Marcos congratulates Gilas for winning against Saudi Arabia

Marcos congratulates Gilas for winning against Saudi Arabia

By Liezelle Soriano

PBBM hails Gilas Pilipinas (PNA)

MANILA – President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. has congratulated the Gilas Pilipinas for winning against Saudi Arabia in the FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers Game.

“Binabati natin ang Gilas Pilipinas sa kanilang panalo laban sa koponan ng Saudi Arabia sa naganap na FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers Game kagabi,” Marcos said.

Marcos personally watched the said game. The President arrived at MOA Arena while the match between Gilas and Saudi Arabia was in the third quarter.

“Kumpiyansa tayo na gagawin nila (Gilas) ang lahat ng kanilang makakaya para makapagdala ng karangalan sa bansa,” he said.

Gilas Pilipinas defeated Saudi Arabia in their game in the FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers with a score of 84-46. Jordan Clarkson starred for Gilas in the first home game.

Clarkson recorded 23 points, six assists, and five rebounds while Kai Sotto had 16 points, 13 rebounds, and four blocks.

Meanwhile, apart from Marcos, it was also seen in the live telecast that former President Rodrigo Duterte and several senators also watched to show support for the national team.

(ai/mtvn)

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