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Gary David to sign one-year deal with Mahindra

Nov 28, 2016 - 8:31 PM

The 38 year old Gary David will sign on with Mahindra for one season

JOINING MAHINDRA. Gary David will sign a one-year deal with Mahindra. File Photo from PBA Images

What happened with Gary David and the Meralco Bolts?

Mar 18, 2016 - 5:51 PM

Disagreements between both sides led to the suspension and David s demotion to the reserve list

Photos courtesy of PBA Media Bureau

Meralco Bolts fine, suspend Gary David for 'insubordination'

Mar 13, 2016 - 8:55 PM

Team manager Paolo Trillo says Gary David breached his contract by refusing to be entered into Friday s game against NLEX

Meralco's weak defense spoils David's 40-point game

Nov 15, 2015 - 10:05 PM

Meralco remains the only winless team in the 2016 PBA Philippine Cup after losing to Barako Bull Energy

OFFENSE NOT ENOUGH. Despite dropping 40 points and Meralco scoring over a hundred, Gary David (left) sees defense as his team's major weakness. Photo from PBA Images

Gary David to still train with Gilas, line-up change possible

Sep 08, 2015 - 10:49 PM

Teams can still make changes to its 12 man line up in case of injury until September 22 during a managers meeting – but it will come at a cost

STILL POSSIBLE. It is still possible for Gary David to be included in the Gilas Pilipinas final line-up should there be an injury. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Gilas begins countdown to FIBA Asia after Jones Cup

Sep 06, 2015 - 6:59 PM

With little over two weeks to go before the all important FIBA Asia Championship Gilas Pilipinas steadies itself for the test ahead

NEXT GENERATION. Moala Tautuaa and Calvin Abueva represented a new-look Gilas Pilipinas at the William Jones Cup. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Gilas vs Russia: A postscript

Sep 01, 2015 - 7:57 PM

Gilas Pilipinas showed heart and toughness in outscoring and outmuscling when needed Russian team Spartak Primorye

WINNING. Gilas Pilipinas survived a rough rumble with a Russian side to move to 2-1 in the 37th William Jones Cup. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

What do we know about Gilas after two days?

Sep 01, 2015 - 8:55 AM

The Philippine team s matches against Chinese Taipei and South Korea have left some impressions both good and bad

List of PBA players requested for Gilas pool revealed

Aug 03, 2015 - 4:03 PM

The names of 16 players requested by Tab Baldwin for the Gilas pool have been revealed with familiar names missing and new names included

NEXT ERA. June Mar Fajardo was one of the players requested by Tab Baldwin for the Gilas pool. Photo from FIBA

Rain or Shine finishes strong against Meralco, claims twice-to-beat edge

Jun 21, 2015 - 7:11 PM

Finishing the eliminations at 7 4 and on a 6 game win streak Rain or Shine claims a twice to beat edge in the quarterfinals

Meralco Bolts send misfiring Blackwater to fifth loss

May 29, 2015 - 6:48 PM

Gary David who entered the game averaging just 8 6 points per contest in the Governors’ Cup finished with 16 points and 5 assists

BOLT OF ENERGY. Gary David had one of his biggest games of the conferences in leading Meralco to victory. Photo by Josh Albelda

Meralco Bolts to assess 11 expiring contracts by season’s end

May 25, 2015 - 6:59 PM

The contracts of eleven Bolts players including veteran scorer Gary David will expire at the end of the season

Gary David is one of 11 players whose contracts expire at the end of the season. Photo by Mark Cristino

Meralco marches into semis with come-from-behind win over NLEX

Mar 29, 2015 - 7:55 PM

The Meralco Bolts came back from 20 points down to edge the NLEX Road Warriors in overtime

Gary David shoots a jumper in Meralco's win over NLEX. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Meralco Bolts dominate NLEX for game one win

Mar 27, 2015 - 6:31 PM

The Meralco Bolts are one win away from entry to the semifinals after they handily defeat the NLEX Road Warriors

ELECTRICITY. Gary David of Meralco shoots a jumper over Jonas Villanueva. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Bowles delivers as Hotshots rise, Bolts slide

Mar 20, 2015 - 9:13 PM

Denzel Bowles leads Purefoods with 37 points with help from James Yap and Marc Barroca who finished with a combined 30 points

Thoss, Abueva deliver as Meralco falls to Alaska in double OT

Mar 17, 2015 - 10:39 PM

With import Damion James out in 2nd overtime Sonny Thoss and Calvin Abueva take charge to deliver a win for the Aces

MAN IN THE MIDDLE. Alaska's Sonny Thoss, seen here squeezing through Meralco's Josh Davis and Cliff Hodge, takes over in the paint for the Aces in the second overtime period. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Rejuvenated Meralco Bolts look to the finish line

Mar 16, 2015 - 7:13 PM

Following two straight losses the Meralco Bolts have regained their form as they top performing team in the PBA Commissioner s Cup as the playoffs near

Jared Dillinger, Sean Anthony and the Meralco Bolts have 'shocked' the PBA with their play in the Commissioner's Cup. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Canaleta lights up late to lift NLEX over Meralco

Feb 27, 2015 - 10:06 PM

After a quiet first 3 quarters the sharp shooting Canaleta caught fire in the payoff period draining 3 triples and scoring 13 of his total 16 points

Al Thornton helps NLEX to back to back wins with his 36 points. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

San Miguel stains Meralco's perfect record for first win

Feb 21, 2015 - 9:27 PM

Reigning league MVP June Mar Fajardo breaks out of his slump with 21 points and 22 rebounds

San Miguel's June Mar Fajardo breaks out of a slump and helps the Beermen get their first win the 2015 PBA Commissioner' Cup. File photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Why not the Meralco Bolts?

Feb 13, 2015 - 12:25 PM

Four games into the Commissioner’s Cup it’s clear that the Bolts are championship contenders thanks to their brand of basketball and lethal import

Kiefer Ravena, PBA ballers to star in new sitcom

Feb 10, 2015 - 2:33 PM

Kiefer Ravena joins PBA players Gary David Willie Miller and Beau Belga in a comedy show called No Harm No Foul on TV5

Kiefer Ravena is set to show a lighter side of his personality in an upcoming TV5 show. File photo by Josh Albelda

Bolts take down Texters for third-straight win

Feb 04, 2015 - 9:53 PM

Meralco s 3 0 start is its best record to open a conference since entering the PBA in 2010

OLD RELIABLES. Willie Miller (R) guards Gary David (L) as he makes a move at the perimeter.

Meralco Bolts overcome slow start to down KIA

Jan 30, 2015 - 6:41 PM

Jai Reyes torched his former team for a career high 16 points while Gary David scored 25 points off the bench to send KIA Carnival to their 12th straight loss

Jai Reyes shocked the KIA Carnival for a career-high 16 to exact revenge on the team that cut him early in the season. Photo by Josh Albelda

Davis, David spark Meralco past Barangay Ginebra

Jan 27, 2015 - 9:29 PM

Meralco import Josh Davis finished with 25 points 24 rebounds and 3 steals in his inaugural PBA game while Gary David came off the bench to spark his club with 21 points

SPARKED. Meralco Bolts import Josh Davis goes to the rim against Ginebra reinforcement Mike Dunigan. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Taha sparks Purefoods’ late-game surge to nip Meralco

Nov 23, 2014 - 8:23 PM

The Hotshots managed to sustain their comeback as they hiked their record to 4 3 after starting the conference at 1 3

HERO. Yousef Taha (right), seen here guarding Reynel Hugnatan, provides the necessary points to help Purefoods get past Meralco. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Meralco spoils Caguioa milestone

Nov 21, 2014 - 9:41 PM

Meralco hands Ginebra its second straight loss on the night Mark Caguioa scored the 9 000th point of his career

David, Meralco bounce back with win over NLEX

Nov 05, 2014 - 6:47 PM

Gary David delivers his best performance so far in the tournament as Meralco beats NLEX bouncing back from the 41 point loss vs Alaska

FINALLY! Gary David (R) delivers an electrifying performance for the first time in the PBA 2015 PH Cup. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Meralco eager to take lessons, move on from 41-point thrashing

Nov 02, 2014 - 11:11 AM

“Nobody is happy when you lose by 40 points But what can you do about it? It’s finished it’s over ” Norman Black said

LONE SPARK. Cliff Hodge (center) was the only spark for Meralco against Alaska with his 16 points. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Gilas’ Jared Dillinger: ‘We’re behind coach Chot all the way’

Nov 01, 2014 - 7:34 PM

Gilas Pilipinas member Jared Dillinger expresses his support for Chot Reyes as well as the national team program urging everyone not to jump to conclusions

Chot Reyes has had a roller coaster run with Gilas Pilipinas. File photo from

Meralco averts Blackwater upset in overtime

Oct 28, 2014 - 7:29 PM

John Wilson snaps out of his offensive slump all game long and scores all of his 9 points in overtime to make Meralco spotless at 2 0

Hugnatan scores career-high as Meralco outlasts Barako in double OT

Oct 22, 2014 - 7:50 PM

Reynel Hugnatan poured a career high 28 points along with 7 rebounds for the Bolts as Meralco wins its season opener

Gary David of Meralco sets up his offense. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Gilas Pilipinas players arrive in Manila

Sep 06, 2014 - 7:26 PM

After their gutsy showing at the FIBA World Cup in Spain the first batch of the Philippine men s national basketball team arrive in Manila

From left: Jay Washington, Paul Lee, Beau Belga, June Mar Fajardo, Jayson Castro, coach Ryan Gregorio, Jeff Chan, Gary David, and Ranidel De Ocampo of Gilas Pilipinas. Photo by Jedwin M. Llobrera

Gilas and the Filipinos' love affair with basketball

Sep 01, 2014 - 7:32 AM

Filipinos’ passion for basketball has historical and cultural roots and whatever happens to Gilas Pilipinas in Spain will do nothing to change that

LOVE OF THE GAME. Filipino fans showed their support for Gilas Pilipinas in Seville, Spain. Photo from FIBA

Gilas Pilipinas grouped with Iran in Asian Games

Aug 21, 2014 - 4:00 PM

The national men s basketball team is set for another clash with Iran this time in the 2014 Asian Games in South Korea

RETURN BOUT. Gilas Pilipinas will be grouped with Iran in the upcoming Asian Games. Photo by Mark Cristino

Paul Lee, Andray Blatche added to Gilas World Cup lineup

Aug 18, 2014 - 6:28 PM

Gilas Pilipinas head coach Chot Reyes announced that Paul Lee and Andray Blatche will be included in the FIBA World Cup 12 man roster

Rain or Shine's Paul Lee will indeed be wearing a Gilas jersey after his inspired performances for the national team this year. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Assessing Gilas Pilipinas' chances at FIBA World Cup

Aug 18, 2014 - 1:39 PM

Columnist Bert Ramirez analyzes Gilas Pilipinas chances of making it to the FIBA World Cup knockout stages in their first trip to the tournament in 36 years

PILIPINAS VS THE WORLD. Jimmy Alapag played a key role in Gilas securing a spot in the FIBA World Cup. Can the squad pull off similar heroics again? Photo by FIBA Asia/Nuki Sabio.

Gilas loses to bigger, stronger Australia in France

Aug 17, 2014 - 2:51 AM

Despite big numbers from naturalized player Andray Blatche Gilas Pilipinas suffers their second straight loss in the Antibes International Basketball Tournament

Gilas Pilipinas dropped their second straight game in France. Photo by Josh Albelda

Coach Reyes reveals Gilas Asian Games roster; Blatche included

Aug 13, 2014 - 4:16 AM

Gilas coach Chot Reyes will be going with former Brooklyn Net Andray Blatche over long time naturalized reinforcement Marcus Douthit in the 2014 Asian Games

DECISIONS. Chot Reyes will not be fielding Marcus Douthit, Jimmy Alapag, Beau Belga, Kelly Williams or Jay Washington in the Asian Games. File photo by Rappler

Gilas Pilipinas cruises past Singapore

Jul 14, 2014 - 9:23 PM

Six players led by Paul Lee and Gary David score at least 7 points in the Philippines second win at the FIBA Asia Cup

MID-AIR CLASH. Kevin Alas (L) attacks the defense of Singapore's K. Goh. Photo from

Gilas notches ugly win against young Taiwanese B Team

Jul 12, 2014 - 6:09 PM

Gilas let Chinese Taipei back in the game in the 3rd quarter before turning it up in the 4th to secure the win

Paul Lee (R) top scores (18) in Gilas' first game in the FIBA Asia Cup at Wuhan, China. Photo from

Gary David catches fire as Meralco ends season fighting

Jun 14, 2014 - 6:09 PM

David leads the charge for the Bolts as they bow out of the Governors Cup at 9th place with a 3 6 win loss record

ON FIRE. Gary David (dark) and the Meralco Bolts went out in style with a blowout win over the Globalport Batang Pier to end their PBA Governors' Cup campaign. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

West's aggression propels Meralco over San Miguel

Jun 07, 2014 - 9:16 PM

Meralco import Mario West figured in a 42 point 14 rebound performance to climb out of the cellar in the standings

FULL ON AGGRESSION. Meralco Bolts import Mario West came out aggressive and scored 42 points to down the San Miguel Beermen. File Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Rain or Shine hangs on in OT to barge into semis

Apr 26, 2014 - 5:49 PM

Rain or Shine overcome the Meralco Bolts in another physical battle to earn a semifinals showdown with Talk N Text

Rain or Shine's Wayne Chism and Meralco's Cliff Hodge tussle for the ball. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Let's get physical: Do-or-die Saturday for 4 PBA teams

Apr 26, 2014 - 10:04 AM

Sweat tears – and maybe a little blood – will set the tone for tonight s do or die Saturday showdowns between Meralco Bolts Rain or Shine and San Mig Coffee Alaska Aces

Marc Pingris has battled through bruised ribs to provide San Mig Coffee with the spark they've needed. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Rain or Shine evens quarterfinals series against Meralco

Apr 23, 2014 - 11:31 PM

Rain or Shine forced 24 Meralco Bolts turnovers to turn over their Game 1 defeat and even their quarterfinals series

PAYBACK. Jervy Cruz of Rain or Shine puts up a layup in Game 2 against Meralco. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Meralco-RoS Game 2 preview: Defense is key

Apr 23, 2014 - 7:00 AM

Defensive intensity and not firepower will likely be the key factor on who takes game two of the quarterfinals match between the Bolts and the Painters

STOP LEE. Containing Paul Lee's attacks will be one of Meralco's main defensive priorities. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA Fastbreak: Bolts, Aces edge Painters, Mixers in QFs

Apr 22, 2014 - 2:14 PM

Meralco surprises Rain or Shine while Alaska shows championship form as the Bolts and Aces take one game edge in the quarterfinals

David, Jackson explode for 57 as Meralco zaps Rain or Shine

Apr 21, 2014 - 8:24 PM

The Meralco Bolts drew first blood in their Best of 3 series with Rain or Shine taking a 94 91 victory behind clutch plays from import Darnell Jackson

ELECTRIC SHOCK. Jared Dillinger of Meralco goes to the basket against Jeff Chan of Rain or Shine. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA quarterfinals preview: Rain or Shine vs. Meralco

Apr 21, 2014 - 6:12 AM

With Rain or Shine and the Meralco Bolts preparing to begin their quarterfinals series on Monday April 21 Levi Verora previews their chances

Jeff Chan and Jared Dillinger may be teammates on Gilas Pilipinas, but they'll be on opposite ends of their quarterfinals matchup. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

I believe in Gilas Pilipinas. Do you?

Apr 19, 2014 - 9:08 AM

Gilas Pilipinas is fighting for the Philippines So why are Filipinos the first ones to doubt them?

CAN GILAS EXCEED EXPECTATIONS? Gilas Pilipinas hopes to defy expectations and make a deeper run at the FIBA World Cup in Spain. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler