Statement on the historic gold medal win of Gilas Pilipinas at the 19th Asian Games

Photo Courtesy of REUTERS/Marko Djurica

With immense pride and joy, we stand united with the entire Filipino nation in celebrating this historic moment. Gilas Pilipinas has accomplished something truly extraordinary, securing our country’s first Asian Games basketball gold medal in 61 years, leaving an indelible mark in the annals of sports history.

This landmark victory is a testament to the unwavering spirit and dedication of our national athletes, who have displayed remarkable skill, teamwork, and resilience throughout this journey. Their hard work and determination have borne fruit, bringing honor and glory to our nation.

We extend our heartfelt congratulations and gratitude to every member of Gilas Pilipinas, their coaches, and the entire support staff who played an integral role in this exceptional achievement. You have made our country proud, and your victory will serve as an enduring inspiration for generations of Filipino athletes striving for excellence.

Mabuhay ang Gilas Pilipinas! Mabuhay ang atletang Pilipino! (Office of Speaker Martin Romualdez)