Mabuhay Gilas Pilipinas!

And yes, one of those moments when we truly feel the unity and real pride of being a certified Filipino! Gilas Pilipinas won against South Korea in the FIBA Asia 2013 Semi Finals and you’re seeing it right – they’re going to the Finals versus Iran and did get a spot in the 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain.

Team Gilas worked very hard for this victory and there’s got to be more tomorrow against Iran. It wasn’t an easy battle as they say but what did matter was they played hard enough to attain the success, outlast Korea and push it to the World Cup.

It was a very heartwarming victory, our great players crying their hearts out due to the unexplained happiness they feel. Time stopped for a minute before the buzzer cut the game and end it; right then and there, it’s clear… Team Gilas won against South Korea, Semi Finals has been entirely ours.

Nothing did come easy after losing the game against Taiwan, some of us felt it’s done and nothing could ever fire the momentum up again. The whole team took it as a challenge and fought back – so here we are now outlasted the Semi Finals, welcoming ourselves to the best of the Final Round tomorrow.

Congratulations, Gilas Pilipinas!!

Author: shainnehostalero

Shainne Hostalero, MDC is a social entrepreneur (owner and founder of Happy Shift PH), a communication scholar, and a writer.

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