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Support Gilas Pilipinas in the FIBA Asia Championship


27th FIBA Asia Championship from August 1-11, 2013 at the Mall of Asia Arena. Watch the games live and show your support for Gilas Pilipinas!

Preliminary Round Schedule
Game 1: Philippines vs Saudi Arabia
Thu, August 1, 8:30pm, Mall of Asia Arena

Game 2: Philippines vs Jordan
Fri, August 2, 8:30pm, Mall of Asia Arena

Game 3: Philippines vs Chinese-Taipei
Sat, August 3, 8:30pm, Mall of Asia Arena

FIBA Asia Championship Ticket Prices:
Aug 1, 2 and 3, 2013 Evening Games
PATRON A Reserved Seats – P1,500
PATRON B Reserved Seats – P1,200
LOWER BOX A Reserved Seats – P800
LOWER BOX B Reserved Seats – P500
UPPER BOX Reserved Seats – P175

Tickets available at SM Ticket Outlets or visit

Gilas Pilipinas Roster
Jayson Castro
LA Tenorio
Jimmy Alapag
Larry Fonacier
Jeff Chan
Gary David
Marc Pingris
Gabe Norwood
Marcus Douthit
June Mar Fajardo
Ranidel De Ocampo
Japeth Aguilar

Head Coach: Chot Reyes

More info at 2013 FIBA Asia Championship

Support Gilas Pilipinas! Laban Pilipinas!

Yao Ming in Manila Photos


Yao Ming and the Shanghai Sharks is in Manila for a couple of Exhibition Games against Gilas Pilipinas and a PBA Team Selection. A press conference was held last May 5, 2013 at the Solaire Resort & Casino.

Yao Ming said he will not play due to an injury and he does not have a Shanghai Sharks jersey anymore

Philippines-China Basketball Exhibition Games on May 6 at MOA Arena and May 7 at Smart Araneta Coliseum

Shanghai Sharks Basketball Team



Watch the Smart Gilas vs Shanghai Sharks on May 6 at Mall of Asia Arena and PBA Selection vs Shanghai Sharks on May 7 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Smart Gilas 2 vs Qatar Photos

Smart Gilas 2 vs Qatar Tune-up Game
Smart Gilas beats Qatar, 78-71
September 8, 2012
Ynares Sports Arena

After a long time, I was able to shoot a Smart Gilas game again. This was my first time to shoot the Smart Gilas 2.0, this was a tune-up game vs Qatar before the team left for Tokyo, Japan to compete in the FIBA Asia Cup. I was a little bit rusty since I have not been shooting sports for a while.

Special thanks to Team Manager Butch Antonio.

Go Smart Gilas! Laban Pilipinas!

LA Tenorio
LA Tenorio once again led Smart Gilas 2 to a win

Jared Dillinger
Jared Dillinger is a great addition to Smart Gilas 2

Matt Rosser
Almost a dunk by new recruit Matt Ganuelas Rosser

Marcus Douthit
Jumper by Marcus Douthit

Ateneo Players
Ateneo players in Smart Gilas 2: LA Tenorio, Larry Fonacier and Enrico Villanueva

Smart Gilas vs Qatar
Dunk by a player from Qatar

Smart Gilas 2 vs Qatar
Good luck to Smart Gilas!

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Congratulations Sinag Pilipinas!

Congratulations to Sinag Pilipinas National Basketball Team for winning the Gold Medal in the 2011 South East Asian Games (26th SEA Games) in Indonesia. Most of the players of Sinag Pilipinas will compose the next Smart Gilas team (Smart Gilas 2.0).

I hope someday I will be able to shoot the SEA Games, Asian Games and the Olympics.

Read: Sinag Pilipinas SEA Games Recap

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!

2011 FIBA Asia Championship

The Road to 2012 London Olympics starts here at the 2011 FIBA Asia Championship in Wuhan, China. Even though we hit a snag even before the start of the tournament when Chris Lutz and Marcio Lassiter were declared ineligible to play, the Philippine National Basketball Team is in good shape by beating UAE and Bahrain convincingly and even if we lost to China, we never backed down and had a good game specially in the 2nd half against the home team and against the tallest team in the FIBA Asia Tournament.

In the second round starting Monday, September 19, we go up against Jordan, Japan and Syria. I know we can beat these three teams (Only Japan team is playing strong) and if Smart Gilas wins all games in the 2nd round, we have a bigger chance of advancing to the semifinals by facing an opponent in the lower bracket in the quarterfinals then from there all games will be win or go home.

Read more about FIBA Asia Championship
Smart Gilas FIBA Asia Championship Roster
FIBA Asia Championship Smart Gilas 2nd Round Schedule

Smart Gilas vs Jordan Photos

Smart Gilas vs Jordan Exhibition Game
Smart Gilas beats Jordan, 80-71
September 10, 2011
Arena, San Juan

Kelly Williams
Slam Dunk by Kelly Williams

Marcus Douthit
Marcus Douthit led Smart Gilas with 17 points but fouled out with more than 2 minutes left in the 4th quarter

Marcio Lassiter
Marcio Lassiter contributed 16 points with a combination of inside and outside scoring

Ranidel de Ocampo
Ranidel de Ocampo wrestles with a Jordanian player

Mark Barroca
Mark Barroca with Coach Rajko Toroman at the back

Jimmy Alapag and Marcus Douthit
Point Guard Jimmy Alapag and Center Marcus Douthit

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