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PBA unveils memorabilia and photo exhibit

MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine Basketball Association yesterday unveiled a photo and memorabilia exhibit under efforts to further boost the popularity of Asia's first play-for-pay league.

The exhibit, located at the Sports Loop at Robinson's Galleria in Ortigas, Pasig City, features in-game photos and various basketball equipment signed by PBA stars.

PBA Commissioner Chito Salud graced the event, saying the exhibit aims to relive PBA moments for the benefit of its fans.

"More than a marketing tool, this exhibit is a way of showing the public the rich action the PBA provides. We're presenting history here," Salud said shortly after the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Apart from photos and memorabilia, the exhibit also includes the embossed hands of players and some life-size posters of PBA stars.

Air21 guard Dondon Hontiveros was present during the event and mingled with the crowd.

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Salud said meet-and-greet sessions with PBA players are scheduled at the venue in the next few days.

The exhibit is located at the mall's third floor and is open for public viewing throughout April.

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