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Angara files Senate resolution commending Gilas Pilipinas

By: - Reporter / @MAgerINQ
/ 03:29 PM October 05, 2015

A resolution congratulating and  commending Gilas Pilipinas, their coaches and the Samahang Basketbol ng  Pilipinas (SBP),  for their “outstanding representation of  the country” and for “boosting” the status of Philippine basketball worldwide after winning the silver medal at the 2015 Fiba Asia Championship in China,  was filed at the Senate  on  Monday.

Senate Resolution No. 1605  was filed by Senator  Sonny Angara, chairman of the Senate committee on  games, amusement, and sports.

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In the resolution,   Angara said  the Gilas Pilipinas,  the Philippine men’s basketball team,   together with their head coach Thomas Anthony Baldwin and  assistant coaches, Joseph Uichico, Alexander Compton, Josh Reyes and Norman Back,  and  with the “relentless” support of the SBP headed by businessman Manny Pangilinan “showed passionate athleticism and resilience  coming one victory short of automatically qualifying for the 2016 Olympics to be held at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.”

“The  Gilas Pilipinas has had an expressive run showing passion and the Filipino brand  of puso (heart) throughout the  2015 FIBA Asia Tournament, even beating  the  2013 Fiba Asia Champions,  Iran,” the resolution said.

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“Despite falling short to China this year, the  Gilas Pilipinas team has shown discipline,  teamwork and excellence  in their games and triumphed  despite great odds  and circumstantial misfortunes.”

“The Gilas Pilipinas has once again brought pride and honor to the country, and has truly won the  hearts of the Filipino people,” it further said,

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