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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


Gilas Women dethrone Malaysia, win away from historic SEA Games gold

Dec 08, 2019 - 8:59 PM

Led by Afril Bernardino, the Philippines comes from behind to assure itself of a silver-medal finish

INCHING CLOSER. Jack Animam and Gilas Pilipinas Women are one win away from making history. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler


Gilas cautious in romp of Myanmar: 'We don't want to discourage them'

Dec 08, 2019 - 1:40 PM

Tim Cone says Gilas Pilipinas wants Myanmar to keep coming back in the SEA Games despite breezing through a 69-point win

DOMINATION. Gilas Pilipinas has won its first 3 games in the 2019 SEA Games by a whopping margin of 162 points. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Gilas Pilipinas destroys Myanmar by 69 to sweep SEA Games prelims

Dec 07, 2019 - 9:50 PM

Host Philippines makes easy work of Myanmar to win all of its 3 preliminary round games by a whopping total margin of 162 points

UNSCATHED. Vic Manuel and Gilas Pilipinas remain unbeaten in 3 games. Photo from Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler


LIVE UPDATES: Philippines vs Myanmar - SEA Games 2019 basketball

Dec 07, 2019 - 3:16 PM

Gilas Pilipinas eyes a sweep of the preliminary round against Myanmar on Saturday, December 7 at the Mall of Asia Arena

Photo from fiba.basketball

Vietnam finds Fajardo code hard to crack as 'Kraken' breaks loose

Dec 07, 2019 - 10:49 AM

June Mar Fajardo runs roughshod over Vietnam as Gilas Pilipinas follows up its 52-point rout of Singapore with a 41-point blowout in the 2019 SEA Games

DOMINANT FORCE. June Mar Fajardo overpowers Vietnam to help Gilas Pilipinas punch its semifinals ticket in the 2019 SEA Games. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler


Fajardo toys with Vietnam as Gilas Pilipinas reaches SEA Games semis

Dec 06, 2019 - 9:58 PM

Despite being double-teamed – and at times even triple-teamed – June Mar Fajardo imposes his will in the 41-point obliteration

BIG PROBLEM. Vietnam fails to find a solution for June Mar Fajardo. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler


'Wiser' Tim Cone not taking things for granted in SEA Games

Dec 06, 2019 - 12:30 PM

Gilas Pilipinas may be the heavy favorite but coach Tim Cone doesn't want the team to fall into the same trap that doomed past Philippine teams

FEET ON THE GROUND. Tim Cone wants Gilas Pilipinas to not take any opponent lightly in the 2019 SEA Games. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Vietnam - SEA Games 2019 basketball

Dec 05, 2019 - 9:58 PM

Gilas Pilipinas guns for its second straight victory against Vietnam on Friday, December 6, at the Mall of Asia Arena

Gilas Women open SEA Games gold hunt with win over Indonesia

Dec 05, 2019 - 8:39 PM

The Philippines rallies from a seven-point deficit to trip Indonesia at the start of 2019 SEA Games women's basketball action

MAJOR CONTRIBUTOR. Kelli Hayes breaches double figures in scoring for Gilas Pilipinas Women. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler


Top 5 PBA draftees to be loaned to Gilas Pilipinas

Dec 05, 2019 - 4:27 PM

The move is part of Gilas Pilipinas' preparations for the 2023 FIBA World Cup

TOP DRAFTEE. Isaac Go is expected to be nabbed as the No. 1 overall pick. Photo from PBA Images


Lovin' Lavin? Singapore's Raj an instant SEA Games crowd favorite

Dec 05, 2019 - 8:37 AM

Filipino basketball fans surprisingly shower Singapore's 6-foot-7 teen Lavin Raj with cheers

ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT. Lavin Raj utilizes the opportunity of going up against PBA players to improve his game. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Manuel earns Cone praise in Gilas Pilipinas debut

Dec 05, 2019 - 2:39 AM

He may be one of the last players fielded but Vic Manuel still provides quality minutes as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to a 52-point romp of Singapore

IMPRESSIVE DEBUT. Vic Manuel shines in his first official game for Gilas Pilipinas. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Pringle waxes hot early as Gilas thwarts Singapore in 52-point romp

Dec 04, 2019 - 9:51 PM

Parading an all-pro lineup after several editions of sending a team of collegiate players, the Philippines gets off to a hot start in its bid for a 13th straight gold

BIG PROBLEM. June Mar Fajardo finds his groove in the second half. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Singapore - SEA Games 2019 basketball

Dec 03, 2019 - 9:56 PM

Gilas Pilipinas kicks off its golden quest against Singapore on Wednesday, December 4, at the Mall of Asia Arena

Photo from fiba.basketball

WATCH: Gilas Pilipinas laser-focused on SEA Games 2019 gold quest

Dec 03, 2019 - 8:12 PM

Despite boasting an All-Star lineup, Philippine basketball team coach Tim Cone thinks complacency won’t be an issue

GO FOR GOLD. Tim Cone and Gilas Pilipinas will shoot for a 13th straight SEA Games gold medal in men's basketball. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Slaughter completes Gilas Pilipinas SEA Games lineup

Dec 03, 2019 - 11:55 AM

Greg Slaughter will form a towering frontcourt with June Mar Fajardo as the Philippines shoots for a 13th straight gold medal in the 2019 SEA Games

NATIONAL TEAM DUTIES. Greg Slaughter will suit up for Gilas Pilipinas anew. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Sacrifice worth it for Bernardino, Gilas Women after SEA Games triumph

Dec 02, 2019 - 11:55 PM

Despite dealing with a sprained thumb, Afril Bernardino puts the team on her back as the Philippines strikes gold in 3x3 basketball

CHAMPION. Afril Bernardino (second from left) makes sure she will end the 2019 SEA Games 3x3 basketball competitions with a gold medal dangling from her neck. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler


Perfect Gilas Pilipinas notches 3x3 gold in SEA Games sweep

Dec 02, 2019 - 5:00 PM

CJ Perez outscores the entire Indonesia team as the Gilas Pilipinas 3x3 team dominates the 2019 SEA Games

UNBLEMISHED. Mo Tautuaa and Gilas Pilipinas win all of their 8 games in 3x3 basketball in the 2019 SEA Games. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler


Gilas Pilipinas sweeps 3x3 prelims with rout of Cambodia

Dec 02, 2019 - 1:26 PM

Jason Perkins rediscovers his lethal form to power the Philippines to a six-game sweep in the 2019 SEA Games

TWIN TOWERS. Jason Perkins and Mo Tautuaa lead the charge for Gilas Pilipinas against Cambodia. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler


Gilas Women fall short of 3x3 prelims sweep in OT loss to Thailand

Dec 02, 2019 - 11:43 AM

Undefeated in their first 4 matches, Gilas Pilipinas Women fall short of their bid to keep a spotless record heading into the semifinals

REDEMPTION. Janine Pontejos and Gilas Pilipinas Women will try to bounce back in the semifinals. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler


Perkins a beast as Gilas Pilipinas punches 3x3 basketball semis ticket

Dec 01, 2019 - 7:12 PM

Jason Perkins proves to be a revelation as Gilas Pilipinas wraps up Day 1 of the 2019 SEA Games with a sweep of its first 4 games

HEFTY LEFTY. Jason Perkins keys Gilas Pilipinas to a perfect start in 3x3 basketball in the 2019 SEA Games. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler


Gilas Women sweep Day 1 for solo SEA Games 3x3 basketball lead

Dec 01, 2019 - 5:01 PM

Energized by a zealous crowd, Gilas Pilipinas Women topple Myanmar, Malaysia, and Indonesia

BACK ON DUTY. Jack Animam returns from an eye injury to help Gilas Pilipinas Women to a perfect start in 3x3 basketball. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler


Gilas Pilipinas 3x3 teams nail SEA Games 2019 openers

Dec 01, 2019 - 12:59 PM

The Philippine men's team shrugs off a lethargic start against Indonesia, while the women's squad makes easy work of Myanmar

BULLY BALL. Jayson Perkins utilizes his size and heft to star for Gilas Pilipinas 3x3. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler


Gilas weighs in on Pogoy SEA Games 2019 replacement

Nov 28, 2019 - 6:22 PM

After Jayson Castro, Gilas Pilipinas loses Roger Pogoy to injury days before the 2019 SEA Games

BIG LOSS. Gilas Pilipinas will miss the defensive savvy and shooting that Roger Pogoy provides. Photo from fiba.basketball


Standhardinger bucks fatigue from 3OT game to practice for Gilas Pilipinas

Nov 28, 2019 - 4:17 PM

Merely hours after setting a PBA record in minutes played by a local, Christian Standhardinger shows up for the team gearing up for the 2019 SEA Games

FOR PILIPINAS. Christian Standhardinger shows his dedication for the country. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler


Perez leads Gilas SEA Games 3x3 crew

Nov 25, 2019 - 1:10 AM

CJ Perez headlines Gilas Pilipinas' four-man lineup in the 2019 SEA Games 3x3 basketball competition

BIG STAGE. CJ Perez brings his act to the international stage for the second time this year. Photo from PBA Images


3 Ginebra players cut as Gilas SEA Games lineup set

Nov 23, 2019 - 12:31 AM

June Mar Fajardo, LA Tenorio, Japeth Aguilar, Roger Pogoy, and Kiefer Ravena spearhead the Philippine squad vying for a 13th straight SEA Games gold medal

CHAMPION. Kiefer Ravena will shoot for a fifth straight SEA Games gold medal. Photo from fiba.basketball


Gilas Pilipinas cancels SEA Games practice

Nov 18, 2019 - 6:29 PM

Tim Cone and his staff decide to call off practice to give players seeing action on the final day of the PBA Governors' Cup elimination round enough time to rest

GOT TO HAVE FAITH. Tim Cone trusts that his players are well-capable of coming together for the SEA Games. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Gilas Women denied graceful exit after 78-point loss to China

Nov 17, 2019 - 1:41 PM

Gilas Pilipinas Women end up winless in 3 games in the FIBA Women's Olympic Pre-Qualifying Tournament

LOPSIDED. Janine Pontejos and Gilas Pilipinas could not catch a break, suffering another blowout loss. Photo from fiba.basketball


Gilas Women drop Olympic hopes after 39-point loss to South Korea

Nov 16, 2019 - 4:12 PM

Gilas Pilipinas Women remain winless in the FIBA Women's Olympic Pre-Qualifying Tournament, losing a combined 96 points in two games

BLOWN OUT. Afril Bernardino and Gilas Pilipinas suffer another lopsided loss, this time at the hands of South Korea. Photo from fiba.basketball