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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


Palparan found guilty, Ompong aftermath, Gilas Pilipinas | Midday wRap

Sep 17, 2018 - 2:01 PM

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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


No Slaughter in Gilas final 12 as Thompson, Cabagnot suit up

Sep 12, 2018 - 10:34 AM

Yeng Guiao unveils the 12-man Philippine lineup set to compete against Iran in the FIBA World Cup 2019 Asian Qualifiers

DEBUT. Barangay Ginebra guard Scottie Thompson is set to debut under national team coach Yeng Guiao. 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

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

Fajardo makes surprise visit at Gilas practice

Sep 06, 2018 - 11:22 PM

The injured four-time PBA MVP says he's itching to see action in the next FIBA window

SUPPORTIVE. June Mar Fajardo shows his full support for the retooled Gilas Pilipinas squad. Photo from FIBA

Greg Slaughter's FIBA eligibility 'pretty positive'

Sep 05, 2018 - 11:50 PM

The Filipino-American center is hoping to play as a local – and not as a naturalized player – when Gilas Pilipinas resumes its quest for a World Cup berth

BIG ADDITION. Greg Slaughter would be a welcome addition as a local player for Gilas Pilipinas. Photo from PBA Images


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


Gilas cast complete in first practice as Scottie, Cabagnot arrive

Sep 03, 2018 - 8:43 PM

Everyone from Yeng Guiao's 16-man pool is in attendance as the national team resumes its quest for a World Cup berth

FIRST-TIMERS. Scottie Thompson (right) and Alex Cabagnot join Gilas Pilipinas for the first time. File photo from PBA Images

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


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


Guiao: 'I thought we would fail but I was dead wrong'

Sep 01, 2018 - 12:19 AM

The fiery mentor admits that he had thoughts of the hastily-formed national team failing in the 2018 Asian Games

WORTH IT. Coach Yeng was proven wrong by the positive outcome of Gilas Pilipinas' 2018 Asian Games campaign. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

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

Dad Mike confident Jordan Clarkson will return to PH team

Aug 31, 2018 - 11:26 PM

The father of the Filipino-American NBA player says the Philippine team experience feels better than his son's NBA Finals stint with the Cleveland Cavaliers

BRIGHT SPOT. National team coach Yeng Guiao hopes Jordan Clarkson can don the country's colors again. Photo from Asian Games media pool

Gilas drubs Syria for 5th place Asiad finish

Aug 31, 2018 - 8:54 PM

The national men's basketball team pens a fairly happy ending to its dramatic Asian Games campaign

WINNING EXIT. Jordan Clarkson and the Philippine basketball team close out their campaign with a victory. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Gilas targets Syria win to cap roller-coaster campaign

Aug 30, 2018 - 9:51 PM

The Philippine men's basketball team shoots for a fifth-place finish in the 2018 Asian Games

FINAL MATCH. Paul Lee and the Philippine men's basketball team aims for a winning exit in the Asiad. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

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Aug 29, 2018 - 12:44 PM

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Mission not yet accomplished for toothless Erram

Aug 29, 2018 - 11:28 AM

Even if he has to play minus his front teeth, Poy Erram isn't about to give any excuse as Gilas Pilipinas shoots for a fifth-place finish in the 2018 Asian Games

ALL-OUT. Poy Erram is not giving up until the end of Gilas Pilipinas' Asian Games campaign.

Standhardinger rues missed medal: 'We all made mistakes'

Aug 29, 2018 - 12:27 AM

The Filipino-German workhorse believes everyone – and not just head coach Yeng Guiao – is responsible for the Philippines slipping to the consolation round

SCORING MACHINE. Christian Standhardinger vents his ire against Japan with a game-high 27 points as the Philippines secures at least a sixth-place finish in the 2018 Asian Games. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler


Winning Asiad finish 'good going away present' for Clarkson

Aug 28, 2018 - 8:45 PM

Out of medal contention, the Philippine men's basketball team shoots for its best ranking in 16 years in the 2018 Asian Games

WINNING WAYS. Jordan Clarkson hopes to wrap up his Philippine stint with back-to-back wins. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Gilas drubs 8-man Japan, eyes 5th place in 2018 Asian Games

Aug 28, 2018 - 6:36 PM

The Philippine men's basketball team picks up its first win with Filipino-American NBA player Jordan Clarkson

BREAKTHROUGH. Jordan Clarkson didn't let Japan get in his way to score his first triumph with the national team. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Double whammy: Erram loses game, chips teeth

Aug 27, 2018 - 9:01 PM

The versatile big man gives quite a literal meaning to the expression 'fighting tooth and nail'

TAKING IT IN STRIDE. Philippines' Poy Erram is still all smiles despite breaking his teeth against Korea. Photo by Beatrice Go


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Aug 27, 2018 - 8:19 PM

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Add this one to Gilas’ Korean curse timeline

Aug 27, 2018 - 5:41 PM

It seems like the Philippines falls for the Korean playbook over and over again

ASIAD AGONY. Korea deals Jordan Clarkson and the Philippines another heartbreaker. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Gabe Norwood feels bad for Jordan Clarkson

Aug 27, 2018 - 4:29 PM

The Cleveland Cavalier is still winless with the Philippine men's basketball team in the 2018 Asian Games

CLOSING OUT GAMES. Gabe Norwood (right) thinks the rest of the Nationals could do more to help Jordan Clarkson in the endgame. Photos by Adrian Portugal


Ratliffe admits bittersweet feeling playing vs Gilas

Aug 27, 2018 - 4:13 PM

Former PBA import Ricardo Ratliffe says he's impressed that the Philippines put up a good fight against South Korea

PH FAN. Ricardo Ratcliffe continues to follow the PBA and Gilas Pilipinas. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

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

Guiao on Korean heartbreaker: 'It’s my fault'

Aug 27, 2018 - 3:19 PM

National team coach Yeng Guiao admits the team couldn't handle Korea’s long bombs, zone defense and naturalized player Ricardo Ratliffe

ARCH NEMESIS. Korea gives Philippine team newcomer Jordan Clarkson a taste of its relentless brand of play. Photo by Asian Games media pool

Grateful netizens wish to see Clarkson play for Gilas again

Aug 27, 2018 - 2:44 PM

Even after the Korean heartbreak, Twitter users hope it won't be the last time Filipino-American NBA star Jordan Clarkson plays for the Philippines

Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

PH falls victim to Korean curse yet again in Asian Games 2018

Aug 27, 2018 - 12:36 PM

The Philippine men’s basketball team absorbs another heartbreak as Korea spoils the country’s semifinal bid in the 2018 Asian Games

Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Guiao: 'Hard to prepare against a team that has no weakness'

Aug 26, 2018 - 8:56 PM

The Philippine men's basketball team says it's ready to grind it out against South Korea in the knockout quarterfinal

PREPARATION. National team coach Yeng Guiao thinks the squad has prepared well for South Korea. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Christian Standhardinger skips sister's wedding for Gilas

Aug 25, 2018 - 7:56 PM

The Gilas center-forward misses out on his sister's wedding in Germany

EMOTIONAL. Christian Standhardinger admits it was tough missing a special family occasion. Photo from Asian Games website

The week in photos: August 18-24, 2018

Aug 25, 2018 - 7:30 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

INNOCENCE. Young Rohingya refugees enjoy ride in a traditional wooden ferris wheel during Eid Al-Adha festival celebrations at the Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhia district near Cox's Bazar on August 23, 2018. Photo by Dibyangshu Sarkar/AFP

Guiao on PH-Korea showdown: ‘Things are even this time’

Aug 25, 2018 - 3:23 PM

The Philippine basketball team shoots for a semifinal spot versus a familiar heartbreaker

ACID TEST. Jordan Clarkson and the Philippine men's basketball team shoot for a semifinals spot against defending Asian Games champion Korea. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler


Gilas braces for former PBA import, old nemesis Korea

Aug 23, 2018 - 4:05 PM

National basketball team coach Yeng Guiao says there's more to Korea than naturalized player and former PBA import Ricardo Ratliffe

MUST WIN. The Philippine men's basketball team hopes to pick up a victory with Jordan Clarkson in the knockout quarterfinal. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

LOOK: Jakarta’s Filipino community hosts lunch for Gilas team

Aug 22, 2018 - 9:20 PM

Members of the Philippine basketball team say the gesture helped them combat homesickness after a week away from the country

HOME COURT. The Philippine men's basketball team gets overwhelming support from the Filipino community in Jakarta. Photo from Bryan Gregorio's Facebook account

Guiao slams referee choice after China loss

Aug 22, 2018 - 5:17 PM

National team coach Yeng Guiao says a Hong Kong referee shouldn't have officiated the Philippines-China match

HEARTBREAK. Jordan Clarkson and the Philippine team absorb a heartbreaking loss to China. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

LOOK: Cavaliers show full support for Jordan Clarkson

Aug 22, 2018 - 4:28 PM

It has just been one game and yet the Cleveland Cavaliers' support has been overwhelming

SIXTH MAN. The Cavs waste no time praising their sixth man Jordan Clarkson. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler