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Accident that amputated swimmer’s leg led to his Palaro 2018 journey

Apr 19, 2018 - 5:07 PM

Mark Salazar, 12-year-old ortho-amputee swimmer at the Palarong Pambansa 2018 Special Games, hopes his story will inspire others like him to keep on dreaming

THE SWIMMER. Mark Salazar of the Central Luzon delegation walks with his crutches after his breaststroke competition on April 18, 2018. All screenshots by Rappler

Mimaropa’s SPED athlete joins Palaro 2018 against all odds

Apr 17, 2018 - 3:53 PM

Puerto Princesa's Leo Lee Cornel, a SPED athlete, plans to dedicate his future victory in the games to his older brother

SPED ATHLETE. Leo Lee Cornel smiles ahead of his 200-meter dash race at the Palarong Pambansa 2018 Special Games on April 17. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

SPED coach: 'Understand, be patient with special athletes'

Apr 25, 2017 - 9:52 AM

A number of unsung heroes will be working behind the scenes in the Palarong Pambansa 2017 They are the SPED athletes’ coaches and mentors like Stephanie Cedanio

UNSUNG HEROES. Coaches of SPED athletes are just some of the unsung heroes in Palarong Pambansa 2017

WATCH: Special games NCR swimmer tries his best to be 'like everyone else'

Apr 22, 2017 - 5:37 PM

From the day Edmar Mamaclay started swimming he makes it a point to do everything a person with two legs could – even if he only has one leg

STAY POSITIVE. Edmar Mamaclay maintains a positive outlook on life even with his disability. Photo by Vee Salazar/ Rappler

Palaro special games athlete electrocuted, rushed to hospital

Apr 13, 2016 - 10:05 AM

4th UPDATE The athlete only suffered mild numbness says an official while the Legazpi City Fire Station is investigating the incident

ELECTRIC SHOCK. Paramedics attend to Pamela Tabastabas who got an electric shock when she tried to go up the Jollibee food cart at Palarong Pambansa. Photo by Mars G. Alison/Rappler

DepEd eyes adding chess for the blind at next Palaro

Apr 10, 2016 - 11:09 AM

Aside from chess there are plans to add more events in the Palarong Pambansa special games

MORE SPECIAL GAMES. (From L to R) Ramonfiel Abcde, regional director for DepEd in Region V; Tonisito Umali, Education assistant secretary; and Cesar Abalon, deputy secretary general of Palarong Pambansa talk about plans to add more sports and events to Palaro's special games. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: #Palaro2014 Day 3 swimming, Special Games track

May 06, 2014 - 2:11 PM

Relive Day 3 Tuesday May 6 of Palarong Pambansa s swimming and Special Games track competitions in photos

A girl from Zamboanga Peninsula builds a big lead in the Special Games 200m run. Photo by Maan Tengco/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Athletes rise above physical limitations

Apr 19, 2013 - 6:24 PM

The Palaro is an avenue where athletes with physical limitations rise above physical hindrances and show the world that they can excel in the sporting arena

Special Games: Western Visayas finishes on top

May 11, 2012 - 6:33 PM

Western Visayas win special games overall followed by Ilocos and Davao

Special athletes play bocce, go beyond expectations

May 11, 2012 - 9:25 AM

For Region 1 the field of special games has been a forte in Palarong Pambansa

SMART SPORT. Bocce veteran Judel helps their team win against Zamboanga. Julienne Joven.

Palaro, sports and the physically challenged

May 07, 2012 - 5:47 PM

Rappler intern Benise Balaoing blogs about visually impaired athletes who play in Palarong Pambansa 2012 and her own struggles in sports

Special games in Palaro gather standout athletes

May 03, 2012 - 11:22 AM

The special games in Palarong Pambansa is 5 years old gathers differently abled athletes across the country