BY PAUL MICHAEL CAMANIA JARAMILLO
|All photos from Timeline (Roy Secretario, Joseph Ventura) and Roy Tomandao|
More than 11,000 athletes, coaches and technical officials from 17 regions, 80 provinces converged in Sta. Cruz, Laguna for the 2014 Palarong Pambansa at the newly refurbished Laguna Sports Complex on Monday, May 5.
Former President, now Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada led a mix of sports and movie personalities invited to lead the torch relay to drumbeat the 57th edition of the annual sports conclave.
Estrada and Technical Education and Skills Developmnent Administration (Tesda) chairman Joel Villanueva graced the opening which gathers student-athletes who will compete in 27 sports, including the centerpiece events of athletics and swimming.
Olympic figure skater Michael Martinez, basketball players Jeric and Jeron Teng, young actor Enchong Dee and Jericho Estregan, son of Gov. Ejercito who skippers the track and field team of De La Salle University joined the torch relay.
ABS-CBN News anchor Ginger Conejero joined basketball player Jeric as hosts in the opening ceremonies.
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