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DAVAO CITY – Department of Education (DepEd) gave the Davao City “11/10” rating in its hosting of the 62nd Palarong Pambansa this year.

In a media conference held Friday at the University of the Philippines (UP)-Mindanao Sports Complex, DepEd-Bureau of Learner Support Services Director Rizalino Jose Rosales said Davao City applied some of the best practices implemented during previous Palaro games.

Rosales added that the city’s efforts to protect the athletes and securing the billeting quarters and playing venues are proofs of their “best perfomance.”

The official stressed that the factors of the rating were “based on the confluence of all the requirements of Palaro hosting.”

“Kung rate from 1 to 10, 11 po. Babalik tayo doon sa tinatawag na determinant factors: billeting, playing venues, provisions. Babalik tayo doon sa what Davao City can offer, sa peace and order,” Rosales said.

“So ibabase ko po ‘yung score na 10 sa nakita nating effort ng host na Davao City sa pagbibigay ng pangangailangan ng mga atleta ng 17 regions,” he added.

Meanwhile, the Davao City will turn over the Palaro hosting rights to San Jose, Occidental Mindoro, which will be one of the highlights of the closing ceremony today, May 4.

According to the organizers, they expect 200 members of each 17 delegations will attend the rites that will be held inside the UP-Mindanao Campus.

Aside from the local and regional DepEd officials, the agency’s chief, Sec. Leonor Briones and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte are expected to grace the event.