Congratulations are in order for our very own Team Gilas Pilipinas for defeating Senegal last night in an overtime match. It is the Philippines' first victory at the FIBA World Cup in 40 years!
A representative from Malacanang Palace had this to say of Team Gilas: "Ikarangal natin ang tagumpay ng Gilas Pilipinas! Ipinakita ng ating mga manlalaro ang puso at hindi natitinag na determinasyong magwagi. Iyan din ang diwang nagtataguyod sa pag-unlad at pag-asenso ng ating bansa."
It might have been a non-bearing game, but it was victory for us Filipinos, nonetheless! Thank you, Max's Restaurant for supporting Gilas Pilipinas through! Mabuhay ang bawat Pilipino at mabuhay ang Team Gilas Pilipinas!