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October 08, 2015, Thursday
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  • PCG suspects the missing yatch ‘Europa’ heading to Vigan last week may have sunk in the South China Sea. 10 hours ago |
  • Sen. Bongbong Marcos says his mother has always wanted him to be president since he was 3 years old. 10 hours ago |
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  • DOJ forms a panel to investigate the INC leaders who had allegedly detained Ex-Min. Isaias Samson & his family. 11 hours ago |
  • GPH Peace Panel Head Miriam Coronel-Ferrer hopes Congress can tackle BBL before the APEC meeting in Nov. 11 hours ago |
  • MILF Chief Peace Negotiator Mohagher Iqbal urges Pres. Aquino to certify as urgent the measure on proposed BBL. 11 hours ago |
  • Duterte will reportedly announce on Saturday his decision on whether or not he will run for president. 11 hours ago |
  • Vice President Jejomar Binay to announce his running mate on Friday. 11 hours ago |
  • MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino resigns from his post. 11 hours ago |
  • Former Senator Joker Arroyo passes away at 88 in the United States. 16 hours ago |
  • Senate session hall can’t be used for Binay-related probe as it is being used for budget hearings. 16 hours ago |
  • 25th Senate hearing on allegations vs. Binay won’t push through on Thurs. allegedly due to lack of venue. 16 hours ago |
  • Gabriela party-list files a resolution seeking a House probe on alleged use of women as sex objects at LP event in Laguna. 16 hours ago |
  • Fatalities due to tropical storm ‘Kabayan’ rises to 4. 16 hours ago |
  • Postponement of Ex-Chief Justice Corona’s case at Court of Tax Appeals’ 2nd division is due to the TRO issued by CTA en banc. 18 hours ago |
  • Fmr. Chief Justice Renato Corona’s arraignment at Court of Tax Appeals postponed anew & reset to Dec. 9, 2015. 18 hours ago |
  • Sen. Bongbong Marcos says a vice president should be able to work with any president even if they have conflicting views. 18 hours ago |
  • Sen. Bongbong Marcos says he will announce his candidate for president on Saturday. 18 hours ago |
  • Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao considers running as an independent senatorial candidate. 18 hours ago |
  • Over 250 dengue cases reported in Albay since January this year. 18 hours ago |
  • 10 of 14 victims in collision of 2 vans along Macapagal Blvd. taken to San Juan De Dios Hospital in Pasay City. 18 hours ago |
  • 14 injured in a collision between an armored van & a ‘colorum’ Urvan van along Macapagal Blvd. in Paranaque City. 18 hours ago |
  • Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao to retire from boxing if he will win as senator. 18 hours ago |
  • Tolentino says sorry to LP, Roxas, Rep. Agarao, women’s groups & his own mother who was offended by the lewd dance number. 18 hours ago |
  • Tolentino says as the highest official present during the LP event, he failed to stop the indecent performance of the girl group on stage. 18 hours ago |
  • Tolentino asks for understanding & apologizes to everyone he offended when he failed to stop the girl group’s lewd dance in Laguna. 18 hours ago |
  • Tolentino asks LP to remove him from its senatorial line-up. 18 hours ago |
  • Violation of Magna Carta of Women & Code of Conduct & Ethical Standards filed vs. Tolentino at Ombudsman. 18 hours ago |
  • Labor groups sue MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino over a girl group’s lewd dance at LP event. 19 hours ago |

Lee, Lassiter make PH Gilas pool

By Ronnie Nathanielsz | Mar. 01, 2014 at 12:01am

GILAS Pilipinas head coach Chot Reyes has added Petron Blaze swingman Marcio Lassiter and Rain Or Shine backcourt star Paul Lee to the national pool, from which the team for the FIBA World Cup, which opens in late August will be selected.

Making a return to the roster are Greg Slaughter and Jared Dilinger, who were with the pool that trained for the FIBA Asia Championships last August, in which the Gilas team finished runners-up to Iran and qualified for a place in the coveted World Cup after 40 long and agonizing years.

Chot Reyes

Reyes told Manila Standard that he is “very happy” with the line-up he has, because Lassiter “gives us a lot of flexibility since he can play the 1, 2 or 3 spots, while Lee and the returning Dillinger give me size in the backcourt.”

The Manila Standard ran the story of the choice of Lassiter and Lee earlier this week, even as Reyes announced than that the Gilas Pilipinas national team will begin practice for the World Cup on Monday, with two players, who were not in the original pool being added to the roster.

Reyes said then he was hoping to add Petron Blaze swingman Lassiter and Rain or Shine backcourt star Lee to the training pool, while bringing back Dillinger, who was out initially because of an injury in a vehicular accident as well as Ginebra center Greg Slaughter.

Meantime, Reyes said he is waiting for the go-signal from the PBA as to when the team can begin practice on a regular basis, considering the short time available before facing the big names in international basketball in the World Cup.

Reyes also said that “it’s almost a certainty” that he will make some changes in the lineup for the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, which will take place not long after the World Cup.

He mentioned the name of the “Best Player” in the recently concluded PBA Philippine Cup in Mark Barroca of San Mig Coffee, who had an amazing series and “perhaps another shooter” and others, so as not to allow South Korea, which will also be seeing action in the World Cup, to feel comfortable thinking the Philippines will field the same team.

Several followers of the fortunes of Gilas Pilipinas, who came out in their thousands to support the team during the FIBA Asia Championship in August, have mentioned that the PBA should appreciate the fact that players like Marc Pingris, shooting star Jeff Chan, big men Junmar Fajardo and Japeth Aguilar had benefited substantially from their stint with Gilas Pilipinas.

Reyes also mentioned that naturalized center Marcus Douthut is also in town and ready to begin practice with the 16-man pool.



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