first_imgJimmy Alapag, who was part of the team that ended the Philippines’ curse to South Korea in 2013, put into words what Gilas players are probably feeling right now.No better feeling than getting the opportunity to represent our country!!! #PUSO 🏀❤️— Jimmy Alapag (@JAlapag3) August 9, 2017LA Tenorio, meanwhile, turned into a big fan—like most of those who witnessed Terrence Romeo’s mesmerizing performance against China—when talking about the sly guard.Grabe ka @tbvromeo!!! #Puso #LabanPilipinas— L.A Tenorio (@LA_Tenorio) August 9, 2017Romeo unleashed 26 points including eight of the Philippines last 12 points that put Gilas Pilipinas out of danger in the last four minutes of the game.He’s on his way to earning nick name of big shot Romeo of Asia @hoopnut @JAlapag3 @FIBA 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend — Manny V. Pangilinan (@iamMVP) August 9, 2017Ginebra coach Tim Cone, a former national team coach, also marveled at the Filipinos’ tenacity against their Asian rivals, saying Gilas Pilipinas is “ready for anyone.”READ: Gilas shatters Great WallHe also praised his player Japeth Aguilar, who made a big impact on the defensive end, with a team-best five blocks.Who’s next??? Bring ’em on!! Gilas is ready for anyone!ADVERTISEMENT Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Sweet win. Proud of Japeth. Chot coached brilliantly. Like all of us in the PBA, China didn’t know what to do with Terrence. Again, awesome!— Tim Cone (@manilacone) August 9, 2017Fellow players–some former members of the national team—also took to Twitter to share their excitement over the Filipinos’ strong start in the Fiba Asia Cup, where the country has finished second the past two editions. — Tim Cone (@manilacone) August 9, 2017 Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her READ: Philippines stuns China to open 2017 Fiba Asia Cup bidGilas Pilipinas was playing with an undermanned, All-Filipino roster with June Mar Fajardo sitting out with an injured calf and naturalized center Andray Blatche begging off a week before the tournament.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Perhaps the biggest cheerleader of Gilas Pilipinas was sportsman-businessman Manny V. Pangilinan, who couldn’t help but be proud of the Filipinos’ effort in the victory.What a great win tonight!Made more special with an all Filipino crew. Great job Team. Great job @coachot !— Manny V. Pangilinan (@iamMVP) August 9, 2017 Gilas Pilipinas hopes to sustain the momentum as it faces Iraq on Friday in the continuation of the group stages.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Terrence Romeo is taking over the clutch role that Jimmy Alapag left! #BigTimeClutchBaskets @tbvromeo @JAlapag3 #LetsGoPilipinas #Gilas— Vince Hizon (@VinceHizon12) August 9, 2017 The whole country was watching tonight, and rejoicing. Nakakatayo ng balahibo! And very proud of you. #PUSOADVERTISEMENT Pocari bucks 2-set hole, grounds Air Force to book Finals berth Helll f**king yea!!! I see you T-Romeo!!! Lil bro Balling! #PUSO— Asi Taulava (@agelessasi88) August 9, 2017 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano — sam daghlas (@samd13) August 9, 2017 Teen gunned down in Masbate Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES MOST READ Not surprised by @tbvromeo performance… I gotta guard that every day in practice!! 🕺🕺🕺🕺— mike cortez (@mikecortez_11) August 9, 2017 View comments Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo from Fiba.comSocial media exploded after the Philippines’ monumental victory over China Wednesday night in the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup in Beirut, Lebanon.The Filipinos showed tremendous heart and grit in beating the Asian champions, 96-87, at the start of the continental tilt and that fact did not escape the fans.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img

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