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The Palarong Pambansa (dubbed "National Games") is an annual multi-sporting event involving student-athletes from 17 regions of the Philippinesorganized and governed by the Department of Education or DepEd. Student-athletes from private and non-private schools from elementary and secondary levels are legitimately can joined the national event as long as they are qualified and they are regional champions.

Started in 1948, the Palarong Pambansa Program is an annual multi-level national scholastic athletic competition conducted by the DepEd and participated in by elementary and secondary students from both public and private schools. It is the culmination of sports activities in Philippines schools, which start with local school intramurals, followed by the district, division, and regional athletic meets. The objectives of the Palaro are: (1)to promote Physical Education and sports as an integral part of the Basic Education curriculum for holistic development of the youth; (2) inculcate the spirit of discipline, teamwork, excellence, fair play, solidarity, sportsmanship, and other values inherent in sports; (3) promote and achieve peace by means of sports; (4) widen the base for talent identification, selection, recruitment, training and exposure of elementary pupils and secondary students to serve as a feeder to the National Sports Association (NSA) for international competitions; and provide a database for a valid and universal basis to further improve the school sports development programs. The legal basis of the Palarong Pambansa is stipulated in the provision of the 1987 Philippine Constitution Article XIV, Section 19. ALARONG PAMBANSA PROGRAM

I. Description of the Palarong Pambansa Program

1. The Palarong Pambansa Program is an annual multi-level national scholastic athletic competition conducted by the Department of Education and participated in by the elementary and secondary pupils / students both from public and private schools. 2. It starts with the school intramural followed by the district, division, regional athletic meets and culminates in the national game known as PALARONG PAMBANSA. 3. It is the laboratory of all learned / acquired knowledge, skills, attitude in the Physical Education curriculum. 4. It is an avenue that provides in-school youth opportunities to improve their physical, moral, intellectual and social well-being. 5. It serves as a means to promote education, health, development and peace.

II. Objectives of the Palarong Pambansa Program

The objectives of the Palarong Pambansa Program are;

1. to promote Physical Education and Sports as an integral part of the Basic Education Curriculum and as an affirmation to the schools' commitment to the full development of the great potentials of the youth to become responsible and globally competitive citizens of our society; 2. to instill and imbibe among the pupils / students the spirit of discipline, teamwork, excellence, fair play, solidarity, sportsmanship and other values inherent in sports to build a Strong Republic; 3. to widen the base for talent identification, selection, recruitment, training and exposure of elementary and secondary pupils / students. 4. to provide a database for a valid and universal basis to further improve the school sports development program; and 5. to serve as a feeder to the National Sports Associations (NSA) for further training for international competitions. of the Cultural Heritage Administration

Ms. Françoise Rivière, Assistant Director-General for Culture, Delegates from Committee Member States,
Representatives from international organizations,
Experts from home and abroad,
Distinguished guests,
It is my great honor and privilege to open the Expert Meeting in commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the ICPRCP. I would like to extend thanks to everyone who could join us here today as well as special thanks to the UNESCO Secretariat for all of their diligent work and planning which made this event possible.

For those who might not be familiar, ICPRCP was established in 1978 during the 20th session of the UNESCO General Conference. For the past three decades, this intergovernmental committee has served as a venue to negotiate the return of priceless cultural treasures to native lands and peoples as well as raise general awareness on this important and often overlooked issue.

We firmly believe that such cultural treasures are eternal assets of respective societies. We are fully committed to their return and have established a framework in which to promote repatriation. Despite progress, we still lag behind our ambitious goals. We seek increased recognition in the international arena especially for those glaring examples which are so deserving of our attention.

Today, joined by esteemed experts from around the globe, we have a unique opportunity to address pressing issues and seek lasting resolutions. This meeting affords us the opportunity to acknowledge past successes and map out future ambitions. Ladies and Gentlemen,

Distinguished Guests,
It is my sincere hope that we make the most of this gathering and have productive and constructive discussions both on principles and practical alternatives. I wish you all a pleasant stay here in Korea, and thank you for your continued, dedicated service to this cause.

Thank you very much.

Welcoming Remarks by Secretary-General of ASEAN, H.E. Le Luong Minh, at the Best of ASEAN Performing Arts IX “Philippinescape: Showcasing the Beauty of the Philippines through Dance and Music” on Friday, 19 April 2013. Print

Welcoming Remarks by Secretary-General of ASEAN,
H.E. Le Luong Minh, at the Best of ASEAN Performing Arts IX   “Philippinescape: Showcasing the Beauty of the Philippines through Dance and Music” Gedung Kesenian Jakarta, 19 April 2013
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Your Excellency, Felipe M. de Leon, Jr., Chairman of National Commission for Culture and the Arts of the Philippines; Your Excellency, Ambassador Elizabeth P. Buensuceso, Permanent Representative of the Philippines to ASEAN;  Excellencies, Ambassadors from ASEAN Member States and Ambassadors to ASEAN; Excellencies, Ambassadors, and Members of the Diplomatic Corps; Distinguished Guests;

Ladies and Gentlemen;
It is a great honour for me to welcome you all in Gedung Kesenian Jakarta tonight for the Best of ASEAN Performing Arts featuring the Beauty of the Philippines through Dance and Music. Tonight, we are going to enjoy the dance performance by Bayanihan, the oldest dance troupe, and is the National Dance Company of the Philippines which has won six grand prizes in various world dance competitions. Excellencies,

Ladies and gentlemen,
The purpose of the Best of ASEAN Performing Arts series is to promote regional awareness; and through culture and arts, to bring the peoples of ASEAN closer together.   The Best of ASEAN Performing Arts series is also one of our initiatives to thank the city of Jakarta for being the host of the ASEAN Secretariat over the past 37 years, since 1976. We bring the Best of ASEAN Performing Arts series to Jakarta to add on its vibrant arts scene, and contribute to the promotion of Jakarta as a “Cultural Hub of ASEAN”. More important than being a cultural hub, it is culture and arts that will help us shape our shared identity, enrich our heritage, promote social dialogues and people-to-people exchanges; … and that will also inspire us to express our dreams and aspirations, and ultimately to enhance the meaning of ASEAN of which we are all citizens.   I would like to thank the Permanent Mission of the Philippines to ASEAN, and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts of the Philippines for co-organising this event. Once again, welcome to the Best of ASEAN Performing Arts.

And enjoy the show !
Thank you !

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