2018 Palaro Vigan
2018 Palaro Vigan wins bid to host Palarong Pambansa
Vigan has won the bidding for the 2018 Palaro. While beating out Baguio, Marikina City, Ilagan City, and the Province of Bulacan. Most noteworthy is that Vigan which may prove difficult to get to is some 10-12 hours from Manila by bus. It is located in the Province of Ilocos Sur. Especially relevant is that Vigan is a UNESCO Heritage site. And one of the only towns in the Philippines whose structures have mostly remained intact. While it is well known for its cobblestone streets. Also its unique architecture of the Philippine colonial era which fuses Native Philippine and Oriental building designs and construction, with colonial Spanish architecture. Furthermore, former Philippine president Elpidio Quirino, the
sixth President of the Philippines, was born in Vigan, at the former location of the Provincial
Jail (his father was a warden); he resided in the Syquia Mansion.
SAN Fernando City, La Union — The province of Ilocos Sur clinched the hosting of
Department of Education’s (DepEd) Palarong Pambansa 2018.
Hence in the bidding conducted by the Department of Education, Ilocos Sur bested the
provinces of Isabela, Bulacan, Marikina City and Baguio City.
“Mabuhay Provincial Government of Ilocos Sur and DepEd Team and the wonderful presentation and exellent oral defense of a very confident and determined Gov. Ryan Singson,” remarked Dr. Edilbelto Abalos in his facebook account. Abalos is the Education Program supervisor of DepEd Region 1.
Ilocos Sur, which is dubbed Heritage Province, will first host this October 2017 Batang Pinoy Northern Luzon Leg.
Hence following more than 15 minutes of presentation, Vigan City got the nod of the Palaro board as it hosts the national sports competition anew since 1953 and 1973.
“Region I (Vigan City) wins the bid to host the 2018 Palarong Pambansa. We did our best. We presented what we could offer… unfortunately, ‘The Coolest Palaro’ will not happen,” said Ryan Dale Mangusan of the Baguio City Mayor’s office.
The Palaro Selection board is chaired by the Secretary of the Department of Education and co-chaired by the Chairman of the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC). Also with the education Undersecretaries and regional directors as members.
Hence after hours of deliberation, the Department of Education (DepEd) named Ilocos Sur as the host of Palarong Pambansa 2018. And according to the DepED calendar of activities, this will be held on April 16-20.
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