Pangasinan on high gear for ‘Palaro’

David Yu Santos
Pres Aquino will be guest speaker in the opening ceremonies on Monday, May 7.

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan – Days before Palarong Pambansa opens in Pangasinan, track and field, athletics, football, volleyball and sepak takraw athletes warm up and get to know each other.

The local government says it’s all set to host this year’s Palaro at the Narciso Ramos Sports Center.

           We will try to keep everything simple. simple and as basic as we would like the Palarong Pambansa opening to be. Bringing out the true essence of Palaro which is for the youth.


           Vice-Governor, Pangasinan

Most of the 17 games, both in the elementary and secondary levels will begin on Sunday.

But opening ceremonies wont be held until Monday with President Noynoy Aquino as guest speaker.

A total gun ban is already in place in the province.

             True, things may not be as relaxed as how people to like it, but anyway that is already the character here in Pangasinan, we try to do everything as top caliber as possible


            Vice-Governor, Pangasinan

Around 2,500 performers, mostly students from Pangasinan schools, will be in the opening program.

Native songs and dances, will highlight the cultural heritage of Pangasinan.

The message of this year’s Palaro: national unity through sports.

Former PBA player and Pangasinan pride Danny Ildefonso, with 17 athletes, will light the Palaro torch.

David Santos, Rappler, Pangasinan. –

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