We’re back in Asian Games

first_imgCarpio 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 LATEST STORIES “Time is really short. That is also the reason why Rain or Shine became the core of the team. They are familiar with me and I’m familiar with them,” said Guiao.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs MOST READ Thus, the SBP will revert to its original plan of sending the core of the Rain or Shine squad, to be reinforced by cadets Ricci Rivero and Kobe Paras and pros Christian Standhardinger of San Miguel Beer and Paul Lee of Star.“We’d like to thank boss RSA (SMC top honcho Ramon S. Ang) because his marching orders were to lend players that the Asian Games team needed,” said SMC sports director Alfrancis Chua.NLEX bench strategist Yeng Guiao will head the team, which will have as its pool Rain or Shine mainstays Raymond Almazan, Gabe Norwood, Chris Tiu, Maverick Ahanmisi, James Yap and Beau Belga, Asi Taulava of NLEX, Poy Erram of Blackwater, TNT’s Don Trollano, and Global Port’s Stanley Pringle.“We know there’s always pressure when you play and coach for the country and we also know that it’s about sacrifice and service to the country,” said Guiao.Guiao will cut the 14-man pool to 12 before the team leaves for Jakarta on Aug. 14. Gilas Pilipinas sees action on Aug. 16.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Rare title series of blowout wins Peza offers relief to ecozone firms “We realized there is a strong clamor from our basketball fans and since we are the house of basketball, we [took] a look at it and [understood] what the clamor is and where it is coming from,” said POC president Ricky Vargas in a press conference that preceded Game 5 of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum.“It came from the hearts of our Filipino basketball fans,” added Vargas, also the current PBA chair, who stressed that Special Assistant to the President  Bong Go personally made a diplomatic appeal before the league and the SBP to reconsider its withdrawal from the Asian Games, which start Aug. 18.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’But a source told the Inquirer that the change of heart came from within the SBP, which realized it pulled out of the Games on the pull of emotion.Above other reasons made public, the source said the SBP’s pullout was fueled partly by Fiba’s harsh sanctions on the country after the July 2 brawl against Australia during a Fiba World Cup qualifying match at Philippine Arena. Once SBP officials sobered up on the Fiba sanctions, the clamor by the public became too difficult to ignore. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt took a loud clamor from fans and sports personalities, a diplomatic request and the realization of a mistake to put Gilas Pilipinas back in  the Asian Games.The Philippine Olympic Committee and the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas backtracked on an earlier announcement that it was withdrawing the men’s national team from the Asiad slated in Indonesia starting this month, saying that a very public clamor fueled the change of heart.ADVERTISEMENT ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk View commentslast_img

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