The Philippine Sports Commission will be involved with the planning and staging of the 2020 Palarong Pambansa.
The involvement of the PSC was affirmed following Tuesday meeting of chairman William Ramirez with Department of Education (DepEd) secretary Leonor Briones, undersecretary Revsee Escobedo and Marikina Mayor Marcelino Teodoro.
DepEd officials have confirmed the dates of the Palaro, which will be held from May 1 to 8 in Marikina City.
The City of Marikina will host the 2020 Palarong Pambansa after Occidental Mindoro begged off from hosting the annual sporting event for student-athletes
The decision to withdraw from the hosting by Occidental Mindoro came following the devastation wrought by typhoon “Tisoy” last month.
Under Palarong Pambansa Resolution No. 2019-002, the Board adopted the policies on determining the selection of the venue or the host LGU, as stipulated in Republic Act No. 10588 three years in advance.
But, due to the damages sustained by Occidental Mindoro, the hosting of the annual sports event was given to Marikina City.
The hosting of the Palarong Pambansa is supposed to be determined by bidding, and guided by the principle of the “Luzon-Visayas-Luzon-Mindanao” rotation.
The Palaro is considered as the flagship sports program of the DepEd.