Opening Ceremony and Grand Parade of the Palarong Pambansa 2018
Student athletes from 17 regions across the country march to Elpidio Quirino Stadium in a parade to commence the opening ceremony of the Palarong Pambansa 2018 in Bantay, Ilocos Sur on April 15, 2018.
Carrying the theme, ‘Championing the Spirit of Young Filipino Athletes,’ the annual event seeks to gather delegates, coaches, teachers, Department of Education (DepEd) officials, regional directors, and regional sports officers to further promote camaraderie and sportsmanship through physical education and school sports.
As host of the Palarong Pambansa 2018, the local government officials of Ilocos Sur set the Quirino Stadium as the main sports complex with its 40 playing venues where the various sports will be held, while 32 schools from the province serve as the billeting areas for all the regional delegations and technical officials. Likewise, a total of 1,311 medals will be given to the winners.