MANILA, Philippines - President Rodrigo Duterte will be Gilas Pilipinas’ No. 1 supporter when the Nationals compete in the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament at the MOA Arena from July 5-10.
Duterte has vowed all-out support to Team Phl and the country’s hosting of the blue-ribbon event during courtesy call by the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas through executive director Sonny
Barrios , legal consultant Aga Francisco and regional director Boy Cua. Barrios and Francisco flew to Davao to personally extend invitation of SBP president Manny V. Pangilinan to the incoming chief executive to grace the FIBA OQT.
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