Palarong Pambansa 2012 begins

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Saturday, May 5, 2012


LINGAYEN – Palarong Pambansa 2012 starts today, Sunday, with two events in the morning at the Narciso Ramos Sports and Civic Center.

Football games will commence at the Pangasinan State University-Lingayen with Caraga facing Calabarzon at 6:30 a.m. and Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao against Northern Mindanao at 3 p.m.

Chess starts at 1 p.m. at the Pangasinan Training and Development Center, while boxing will open at 2 p.m. at the Lingayen Town Plaza.

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The opening ceremony will be held Monday with a parade at 7 a.m. and a program at 10 a.m. President Benigno Aquino III will be the guest of honor.

Palarong Pambansa 2012

LINGAYEN. Palarong Pambansa 2012 games start early morning today, Sunday. (Liway C. Manantan-Yparraguirre)

The ceremonial turn-over of the Palarong Pambansa banner from Dapitan City Mayor Dominador Jalosjos Jr. to Governor Amado Espino will follow.

The hoisting of Palarong Pambansa, Department of Education and delegation banners will be done by selected members of the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of the Philippines.

The oath of sportsmanship will be led by Christian Rafael Daroy, elementary taekwondo gold medalist in the Palarong Pambansa 2011.

The oath of officials will be led by Cesar Abalon, deputy secretary general of the Palarong Pambansa 2012 Technical Management and Administration.

Meanwhile, Police Regional Office 1 Director Franklin Bucayu assured full security for all delegations.

He said police personnel are strategically deployed in all venues and billeting areas to ensure the safety and security of the participants.

Playing venues

* Narciso Ramos Sports and Civic Center in Lingayen – arnis, athletics, basketball, football, sepak takraw/sipa, tennis and volleyball
* Capitol Resort Hotel - archery
* Pangasinan Police Provincial Office headquarters - baseball and tennis
* Lingayen Municipal Plaza - boxing
* Pangasinan Training and Development Center-chess
* Capitol beachfront-softball
* Baay Elementary School and Tonton Elementary School-- volleyball
* Pangasinan State University -football, volleyball and tennis
* Dagupan City Poolsite – Swimming
* Divine Word Academy of Dagupan-taekwondo
* CSI Stadia - badminton and table tennis
* People’s Astrodome - gymnastics
* Virgen Milagrosa University - football, volleyball and tennis games
* Resuello-Arenas Gym - sepak takraw/sipa

Billeting schools

* Pangasinan National High School - Ilocos Region
* Labrador Central School and Labrador High School – Cagayan Valley
* Dagupan City National High School – Central Luzon
* Estanza Elementary School and Estanza National High School –Calabrazon
* Tandoc Elementary School and Tandoc National High School –Mimaropa
* Calasiao Central School – Bicol Region
* San Carlos Elementary School II – Western Visayas
* Lingayen 1 Central School – Central Visayas
* Binmaley School of Fisheries and TESDA - Eastern Visayas
* Binmaley North Elementary School and Binmaley 1 Central School – Zamboanga Peninsula
* Domalandan Central School – Northern Mindanao
* Calasiao Comprehensive National High School – Davao Region
* SEPNAS – Soccskargen
* San Carlos Central School 1 – Caraga Region
* Polong Elementary and Polong National High School – ARMM
* Bugallon Integrated School and Torres Elementary School – Cordillera Administrative Region
* Dagupan West Central School 1 and Dagupan West Central School II - National Capital Region

It was earlier announced that the Lingayen beach will be off-limit to all players. A composite team is in-charged to secure the beach area.

Provincial Health Officer Anna de Guzman, meanwhile, said a medical team is assigned in each billeting school and at playing venues. (Sunnex)

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