ABS-CBN Sports + Action to air 2016 Palarong Pambansa

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 05 2016 04:57 PM

ABS-CBN Sports + Action channel head Vince Rodriguez and Albay Gov. Joey Salceda formalize the partnership for the broadcast coverage of Palarong Pambansa 2016. Handout photo

MANILA, Philippines – ABS-CBN will showcase the talent of young Filipino athletes as it teams up with the Department of Education and the province of Albay to broadcast the 2016 Palarong Pambansa on ABS-CBN Sports + Action.

ABS-CBN Sports + Action channel head Vince Rodriguez, ABS-CBN Regional head Atty. Abigail Querubin-Aquino, DepEd assistant secretary Tonicito Umali and Albay Gov. Joey Salceda on Tuesday formalized the partnership in a press conference.

"The Palaro is a perfect showcase, with a beautiful, beautiful backdrop of Albay," Rodriguez said. "It is a breeding ground of sports heroes."

ABS-CBN's sports division has committed to air some of the games and matches of the Palaro on its sports channels, and will also produce a documentary and feature stories on the event, as well as its former and present athletes.

The 2016 Palarong Pambansa opens on April 10 in Legazpi City.

The opening ceremonies will start at 4 p.m. and will be aired at 7 p.m. Games of various sports – not just basketball and volleyball – will be shown on ABS-CBN Sports + Action starting 4 p.m. until 6 p.m., except on UAAP game days, on which they will be aired on primetime.

Through this partnership, ABS-CBN Integrated Sports fulfills its objective to help promote sports development in the Philippines by giving exposure to young Filipino athletes.

For more sports coverage, visit the ABS-CBN Sports website.