The Philippine National Games was instituted to serve as the ultimate challenge and ground to bring out the best of the national team athletes and the emerging ones.

This also serves as the main source of possible composition of the National Pool Athletes that will compete in international sport arena such as Southeast Asian Games, Asian Games and Olympic Games.

Develop the ideals of discipline, teamwork, camaraderie, unity solidarity, competitiveness and fair play among Filipino athletes and sports enthusiasts and serve as inspiration to encourage other people to engage in sports for a better Philippines


The Philippine National Games (PNG) was created by virtue of Executive Order No. 163 dated March 3, 1994 under His Excellency former President Fidel V. Ramos.

The Philippine Sports Commission in coordination with the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), former Department of Education Culture and Sports (now Department of Education (DepEd),) have launched the Philippine National Games (PNG) as the “centerpiece program” towards the next millennium.

That the Philippine National Games program is envisioned to effectively address our need for a truly comprehensive grassroots sports development program, generating sports activities in the countryside and harnessing the full potential of our people to athletic excellence.

That all Local Government Units (LGUs) constituting the Physical Fitness and Sports Development Councils consist of officials of barangay, city, municipal and provincial are directed to extend full support and active participation in the Philippine National Games.

Although Executive Order No. 44 series of 1998 states that PNG is a biennial event but it was Implemented annually since its inception.


● PNG is an open tournament where every Filipino individual with athletic potentials, in or out of school can join and participate
● There is no participation or registration fees
● participation expense (travel fare and meals) are for the account of the participating LGUs or by the individual participant
● Free billeting in selected schools is extended for the participants (athletes, coaches,trainers,delegation officials)

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