SBP continues to work on World Cup hosting amid COVID-19 pandemic

Nonetheless, they are still working with FIBA and FIBA Asia stakeholders on various issues such as playing venues, hotels, and event suppliers on programs including the 2023 FIBA World Cup, which the country is co-hosting with Indonesia and Japan. They are also discussing the ongoing FIBA Asia Cup 2021 qualifiers. Gilas Pilipinas played one game in the first window -- a 100-70 win over Indonesia -- before FIBA suspended all competitions due to the coronavirus outbreak.

"For grassroots, SBP holds consultation meetings with its regional directors via video conference, positively taking steps to give assistance to its game officiating families across the country who are in need of help due to the absence of basketball games in their localities," SBP said.

The organization is also planning on conducting basketball clinics online, "so that the transfer of technology and knowhow for the benefit of our basketball constituents all over the country still continues, unhampered by COVID-19." SBP said it will be guided by the Philippine government, notably the Inter-Agency Task Force on COVID-19, as well as FIBA on the conduct of its activities during the pandemic. "The SBP work for the benefit of Philippine basketball is non-stop, even during these challenging times brought about by COVID-19," it said.