The Batang Pinoy National Finals will be transferred to Bacolod City on December 9 to 13.
According to the Philippine Sports Commission, the Iloilo Sports Complex is scheduled to undergo renovation in the coming months, prompting the organizers to give the hosting rights to Bacolod.
The Mindanao Qualifying Leg will be held in Pagadian, Zamboanga del Sur on September 10 to 14 followed by the Visayas Qualiying Leg in Kalibo, Aklan on October 21 to 25 and the Luzon Qualifying Leg in Naga City on November 11 to 15.
All first, second and third placers in the individual and doubles events in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao will advance to the National Finals. But only first and second placers in the team events with three or more members will be given slots in the National Finals.
The Batang Pinoy is a grassroots development program of the PSC and the Philippine Olympic Committee for young athletes with ages 15 and below. It aims to discover fresh talents for future international competitions including the Youth Olympic Games.