Statement of Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas Chairman, Senator Sonny Angara on the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup

Posted on: Fri, 08/30/2019 - 14:27 By: admin
SBP Chairman Sonny Angara watches Gilas Pilipinas practice at the Meralco gym

We join the entire nation in cheering for our Gilas Pilipinas as they kick off their quest to regain our nation’s glory in the world hoops stage today. With the present composition of our national team, including its stellar coaching staff, we have reason to be very optimistic about our chances in this year’s FIBA Basketball World Cup in China.

A lot is at stake here in this tournament. The Philippines has an excellent chance of getting back to the Olympics by posting a strong performance in the World Cup. It is not without challenges though as we are in the same group as the number one ranked Serbia. 

The Philippines is no stranger to adversity and there is no question that no matter how harshly we are tested, the Filipino spirit remains unbroken. Mabuhay ang Gilas Pilipinas!