PH netizens proud despite Gilas loss

Posted at 08/30/14 9:20 PM

MANILA - The Philippines may have lost its first match in the FIBA World Cup in 36 years to Croatia, but Filipinos were more than proud of their national team.

Croatia edged Gilas Pilipinas, 81-78, at the Palacio Municipal de Deportes San Pablo in Spain on Saturday, despite a valiant effort led by naturalized player Andre Blatche, Jimmy Alapag, and Jeff Chan.

Throughout the game, the phrase "Go Gilas" topped worldwide trends on the microblogging site Twitter, with several Filipino netizens voicing out their support for the team.

Several terms such as Gilas, Croatia, Blatche, Foul, Castro, and Jeff Chan then shot to the among the top local trends moments after the team's loss.