Filipino defense takes the spotlight as Gilas Pilipinas battles Asia’s best in Incheon


Fresh from the rousing success of notching the Philippines’ first win in 40 years in the FIBA World Cup, Gilas Pilipinas takes on yet another formidable task as it squares up against Asia’s elite basketball squads at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea.

Focus immediately shifted on how Gilas Pilipinas’ defensive tenacity will translate to wins and eventually advance the entire nation’s dreams of capturing a gold medal at the Asian Games. This came shortly after the Filipino squad kicked off their Asiad campaign with an 85-76 demolition of India last Tuesday. Once again, the team showcased its patented #LabanKungLaban defense, as it torched the opposition from the opening buzzer and never looked back until the final seconds of the match to book its first win.

Defense has become the name of the game for Gilas Pilipinas, a team that has kept its eyes on regaining basketball supremacy in Asia. The players’ resilience and strong desire to win has been on full display every time they take on the court with the words “Pilipinas” emblazoned across their chests. They have also been very thankful for the inspiration and all-out support they’ve been getting from legions of Filipinos all over the world who continue to rally behind them in their quest for basketball greatness.

In behalf of the team, Marc Pingris sincerely extends his gratitude for the all out support that the team has been getting from everyone. “Gusto ko po pala magpasalamat sa inyo, sa suporta niyo, at sa pagppray niyo at sinamahan niyo kami sa laro namin. Mabuhay kayo! Maraming maraming salamat po mula sa puso. Thank you.”

For the Gilas team, the limelight belongs to the crowd who has ever been supportive of their games. Head Coach of Gilas Pilipinas Chot Reyes says, “Sa ating mga taga subaybay at taga suporta sa Gilas at sa lahat ng mga Pilipino, maraming maraming salamat.”

However, the players’ ability to keep dishing their A-games day in, day out now faces a serious threat as back-breaking playing schedules and rigid training regimens take a toll on their health. What keeps them in tiptop condition and motivated to keep fighting, aside from the overwhelming support of millions of basketball-crazy Filipinos, is the overall superior immunity protection they’ve been getting from Conzace multivitamins.

Proven better than just Vitamin C, Conzace helps strengthen Gilas Pilipinas players’ defense against illness by activating the body’s immunity cells to combat viruses and bacteria.

Gilas Pilipinas believes that great defense can make all difference in winning against opponents, a virtue that it shares together with Conzace multivitamins. With this in mind, we can all surely expect that our boys in Incheon will come out ready to brandish their signature #LabanKungLaban defense as they protect the one thing that keeps them fighting: every Filipino’s heart.


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Filipino defense takes the spotlight as Gilas Pilipinas battles Asia’s best in Incheon