The Provincial Government of Ilocos Sur won the bidding of Palarong Pambansa 2018. Asec. Atty. Tonisito M.C. Umali of the Department of Education announced the result after the final bidding meet, which was attended by top bidders from various provinces and cities. It was held at Seameo Innotech in Quezon City. Umali said Ilocos Sur has met Palarong Pambansa facilities and equipment standards .He further said, “We have evaluated these facilities and they definitely met the criteria”. The newly renovated Quirino Stadium will house the Palarong Pambansa 2018. Governor Ryan Singson led the Ilocos Sur team during the bidding meet.The Ilocos Sur Team was composed of Dep-ed Region 1 Director Alma Ruby C. Torio, Ilocos Sur Schools Division Superintendent Gemma Tacuycuy, Provincial Administrator Cara Michelle Peredo, and Provincial Sports Coordinator Mr. Marius Cabudol. “This is very meaningful for us, for the first time, Ilocos Sur will host this prestigious event. We will show the whole nation what the Ilocosurians are capable of in hosting the Palarong Pambansa”, Singson said. Ilocos Sur has prepared its infrastructure and people resources, and most especially invested in the state of the art sports facilities in the Quirino Stadium. Palarong Pambansa 2018 is set to open on April next year. Gov. Singson looks forward to the immense impact of Palarong Pambansa 2018 in the province’s economy , tourism and sports development. Truly , next year’s Palarong Pambansa is an event to look forward to. This October ,the Province of Ilocos Sur will host the Batang Pinoy Luzon Leg . This event aims to bring out the Iloco Youth’s talent and skills in various sports events, and for them to exemplify and acquire sports values such as self-discipline , teamwork, cooperation and sportsmanship . This way ,the Filipino youth may be encouraged in productive and healthy activities through sports.