LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, July 24 (PIA) — This province has definitely lived up to its promise of becoming the model of Palarong Pambansa.
Around 12 officials from Marikina City visited the province Friday to gain insight into the preparation and procedures done by the province when it hosted the national games in May.
Dr. Angelito Yabes, chief administrative officer of Marikina City, said the city intends to bid to host the event next year, adding that it needs the standard set by the province as a model.
“We have witnessed how the provincial government of Pangasinan posted new standards in Palarong Pambansa,” he said.
Lawyer Verna Nava-Perez, who was the head of the Task Force Palaro Secretariat, advised the delegation to maintain their sports facilities, playing venues and to constantly monitor the billeting quarters of participants.
Pangasinan hosted the event in 1995 and again this year by outbidding the provinces of Laguna and Occidental Mindoro, including Marikina City.
Pangasinan became the first host to stream the events live over the Internet. (ANNL/ARRF-PIA 1 Pangasinan/PIO)