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Beau Bolick inspires Maraño juggling act

Jul 06, 2018 - 5:22 PM

The Philippine women’s volleyball team captain hopes to do the same as basketball standout Bolick, who balances his time between two teams

POWER COUPLE. Aby Maraño and Robert Bolick both see action for Philippine teams.

Rappler Talk Sports: Kobe Paras joins PH team to Asian Games

Jun 21, 2018 - 6:56 PM

The Gilas Cadet standout will debut in the continental games this August

Gilas Cadets end FilOil campaign with win over EAC

Jun 12, 2018 - 10:00 PM

The Gilas cadets finished with a 4-5 record, failing to qualify for the quarterfinals.

ON FIRE. Matt Nieto scores 15 points with 4-of-7 from the arc. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Ricci Rivero apologizes for shouting at female fan

Jun 11, 2018 - 8:34 PM

The 20-year-old could not hide his frustrations and shouted at a fan asking for a photo with him

SORRY. Ricci Rivero says what he showed when he shouted at a fan was 'unacceptable behavior.' Photo by Rappler


HIGHLIGHTS: PH dominates Brazil in FIBA 3x3 World Cup 2018 opening game

Jun 09, 2018 - 5:42 PM

Watch how Gilas Pilipinas started its FIBA 3x3 World Cup 2018 campaign

STUNNER. Roger Pogoy's back-to-back outside shots got the crowd cheering as he gave Philippines an edge over Brazil. Photo by Joaqui Flores/Rappler

ATHLETE'S CORNER: Ricci Rivero rises

May 27, 2018 - 8:29 PM

The former La Salle standout puts controversies behind and restarts his basketball career

Gilas 2023 halts FilOil losing streak with late-rally win over UE Warriors

May 22, 2018 - 9:19 PM

Tired of losing to late scoring runs for the last 3 games, Gilas launches one of their own and clamps down on defense while they were at it

SMOOTH FINISH. Juan Gomez de Liano scores a go-ahead bucket on the back of a 13-0 run. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

No abandoning ship: Disappointed Gilas Cadets stay focused on buildup

May 16, 2018 - 5:32 PM

Despite absorbing 5 losses in 6 outings, the young national pool vies to stay focused on their preparation for the 2023 FIBA World Cup

TEAM SPIRIT. The Gilas Cadets may be far from their ideal form, but a team official says it’s an exercise to build brotherhood. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Gilas cadets crash anew in FilOil Cup, give up late rally to UP Maroons

May 08, 2018 - 9:47 PM

Bo Perasol rests King Maroon Paul Desiderio for the evening

TURMOIL. The Gilas cadets crash to their 4th loss in the Filoil Flying V Preaseason Cup. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Perasol always ready to lend UP stars Desiderio, Gomez de Liaño to Gilas

May 07, 2018 - 6:31 PM

It's more important to serve the country first, said the Fighting Maroons head coach

DOULE DUTY. Juan Gomez de Liaño (left) and Paul Desiderio play for both the UP Fighting Maroons and the Gilas cadets in the Filoil Flying V Premier Cup. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


NCAA champ San Beda rips listless Gilas cadets by 21

Apr 29, 2018 - 8:34 PM

The winless Gilas cadets have lost their last two contests by an average margin of 20 points

TOUGH LUCK. Nothing has been going the Gilas cadets way as Kobe Paras also goes down due to a back injury. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

La Salle storms back from 20 down to stun Gilas cadets

Apr 27, 2018 - 8:59 PM

Behind Kib Montalbo and Aljun Melecio, the Green Archers pull off an incredible turnaround to win by 19 points

EX-TEAMMATES. La Salle's Aljun Melecio and former teammate Ricci Rivero, who's now playing for the Gilas cadets, face off for the first time. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Kobe Paras shifts focus on Gilas cadets, keeps doors open on pro career

Apr 16, 2018 - 4:56 PM

'When I say go pro, it doesn't mean NBA. There's a lot of people that kept saying NBA,' says Kobe Paras about his decision to pursue a professional career

RETURN. Kobe Paras turns his focus as a part of the Gilas Pilipinas cadets. Photo by Michael Gatpandan


Gilas aims for title defense at SEA Games

Aug 18, 2017 - 12:45 PM

The Gilas cadets will face Thailand in the opening match

RECLAIM. The Gilas Pilipinas SEAG team is ready to bring the gold home to the Philippines

Rain or Shine trades Tolomia for Meralco's Daquioag

Aug 07, 2017 - 5:55 PM

Rain or Shine s dealing continues after it also traded longtime gunner Jeff Chan on Monday

CADETS SWITCH. Mike Tolomia and Ed Daquioag switch places in Rain or Shine-Meralco trade. Photos from PBA Images

Mac Belo to miss SEABA tourney with knee injury

Apr 03, 2017 - 10:10 PM

Belo will be sidelined for 4 to 6 weeks

OUT. Forward Mac Belo will miss the 2017 SEABA Championship due to a knee injury. Photo from PBA Images

PBA, SBP to push through with special draft for Gilas cadets

Oct 19, 2016 - 9:07 PM

The draft will be held right before the regular Rookie Draft on October 30

SBP, PBA AGREE. The SBP and the PBA come to terms with the Gilas Pilipinas program. Seen in the photo are league commissioner Chito Narvasa (C) and SBP president Al Panlilio (R) during a press conference announcing the Gilas cadets special draft. Photo by Jane Bracher

Mac Belo not returning to FEU, focused on Gilas Cadets program - agent

Jul 30, 2016 - 3:03 PM

Last year s UAAP men s basketball Finals MVP decides not to return to FEU for his final year of eligibility

Photo by Josh Albelda/ Rappler

Philippines rips Thailand late to become 2016 SEABA Cup champs

May 28, 2016 - 6:01 PM

UPDATED The Philippines which swept the week long tournament now qualifies for the 2016 FIBA Asia Challenge this September in Iran

CHAMPION. The Gilas cadets, representing the Philippines, nab the 2016 SEABA Stankovic Cup championship in Thailand. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

SEABA Cup: Philippines trounces Indonesia to remain undefeated

May 25, 2016 - 6:40 PM

The Philippines will close out the single round robin elimination round against host Thailand on Thursday May 26

THIRD STRAIGHT. The Philippines, represtend by the Gilas cadets, is poised for a sweep of the 2016 SEABA Stankovic Cup after a third straight win. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

Philippines turns back upset hopes of Singapore in SEABA Cup

May 24, 2016 - 7:30 PM

The Gilas cadets led by Jio Jalalon stop Singapore s surge in the fourth quarter to stay unbeaten in the 2016 SEABA Stankovic Cup

2-0. Jio Jalalon helps the Philippines stave off an eager Singapore side to climb to 2-0 in the 2016 SEABA Stankovic Cup. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

Rosario leads Philippines to rout of Malaysia in SEABA Cup opener

May 22, 2016 - 9:32 PM

Troy Rosario posts 19 points and 8 rebounds to lead the Gilas cadets in their first win of the tournament

CAPTAIN TROY. Troy Rosario, a member of the Gilas Pilipinas senior team pool and captain of the cadet squad, leads the Philippines to its first victory in the 2016 SEABA Stankovic Cup. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

Racela warns Gilas Cadets: Thailand is a SEABA gold threat

May 21, 2016 - 12:34 PM

The Gilas Cadets could walk be in for a tough competition against their Southeast Asian rivals as Thailand s international training begins to pay off

Rosario, Vosotros lead Gilas Cadets in SEABA Cup campaign

May 20, 2016 - 8:21 PM

Handled by FEU Tamaraws head coach Nash Racela the national squad is playing for one of two tickets to the FIBA Asia Challenge in September

Baldwin sees Jio Jalalon as an asset in Gilas practice

Mar 20, 2016 - 9:30 AM

He’s so quick and he’s aggressive and he’s tough and that creates another element in the practices Gilas Pilipinas head coach Tab Baldwin says of Jalalon

IMPRESSIVE. Young Arellano guard Jio Jalalon makes an impression with his speed and defense at Gilas Pilipinas practice. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

Former FEU star Mac Belo joins Gilas Pilipinas practice

Mar 01, 2016 - 5:33 PM

Mac Belo is joined by Roger Pogoy as they reunite with former FEU teammate Terrence Romeo Gilas coach Tab Baldwin sees Belo and Pogoy as the future of the program

TAMARAWS TAKEOVER. Mac Belo (R) joins Gilas Pilipinas practice for the first time and reunites with former FEU teammates Terrence Romeo (L) and Roger Pogoy (C). Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Gilas Cadets win 2015 SEA Games gold

Jun 16, 2015 - 12:06 AM

Relive the Philippines 17th basketball gold medal at the Southeast Asian Games in these photos

Top: Prince Rivero, Troy Rosario, Baser, Amer, Earl Scottie Thompson, Jiovani Jalalon, Norbert Torres, Glenn Khobuntin and Kevin Ferrer celebrate their gold medal win.

Gilas escapes close Indonesia call for 17th SEAG men's hoops title

Jun 15, 2015 - 10:00 PM

It is the 17th title for the Philippines in the biennial meet

Mark Belo of the Philippines scores an uncontested hoop. Photo by Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee/Action Images via Reuters

LIVE BLOG: Gilas Cadets vs Indonesia - SEA Games championship

Jun 15, 2015 - 3:41 PM

Live blog and stream of the Gilas Cadets vs Indonesia Southeast Asian Games final match

Gilas Cadets survive Thailand in SEA Games instant classic

Jun 14, 2015 - 8:06 PM

Almond Vosotros clutch 3 point shooting Troy Rosario s double double and Kiefer Ravena s late triple give the Philippines a hard fought victory

BIG SHOT KIEF. UAAP MVP and Gilas Cadets team captain Kiefer Ravena plays it cool after hitting the dagger 3-pointer that killed Thailand's chances. Screenshot from livestream

HIGHLIGHTS: Gilas cadets vs Thailand - SEA Games 2015

Jun 14, 2015 - 3:10 PM

Live blog and livestream of the Philippines vs Thailand SEA Games semifinal basketball match at the 2015 Southeast Asian Games

Gilas cadets thrash Timor-Leste by 105 points

Jun 12, 2015 - 8:03 PM

The Gilas cadets never allowed Timor Leste to score more than 8 points in a quarter

Kevin Ferrer connects on 5 three-pointers to help the Gilas cadets to a 105-point walloping of Timor-Leste at the 2015 SEA Games. File Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

Gilas Cadets wallop Malaysia by 52 for 2nd straight win

Jun 11, 2015 - 6:07 PM

A day after blowing out Indonesia by 29 the Gilas Cadets pile the points up on Malaysia for a one sided victory

The Gilas Cadets have had an easy time of it so far in the Southeast Asian Games. File photo by Czeasar Dancel

Gilas cadets pummel Indonesia by 29 in SEA Games men's basketball

Jun 10, 2015 - 3:36 PM

The Gilas cadets finished strong for a dominant opening win at the 2015 SEA Games

Kiefer Ravena, Prince Rivero and Marcus Douthit of Gilas led the Philippines to an overwhelming victory. Photo from SEA Games Twitter

IN PHOTOS: All Philippine gold medal wins at 2015 SEA Games

Jun 07, 2015 - 10:10 PM

View photos of all 29 of the Philippines gold medal wins at the 28th Southeast Asian Games

Gilas Cadets celebrate their 17th SEA Games basketball gold medal. Photo by Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee/Action Images via Reuters

Baldwin, Gilas challenged by high expectations in SEAG

Jun 04, 2015 - 8:57 PM

Nothing short of a gold medal is expected from coach Tab Baldwin and his Gilas cadets squad as they go to battle once more at the 2015 Southeast Asian Games

Kiefer Ravena, Mika Reyes ‘on a break’ to concentrate on careers

May 29, 2015 - 5:18 PM

“I’m just too preoccupied with basketball right now ” says Kiefer Ravena who will lead the Gilas Cadets into the SEA Games basketball tournament

THE BREAKS. Kiefer Ravena (L) and Mika Reyes (R) are calling it quits - at least for now

Gilas Cadets decimate Brunei by 111 points

Apr 30, 2015 - 10:35 PM

The Gilas Cadets shot a superb 73 3 on the field as they absolutely destroyed Brunei

Bobby Ray Parks, seen here playing for PBA D-League team, leads the Gilas Cadets in their domination of Brunei. File photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Gilas Cadets destroy Laos, win second straight

Apr 28, 2015 - 6:01 PM

Former NU big man Troy Rosario finishes with 19 points to lead all scorers in addition to 6 rebounds

NU's Troy Rosario leads the Gilas Cadets in scoring vs Laos. File photo by Rappler

Gilas Cadets open SEABA campaign by trouncing Indonesia

Apr 27, 2015 - 8:06 PM

Kiefer Ravena and Bobby Ray Parks lead the Gilas Cadets to a dominating win over Indonesia

DEADLY DUO. Kiefer Ravena (L) and Bobby Ray Parks (R) lead the Smart Gilas cadets to an easy win over Indonesia at SEABA. File photos by Rappler