palaro 2014 - updates

Rappler's latest stories on palaro 2014


Sticks for sports, not violence

Jun 07, 2014 - 2:55 PM

This is the tale of an arnis athlete who grew up in a town where walking down the street is an everyday hazard Yet he refuses to hit back

ARNIS FOR GOOD. James Paculdo is a 17-year old arnis athlete from ARMM. He says he will never use his skills to hurt, only for good. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

Lizares, Camposano MVP in Palaro Volleyball Secondary

May 10, 2014 - 6:01 PM

Western Visayas’ Bianca Lizares NCR’s Edward Camposano took home the MVP award for the secondary girls and boys category

TOP PLAYER. Bianca Lizares of Western Visayas holds up certificates of her MVP and Best Server awards at Palarong Pambansa 2014. Photo by Aki Yatco/Rappler

Peña, Davao secondary volleybelles: The happiest losers

May 10, 2014 - 5:56 PM

Despite losing in the finals match the players are more than happy copping the silver medal

Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Calabarzon defeats NCR to win Palaro hoops title

May 10, 2014 - 5:06 PM

Relive the Calabarzon region s victory over NCR Palaro 2014 in these photos

Calabarzon’s Pierre Jacob Ancheta drives to the rim. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Palarong Pambansa 2014 closing ceremony

May 10, 2014 - 4:56 PM

Rappler s livestream of the closing ceremony of Palarong Pambansa 2014

Heartbroken NCR looks towards future after second Palaro hoops loss

May 10, 2014 - 4:10 PM

For the second straight year NCR came close to winning the Palaro high school hoops title only to fall short in the final moments

Mimaropa blanks NCR to defend Palaro football title

May 10, 2014 - 3:19 PM

Mimaropa proves their 2013 title run was no fluke as they successfully win gold in football against NCR

REPEAT. Mimaropa defends their football title against NCR. Photo by Aki Yatco/Rappler

Hometown kings: Calabarzon nips NCR to reclaim Palaro hoops throne

May 10, 2014 - 1:43 PM

The Calabarzon secondary boys basketball team rediscovered its outside touch as they gutted out a hard fought win over NCR to regain the hoops crown

HOMETOWN HEROES. Calabarzon survives a late surge from NCR to take home gold in secondary boys basketball. Photo by Maan Tengco/Rappler

NCR wins secondary boys volleyball gold at Palaro

May 10, 2014 - 1:32 PM

In a rematch of last year s finals NCR turned the tables on Calabarzon to win secondary boys gold

NCR player attempts a spike vs Calabarzon. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Ilocos, Central Visayas top Archery

May 10, 2014 - 1:03 PM

Round up of the Archery event at the 57th edition of Palarong Pambansa

Photo by Jerome Monta/Rappler

Central Visayas cruises past Calabarzon, bags gold in elementary girls volleyball

May 10, 2014 - 11:15 AM

The elementary girls volleyball team of Central Visayas improved their silver medal finish in 2013 to a shining gold medal as they sent back hosts Calabarzon in straight sets

A Central Visayas player serves against Calabarzon. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

Western Visayas trumps Davao to clinch Palaro volleyball gold

May 10, 2014 - 11:00 AM

Western Visayas clinched the gold medal in secondary women s volleyball by dispatching the Davao Region in straight sets

CHAMPIONS. The Western Visayas secondary volleyball team celebrates their victory after beating Davao. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Hernando, Tinamisan: swimming with no limbs

May 10, 2014 - 7:35 AM

Calabarzon s Jonalyn Hernando and Marco Tinamisan do not let any limitations hold them back

GenSan’s Laurente brothers take boxing golds at Palaro

May 09, 2014 - 10:38 PM

Two of the five boxing gold medals at Palarong Pambansa 2014 were won by a pair of brothers who love to study as much as they love to fight

FISTS OF GOLD. Crizsander Laurente (L) and Christian Pitt Laurente (R) pose after winning golds at Palaro 2014. Photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

Palaro HS hoops finals preview: Calabarzon, NCR eye podium return

May 09, 2014 - 8:59 PM

Calabarzon and NCR will meet in a return match of last year s Palaro semifinals with a new cast of players and with top honors at Palarong Pambansa at stake

NCR player forces a turnover from Central Visayas and tries to start a break. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Two records fall as NCR rules last day of Palaro swimming

May 09, 2014 - 8:30 PM

Only three swimmers outside of the Capital Region were able to cop golds on the last day of swimming meets as NCR dominated the pool

HEAD FIRST. Participants dive at the start of the ladies 100m breaststroke event. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: NCR dethrones basketball defending champs Central Visayas

May 09, 2014 - 6:02 PM

NCR gets its revenge by dethroning Central Visayas in secondary boys Palaro basketball in their semis duel

A NCR player goes for a layup past a Central Visayas defender. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Calabarzon, NCR survive foes to arrange grand HS hoops finale

May 09, 2014 - 5:34 PM

2013 2nd and 3rd place finishers NCR and Calabarzon will duke it out in secondary boys basketball after hard earned wins in the semis

Calabarzon's  Marc Joper looks for a way inside Western Visayas defense. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

ARMM Taekwondo jin competes for chance at better life

May 09, 2014 - 4:31 PM

Joan Elegua of ARMM hopes Taekwondo could be the key for her family to have a chance at a better life

Palaro volleyball finals showdowns set

May 09, 2014 - 2:52 PM

Western Visayas Central Visayas and host region Calabarzon will have two teams each in the finals

Two NCR defenders try to block a Western Visayas player's spike in Friday's secondary boys quarterfinals match. Photo by Maan Tengco/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: NCR edges Central Visayas in football semis

May 09, 2014 - 2:48 PM

Secondary boys football action at the Palarong Pambansa between NCR and Central Visayas captured by Mark Crisitino

GAME SAVER. NCR goalkeeper Christian Betanio makes the crucial save during the penalty shootout. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

NCR makes finals after penalty shootout win vs Central Visayas

May 09, 2014 - 2:37 PM

NCR pulled out a come from behind win over Central Visayas to earn a finals berth against defending champions Mimaropa at Palaro 2014

NCR's John Renz Saldivar celebrates after scoring the equalizer against Central Visayas. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Football:Zamboanga, NCR QF conquests

May 09, 2014 - 1:53 PM

NCR and Zamboanga Peninsula advance to semis with wins over Northern Mindanao and Davao Region respectively

SOUTHERN RIVALRY. A Zamboanga booter dribbles around two Davao players. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

#Palaro2014 Volleyball day 5 quarterfinals wrap-up

May 08, 2014 - 10:02 PM

After five days the Palaro 2014 volleyball quarterfinal match ups are all set

An Eastern Visayas secondary player sets up a spike by her teammate against Davao. Photo by Photo by Maan Tengco/Rappler

NCR pummels Zamboanga in Palaro Futsal quarterfinals

May 08, 2014 - 5:26 PM

NCR scored the most number of goals among all of the quarterfinalists to gain momentum heading into the Palaro semis

NCR Futsal Team with Coach Bob Manlulo on the left. Photo by Mae Santos/Rappler

#Palaro2014 Basketball quarterfinals roundup

May 08, 2014 - 5:21 PM

2013 secondary boys basketball finalists NCR and Central Visayas will face each other in the semis after lopsided wins in the quarterfinals

A Central Visayas player pumps for shot in the paint against Zamboanga. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Palaro football champs Mimaropa advances to semis with Western Visayas win

May 08, 2014 - 5:04 PM

Mimaropa denied Western Visayas of their long awaited finals return as they ran away as 2 0 winners in the Palarong Pambansa secondary football competition

Western Visayas endures another heartbreaking exit from the Palarong Pambansa football tournament. Photo by Myke Miravite

At Palarong Pambansa, it's win or go home

May 08, 2014 - 4:42 PM

The thrill of victory is as intense as the agony of defeat at Palarong Pambansa as one victorious basketball squad and one defeated volleyball team have discovered

The ball sails past the Eastern Visayas secondary volleyball defenders in a game against Davao. Photo by Maan Tengco/Rappler

Central Visayas edges Calabarzon in emotional football quarterfinals

May 08, 2014 - 4:03 PM

Last year s secondary boys runner up Central Visayas advanced to the semifinals with a 3 1 victory over host region Calabarzan at Palarong Pambansa

A Central Visayas player moves the ball against Calabarzon. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Zambo baller seeks championship for siege-struck hometown

May 08, 2014 - 3:35 PM

Ahmad Didat Hanapi goes from avoiding gunfire in Zamboanga to eluding his defender in Laguna

NCR swimmers defend title in swimming 400-m medley relay

May 08, 2014 - 3:12 PM

NCR Alberto Batungbakal Maurice Illustre Miguel Barsilan and Brandon Sing contribute the capital s medals

CHAMPIONS. NCR swimmers Miguel Barsilan, Alberto Batungbakal with their coaches. Photo by Jerome Monta/Rappler

UAAP and NCAA schools search for recruits in Palaro

May 08, 2014 - 2:28 PM

Apart from bringing honor to their region Palarong Pambansa is also a venue for young athletes to showcase their skills to top college coaches

SCOUTING. Coach Ramil de Jesus of the DLSU watching the Palaro 2014 volleyball games to look for a potential Lady Spiker. Photo by Aki Yatco/Rappler

Cagayan Valley ends Palaro football campaign with consolation win over Central Luzon

May 07, 2014 - 11:02 PM

The Cagayan Valley secondary football squad will not go home winless after downing Central Luzon in the final game of the elimination round

A Cagayan Valley player has a clear path to the Central Luzon goal. Photo by Aki Yatco/Rappler

Palaro 2014 basketball roundup: Days 3-4

May 07, 2014 - 10:03 PM

After four days of intense basketball wars the Palarong Pambansa quarterfinals cast is complete

HOMETOWN HERO. A Calabarzon secondary player goes to the rim for a layup during their rout of Soccskargen on Wednesday. Photo by Jerome Monta/Rappler

#Palaro2014: Western Visayas beats Ilocos to wrap up football prelim round

May 07, 2014 - 8:41 PM

After dropping their first match in this year’s Palarong Pambansa secondary football tournament Western Visayas got back on track as they crushed Ilocos Region 7 1 to punch their ticket to the quarterfinals

WILD WEST. A Western Visayas player moves the ball against an Ilocano opponent. Photo by Aki Yatco/Rappler

#Palaro2014 Volleyball quarterfinal matchups set on Day 4

May 07, 2014 - 7:58 PM

The volleyball elimination round of Palarong Pambansa is over and with the brackets all set competition will rise to another level in the quarterfinal round

An NCR secondary boys volleyball player spikes past Northern Mindanao defenders. Photo by Jerome Monta/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: #Palaro2014 100-meter dash finals

May 07, 2014 - 7:39 PM

View photos of the 100 meter dash event at Palaro 2014

100-meter dash secondary boys. Photo by Lance Aquino/Rappler

FEU's Pons to Palaro athletes: work hard, believe in yourself

May 07, 2014 - 3:27 PM

Palaro standout and FEU rookie Bernadeth Pons tells athletes in this year s games: Dedication and hard work are keys to making it big

THANKFUL. Bernadeth Pons of the FEU Lady Tamaraws is grateful to Palarong Pambansa. Photo by Aki Yatco/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: #Palaro2014 Volleyball Day 4

May 07, 2014 - 3:15 PM

View photos of Wednesday s volleyball battles at Palaro 2014

A Calabarzon secondary boys player spikes the ball past the Bicol team's defense. Photo by Jerome Monta/Rappler

Northern Mindanao downs Soccskargen for Palaro tennis doubles gold

May 07, 2014 - 2:33 PM

Northern Mindanao overcame a tough challenge from Calabarzon before defeating Zamboanga to win secondary boys tennis doubles gold

THE VICTORS. The Northern Mindanao tennis team rejoices after winning gold. Photo by Aki Yatco/Rappler

Francisco Arca: No fingers, no toes, all heart

May 07, 2014 - 10:53 AM

This 15 year old athlete from Region 8 wants to prove his physical disability won’t stop him from excelling on the national stage

Palaro alum Tricia Santos happy volleyball is getting proper attention

May 06, 2014 - 10:51 PM

UST rookie and Palaro alum Tricia Santos returned to the national games to support her Davao based sister and is impressed with the condition of the game at Palarong Pambansa

UST's Tricia Santos at Rappler's Palarong Pambansa media headquarters in Laguna. Photo by Aki Yatco/Rappler

Central Luzon dedicates revenge win over CALABARZON to injured teammate

May 06, 2014 - 9:53 PM

The Central Luzon secondary girls volleyball team drew inspiration from injured teammate Rafaelle Del Rosario as they exacted revenge on CALABARZON for last year s defeat

The Central Luzon Secondary Girls Volleyball team, with crutch-bound incoming senior Rafaelle Del Rosario (top row, middle) and their trainer Abel Nunag (holding the cake), who will celebrate his birthday tomorrow. Photo by Kaye Cabal/Rappler

MIMAROPA booters stay unbeaten after 7-2 drubbing of Northern Mindanao

May 06, 2014 - 8:57 PM

MIMAROPA finally found their championship form as they hammered Northern Mindanao 7 2 to stay unbeaten at Palaro 2014

A MIMAROPA player maneuvers the ball as two Northern Mindanao defenders give chase. Photo by Aki Yatco/Rappler

Central Luzon’s over-achieving swimmer trumped as Palaro records fall

May 06, 2014 - 8:45 PM

Two Palaro records fell in Tuesday s swimming competition while a dominant swimmer from years past fell short of enhancing his legacy

Seven-time Palaro gold medalist Rafael Barreto of Central Luzon didn't add any more trinkets to his tally at Tuesday's competitions. Photo by Bjorn Landas/Rappler

Ilocano Ybañez wins double archery gold at Palaro 2014

May 06, 2014 - 8:05 PM

Golden Girl Mary Queen Ybañez of Ilocos took home two gold medals in 2014 Palarong Pambansa archery events increasing her tally to three over the past two years

EAGLE EYE. Mary Queen Ybanez of Ilocos takes aim during archery practice. Photo from Ybanez's Facebook

IN PHOTOS: #Palaro2014 Volleyball Day 3

May 06, 2014 - 7:08 PM

Relive volleyball action from Day 3 of Palarong Pambansa in photos

A Davao secondary volleyball player prepares to spike during a game against Northern Mindanao. Photo by Jerome Monta/Rappler

Ateneo coach Almadro says Palaro volleyball has improved

May 06, 2014 - 6:51 PM

Volleyball at Palarong Pambansa has attracted the attention of many interested observers including Ateneo men s volleyball coach Oliver Almadro

A Bicol secondary volleyball player digs low during a game against Northern Mindanao. Photo by Maan Tengco/Rappler

Region VII Softball team bouncing back from quake, super typhoon

May 06, 2014 - 5:00 PM

More than trainings and qualifiers Region VII s Softball team had to overcome Bohol s quake and Super Typhoon Haiyan

BOUNCING BACK. Jan Reese smiles as she bounces back from the quake that rocked Bohol and Super Typhoon Haiyan. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Fight as one: Brotherhood fuels Region II baseball crew

May 06, 2014 - 3:17 PM

The Cagayan Valley elementary boys baseball team has been one of Palaro 2014 s biggest surprises improving upon their 11th place finish last year to knock off 3 teams in 3 days

BATTER UP. The CAVRAA elementary baseball squad throw up the peace sign at Palaro 2014. Photo by Lance Aquino/Rappler