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Aug 27, 2018 - 8:19 PM

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Andray Blatche arrives to reinforce Gilas Pilipinas in 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers

Nov 19, 2017 - 9:15 PM

Andray Blatche is confident in his upcoming stint with the Gilas Pilipinas squad

CONFIDENCE. Andray Blatche is confident that the Philippines can get on the winning  path this 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers.

Isaiah Austin's naturalization hangs in balance

Nov 18, 2017 - 8:49 PM

The naturalization process will be 'tedious' and 'very expensive'

2018? Will Isaiah Austin be able to suit up for Gilas Pilipinas next year? Photo from

Gilas yet to decide on final roster for World Cup qualifiers

Nov 18, 2017 - 6:26 PM

Gilas Pilipinas needs to wait for naturalized player Andray Blatche, who is arriving Saturday evening

WATCH: New Zealand performs Haka dance before Gilas showdown

Jul 06, 2016 - 9:30 PM

The Philippine team remains stoic locking shoulders as the Tall Blacks perform their traditional battle cry

HAKA TIME. The New Zealand team fired itself up by performing the Haka, but the Philippines remained stoic throughout. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Baldwin expects Gilas will steady ship in time for New Zealand

Jul 06, 2016 - 2:00 PM

Coach Tab Baldwin isn t expecting the Philippines loss to France to impact them negatively as they face a must win situation against New Zealand

RESILIENT. Gilas Pilipinas has shown the ability to put tough losses behind them in the past. They'll have to do that once again vs New Zealand on Wednesday. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Turnovers, strong French guards cost Gilas victory in FIBA OQT opener

Jul 06, 2016 - 12:00 PM

Gilas Pilipinas committed 18 turnovers which led to 21 points from France in their loss to the 5th ranked team in the world

OVERDRIVE. Terrence Romeo and Jayson Castro of Gilas were outstanding, but could not match the 48-point output of Tony Parker and Nando De Colo. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Baldwin explains benching Aguilar against France

Jul 06, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Japeth Aguilar was the only Gilas player not fielded during their loss to France in the Olympic Qualifying Tournament

BENCHED. Japeth Aguilar was the only player not fielded in during Gilas' loss to France. File Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

WATCH: Gilas Pilipinas vs France highlights

Jul 06, 2016 - 12:46 AM

Gilas Pilipinas made it interesting against one of the best teams in the world Relive some of the most exciting moments from Philippines vs France at the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament

MANILA SHOWDOWN. Bobby Ray Parks Jr and Tony Parker were in action for Gilas vs France. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Gilas Pilipinas starts strong, falls late to France

Jul 05, 2016 - 11:29 PM

Terrence Romeo Andray Blatche and Gilas Pilipinas go to battle with Tony Parker Boris Diaw and France at the Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Manila

Terrence Romeo makes his move against Tony Parker of France

WATCH: Andray Blatche starts game off with thunderous dunk

Jul 05, 2016 - 10:30 PM

The naturalized Gilas big man starts off the game against France in explosive fashion

Andray Blatche got the game started in explosive fashion.

LIVE: FIBA Olympic Qualifiers in Manila, Day 2: CAN vs SEN and PHI vs NZL

Jul 05, 2016 - 8:58 PM

Get live updates from the second day of the 2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament with Canada vs New Zealand and Philippines vs Senegal July 6 2016 at Mall of Asia Arena Pasay City Philippines

Gilas Pilipinas: Bobby Ray Parks Jr

Jul 05, 2016 - 4:11 AM

Get to know Ray Parks of the Gilas Pilipinas men s national basketball team

Gilas Pilipinas: Ryan Reyes

Jul 05, 2016 - 4:07 AM

Get to know Ryan Reyes of the Gilas Pilipinas men s national basketball team

Gilas Pilipinas: Troy Rosario

Jul 04, 2016 - 9:38 PM

Get to know Troy Rosario of the Gilas Pilipinas national men s basketball team

France’s Nicolas Batum to miss game vs Gilas

Jul 03, 2016 - 6:48 PM

Gilas Pilipinas won t have to deal with Charlotte Hornets forward Nicolas Batum as he sits out the first two games due to contract concerns

OUT OF ACTION. Nicolas Batum will not be in action for France until after he signs his new deal with the Charlotte Hornets. File photo by Emmanuel Dunand/EPA

Gilas tops China in Italy tuneup match

Jun 27, 2016 - 6:52 AM

Terrence Romeo scores 18 as the Philippines gets a measure of revenge against the 2015 FIBA Asia champions

ITALIAN REDEMPTION. Gilas earned a much-needed confidence boosting win in Italy. File photo by Josh Albelda / Rappler

Final 12-man Gilas roster announced for OQT

Jun 26, 2016 - 7:01 PM

Gilas Pilipinas makes its final two cuts ahead of the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Manila

Andray Blatche has unfinished business with Gilas Pilipinas

May 21, 2016 - 3:54 PM

Andray Blatche feels there s a job to finish after Gilas was unable to win gold in last year s FIBA Asia Championship

WATCH: Duterte shakes and bakes in NBA2K simulation

May 19, 2016 - 9:34 PM

A custom made Rodrigo Duterte represents Gilas Pilipinas and crosses over Chinese defenders

CHANGE IS HERE. This custom made Rodrigo Duterte shut down Chinese defenders on NBA2K. Screenshot from YouTube

Ray Parks joins Gilas Pilipinas practice for the first time

May 18, 2016 - 3:00 PM

The two time UAAP MVP participates in Gilas practice for the first time as the national team resumes sessions following a break for the PBA playoffs

NATIONAL DUTY. Bobby Ray Parks Jr runs a play with Gilas coach Tab Baldwin and center June Mar Fajardo. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

WATCH: Jordan Clarkson jumps over Kendall Jenner at Coachella

Apr 17, 2016 - 12:40 PM

The Filipino American Lakers guard hops over his reality star girlfriend but may not be hopping into a Gilas jersey any time soon

LEAPS AND BOUNDS. Jordan Clarkson seems to be enjoying his time now that the NBA season is over for his Los Angeles Lakers. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Baldwin explains why Manuel, Yap aren’t fit for Gilas Pilipinas

Mar 15, 2016 - 9:20 PM

There are other qualities and factors that also make some players better suited to the international game and some players not so well suited says Gilas coach Tab Baldwin

WHY NOT? Coach Tab Baldwin explains why Vic Manuel (L) and James Yap might not be suited for Gilas Pilipinas. File Photos from Josh Albelda/Rappler and PBA Images

WATCH: Terrence Romeo gets birthday cake, song from Gilas Pilipinas

Mar 14, 2016 - 11:59 PM

Terrence Romeo gets the birthday boy treatment at national team practice

BIRTHDAY BOY. Terrence Romeo didn't suit up for practice but blew out birthday candles at Gilas practice. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

Injured Romeo optimistic he'll be back in two weeks

Mar 14, 2016 - 9:50 PM

The Globalport star hopes his calf injury can heal in time to play should the Batang Pier make the playoffs

ON THE MEND. Terrence Romeo hopes he can return if the Batang Pier make the playoffs. File photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Gilas Pilipinas on ‘upward curve’ at practice, says Baldwin

Mar 01, 2016 - 7:29 PM

We’re certainly on the upward curve now and the players have a good understanding of what we want to do says Gilas head coach Tab Baldwin

BETTER ENERGY. Gilas Pilipinas' energy at practice is improving. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

Gilas Pilipinas resumes practice after two-month break

Feb 15, 2016 - 9:00 PM

Gilas Pilipinas holds its first practice for the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in two months with 11 players suiting up

TOGETHER AGAIN. Gilas Pilipinas returned to practices together as it chases a spot in the 2016 Summer Olympics. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Sizing up Gilas Pilipinas' foes at the Olympic Qualifiers

Jan 27, 2016 - 5:50 PM

A look at the teams the Philippines must overcome to earn a spot at the Rio Olympics

ROAD TO RIO. Gilas Pilipinas will have no easy road to the Rio Olympics. File photo from FIBA

Baldwin wants all Gilas 3.0 members included in OQT pool

Oct 23, 2015 - 3:07 PM

Baldwin says the goal is to make a mark on the world stage by earning the country its first spot in the Olympic basketball tournament since 1972

Comebacking gunner Jeff Chan eager to shoot for Gilas again

Oct 23, 2015 - 2:51 PM

Chan says playing for flag and country is an experience unlike any other

PBA names Olympic Qualifier Gilas player pool, pledges full support

Oct 14, 2015 - 3:37 PM

The PBA will adjust the schedule of the Governors Cup in efforts to fully support Gilas Pilipinas as it chases a slot at the 2016 Summer Olympics

SUPPORT. The PBA has vowed its full support to Gilas Pilipinas as they attempt to make the 2016 Rio Olympics. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Gilas Pilipinas bound by FIBA rules to join Olympic Qualifier

Oct 11, 2015 - 6:11 PM

The FIBA Internal Regulations Book 2 which details rules on Competitions states the Philippines cannot simply pull out from a competition they have qualified for

ROAD TO RIO. Gilas Pilipinas may not have much say in whether or not they compete in the Olympic qualifiers. Photo from FIBA

An open letter to FIBA

Oct 08, 2015 - 2:17 PM

The officiating in the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship gold medal match left a bad taste in the mouths of many basketball fans

Zhou Qi of China petitions a referee after getting tangled with Dondon Hontiveros. Photo from FIBA

Gilas ‘hurting’ over FIBA Asia loss to China

Oct 05, 2015 - 3:17 AM

There’s nobody in there that feels content with the result or the performance says Gilas coach Tab Baldwin

SILVER. Gilas Pilipinas once again made it to the gold medal match, only to fall short at the finish line once more. Photo from FIBA

IN PHOTOS: Gilas stumbles vs China in FIBA Asia final

Oct 04, 2015 - 12:19 AM

See photos from the 2015 FIBA Asia finals here

OFF NIGHT. Jayson Castro struggled through his worst performance in the competition. photo from FIBA

WATCH: Heartbreak as Gilas falls to China in FIBA Asia final

Oct 04, 2015 - 12:13 AM

The Philippines fell just short of its gold medal goal with a hard fought loss against China

Yi Jianlian takes the ball to the rim against Philippines' Andray Blatche. The two men were once teammates on the Washington Wizards. Photo from FIBA

WATCH: Terrence Romeo with the killer crossover against China

Oct 03, 2015 - 11:51 PM

Terrence Romeo refused to give up against China cutting to the rim with aggressive dribbling for a score

ANKLE BREAKER. Terrence Romeo didn't want to end the FIBA Asia Championship without a highlight or two. Photo from FIBA

Jayson Castro named to 2015 FIBA Asia Mythical 5 team

Oct 03, 2015 - 10:58 PM

Jayson Castro is still the best point guard in Asia

SIMPLY THE BEST. Jayson Castro was a pivotal reason for the Philippines' silver medal finish at the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship. Photo from FIBA

HIGHLIGHTS: Gilas vs China – 2015 FIBA Asia final

Oct 03, 2015 - 1:38 PM

See the action again between the Philippines and China through these highlights

WATCH: Andray Blatche, Yi Jianlian eat Chinese food in throwback video

Oct 03, 2015 - 4:22 AM

Blatche and Yi will do battle for the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship gold But before that they were buddies on the Washington Wizards

DUCK SAUCE. Andray Blatche and Yi Jianlian were friends long before they were Asian basketball rivals. Screenshot from YouTube

Gilas Pilipinas is outsized, but not overmatched vs China

Oct 03, 2015 - 2:33 AM

A long time Asian basketball giant reemerged in China but the Philippines is primed to meet the challenge at the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship

The Philippines is one win away from being assured their first trip to the Olympic basketball tournament since 1972. Photo from FIBA

WATCH: Castro's up-and-under score, Hontiveros' monster rejection against Japan

Oct 03, 2015 - 12:51 AM

Jayson Castro and Dondon Hontiveros were the biggest little men for the Gilas Pilipinas basketball team in their 2015 FIBA Asia Championship semifinal win over Japan

BLURRED. Jayson Castro blurred defenders agains Japan. Photo from FIBA

Gilas 'fortunate' to beat Japan, but that's better than being unlucky

Oct 03, 2015 - 12:31 AM

We were fortunate admits Gilas Pilipinas coach Tab Baldwin The Philippines will hope to stretch their good fortune one more night against China

UNDERDOGS. Gilas Pilipinas has played the underdog role the whole way, which is a role they appear comfortable in. Photo from FIBA

WATCH: De Ocampo feeds Blatche for fastbreak dunk

Oct 03, 2015 - 12:04 AM

Andray Blatche shows he can run the court pretty well at any size

BACK IN BLATCHE. Andray Blatche flushes down a dunk that shows off his speed and agility. Photo from FIBA

Why the Gilas vs Japan semis game time was moved to 10PM

Oct 02, 2015 - 6:08 PM

The winner of the Philippines vs Japan game will now have less time to recuperate for the gold medal match on Saturday

DELAY OF GAME. The semifinals match between Gilas and Japan has been moved back 30 minutes from its original start time. Photo from FIBA

Gilas Pilipinas in for tough semifinals rematch with Japan

Oct 02, 2015 - 12:12 PM

The Philippines may already hold a victory over Japan in the FIBA Asia second round but the Japanese are no easy foe

Japan held an early lead against Gilas in their second round matchup before the Filipinos overcame them late. Photo from FIBA

WATCH: Blatche tells FIBA Asia crowd in China to be quiet

Oct 02, 2015 - 12:51 AM

Andray Blatche had every right to silence the crowd with his 24 point 17 rebound performance against Lebanon

SILENCER. Andray Blatche silences the FIBA Asia crowd with his impressive performance of 24 points and 17 rebounds. Photo by FIBA

WATCH: Gabe Norwood throws down two-handed dunk vs Lebanon

Oct 01, 2015 - 11:59 PM

Gabe Norwood of Gilas Pilipinas scores two points the emphatic way

THROW DOWN. Gabe Norwood threw down a presidential dunk against Lebanon. Photo from FIBA

WATCH: Jayson Castro dances around Lebanon’s defense

Oct 01, 2015 - 11:34 PM

Jayson Castro was a headache for Lebanon as evidenced by this remarkable play

BLURRED LINES. Jayson Castro was a riddle that Lebanon could not solve. Photo from FIBA

HIGHLIGHTS: Gilas vs Lebanon - 2015 FIBA Asia Quarterfinals

Oct 01, 2015 - 12:40 PM

Live updates of the Gilas Pilipinas vs Lebanon quarterfinal game at the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship