While the focus is on Gilas Pilipinas or the men’s national basketball team, do you know that a Kagay-anon is part of Perlas Pilipinas or the women’s national basketball team?

Twenty-one year old Marizze Andrea Beja Tongco plays the point guard position and has been in our national team since 2015. She played college ball at National University. During her first stint with the national team, she wore jersey #9 as shown below in the game against India during the FIBA-Asia Cup.

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Now, she’s wearing jersey #18 as the team prepares for the Fiba Women’s Asia Cup set July 23-29, 2017 in Bangalore, India and the Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia next month.

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The next time you watch a game by Perlas Pilipinas, cheer for our fellow Kagay-anon…

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