Republic Act No. 10588
By: Republika ng Pilipinas (Official Gazette)
Republic of the Philippines
Congress of the Philippines
Third Regular Session
Begun and held in Metro Manila, on Monday, the twenty-third day of July, two thousand twelve.
[REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10588]
AN ACT INSTITUTIONALIZING THE CONDUCT OF THE PALARONG PAMBANSA AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled:
SEC. 1. Short Title. - This Act shall be known as the "Palarong Pambansa Act of 2013."
SEC. 2. Declaration of Policy. - It is the policy of the State to promote physical education and encourage sports programs, league competitions and amateur sports, including training for international competitions, to foster self-discipline, teamwork and excellence for the development of a healthy and alert citizenry through the institutionalization of the Palarong Pambansa as the country's premier national sporting event.
Hence, it shall be a declared policy of the State to support programs that will improve and promote the Palarong Pambansa as the primary avenue for providing in-school sports opportunities to improve the physical, intellectual and social well-being of the youth. All educational institutions are therefore directed to promote physical education and undertake regular sports activities as well as support the local meets and the Palarong Pambansa.
SEC. 3. Objectives. - The objectives of this Act are the following:
(a) To institutionalize the Palarong Pambansa as the premier national sporting event of the country under the Department of Education (DepED) as a venue for talent identification, selection and recruitment of student athletes;
(b) To improve the DepED's national school sports program and give more prestige to the annual sports event by encouraging better participation of schools through incentives and rewards; and
(c) To encourage the local government units (LGUs) to take a proactive role in the promotion of the Palarong Pambansa locally and nationally by providing incentives and rewards.
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