 5 km radius from the sports complex

Facaded of the Davao del Norte Sports and Tourism Complex - venue of Palarong Pambansa 2015. Photo courtesy of Davao del Norte Provincial Government

DavNor passes technical inspection for Palarong Pambansa

Mar 14, 2015 - 4:20 PM

Inspectors say the province is more than ready to host the annual sports event

Palaro 2015: DavNor puts premium on lumads

Mar 03, 2015 - 6:24 PM

Young runners from Talaingod known as the Talaingod DavNor Runners will share centerstage with student athletes from all of the country’s region

Tagum City is Palarong Pambansa 2015 venue

Jan 20, 2015 - 3:25 PM

The only thing we need to expect is for Tagum to deliver says Education Secretary Br Armin Luistro