LOOK: Meet DeRozan's half-Pinay girlfriend

Posted at 07/23/2014 5:03 PM | Updated as of 07/23/2014 7:16 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Toronto Raptors' DeMar DeRozan brought along his half-Filipina girlfriend, Kiara Morrison, with him during the now-controversial visit of the National Basketball Association (NBA) stars to the Philippines.

Morrison’s parents met when her dad was in the military. Her father, Keith Morrison, also played with Alaska in the Philippine Basketball Association in the late 1980s.

"It's great to be back here for the first time, to experience the culture with DeMar," she said.

"DeMar eats a lot of adobo! But for some reason he prefers my mom's better than mine!" she added.

Morrison was among the spectators who watched the NBA stars hold a basketball clinic for the survivors of super typhoon Yolanda on Tuesday.