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'Fiery, passionate': Chot Reyes remembers late Aric del Rosario

Mar 26, 2020 - 10:05 PM

'He was fiery, passionate, emotional – quick to tears. Aric was one of the most authentic coaches you’d find in the business,' says Chot Reyes

OLD-FASHIONED. Chot Reyes says that Aric del Rosario's old-fashioned values play a big part in his coaching career. FIBA Images

Chot Reyes offers Gilas help in FIBA World Cup buildup

Mar 22, 2019 - 6:19 PM

The former national team mentor says he has been discussing plans for the global hoops tilt with current Philippine coach Yeng Guiao

LENDING HAND. Chot Reyes says he's giving Yeng Guiao 'whatever help he needs.' Photo from PBA Images

Chot optimistic Gilas can reach next level in FIBA World Cup

Mar 20, 2019 - 9:47 PM

The former national team mentor says the Philippines has proven it can compete in the world stage

CONFIDENCE. Chot Reyes believes the Philippines has a chance against Angola and Italy in the 2019 FIBA World Cup. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Chot Reyes denies 'official' links to TNT

Jan 06, 2019 - 2:37 PM

The former Gilas Pilipinas coach says he only facilitated a TNT KaTropa team session in their training camp last week

NO LINKS. Chot Reyes is not involved with TNT KaTropa in any official capacity. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Chot Reyes 'steps aside' for Yeng Guiao as Gilas Pilipinas coach

Sep 11, 2018 - 8:27 PM

Reyes will still contribute to Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas in other capacities

'STEP ASIDE'. Chot Reyes gives way to Yeng Guiao as national men's basketball team head coach. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Guiao to replace Chot as Gilas head coach for good? Manny Pangilinan thinks so

Sep 02, 2018 - 10:58 PM

The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas chairman emeritus is impressed with how Guiao steered the national team to its best Asian Games finish in 16 years

CHANGE OF PERSONNEL. Yeng Guiao (left) has a chance to permanently take over the Gilas Pilipinas program from Chot Reyes. Photo from PBA Images

Suspended Chot praises stand-in Guiao

Aug 27, 2018 - 3:48 PM

'We were one or two places away from reversing the outcome of this game,' says Chot Reyes

GREAT EFFORT. Suspended national team coach Chot Reyes says his sub Yeng Guiao put together a 'really great game plan.' Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Xiamen air apologizes, Peter Lim, Gilas Pilipinas | Evening wRap

Aug 20, 2018 - 8:35 PM

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Guiao replaces Chot as Gilas coach in World Cup qualifiers

Aug 20, 2018 - 2:36 PM

Yeng Guiao will mentor the Philippine team against Iran when the 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers resumes in September

COACHING REINS. Yeng Guiao will once again coach the Philippine team after the 2018 Asian Games ends. Photo from PBA Images

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Jul 20, 2018 - 3:03 PM

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Chot Reyes denies fanning unsportsmanlike actions

Jul 19, 2018 - 9:24 PM

The Gilas Pilipinas head coach says he never gave the Gilas Pilipinas players 'instructions to hurt'

PENALIZED. Chot Reyes gets suspended for one game and find by half a million pesos. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

'Hit somebody' remark gets Chot Reyes suspended, fined

Jul 19, 2018 - 6:02 PM

FIBA suspends the Gilas Pilipinas head coach and orders him to pay a disciplinary fine of half a million pesos for 'inciting unsportsmanlike behavior'

SUSPENDED. Chot Reyes is among the 12 Filipinos suspended for their involvement in the bench-clearing brawl between the Philippines and Australia in World Cup qualifying game. File photo from FIBA

'Don't kill mayors', Kris defends Gilas, Katharine McPhee | Evening wRap

Jul 04, 2018 - 8:20 PM

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Chot Reyes hopes Gilas comes out 'better and stronger' after skirmish

Jul 04, 2018 - 3:44 PM

The national team coach offers an apology but also sends gratitude to those who backed Gilas amid criticisms

BLAMED. Chot Reyes is blamed by Australia assistant coach Luc Longley for the brawl. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, July 4, 2018

Jul 04, 2018 - 11:45 AM

Hello! Here's a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte salutes the Fallen Airman Monument after laying a wreath to honor the memory of the fallen airmen of the Philippine Air Force (PAF) during the 71st founding anniversary of PAF at the Multi-Purpose Gymnasium in Colonel Jesus Villamor Air Base (CJVAB), Pasay City on July 3, 2018. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Chot Reyes clarifies 'hit somebody' comment before FIBA brawl

Jul 03, 2018 - 6:46 PM

'Anyone who understands basketball, if you take offense with that statement, you don't know basketball,' says the Gilas coach

DEFENSE. Gilas head coach Chot Reyes says that you have to understand basketball to know what his comment means. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Chot Reyes defends Gilas' actions in brawl with Australia

Jul 02, 2018 - 11:54 PM

The Gilas Pilipinas head coach calls out Daniel Kickert for hitting 4 Filipino players before the game

OUT OF CONTROL. Gilas head coach Chot Reyes tried to restrain the players who were fell victim of Kickert's taunting but could not control them during the 3rd quarter. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

No further job cuts at TV5 after better financial performance

Apr 18, 2018 - 4:50 PM

By shifting its focus to sports and news, the 3rd-ranked broadcast network is nearing its target of finally being in the black

Big reveal: Calvin 'The Beast' Abueva cried upon returning to Gilas

Feb 26, 2018 - 4:22 PM

'When I told Calvin that he was going to Japan (Australia), he broke down in tears,' says Gilas Pilipinas head coach Chot Reyes

FIBA PHI vs JPN Feb 25. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Gilas Pilipinas beats Japan at MOA Arena

Feb 26, 2018 - 3:04 PM

Gilas Pilipinas shows composure in the endgame to keep Japan winless in the 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers

ANCHOR. Andray Blatche goes with a double-double to power Gilas' win over Japan. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Chot Reyes comes to defense of criticized Andray Blatche

Feb 26, 2018 - 12:28 PM

'Andray makes us competitive, regardless of what the numbers or the stats show,' says Gilas Pilipinas head coach Chot Reyes

REDEMPTION. Andray Blatche proves he can also fill up the stats sheet. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Chot Reyes hopes Gilas will adapt to international brand of basketball

Feb 22, 2018 - 10:02 PM

'When we come in, it's very hard to kind of erase all of the habits and the things that they do with their mother teams in competitions like this,' says Gilas coach Chot Reyes after their loss to Australia

DIFFERENT GAME. Gilas Pilipinas head coach Chot Reyes in a huddle during the Gilas Pilipinas vs Australia game Thursday, February 22, in the Margaret Court Arena in Melbourne, Australia.  FIBA Images

Abueva in, Castro out in 12-man Philippine lineup vs Australia

Feb 21, 2018 - 2:33 PM

Gilas Pilipinas head coach Chot Reyes says Jayson Castro 'was not there at all' in last night's practice after twisting his ankle two weeks ago

SURPRISE. Gilas head coach Chot Reyes reveals the final 12 of the Gilas Pilipinas lineup against Australia. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Calvin Abueva keeps hopes high for Gilas return: 'Mahalaga sa akin ito'

Feb 14, 2018 - 2:05 PM

Gilas Pilipinas head coach Chot Reyes says they are still assessing the other players' injury status before determining the lineup for the second window

HOPING. Calvin Abueva is leaning on to the little hope that he gets to see action in the second window of the FIBA Asian Qualifiers for Gilas Pilipinas. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler.

Chot Reyes: Gilas making most of limited preparation vs Australia

Feb 12, 2018 - 9:03 PM

'What else is new?' says head coach Chot Reyes of the tight schedule Gilas Pilipinas faces to gear up for its game against Australia on February 22

FINDING WAYS. Gilas Pilipinas head coach Chot Reyes says they have to make do with what they have as their clash against powerhouse Australia looms. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

To lure more sports fans, TV5 offers digital content with ESPN

Jan 31, 2018 - 7:59 AM

TV5, the Philippines' 3rd largest network, forges an alliance with ESPN to achieve its goal of becoming the main sports media destination in the country

NEW STRATEGY. This is the latest step in the licensing and co-branding agreement between TV5 and ESPN. In the photo are Joyee Biswas, head of Southeast Asia, ESPN (L) and TV5 president Vincent Reyes (R). Photo from TV5

All eyes on Kai Sotto as he shows his wares in his first Gilas practice

Jan 30, 2018 - 5:36 PM

Everybody, even the PBA stars, watched the 7-foot-2 teener go through the drils

BIG MEN. Ateneo Bluer Eaglet standout Kai Sotto

TV5 expects to cut losses by half in 2018 amid ESPN deal, restructuring

Jan 29, 2018 - 5:45 PM

The country's 3rd largest media network also says it expects to break even in 2019

BETTER FINANCES. Since the announcement, the TV5 chief Vincent Reyes says his network has seen significant improvement in its bottomline. Photo by JR Isaga/Rappler

Present meets the future as Gilas Pilipinas practice resumes

Jan 08, 2018 - 9:27 PM

Players from the PBA, collegiate and high school ranks gather as practice resumes for Gilas' next game against Australia

PRESENT MEETS FUTURE. National team players gathered in what Chot Reyes called 'perhaps the largest gathering of multi-generational talent' in the country's history. Photo from Chot Reyes' Twitter account

Making sense of Chot Reyes’ '23 for 23' Gilas roster

Jan 08, 2018 - 11:00 AM

The list is 'by no means final', and here's a look at the variables that could affect the list when the 2023 World Cup rolls around

EXPECTED. Kobe Paras' international-caliber skills make him a shoo-in to the Gilas 23 for 23 roster. File photo by PSC-POC Media

Kai Sotto to Gilas in 2023? Chot Reyes ‘not discounting' his chances of joining World Cup

Dec 14, 2017 - 7:50 PM

Gilas coach Chot Reyes says he'd prefer the core to be made up of players between 26 and 32 years of age, but wouldn't look past an 'exceptional' player who is younger

FUTURE PROSPECT. Kai Sotto is an exceptionally tall prospect who is dominating against players his own age, and coach Chot Reyes says he wouldn't close the door on adding the young player to the roster in 2023. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Gilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes still trusts Andray Blatche

Nov 28, 2017 - 8:22 PM

Gilas coach Chot Reyes says, 'I think we’ve seen the worst of Andray’s games but hopefully, in the next window, he’s going to be in better basketball shape. He would play a couple months in China so that should be able to help'

OFF NIGHT. Naturalized Andray Blatche had an off-night offensively, but made up for it. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

ESPN returns to Philippine TV with TV5 partnership

Oct 12, 2017 - 2:21 PM

ESPN 5 will replace Sports 5 beginning on Friday, October 13

REBRANDING. Chot Reyes announced that SportsCenter Philippines, a local version of ESPN's flagship show, will launch on December 17 to coincide with tip-off of the next PBA season and conference. Photo by JR Isaga/Rappler

Naturalized player prospect Isaiah Austin arrives in Manila

Sep 13, 2017 - 3:27 PM

The former Baylor University standout is here and says he s ready to get to work

WELCOME TO MANILA. Isaiah Austin arrives in the Philippines ahead of his stint with the Chooks To Go team in the FIBA Asia Champions Cup in China. Photo from Chot Reyes' Twitter

Philippines given FIBA Asia Champions Cup wild card spot

Sep 05, 2017 - 9:32 PM

The Philippines gets a wild card entry after Japan withdraws

BASKETBALL NEVER STOPS. The Philippine national team will be back in action shortly after wrapping up a gold medal performance at the 2017 SEA Games.  File photo by PSC-POC media

Reyes, Gilas brace for tough FIBA Asia opener: 'We have to beat China'

Jul 30, 2017 - 1:03 PM

Regardless of all of our problems no one is going to outfight us says coach Chot Reyes

Chot Reyes says Gilas’ offense ‘a hell lot better’

Jul 08, 2017 - 3:28 PM

The veteran coach also thinks the Gilas’ spacing timing and execution were better than the previous tune up game

Gilas practice to resume with Kobe Paras, Kiefer Ravena - Chot

Jun 09, 2017 - 7:25 PM

Kobe Paras Kiefer Ravena Raymar Jose and Christian Standhardinger are named to the Gilas practice pool

NEW ADDITIONS. Kiefer Ravena and Kobe Paras have been invited to join Gilas Pilipinas practice. Photo from Jeron Teng's Twitter

Reyes: Jalalon will be 'really special' for Gilas Pilipinas

May 18, 2017 - 11:20 PM

I really like the development and the play of Jio Jalalon says Chot Reyes

UNOFFICIAL MVP. Jio Jalalon is coach Chot Reyes' personal choice for Most Valuable Player for SEABA 2017. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Reyes lauds Aguilar's maturity with Gilas over the years

May 17, 2017 - 3:20 PM

The longtime Gilas Pilipinas member earns the praise of coach Chot Reyes after a breakout performance against Thailand

JAM. Japeth Aguilar dunks the ball over Thailand. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Blatche's arrival delayed with birth of child, Reyes upset

May 03, 2017 - 6:56 PM

Gilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes says he s considering replacing Andray Blatche as the 2017 SEABA Championships move closer

REPLACE BLATCHE? Coach Chot Reyes is not ruling out potentially replacing Andray Blatche, whose arrival in Manila is delayed with the birth of his son, Andray Jr. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Reyes aimed for versatility, balance in forming SEABA 12

May 02, 2017 - 5:27 AM

I think it’s very balanced it’s very versatile It has size and it’s a great combination of rookies and veterans says Chot Reyes of his 12 man lineup

VERSATILITY. The Gilas Pilipinas SEABA 2017 lineup is a healthy mix of rookies, veterans, and versatile players. Photos from PBA Images

Troy Rosario added to Gilas Pilipinas pool

Jan 24, 2017 - 7:35 PM

Head coach Chot Reyes includes the 6 foot 7 Rosario after getting clearance from TNT and the PBA Board

NEW ADDITION. Troy Rosario is the latest addition to the Gilas Pilipinas pool. Photo from PBA Images

TV 5 to air Miss Universe 2016 swimsuit, long gown competitions

Jan 12, 2017 - 6:55 PM

TV 5 is scheduled to air the swimsuit and long gown competitions on January 28 and 29 respectively

McIlroy-Johnson charity match in Philippines cancelled – Reyes

Nov 16, 2016 - 12:45 PM

TV5 CEO Chot Reyes says he was told CAA was in breach of contract

Chot Reyes back as Gilas head coach with Tab Baldwin as consultant

Oct 18, 2016 - 11:23 AM

UPDATED Reyes and Baldwin return to their original roles from back in 2014

Chot Reyes has had a roller coaster run with Gilas Pilipinas. File photo from

Tech-savvy PH startups honored at #BeTheBoss 2016

Sep 11, 2016 - 6:54 AM

The Sexy Chef Sky Eye Inc Holy Carabao and Pedro Brewcrafters emerged as winners after getting top marks from the panel of judges and most votes from the public

THE FUTURE OF PH ENTREPRENEURS IS BRIGHT. #BeTheBoss winners flanked by the panel of judges and PLDT Smart executives

PH falls, China to host 2019 FIBA World Cup

Aug 07, 2015 - 7:15 PM

China wins the bidding war against the Philippines for the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup hosting 14 7

Yao Ming to PH: 'Your presentation much better than ours'

Aug 07, 2015 - 5:48 PM

The 7 foot 6 basketball star shares his observation right after both countries presented their final pitches for the right to host the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup

'BETTER THAN OURS'. China's own Yao Ming sat at the Philippine delegation's table and admitted their presentation was better than China's. Screengrab from FIBA YouTube Account

FIBA: Philippines tugs at heartstrings, China boasts progress

Aug 07, 2015 - 5:18 PM

The Philippines trumpets its social media freedom which China doesn t have The Asian giant however showcases its infrastructure and modern facilities

PUSO. Jimmy Alapag talks about what "puso" or heart means to Filipinos during the Philippines' final presentation for the 2019 FIBA World Cup hosting bid. Screengrab from FIBA YouTube account