Gilas Pilipinas arrived in China on Thursday afternoon, two days after the 2019 FIBA World Cup tips off
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Gilas Pilipinas now in China for FIBA World Cup mission
Luisa Morales (Philstar.com) - August 29, 2019 - 1:23pm

MANILA, Philippines — Gilas Pilipinas has landed in Guangzhou, China, two days before the 2019 FIBA World Cup kicks off.

The Filipino cagers arrived in China Thursday afternoon after wrapping up their World Cup preparations in the Philippines.

The 12-man roster along with head coach Yeng Guiao are set to begin their World Cup campaign when they face Italy on Saturday.

President Rodrigo Duterte is also in China to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping for his fifth visit to the country.

Duterte will watch Gilas Pilipinas' game against the Italians on Saturday.

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