5 months Palace: Gilas should be admired for ‘grit and passion’ MB
By Genalyn Kabiling Gilas Pilipinas was “outplayed and outscored” by Italy in its 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup debut but should still be admired for “grit and passion,” Malacañang said Saturday. Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo(OPS / MANILA BULLETIN) Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo has praised the Philippine basketball team for showing “flashes of brilliance” despite the loss to the Italians. Italy inflicted a crushing defeat on the Philippine team, winning 108-62 during the opening game of FIBA tournament in Foshan, China where President Duterte was among the spectators. Duterte showed support for Gilas Pilipinas by watching the game, which he earlier ... more