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2020 Palaro

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.

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Marikina to host 2020 Palaro as Occidental Mindoro Withdraws

Marikina to host 2020 Palaro
Marikina will host the Palarong Pambansa for the first time in the city’s history.
By Drew Malihan
MANILA–Marikina City will serve as the host of the 2020 Palarong Pambansa. According to a memorandum released by the Department of Education (DepEd).
In an unnumbered memorandum from DepEd Undersecretary Atty. Revsee Escobedo, Palarong Pambansa’s Secretary-General. Marikina City will step up as the games’ host in place of the original host Occidental Mindoro.
Occidental Mindoro was devastated by Typhoon “Tisoy” in November, with damages amounting to more than P800 million, according to a PIA report.
The LGU decided to allocate the 2020 Budget to the victims of the Typhoon instead.

It was the supposed first-ever hosting of the said province and the second in the Mimaropa region. After Puerto Princesa City hosted the games in 2008.
Escobero also tasked the Division of Marikina City to submit a list of possible sporting venues and billeting areas for the delegates.
It will be the first time for Marikina to host the Palaro. Canceled in 1980. To give way to the only edition of the Palarong Bagong Lipunan.
The hosting also means the National Capital Region will host the games for the fifth time. With the last edition in Quezon City in 1966.
NCR will try to vie for the 16th overall championship crown.
Marikina was upgraded from a 6 lane to an 8 lane oval when it hosted the 2014 ASEAN School Games Athletics 
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