palarong pambansa 2013 - updates

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Cheng and Gopico: Rivals but not enemies

Apr 30, 2013 - 4:31 PM

Des Cheng and Ana Gopico are bitter rivals on court But off it they re the best of friends

SISTERS. Cheng and Gopico have formed a bond in the Palaro. Photo by Rappler/Roy Secretario

Unstoppable Pons dreams of making it big

Apr 23, 2013 - 10:55 PM

She s overcome a mountain of woes to get here With her dream in sight there s no turning back for Bernadeth Pons

EYES ON THE PRIZE. Pons wants to study in Manila to help her family. Photo by Rappler/Roy Secretario.

Little Ruth's big move

Apr 23, 2013 - 7:56 AM

A young chess player makes her big move at the national Palaro tournament

MAKING HER MOVE. Little Ruth Vinuya is the youngest chess player in Palaro 2013. Photo by Devon Wong

1st Palaro winner spurns hoops to focus on javelin throw

Apr 22, 2013 - 10:27 AM

Javelin thrower Jerremay Rubias could have been a basketball player for Western Visayas too But she focused on javelin throw and her decision paid off dividends

GOLDEN THROW. Rubias opened Western Visayas' Palaro campaign with aplomb. Photo by Rappler/Josh Albelda.

On the streets: Dumaguetenos cherish Palaro experience

Apr 22, 2013 - 9:17 AM

They may not be involved with organizing the Palaro but these Dumaguetenos are cherishing this momentous experience

MORE WORK. Porters get more income as they are hired to carry the luggages of Palaro participants. Photo by Rappler/Yuys Escareal.

Aklan javelin thrower gets 1st Palaro gold

Apr 22, 2013 - 7:54 AM

Western Visayas Jerremay Rubias won the 1st gold of the 2013 Palarong Pambansa

GOLDEN THROW. Rubias opened Western Visayas' Palaro campaign with aplomb. Photo by Rappler/Josh Albelda.

IN PHOTOS: Colorful grand Palaro 2013 parade

Apr 21, 2013 - 10:34 PM

A grand parade featuring more than 5000 athletes ushered in the 2013 Palarong Pambansa opening ceremony

Photo by Rappler/Kevin dela Cruz.

VLOG: Palarong Pambansa 2013 officially begins

Apr 21, 2013 - 8:54 PM

Almost 10 000 student athletes from all 17 regions of the country gather in Dumaguete for the Philippines largest sporting event The opening ceremonies and parade of athletes mark the official start of Palarong Pambansa 2013 Natashya Gutierrez reports

Colors and cultures shine in Palaro opening

Apr 21, 2013 - 8:49 PM

Colors and cultures from all over the Philippines filled the streets of Dumaguete in the opening of Palaro 2013

Luistro: Sports contribute to PH development

Apr 21, 2013 - 8:31 PM

DepEd Secretary Br Armin Luistro reiterated that Palaro 2013 will be key to nation building

Photo by Rappler/Roy Secretario.

LIVE BLOG: Day 1 - Palarong Pambansa 2013

Apr 21, 2013 - 7:30 PM

Follow Rappler s coverage of Day 1 of the 2013 Palarong Pambansa in this live blog

A father's love: Dad supports Bulacan tennis bet all the way

Apr 21, 2013 - 5:00 PM

Onofre Prulla has never missed a game his son Justine played in And unsurprisingly he s in Dumaguete to support as Prulla attempts to win the tennis gold

Gymnast leaves national team to go for Palaro gold

Apr 21, 2013 - 4:24 PM

Sofia Gonzalez left the opportunity to play for the national team to go for the gold in Palaro 2013

NATIONAL TREASURE. Gonzalez hopes to represent the country in the Olympics. Photo by Rappler/Levi Verora.

IN PHOTOS: Palaro playing venues (Part 2)

Apr 21, 2013 - 3:26 PM

Rappler s Palaro photographers scoured Dumaguete to take snapshots of the Palaro playing venues before action begins here

Sons of the sea: Tawi-Tawi swimmers move from sea to pool

Apr 21, 2013 - 2:57 PM

These swimmers are used to racing in the open seas But for Palaro 2013 swimmers from Tawi Tawi will attempt to break records in swimming pools

IN PHOTOS: Finishing touches put as Palaro begins

Apr 21, 2013 - 2:36 PM

Organizers put finishing touches to what s highly anticipated to be a grand Palaro 2013 opening ceremony

Lone Aklan eskrimador hopes to make mark for WV

Apr 21, 2013 - 2:05 PM

Joseph Sucro is the lone eskrimador from Aklan competing for Western Visayas in the Palaro And he just might be their best hope

LIVE BLOG: #Palaro2013 Opening Ceremony

Apr 21, 2013 - 1:15 PM

Follow the opening ceremonies of the 2013 Palarong Pambansa as it happens

Diarrhea downs 169 Eastern Visayas athletes, officials

Apr 20, 2013 - 7:55 PM

At least 169 student athletes from Eastern Visayas have been downed by diarrhea in their billeting quarters here

'Pulot boy' now Sulu's tennis ace

Apr 20, 2013 - 7:31 PM

Radymar Awaluddin was once a pulot boy in Sulu Now he s one of the region s brightest bets to win in the Palaro

IN PHOTOS: Palaro playing venues (Part 1)

Apr 20, 2013 - 6:25 PM

Photos of playing venues for athletics gymnastics archery basketball and arnis in Palaro 2013

Swimmer with no legs guns for gold

Apr 20, 2013 - 5:41 PM

Born with no legs Jomar Maalam becomes the first amputee swimmer from Western Mindanao to compete in Palarong Pambansa

For ARMM fighters, boxing is life

Apr 20, 2013 - 2:47 PM

For ARMM boxers competing in Palaro 2013 boxing is not just a sport Boxing is their life

ARMM booters play for peace and prosperity

Apr 20, 2013 - 2:19 PM

Hailing from Tawi Tawi the ARMM football team play for peace prosperity and their future

Negros Oriental aims for 'clean and green' Palaro

Apr 20, 2013 - 1:35 PM

Negros Oriental aims to make Palaro 2013 cleaner and greener by promoting environmentally friendly practices

Preview: Powerhouse NCR, Western Visayas favored in girls volley

Apr 20, 2013 - 11:50 AM

Powerhouse teams from NCR and Western Visayas are expected to contend for the 2013 Palaro girls volley title

Amputee swimmer competes in Palaro 2013

Apr 20, 2013 - 10:00 AM

Jomar Maalam is a 16 year old swimmer from Zamboanga del Sur who was born without legs He competes in Palarong Pambansa 2013

Koronadal archer goes for back-to-back titles

Apr 20, 2013 - 7:07 AM

Taking up archery may be expensive but Koronadal s Kathy Vilbar doesn t allow it to be a hindrance

Dumaguetenos learn Rappler reporting for Palaro 2013

Apr 20, 2013 - 6:55 AM

Students from Silliman University learned from the Rappler team the basics of multimedia and sports reporting

PE supervisors paint, landscape Mabinay classrooms

Apr 19, 2013 - 6:41 PM

DepEd PE and Sports supervisors held a Gawad Kalinga Bayanihan Build two days before the Palaro

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

A blind man's shining light

Apr 19, 2013 - 5:23 PM

Alex Clerigo thought that when he lost his sense of sight all hope of living a good life vanished into darkness However he found out soon enough that life has something more in store for him

All systems go for grand Palaro 2013

Apr 19, 2013 - 5:02 PM

With two days to go Negros Oriental has put in place the venues for the different events in the 2013 Palarong Pambansa

IN PHOTOS: Palarong Pambansa 2013 preparations

Apr 19, 2013 - 8:11 AM

Snapshots from athletes preparations for the 2013 Palarong Pambansa

Palaro youth summit to talk about peace

Apr 09, 2013 - 9:41 PM

The DepEd will hold an Athletes Youth Summit during the Palarong Pambansa

Chieffy to Palaro athletes: Don't give up

Apr 07, 2013 - 9:23 AM

Azkal Chieffy Caligdong talks about his Palaro beginnings and how it helped him become the national treasure he is now

What you need to know about the Palarong Pambansa

Apr 07, 2013 - 12:00 AM

Here s what you need to know about the biggest sporting event in the country the Palarong Pambansa

Cash prizes, scholarships for Palaro winners

Apr 05, 2013 - 10:09 AM

Aside from the medals they will get top performers of Palaro 2013 will get cash incentives and scholarship offers

DepEd, Rappler partner anew for Palaro 2013

Mar 26, 2013 - 6:50 PM

DepEd teams up with Rappler anew as its official media partner for the 2013 Palarong Pambansa

Negros Oriental all set to host Palaro 2013

Mar 05, 2013 - 6:52 PM

Negros Oriental Gov Roel Degamo expressed his province s readiness to host the much awaited 2013 Palarong Pambansa in Dumaguete City

SIGNED. Negros Oriental Gov. Roel Degamo (left) and DepEd Secretary Br. Armin Luistro presented the MOU they signed for the 2013 Palarong Pambansa. Photo by Josiah Israel Albelda/Rappler

Negros Oriental to host Palarong Pambansa 2013

Nov 03, 2012 - 4:06 PM

Negros Oriental has been chosen as the host for Palarong Pambansa 2013 according to the Department of Education

GOLD. Palarong Pambansa 2013 will be held in Negros Oriental. File photo