Lanao Norte Gov. questions 2007 ‘Palaro’ host bidding process

Lanao del Norte Gov. Imelda Dimaporo claims there were apparent anomalies in the bidding process and wanted to file a protest before the League of Provinces of the Philippines, according to Gov. Fuentes.

"She (Gov. Dimaporo) wanted the governors' league to make a stand on it during our meeting [on Wednesday]. But I opposed it because I don't want our group to be at odds with the city mayors' league," Ms. Fuentes said in a radio interview.

Koronadal, a component city of South Cotabato, defeated Tubod, Lanao del Norte and Zamboanga City during the bidding for the hosting of next year's Palarong Pambansa.

Koronadal officials,however, claim it won the bidding "fair and square."

It will be the second time the city will host the Palarong Pambansa. In 1996, Koronadal jointly hosted the games with South Cotabato, Sarangani and General Santos City.

Gov. Fuentes said she asked Ms. Dimaporo to bring up her grievance with the officials of the education department headed by Sec. Jesli Lapus.