Sports: WV DepEd to Prepare Early in Negros Bids for 2013 Palaro
Western Visayas Department of Education Regional Director Mildred Garay will prepare all the requirements for the bidding of Negros Occidental of the 2013 Palarong Pambansa.
Panaad Park and Sports Stadium will be the venue again of holding the 2013 Palarong Pambansa where it play host to 1998 and 2000 Centennial Palaro.
Garay, who was with all the school superintendents in a 3-day conference, June 25 to 27, 2012 at Boracay Island Resort in Aklan that ended yesterday, has instructed them to submit all possible billeting centers accessible to all regions.
She will meet with Governor Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr., to form steering committees to plan together about hosting of Palarong Pambansa.
She disclosed that the bidding will be in August or September but said to prepare early so everything will be at the right place when bidding comes.
All the school heads held a post-evaluation to insure the chances of winning next year’s hosting. Cebu City is also bidding to host the event at Abellana Stadium renamed as Cebu City Sports Complex where they repainted and replaced the old track oval in time for the holding of National Private Schools Athletic Association (PRISAA) meet last April.
Lingayen, Pangasinan hosted the 2012 Palarong Pambansa at Narciso Ramos Sports Center last May 6 to 12, 2012.
Governor Alfredo G. Marañon is pushing for the hosting of the 2013 Palarong Pambansa claiming the province already a pushover of the new guidelines by national DepEd for hosting the Palaro- with already an international venue- the Panaad Park and Sports Stadium.
During the three day confab, Negros Occidental also turns over the WVRAA banner to Aklan. Aklan will again play host to next year’s regional meet at Aklan Sports Complex in Barangay Calangcang, Makato, Aklan.
Aklan Sports Complex has completed of its main grandstand and track oval. They hosted the WVRAA event last 2010.
Negros Occidental hosted the regional meet last March at Panaad Park and Sports Stadium in Barangay Mansilingan, Bacolod City after Iloilo hosted it in 2011. Sixteen sports disciplines are being contested in the regional meet which represents the same events in the Palarong Pambansa.
Negros Occidental wrapped up the overall championship by claiming both the elementary and secondary divisions.
Negros had 385 points as against 345of Iloilo in the elementary division, while it got 436 points in the secondary division, Iloilo also had 396.5 points.
Negros Occidental won the elementary basketball, elementary girls’ badminton, elementary girls’ chess, elementary football, elementary softball, elementary boys’ and girls’ swimming, elementary boys’ and girls’ table tennis, elementary girl’s taekwondo, elementary boys and girl’s tennis, and elementary girl’s volleyball. In elementary division, Iloilo won the boys’ and girls’ athletics, boys’ badminton, boys’ baseball, sipa, boys’ taekwondo, and boys’ volleyball.
Aklan surprisingly placed third overall in elementary division with 158 points, winning the event in boxing and boy’s chess and boys’ arnis. Capiz was fourth with 146 points; Antique is fifth with 79 points and Guimaras was sixth with 56 points.
In secondary division, Negros won the boys’ and girls’ badminton, boy’s baseball and basketball, boxing, boys’ chess, sepak takraw, girls’ softball, boys’ and girls’ swimming, boys’ and girls’ table tennis, boys’ and girls’ tennis and girls’ volleyball. Iloilo won the secondary boys’ and girls’ arnis, boys’ and girls’ athletics, girls’ basketball, boys’ football, girls’ taekwondo and boys’ volleyball. Capiz placed third with its win in girls’ chess, and boys’ taekwondo. Aklan placed fourth; Antique was fifth with its dominance in boys’ and girls’ archery and playing second in both boys’ and girls’ taekwondo; while Guimaras was sixth overall.*