2020 Palaro “Give it a Miss”
With the COVID-19 showing no signs of slowing down. The Palarong Pambansa is inevitably canceled along with most of the sports events for 2020 in the Philippines. Without a host and no-host wanting to risk contaminating its populace with 10,000+ people athletes, managers, coaches, etc pouring in. It seems like 2020 is likely to ‘Give Palaro a Miss.
List of Upcoming Events which are doubtful and will likely not be held this year at all.
Palaro to push through despite Corona Virus Fears
Feb 6, 2020
The 2020 Palarong Pambansa in Marikina will go on as scheduled. In conclusion, the Department of Education backed down on its earlier decision to postpone it and will no longer include the national games in its list of events that it will put on hold.
However DepEd officials yesterday clarified that national and regional competitions for students in February are the only ones, they are canceling amidst the risk posed by the novel coronavirus.
For instance, Education Secretary Leonor Briones issued a memorandum late Tuesday night. Listing the events that the department canceled and planned for the month.
“Upon the advice of [Department of Health], all national and regional activities involving learners and/or teachers requiring travel and congregation of various schools, divisions, and/or regions are suspended,” it read.
However, the suspension will only cover the staging of the National Science and Technology Fair, the National Schools Press Conference and the National Festival of Talents.