IN PHOTOS: #Palaro2016's fastest female runner, chess, arnis & more

LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines – From grit to determination, aggression to excitement.

The 2016 Palarong Pambansa spurs almost every expression and emotion from hard-fighting student-athletes in the Philippines.

In this photo set, Rappler photographer Roy Secretario captures the most candid moments showcasing athletes' raw emotion in the heat of tough competition.

See photos of this year's fastest female runner at Palaro, plus photos from chess, baseball, arnis, softball, boxing, taekwondo, and football.

FASTEST FEMALE. Samantha Gem Limos (235) of Central Visayas is this year's fastest female Palaro runner with a time of 12.1 seconds in the secondary girls 100-meter dash. Photo by Roy Secretario/Rappler

FASTEST FEMALE. Samantha Gem Limos (235) of Central Visayas is this year's fastest female Palaro runner with a time of 12.1 seconds in the secondary girls 100-meter dash.

Photo by Roy Secretario/Rappler

SAFE OR OUT? In this elementary softball match, Soccsksargen wins over Caraga. Photo by Roy Secretario/Rappler

SAFE OR OUT? In this elementary softball match, Soccsksargen wins over Caraga.

Photo by Roy Secretario/Rappler

HEAD KICK. ARMM taekwondo jin Angelie Justin Betita (red) wins over Caraga's Ira Felicilda (blue). Photo by Roy Secretario/Rappler

HEAD KICK. ARMM taekwondo jin Angelie Justin Betita (red) wins over Caraga's Ira Felicilda (blue).

Photo by Roy Secretario/Rappler

FOOTBALL DRAW. Bicol Region and Caraga battle to a 2-2 draw. Photo by Roy Secretario/Rappler

FOOTBALL DRAW. Bicol Region and Caraga battle to a 2-2 draw.

Photo by Roy Secretario/Rappler

SERIOUS. A CAR athlete has his game face on during a chess match. Photo by Roy Secretario/Rappler

SERIOUS. A CAR athlete has his game face on during a chess match.

Photo by Roy Secretario/Rappler

GOLD. Soccsksargen's Feberoy Kasi (363) crosses the finish line to win gold in secondary boys 100-meter dash. Photo by Roy Secretario/Rappler

GOLD. Soccsksargen's Feberoy Kasi (363) crosses the finish line to win gold in secondary boys 100-meter dash.

Photo by Roy Secretario/Rappler

BOXING. Loid Llona from Bicol Region (in red) defeats Mark Rea from Calabarzon (in blue) in the 46-kg category. Photo by Roy Secretario/Rappler

BOXING. Loid Llona from Bicol Region (in red) defeats Mark Rea from Calabarzon (in blue) in the 46-kg category.

Photo by Roy Secretario/Rappler

ROAR. An arnis player from CAR in competition. Photo by Roy Secretario/Rappler

ROAR. An arnis player from CAR in competition.

Photo by Roy Secretario/Rappler

– Rappler.com

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