Pangasinan province will host the 2012 edition of Palarong Pambansa.
It is a week-long event, from May 6 to 12 that will bring together aspiring athletes from elementary and secondary private and public schools in the Philippines.
At least 10,000 athletes, coaches, and sports experts from all 17 provinces are expected to participate.
They will be competing in different sports such as athletics, arnis, badminton, baseball, basketball, boxing, chess, football, gymnastics, sipa takraw, sepak takraw, softball, swimming, table tennis, taekwondo, tennis, and volleyball.
There will also be events for the differently-abled in sports such as goalball; aquatics; bocce; long jump; shot put; and 100, 200 and 400-meter dash.