first_imgWinfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film “Afril could stay there, study and play there professionally,” said Aquino. “This is also for the future of Afril so I’m hoping more can be invited because Perlas can’t just play here in the Philippines but also outside.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Samahang Basketbol ng Piipinas elected to just send the TNT core with Andray Blatche and select Gilas Cadets to the men’s basketball tournament in Indonesia, with the women’s team excluded from the Philippine delegation.“You never know, well they say what we did here was an eye opener and maybe there will be call from SBP ‘let’s include the women’s team,’” added Aquino. “But that’s just hoping.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownDespite going 0-4 in the group stage, and failing to advance to the quarterfinals, Perlas, which was formed a few months before the tournament, had its moments against much-experienced teams.Afril Bernardino was the first to show up for the Philippines in a 12-10 loss to Germany. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Then, it was the Janine Pontejos show in the Philippines’ last two games. She hit five long balls for 13 points in a 21-17 loss to Spain.“The crowd gave me the energy and every time I made a shot they would all scream and of course when that happens my defense also improves,” said Pontejos in Filipino.Aquino added other teams from outside the country have shown interest in his players and he hopes the officials here in the Philippines could also follow suit.Bernardino, Gemma Miranda, and Alyanna Lim played as imports in Malaysia a few months before the 3×3 World Cup and the three are set to return for another run.Apart from her Malaysia stint, Bernardino also received an offer from a university team in Taiwan to not only play there but also study for a graduate degree.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBOCAUE, Bulacan—After getting its own spotlight in the world stage, the Philippine women’s national basketball team thinks it’s time for Perlas Pilipinas to be included in the Philippine delegation to the 2018 Asian Games.“Well, we’re hoping that they could finally notice us and give us a chance and maybe get us into the Asian Games in the last minute,” said head coach Pat Aquino in Filipino Sunday at Philippine Arena after Perlas’ loss to Hungary, 18-15, in the group stage.ADVERTISEMENT Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Alaska on a roll Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding LATEST STORIES DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations View commentslast_img read more