Palarong Pambansa 2012
Pangasinan was chosen as the Palarong Pambansa venue for the year 2012. Pangasinan bested Laguna, Marikina, Isabela and Mindoro for the bid.
According to administrator Rafael F. Baraan, the province has been awarded the hosting because of favorable billeting facilities, support of multi-sectoral agencies; international standards sport facilities, and records of holding national and international sports events.
Gov. Amado T. Espino Jr. presented its bid before the Department of Education (DepEd) national office in Pasig City and the Philippines Sports Commission on November 17.
Pangasinan is now on its preparation for the upcoming event making it the most anticipated sports event in the history of the province. The province aimed to make the event the “cleanest and greenest” sports event
The Palarong Pambansa is scheduled on May 6 to 12. Majority of the games will be played at the Narciso Ramos Sports and Civic Center. And the billeting schools are located in Lingayen, Bugallon, Labrador, Binmaley, San Carlos City, Dagupan City and Calasiao.