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Aklanon Athletes, now ready for Palarong Pambansa on May 4

Posted May 3, 2014
Written by Gloria Villas

About 20 Aklanon athletes are now ready to represent Western Visayas Region at the 2014 Palarong Pambansa or National Games.

The Palaro will be held at Sta. Cruz, Laguna on May 4 to 10, 2014.

According to DepEd Aklan Education Program Supervisor I Mary Ann Lopez, 11 Elementary Students are to compete for swimming, tennis, basketball, athletics, taekwondo, and chess events.

There are meanwhile 9 High School students to compete for arnis, boxing, athletics and chess events.

Laguna Governor ER Ejercito said that they have prepared for what he calls Olympics of the Philippines, for one year.

Joining are 11,200 athletes and 1,200 technical officials from 80 provinces in 17 regions.

Quarters for participants are already set as well as the Sta. Cruz Sport Complex where the games will be held.

Police and tanods will also be deployed for the security of thousands of athletes.

Translated by Shelah Casiano

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