November 13, 2017

PBA All-Star week goes island hopping again

LOS ANGELES - Taking the cue from last season, the 2018 PBA All-Star Event will not be confined in one city or one province.

Just like the last time, the PBA mounts an island-hopping journey to showcase the All Stars in PBA Season 43.

Approved in principle is another three-leg All-Star event coming in the heels of the successful 2017 All-Star extravaganza with stops in Cagayan de Oro, Lapu-Lapu City and Lucena.

This time, the PBA is playing the Luzon game in Batangas and the Mindanao tiff in Davao. Still up for bidding is the hosting right for the Visayas.

"Still uncertain is the format of the All-Star Game," said PBA director for external affairs Willie Marcial.

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Last year, the PBA again veered away from the regular North versus South format, instead pitting Gilas Pilipinas against PBA All Stars from Mindanao, the Visayas and Luzon in three separate matches.

"The members of the PBA board were all happy with the turnout of each game, thus, they want another Luzon-Visayas-Mindanao series," Marcial said.