Gilas Pilipinas speaks up on Pres. Duterte’s remark over FIBA World Cup

Gilas Pilipinas speaks up on Pres. Duterte’s remark over FIBA World Cup

- Gilas Pilipinas is now preparing for the 2019 FIBA World Cup

- Head coach Yeng Guiao has commented over the statement of President Rodrigo Duterte

- President Duterte said that Gilas has no chance in winning against Italy

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Gilas Pilipinas head coach Yeng Guiao has commented over the recent remark of President Rodrigo Duterte that the Philippine national team will lose against Italy.

KAMI learned that Gilas took the statement of the President as a challenge.

In a report by One News PH, Guiao said that they will be representing the Philippines the “best way” they can.

“Pinakamagandang approach diyan is to look at it as a challenge. Just keep believing in what you can do,” Guiao said.

“Whatever happens naman, we have to represent the Philippines the best way we can,” he added.

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As reported by ABS-CBN News, the Philippine national team is gearing up for the 2019 FIBA World Cup. Gilas defeated Congo during the tune-up game. The Philippines also won over the Ivory Coast during an exhibition game.

In a previous report by KAMI, President Duterte said that he will be watching the FIBA during his trip to China.

He mentioned that the Philippines has no chance of winning against the big players of Italy. However, he believes that Gilas could defeat Angola.

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