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Ginoong at Binibining Palaro ‘09: The Pageant

May 8th, 2009

Here are some photos of the Search for the Ginoong at Bainibining Palaro ‘09 on pageant night, April 26, 2009 at the Leyte National High School Gymnasium, Tacloban City…

Best in Regional Costume: Patricia Mae Santos, Region XI

Best in Regional Costume: Marvin Val Amoroso, Region XII

View the full gallery (165 photos) at:

The Final Results of the Search for Ginoong at Binibining Palaro 2009:

Ginoong Palaro 2009: Martin Delfinado, Region XI
Binibining Palaro 2009: Karissa Grace Falcon, Region X

1st Runner -up:
Angelone Soria, NCR
Rachelle Joyce Canimo, Region IV-A

2nd Runner-up:
Marvin Val Amoroso, Region XII
Christine Jade Jerusalem Baguios, Region XII

3rd Runner-up:
Mark Jacob San Miguel IV-A
Patricia Mae Santos, Region XI

4th Runner-up:

Alexis James Labadan, Region X
Princess Dianne Rico, Region IV-B

Special Awards

Best in Sports Attire:
Angelone Soria, NCR
Patricia Mae Santos, Region XI

Best in Talent:
Ralph Jumuad, Region VII
Princess Dianne Rico, Region IV-B

Best in Regional Costume:
Marvin Val Amoroso, Region XII
Patricia Mae Santos, Region XI

Sports Achiever:
Angelone Soria, NCR
Rachelle Joyce Canimo, Region IV-A

Miss Eloquence:
Marvin Val Amoroso, Region XII
Patricia Mae Santos, Region XI

View the full gallery (165 photos) at:

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Palaro Subiran Regatta ‘09

May 5th, 2009

It was a day for Carigaran-ons during the Palaro Subiran Regatta competition held April 29, 2009 at Cancabato Bay, Tacloban City.

Organized and staged by the Leyte provincial government and the Palaro socio-cultural committee chaired by PAGCOR vice-president Remedios ‘Matin’ Petilla, the Subiran Regatta was among the side events lined up for the Palarong Pambansa 2009.

Declared winner was Rodrigo Ariarte of Carigara, Leyte (sailboat # 25 carrying the sail painting entry of Mahaplag) who negotiated the 8-nautical mile (12.8 kms long) race route with a time of 2 hours and 26 minutes.

Coming in close with only a minute time difference was 2nd placer Mateo Arcosi (sailboat # 26), another Carigarag-on. Third placer was Crispo Somalinog (sailboat # 28) also of Carigara, who clocked in 5 minutes later at the Finish Line at Family Park, Magsaysay Blvd.

There was a total of 34 entries.

In the sail painting category, artist Domingo Flandez who did the Baybay sail won the top prize.

Second placer was Johnray Mabalod (Abuyog sail); third, Romulo Ramirez (Sta. Fe sail) and 4th was Donald Abrasaldo (Javier sail).

The regatta had two contest categories – the boat race and the sail painting competition.

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Summary of Reg’l Contingents’ Points: General Championship

May 3rd, 2009

Ever wonder who’s winning at the Palaro 2009?

NCR, as expected, is at the top of the list…

Here are the final results:

Source: DepED TFSS

Here’s a quick link for the details: GENERAL CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS

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Ginoong at Binibining Palaro ‘09 winners

April 29th, 2009

Ms. Karissa Grace Falcon from Region X (Northern Mindanao Regional Athletic Association) was declared Binibining Palarong Pambansa 2009 while Mr. Martin Delfinado from Region XI (Davao Regional Athletic Association) the Ginoong Palarong Pambansa 2009 at the Search for Ginoong at Binibining Palaro pageant held April 26 at the Leyte National High School Gym ushering in the Palarong Pambansa in Tacloban City.

Other winners were:

1st Runner up: Rachelle Joyce Canimo (Reg IV-A) and Angelone Soria (NCR)
2nd Runner up: Christine Jade Baguios (Reg XII) and Marvin Val Amoroso (Reg XII)
3rd Runner up: Patricia Mae Santos (Reg XI) and Marc Jacob San Miguel (Reg IV-A)
4th Runner up: Princess Dianner Rico (Reg IV-B) and Alexis James Labadan (Reg X)

Former Governor-Congresswoman Matin Petilla crowns Ms. Karissa Grace Falcon as the Binibining Palaro 2009.

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Search for Ginoong, Bb. Palaro kicks off Palarong Pambansa ‘09

April 24th, 2009

Here are photos of the initial group of contestants (there were late-comers hence do no appear in this set of photos):

TACLOBAN CITY, April 22 -– The Search for the Ginoong at Binibining Palaro will be the opening salvo of the Palarong Pambansa 2009 which the Provincial Government of Leyte under Gov. Carlos Jericho Petilla is hosting.

The pre-pageant night or the talent competition is scheduled on April 25 (7:00 p.m.) at Leyte National High School (LNHS) Gymnatorium.

The pageant and coronation night will be held at the same venue on April 26 (Sunday) at 7:00 p.m.

According to the competition guidelines issued by the Department of Education each region is entitled to one male candidate for the Ginoong Palaro 2009 and one female candidate for the Binibining Palaro 2009. There are 17 participating regions.

The contest categories are sports wear competition, regional costume competition, talent showdown, question and answer and sports participation portfolio.

In the sports participation portfolio, the candidates are required to submit in advance their achievements in sports (photos, plaques, medals, ribbons, citations or any form of documentation) for the last three years.

On the other hand, the criteria for judging are over-all physique (30 percent), talent (20 percent), intelligence and communication skills (20 percent) and sports participation portfolio (30 percent).

The major awards are Ginoong at Binibining Palaro 2009, 1st Runners-Up to 4th-Runners-Up (male and female).

The special awards to be given are Best in Sports Attire, Best in Regional Costume, Best in Talent, Most Eloquent, Mr. and Ms. Congeniality and Top Sports Achievers.

As agreed during the coordinative meeting with the Physical Education School Sports (PESS) Supervisors held last March 28 here, the Top Sports Achiever Awards shall be given to the contestants who garner the highest number of points for the Sports Portfolio.

It is emphasized in the guidelines that in the sports wear competition, the candidates shall wear only his or her Palarong Pambansa official uniform like jacket, t-shirt, shorts/jogging pants, cap and sports rubber shoes.

The candidate may also use sports equipment or playing implement during the presentation as props, if necessary.

The guidelines also emphasized that in the regional costume competition, the use of special effects, grandiose displays, live animals and deadly weapons are prohibited to ensure that the presentation will not put the candidate and the other candidates in serious danger.

According also to the guidelines, the talent presentation should last only for a maximum of five minutes including the entrance and the exit.

It must be done in good taste and the concept, costume and other paraphernalia must not be suggestive and lewd in any manner.

The use of back up performers is not permitted and the use of special effects is prohibited in the same manner that stunts and other dangerous acrobatic moves are discouraged.

But, this may be performed at own risk, provided, that safe precautionary measures are observed.

Entrance to the venue of the Search for Mr. and Miss Palaro will be free of charge.

But, to adhere to the seating capacity of the gymnasium, each delegation shall be be given 100 admission tickets only. (PNA)

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Palaro enforces stricter measures vs age-cheating

April 23rd, 2009

04/21/2009 | 04:28 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Organizers of the Palarong Pambansa are enforcing more measures to ensure that age-cheating will no longer mar the conduct of the student games to be held on April 26-May 3 in Tacloban City.

Len Toledo, the national coordinator of the Department of Education Task Force on School Sports, on Tuesday said they have “refined” the measures in screening athletes to the meet.

He said starting this year, organizers will be using an Ultraviolet scanner to examine NSO copies of birth certificates and also require more signatories on the academic records of athletes to increase the culpability of school officials.

“We are doing this so that no one will attempt to cheat,” Toledo said yesterday at the PSA Forum. “The DepEd wants to protect the integrity of the Palaro.”

The Palaro was hit by a rash of age-cheating incidents in the 2006 edition in Naga City.

Toledo also said that the DepEd has acquired equipment that are up to international standards for use in this year’s Palaro, where about 6,000 athletes from 17 regions are expected to see action.

Although action begins on April 26, the opening ceremony will actually be held at 10 a.m. on April 28 with no less than President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo as guest of honor at the Leyte Sports Development Center (LSDC).

Leyte provincial sports coordinator Neil Baronda, who also attended in the weekly forum, said athletes from the participating regions have arrived in Tacloban as early as last week.

The LSDC, which has a rubberized track oval, will be home to centerpiece athletics, medal-rich swimming, volleyball, tennis and basketball. Baronda added that they have prepared alternative venues for basketball and tennis in the event of rain delays.

This year’s Palaro will mark the addition of elementary boxing in the calendar, along with girls’ arnis. –GMANews.TV

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