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Gilas bows out as Perlas sweeps FIBA 3x3 Asia Cup qualifiers

May 23, 2019 - 9:25 PM

Gilas Pilipinas falls short despite stringing up two wins as Perlas advances to the main draw with a 3-0 slate

Photo from FIBA

Gilas flunks as Perlas sets record-setting debut in 3x3 Asia Cup

May 22, 2019 - 8:02 PM

Gilas absorbs a huge blow with the injury of Ricci Rivero while Perlas sets the record for the largest margin of victory

HARD LUCK. Gilas Pilipinas vies for a breakthrough win even minus injured star Ricci Rivero. File photo from FIBA

Janine Pontejos barges into 3x3 World Cup shoot-out finals

Jun 11, 2018 - 7:03 PM

The Centro Escolar University alumna is one of the 4 finalists in the contest

IN CONTENTION. Janine Pontejos aims for a place on the podium in the mixed gender shoot-out contest. Photo by FIBA

PH women's basketball gears up for more international tourneys

Jun 11, 2018 - 9:22 AM

After a notable debut in the FIBA 3x3 World Cup 2018, Perlas Pilipinas looks forward to a better national program starting August 2018

BEACON OF CHANGE. The Philippine national women's basketball team managed to prove that they are not 'an easy win' in the tournament. Photo by Joaqui Flores/Rappler

PH drops last 3x3 World Cup match vs Hungary

Jun 10, 2018 - 8:18 PM

(UPDATED) The Philippine national women's basketball team ends up winless in its 3x3 debut

STRONG FINISH. Perlas Pilipinas ends their campaign in the FIBA 3x3 World Cup 2018. Photo by Joaqui Flores/Rappler

Spain eliminates PH in 3x3 World Cup

Jun 10, 2018 - 5:09 PM

The Philippine women's basketball team absorbs its third straight loss to drop out of quarterfinal contention

ON FIRE. Janine Pontejos leads Perlas Pilipinas with a 13-point outburst in its match against Pool D leader Spain. Photo by Joaqui Flores/Rappler

PH 3x3 teams face uphill climb to reach World Cup quarterfinals

Jun 10, 2018 - 11:52 AM

Gilas and Perlas wind up in must-win situations in the FIBA 3x3 World Cup 2018

PUSO. Jack Animam (left) and Stanley Pringle are tasked to lead their teams in the remaining games. Photos from FIBA

Thrilled Filipino crowd moves PH women's basketball team to tears

Jun 08, 2018 - 9:19 PM

'We live for that moment, it was so amazing,' says Perlas Pilipinas player Jack Animam

EMOTIONAL. Jack Animam admits that this is her first time to see a large crowd cheering for the team. Photo from FIBA

Perlas absorbs second straight loss against Germany

Jun 08, 2018 - 7:40 PM

The Philippine national women's basketball team nearly steals the game against the favored Germans

COMEBACK. Afril Bernardino redeems herself from the lackluster opening game with 6 points.Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Perlas Pilipinas yields opening game to Netherlands in FIBA 3x3 World Cup 2018

Jun 08, 2018 - 3:53 PM

First time jitters may have gotten the best of the Philippine national women's basketball team in its 3x3 debut

Perlas Pilipinas ends SEA Games 2017 with 74-point win over Vietnam

Aug 25, 2017 - 1:00 PM

The Philippines squad earns a 4 2 record and hangs on to the possibility of clinching a bronze medal

Perlas Pilipinas comes back from 10 points down, beats Thailand with late basket

Aug 24, 2017 - 1:06 AM

The Philippine national women s basketball team is now 3 1 at the Southeast Asian Games

COMEBACK WIN. Allana Lim, seen here during the game against Singapore, converts the basket at the buzzer to complete Perlas Pilipinas' comeback win against Thailand. File photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Perlas Pilipinas blasts Singapore in SEA Games 2017 opener

Aug 20, 2017 - 9:07 PM

The Philippine national women s basketball team leads by as many as 37 points

BIG FIRST WIN. Perlas Pilipinas thumps Singapore to start 2017 SEA Games campaign. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

PCL: RTU-A, Blackwater cruise to easy wins

Jul 04, 2016 - 11:16 PM

Blackwater Perlas Pilipinas tops DLSU in a non bearing match

TENACIOUS THUNDER. Karlois Duazo of RTU-A led the charge with 18 points for the Lady Thunders' 19-point victory over the UP Lady Maroons.

PCL: UP, Perlas Pilipinas ballers overcome PUP, RTU A

Jun 25, 2016 - 8:15 PM

Philippine Collegiate League women s basketball continues as University of the Philippines and Blackwater Perlas Pilipinas earn wins at RTU

PH men and women national teams rise in FIBA rankings

Oct 09, 2015 - 1:55 PM

Impressive showings in this year s FIBA Asia Championships have increased the rankings of both national squads

PBA to host 3-on-3 women’s basketball tournament next season

Sep 25, 2015 - 2:08 PM

The invitational tournament will serve as a test market for women s basketball says PBA commissioner Chito Narvasa

LADIES FIRST. The Perlas Pilipinas basketball team has helped bring new popularity, prosperity for women's basketball in the Philippines. Photo from

IN PHOTOS: Perlas Pilipinas defeats India in historic win

Sep 04, 2015 - 7:22 PM

Photos from the Philippine women s basketball team s memorable victory over India which earned the team promotion to tier 1 competition in FIBA Asia

Allana Lim proudly displays her country's flag after defeating India in the promotion/relegation match. Photo from

Perlas Pilipinas shocks India, earns promotion to FIBA Asia tier 1

Sep 04, 2015 - 4:43 PM

Afril Bernardino scores 32 points as the Philippines earns its spot among the top teams in Asia

HISTORY. Perlas Pilipinas defeats India to earn promotion to Level 1 basketball in FIBA Asia. Photo from

Pinoy Pride as Arayi, Perlas Pilipinas wow at FIBA Asia

Sep 03, 2015 - 7:28 PM

Merenciana Arayi overcame ankle pain to score 13 points in overtime against Kazakhstan pushing the PH women s team to the brink of history

PERLAS PRIDE. The Perlas Pilipinas team embraces after defeating Kazakhstan to seal their best finish at the FIBA Asia Women's Championship to date. They play India on Friday for the right to be promoted to Group A. Photo from

Perlas Pilipinas wins OT thriller for best FIBA Asia finish

Sep 02, 2015 - 11:47 AM

Merenciana Arayi explodes for 13 points in overtime as Perlas Pilipinas defeats Kazakhstan to finish group play with a 4 1 record

PERLAS SHINE. Merenciana Arayi was an unstoppable force for Perlas Pilipinas in the late stages of their match with Kazakhstan. Photo from

Lim, Sambile explode as Perlas Pilipinas trounce Hong Kong for third straight win

Sep 01, 2015 - 1:25 PM

A pair of FEU products served as a devastating 1 2 punch for the Philippines as Perlas Pilipinas moves its record to 3 1 at the FIBA Asia Women s Championship

TAMARAW STAMPEDE. Allana Lim was unstoppable for Perlas Pilipinas against Hong Kong. Photo from

Perlas Pilipinas dominates Sri Lanka for second straight FIBA Asia win

Aug 31, 2015 - 11:23 AM

The Philippines blows out the higher rated Sri Lanka in China

ON A ROLL. The Perlas Pilipinas basketball team has won its second straight game, victimizing Sri Lanka in a blowout. Photo from

Resultay's heroics push Perlas Pilipinas past North Korea

Aug 30, 2015 - 3:20 PM

Cindy Resultay converts a late basket plus a free throw as the Philippines comes back from 16 down to beat North Korea at the FIBA Asia Women s Championship

NATIONAL DUTY. Perlas Pilipinas pulled itself back from the brink of losing to unranked North Korea. Photo from

Perlas Pilipinas loses FIBA Asia Women’s opener to Malaysia

Aug 29, 2015 - 1:25 PM

Both teams struggle but Malaysia s slightly better 3 point and free throw shooting spells the difference in the opening game of the FIBA Asia Women s Championship

OPENING LOSS. Perlas Pilipinas will have to regroup after losing their FIBA Asia Women's Championship opener to Malaysia. Photo from

Ladies first: Perlas Pilipinas opens FIBA Asia Women's campaign

Aug 29, 2015 - 10:10 AM

A month before the men take the court in China the Philippine women s national basketball team showcases its skills at the FIBA Asia Women s Championship

ASIAN CONQUEST. The Perlas Pilipinas women's basketball team looks to improve its standing in Asia at the biannual FIBA Asia Women's Championship. Photos from

National team eyeing Nike Rise’s Kristine Cayabyab

Aug 21, 2015 - 8:00 PM

Doors are opening for the lone girl in Nike Rise’s final 12 as Perlas Pilipinas takes interest in the 12 year old from Dagupan

HIGH FIVE OF A LIFETIME. Dagupan native Kristine Cayabyab high fives the game's best player today LeBron James. She impressed the 4-time NBA MVP with her 3-point shooting. Photo by Nike Philippines

Perlas Pilipinas subdues Malaysia to keep SEA Games title hopes alive

Jun 11, 2015 - 4:10 PM

Thanks to the crucial heroics of Cindy Resultay and veteran playmaker Merenciana Arayi the Filipina basketeers did both in a well earned 74 63 triumph over the Malaysians

Perlas Pilipinas celebrates their must-win victory over Malaysia. Screenshot from YouTube

Perlas Pilipinas finishes second in BTSL Final

May 11, 2015 - 10:31 AM

The Philippines national women s basketball team finishes second at the Basketball Thailand Super League International Final

Photo by Kuk Thew/BTSL

Perlas Pilipinas training: No funding, just willpower

Apr 03, 2014 - 6:28 PM

They don’t have star players who can elevate their competitiveness to the next level No sponsors No home court But they practice 3 times a week

'SQUATTERS.' The national women's basketball team does not have a home court, practicing at any available venue. Photo by Levi Verora/Rappler

Only for men? When will women's hoops ring the bell in PH?

Mar 25, 2014 - 3:15 AM

If the Philippines is a hoops crazy country then why doesn t it have a women s league? Basketball writer Levi Verora explores the possibility of giving ladies a league of their own

A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN? Perlas Pilipinas player Melissa Jacob is one of the nation's talented basketball players who would like to see a pro league in the Philippines. Will lady ballers someday get a shot at taking their games to the next day? Photo courtesy of FIBA Asia

SEAG: Perlas Pilipinas clobbers Myanmar, bags silver

Dec 16, 2013 - 5:15 PM

A silver medal goes to Perlas Pilipinas the national women s basketball team in the 27th Southeast Asian Games

SILVER. The country's national women's basketball team will be taking home the silver medal in the 27th SEA Games following a Myanmar blowout. File photo by FIBA Asia

SEAG: Sinag wins big, Perlas falls to Thais

Dec 10, 2013 - 4:01 PM

Sinag Pilipinas dominates Cambodia but Perlas Pilipinas lose big to Thailand in SEA Games baskeball

File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler