2009 Nat’l Palaro starts today,
WV hopes to dethrone NCR
BY NIDA BUENAFE
Competitions in the 2009 Palarong Pambansa starts today in Leyte Sports Complex in Tacloban City with the Western Visayas athletes gearing up to defend the titles they won in Puerto Princesa, Palawan last year and to overtake the National Capital Region in the overall standings.
Up for grabs in Day 1 are six golds in athletics -- secondary girls and boys javelin, secondary boys long jump, elementary and secondary boys triple jump and elementary girls shot put.
Match-ups in basketball, football, baseball, softball, lawn tennis, sepak takraw and table tennis will also start today.