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Notes on Inaccuracies in Palaro Records via DEPED
This morning, I got asked by an athlete why her Palaro Record is not in the records. Angel Ann Pranisa set the Elementary Girls’ 200m Record in 2016 at 26.15 (in official DEPED results), yet the DEPED still lists the Palaro Record of Maureen Schrijvers at 26.7. Also, the secondary girls 400 Hurdles record is listed at 1:00.00 which is 1:05.00 in the meet results. And the typo was never fixed. Riza Jane Valiente 1:01.5 is the true Palaro record.
There are several outdated records, anomalies and typographical errors leading to inaccurate Palaro Records. Several years ago, I took the liberty to provide more accurate Palaro records; for those interested, you can view them here.
I was thinking about doing a whole article on this matter. But I have already brought this issue up with the DEPED in the past who chose to ignore it and keep on with their inaccurate list of records.
For a more accurate list of Palaro Records
Palarong Pambansa 2023 Athletics Results
Regarding the poor Oval Surface at Marikina 2023 Palaro
The oval at Marikina was slow and soft and performance times there are evidence of this. Because layering of the track began 2 months ago when the hosts knew full well it was rainy season. As Marikina was awarded the palaro in 2020 and in 2022 pandemic ended.
I do not see why the hosts couldn’t have started laying the track earlier when it wasn’t wet when they knew they would be hosting quite in advance. As the track oval was not ready the event would have been better off being held at Ultra. As evidence from what I’ve seen not a single Palaro record was broken on the track so far at on the surface at Marikina.
Palarong Pambansa 2023 Qualifying Standards
List of Palarong Pambansa Athletic Records(revised)
Palaro Updates (Feb 14)
Palarong Pambansa 2023 Updates (Feb 7)
PASIG CITY—February 7, 2023— Nearly three years after the COVID-19 pandemic forced its cancellation, the Department of Education (DepEd) confirmed the 2023 Palarong Pambansa will be held in Marikina City from July 29 to August 5.
This year’s scholastic multi-sport competition will be hosted by Marikina City’s LGU, DepEd-NCR Office, and SDO.
The Palarong Pambansa Secretariat recommended holding Division Meets on February 6-10 and Regional Meets on April 24-28, according to DepEd Memorandum No. 5, s. 2023.
The Pre-National Qualifying Meet will reduce delegations, event duration, and costs without lowering play quality.
The new level will exclusively contain team sports like baseball, basketball, football, futsal, sepak takraw, and volleyball.
The next layer will divide delegations into four geographical regions. Cluster 1 includes Ilocos, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, and Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR); Cluster 2 includes CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, NCR, and Bicol Region; Cluster 3 includes Western, Central, and Eastern Visayas and Zamboanga Peninsula Region; and Cluster 4 includes Northern Mindanao, Davao, SOCCKSARGEN, CARAGA, and BARMM.
The top two regional delegations per cluster proceed to Palarong Pambansa.
DepEd Order No. 34, s. 2022, and other applicable regulations and standards require the modified competition structure to reduce class disturbance and follow minimal public health and safety protocols.
Individual Sports Direct to Palarong Pambansa 2023 Finals after Regionals
Athletics, swimming, and archery, which may need items like that target quiver, will use Palarong Pambansa qualifying distance, time, and points. Other non-team sports without qualifying standards will advance directly to the Palarong Pambansa finals.
Filipino athletes from authorized schools overseas can compete in individual sports under Philippine Schools Overseas (PSOs).
Section 27, Rule VI of the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act (RA) 10588, also known as the Palarong Pambansa Act of 2013, requires a separate memorandum on the technical guidelines for all sports.
As Per Notification, the cut-off Date of Birth for the Secondary Division will be Jan 1, 2005
Palarong Pambansa 2021 no exact date or venue yet
Palarong Pambansa 2020 Gripping Cancelation
NCR, NCAA, and Palarong Pambansa Sports Events Cancelled for 2020
- In light of the NCR, the meeting is indefinitely suspended.
- Two more major competitions also have been canned.
- The Philippines NCAA Athletics Meet and the Palarong Pambansa.
- With host Marikina pulling out, it now casts the Palaro hosting in 2020 into serious doubt.
- The DepEd had announced whether they would push through with the meeting COVID-19 or not.
- But with cases of COVID reported near Marikina, the Mayor has now withdrawn hosting.
- This also leaves in question the 2020 UAAP Athletics scheduled to start on March 21, Which has already been postponed 6 times this will also follow suit?
- In the best interest of the young athlete’s health, COVID cases climb from 10 to 20 in the Philippines this week.
Breaking: Palarong Pambansa 2020 Sports Events 2020 will no longer be held in Marikina City this May
The Palarong Pambansa 2020 will no longer be held in Marikina City this May, Mayor Marcelino “Marcy” Teodoro announced on Monday, less than an hour after confirming a case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the city.
“Putting the safety of the athletes and their families first, Marikina City Mayor Marcy Teodoro suspends the Palarong Pambansa 2020 in May because of the threat posed by COVID-19,” read the short press statement from the Marikina Local Government Unit (Marikina LGU).
In January 2020, the Department of Education announced that the annual sports meet for elementary and high school students would be held in the Shoe Capital of the Philippines after the original host Occidental Mindoro withdrew following the damages it faced brought by Typhoon Tisoy.
Teodoro earlier confirmed that an 86-year-old male living in Marikina City, who recently travelled to South Korea, tested positive for COVID-19. The mayor ordered massive disinfection in the city, noting that a memorandum for the strict compliance of disinfection in schools, malls, and other public spaces will be issued immediately.
Palarong Pambansa Sports Events DEPED Guidelines
Please note the Palaro hasn’t been cancelled formally by the DEPED, but Marikina has withdrawn from hosting the event. Below are some shared memorandums regarding precautions etc.
Palarong Pambansa 2020 “Give it a Miss.”
COVID-19 showing no signs of slowing down. The Palarong Pambansa 2020 is inevitably cancelled along with most of the Philippines’ sports events for 2020. 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 that are doubtful and will likely not be held this year at all
Palaro pushes through despite Corona’s 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 clarified that national and regional competitions for students in February are the only ones they are cancelling 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 cancelled 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 National Science and Technology Fair’s staging, the National Schools Press Conference, and the National Festival of Talents.
Marikina to host 2020 Palaro as Occidental Mindoro Withdraws
By Drew Malihan
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