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WNBL expresses support for Gilas Women’s Asia Cup campaign


Three professional players from the Women’s National Basketball League-Pilipinas received requests from the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas to join Gilas Pilipinas Women’s bubble training for the 2021 FIBA Women’s Asia Cup. 

Pacific Water’s Snow Peñaranda, Parañaque’s Clare Castro, and Glutagence’s Khate Castillo were part of the Gilas Women pool for the continental meet, scheduled to take place from September 27-October 3 in Amman, Jordan.

The WNBL feels delighted for the trio, as the league expressed its unwavering support for the national team.

“The entire WNBL Pilipinas family is so proud to have Snow Peñaranda, Clare Castro, and Khate Castillo as part of the team that will represent the Philippines in the FIBA Women’s Asia Cup next month,” said Executive Vice President Rhose Montreal.

Currently, the 2021 Pia Cayetano WNBL season has paused due to the majority of Luzon coming under either Enhanced Community Quarantine or MECQ.

The league’s board will announce soon when action will resume.

Certainly though, Peñaranda, Castro, and Castillo will miss a good number of games. Gilas Women’s bubble training will begin on August 30 in a yet-to-be-announced venue.

Still, Montreal and the league feel excited to cheer on Gilas come the Asia Cup.

“On a personal level, I couldn’t be more excited to see our talented lady ballers to show what the Filipina is all about. Coming off Hidilyn Diaz’s ‘herstoric’ moment at the Tokyo Olympics,” said Montreal.

“I am hoping and praying that the ladies will have a successful showing at the FIBA Asia Cup. Laban Pilipinas!”

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