President Rodrigo Roa Duterte witnesses the program proper during the opening ceremony of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 at the National Aquatics Center in Beijing, People’s Republic of China on August 30, 2019.

A mascot entertains the attendees of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 opening ceremony at the National Aquatics Center in Beijing, People's Republic of China on August 30, 2019. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte was among the guests during the opening of the prestigious international cagefest. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
A mascot entertains the attendees of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 opening ceremony at the National Aquatics Center in Beijing, People’s Republic of China on August 30, 2019. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte was among the guests during the opening of the prestigious international cagefest. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
The Naismith Trophy is exhibited during the opening ceremony of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 at the National Aquatics Center in Beijing, People's Republic of China on August 30, 2019. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte was among the guests during the opening of the prestigious international cagefest. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
The Naismith Trophy is exhibited during the opening ceremony of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 at the National Aquatics Center in Beijing, People’s Republic of China on August 30, 2019. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte was among the guests during the opening of the prestigious international cagefest. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte witnesses the program proper during the opening ceremony of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 at the National Aquatics Center in Beijing, People's Republic of China on August 30, 2019. With the President is People's Republic of China President Xi Jinping. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte witnesses the program proper during the opening ceremony of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 at the National Aquatics Center in Beijing, People’s Republic of China on August 30, 2019. With the President is People’s Republic of China President Xi Jinping. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
Former National Basketball Association superstar Yao Ming holds the Naismith Trophy during the opening ceremony of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 at the National Aquatics Center in Beijing, People's Republic of China on August 30, 2019. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte was among the guests during the opening of the prestigious international cagefest. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
Former National Basketball Association superstar Yao Ming holds the Naismith Trophy during the opening ceremony of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 at the National Aquatics Center in Beijing, People’s Republic of China on August 30, 2019. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte was among the guests during the opening of the prestigious international cagefest. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
Performers entertain the attendees during the opening ceremony of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 at the National Aquatics Center in Beijing, People's Republic of China on August 30, 2019. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte was among the guests during the opening of the prestigious international cagefest. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
Performers entertain the attendees during the opening ceremony of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 at the National Aquatics Center in Beijing, People’s Republic of China on August 30, 2019. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte was among the guests during the opening of the prestigious international cagefest. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte witnesses the program proper during the opening ceremony of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 at the National Aquatics Center in Beijing, People's Republic of China on August 30, 2019. With the President is People's Republic of China President Xi Jinping. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte witnesses the program proper during the opening ceremony of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 at the National Aquatics Center in Beijing, People’s Republic of China on August 30, 2019. With the President is People’s Republic of China President Xi Jinping. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO