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  • For the delegates of Palarong Pambansa ’08 who are not familiar with Puerto Princesa City, the City Traffic Management Office (CTMO) has put up assistance booths at Mendoza Park and Biochemist Drug along Rizal Avenue from April 22 to 27. The office hopes to address concerns of the public on traffic matters. The booths operate from 9 a.m. to 12 nn and from 2 to 6 p.m.

  • National Capital Region collected 11 golds on the first day of swimming competitions Tuesday, even as four Palarong Pambansa records fell at the Ramon V. Mitra Sports Complex in Puerto Princesa City.

  • Central Visayas, whose first gold came courtesy of girls\' high school triple jump winner Irin balura, nailed its first title in swimming courtesy of Cebu\'s Loren Dale Echavez, who topped the 400m free in 4:48.20. Calabarzon\'s Jaydee Rose Dalay, took the gold in the elementary girls\' 200m free 2:24.34.

  • PUERTO PRINCESA, Palawan – The 2008 Palarong Pambansa will have Education Secretary Jesli Lapuz representing President Arroyo as special guest during the opening ceremonies tomorrow and former President Joseph Estrada personally gracing the closing rites as speaker.

  • PUERTO PRINCESA: The Department of Education’s budget for this year’s Palarong Pambansa nearly reached a hundred million. DepEd will be shelling out P89.2 million for the games proper alone. Add that to the P9.5 million for the transportation and accommodation expenses of the participating regions and the grand total will be P98.7 million.

  • In order to condition their athletes for the upcoming Palarong Pambansa 2008, the delegation from Region 1 came to our city last April 11. According to Dr. Danny Sison, Division Supervisor of DepEd in Dagupan City, it is also to ensure the active participation of their athletes for the Palaro.

  • “Excellent Marking” This was the comment of the Athletic Manager of Region 3 delegation, Mr. Guillermo C. Bognot, on the accommodation given to them by their host school, Francisco Ubay Elementary School for this Palaro. Also he commented that our city mayor was the ‘most hospitable city mayor’ in which the said comment goes also to mayor’s staff.

  • “It is fast-developing” This was the comment of a second timer tourist here in our city after seeing its present status. Mr. Rogello Talag, transportation officer of the CALABARZON delegation said that this was his second time being here in the city. He also added that the city prepared so much for the Palarong Pambansa ’08.

  • With six hundred thirty-two athletes and officials, the National Capital Region (NCR) is fully prepared to defend their title as the “Ultimate Champion” of the perennial sports event Palarong Pambansa this upcoming April 20-26, 2008 hosted by Puerto Princesa City.

  • Imported from Taiwan, air-conditioned and having a seating capacity of 50 persons, the region of Central Visayas provided their own service vehicle that they also used in lugging their portabeds and other supplies for the event.