ILOCOS SUR, April 24, 2018 –Technical Officials and coaches for the 2018 Palarong Pamabansa moved to ensure the success of the program through a solidarity meeting held on April 14 at the Vigan City Convention Center.
The said meeting was aimed at consolidating ideas, guidelines and rules to be observed and performed during the games, finalizing the schedules and ground rules, and getting acquainted with each other.
DepEd Undersecretary and Palarong Pambansa Secretary-General Tonisito Umali challenged everyone, especially the coaches, to produce world-class athletes. He also shared the Department’s plan to give incentives to Palaro winners as part of the support they receive when they join international competitions.
Region I Director Alma Ruby Torio welcomed all the participants and shared how overwhelming the conduct of 2018 Palarong Pambansa is. “I commend Ilocos Sur province for it offers a lot to discover, especially to our visitors from other regions,” she added.
Filemon Fajardo, Technical Official in Dancesport, is positive that everyone is looking forward to the success of the country’s biggest sports event.
“We are united today not only to talk on the implementing rules and regulations, but to socialize and mingle with our fellow technical officials and coaches as well,” Arman Mercado, Technical Official in Basketball, stated.
DepEd Bureau of Learner Support Services-School Sports Division Senior Education Program Specialists Jessica Elizabeth Brillantes and Paulo Motita also acknowledged the regional sports officers, guests, and participants, and relayed the meeting’s objectives.