Palarong Pambansa to be held in Marikina July 29-Aug. 5

January 29, 2023 Arlene Rivera 148 views

THE Department of Education (DepEd) announced the conduct of 2023 Palarong Pambansa in Marikina City from July 29 to August 5.

In a DepEd DepEd Memorandum No.005, s.2023 signed by Undersecretary Revsee Escobedo, dated Jan. 26,said this is in pursuant of the Republic Act No. 10588 or otherwise known as the Palarong Pambansa Act of 2013.

The annual scholastic multi-sport competition will be hosted by the local government unit (LGU) of Marikina City together with the DepEd National Capital Region (NCR) office and the Schools Division Office of Marikina City.

The event will be participated in by the 17 DepEd regional athletic associations. “Filipino athletes enrolled in recognized schools overseas shall also be allowed to participate under the banner of Philippine Schools Overseas (PSOs).

DepEd also said based on the recommended schedule of activities , the Division Meets from Feb 6-10 during the mid-year break, Regional Meets from April 24-28 at the end of the 3rd Academic Quarter.

The Clustered Pre-National Qualifying Meets from July 17, 21 scheduled during School Year Break .

And the Palarong Pambansa Culmininating Competitions from July 29- August 5.

DepEd added, however the Regional Offices (ROs) and SDOS “may opt to deviate” from the recommended dates and conduct their respective meets on a staggered per sport/s basis on a different schedule provided that there are “no disruption of regular classes” among participating student-athletes.

To comply with the provisions of DepEd Order No. 034 series of 2022 titled School Calendar Activities for the School Year (SY) 2022-2023, particularly on the prevention of disruption of classes and in strict observance of the Covod-19 minimum public health and safety protocols, DepEd said that a “modified competition format” shall be adopted for the 2023 edition of the Palarong Pambansa.

The conduct of all competitions leading to and including the culminating Palarong Pambansa, such as the lower meets (Intramurals, Division, Regional and Pre- National qualifying) shall be guided by the following guidelines such as, Implementing Guidelines on the Modified Competition Format for the 2023 Palarong Pambansa. Guidelines on the Eligibility of Athletes and Guidelines on the Health and Safety Protocols, Learner Rights and Protection, and Disaster Risk Reduction Management Relative to the conduct of the 2023 Palarong Pambansa.

The DepEd has cancelled the conduct of Palarong Pambansa since 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Palarong Pambansa 2020 was supposed to commence in Marikina City.

Putting the safety and health of the athletes, teachers and their families first, Marikina City Mayor Marcelino “Marcy” Teodoro suspended indefinitely the Palarong Pambansa 2020 in the city.

The local government is 100 percent prepared in hosting the Palarong Pambansa in 2020 , but because of the COVID-19, the mayor decided to suspend it.