first_imgGrace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Gilas Pilipinas head coach Yeng Guiao on Wednesday was still unsure whether Ravena would be allowed by Ateneo and its coach Tab Baldwin to join Gilas training.The multititled PBA mentor also explained why Gilas decided to wait before announcing Ravena’s inclusion in the pool.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“The player that we’re not sure if he’s going to show up tomorrow (Thursday) is Thirdy, our 15th man. We did not release his name right away because we had to go through a process of asking permission first from Ateneo and from coach Tab.Guiao had reportedly said that Ravena, one of the best collegiate players today, could make his Gilas debut in the sixth and final window of the Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers as a replacement for either of the two injured players in Troy Rosario and Raymond Almazan. View comments Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Rosario is still recovering from a deformed nose while Almazan is sidelined with an ankle injury.“The problem is not if they’re going to make it to the game on time, it’s if they can catchup and still get substantial practice and have regular practice with us for at least two weeks. So that’s the problem,” Guiao said Wednesday night.“Because if the problem is if they’re to be available by February 21, it’s likely that they will be available but are they going to be ready? So that is the situation.”Gilas, which is in survival mode after going 1-3 in its last four games in the qualifiers, goes on the road to face Qatar on February 21 and Kazakhstan four days later to cap off its World Cup bid.The 22-year-old Ravena is coming off a spectacular UAAP season last month after leading Ateneo to its second straight championship.ADVERTISEMENT Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Thirdy Ravena, the Philippine national team pool’s 15th man, attended his first practice on Thursday night at Meralco Gym.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Pacquiao-Broner title bout draws 400,000 PPV buys Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES MOST READlast_img


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