PRRD to grace opening of   2017 Palarong Pambansa

  • April 21, 2017
  • Vicente W. Villavert

SAN JOSE, Antique April 21 (PIA) - -  All roads lead to Antique as the country’s 18 regions are now converged in Antique province to demonstrate their competitive edge in the 2017 national sports event dubbed “Palarong Pambansa,” with President Rodrigo Roa Duterte gracing the event.
According to the Governor Rhodora J. Cadiao,  the Antiquenos are excited to hear that  the President will be coming to grace the occasion.
Gov.   Cadiao said that the once unknown province of Antique is now pulsating with several activities that will help introduce the province’s potential as investment and tourist destination thereby bringing economic development to the province.
Cadiao said this year’s Palaro is the first national sports event under President Duterte’s term as the new President of the country.
“The President wants to bring development to the countryside through sports, and I used this hashtag when I bid for the hosting of the Palaro,” Cadiao said.
The Governor said that the province has  set a precedent  “because this is the first time that a small province, and practically an unknown province is pushing to host the big sports event.
During the Opening Program of the Palaro, President Duterte will be introduced by DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones.
The Palaro Opening Program will also be highlighted by the song tribute to the Palaro coaches and mentors to be given by Jed Madela and The Voice Kids winner Antiqueno Joshua Oliveros,  to be followed  by the launching of the Philippine Olympic Silver Medalist Stamp.
With the theme “2017 Palarong Pambansa: Converges Youth Power, Builds Sustainable Future,” the sports event is expected to gather around 12,000 to 15,000 of student athletes from elementary and secondary schools including the coaches, chaperons, technical officials, DepEd officilas and LGUs from the 18 regions in the country will converge in San Jose de Buenavista. (JCM/VWV/PIA Antique)


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