The Provincial Government of Negros Oriental and DepEd Regional Office VII together by the Schools Division Office of Negros Oriental and the City Schools Division Office of Dumaguete City will host the 2013 Palarong Pambansa.
Negros Oriental Go. Roel Degamo had formally accepted to host the week-long national school games representing the provincial government’s offer of complement funding and the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to firm up the roles and obligations of DepEd and the provincial government, as said by Education Secretary Armin Luistro.
The Palarong Pambansa was held at Pangasinan and formerly by Dapitan City last year 2012. The events played in the 2012 Palarong Pambansa and the associated technical guidance shall remain in effect unless modified based on DepEd Memo No. 4 series of 2013. The Memorandum of Understanding was signed by the DepEd headed by Secretary Bro. Armin Luistro and Negros Oriental headed by Gov. Roel Degamo last Friday, March 1, 2013. Gov. Degamo added that the Palaro is a huge milestone for the province and the resolve to host it has been firm. He also said that Negros Oriental possess of up to date sports facilities, has playing venues within a 6.6-kilometer radius, safe and clean billeting areas, clean and potable water, continuous electricity and citywide 4G internet connection.
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