2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers
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Yeng open to stay as Gilas coach, but ready to resign if World Cup bid fails

Sep 18, 2018 - 7:02 PM

Guiao is poised to take over as permanent coach of national team after Chot Reyes chooses to 'step aside' from the Gilas program

CONTINUOUS SUPPORT. To remain in the long haul for Gilas, Yeng Guiao wishes that the PBA's support for the national team continues. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Slaughter itching to suit up and form Gilas triple tower

Sep 18, 2018 - 9:14 AM

If things fall into place, the 7-footer expects to return from injury and team up with the towering duo of Japeth Aguilar and June Mar Fajardo

RECUPERATING. Greg Slaughter is still nursing a knee injury. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Japeth makes it up to Yeng in Gilas 9 years after PBA breakup

Sep 18, 2018 - 8:45 AM

Aguilar admits he wishes he could have handled his exit from Burger King, which was then mentored by Guiao, a little bit better

CATALYST. Japeth Aguilar powers Gilas Pilipinas to a come-from-behind win over Qatar. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Gilas pulls off comeback win over Qatar in closed-door match

Sep 17, 2018 - 9:29 PM

The Philippine men's basketball team unleashes a third-quarter storm to rally past Qatar in the FIBA World Cup qualifier

COME-FROM-BEHIND. Alex Cabagnot and Gilas Pilipinas recover from a slow start to topple Qatar. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Matthew Wright eager to shake off suspension 'stigma'

Sep 16, 2018 - 10:10 PM

Known for his outside sniping and scoring, Wright will be a welcome addition for Team Pilipinas against Qatar in the 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers

BACK AT IT. Matthew Wright returns to national team duty after serving a one-game suspension from FIBA. Photo from FIBA.com


Yeng, Gilas bracing for unusual environment in closed-door game

Sep 16, 2018 - 8:34 PM

The Filipinos will not have their usual 'sixth man' at their disposal

UNUSUAL ENVIRONMENT. Yeng Guiao says he has already briefed his Gilas Pilipinas wards to prepare for the closed-door game against Qatar. File photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Qatar - FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers 2019

Sep 16, 2018 - 7:48 PM

Gilas Pilipinas looks to capitalize on the return of Japeth Aguilar and Matthew Wright and the debut of Stanley Pringle in the qualifiers

Japeth Aguilar, Matthew Wright back in Gilas final 12 vs Qatar

Sep 16, 2018 - 3:46 PM

The two Team Pilipinas mainstays finish serving their respective one-game suspensions from FIBA

BACK AT IT. Japeth Aguilar (second to the right) and Matthew Wright (rightmost) return to national team duties. Photo from FIBA


Scottie a 'revelation' for Gilas, says Yeng Guiao

Sep 14, 2018 - 7:48 PM

The firebrand tactician is left impressed with the do-it-all guard's impact despite his limited minutes against Iran

DEBUT. Scottie Thompson dazzles in his debut for Gilas Pilipinas. Photo from FIBA


Gilas falls prey to Iran in World Cup qualifiers

Sep 13, 2018 - 10:25 PM

Gilas slides to a 4-3 record as Iran takes the Group F lead at 6-1

BIG GAME. The Iranians spoil Christian Standhardinger'€™s huge outing for Gilas Pilipinas. Photo from FIBA


HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Iran - FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers 2019

Sep 13, 2018 - 8:12 PM

The Filipinos look to become the first team to beat the Iranians in their own turf in the World Cup qualifiers

Team Pilipinas has 'pretty good chance' vs Iran, says Yeng

Sep 12, 2018 - 3:15 PM

The Filipinos aim to be the first team to beat the Iranians in their home turf in the 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers

NOT BACKING DOWN. Philippine team head coach Yeng Guiao is confident in his 12-man squad against Iran. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler


FIBA: Greg Slaughter cleared to play as Gilas local

Sep 08, 2018 - 12:18 PM

The Filipino-American center gets the go signal to suit up as a local player when Gilas Pilipinas sees action in the 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers

ADDED CEILING. Greg Slaughter will provide the much needed height when Gilas Pilipinas faces Iran on Thursday, September 13. Photo by Alvin Brian Go/Rappler

Scottie Thompson in awe of Gilas inclusion

Sep 04, 2018 - 10:13 AM

The Barangay Ginebra guard is the youngest from Yeng Guiao's 16-man pool at 25 years old

CHOSEN. Scottie Thompson is among the 16 players who received a call-up for Gilas Pilipinas. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


No final Gilas lineup yet with Slaughter's FIBA eligibility unclear

Sep 04, 2018 - 1:30 AM

The 7-footer needs to come up with the required documents for him to count as a local player for the national team

TOWERING. Greg Slaughter is groomed to give Gilas Pilipinas a much-improve inside presence. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Sidelined: Injured Fajardo rues Gilas absence

Sep 02, 2018 - 9:27 AM

Since the discovery of his shin injury, the reigning four-time PBA MVP has not played basketball

SPECTATOR. June Mar Fajardo will be turned into a spectator when Gilas Pilipinas faces Iran and Qatar in the fourth window of the World Cup qualifiers. Photo from PBA Images


If Gilas calls, Scottie Thompson will answer

Aug 31, 2018 - 11:42 PM

Weeks after winning Finals MVP, the third-year guard is being eyed for the national team in the second round of the World Cup qualifiers

KEY ADDITION. Scottie Thompson may just represent the Philippines again in international play. Photo from PBA Images

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


Castro believes Ravena will take over as Gilas' starting point guard

Feb 26, 2018 - 7:34 PM

Jayson Castro also says the possible backcourt tandem of Terrence Romeo and Kiefer Ravena will be a potent combination for Gilas Pilipinas

PHENOM. Kiefer Ravena continues to prove his worth for Gilas Pilipinas. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Bashers are 'going to find something else,' says Blatche

Feb 26, 2018 - 6:33 PM

After drawing flak for his subpar outing in Gilas' loss to Australia, Blatche redeems himself with a double-double in the win over Japan

REDEMPTION. Andray Blatche lets out a huge scream as Gilas turns back Japan. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


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

Jayson Castro embraces role as Gilas' top dog in crunchtime

Feb 26, 2018 - 1:19 PM

Castro finishes with just 8 points and 3 assists but drains the biggest bucket as Gilas Pilipinas escapes Japan anew

TOP DOG. Jayson Castro proves he is still clutch. 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


Gilas beats Japan again in FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers

Feb 25, 2018 - 9:23 PM

(2ND UPDATE) After 2 windows, the Philippines carries a 3-1 win-loss record in the FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers

ONE-TWO PUNCH. Kiefer Ravena and Andray Blatche combine for 31 points in Gilas Pilipinas win over Japan. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Raymond Almazan hopes for Gilas return

Feb 24, 2018 - 9:40 PM

'Sobrang sarap maglaro para sa bayan so sana next window, makasama ako,' says Raymond Almazan

RETURN. Raymond Almazan is keeping his fingers crossed for a possible return to the national team. File photo by PBA Images


HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Japan – 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers

Feb 24, 2018 - 1:05 PM

The home game will happen on February 25, 7:30 p.m., at the Mall of Asia Arena

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

Australia topples Gilas Pilipinas in FIBA WC Asian Qualifiers

Feb 22, 2018 - 6:28 PM

(UPDATED) Gilas now holds a 2-1 record in Group B while Australia becomes the only undefeated team behind a 3-0 card

FALLEN. Calvin Abueva of Gilas Pilipinas finished with 5 points and 4 rebounds in their first game versus Australia Thursday, February 22, 2018, in the Margaret Court Arena in Melbourne. FIBA Images

Ravena, Alas take backcourt reins for Philippines vs Australia

Feb 22, 2018 - 9:38 AM

With Jayson Castro and Jio Jalalon out, Gilas Pilipinas' backcourt duties rest on the shoulders of Kiefer Ravena and Kevin Alas against Australia today

BACKCOURT DUO. Kiefer Ravena and Kevin Alas take the backcourt reins for Gilas Pilipinas. Photos by PBA Images

HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Australia – 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers

Feb 21, 2018 - 1:31 PM

The game, which will be played on February 22 at 4:30pm (PH time), will determine who will remain the only undefeated team in Group B with both squads carrying spotless 2-0 records

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

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.

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