Cayetano: Gilas Victory Over China Politically Motivated

MANILA, Philippines — Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano on Thursday said that the valiant 96-87 victory of the Gilas Pilipinas against defending champions China was obviously ‘politically motivated’.

An undermanned Philippine national men’s basketball team stunned defending champions China, 96-87, to get off to a rousing start to its 2017 FIBA Asia Cup campaign on Wednesday at Nouhad Nawfal Sports Complex in Beirut, Lebanon.

Terrence Romeo erupted for 26 points as he drained cold-blooded shots that warded off the Chinese rally and kept Gilas Pilipinas afloat.

via Interaksyon.com

“So there are some whose political objective is to shame China. That’s why their basis is for or against China,” he said in a media conference after the game.

“Is your objective to shame China or confront them, or is your objective is to win the FIBA ASIA championship,” the secretary asked, referring to the baskets late in the game that Romeo made that sealed the fate of China.

Cayetano also revealed that the Department of Foreign Affairs has already issued a formal diplomatic apology for Calvin Abueva’s headbutt to China’s Li Gen.

“On behalf of our entire nation, I would like to apologize to our friends in China for Mr. Abueva’s unsportsmanlike actions last night,” the communique reads. “It may seem like a casus belli, but I want to assure everyone, especially our Chinese overlords, that it is not.”

In response to this, China wants the Philippines to avoid citing the FIBA Asia 2017 upset victory in any official statement that will be issued by President Rodrigo Duterte.

“Chinese officials asked us nicely to avoid any reference to the August 09, 2017 decision handed down by International Basketball Federation (FIBA) in Lebanon, which invalidated China’s attempted comeback in the fourth quarter,” Cayetano said.

He added, “The Philippines does not want to shame China as everybody would like to find a “peaceful resolution” to the issues hounding the region.”

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21 thoughts on “Cayetano: Gilas Victory Over China Politically Motivated

    • Cayetano Kumpanyero ng China…Nauna NagTulak in Closed Fist yun Li Gen or yun tsekwa kay Abueva, nanood ka ba talaga ng game in slo-mo?? NAG RETALIATE LNG SI ABUEVA..KAHIT SINO PINOY NA MARUNONG MAGBASKETBOL AY MAPIPIKON SA PAG BUBULLY AT HINDI AATRAS SA PAG RETALIATE…

    • Super sipsip at mukhang nangangatog sa takot!!! Yuck!!! Crazy!!! He has totally lost his mind!!! This is the end of his political career!!!

  1. what? diplomatic apology for unsportsmanlike foul?, kelangan diplomatic apology talaga?, napakasipsip nyo naman sa bansang china, kung ayaw nila masaktan o magulangan sa laro, wag nalang sila sumali sa physical contact sport, di ko sinabi na manakit tayo.. pero irelate mo ang basketball sa pulitika, anong kalokohan to?

  2. Napakagago nad taong ito. Pati basketball ginawang political! Wala ba kayong ibang gawin? Ano ba kayo, PILIPINO O chino. Besides, sino ba ang unang gumawa, eh, ibinigay lang ni Abueva ang bayad sa ginawa ng chino sa kanya!!! At ikaw cayetano kami ang mga pilipino ang nagsuweldo sa iyo! TANGA KA!

  3. Sports ang basketball
    Physical so why a diplomatic
    Apology. If you are an athlete
    Expect the worst and any apology….players to players na lang okey na

  4. Nothing political dapat! Bilog ang bola, and Gila’s won! Convincingly at Hindi one point lang. Let’s keep on winning and winning! That’s why you are called “Gilas.”

  5. tangina mo! Anong on behalf of Filipino baka ikaw lang, buti sana kung tayo ang nauna hooooo nakakapang-init ka ng ulo cayetano

  6. Question about a politically motivatwd win is outright horrendous. Our Gilas players are sportsmen. Our politicians are back here in our country. GILAS PILIPINAS won because they are better tgan China. Back in Changsha we were cheated. Now rhat we are in neutral grounds we gave redeemed ourselves. Apolguze to chiba? For what? Abueva’s reaction came inly after the UNSPORTSMANLIKE behaviour of the chinese player Li Gen. It us a jormal reactuon to make that player realize that he could never put one on us Filipinos. Mabuti pa si Abueva lumalaban ng harapan sa mga chekwa for RESPECT. EH ANG GOBYERNO NATIN “bahag” ang buntot! Humingi pa ng spology sa china! WTF!

  7. Tang Ang Inumin Mo koophal Cayetano. Halatado sa sipsip at secret agreement. Mag gago at mga taksil sa bayan. %'”&#&%$#)($5%'”&++(‘%$&$&)’$&63-“(@)’2)”%##&#–“%#&@+((@)$%##&+&’#58++@)&#&(“%%@)_(($(@

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