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Smart Pixel Samsung Galaxy Promo


Smart presents the Pixel Galaxy Promo where you can win twelve (12) Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. It’s easy to join, just go to and allow the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Facebook Promo App to access your profile, you will be given 20 credits to play the Samsung Galaxy Tab game by unlock pixels in order to win a Samsung Galaxy Tab or Samsung E1080 handsets.

You can earn more credits by referring friends to join the promo, more credits mean more chances to win in the game. And even if you don’t win in the game by unlocking the pixels, you can still win in the raffle draw.

Promo Period: September 21 – October 21, 2011

Grand Raffle – 1 Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 (2 winners)
Samsung Galaxy Tab Game – 10 Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1’s and 10 Samsung E1080 handsets

Join Now at Smart Pixel Galaxy Promo

My Smart Gilas Journey


The first time I shot the Smart Gilas Pilipinas team was an Exhibition game against Powerade Team Pilipinas on October 2009. View pics here Smart Gilas vs Powerade Team Pilipinas. Smart Gilas trashed the Powerade Team Pilipinas composed of PBA players and from there I became a big fan of Smart Gilas and knew that the program will flourish but I also knew that it will not happen overnight.

Coach Rajko Toroman

Then from there since I was already shooting in the PBA, I also photographed some of the Smart Gilas games and here I saw that the Smart Gilas players who have no professional experience are already at par with the PBA players as they finished 3rd place in the PBA Commissioners Cup. View some of my Smart Gilas in the PBA pics here Smart Gilas vs Derby Ace Llamados and Smart Gilas vs San Miguel

Mac Baracael

After their PBA stint, Philippines hosted the 2011 FIBA Asia Champions Cup where Smart Gilas played against teams from Asia with 2 Imports each. This tournament showed how far the Smart Gilas program has become against powerhouse teams from Asia. This is also my first time to shoot an International Tournament. View some pics here Smart Gilas vs Duhok Photos | Smart Gilas vs Jordan Photos | Smart Gilas vs Syria Photos | Smart Gilas vs Qatar Photos

JV Casio

Then my most memorable shoot with Smart Gilas was versus the NBA All-Stars during the Smart Ultimate All-Star Weekend, this was a dream come true, shooting NBA stars against our Philippine National Basketball Team. A once in a lifetime event that I was truly grateful to shoot. I have not posted all my pictures from the event since I shot so many photos but here’s the Smart Gilas vs NBA Photos Set 1

Derrick Rose vs Marcio Lassiter

Then the last 2 games that I shot was the Smart Gilas Exhibition Games against Qatar and Jordan before they left for Wuhan, China. View the Smart Gilas Exhibition pics here Smart Gilas vs Qatar Photos | Smart Gilas vs Jordan Photos

Next time, I hope I am able to shoot Smart Gilas in an International Tournament in another Country.

Japeth Aguilar

Even though I was disappointed with the way the team ended the 2011 FIBA Asia Championship, I think that this current team laid the foundation for our next Philippine National Basketball Team, I just hoped we learned a lot in those three years of the Smart Gilas program and apply everything that we have learned. My favorite coach, Rajko Toroman may or may not be extended but I will continue to Support the next Smart Gilas team!

Thank you to all the Players, Coaching Staff and all the people who contributed to the team in any way, specially to Smart and MVP.

Thank you to those who visited my sites about Smart Gilas
Smart Gilas Latest News and Updates
Smart Gilas Pilipinas Photos

Thank you Smart Gilas Pilipinas!

Extend Coach Rajko Toroman

Coach Rajko Toroman

Smart Gilas Pilipinas ends the FIBA Asia Championship with a big 2 point loss to Korea. Even though we only placed 4th in the 2011 FIBA Asia, the team had a good run in this tournament. And we give credit to Coach Rajko Toroman who placed the system and challenged our players to adopt to a different style of basketball. Now that his contract is ending, I think we should retain Toroman for at least 2-3 more years.

Who wants Coach Rajko Toroman to still coach the Smart Gilas team?

Recipe in order to beat China


We are down to the Top 8 teams. All games starting the quarterfinals will be knockout games. I am an optimist and I give my all out support for our National Basketball Team, Smart Gilas. Watching the games of China, I know they are beatable but Smart Gilas should have an almost perfect game in order to beat China if they reach the finals.

Recipe in order to beat China:
– Less than 10 turnovers
– Around 7-10 three pointers
– 80% Free Throw shooting
– 50% 2-point Field Goal
– Yi Jianlian must be in foul trouble
– More than 20 assists for Smart Gilas
– More than 8 steals
– More than 12 fast break points

My FIBA Asia Championship Predictions
Quarterfinals – Fri, September 23, 2011
Iran vs Jordan – 1:30pm (Winner Iran)
Japan vs Korea – 3:30pm (Winner Korea)
Chinese-Taipei vs Philippines – 6pm (Winner Philippines)
China vs Lebanon – 8pm (Winner China)

Semifinals – Sat, September 24, 2011
Iran vs Philippines (Winner Philippines)
Korea vs China (Winner China)

Finals – Sun, September 25, 2011
China vs Philippines (Winner Philippines)

Congratulations to JV Casio and the Smart Gilas players

2011 PBA Rookie Draft
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Robinsons Place Manila

JV Casio
Joseph Evans (JV) Casio picked 1st overall by Powerade Tigers

Chris Lutz
Chris Lutz picked 3rd by Petron Blaze Boosters

Marcio Lassiter
Marcio Lassiter picked 4th by Powerade Tigers

Mark Barroca
Mark Barroca picked 5th by Shopinas Clickers

Mac Baracael
Mac Baracael picked 6th by Alaska Aces

Jason Ballesteros picked 7th by Meralco Bolts

Dylan Ababou
Dylan Ababou picked 10th by Barako Bull