Gilas Pilipinas meets with Filipino community in Qatar ahead of crucial game

first_imgJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Filipinos came out and showed their support for Gilas during a meet and greet event Tuesday.And there’s no better way for Gilas to show its appreciation than winning. “They’re very excited especially with the way they’ve been treated by the Filipino community,” national team head coach Yeng Guiao said in an interview with ESPN5’s Charmie Lising, who is in Qatar.“Actually, it’s also one of the reasons why we really want to win. Not only that we want to make the people back in the Philippines happy but also make the Filipinos here in Qatar happy,”Guiao added in Filipino.Winning, however, has been a rarity for the Philippine team as of late after dropping three of its last four games.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history But if there’s a perfect time for Gilas to bounce back, it’s against Qatar.Its recent struggles hardly left the Nationals any room for error versus the Qataris with winning the only option if they want to keep their Fiba World Cup bid going.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Gilas Pilipinas is in Doha thousands of miles away from home as it prepares for a must-win duel against Qatar in the Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers.But just like in nearly any part of the globe, Filipino communities abroad make any place feel like home.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award WATCH: Retired Chris Tiu plays piano version of Queen’s ‘Love of my Life’ MOST READ LATEST STORIES Filipinos currently working and residing in Qatar are no exception as they reminded members of Gilas Pilipinas that they are certainly not alone in their battle on Friday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegelast_img read more