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MANILA, Philippines – For the first time in 36 years, Philippines is back at the FIBA World Cup of Basketball, and there’s no other way but to celebrate this milestone than the netizens going all out for the Gilas Pilipinas men’s national basketball team.
Many understood what this game meant for the country. It’s not about winning it all, but it’s about the heart to fight until the end of the battle.
Throughout the ball game, several keywords related to Gilas Pilipinas trended worldwide. At the end of the game, Go Gilas took the top trending topics.
Hopeful netizens did not let this one loss stop them from appreciating the effort and hardwork that our national team showed versus a title contender. In fact, many of them echoed their support and pride for the rest of the Twitter world to hear.
True enough, resilient Filipinos never ever stop from fighting. Check out some of the tweets below:
One game down. On to the next.
We may have lost the game, but we earned the respect of spectators worldwide.
#LabanPilipinas. #Puso. – Rappler.com