Last night at the Governor's Night, DepEd Secretary Br. Armin A. Luistro FSC says “We are confident to say that all necessary arrangements have been secured to make this year’s Palaro truly remarkable and successful” . The Secretary also promised a clean, green, and hi-tech Palaro this year including the zero tolerance of cheating.
DepEd tasked the National Screening and Accreditation Committee to facilitate the screening and accreditation of athletes and coaches using stricter implementation of the guidelines which DepEd Sec. Br Armin Luistro reiterated in his speech in Governor's Night.
Pangasinan Governor Amado Espino Jr. and the provincial government of Pangasinan promises to provide tight security during the Palaro. A security officer will be assigned in every billeting quarter to monitor and ensure the safety of Palaro delegates and participants. Governor Espino has also assigned a medical team from local hospitals to look after the athletes during the sports competitions.Health care providers are visible and ready within the sports area and medical institution and facilities in Lingayen and Dagupan.
What about exciting in this year's Palaro? Is the provincial government of Pangasinan has partnered with DepEd in launching the new website for the 2012 Palaro. The new website boasts of its high functionality and uniqueness and promises to deliver the ‘most digital’ coverage in the history of Palaro (HERE). It features 17 sports categories with individual sports channels for live streaming with real time scoring and replays of the games. The Palaro 2012 TV will also be launched to showcase extraordinary stories of athletes and their journey at the Palaro, messages from guests, and other interesting stories. You can also participate in the conversation by commenting in the live screaming format of the site.
The Palaro will use the breakthrough Social Media Command Center for faster response to queries and suggestions. The command center will serve as the central network of connection among participants and officials. DepEd has also partnered with social news network Rappler as its official social media partner. Updates may be viewed via http://www.rappler.com/sports/
See Day 1 Photos HERE.