Gilas practice moved to Meralco after Ateneo bomb threat

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine national team Gilas Pilipinas moved its usual Monday night practice to the Meralco Gym in Ortigas after Ateneo de Manila University received a bomb threat on Monday morning, March 28.

Gilas has been practicing every Monday this year at the Moro Lorenzo Sports Center inside the Ateneo campus in Katipunan.

The bomb threat Monday forced students and employees to evacuate, with classes and work in all levels suspended for the day. The university was declared safe at around 2 pm.

The national team, which is preparing to fight for a spot in the Rio Olympics via the 2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifier this July, resumes practice after a break last week due to PBA games scheduled on Monday, March 21 right before the Holy Week. –