Feature: Palarong Pambansa 2012

Delegates to the Palarong Pambansa (National Games) 2012 will have an unforgettable treat from the host local government, and in the only region that is hosting the event for the second time.

First off, the provincial government of Pangasinan has ensured that participants will be ferried by buses from the airport or pier to the province.

Round the clock security will also be accorded them in all billeting areas and playing venues thru the Philippine National Police (PNP) personnel. There will also be roving and on-call medical teams assigned to clustered billeting.

Participants need not worry about losing connectivity as they will be provided free wifi access in main playing venues. Apart from this, there is also a mobile application set up for inquiries including unified scheduling, location mapping and a special hotline with designated call center.

Delegation officials can also use a business center complete with internet and computer amenities, facsimile and telephone service and photocopying services. Technical officials need not worry about the summer heat as rooms within the Narciso Ramos Sports and Civic Center (NRSCC) are air-conditioned.

A blow by blow account of the event will be telecast live on national television.

Social activities have also been prepared by the organizers for hosts and visitors to get acquainted, and take pleasure in Pangasinan’s unique way of life and experience its scenic and historical shore. These include “welcome” and “thank you” dinners, cultural show, beach party and Governor’s Night.

Souvenir items will be available for participants to remember the event by. Among the said items are T-shirts, caps and tote bags for technical officials and working committees; and button pin identifications for all delegates. They will also be entitled to benefits from establishments, transportations and other services within the vicinity of the main playing venues and billeting areas.

Completing the package is a guided provincial tour on board provincial tourist buses in a daily pilgrimage tour to the famous shrine of Our Lady of Manaoag and selected tour packages to historical, eco-tourism and special interest sites within Pangasinan.

As a bonus, visitors will get to taste the popular foodstuff from Pangasinan such as “bagoong,” “bucayo,” boneless bangus and others as per delegation are served with these. So, what more can they ask for?

This package will certainly be etched in the minds and hearts of all the participating regions in the entire country. Thus, organizers can rest assured that participants and guests at the Palarong Pambansa will put in a good word for the province and its people, bolstering tourism and eventually the economy of Pangasinan. (JCR/AMM-PIA 1 Pangasinan)

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