Watch out overage young athletes!

The Department of Education is cracking down on over age athletes in the annual Palarong Pambansa, which has been plagued with controversies over the issue.

Education Undersecretary Franklin Sunga said they are planning to tap the services of the National Statistics Office (NSO) for the verification of the birth records of all athletes who will be fielded by their respective regions.

Sunga said they found evidences that some athletes were fielded in the games despite failing to qualify for a slot in the team and the age limit. Read Allen Estabillo’s report for MindaNews.

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