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    Monday, October 13, 2014

    Featured Article: Standing proud, Resiliency key in Gilas Pilipinas’ hoops success

    Inspite of  the disappointing finish in the recently concluded  2014 Incheon Asian Games in South Korea, one cannot deny the fact that Gilas Pilipinas definitely left an indelible mark in the global hoops scene by showing the world what Filipino basketball is all about.

    From their camp in Miami, Florida to prepare for the FIBA World Cup last August, Gilas Pilipinas head coach Vincent “Chot” Reyes already emphasized the need for the entire team to make key stops on the defensive end.

    As it was, everybody saw how defense became the name of the game for Gilas, a team that continues to train its sights towards regaining basketball supremacy in Asia

    Gilas players’ resilience and strong desire to win have been on full display every time they took on the court with the words “Pilipinas” emblazoned across their chests.

    Seeing how Gilas Pilipinas captain Jimmy Alapag and fellow court generals LA Tenorio and Paul Lee, made life miserable for the opposing teams’ point guards, hounding them non-stop despite giving away a few inches in height. Defensive specialists Gabe Norwood, Marc Pingris—who shrugged off a foot injury—Ranidel de Ocampo, and Jared Dillinger went all out and took turns shadowing the other team’s best scorers, embodying the team’s #LabanKungLaban spirit while running after loose balls and keeping possessions alive for the squad. And then there were Cebuano behemoth June Mar Fajardo and naturalized center Marcus Douthit, who manned the paint for the Filipinos, banged bodies with other big men, and showed their might underneath the basket.

    However, the players’ ability to keep dishing their A-games day in, day out faced a serious threat as back-breaking playing schedules and rigid training regimens took a toll on their health. What kept them in tiptop condition and motivated to keep fighting, aside from the overwhelming support of millions of basketball-crazy Filipinos, was the overall immunity protection they got from Conzace multivitamins.

    For Gilas Pilipinas—a group of men recognized as the modern-day heroes of Philippine basketball—great defense makes all the difference in overcoming odds and reaching for success, a virtue that it shares together with Conzace multivitamins. Our boys fought their hearts out every single game, brandishing their signature #LabanKungLaban defense each time they stepped on the floor with millions of Filipinos rallying behind them. Truly, what they’ve achieved in Incheon cannot be really measured by whether they’ve won a medal or went home empty-handed. Gilas Pilipinas’ triumph was all a story of battling through adversity to protect the one thing that kept them fighting: every Filipino’s heart.


    Conzace, the official multivitamins of Gilas Pilipinas, powers Filipinos with stronger immunity and is proven in lab tests to activate more immunity cells than Vitamin C alone. Visit https://www.facebook.com/conzace or www.conzace.com to know more about Conzace
    United Laboratories (Unilab) is the country’s largest and leading pharmaceutical and healthcare company with over 300 over-the-counter, prescription, and personal care brands. Over 60 years of experience, Unilab has remained consistent in giving the best value in healthcare to Filipinos. For more information, you may visit http://www.unilab.com.ph/

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