Famous athletes of the Philippines like Lydia De Vega, Elma Muros, Wesley So and more came from the annual Palarong Pambansa and for many years, the Palarong Pambansa has never failed to produce notable athletes in different fields of sports until now. Some of them made their name and popular specially in international sports scene. They also serve as an inspiration to young athletes hoping to establish their own names in their respective categories.The 2012 Palaro showcases a new roster of talents that may soon follow the tracks of legendary Filipino athletes.
To name some, Mae Barit (Region XI) for athletics, Jomel Renolayan (Region V) for arnis, Jade Bornia (Region XII) in the field of boxing, Arielle Nichole Orell (NCR) and Mary Carmelli Garovillo (Region 7) for Rhythmic Gymnastics, Rachiel Paterno in 800 meter run athletics for elementary girls and Romnick Nor in 100 meter dash athletics for secondary level. These are just a few of the many outstanding players that the nation will witness during the upcoming Palaro. Preparations, hard work and sacrifices will all boil down into a single fight that could possibly shape their future as athletes.
At the Presscon held at Capitol Resort Hotel Lingayen Pangasinan, Education Secretary Br. Armin A. Luistro FSC said that Palarong Pambansa is more than just a national sports competition. “While we expect that Palarong Pambansa will boost regional pride among our competing regional athletic associations, to the athletes, joining the competition has a deeper meaning. It could be the first step to reaching their dreams in the world of sports since it opens many doors of opportunities to unfold their full potentials,” said Luistro.
Let us all watch at Palarong Pambansa 2012 website HERE via live streaming and be updated on Palarong Pambansa 2012 at Pangasinan. See more photos HERE for the Palarong Pambansa PressCon happen yesterday morning.