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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Jun 7, 2016

TV5 Presents 'The Gilas Road To Glory' With The Philippine Team Vs. Iran, In Preparation For The Fiba Olympic Qualifying Tournament & Rio De Janeiro Olympic Games

THERE’S NO DOUBT that TV5 is the country’s premier sports channel bringing us viewers the best sports events all over the world. In “The Gilas Road to Glory”, it is now bringing the heat back on for basketball fans as the days come closer for the most awaited FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in preparation for the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games.

Before the judgment days on July 5 to 10, the Philippine team is in for a series of tune up events including a faceoff with Asia’s powerhouse team, Iran, in “The Gilas Road to Glory” on June 8. This will be held at the SMART Araneta Coliseum and will be broadcast live on TV5.

Gilas triumphed over the mighty and towering Iranian contenders with a score of 87-73 in last year’s FIBA Asia Championship 2015 and their faceoff in the coming “Road to Glory” would be their first showdown after that historic game. “Gilas Road to Glory” is in preparation for the FIBA OQT that will decide the remaining slots for the Men’s Basketball event in the most coveted RIO 2016 Olympic Games.

Pinoy basketball fans will surely enjoy watching live the mighty Gilas home court heroes as they go head to head with the Iranian team who gave them their hard earned victory during the FIBA Asia Championship. Tickets for the “Gilas Road to Glory: Philippines vs. Iran” exciting special match are now on sale through Ticketnet outlets. Will Gilas Pilipinas beat Iran this time. Don’t miss our own formidable team as it plays against the powerhouse team from Iran. Catch the live action on TV5 and updates at Sports5.ph.LABAN PILIPINAS!