As an added treat for the fans, a special three-point shootout featuring Senator Manny Pacquiao and Special Assistant to the President Bong Go will serve as a bonus feature in the kickoff leg of this year’s PBA All-Star Week.
Pacquiao, the former playing-coach of Columbian Dyip (formerly KIA) and Go, will be joined by Presidential son-in-law and lawyer Mans Carpio in the contest to be held during the first phase of the mid-season spectacle sponsored by Phoenix Fuel with Phoenix Pulse Technology and hosted by Digos, Davao del Sur on May 23.
The three public officials will team up with PBA greats Allan Caidic and Kenneth Duremdes, together with Magnolia Pambansang Manok veteran Peter June Simon, a native of Makilala, Cotabato, who became a big collegiate star in Davao prior to taking his act in the Big City.
Just like in the last season, Gilas Pilipinas will be squaring off with All-Star selections representing Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.
The Mindanao squad will be the first to test the mettle of the national team in Davao del Sur (May 23), followed by Luzon in Batangas (May 25), and finally Visayas in Iloilo (May 27).
The side events such as the slam dunk, three-point shootout, and the obstacle challenge were all held in the Luzon leg.
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