Batang Gilas offers up ‘payback’ for Gilas kuyas

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on May 16, 2017 06:48 PM
Batang Gilas offers up ‘payback’ for Gilas kuyas
RIGHT BACK AT YOU. Batang Gilas was at the venue during their day off to show support for their kuyas - exactly a day after the latter did the same for the former.

Yesterday, it was Gilas Pilipinas who took time out of their day off to show support to their little brothers.

On Tuesday, it was Batang Gilas’ turn to return the favor.





Even though they had no game scheduled for the day, the Philippine national youth team was at the Araneta Coliseum to cheer for their kuyas. “Parang payback lang po sa ginawa nila kahapon,” team captain Forthsky Padrigao said.

He then continued, “Para makita nila yung support namin para sa kanila.”

A day ago, Gilas had no game scheduled, but was present at the venue to show support for Batang Gilas.

As it turns out, Padrigao and company found the perfect opportunity to do exactly the same on their day off. “Kanina po kasing practice namin, nauna (ang Gilas), tapos nag-decide yung team management namin na manood na rin kami ngayon to support. Break din naman po kasi namin today,” he explained.

And so, Batang Gilas, who are staying at the Holiday Inn in Mandaluyong, travelled to the Araneta Coliseum.

And they are hoping they can do what their kuyas did for them yesterday. “Naging confidence boost po sa amin na nanood sila kasi nga po, malaking bagay na malamang nasa likod lang namin sila,” Padrigao expressed.


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