Davao Norte is 98% ready for Palaro 2015—official says

Mar. 16, 2015

TAGUM CITY — The province of Davao del Norte is “98% ready for Palarong Pambansa 2015,” claims Cesar Abalon, the Department of Education’s (DepEd) Schools Sports Events and Activities Unit Head.

According to Abalon, the province of Davao del Norte has successfully passed the evaluation and ocular inspection of playing venues to billeting areas, conducted by a team of evaluators last week.

“There is something unique in every host. But with DavNor, it is the playing facilities, the billeting,  the warmth of the people and the all-out support of the Governor [Rodolfo del Rosario] with his drive to make this the best Palaro ever,” Abalon said.

A technical conference—composed of various DepEd officials , sports officials from various regions across the country— was held last March 10 to finalize the preparations of the said annual sporting event.

Jason Razal, a member of the combined inspection team from the DepEd and the Philippine Sports Commission, said that  Davao del Norte is prepared in hosting the Palarong Pambansa 2015 and billeting the close to 10,000 athletes and officials in the seven-day games.

“Only minimal improvements need to be done as most playing facilities are in place. Most only need ‘finishing touches’ and facilities will be definitely ready for the Palaro,” Razal said.

For his part, Davao del Norte Governor Rodolfo Del Rosario is hoping that “the conference would ensure a smooth system, particularly in meeting technical requirements—especially those of the tournament managers on whom the fair and refined conduct of the sporting events are dependent upon.” (davaotoday.com)

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