Palarong Pambansa 2013
Western Visayas region will be billeted at West City Elementary School at the duration of the 2013 Palarong Pambansa in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental on April 21 to 27, 2013.
The place is a few minutes walk or ride going to the main venue, the Mariano Perdices Memorial Coliseum Track and Field where athletics competition will be held.
Other regions and billeting centers are Autonomous Region for Muslim Mindanao will be at the Silliman University; Cordillera Administrative Region at Dauin National High School and Dauin Elementary School; National Capital Region at Dumaguete National High School; Region 1 (Ilocos Region) at Negros Oriental State University (Bajumpandan); Region 2 (Cagayan Valley) at St. Paul University; Region 3 (Central Luzon) at Junob Elementary and National High School; Region 4-A (CALABARZON) at Amlan Elementary and National High School; Region 4-B (MIMOROPA) at St. Louis School-Don Bosco or South City Elementary School; Region 5 (Bicol Region) at Sibulan National High School or Sibulan Elementary School; Region 7 (Central Visayas) at Negros Oriental High School; Region 8 (Eastern Visayas) at Colegio de Sta. Catalina de Alejandria ; Region 9 (Western Mindanao) at San Pedro Academy or Valencia Central School; Region 10 ( Northern Mindanao) at Bacong Central School or at Agricultural Training Institute; Region 11 (Davao Region) at Bong-ao Elementary School or at Valencia National High School; Region 12 (SOCSARGEN) at San Jose National High School or San Jose Central School; and Region 13 (CARAGA) at North City Elementary School or at Piapi National High School.
Capiz province acceded to host the 2013 Western Visayas Regional Athletic (WVRAA) and prevented the Department of Education to resort to a plan of holding the events in "Home-and-Away" format.
This was disclosed recently by Western Visayas Department of Education Regional Director Mildred Garay to officials while Negros Occidental is holding the Provincial Meet or Palarong Panlalawigan at Panaad Park and Sport Stadium here since Sunday until Friday.
Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. and Bacolod City Councilor Carl Lopez have a superb presentation of the Negros Occidental and Bacolod ‘s bids to host the 2013 Palarong Pambansa and convince the 16 other regional directors of the Department of Education welcoming them without hesitation to visit again the province in April next year.
The biding started 1:30pm yesterday at the Central office of the Department of Education along Meralco Avenue, Pasig City.
Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr., and Bacolod City Councilor who is chairman of city sports committee Carl Lopez will lobby for the province and Bacolod City in the official bids for the 2013 Palarong Pambansa in April on Friday, October 19 at the central office of the Department of Education (DepEd) in Pasig City.
Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. and Bacolod City Mayor Evelio R. Leonardia are reportedly attending the bidding for Palarong Pambansa 2013 on October 8 in central office of the Department of Education in Pasig City.
Their presence will definitely fortify the province’s chances of winning the hosting against other bidders. Visayas Region is now hosting the annual grassroots sports conclave under the DepEd and the provinces in Central, Western and Eastern Visayas are lobbying for the hosting of the event. So far, Negros Occidental and Bacolod City’s rival is Dumaguete City in Negros Oriental. Last week, evaluators from the central office of the Department of Education (DepEd) visited the province and disclosed that we have enough billeting centers for the 17 regions and also the playing venues are qualified in the standards for 16 sports disciplines.
The province of Negros Occidental will present its bid for the 2013 Palarong Pambansa in the last week of September. The main venue of the Palaro will be the Panaad Park and Sports Stadium in Barangay Mansilingan, Bacolod City.
Eight inspectors from the Department of Education (DepEd) Central Office in Manila are expected to arrive next week to inspect and evaluate the preparation of the province’s bid for the 2013 Palarong Pambansa according to Karen Dinsay, provincial PIO head.
The Department of Education (DepEd) Central Office in Manila will send eight inspectors to Negros Occidental to inspect and evaluate the preparation of the province’s bids for 2013 Palarong Pambansa.
The inspectors from DepEd Central office are expected to arrive last week of September.
For hosting already four Palarong Pambansa in the past- two at the venue in Panaad Park and Sports Stadium in Barangay Mansilingan during 1998 and 2000 Centennial Palaro- there is no reason it will not win the bidding, Provincial Capitol sources disclosed. Two other Palarong Pambansa were hosted by the province in 1974 and 1979 at Paglaum Sports Complex.
In a letter to the Hon. Bro. Armin A. Luistro,FSC, Secretary of the Department of Education, dated yesterday, Leonardia endorsed the bid of the provincial government to host the 2013 Palarong Pambansa. He said that the City of Bacolod has a long history of cooperation in hosting sports events and have even been branded as the "Emerging Sports Capital of the Philippines".
After the province’s Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) unanimously approved a resolution strongly supporting the Negros Occidental bid for 2013 Palarong Pambansa, the other Local Government Units (LGUs) are urging to support the same in a legislative council.
This was brought up by 3rd District Provincial board member Patrick Lacson in support of the resolution proposed by the Committee on Youth and Sports headed by Sangguniang Kabataan provincial chairman Board Member Thea Marie Dino.
If we are to understand, Negros Occidental hosting of 2013 Palarong Pambansa is already in the bag with the enthusiasm shown by Department of Education (DepEd) officials in yesterday’s evaluation at the Pavillon Hotel at BREDCO, Bacolod City.
DepEd Regional Director Mildred Garay rushed to the venue after arriving from Manila to give her assessment on the new development that Negros Occidental hosting is already assured. "If the bidding will be held in August, we are already prepared much well if it is held in September," she said.