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PHOTO | Flag-bearer Alyssa Valdez leads Team Philippines in SEA Games opening ceremonies



Philippine national women’s volleyball team star and flag-bearer Alyssa Valdez led the Philippine contingent during the opening ceremonies of the 2015 Southeast Asian Games in Singapore.

She quickly became a trending topic right after the country’s march — but for the wrong, and funny, reason: the venue announcer mispronounced her name as “Alicia Valdez” which netizens quickly poked fun at.

No less than 300 Filipino athletes from 22 sports will see action in the biennial meet. The Philippines currently has a haul of three silvers and one bronze since the competition began last Monday.

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