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Gilas Women star Jack Animam helping battle vs coronavirus

Apr 19, 2020 - 5:35 PM

'Being part of the national team does not mean that you only have to do your part on the court,' says Southeast Asian Games gold medalist Jack Animam

GIVING BACK. Jack Animam starts a fundraising drive for a hospital in her hometown of Malolos, Bulacan. Photo from UAAP


Jack Animam: The voice of women’s basketball

Apr 07, 2020 - 6:01 PM

Jack Animam's long list of accomplishments is a testament to her trademark of leaving everything on the floor whenever she plays

HER VOICE. Jack Animam will not stop speaking up for women's basketball. Photo by Richard Esguerra/Rappler

Remy Martin 'always wanted to play' for Gilas Pilipinas

Apr 05, 2020 - 3:18 PM

Filipino-American NBA hopeful Remy Martin says he is going to give 'everything I have' for the national team

HOOP DREAMS. Filipino-American Remy Martin decides to leave Arizona State to declare for the NBA. Photo from Instagram/@sundevilhoops


Rappler Sports Timeout: What's up with Isaac Go?

Mar 24, 2020 - 10:35 AM

Rappler catches up with Isaac Go on how he manages time between graduate school and playing for the national team

Thailand coach Chris Daleo interested in Gilas job

Mar 03, 2020 - 7:58 PM

'I’m interested because of the passion the Philippines, its players, and fans have for the great sport of basketball,' says Chris Daleo

INTEREST. Chris Daleo expresses his interest to apply for the full-time Gilas Pilipinas head coach position. Photo from FIBA

McCullough for Gilas Pilipinas? SBP chief says there is 'interest'

Feb 26, 2020 - 8:28 PM

Still young at 25, the 6-foot-9 Chris McCullough fits the bill of the modern big man: can shoot from the outside, an asset on defense, and athletic

EYED. The clamor to bring Chris McCullough on board as Gilas Pilipinas' new naturalized player grew after leading San Miguel to a PBA title. Photo from PBA Images


Dwight Ramos: New Gilas kid on the block

Feb 26, 2020 - 6:32 PM

Touted as one of Gilas Pilipinas' building blocks for the future, Dwight Ramos introduces himself to Philippine basketball

COOL AS A CAT. Dwight Ramos' calmness and poised have impressed Gilas Pilipinas coaches. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler


Gilas Pilipinas responds to Indonesia blowout challenge

Feb 24, 2020 - 12:07 AM

Parading 5 amateur players in its 12-man lineup, Gilas Pilipinas still manhandles Indonesia to open the FIBA Asia Cup 2021 Qualifiers

CHALLENGE ACCEPTED. Kiefer Ravena and Marc Pingris issued a challenge to the rest of Gilas Pilipinas to beat Indonesia by a big margin, and their teammates did not disappoint. Photo from fiba.basketball


Thirdy a revelation for Gilas Pilipinas, but Dickel far from surprised

Feb 23, 2020 - 10:41 PM

Thirdy Ravena leads Gilas Pilipinas' 30-point romp of Indonesia in the FIBA Asia Cup 2021 Qualifiers with a masterful game on both ends

STERLING START. Thirdy Ravena and Gilas Pilipinas open the FIBA Asia Cup 2021 Qualifiers on the right foot. Photo from fiba.basketball


Gilas Pilipinas blasts Indonesia behind Thirdy revelation

Feb 23, 2020 - 8:59 PM

Thirdy Ravena shines the brightest in a team with 7 PBA players as Gilas Pilipinas gets off to a rousing start in the FIBA Asia Cup 2021 Qualifiers

FUTURE. Thirdy Ravena powers his way to 23 points in just his second game for Gilas Pilipinas. Photo from fiba.basketball


HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Indonesia - FIBA Asia Cup 2021 Qualifiers

Feb 22, 2020 - 6:23 PM

Five amateur standouts see action as Gilas Pilipinas faces Indonesia in a road game on Sunday, February 23

Kiefer, Gilas Pilipinas out to stamp class vs Indonesia

Feb 20, 2020 - 11:36 PM

Gilas Pilipinas may be heavily favored against Indonesia, but Kiefer Ravena says there will be no letup for the young squad in the FIBA Asia Cup qualifiers

LEADERSHIP ROLE. Kiefer Ravena will serve as captain for Gilas Pilipinas. Photo from fiba.basketball


Double Gilas Pilipinas duty not a problem for CJ Perez

Feb 20, 2020 - 5:40 PM

CJ Perez says he is always willing to give his all for the country as he competes for Gilas Pilipinas in the 5-on-5 and 3x3 events

RELIABLE. CJ Perez has become a Gilas Pilipinas mainstay, both for the 5-on-5 and 3x3 events. Photo from fiba.basketball

Thirdy-Kiefer Gilas Pilipinas linkup a 'big responsibility'

Feb 20, 2020 - 10:52 AM

Ravena brothers Thirdy and Kiefer team up for Gilas Pilipinas for the first time

FOR THE FUTURE. Thirdy Ravena gets his second Gilas Pilipinas call-up. Photo from fiba.basketball


Mocon the 'unlucky' cut in Gilas Pilipinas lineup

Feb 19, 2020 - 10:45 PM

Javee Mocon joins Marc Pingris as the only PBA players to miss the final 12-man cut against Indonesia in the FIBA Asia Cup 2021 Qualifiers

CUT. Javee Mocon will have to wait for another opportunity to suit up for Gilas Pilipinas. Photo from PBA Images


Gilas 3x3 quartet gets to work as Stojacic replaces Magsanoc

Feb 19, 2020 - 10:01 PM

PBA players CJ Perez and Mo Tautuaa team up for the first time with the country's top-ranked 3x3 players Joshua Munzon and Alvin Pasaol

PREPPING. Mo Tautuaa and CJ Perez suit up for several tune-up games as Gilas 3x3 prepares for the Olympic qualifiers. Photo release

Ravena bros headline Gilas Pilipinas lineup for FIBA Asia Cup Qualifiers

Feb 19, 2020 - 8:31 PM

Interim coach Mark Dickel names 7 PBA players and 5 amateur standouts in Gilas Pilipinas' 12-man lineup

LEADER. Kiefer Ravena is tasked to lead this new bunch of Gilas Pilipinas players as team captain. Photo from fiba.basketball


Munzon, Pasaol lead Perez, Tautuaa for Gilas 3x3 in Olympic qualifiers

Feb 18, 2020 - 3:26 PM

Top-ranked 3x3 players Joshua Munzon and Alvin Pasaol will be reinforced by SEA Games 3x3 gold medalists CJ Perez and Mo Tautuaa

TOUGH TASK. Gilas Pilipinas' 3x3 team composed of Alvin Pasaol, Joshua Munzon, Mo Tautuaa, CJ Perez will try to clinch a spot in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Photos from Chook-to-Go (Pasaol and Munzon) and Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler (Tautuaa and Perez)


Gilas Pilipinas game in FIBA Asia Cup Qualifiers postponed

Feb 14, 2020 - 1:43 PM

Two other games are moved to a later date due to the threat of the novel coronavirus outbreak

GEARING UP. Vic Manuel and Gilas Pilipinas will have an extra couple of days to prepare and practice for the FIBA Asia Cup 2021 Qualifiers. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Injured Wright also begs off from Gilas Pilipinas

Feb 12, 2020 - 9:50 PM

Matthew Wright is the fourth PBA player to withdraw from the original 24-man pool

INJURED. Matthew Wright says he wanted to join Gilas Pilipinas but needs to rehabilitate his ankle. Photo from FIBA


Manuel, Tratter, Mocon boost Gilas Pilipinas frontline

Feb 12, 2020 - 6:31 PM

Gilas Pilipinas gets a battle-tested forward and two promising big men in its frontline unit

MUSCLE MAN. Fresh from a successful stint with Gilas Pilipinas, Vic Manuel will have a chance to don the national colors anew. File photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler


Justin Chua added to Gilas Pilipinas pool

Feb 10, 2020 - 10:48 PM

After a number of key big men begged off, Gilas Pilipinas was forced to look elsewhere for an inside presence that resulted in the inclusion of Justin Chua

NEW ADDITION. Justin Chua will vie for a spot in the final 12-man lineup for the first window of the FIBA Asia Cup Qualifiers. Photo from PBA Images


Gilas Pilipinas captaincy step to make Kiefer Ravena 'world-class' guard

Feb 10, 2020 - 4:55 PM

Kiefer Ravena will take the role of a leader of the hybrid 24-man pool that consists of PBA stars and a bevy of amateur standouts

WORLD STAGE VET. Despite being only 26, Kiefer Ravena is battle-tested in the international scene. Photo from fiba.basketball


Gilas Pilipinas yet to hear from Parks as TNT negotiation continues

Feb 07, 2020 - 10:24 PM

Program director Tab Baldwin hopes Ray Parks resolves his 'basketball issues' soon so he could be part of the new Gilas Pilipinas culture

IN TALKS. Ray Parks remains in negotiation with TNT for the upcoming PBA season. Photo from PBA Images


Alex Compton back at Gilas Pilipinas sidelines: 'I love being here'

Feb 07, 2020 - 6:16 PM

Former PBA coach Alex Compton serves as deputy to Gilas mentor Mark Dickel, his first coaching job since he stepped down from his Alaska post

TOP BASKETBALL MINDS. Alex Compton reunites with Tab Baldwin for Gilas Pilipinas. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Maroons express support for Gomez de Liaño brothers' Gilas bid

Feb 07, 2020 - 3:18 PM

Despite losing two key cogs, the UP Maroons back up Juan and Javi Gomez de Liaño's decision to focus on their Gilas Pilipinas campaign

Pingris 'the right kind of leader' for young Gilas Pilipinas bunch

Feb 06, 2020 - 11:22 PM

Gilas Pilipinas program director Tab Baldwin hopes to build a 'culture of belief, dedication, and commitment' with Marc Pingris as prime example

BATTLE-TESTED. Marc Pingris will serve as a role model to his younger Gilas Pilipinas teammates. Photo from fiba.basketball


Standhardinger, Aguilar beg off from Gilas Pilipinas

Feb 06, 2020 - 7:10 PM

Bad news hit Gilas Pilipinas as Christian Standhardinger and Japeth Aguilar decide to skip the FIBA Asia Cup 2021 Qualifiers

NEXT TIME. Christian Standhardinger assures he will be ready for the next window should Gilas Pilipinas need his services. File photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler


19 present as Gilas begins prep for FIBA Asia Cup Qualifiers

Feb 06, 2020 - 3:13 PM

A hybrid cast turns up as Gilas Pilipinas gear ups for the FIBA Asia Cup 2021 Qualifiers in two weeks

NEW BREED. Thirdy Ravena leads a bunch of up-and-coming players for Gilas Pilipinas. Photo from FIBA


Mark Dickel to call shots for Gilas Pilipinas

Jan 29, 2020 - 5:48 PM

Interim coach Mark Dickel is no stranger to the international scene, having represented New Zealand in the 2000 and 2004 Olympics as a player

MAJOR UPGRADE. Mark Dickel currently serves as coaching consultant for TNT in the PBA. Photo from PBA Images


Ateneo's Kouame eyed for naturalization for Gilas Pilipinas

Jan 20, 2020 - 6:37 PM

The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas seeks to add Angelo Kouame to its pool of naturalized players for the 2023 FIBA World Cup

IVORIAN TOWER. The SBP has taken notice of Angelo Kouame after helping Ateneo win back-to-back UAAP crowns. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


FIBA lists Dickel, Arespacochaga, Trunic to coach Gilas’ ACQ

Jan 14, 2020 - 8:51 PM

Mark Dickel, Sandy Arespacochaga and Nenad Trunic are listed as part of the Gilas coaching staff for the FIBA Asia Cup 2021 Qualifiers

AT THE HELM. (from left to right) FIBA lists Mark Dickel, Sandy Arespacochaga and Nenad Trunic as the coaches of Gilas Pilipinas in the 2020 FIBA Asian Cup Qualifiers. Photos from PBA Images (Dickel), Josh Albelda/Rappler (Arespacochaga) and FIBA (Trunic)

Fajardo still a 'big part' of Gilas despite exclusion in new pool

Jan 10, 2020 - 9:22 PM

June Mar Fajardo won't see action in the first window of the FIBA Asia Cup 2021 Qualifiers, but the SBP assures the San Miguel star remains part of its future plans

WELL-DESERVED REST. June Mar Fajardo will take a break from Gilas Pilipinas to start the new year. Photo from fiba.basketball


Pingris surprise addition to Gilas Pilipinas' new 24-man pool

Jan 10, 2020 - 1:59 PM

As Gilas Pilipinas moves forward with a younger team for the 2023 FIBA World Cup, Marc Pingris may have been tapped to impart his knowledge and experience

BACK AT IT. Marc Pingris returns to Gilas Pilipinas. Photo from fiba.basketball


Magsanoc appointed Gilas 3x3 Olympic qualifier coach

Jan 09, 2020 - 8:41 PM

PBA legend Ronnie Magsanoc hopes to steer the Philippines to a historic run in the 3x3 basketball Olympic qualifier

AT THE HELM. Ronnie Magsanoc looks to whip the national 3x3 team in competitive form in two months. File photo

Thirdy Ravena seeks overseas career in buildup for 2023 FIBA World Cup

Jan 04, 2020 - 10:37 PM

SBP president Al Panlilio says Thirdy Ravena wants to better himself to become a 'major contributor' for Gilas Pilipinas in the next World Cup

DETERMINED. Thirdy Ravena is already preparing for the next FIBA World Cup. File photo from FIBA


Next Gilas Pilipinas coach remains a question mark

Jan 04, 2020 - 7:54 PM

Gilas Pilipinas has yet to tap even an interim coach for the first window of the FIBA Asia Cup qualifiers in February

GUESSING GAME. There is a small chance that Tim Cone might call the shots for Gilas Pilipinas anew. File photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler


Gilas Pilipinas, SBP moving on from Blatche

Jan 04, 2020 - 5:13 PM

The SBP and Gilas Pilipinas eye a different naturalized player for the qualifiers of the FIBA Asia Cup starting in February

THE END? Andray Blatche may have played his last game for Gilas Pilipinas in the FIBA World Cup last year. Photo from fiba.basketball


For better or for worse: Moments that defined Gilas Pilipinas in 2019

Dec 26, 2019 - 3:41 PM

From finishing last in the FIBA World Cup to winning another gold in the Southeast Asian Games, it was a roller-coaster year for Gilas Pilipinas

Photos from fiba.basketball and Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler


Gilas Women hope own pro league comes after historic SEA Games gold

Dec 14, 2019 - 8:29 PM

Gilas Pilipinas Women coach Pat Aquino says female basketball players will 'play as hard as they can' if given a chance to play in a professional league

UNBEATEN. Jack Animam and Gilas Pilipinas Women sweep the 2019 SEA Games to clinch their first gold medal. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler


Cone: First SEA Games gold 'up there' with 21 PBA titles

Dec 12, 2019 - 11:38 AM

Two decades since settling for a bronze in the Asian Games, Tim Cone wins his first international gold medal in his storied coaching career

FULL CIRCLE. Tim Cone says the offer to coach the national team again was just too irresistible to refuse. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler


Fajardo saves best for last with first SEA Games gold

Dec 11, 2019 - 1:34 PM

After back-to-back heartbreaks in the FIBA World Cup and the PBA, June Mar Fajardo ends his year with a personal milestone

EXTRA SPECIAL. June Mar Fajardo says he will keep his first SEA Games gold medal until he gets old. Photo by Delfin Dioquino/Rappler


No surprise: Gilas rips Thailand by 34 for 18th SEA Games gold

Dec 10, 2019 - 9:55 PM

The Philippines retains its status as the undisputed king of men's basketball in the region

BACK-TO-BACK. Christian Standhardinger wins his second SEA Games gold medal. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler


Gilas Women crush Thailand for historic SEA Games gold

Dec 10, 2019 - 7:52 PM

Jack Animam, Janine Pontejos, and Afril Bernardino show the way as the Philippines rules women's basketball for the first time in SEA Games history

DOUBLE GOLD. Janine Pontejos wins her second gold medal in the 2019 SEA Games. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler


Gilas SEA Games team better than World Cup crew, says Toroman

Dec 10, 2019 - 5:03 PM

Although the World Cup team had Andray Blatche, coach Rajko Toroman says it did not have chemistry unlike the current SEA Games squad

REUNION. Rajko Toroman faces Gilas Pilipinas, his former team he helped set the foundation for. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler


LIVE UPDATES: Philippines vs Thailand - SEA Games 2019 basketball finals

Dec 10, 2019 - 3:37 PM

The Philippines guns for an 18th SEA Games gold medal in men's basketball against Thailand on Tuesday, December 10, at the Mall of Asia Arena

Photo from fiba.basketball


Manuel draws Jokic comparison from ex-Gilas coach Toroman

Dec 10, 2019 - 2:19 PM

Vic Manuel gets high praise from Indonesia coach Rajko Toroman, but the 'Muscle Man' laughs it off after helping power Gilas Pilipinas to a SEA Games semifinal win

MUSCLE MAN. Vic Manuel is Gilas Pilipinas leading scorer in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler


After missing NU 6-peat, Animam seeks history with Gilas Women

Dec 10, 2019 - 8:49 AM

Jack Animam vows to help Gilas Pilipinas Women capture their first 5-on-5 gold medal in the SEA Games

TRIUMPHANT DEBUT. Jack Animam and Gilas Pilipinas Women kick off their SEA Games campaign on the right foot. File photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler


Gilas Pilipinas proves too much for Toroman-led Indonesia to reach finals

Dec 09, 2019 - 10:03 PM

Chris Ross, Matthew Wright, and Marcio Lassiter all find their touch from long range as the Philippines sets up a SEA Games 2019 finals date with Thailand

Photo by Richard Esguerra/Rappler


LIVE UPDATES: Philippines vs Indonesia - SEA Games 2019 basketball semifinals

Dec 09, 2019 - 10:09 AM

Gilas Pilipinas vies for a spot in the gold medal match against an Indonesia side mentored by former Philippine coach Rajko Toroman