Fan reaction mixed as Duterte weighs in on Gilas' World Cup bid

Aug 7, 2019
PHOTO: Jerome Ascano

THE statement of President Duterte about Gilas Pilipinas in the Fiba Basketball World Cup drew mixed reactions from netizens.

Duterte on Tuesday came out with controversial comments about Gilas Pilipinas, saying the team doesn’t stand a chance against Italy, but sees a possible victory over Angola in the Fiba Basketball World Cup.

“Problema kalaban natin Italy. Wala. Walang laban. China na lang tayo pumusta,” Duterte said.

“We will lose dito. Italy, ang lalaki ng mga g*g*ng ‘yan. Ang sunod natin, Angola, eto puwedeng ilibing buhay,” Duterte said.

Duterte though hinted he will be watching the games which will be held in China.

The reception was mixed, with others saying Duterte was merely motivating the team.

Others say Duterte was just being honest.

A few also disagreed.

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