VLOG: Palaro athletes, officials watch Pacquiao vs Mayweather

TAGUM City, Philippines – As the fight of the century draws near, the world is slowly coming to a complete stop.

At the 2015 Palarong Pambansa, where future Filipino sports heroes are born, screens are set up in areas inside the Davao del Norte Sports and Tourism Complex for free live viewing of the highly-anticipated fight between Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao and undefeated American Floyd Mayweather Jr on Sunday, May 3 (Saturday, May 2 in Las Vegas).

Roughly 10,000 student-athletes along with coaches, other team members, officials, organizers and guests will benefit from the pay-per-view set-up.

Palaro athletes and officials at the auditorium of the Davao del Norte Sports Complex for the Pacquiao vs Mayweather bout. Photo by Rappler

Palaro athletes and officials at the auditorium of the Davao del Norte Sports Complex for the Pacquiao vs Mayweather bout.

Photo by Rappler

The Palaro's opening ceremony was moved to Monday, May 4 to give way to the mega-fight between two of boxing's premier fighters.

A number of games and events already started today, including athletics and volleyball, but that would not stop Pacquiao's countrymen from showing their support. – Rappler.com