Friday, March 11, 2016

Albay 90% ready to host Palarong Pambansa on April 10-16
By Nancy Ibo Mediavillo

LEGAZPI CITY, March 10 (PNA) -- The provincial government of Albay is 90 percent prepared to host the Palarong Pambansa 2016, a month before the national games on April 10-16, Gov. Joey Sarte Salceda said Thursday.

Salceda made his assessment based on the comprehensive report his office received from various committees working on the Palarong Pambansa 2016 jointly composed of officials and employees of the province and the Department of Education (DepEd) based on Executive Order 2015-029 that he signed on Dec. 9, 2015.

He said there are 29 playing venues, with the center of competition being inside the Bicol University Main Campus in this city.

There are 32 billeting centers, 30 of which are public elementary and secondary schools and two state universities and colleges (SUC) campuses -- the Bicol University Main and Bicol University College of Agriculture and Fisheries in Guinobatan, Albay.

The billeting centers will house the delegates from the 18 regions of the country who are participating in the national school games competition.

Six billeting quarters are ready for sports officials.

In this connection, a three-day Joint Technical Committee Conference for the Palarong Pambansa headed by the DepEd and Albay is now ongoing to tackle developments and last-minute hitches.(PNA) JMC/FGS/NIM/CBD