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Netizens praise Gilas Pilipinas’ win over Senegal

/ 12:41 AM September 05, 2014

Philippines’s team cheer during the 2014 FIBA World basketball championships group B match Senegal vs Philippines at the Palacio Municipal de Deportes in Sevilla on September 4, 2014. AFP

MANILA, Philippines—After winning Thursday’s game over Senegal in the 2014 FIBA World basketball championships at the Palacio Municipal de Deportes in Sevilla, Spain, Gilas Pilipinas earned praises from Filipino netizens all over the world.

Some said Gilas should have won in their previous games. Others were contented and wished them goodluck in the future FIBA World games.


In her comment via’s official Facebook account, Susan Magno wrote: “The team gave their all, they should have won against croatia, argentina and puerto rico. Congrats, gilas!”

In the same thread, Roi L. Lego commented, “sarap maging pinoy! congratz gilas!!”


Mon Paga wrote: “Daig pa natin ang nag champion!!! #puso.”

His comment earned 83 likes as of posting time.

In INQUIRER story written by Musong Castillo posted on, JV Velardo commented:

“Gilas Pilipinas, a win is a win & it’s at the world’s stage, you made the Filipinos proud! Congratulations, in a few years, we’ll be ranked higher than we are right now, keep up the Gilas program, improve it more & MANY THANKS MR. MANNY V.PANGILINAN!!”

A fitting message to those who put it in a negative light, PinoyDude wrote: “PH ranked no 34 put up a good fight against some of the top 15 basketball teams in the world. Win or lose thank you gents for putting up a good fight! To the crabs, put up your own team and qualify for the next FIBA.”

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