May 6, 2012. Sunday. Capitol Resort, Lingayen, Pangasinan. Just a day before the opening of Palarong Pambansa, a press conference about 2012 Palarong Pambansa took place in Capitol Resort in Lingayen, Pangasinan. Just a day before, a mass and Governor's night by Honorable was held in honor of the delegates of Palarong Pambansa 2012.
Pangasinan Governor, Honorable Amado Espina Jr. hosted this event to welcome the delegates who came from all over the country. Bro. Armin Luistro, Secretary for Department of Education, emphasizes that the Palarong Pambansa is not just a competitive event but an event to make one thankful that we are all Filipinos regardless of which region or division they belong.
Bro. Armin adds that the purpose of this event is to showcase the best in Filipino. With cooperation of the Sports Development of Pangasinan, Phil. Olympic Commission, Phil. Sports Association, the screening and accreditation process ensures that the Palarong Pambansa will be a clean competitive event. This will ensure that the participating delegates must have a good academic records as well as medical certification to verify that they are fit.