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GALLERY: Team Philippines at SEA Games 2023 opening ceremonies

/ 01:21 PM May 06, 2023

The Team Philippines, led by an all-female delegation with volleyball star Alyssa Valdez carrying the flag, proudly marched during the parade of nations in the lavish 32nd Southeast Asian Games opening ceremonies on Friday night at Morodok Techo National Stadium in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Cambodia, the first-time host of the SEA Games, showcased its country’s rich history and culture in an elaborate program highlighted by an impressive singing and dancing show at the 60,000-seat stadium.

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Tickets to the biennial meet have been given away for free. Cambodia has also shouldered the costs of food and accommodation of all athletes and coaches of the participating nations.

The Philippines got off to a solid start in the SEA Games, placing second in the medal tally behind host Cambodia as of Saturday noon.

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The delegation from the Philippines parades during the opening ceremony of the 32nd Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) at the Morodok Techo National Stadium in Phnom Penh on May 5, 2023.

The delegation from the Philippines parades during the opening ceremony of the 32nd Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) at the Morodok Techo National Stadium in Phnom Penh on May 5, 2023. –CAMBODIA 2023 PHOTO

The delegation from the Philippines parades during the opening ceremony of the 32nd Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) at the Morodok Techo National Stadium in Phnom Penh on May 5, 2023. –CAMBODIA 2023 PHOTO

The delegation from the Philippines parades during the opening ceremony of the 32nd Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) at the Morodok Techo National Stadium in Phnom Penh on May 5, 2023. –CAMBODIA 2023 PHOTO

The delegation from the Philippines parades during the opening ceremony of the 32nd Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) at the Morodok Techo National Stadium in Phnom Penh on May 5, 2023. –CAMBODIA 2023 PHOTO

The delegation from the Philippines parades during the opening ceremony of the 32nd Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) at the Morodok Techo National Stadium in Phnom Penh on May 5, 2023. –CAMBODIA 2023 PHOTO

The delegation from the Philippines parades during the opening ceremony of the 32nd Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) at the Morodok Techo National Stadium in Phnom Penh on May 5, 2023. –CAMBODIA 2023 PHOTO

The delegation from the Philippines parades during the opening ceremony of the 32nd Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) at the Morodok Techo National Stadium in Phnom Penh on May 5, 2023. –CAMBODIA 2023 PHOTO

The delegation from the Philippines parades during the opening ceremony of the 32nd Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) at the Morodok Techo National Stadium in Phnom Penh on May 5, 2023. –CAMBODIA 2023 PHOTO

The delegation from the Philippines parades during the opening ceremony of the 32nd Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) at the Morodok Techo National Stadium in Phnom Penh on May 5, 2023. –CAMBODIA 2023 PHOTO

The delegation from the Philippines parades during the opening ceremony of the 32nd Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) at the Morodok Techo National Stadium in Phnom Penh on May 5, 2023. –CAMBODIA 2023 PHOTO

The delegation from the Philippines parades during the opening ceremony of the 32nd Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) at the Morodok Techo National Stadium in Phnom Penh on May 5, 2023. –CAMBODIA 2023 PHOTO

The delegation from the Philippines parades during the opening ceremony of the 32nd Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) at the Morodok Techo National Stadium in Phnom Penh on May 5, 2023.

The delegation from the Philippines parades during the opening ceremony of the 32nd Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) at the Morodok Techo National Stadium in Phnom Penh on May 5, 2023. (Photo by MOHD RASFAN / AFP)

Performers take part in the opening ceremony of the 32nd Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) at the Morodok Techo National Stadium in Phnom Penh on May 5, 2023.

Performers take part in the opening ceremony of the 32nd Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) at the Morodok Techo National Stadium in Phnom Penh on May 5, 2023. (Photo by MOHD RASFAN / AFP)

Performers take part in the opening ceremony of the 32nd Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) at the Morodok Techo National Stadium in Phnom Penh on May 5, 2023. (Photo by MOHD RASFAN / AFP)

Performers take part in the opening ceremony of the 32nd Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) at the Morodok Techo National Stadium in Phnom Penh on May 5, 2023. (Photo by MOHD RASFAN / AFP)

Performers take part in the opening ceremony of the 32nd Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) at the Morodok Techo National Stadium in Phnom Penh on May 5, 2023. (

Performers take part in the opening ceremony of the 32nd Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) at the Morodok Techo National Stadium in Phnom Penh on May 5, 2023. (Photo by MOHD RASFAN / AFP)

The national flag of Cambodia is brought into the Morodok Techo National Stadium at the start of the opening ceremony of the 32nd Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) in Phnom Penh on May 5, 2023.

The national flag of Cambodia is brought into the Morodok Techo National Stadium at the start of the opening ceremony of the 32nd Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) in Phnom Penh on May 5, 2023. (Photo by MOHD RASFAN / AFP)

Performers take part in the opening ceremony of the 32nd Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) at the Morodok Techo National Stadium in Phnom Penh on May 5, 2023. (Photo by MOHD RASFAN / AFP)

Performers take part in the opening ceremony of the 32nd Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) at the Morodok Techo National Stadium in Phnom Penh on May 5, 2023. (Photo by MOHD RASFAN / AFP)

Fireworks explode over the Morodok Techo National Stadium during the opening ceremony of the 32nd Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games)in Phnom Penh on May 5, 2023.

Fireworks explode over the Morodok Techo National Stadium during the opening ceremony of the 32nd Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games)in Phnom Penh on May 5, 2023. (Photo by MOHD RASFAN / AFP)

Inquirer’s special coverage of the Cambodia SEA Games 2023.

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