With the Palarong Pambansa hosting a flying success for Davao City, it’s time for the next big one.
From May 19-24, the city will play host to the tertiary level version of the Palarong Pambansa–the 63rd National Private Schools Athletic Association (PRISAA) Games. The national sports showpiece featuring collegiate athletes will gather around 10,000 delegates from 17 regional contingents.
Region 11 president Ma. Lita Montalban, along with PRISAA secretary general Laurreano Santos, declared on Thursday, May 16, that it’s all system go for the PRISAA National Games during I-Speak media forum at City Hally.
The PRISAA National Games is an annual, week long competition featuring more than 18 Olympic sports participated by the creme dela creme of collegiate talents coming from 500 private universities and colleges.
The events to be contested are Athletics, Badminton, Baseball, Boxing, Beach Volleyball, Boxing, Chess, and Dance sports, Football, Karatedo, Sepak Takraw, Softball, Swimming, Table Tennis Taewondo, Tennis and Weightlifting. Other academic and cultural events include Oratorical, Vocal Duet, Vocal Solo, PRISAAyawan and MUtya ng PRISAA.
The PRISAA National Games will also feature the traditional opening parade which is a grand presentation of athletes and delegates per region depicting their culture and pride highlighting the Opening Ceremonies.
University of Mindanao and EMAR Learning Center will lead the hosting committee backed up by the City Government of Davao.
PRISAA is also partnered by the Philippine Sports Commission, Department of Education, Commission on Higher Education and the Technical Education and Skills Authority.