The 2018 Palarong Pambansa will take place in Ilocos Sur.
The Department of Education announced that Ilocos Sur is given the privilege to host next year’s National Games that will happen from April 16 to 20. DepEd chose the province based on the region’s sports facilities, peace and order, and the support from the local government.
Other areas that sought to host the Palarong Pambansa were Ilagan City, Baguio City, Bulacan, and Marikina City.
This is the third time that the National Games will happen in Ilocos Sur.
More than 10,000 student-athletes from the 18 regions of the Philippines have been participating in the Pambansang Palaro which started in 1948.