Hundreds of players and basketball fans alongside with VIP guests from Philippine Embassy and other community leaders witnessed the grand kickoff.
The teams which are mostly consist of comebackers from seasons 1 and 2 include Pastilan, Saturday Boyz, World Travel Hound Slashers, Bangyai Knights, Dos Ekis, Yanhee Amigos, AFT, and Salakang Gilas Thailand.
With few more days left for the Mayweather-Berto match, unsold tickets are still available in the TicketMaster and the lowest price is $125.
The Philippines amassed a total of five golds and one silver in the Asian championship.
Gilas Pilipinas faces The Netherlands on Thursday, August 20, while Estonia and Iceland on Saturday, August 22.
The Philippine karatekas ranked fifth among 20 other countries in the recently concluded Thailand Open Karate-Do Championships.
Pacman Mindanao Aguilas is the new kid in the Asean Basketball League representing the Philippines.
The former five-division champion was noticeable with his much improved boxing style; he employed right straights with more body shots in addition to his deadly left hook.
Philippine Defense and Military Attache to Thailand Col. Reuben Basiao graced the opening program. In his message, Col. Basiao lauded AYA for leading out in worthwhile activity such as the AYA Sports Fellowship.
Watch the Azkals go against Yemen in their second match of the World Cup Qualifiers, June 16, 2015 @ 11pm Bangkok time.