IN PHOTOS: 2016 Palarong Pambansa comes to an end

LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines – The curtains have fallen on the 2016 Palarong Pambansa hosted by Albay.

National Capital Region emerged victorious once again with its 12th straight overall championship while Calabarzon and Western Visayas maintained their places at the podium.

Albay put on a radiant closing ceremony that was at par with the colorful opening program as this year's Palaro ended with what was dubbed a "Unity Dance" where all the delegates led by teachers from Albay dances in unison as a sign of camaraderie.

Take a look at the scenes from the 2016 Palarong Pambansa closing ceremony below.

COLORFUL. Delegates from the various regions converge for the Palaro 2016 closing ceremony. Photo by Roy Secretario/ Rappler

COLORFUL. Delegates from the various regions converge for the Palaro 2016 closing ceremony.

Photo by Roy Secretario/ Rappler

MAYON. A clear view of the Mayon Volcano greets delegates at the ceremony. Photo by Roy Secretario/ Rappler

MAYON. A clear view of the Mayon Volcano greets delegates at the ceremony.

Photo by Roy Secretario/ Rappler

PERFORMANCE. A performer at the Palaro closing ceremony. Photo by Roy Secretario/ Rappler

PERFORMANCE. A performer at the Palaro closing ceremony.

Photo by Roy Secretario/ Rappler

RECOGNITION. The champion regions are also awarded during the ceremony. NCR is this year's overall champion anew with Calabarzon and Western Visayas as first and second runners-up, respectively. Photo by Roy Secretario/Rappler

RECOGNITION. The champion regions are also awarded during the ceremony. NCR is this year's overall champion anew with Calabarzon and Western Visayas as first and second runners-up, respectively.

Photo by Roy Secretario/Rappler

PALARO AT NEGROS? Bacolod reportedly will be bidding to host Palaro 2017. Will they win? Photo by Roy Secretario/Rappler

PALARO AT NEGROS? Bacolod reportedly will be bidding to host Palaro 2017.

Will they win? Photo by Roy Secretario/Rappler

TORCHBEARER. Similar to the opening ceremony, a PWD carries Albay's Palaro torch during the closing ceremony. Photo by Roy Secretario/Rappler

TORCHBEARER. Similar to the opening ceremony, a PWD carries Albay's Palaro torch during the closing ceremony.

Photo by Roy Secretario/Rappler

– with a report from Cynthia Babagay- Llacer/Rappler.com

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