DO 15, s. 1988 – Policies and Guidelines for the Conduct of the Palarong Pambansa

February 8, 1988
DO 15, s. 1988
Policies and Guidelines for the Conduct of the Palarong Pambansa

To: Bureau Directors
Regional Directors
School Superintendents
Presidents, State Colleges and Universities
Vocational School Superintendents/Administrators

  1. Statement of Principles
    The Palarong Pambansa shall:

    1. provide equity of opportunity for participation of athletically-talented youth of the country;
    2. inculcate moral, ethical and spiritual values among the participants, among them integrity, discipline, sportsmanship, honesty, and teamwork;
    3. provide for the technical training of DECS physical education teachers and coaches in the management of sports competitions;
    4. promote appreciation of our cultural heritage and traditions;
    5. be managed in consonance with the instruction of President Corazon C. Aquino to observe “efficiency, honesty, and frugality” in the conduct of government affairs; and
    6. promote national integration and solidarity, and the Olympic doctrine: “Sports Is Peace”, while recognizing “the diversity of national qualities”.
  2. Organization
    1. The National Committee for the Palarong Pambansa shall serve as both the policy-making, organizing and executive body to oversee the total conduct of the Palarong Pambansa. The Committee shall be composed of the following:
      Honorary Chairman : The Secretary of DECS
      Chairman : Undersecretary Minda C. Sutaria
      Members : Asst. Secretary Jesus T. Manipula
      : Director Pedro O. Sanvicente
      : Dr. Frederick So. Pada
      : Father Ernesto Javier, S.J.
      : Supt. Florencio Buen
      : Supt. Erlinda G. Lolarga
      : Director, Host Region
      : Director Hernando Dizon
      Secretary General : Director Aparicio H. Mequi
    2. A Secretariat to be headed by the Director of BPESS shall be organized to assist the National Palaro Committee in the organization and conduct of the games.
  3. Venue and Date of Competition
    Cagayan de Oro City (Misamis Oriental) in Region X is the site of the 1988 Palarong Pambansa. The games are scheduled to take place from 13 to 20 March 1988.
  4. General Policies
    1. Participants in the Palarong Pambansa shall be limited to below 18 years-old (by 31 March 1988, or last day of the month when subsequent Palaro is scheduled thereafter) boys and girls, enrolled in either the elementary or secondary schools, who have not participated in past Southeast Asian Games, Asian Games or Olympic Games. Participation in international competitions other than those indicated is not a cause for disqualification.
    2. However, below 18-year-old athletes enrolled above and beyond the secondary level are disqualified. Pupils enrolled in nonformal education classes are allowed to participate, provided they have taken part in all the lower level competitions of the Palaro.
    3. The following sports events, including members of delegations shall be observed in the 1988 Palarong Pambansa:
      Athletics Coaches Chaperone Total
      1. Athletics (B)
      15 1 0 16
      Athletics (G) 12 1 1 14
      1. Basketball (G)
      10 1 1 12
      1. Chess (B/G)
      2 1 0 3
      1. Children’s Baseball (B)
      12 1 0 13
      1. Gymnastics (B)
      3 1 0 4
      Gymnastics (G) 3 1 1 5
      1. Lawn Tennis (B)
      3 1 0 4
      Lawn Tennis (G) 3 1 1 5
      1. Softball (G)
      12 1 1 14
      1. Swimming (B)
      10 1 0 11
      Swimming (G) 10 1 1 12
      1. Table Tennis (B)
      3 1 0 4
      Table Tennis (G) 3 1 1 5
      1. Volleyball (B)
      9 1 0 10
      Volleyball (G) 9 1 1 11
      Football 14 1 0 15
      136 17 8 161

      l. Laro ng Lahi (Demonstration Sports to be staged by the Host Region)
      Officials of the Delegation:
      Head of Delegation – 1
      Athletic Manager – 1
      Delegation Physician – 1
      Delegation Nurse – 1
      DECS Officials (From Region) – 5
      Officials ————————– 9
      Athletes, Coaches, Chaperones —- 161
      Grand Total – – – 2,300

    4. Expenses for the transportation, food and uniforms of athletic delegations shall be sub-allotted to the 14 Regions from the Palaro funds appropriated for the purpose.
    5. The Olympic system of awarding individual medals to winners shall be adopted. Hence, no general championship or trophies shall be awarded to any individual athlete or team.
    6. All gold medalists in the individual events (athletics, gymnastics, swimming, chess, lawn tennis, table tennis) shall become part of an athletes pool which will undergo training for participation in international competitions, such as ASEAN and Asian schools sports programs. However, these gold medalists will no longer be permitted to participate in subsequent or future Palarong Pambansa.
    7. The Palarong Pambansa is a medium for development and education for moral values. It is therefore expected of all participants, DECS officials, personnel, coaches and athletes to observe the regulations prescribed for the conduct of the games. Any transgressions shall be dealt with, as appropriate, at all levels of the DECS organization.
    8. Inclosure No. 1 is the list of events in the Palarong Pambansa. Inclosure No. 2 is the Palarong Pambansa guidelines for the conduct of the DECS sports meet.


Incls.: As stated
Reference: None
Allotment: 1-2-3–(M.O. 1-87)

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