PACQUIAO Powervit Pilipinas Aguilas open its campaign in the 2015 Asean Basketball League (ABL) on Thursday against Thailand-based Mono Vampire Basketball Club at the University of Southern Philippines (USEP) Gym in Davao.
The 5 p.m. game marks the return of the country to the regional league after the 2014 season won by Hi-Tech Bangkok City saw no Philippine representative.
The Aguilas will be led by imports AZ Reid and former University of the East Red Warrior Charles Mammie, and former PBA MVP Willie Miller. The team is coached by Zaldy Realubit.
The Aguilas will play their first road game at the MABA Stadium in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday against the Westports Malaysia Dragons, coached by Filipino Ariel Vanguardia with Fil-Am Jason Brickman from Long Island University and Fil-Canadian Matthew Wright also seeing action.
The Dragons play in the opening match on Tuesday against Hi-Tech Bangkok City in the Thai capital.