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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.
Year-round trainings, inclusion of sports into their basic curriculum, spotting star players from grade 3 up to secondary level all over their region and monitoring all the selected best players to represent their region was the preparations done by the NCR for this year’s Palaro.
“It is a big challenge in our part to defend our title. We have to prepare and practice well,” says Dr. Flordeliza Magday, Officer-in-Charge of the Assistant Director DepEd NCR.
NCR follows the standard procedures as one of their strategy and weapon to be the champion - all leaders, regional supervisors, officials, coaches and trainers are very serious, dedicated and committed to their work and task assigned.
“To all athletes, just maintain your sportsmanship and camaraderie. Winning the game is not our main objectives instead gaining friends and enhancing unity, teamwork, respect, honesty and other values of sportsmanship is our overall goal, Dr. Flordeliza Magday, OIC Office of the Assistant Director DepEd-NCR said during an interview.

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