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Salamat MVP, Welcome New SBP Officers

SBP New Officers

Alfredo Panlilio has replaced Manuel V Pangilinan as SBP President while Senator Sonny Angara was named Chairman and Congressman Robbie Puno as Vice Chairman of the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas.

SBP starts search for next Gilas Pilipinas Head Coach


The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas or SBP created a search and screening committee for the next Gilas Pilipinas Head Coach composed of the following representatives from SBP, PBA and PBA D-League:
-SBP vice chairman Ricky Vargas
-PBA commissioner Chito Salud
-PBA chairman Patrick Gregorio

Congratulations MVP! Elected to the FIBA Central Board

Manuel V Pangilinan FIBA Central Board

SBP President Manuel V. Pangilinan has been elected to the International Basketball Federation’s (FIBA) Central Board, MVP will be part of the FIBA Board from 2014 until 2019. Let us also welcome, New FIBA President Horatio Muratore from Argentina.

Congratulations MVP and also to Dr. Raul Canlas (Medical Commission) and Atty. Aga Francisco (Legal Commission) who will also be part of FIBA.

Gilas Pilipinas First Practice

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Photos of the 1st Practice

Some message for Gilas Pilipinas

“We fought hard to get the hosting rights after 40 years. Thank you for being here. Let’s go to Spain” – SBP President Manny V Pangilinan

“Kung hindi ngayon, kailan? Kung hindi tayo, sino?” – PBA Commissioner Chito Salud

“Your country is behind you” – SBP Executive Director Sonny Barrios


Philippines to host FIBA Asia Championship in August 2013

Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) president Manny V Pangilinan (MVP) announced today that FIBA Asia has awarded the Philippines the rights to host the 2013 FIBA Asia Championship from August 1-13, 2013. The top 3 teams in the 2013 FIBA Asia Championship will qualify to play in the 2014 FIBA World Cup. The last time the Philippines hosted the FIBA Asia Championship was in 1973 or 40 years ago.

Congratulations SBP and MVP! This is great news for Smart Gilas, next problem is forming the best team and to prepare them in the next few months.