Perlas Pilipinas defends crown in Robredo Cup

The Discovery Perlas Pilipinas basketball team has been in the news lately.

From the Philippine Star:

Perlas Pilipinas defends crown in Jesse Robredo Memorial Cup
By Aldo Avinante (

MANILA, Philippines – Discovery Perlas Pilipinas gets a chance to defend its crown in the 2nd Discovery Women's Basketball Invitational from Aug 22-25 in Naga City.

"This will be a good exposure for the team before the FIBA Asia on October 27 and hopefully the SEA games," Perlas Pilipinas' assistant coach Gina Francisco told scribes in Wednesday's press conference at the Discovery Suites in Ortigas.

Also present during the presser were Perlas Pilipinas team manager Cynthia Tiu, league commissioner Noli Ayo, and Perlas Pilipinas players Joan Grajales and Melissa Jacob.

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From Manila Bulletin:

Robredo Cup Set
By Christian Jacinto

It’s now the turn of the Philippine women’s basketball team to take centerstage as it sees action in the second Discovery Women’s Basketball Invitational-Robredo Memorial Cup starting Aug. 22 in Naga City.

The event will serve as the country’s final tune-up before taking part in the FIBA Asia Championship in Bangkok, Thailand in October where the Nationals are hoping to produce a magical run just like what Gilas Pilipinas did in its own tournament recently.

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