Duterte meets Gilas players in China: ‘We are praying for your victory’ | Inquirer Sports

Duterte meets Gilas players in China: ‘We are praying for your victory’

By: - Reporter / @ConsINQ
/ 09:16 PM August 31, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – “Never too late to dream. We are praying for your victory,” President Rodrigo Duterte told Gilas Pilipinas players whom he visited in Foshan, China on Saturday.

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Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas – SBP 发布于 2019年8月31日周六

The Philippines’ men’s basketball team is set to begin its 2019 Fiba World Cup campaign against Italy at around 7:30 p.m.

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In a video posted by The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas’ Facebook page, the President was seen entering the Gilas Pilipinas locker room with Sen. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go.

“We are here to give you the spirit to fight, kaya natin to. [We can do this.],” he said “Basta ako para sa inyo andito ako. [I am here for all of you],” the President said.

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