Batang Pinoy

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Batang Pinoy
Batang Pinoy Logo.png
AbbreviationPYG-Batang Pinoy
First eventManila, Philippines[1]
Occur everyAnnually
Last event2018 in Baguio
PurposeNational games for athletes under 15 years old

The Philippine Youth Games – Batang Pinoy or simply Batang Pinoy (lit.'Filipino Youth') is the national youth sports competition of the Philippines for athletes under 15 years old. Unlike the Palarong Pambansa a competition for student athletes, the Batang Pinoy also includes the out-of-school youth.[2]


The Batang Pinoy was established through the Executive Order No. 44 which was signed by then President Joseph Estrada on December 2, 1998.[1] The first edition was held in Bacolod in 1999.[3] From then, the games were held annually with Santa Cruz, Laguna[4] (2000), Bacolod[5] (2001) Puerto Princesa[6] (2002) hosting the next three editions. The 2002 and prior editions, were for athletes of 12 years and below.[6]

In 2003, the Philippine Sports Commission decided to put the competition, along with its other national competitions, on hold so the sports body could reallocate funds to the national teams' stint at the Southeast Asian Games.[7] The Batang Pinoy was held again in 2011, and is held annually since then.[8]


Host of the Batang Pinoy National Championships.

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Location of the Batang Pinoy hosts
Bacolod: 1st, 3rd, 7th, 8th
Edition Year Main Host
1st 1999 Bacolod
2nd 2000 Santa Cruz, Laguna
3rd 2001 Bacolod
4th 2002 Puerto Princesa
2003–2010 Not held
5th 2011 Naga, Camarines Sur
6th 2012 Iloilo City
7th 2013* Bacolod
8th 2014
9th 2015 Cebu City
10th[9] 2016 Tagum
11th 2018 Baguio

(*) Hosting of the originally 2013 edition postponed to early 2014.[10] A second Batang Pinoy was hosted in the same year.[11]


  1. ^ a b Estrada, Joseph. "EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 44" (PDF). Philippine Sports Commission. The President Of The Philippines. Retrieved 1 December 2015.
  2. ^ "Batang Pinoy! Yes!". Batang Pinoy 2011. Philippine Sports Commission. Archived from the original on 8 December 2015. Retrieved 1 December 2015.
  3. ^ Vanzi, Sol Jose (6 December 1999). "Laguna Takes Overall Batang Pinoy Games Lead". Bacolod: Philippine Headline News Online. Retrieved 1 December 2015.
  4. ^ "Memorandum Circular 2000-108 - 2000 Philippine National Youth Games - Batang Pinoy Program" (PDF). Department of Interior and Local Government. 23 August 2000. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 December 2015. Retrieved 1 December 2015.
  5. ^ "Over 4,000 athletes compete in Batang Pinoy Games". The Philippine Star. 21 November 2001. Retrieved 1 December 2015.
  6. ^ a b Vanzi, Sol Jose (2 December 2002). "'Batang Pinoy' Unfolds in Puerto Princesa". Philippine Headline News Online. Bacolod: The Philippine Star. Retrieved 1 December 2015.
  7. ^ Cruz, Agnes (15 August 2003). "PSC Sacrifices Pet Projects for Vietnam SEA Games". Arab News. Retrieved 1 December 2015.
  8. ^ "PSC revives Batang Pinoy competition". InterAKTV. 6 September 2011. Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 1 December 2015.
  9. ^ "Nat'l Batang Pinoy kicks off in Tagum". The Visayan Daily Star. Philippine News Agency. 28 November 2016. Retrieved 28 November 2016.
  10. ^ "PSC-POC Batang Pinoy National Finals tuloy na sa Bacolod sa Jan. 28 (Batang Pinoy to continue in Bacolod in January 28)" (in Filipino). Pang-Masa. 21 January 2014. Retrieved 1 December 2015.
  11. ^ Mariano, Clyde (25 July 2014). "Batang Pinoy finals in Bacolod". Tempo. Archived from the original on 8 December 2015. Retrieved 1 December 2015.