IN PHOTOS: A colorful 2016 Palarong Pambansa opening

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IN PHOTOS: A colorful 2016 Palarong Pambansa opening

Roy Secretario

See photos of the vibrant 2016 Palarong Pambansa opening ceremony put together by Albay, this year's host

LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines – From a grand parade of delegates to the historic lighting of the friendship urn, Albay certainly put on a show for the 2016 Palarong Pambansa opening ceremony on Sunday, April 10.

(WATCH: First PWD torchbearer and Terrence Romeo open Palaro)

The Albay Sports and Tourism Complex inside the Bicol University Main Campus lit up with the bright colors of more than 14,000 student-athletes from 18 regions. A lengthy fireworks display also brightened up the night sky.

Check out photos of the opening ceremony below.

CAR REPRESENT. A student-athlete from the Cordillera Administrative Region. Photo by Roy Secretario/Rappler

FESTIVE. The mood at the opening rites is nothing short of festive. Photo by Roy Secretario/Rappler

A FOR EFFORT. Every region has its own gimmick. Photo by Roy Secretario/Rappler

PARTY. Despite the intense heat of the sun, everyone is in a partying mood for this year's Palaro. Photo by Roy Secretario/Rappler

DOWN THEY GO. The Philippine Air Force parachute team wows the crowd, gliding down from the sky. They hold up this banner. Photo by Roy Secretario/Rappler

MARCHING ON. Delegates from ARMM march on during the parade. Photo by Roy Secretario/Rappler

HOST. Albay Governor Joey Salceda proudly holds up Bicol Region's sign. Photo by Roy Secretario/Rappler

HISTORIC. Francis Everesto, the first PWD Palaro torchbearer, lights the friendship urn together with Gilas Pilipinas star Terrence Romeo. Photo by Roy Secretario/Rappler


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