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6 Gilas Pilipinas members back in PH

By: - Reporter / @NCorralesINQ
/ 06:41 PM September 06, 2014

Philippines’ coach Vincent Reyes gives instructions to his players during the 2014 FIBA World basketball championships group B match Croatia vs Philippines at the Palacio Municipal de Deportes in Sevilla on August 30, 2014. AFP PHOTO/CRISTINA QUICLER

MANILA, Philippines – Some members of the Gilas Pilipinas basketball team arrived in the country on Saturday afternoon, a radio report said.

Junemar Fajardo, Jeffrei Chan, Paul Lee, Jason Castro, Gary David, Ranidel de Ocampo arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) past 5:00 p.m., the report said.

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They came from Seville, Spain where they participated and made history at the FIBA World Cup when they won against Senegal, the first time the country claimed a victory after 40 years.

Malacanang said that the Gilas’ “gallant fighting spirit, never say die attitude and playing from the heart deserved a heroes’ welcome.”

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