Celebrities cheer on Gilas Pilipinas
MANILA, Philippines – Despite the heartbreaking loss of Gilas Pilipinas to China at the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship on Saturday, October 3, Filipino fans, including celebrities and personalities, praised the Philippine team for a strong performance throughout the competition. (WATCH: Heartbreak as Gilas falls to China in FIBA Asia final)
TV host Bianca Gonzalez, who is married to basketball player JC Intal, shared this message on Twitter. (READ: Netizens thank Gilas Pilipinas for FIBA Asia silver)
There is NO SHAME in winning SILVER. With what they were given, they took us all the way to this point. Thank you Gilas 3.0!!!!!!!
There is NO SHAME in winning SILVER. With what they were given, they took us all the way to this point. Thank you Gilas 3.0!!!!!!!— Bianca Gonzalez (@iamsuperbianca) October 3, 2015
She also posted this on Instagram.
The photo that @jcintal7 sent to me before today's game. A gift to all the players he said. I couldn't help but cry. From the day you got the call for Gilas to this point that you boys have a silver medal, God has been so good!!!! We can't be any prouder. Time for you boys to come home. #LabanPilipinas #PUSO
Doug Kramer shared this.
Fought nonetheless! Proud of gilas!— Doug Kramer (@DougKramer44) October 3, 2015
Filipino comedian Tim Tayag had this to say.
Actor Alden Richards posted this before the game.
Laban Gilas Pilipinas! Good luck sa championship! PUSO! pic.twitter.com/I8C8A3Bn36— Alden Richards (@aldenrichards02) October 3, 2015
Volleyball player and host Gretchen Ho host posted this.
Basketball player Chris Tiu posted this.
Basketball star Jimmy Alapag shared how proud he was of his brothers.
Joey de Leon's son, producer Jako de Leon, shared this.
Let's not miss the silver lining just because we wanted the gold. Be proud. Gilas just showed the world we can play anyone :)#LabanPilipinas— Jako de Leon (@jakodeleon) October 3, 2015
Iza Calzado meanwhile commended the team for a job well done.
Gilas Pilipinas fell versus China, 78-67, to settle for silver in the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship. – Rappler.com