Memorandum of understanding between the Department of Education and this year’s host for the Palarong Pambansa, the provincial government of Pangasinan represented by Governor Amado T. Espino, Jr was signed last March 14, 2012 at the Bulwagan ng Katarungan, DepEd Compound Pasig City.
This year's Palarong Pambansa will focus on having a clean and green environment. DepEd pursue the campaign to make the Palaro an environment-friendly event by requiring food caterers to dispense with plastic and styrofor in the preparation of meals. They started it in some part last year but they decided to focus more for this year's event.
On another clean aspect, Luistro announced that the DepEd will ensure that athlete screening and games officiating will be clean and fair to all in keeping with the true spirit of the sporting event.“The Palaro is a venue for values formation among our youth, this is where positive Filipino values should apply,” he reiterated.
Pangasinan Governor Amado T. Espino said that the province will utilize the internet to reach out to more audience regardless of location. We can watch the games in real time at www.palarongpambansa2012.com website. Online and sports enthusiast can participate on spreading the news and happenings on the said game category with their relatives and friends.
DepEd has allocated some P136.5 million for this year’s Palaro. Most of the events will be played at the Narciso Ramos Sports Center in Lingayen while the rest will be in the cities of San Carlos and Dagupan and the towns of Bugallon and Binmaley. Some 10,000 athletes, coaches and sports officials from the country’s 17 regions are expected to participate in the country’s biggest sports spectacle.
The 2012 Palarong Pambansa is set from May 6 to 12, 2012 to be participated in by elementary and secondary students from public and private schools.