News Release

From Presidential Spokesperson Ernie Abella – On the 2023 FIBA World Cup hosting bid

The Philippines, together with Indonesia and Japan, will bid for the hosting rights for the 2023 FIBA World Cup.

President Duterte backs the FIBA World Cup to support the initiative of Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) Chairman Emeritus Manuel V. Pangilinan and SBP President Al Panlilio.

This hosting is very rare and it will unify the country and will have positive impact on basketball and tourism.