Thursday, February 18, 2010

The Palarong Pambansa

The Palarong Pambansa is an annual National Scholastic Competition conducted by the Department of Education in coordination with the host City or Provincial Government with other agencies and the private sectors. Participants are student athletes from elementary and secondary levels both public and private schools.

There are seventeen Regional Athletic Delegations participating in 17 sports disciplines, categorized as elementary boys and girls division and secondary boys and girls division. The sport event is presented in the attached annexes.

The venue of the Palarong Pambansa is rotated on equitable basis applying the cycle of Luzon-Visayas and Luzon-Mindanao.

Preliminary meets are undertaken as pre-requisites for individual and team athletes to qualify from one level to the next higher level of competition. The process of selection and elimination starts with school intramurals at the early part of the school year. Outstanding players and winners in each school are selected to represent the school in the next higher level of competition which is the district meets in a municipality. The process is repeated and continues to the provincial or city meets then to regional meets and finally culminates in the national games known as the PALARONG PAMBANSA.

The games of the Palarong Pambansa are conducted to have a valid and universal basis for determining the interscholastic champion in each sport events being promoted.

The Palaro also serves as a medium for the total and balance development of students, and also as a feeder to colleges and universities as well as to the different National Association. Outstanding performers are recruited and given scholarship and further training to represent the country in various international sport competitions.

Specifically the objectives & Palarong Pambansa are:

1. Promote sports to develop the physical fitness and health of student.

2. Provide opportunities for participation in a well manage sport competition in order to foster self-discipline, teamwork, excellence and other values inherent in the practice of sport.

3. Educate student through sport in the spirit of better understanding to help build a strong, healthy and peaceful Filipinos.

4. Determine the champion in different sports event and to identify and train talented athletes for international participation.

The legal basis of the Palarong Pambansa is stipulated in the provision of the 1987 Philippine Constitution Article XIV, Section 19.

The Palaro was first implemented in 1948 and was called BPSIAA meet or Bureau of Public Schools Interscholastic Athletic Association meets, then was changed to Palarong Pambansa in 1974. The list of host/venues for the games is presented as follows:


VENUES /HOST OF THE PALARONG PAMBANSA

BUREAU OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS INTERCHOLASTIC ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION (BPSIAA)

YEAR

EDITION

PLACE HOST

YEAR

EDITION

PLACE/HOST

1948

1ST

Manila

1961

13th

Cavite City

1949

2nd

Tuguegarao, Cagayan

1962

14th

Ozamis Oriental

1950

3rd

Davao City

1963

15th

Roxas City

1951

4th

Cavite City

1964

16th

Pasig, Rizal

1952

5th

Legaspi City

1965

17th

Tacloban City

1953

6th

Vigan . Ilocos Sur

1966

18th

Quezon City

1954

7th

Cebu City

1967

19th

Laoag City

1955

8th

Ilo Ilo City

1968

20th

Zambaonga City

1956

9th

Batangas City

1969

21st

Pili, Camarines Sur

1957

Cancelled(Pres. Magsaysay’s

Death

1970

22nd

Surigao

1958

10th

Tagbilaran Bohol

1971

23rd

Cagayan de Oro

1959

11th

Lingayen, Pangasina

1972

Cancelled (declaration of martial law)

1960

12th

Manila

1973

24th

Vigan, Ilocos Sur

BPSIAA MEETS WAS CHANGED TO PALARONG PAMBANSA

YEAR

EDITION

PLACE HOST

YEAR

EDITION

PLACE/HOST

1974

25th

Bacolod City

1993

39th

Ilagan, Isabela

1975

26th

Vigan, Ilocos Sur

1994

40th

Cebu City

1976

27th

Lucena City

1995

41st

Lingayen, Pangasinan

1977

28th

Cagayan de Oro City

1996

42nd

Socsargen (south Cotabato)

Sangani and General Santos

1978

29th

Cagayan de Oro City

1997

43rd

Camarines Sur Naga

1979

30th

Bacolod City

1998

44th

Bacolod City (Centennial Palaro)

1980

Cancelled (substituted by Palarong Bagong Lipunan MYSD- Rodriguez Sports Center, Marikina)

1999

Cancelled

1981

31st

Tuguegarao, Cagayan

2000

45th

C|Bacolod City (Millenium Palaro)

1982

32nd

Dipolog City

2001

Cancelled

1983

33th

Tacloban City

2002

46th

NagaCity

1984

Cancelled

2003

47th

Lanao DelNOrte

1985

Cancelled

2004

Cancelled

1986

Cancellled

2005

48th

Iloilo City

1987

Cancelled

2006

49th

Naga City

1988

34th

Cagayan de Oro City

2007

50th

Koronadal, South Cotabato

1989

35th

Lucena City

2008

51st

Puerto Prinsesa City

1990

36th

San Fernando, Pampanga

2009

52nd

Tacloban City

1991

37th

Iloilo City

2010

53rd

Tarlac Province

1992

38th

Zamboanga City

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