PBA pays tribute to fallen heroes of Marawi City

PBA pays tribute to fallen heroes of Marawi City
"In celebration of Philippine independence today, the PBA recognizes the heroism of our patriots, past and present, in preserving our freedom, democracy, and pursuit of self-reliance."

With the country celebrating its Independence Day Monday, the Philippine Basketball Association went a little extra for a tribute.

Just before Game 2 of the 2017 PBA Commissioner's Cup semifinals between San Miguel and Star, the PBA offered a meaningful salute to honor the brave people that offered their lives while serving in Marawi City.

Violence has persisted in Mindanao for weeks now, with government troops rallying against Maute rebels who have taken over the capital city of Lanao del Sur.

With Marawi City under siege, President Rodrigo Duterte has declared Martial Law in the region.

With a giant Philippine flag at the MOA Arena, the PBA paid tribute to the 58 heroes who offered their lives while fighting for the country in Marawi City.

"In celebration of Philippine independence today, the PBA recognizes the heroism of our patriots, past and present, in preserving our freedom, democracy, and pursuit of self-reliance," the league said in a message that blared through arena speakers.

 


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