SBK ok with Gilas Men in PBA PH Cup

MANILA, Feb 10 (Mabuhay) — The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) has expressed openness to having the Gilas Pilipinas Men playing in the PBA Philippine Cup this season. “We’re definitely open to the idea of playing in the PBA,” SBP president Al Panlilio said on Tuesday....

Palace lauds Gilas Pilipinas for win vs. Japan, hopes for best at finals

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Malacañang on Saturday congratulated Gilas Pilipinas for its victory against Japan, a feat that set up a finals duel for the Philippine team against host China in the FIBA Asia Championship. “Congratulations once again to Gilas Pilipinas for putting...

Disaster strikes as Palestine shocks Gilas Pilipinas to open FIBA Asia

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Philippine national men’s basketball team opened the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship on a losing note, dropping a stunning 75-73 result to Palestine on Wednesday in Changsha, China. Jamal Abu-Shamala led Palestine with 26 points, including two big...

Beast mode Gilas Pilipinas vents ire on Hong Kong with 101-50 victory

MANILA, Sept 24 (Mabuhay) – After suffering a shocking defeat in the opening game of the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship, the Philippine national basketball team went on beast mode. Gilas Pilipinas took out its frustration on an overmatched Hong Kong squad, 101-50, on Thursday in...

Aquino lauds Pinoys in Spain for supporting Gilas Pilipinas

MADRID, Spain (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III thanked the Filipino community in Spain for supporting the Philippine international basketball team Gilas Pilipinas during their recent campaign at the FIBA World Cup. During his meeting with the Filipino community here on...

Palace: Gilas deserves warm welcome, celebration upon return

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Members of the Gilas Pilipinas basketball team deserve a warm welcome and congratulations from the Filipino people upon their return to the country from the FIBA World Cup, Malacañang said Saturday. Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda also indicated the team...

Amid losses, Gilas still a source of PHL pride –Palace

MANILA, Sept 4 (Mabuhay) – Despite the team’s elimination at the 2014 FIBA World Cup, Gilas Pilipinas is still a source of pride for the country, Malacañang said Thursday. “Taas noo ang ating mga manlalaro, taas noo pa rin ang mga Pilipino ‘pagkat kahanga-hanga rin naman ang...