Palace lauds PH hosting of 2023 FIBA World Cup
Malacañang announced on Sunday that the country will host FIBA World Cup in 2023 together with Indonesia and Japan.
“We thank everyone for their tireless dedication and hard work to make this hosting possible. It will be a great opportunity for basketball-loving country like the Philippines to show to the world our love for the sports and our unity as a people,” Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said in a statement.
“Together, let us make the 2023 FIBA World Cup in the Philippines a great success,” Roque added.
Meanwhile, Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said that the upcoming event marks the “re-emergence and rising prominence” of the country when it comes to international sports.
“Winning the bid to host FIBA 2023 World Cup together with Japan and Indonesia marks the country’s re-emergence and rising prominence in the world of international sports,” Andanar said in a separate statement.
Andanar said that hosting the FIBA 2023 World Cup would help increase the number of tourists and add “stimulus” to businesses and investments.
“We laud the initiative, hard work, and commitment of the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas and Mr. Manny V. Pangilinan in championing the country in securing he coveted games,” the communications secretary said.
“We are looking forward to #PrayLouderIn2023,” Andanar added.
The FIBA 2023 World Cup is set to commence in Manila, Okinawa, and Jakarta with group stages to be played in the said venues. /je
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