‘Congrats Gilas’ tops worldwide trends after victory

Rappler Social Media Team
‘Congrats Gilas’ tops worldwide trends after victory
After a long-awaited win, 'Congrats Gilas' became the top worldwide trending topic on Twitter


MANILA, Philippines – A win worth waiting for.

History has been made on Thursday night, September 4, as Gilas Pilipinas ended their FIBA World Cup stint with an 81-79 victory in overtime against Senegal in Seville, Spain. This is Philippines’ first World Cup victory in four decades.

With a win as special as this, there’s no other way but to conquer the world as “Congrats Gilas” became the top worldwide trending topic on Twitter. “The Mighty Mouse” Jimmy Alapag also trended worldwide shortly after the game after finishing with 18 points, including 3 free throws in overtime that sealed the victory for the Philippines.


Netizens poured their hearts out to show support in the country’s last game in the competition with 6 out of 10 nationwide trending topics all related to the game.

Check out more of the social media posts below:


Gilas Pilipinas may have failed to advance to the FIBA World Cup Round of 16, but for the Filipinos, the past 5 games that the team played were already enough to be more than proud for the national team.

We may have lost the tournament, but true enough, Pilipinas basketball captured the hearts and earned the respect of the world. 

This is Pilipinas basketball, and the game is not yet over. – Rappler.com


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