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Imported rice, Gilas heartbreak, Crazy Rich Asians | Evening wRap

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.

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

Gilas Pilipinas: Dondon Hontiveros

Sep 21, 2015 - 1:58 PM

Get to know Dondon Hontiveros of the Gilas Pilipinas national men s basketball team

Norwood, Lee nothing but praise for defensive-minded Baldwin

Dec 23, 2014 - 3:02 PM

Gilas mainstays Gabe Norwood and Paul Lee calls new Gilas coach a great basketball mind who is defensive minded and a great motivator

Gilas players Gabe Norwood (L) and Paul Lee (R) have nothing but praise for new Gilas Pilipinas head coach Tab Baldwin. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Heart strong: Social media sentiment on Gilas Pilipinas' FIBA journey

Sep 07, 2014 - 1:43 PM

Powerful social media software captures a picture of Philippine basketball on a worldwide scale

Gabe Norwood of Gilas rises to the basket. Photo from FIBA.com

Japeth Aguilar leads candidates for Asian Games flag bearer

Jul 17, 2014 - 6:10 PM

Ginebra big man Japeth Aguilar is the leading choice to hold the flag at the Asian Games parade of athletes with Gilas teammates Jimmy Alapag Ranidel de Ocampo and Junemar Fajardo also being considered

Gilas big man Japeth Aguilar is the leading candidate to carry the flag for the Philippines at the Asian Games. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Gilas Pilipinas scrapes by Jordan to top Group B

Jul 15, 2014 - 8:36 PM

Gilas squandered an early lead but still had enough to outlast a determined Jordan squad to earn Group B s top spot in the FIBA Asia Cup

MABUHAY PILIPINAS. Ranidel de Ocampo of Gilas goes to the rim during Team Pilipinas' win over Jordan. Photo from fibaasia.net

Blatche on joining Gilas: 'It wasn't a tough decision'

Jun 10, 2014 - 9:13 PM

The sport of basketball is huge here Puso It s the heart of Filipinos and I love basketball said Blatche of his connection with the Filipino people

BLATCHE IN MANILA. Brooklyn Nets center turned Gilas import Andray Blatche addressed Philippine media at Araneta Coliseum. Photo by Josh Albelda

IN PHOTOS: Gilas downs PBA All-Stars in summit battle

Apr 06, 2014 - 7:52 PM

This wasn t your typical All Star game View photos from the showdown between Gilas Pilipinas and the PBA All Stars

Gabe Norwood of Gilas goes hard to the basket

Blatche naturalization bill approved by Senate committee

Apr 01, 2014 - 2:20 PM

The Senate Committee on Justice and Human Rights has approved Bill 2108 which seeks to grant Filipino citizenship to Andray Blatche clearing another hurdle for the NBA player to join Gilas Pilipinas

NOTHING BUT NETS. Brooklyn Nets big Andray Blatche cleared another hurdle en route to naturalization. Photo by Erik S. Lesser/EPA

PBA Fastbreak: Beer and Coffee drown rivals

Mar 23, 2014 - 5:53 PM

PBA writer Enzo Flojo analyzes the victories of the San Miguel Beermen and the San Mig Super Coffee Mixers on Saturday night

IMPORT COLA. Barako Energy's Josh Dollard goes up for a shot over San Miguel Beermen import Kevin Jones. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Never say die: A 'second life' for Mac Baracael - Smart Gilas boys Pt. 8

Mar 20, 2014 - 6:10 PM

Basketball player Mac Baracael survived a near death experience as a college standout that could ve ended his career He survived only to achieve success greater than he previous could ve dreamed

NEVER SAY DIE. Ginebra's Mac Baracael drives past San Mig's Justin Melton. It was a drive in a pedicab that saved his life. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Rajko’s original hardworking big men - The Smart Gilas boys Pt. 6

Mar 09, 2014 - 8:28 PM

Basketball writer Levi Verora reminisces about the contributions of early Gilas big men Rabeh Al Hussaini Claiford Arao Jason Ballesteros and Magi King Sison

GILAS BIG MEN. Pinoy cagers Magi King Sison, Rabeh Al-Hussaini and Jason Ballesteros

Alapag, De Ocampo, Hontiveros: The Reinforcements II - Smart Gilas boys Pt. 5

Mar 01, 2014 - 3:38 PM

Basketball writer Levi Verora analyzes the contributions of Smart Gilas reinforcements Dondon Hontiveros Jimmy Alapag and Ranidel De Ocampo

REINFORCEMENTS. From left - Jimmy Alapag, Ranidel De Ocampo and Dondon Hontiveros. Photos by KC Cruz,Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

A tale of two Tamaraws - The Smart Gilas boys Pt. 3

Feb 13, 2014 - 10:30 PM

After leading the FEU Tamaraws to multiple Final Four appearances during the late 2000s Aldrech Ramos and JR Cawaling are continuing to excel with Smart Gilas

TAMARAW NEVER DIES. JR Cawaling (left) and Aldrech Ramos (right) have exceeded expectations to become integral parts of Smart Gilas. Cawaling photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler. Ramos photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

The 2014 FIBA World Cup draw and what it means to PH

Feb 04, 2014 - 4:17 PM

Basketball writer Enzo Flojo explains what the FIBA World Cup draw means to the Philippine team and their chances in Spain

LUCK OF THE DRAW. FIBA's Sport Director Lubomir Kotleba shows a result paper bearing the name of Argentina between former Costa Rican player Jose 'Piculin' Ortiz (L) and former Croatian player Dino Radja (R) during the FIBA Basketball World Cup official draw for the 2014 world cup in the Palau de la Musica Catalana in Barcelona. Photo by Lluis Gene/AFP

Slaughter and Aguilar: Ginebra's twin towers - The Smart Gilas Boys Pt. 2

Jan 29, 2014 - 12:52 PM

Japeth Aguilar and Greg Slaughter have surpassed expectations rising from being designated as uncoordinated big men to becoming two of Gilas Pilipinas leading lights

TWIN TOWERS. Japeth Aguilar and Greg Slaughter were once written off as forgettable big men but have defied those criticisms to become vital parts of Smart Gilas. File photo by Rappler and FIBA Asia

Lutz and Lassiter: Petron's two of a kind - The Smart Gilas boys

Jan 23, 2014 - 3:33 PM

Basketball writer Levi Verora takes a look at the contributions of Marcio Lassiter and Chris Lutz in the first installment of his 11 part series on the Smart Gilas Pilipinas team

PETRON POWER. Fil-Ams Lassiter (L) and Lutz (R) have been a big "boost" to their PBA team and Smart Gilas. Photos by AFP and Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

The Smart Gilas boys: five years after

Jan 15, 2014 - 5:57 PM

Rappler sportswriter Levi Verora takes you on a trip down memory lane in the first installment of his 11 part series chronicling the underdog story that is Smart Gilas Pilipinas

OVERCOMING THE ODDS. The Smart Gilas Pilipinas team has captured the imagination of an entire nation. Photo by Rick Olivares

Gilas Coach Reyes faces tough task finalizing FIBA roster

Jan 10, 2014 - 2:33 AM

Gilas coach Chot Reyes is hoping to secure the best possible lineup for the FIBA Basketball World Cup later this year but faces hurdles in the process

ROAD TO SPAIN. Gilas coach Chot Reyes is tasked with organizing the best roster for the FIBA world championships later this year

PH to host 27th FIBA Asia Championship

Jan 10, 2013 - 10:24 PM

It s official The Philippines will host the 27th FIBA Asia Championships

Smart-Gilas announces roster for Dubai

Dec 24, 2012 - 9:12 PM

Philippine National Men s Basketball team head coach Chot Reyes announces the Smart Gilas Pilipinas roster that will compete in Dubai

Photo from Smart-Gilas Pilipinas official Facebook page

PBA wRap: Gilas 2.0 members shine in opening week

Oct 06, 2012 - 8:12 PM

3 of the 5 best players awarded this week played for Smart Gilas Pilipinas 2 0 who competed in the 34th William Jones Cup and the 4th FIBA Asia Cup

HIGHLIGHTS: FIBA Semifinals: Smart-Gilas vs. Iran

Sep 21, 2012 - 3:26 PM

Smart Gilas Pilipinas battles Iran for a finals slot in the 4th FIBA Asia Cup

The Smart-Gilas Pilipinas 2.0  team poses for a photo during the 4th FIBA Asia Cup. Photo from Smart Gilas Pilipinas Facebook page

HIGHLIGHTS: FIBA Quarterfinals: Smart-Gilas vs Chinese-Taipei

Sep 20, 2012 - 1:46 PM

Smart Gilas Pilipinas battles Chinese Taipei for a semifinals slot in the 4th FIBA Asia Cup Winner of the match will face Iran

The Smart-Gilas Pilipinas 2.0  team poses for a photo during the 4th FIBA Asia Cup. Photo from Smart Gilas Pilipinas Facebook page

Gilas' defense key against Chinese Taipei

Sep 19, 2012 - 8:02 PM

Gilas 2 0 needs to continue their strong defensive play as they face Chinese Taipei in the quarterfinals of the 4th FIBA Asia Cup

The Smart-Gilas Pilipinas 2.0  team poses for a photo during the 4th FIBA Asia Cup. Photo from Smart Gilas Pilipinas Facebook page

Gilas flies to Japan with modest expectations for FIBA Asia

Sep 12, 2012 - 6:06 PM

Smart Gilas Pilipinas 2 0 flies to Japan for the FIBA Asia Cup with modest expectations a similar approach to the Jones Cup where they won gold

Reyes keeps Gilas lineup intact for FIBA Asia

Aug 31, 2012 - 7:59 PM

Sol Mercado and Garvo Lanete will not be part of Smart Gilas 12 man roster that will compete in the FIBA Asia Cup

IN PHOTOS: Gilas visits Malacañang

Aug 30, 2012 - 10:58 PM

Smart Gilas Pilipinas took home the gold medal in the 34th William Jones Cup paid a visit to the President

Photo by: Robert Viñas/ Malacanang Photo Bureau.

Tenorio leads Gilas to gold medal in Jones Cup

Aug 26, 2012 - 7:20 PM

LA Tenorio comes up big in the clutch as SmartGilas gets the gold medal in the 34th Willam Jones Cup after beating the USA team 76 75