Gilas rising star Terrence Romeo bares qualities he's looking for in his Juliet
Gilas new boy Terrence Romeo won the hearts of Taiwanese fans with his impressive play in the 37th Jones Cup basketball tournament. Dodo Catacutan

LADIES, young and old, and yes, that includes Taiwanese courtside reporter Jenny Yu, take note.

Flamboyant Gilas Pilipinas stalwart Terrence Romeo clearly knows the qualities she’s looking for in a woman, and one thing he considers a plus point is for her to share the same passion he has for the game.

“Plus point pag mahilig sa basketball,” Romeo shared to “Kasi siyempre yun ‘yung sports ko. ‘Yun ang buhay ko, di ba?

“Mas nauna ko siyang gusto (basketball) kesa sa kanya, kaya dapat maintindihan niya ‘yun at matanggap niya lahat ng ako.”

The former UAAP MVP from Far Eastern University recently captured the fancy and hearts of Taiwanese basketball fans following his scintillating performance with Gilas Pilipinas team in the 37th Jones Cup.

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Romeo was the hands-down darling of the tournament, so much so that Yu, the charming local who does the courtside interviews for the meet, mustered enough courage and asked Terrence at the end of her post-game interview heard inside the entire Xinzhuang Stadium, “Can I be your Juliet?”

The GlobalPort star player was left blushing but refused to reply to the proposal, and instead, extended his appreciation for the continuous support of Filipino fans to Gilas.

Aside for having a deep love for the game, Romeo added the woman of his dream should also be ‘mabait, understanding, and God-fearing.’

But sorry to break the ladies’ hearts, , Terrence said he’s not looking for a partner at the moment.    

“(Pero) hindi kasi ako naghahanap, eh,” he said with a smile.

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