LOOK: Paeng, Bata, Hidilyn Diaz in sports heroes' groufie with Duterte


Posted at Apr 18 2018 10:41 AM | Updated as of Apr 18 2018 01:12 PM

Paeng Nepomuceno (from left), Elma Muros-Posadas, Hidilyn Diaz, Luis Gabriel Moreno, Efren "Bata" Reyes, Ramon Fernandez and President Rodrigo Duterte pose for a photo during the Palarong Pambansa opening ceremonies in Ilocos Sur on Sunday. Courtesy of Paeng Nepomuceno

No sports selfie can get any more powerhouse than the one taken by bowling great Paeng Nepomuceno at the Palarong Pambansa over the weekend.

The picture circulated in social media this week and Nepomuceno confirmed to ABS CBN News that it was he who took the star-studded snap during the Palaro's opening ceremonies in Vigan.

In the photo with Nepomuceno, currently head coach of the national bowling team, were many-time Asian long-jump medalist Elma Muros-Posadas, Olympic silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz, billiards great Efren "Bata" Reyes, and 4-time PBA MVP Ramon Fernandez.

President Rodrigo Duterte was also in the picture, as was Luis Gabriel Moreno (partially covering Reyes' face). Moreno is a Youth Olympics gold-medal winning archer who lit the Palaro cauldron signaling the opening of competition.

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