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Top 10 Facebook moments in 2015 for Filipinos

Dec 19, 2015 - 7:00 PM

What topics did you like comment on or share this 2015? Rappler picks the top global and national events that dominated the Facebook news feeds of Filipinos

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

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: Gabe Norwood denies Ailin Guo’s layup

Oct 03, 2015 - 11:23 PM

The Philippines may have settled for silver but they went down swinging as evidenced by this Gabe Norwood block

NOT IN MY HOUSE. Gabe Norwood of Gilas Pilipinas threw a block party and invited China’s Ailun Guo. Photo from FIBA

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

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

Roxas on LP event, Oregon violence, Gilas vs Japan | 6PM wRap

Oct 02, 2015 - 7:36 PM

Watch the 6PM edition of Rappler s newscast The wRap

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: Highlights of Gilas Pilipinas' win over Lebanon

Oct 02, 2015 - 12:25 AM

Watch Gilas Pilipinas 12 point victory over Lebanon to earn a trip to the FIBA Asia Championship semifinals

NEXT ROUND. Terrence Romeo of Gilas Pilipinas rises to the rim against Lebanon. 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

Gilas Pilipinas in the FIBA Asia home stretch

Sep 30, 2015 - 7:04 PM

The Philippines is in the final 8 of the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship with 3 days to go until a gold medalist is crowned

VICTORIOUS. Gilas Pilipinas huddles up at centercourt after the glorious victory over giants Iran. Photo from FIBA

LOOK: The 2015 FIBA Asia Championship quarterfinals picture

Sep 30, 2015 - 4:22 PM

Look at the road to gold in this bracket graphic

Facing Gilas Pilipinas - Lebanon

Sep 30, 2015 - 1:17 PM

Take a closer look at Lebanon s national basketball team which will face Gilas Pilipinas in the quarterfinals of the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship

ELITE 8. Jay Youngblood of Lebanon has scored 19 points per game in the tournament so far, making him Lebanon's most productive player. Photo from FIBA

Facing Gilas Pilipinas - India

Sep 28, 2015 - 6:23 PM

Take a closer look at India s national basketball team which will face Gilas Pilipinas in the second round of the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship

India, rated no. 61 by FIBA, will look to pull off yet another upset against Gilas Pilipinas. Photo from FIBA

Jayson Castro is still the best point guard in Asia

Sep 28, 2015 - 3:46 PM

Jayson Castro shows he is still the man to beat at point guard outdueling Iran s Mehdi Kamrani in the Philippines victory over Iran

AGGRESSIVE. Jayson Castro was too quick for Hamed Haddadi on this play, and too fast for Iran on many other occasions. Photo from FIBA

WATCH: Blatche hits circus layup, swats Kamrani's shot

Sep 28, 2015 - 2:25 PM

Andray Blatche showed no ill effects of his right ankle sprain a day earlier as he puts on a show against Iran

BACK IN BLATCHE. Andray Blatche played like a man on a mission as the Philippines pulled off an important victory over Iran. Photo from FIBA.com

LIVE BLOG: Gilas vs Iran - 2015 FIBA Asia second round

Sep 28, 2015 - 2:06 AM

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

Previewing Gilas Pilipinas' opposition in FIBA Asia round two

Sep 26, 2015 - 6:16 PM

Gilas Pilipinas will face stern tests in round two Is the book already out on how to play the Philippine nationals?

Calvin Abueva and the rest of Gilas Pilipinas will face 3 new, tougher foes in round two of the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship. Photo from FIBA

Facing Gilas Pilipinas - Japan

Sep 26, 2015 - 3:28 PM

Take a closer look at Japan s national basketball team which will face Gilas Pilipinas in round two of the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship

Japan owns an advantage in the overall battle vs the Philippines, but Gilas Pilipinas has won their last 3 matches. Photo from FIBA.com

Gilas Pilipinas has back against the FIBA Asia wall

Sep 23, 2015 - 4:37 PM

Anything less than a gold medal means the end for the Philippines 2016 Olympic dream Can they bounce back from their unexpected opening loss to Palestine?

DO OR DIE. The Philippines is at risk of being relegated to the classification round at FIBA Asia for the first time since 2007. Photo from FIBA.com

#LabanPilipinas trends worldwide, fans tweet messages of support for Gilas

Sep 23, 2015 - 3:57 PM

Gilas Pilipinas will face Hong Kong next on on Thursday September 24 at 9:30 am in the FIBA Asia 2015 games

FIBA Asia: Hong Kong easily dispatches Kuwait

Sep 23, 2015 - 1:12 PM

Hong Kong opens up Group B of the FIBA Asia Championship with a 37 point blowout of Kuwait

FIBA STARTS. Ho Chun Lin of Hong King drives to the rim for two points. Photo from FIBA.com

IN PHOTOS: Gilas Pilipinas in wacky mood at FIBA photo shoot

Sep 23, 2015 - 2:02 AM

The Philippine national basketball team goofs around during their official photo shoot for the FIBA Asia Championship

JC Intal shows off his martial arts stance as Jayson Castro stands by. Photo from FIBA.com

Facing Gilas Pilipinas - Kuwait

Sep 22, 2015 - 1:54 PM

Take a closer look at Kuwait s national basketball team which will face Gilas Pilipinas in Group B of the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship

Kuwait performed strongly at the 2014 Asian Games but will be stepping to a new level playing against the Philippines. Photo from Asian Games Twitter

Gilas Pilipinas: Matt Ganuelas-Rosser

Sep 21, 2015 - 2:57 PM

Get to know Matt Ganuelas Rosser of the Gilas Pilipinas national men s basketball team

Gilas Pilipinas: Dondon Hontiveros

Sep 21, 2015 - 1:58 PM

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

Gilas Pilipinas: Calvin Abueva

Sep 21, 2015 - 1:18 AM

Get to know Calvin Abueva of the Gilas Pilipinas national men s basketball team

Gilas Pilipinas: Sonny Thoss

Sep 20, 2015 - 2:49 PM

Get to know Sonny Thoss of the Gilas Pilipinas national men s basketball team

Gilas Pilipinas to play in MVP Cup before FIBA Asia

Jul 07, 2015 - 6:18 PM

The Philippines and 4 other nations will play in the MVP Cup to be held from September 11 to 13

Baldwin says Krayem’s PBA stint can 'help' Palestine in FIBA Asia

Jun 29, 2015 - 9:55 PM

The Philippines is grouped with Palestine in the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship

NATIONAL TOUR OF DUTY. After his PBA stint, Omar Krayem is eyeing to play for the Palestine national team as it competes in the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

Baldwin observes PH has ‘deeper’ basketball talent pool

Dec 29, 2014 - 3:50 PM

“I don t necessarily think the team will be revamped or needs to be revamped ” says Baldwin

MORE TALENT. Tab Baldwin looks to maximize the talent available to him when putting together the new Gilas Pilipinas. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Gilas Pilipinas: Ranidel de Ocampo

Jul 27, 2013 - 10:05 AM

Get to know Ranidel de Ocampo of the Gilas Pilipinas national men s basketball team

Gilas Pilipinas: Gabe Norwood

Jul 27, 2013 - 9:27 AM

Get to know Gabe Norwood of the Gilas Pilipinas national men s basketball team