Philippine celebrities to play basketball with OFWs in Taiwan

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2018/11/18
By: Shih Hsiu-chuan 

Taipei, Nov. 18 (CNA) A team of celebrities from the Philippines is scheduled to play a friendly basketball match in Taichung Sunday to celebrate Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in Taiwan.

The Star Magic Team from the Philippines will play the winner of a playoff between two teams of Filipino migrant workers at 3 p.m. at Fengyuan District Stadium in Taichung. The playoff takes place at 9:30 a.m.

The event is not just a performance for OFWs by celebrities, it is intended to inspire them and display passion for basketball which is very popular among Filipinos in Taiwan, Gerald Anderson, a film and television actor and celebrity team captain, said at the Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO) Saturday.

The team was greeted by members of Filipino organizations in Taiwan at a welcome reception held Saturday at the MECO in Taipei.    [FULL  STORY]

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