SLIDESHOW: Beauty queens share stage with teams at MPBL opening


Posted at Jun 13 2018 11:42 PM | Updated as of Jun 14 2018 12:40 AM

The Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League kicked off its Datu Cup at Araneta Coliseum on Tuesday night with none other than its founder, Manny Pacquiao, leading the opening ceremonies.

As usual, the parade of clubs wasn't complete without the team muses.

Among the celebrity beauties in attendance were actresses Bea Alonzo for Marikina and Empress Schuck (Zamboanga), and beauty queens Maxine Medina (Basilan), Rachel Peters (San Juan), Angelia Ong (Manila) and Regine Angeles (Pasay).

Check out this slideshow to see the highlights of the parade. All photos are by Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News.

Basilan Steel

Maxine Medina

Bataan Risers

Cong. Geraldine Roman

Bulacan Kuyas

Barbie Imperial

Caloocan Supremos

Jane Miniano

Cebu City Sharks

Kaye Abad-Castillo

Davao Occidental Tigers

Ariela Arida

General Santos Golden State Warriors

Bianca Umali

Imus Bandera

Laura Pumarada

Laguna Krah Heros

Jenn Lamaitre

Makati Sky Scrapers

Michelle Gumabao

Manila Star

Angela Ong

Marikina Shoemasters

Darlene Hipolito

Muntinlupa Cagers

Zahra Bianca Saldua

Navotas Clutch

Maria Josephie Araullo

Pampanga Lanterns

Anne Carlisle Castro

Paranaque Patriots

Noelle Fuentes Uy-Tuazon

Pasay Voyagers

Regine Angeles

Pasig Pirates

Michelle Echavez

Quezon City Capitals

Deanne Gonzales

Rizal Ankle Breakers

Lamba Mendoza

San Juan Knights

Rachel Peters

Valenzuela Classic

Kim de Guzman

Zamboanga Valientes

Empress Schuck