February 06, 2019
DepEd Memorandum No. 13, s. 2019
2019 Philippine Youth Games-Batang Pinoy
Bureau and Service Directors
Schools Division Superintendents
Public and Private Elementary and Secondary School Heads
All Others Concerned
The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC), in partnership with the Department of Education (DepEd), will conduct the 2019 Philippine Youth Games-Batang Pinoy on the following dates with respective venues:
|Luzon||March 16-23, 2019||Hagan, Isabela|
|Visayas||February 23-March 2, 2019||Iloilo City|
|Mindanao||February 2-9, 2019||Tagum City |
Davao del Norte
2019 Philippine Youth Games-Batang Pinoy Guidelines
The following guidelines on the participation of public elementary and secondary school learners as athletes, and the involvement of school officials and personnel, teachers, as well as coaches and officiating officials are as follows:
a. Expenses of the learner-athletes and school coaches relative to their participation in the Philippine Youth Games-Batang Pinoy 2019 shall be shouldered by the Local Government Units (LGUs), which they represent. No funds coming from DepEd shall be used for the said event. There shall be no fund-raising activity by field officials, public school administrators or teachers for the same purpose;
b. The LGUs shall coordinate with the schools division physical education and school sports (PESS) supervisors regarding the identification, recruitment and participation of the learnerathletes and the designation of coaches. It is desired that they shall be guided by the performance standards set in their last district or division athletic meets on deciding the events in which their athletes can compete;
c. Physical Education and other public school teachers and nonteaching employees selected by the National Sports Associations (NSAs), as confirmed by the PSC and approved by the DepEd, through their respective schools division superintendents or heads of offices, shall serve as officiating officials in Philippine Youth Games—Batang Pinoy 2019. They shall attend on official time only;
d. Participation of learner-athletes in any PSC-sponsored activities contributes to the total development of the child and their attendance is encouraged. Thus, make-up classes, which shall be held after each cluster and the national championships for all participating learnerathletes shall be arranged accordingly by their respective class advisers and school principals;
e. The PSC shall allocate funds for the Philippine Youth Games-Batang Pinoy 2019, which shall include, but not limited to, food, accommodations, honoraria, and transportation expenses of all DepEd technical officials and from the host city; and
f. Public school premises shall not be used as sports competition venues, billeting areas, and other related purposes, unless otherwise approved by the regional office concerned through the schools division office and shall officially inform the Secretary-General of the Palarong Pambansa.
For more information, please contact the Philippine Sports Commission at telephone nos. (02) 525-0808 or (02) 521-2364 locals 888 and 168; mobile phone nos. 0916-423-6494 and 0919-545-7252, or the Bureau of Learner Support Services-School Sports Division, Mabini Bldg., Department of Education Central Office, DepEd Complex, Meralco Avenue, Pasig City at telephone no. (02) 632-0260.
Immediate dissemination of this Memorandum is desired.
LEONOR MAGTOLIS BRIONES