|First event||Manila, Philippines|
|Last event||2016 in Tagum, Davao del Norte|
|Purpose||National 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.
The Batang Pinoy was established through the Executive Order No. 44 which was signed by then President Joseph Estrada in December 2, 1998. The first edition was held in Bacolod in 1999. From then, the games were held annually with Santa Cruz, Laguna (2000), Bacolod (2001) Puerto Princesa (2002) hosting the next three editions. The 2002 and prior editions, were for athletes of 12 years and below.
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. The Batang Pinoy was held again in 2011, and is held annually since then. It is set to be discontinued in 2017.
Host of the Batang Pinoy National Championships.
|2nd||2000||Santa Cruz, Laguna|
|5th||2011||Naga, Camarines Sur|
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