MANILA, Philippines – Pinoy celebrities reacted joyfully to Gilas Pilipinas’ win over South Korea to earn a bid for the Championship Round in the 27th FIBA Asia.
Even President Noynoy Aquino expressed his pride being a Filipino through his official Twitter account. Twitter was flooded with #GilasPilipinas tweets from all over the country for the decisive win the Pinoy ballplayers demonstrated.
Incidentally, South Korea has been a friendly country to Pinoys with South Korean telenovelas conspicuously aired during primetime TV. Who could forget “Jewel in the Palace,” “Queen Seon Deok,” “Jumong,” and “Lie to Me”? There are also various South Korean investors in the country, and students in schools too.
The championship would be between the Philippines and Iran (PHI vs IRI). The winner of the 27th FIBA Asia championship would earn a chance to compete in the world tournament in Spain.
The triumph of Gilas Pilipinas was a historic feat that everyone is so ecstatic about.
Meanwhile, Robert “Bobby” Jaworski, former basketball superstar, challenged Gilas Pilipinas to be the champions. There is only one game keeping them away from the championship, and that would be the championship game against Iran.
Here are reactions and tweets of celebrities about the momentous occasion.
Should Gilas Pilipinas win in the championship round against Iran, it would be another day of rejoicing in a country where majority are music lovers and basketball lovers.