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SDO San Juan attends Palarong Panrehiyon 2023 in Marikina City

A thriving force of SDO San Juan attended the Palarong Panrehiyon 23 on April 22, 2023 with the theme: Atletang Pinoy ng Pambansang Punong Rehiyon: Tunay na Kampeon, following the announcement of the Department of Education (DepEd) of the conduct of the 2023 Palarong Pambansa pursuant to DepEd Memorandum No.005 s.2023 or the Conduct of the 2023 Palarong Pambansa, to be hosted by the Office of the Schools Division Office of Marikina, DepEd-National Capital Region (NCR) and the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Marikina City. The said massive activity was participated by the different schools division offices held at the Marikina Sport Complex Ground.

‘’Sports play a vital role in the development of our nation’s youth – not only on the physical aspect, but in their overall character-building as well. Saludo at bilib ako sa mga atletang kasama natin ngayon mula sa San Juan. Sila ay magandang halimbawa sa kanilang mga ka-eskwela, kaibigan, sa disiplina sa kanilang sarili, sa tamang paggamit ng kanilang oras, at tamang pangangalaga sa kanilang katauhan. Ang pag-aaral ay pangunahin, at ang sports ay napakahalaga. It complements our well-being,” said Dr. Leonardo P. Dagum, MAPEH,Education Program Supervisor of Schools Division Office, San Juan.

The said event was originally set within the period from April 24 to 28 of the same year, however, the regional offices and SDOs opted to deviate from the recommended dates and conduct of their respective meets on a staggered per sports’ basis on a different schedule guided by no disruption of regular classes of the participating students- athletes.

In line with the DepEd Memorandum No. 5, s. 2023 or the Conduct of the 2023 Palarong Pambansa, Division Meets and Regional Meets shall be conducted on February 6-10 and April 24-28, respectively, as recommended by the Palarong Pambansa Secretariat.

Palarong Pambansa is the country’s largest inter-regional scholastic meet, is now returning for the first time since the pandemic which was last held in Davao City from April to May 2019. The country is still under the threat of pandemic, although, believed to be already minimized, changes will still be made to adapt to the new normal. Certain modifications in the conduct of the competition under the new normal shall be implemented to comply with the health protocols and DepEd guidelines, especially in the prevention of the disruption of classes and to observe minimum public health protocols.

The winner-take-all policy shall be applied in representation of teams in the regional meet for team sports to the next level of competition, Pre-National Qualifying meet. Only seven (7) team sports will be played during the Pre-National Qualifying Meet, namely, basketball, baseball, softball, football, futsal, sepak takraw and volleyball.

All team sports and measurable sports competitions shall be governed by the duly approved Palarong Pambansa Guidelines, Rules, and Procedures as explicitly indicated in Rule VI, Sections 27 and 28 of the said IRR.

Article Written by:

Mark John G. Ortiz

San Juan Elementary School - Teacher III


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