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The Department of Education (DepEd) will be holding a nationwide sports competition on November 19 for student-athletes in public schools.

/ 3 November 2021

The event is called “Talentadong Pinoy.” Students may show their skills in sports played in the Palarong Pambansa such as synchronized kicking for taekwondo, dribbling drills for basketball, routine for rhythmic or aerobic gymnastics, and dance performances.

“Participating teams shall consist of 6 to 12 student-athletes aged 16 to 18 years old. A maximum of two teams from different public schools from each Schools Division may compete in their respective regional contests. The regional champions will then compete in the National Finals,” DepEd said.

DepEd Undersecretary for Administration Alain Del Pascua said that the competition was to give sports activities to student-athletes amid the pandemic.

“With the clamor of our sports officers, managers, officials, coaches and student-athletes of having a sports activity in lieu of competitions and other activities prohibited during this time of the pandemic, the DepEd, through the Office of the Undersecretary for Administration, brought up the idea of having a sports competition without even actually doing the traditional competition,” he said.

The competition’s winners will get cash awards, trophies, medals, and other prizes, while runners-up in the regional and national finals will receive consolation prizes.