6 Gilas Pilipinas members back in PH
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.
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.”
Gilas 5 earns awe, respect from rivals
Gilas Pilipinas bows to Puerto Rico, 73-77
Netizens praise Gilas Pilipinas’ win over Senegal
Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.