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PBA to bring 2018 All-Star to several provinces

MANILA, Philippines – Taking the cue from last season, the 2018 PBA All-Star event will not be confined to just one city or province.

Just like the last time, the PBA plans to mount an island-hopping journey to showcase the All-Stars in its 43rd season.

Approved in principle is another three-leg All-Star event 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 leg.

“Still uncertain is the format of the All-Star Game,” said PBA director for externa affairs Willie Marcial.

Last year, the PBA again veered away from the regular North against South format. Instead, they pitted Gilas Pilipinas against PBA All-Stars from Mindanao, 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,” said Marcial.

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