Ilocos Sur will host the 2018 Palarong Pambansa.
This was announced by the Department of Education (DepEd) on September 27.
Ilocos Sur Governor Ryan Singson said that the provincial government highlighted Vigan City’s peace and order situation in its bid.
Ilagan City in Isabela, Baguio City and La Trinidad in Benguet, Bulacan, and Marikina City also bid to host the annual sporting event.
DepEd said the following criteria were the basis in selecting the next Palaro host: completeness of the sports facilities, compliance with international standards, proximity of venues to billeting quarters, peace and order, and the support of local government units and stakeholders.