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Gilas Pilipinas responds to Indonesia blowout challenge

Feb 24, 2020 - 12:07 AM

Parading 5 amateur players in its 12-man lineup, Gilas Pilipinas still manhandles Indonesia to open the FIBA Asia Cup 2021 Qualifiers

CHALLENGE ACCEPTED. Kiefer Ravena and Marc Pingris issued a challenge to the rest of Gilas Pilipinas to beat Indonesia by a big margin, and their teammates did not disappoint. Photo from fiba.basketball


Thirdy a revelation for Gilas Pilipinas, but Dickel far from surprised

Feb 23, 2020 - 10:41 PM

Thirdy Ravena leads Gilas Pilipinas' 30-point romp of Indonesia in the FIBA Asia Cup 2021 Qualifiers with a masterful game on both ends

STERLING START. Thirdy Ravena and Gilas Pilipinas open the FIBA Asia Cup 2021 Qualifiers on the right foot. Photo from fiba.basketball


Gilas Pilipinas blasts Indonesia behind Thirdy revelation

Feb 23, 2020 - 8:59 PM

Thirdy Ravena shines the brightest in a team with 7 PBA players as Gilas Pilipinas gets off to a rousing start in the FIBA Asia Cup 2021 Qualifiers

FUTURE. Thirdy Ravena powers his way to 23 points in just his second game for Gilas Pilipinas. Photo from fiba.basketball


Jericho Cruz, Guam crushed by New Zealand in FIBA Asia Cup Qualifiers

Feb 23, 2020 - 5:35 PM

Bouyed by its statement win over defending champion Australia, New Zealand demolishes Jericho Cruz and Guam for a perfect start in the first window

WORLD STAGE. PBA player Jericho Cruz gets a starting nod for Guam. Photo from fiba.basketball


HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Indonesia - FIBA Asia Cup 2021 Qualifiers

Feb 22, 2020 - 6:23 PM

Five amateur standouts see action as Gilas Pilipinas faces Indonesia in a road game on Sunday, February 23

Kiefer, Gilas Pilipinas out to stamp class vs Indonesia

Feb 20, 2020 - 11:36 PM

Gilas Pilipinas may be heavily favored against Indonesia, but Kiefer Ravena says there will be no letup for the young squad in the FIBA Asia Cup qualifiers

LEADERSHIP ROLE. Kiefer Ravena will serve as captain for Gilas Pilipinas. Photo from fiba.basketball


Jericho Cruz cracks Guam lineup for FIBA Asia Cup Qualifiers

Feb 20, 2020 - 6:03 PM

NLEX guard Jericho Cruz aims to help Guam pull off an upset against New Zealand

GUAM PROUD. Jericho Cruz has been named into Guam's 12-man lineup for the FIBA Asia Cup 2021 Qualifiers. Photo from fiba.basketball


Double Gilas Pilipinas duty not a problem for CJ Perez

Feb 20, 2020 - 5:40 PM

CJ Perez says he is always willing to give his all for the country as he competes for Gilas Pilipinas in the 5-on-5 and 3x3 events

RELIABLE. CJ Perez has become a Gilas Pilipinas mainstay, both for the 5-on-5 and 3x3 events. Photo from fiba.basketball

Thirdy-Kiefer Gilas Pilipinas linkup a 'big responsibility'

Feb 20, 2020 - 10:52 AM

Ravena brothers Thirdy and Kiefer team up for Gilas Pilipinas for the first time

FOR THE FUTURE. Thirdy Ravena gets his second Gilas Pilipinas call-up. Photo from fiba.basketball


Mocon the 'unlucky' cut in Gilas Pilipinas lineup

Feb 19, 2020 - 10:45 PM

Javee Mocon joins Marc Pingris as the only PBA players to miss the final 12-man cut against Indonesia in the FIBA Asia Cup 2021 Qualifiers

CUT. Javee Mocon will have to wait for another opportunity to suit up for Gilas Pilipinas. Photo from PBA Images


Ravena bros headline Gilas Pilipinas lineup for FIBA Asia Cup Qualifiers

Feb 19, 2020 - 8:31 PM

Interim coach Mark Dickel names 7 PBA players and 5 amateur standouts in Gilas Pilipinas' 12-man lineup

LEADER. Kiefer Ravena is tasked to lead this new bunch of Gilas Pilipinas players as team captain. Photo from fiba.basketball


Gilas Pilipinas game in FIBA Asia Cup Qualifiers postponed

Feb 14, 2020 - 1:43 PM

Two other games are moved to a later date due to the threat of the novel coronavirus outbreak

GEARING UP. Vic Manuel and Gilas Pilipinas will have an extra couple of days to prepare and practice for the FIBA Asia Cup 2021 Qualifiers. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Injured Wright also begs off from Gilas Pilipinas

Feb 12, 2020 - 9:50 PM

Matthew Wright is the fourth PBA player to withdraw from the original 24-man pool

INJURED. Matthew Wright says he wanted to join Gilas Pilipinas but needs to rehabilitate his ankle. Photo from FIBA


Manuel, Tratter, Mocon boost Gilas Pilipinas frontline

Feb 12, 2020 - 6:31 PM

Gilas Pilipinas gets a battle-tested forward and two promising big men in its frontline unit

MUSCLE MAN. Fresh from a successful stint with Gilas Pilipinas, Vic Manuel will have a chance to don the national colors anew. File photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler


Justin Chua added to Gilas Pilipinas pool

Feb 10, 2020 - 10:48 PM

After a number of key big men begged off, Gilas Pilipinas was forced to look elsewhere for an inside presence that resulted in the inclusion of Justin Chua

NEW ADDITION. Justin Chua will vie for a spot in the final 12-man lineup for the first window of the FIBA Asia Cup Qualifiers. Photo from PBA Images


Gilas Pilipinas captaincy step to make Kiefer Ravena 'world-class' guard

Feb 10, 2020 - 4:55 PM

Kiefer Ravena will take the role of a leader of the hybrid 24-man pool that consists of PBA stars and a bevy of amateur standouts

WORLD STAGE VET. Despite being only 26, Kiefer Ravena is battle-tested in the international scene. Photo from fiba.basketball


Gilas Pilipinas yet to hear from Parks as TNT negotiation continues

Feb 07, 2020 - 10:24 PM

Program director Tab Baldwin hopes Ray Parks resolves his 'basketball issues' soon so he could be part of the new Gilas Pilipinas culture

IN TALKS. Ray Parks remains in negotiation with TNT for the upcoming PBA season. Photo from PBA Images


Alex Compton back at Gilas Pilipinas sidelines: 'I love being here'

Feb 07, 2020 - 6:16 PM

Former PBA coach Alex Compton serves as deputy to Gilas mentor Mark Dickel, his first coaching job since he stepped down from his Alaska post

TOP BASKETBALL MINDS. Alex Compton reunites with Tab Baldwin for Gilas Pilipinas. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Standhardinger, Aguilar beg off from Gilas Pilipinas

Feb 06, 2020 - 7:10 PM

Bad news hit Gilas Pilipinas as Christian Standhardinger and Japeth Aguilar decide to skip the FIBA Asia Cup 2021 Qualifiers

NEXT TIME. Christian Standhardinger assures he will be ready for the next window should Gilas Pilipinas need his services. File photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler


19 present as Gilas begins prep for FIBA Asia Cup Qualifiers

Feb 06, 2020 - 3:13 PM

A hybrid cast turns up as Gilas Pilipinas gear ups for the FIBA Asia Cup 2021 Qualifiers in two weeks

NEW BREED. Thirdy Ravena leads a bunch of up-and-coming players for Gilas Pilipinas. Photo from FIBA


Mark Dickel to call shots for Gilas Pilipinas

Jan 29, 2020 - 5:48 PM

Interim coach Mark Dickel is no stranger to the international scene, having represented New Zealand in the 2000 and 2004 Olympics as a player

MAJOR UPGRADE. Mark Dickel currently serves as coaching consultant for TNT in the PBA. Photo from PBA Images


NLEX’s Jericho Cruz added to Guam FIBA Asia Cup roster

Jan 22, 2020 - 10:34 PM

Jericho Cruz brings his act to the international stage again, but it won't be for the Philippines

Jericho Cruz. Photo from PBA Images

Fajardo still a 'big part' of Gilas despite exclusion in new pool

Jan 10, 2020 - 9:22 PM

June Mar Fajardo won't see action in the first window of the FIBA Asia Cup 2021 Qualifiers, but the SBP assures the San Miguel star remains part of its future plans

WELL-DESERVED REST. June Mar Fajardo will take a break from Gilas Pilipinas to start the new year. Photo from fiba.basketball


Pingris surprise addition to Gilas Pilipinas' new 24-man pool

Jan 10, 2020 - 1:59 PM

As Gilas Pilipinas moves forward with a younger team for the 2023 FIBA World Cup, Marc Pingris may have been tapped to impart his knowledge and experience

BACK AT IT. Marc Pingris returns to Gilas Pilipinas. Photo from fiba.basketball


Next Gilas Pilipinas coach remains a question mark

Jan 04, 2020 - 7:54 PM

Gilas Pilipinas has yet to tap even an interim coach for the first window of the FIBA Asia Cup qualifiers in February

GUESSING GAME. There is a small chance that Tim Cone might call the shots for Gilas Pilipinas anew. File photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler


Gilas Pilipinas, SBP moving on from Blatche

Jan 04, 2020 - 5:13 PM

The SBP and Gilas Pilipinas eye a different naturalized player for the qualifiers of the FIBA Asia Cup starting in February

THE END? Andray Blatche may have played his last game for Gilas Pilipinas in the FIBA World Cup last year. Photo from fiba.basketball


Gilas Women score breakthrough win to cap off FIBA Asia Cup

Sep 28, 2019 - 2:35 AM

The Philippines topples host India to retain its place in Division A

ALL SMILES. Gilas Pilipinas Women will not go home without a win. Photo from fiba.basketball


Comeback is real as Gilas Pilipinas beats Jordan, takes 7th spot in FIBA Asia Cup

Aug 20, 2017 - 8:34 PM

Gilas Pilipinas grabs the 7th spot after stealing the win away from Jordan

HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Jordan – FIBA Asia Cup 2017

Aug 20, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Gilas Pilipinas will aim for a 7th place finish in the tournament when it faces Jordan on Sunday August 20 at 6:30pm

Gilas Pilipinas slide continues with loss to Lebanon in 2017 FIBA Asia Cup

Aug 19, 2017 - 11:06 PM

The Philippine national team suffers a 19 point loss to the host country

HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Lebanon - FIBA Asia Cup 2017

Aug 19, 2017 - 8:15 PM

Catch live updates as Philippines faces host country Lebanon on Saturday August 19 at 9 pm

'Keep the fire burning': Netizens remain positive despite Gilas loss to South Korea

Aug 17, 2017 - 2:11 AM

Even after another heartbreaking loss against rivals South Korea netizens still showed their gratitude for Gilas Pilipinas gallant stand in FIBA Asia Cup 2017

South Korea blows out Gilas Pilipinas by 32 in FIBA Asia Cup quarters

Aug 17, 2017 - 1:14 AM

UPDATED Gilas Pilipinas runs out of steam in a second half meltdown and will have to settle for the classification round

KOREAN CURSED. Terrence Romeo erupts for 22 points in the second quarter but Gilas is unable to keep up with an efficient South Korean squad in the second half. File photo from FIBA.com

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Aug 16, 2017 - 12:30 PM

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HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs South Korea – FIBA Asia Cup 2017

Aug 15, 2017 - 2:30 PM

Gilas Pilipinas will aim for a semifinals slot when it faces South Korea on Wednesday August 16 at 11:30 pm

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Aug 14, 2017 - 1:08 PM

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Gilas Pilipinas cruises to 3rd straight win after beating Qatar in FIBA Asia Cup

Aug 13, 2017 - 10:49 PM

Gilas Pilipinas remains unscathed and sweeps Group B in the tourney

HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Qatar - FIBA Asia Cup 2017

Aug 12, 2017 - 6:24 PM

Gilas Pilipinas aims to make it a 3 0 start against Qatar in Lebanon on Sunday August 13 at 9 pm

All-Filipino 'puso' on display for German-born Standhardinger

Aug 12, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Christian Standhardinger vowed an all heart performance for Gilas before the FIBA Asia Cup started So far he has lived up to his word

PERSISTENCE. Christian Standhardinger has demonstrated plenty of 'puso' so far in his Gilas Pilipinas career. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Gilas Pilipinas’ second half rampage downs Iraq in FIBA Asia Cup

Aug 11, 2017 - 11:02 PM

Gilas Pilipinas remains flawless with a 2 0 record in the FIBA Asia tourney

HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Iraq - FIBA Asia Cup 2017

Aug 10, 2017 - 6:43 PM

Gilas Pilipinas looks to continue its winning ways in Lebanon against Iraq on Friday August 11 at 9 pm

In epic slaying of China, Gilas Pilipinas shows it can and will fight back

Aug 10, 2017 - 6:06 PM

Every once in a while Gilas Pilipinas plays a magical game On August 9 2017 – 24 hours to the day since they took down South Korea 4 years ago – they did it again

LETHAL BACKCOURT. Jayson Castro and Terrence Romeo step up for Gilas Pilipinas to finally take down China. Photo from FIBA.com

Untamed Beast: Why Calvin Abueva needs to tone down his antics

Aug 10, 2017 - 8:00 AM

The Beast watched the Philippines win over China from the locker room after being ejected in the first quarter for headbutting an opposing player

BEAST MODE. Calvin Abueva should realize that it's possible to have too much puso on the court, the columnist says. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

WATCH: Gilas locker room post-China win, game highlights, Almazan dunks

Aug 09, 2017 - 11:44 PM

See highlights from the Philippines win over China in the FIBA Asia Cup 2017 in Lebanon

BIG DUNK. Raymond Almazan towers over China. Photo from FIBA.com

'Who's next??? Bring 'em on!!': Cone, Alapag all praises for Gilas Pilipinas

Aug 09, 2017 - 11:12 PM

Basketball stars followed the game cheering and praising the Philippine national men s basketball team for the resounding 96 87 win over rival China

9-point win for 9-dash line: Netizens celebrate Gilas win over China

Aug 09, 2017 - 9:44 PM

Gilas Pilipinas comes through and delivers a sweet resounding 96 87 victory over China

Gilas exacts payback on China in FIBA Asia Cup 2017 opener

Aug 09, 2017 - 8:23 PM

UPDATED Terrence Romeo takes over with clutch shots late to fend off the Chinese

PAYBACK. The Philippines prevails over China in a heated rematch of their FIBA Asia Championship final two years ago during the FIBA Asia Cup 2017 in Lebanon. Photo from FIBA.com

HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs China – FIBA Asia Cup 2017

Aug 08, 2017 - 2:25 PM

Gilas Pilipinas first faces China in Lebanon on Wednesday August 9 at 6:30 pm

SCHEDULE: FIBA Asia Cup 2017

Aug 08, 2017 - 1:55 PM

Check out the Philippines schedule of games for the Group Phase here

Cruz, Standhardinger ready for battle in Gilas double duty

Aug 03, 2017 - 5:29 PM

Standhardinger and Cruz are wary of fatigue in the back to back tournaments but are hoping to come back with top honors in the FIBA Asia Cup and SEA Games

DOUBLE DUTY. Christian Standhardinger, coming off a stint in the Jones Cup, will also see action in the FIBA Asia Cup and SEA Games. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler