Department of Education announced that after its officials gone through careful deliberation, Tagum City was chosen as the host for Palarong Pambansa 2015. Dipolog City, Pagadian City, Koronadal City, Lanao del Norte province, and CARAGA region bid for the hosting rights of the said nationwide sports event.
“This is a vote for Mindanao. This year we were surprised at the number of bidders. We hope that we still have your support,” Education Secretary Armin Luistro said.
“The only thing we need to expect is for Tagum to deliver,” Luistro noted. He added that Tagum City looks to prepared and no extension is needed for the preparation.
Palarong Pambansa is being held every May. The upcoming national sports event is the first after the signing of Palarong Pambansa Law (RA 10588) last May 27, 2014. The law mandates the formation of Palarong Pambansa Board.