Congress ready to help Gilas
The Congress is ready to help Gilas Pilipinas on its cause in carving the rest of the Philippines in the basketball map—that is the basketball world.
Just like what others believe, Antipolo Rep. Robbie Puno wonders if Marcus Douthit was able to play in the gold match against Iran, the outcome would have been different.
Puno wants to file a bill asking for additional naturalized players to add size on the small lineup of Filipinos.
The Antipolo Representative made powerhouse teams Lebanon and Qatar examples, which has three naturalized players.
Qatar has Jarvis Hayes, Trey Johnson and Boney Watson while Lebanon has Loren Woods, Joe Vogel and Jackson Vroman.
If Gilas has two naturalized players, there’s a chance for the Filipinos to reclaim the lost glory and Asia and perhaps, to be recognized as one of the top teams in the world. (Chris Capulso)
GM So intensifies Fide World Cup campaign
Filipino GM Wesly So continues to storm the Fide World Cup in Tromso Norway after beating his Ukrain counterpart to strengthen his campaign in the second round of the tournament.
So have to spend 45 movies before Alexander Ipatov yielded to the Filipino sensation.
With the win, So only needs a draw in his next game to assure himself of a slot in the second round of the world cup. (Rommel Fuertes)