View comments The Filipino crowd has always been Gilas Pilipinas’ sixth man. INQUIRER FILE PHOTOFor those who are still thinking about watching the Philippines-Japan game in the 2019 Fiba World Cup qualifiers live, don’t bother.As per Fiba.com, the duel set on Nov. 24 at Komazawa Gymnasium in Tokyo has already sold out as early as Monday.ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny “I am so pleased to know fans in Japan pay a great deal of attention to the game against Philippines,” said Michihiro Tanaka, secretary-general of Japan Basketball Association.“I truly hope our team will show their best and start the road to the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 with a victory in front of our home fans.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe historical venue, which staged the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, only has a seating capacity of a little under 4,000.After Japan, Gilas Pilipinas, which will be bannered by the returning Andray Blatche, four-time PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo and Jayson Castro, faces rival Chinese Taipei at home at Smart Araneta Coliseum on Nov. 27. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Porzingis hits tiebreaking 3, Knicks beat Hornets Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? The Philippines aims to make a good account of itself after a disappointing seventh-place finish in the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup three months ago.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champThey raised more than $4,000 in donations from drivers passing by, Zelaya said. On Sunday afternoon, more than 30 people organized a car wash in front of Dan’s Burgers on the corner of Seventh Street and Orange Avenue, where dozens of drivers had stopped for a wash. The group charged $5 for each car, although some people gave more than $100, family members said. “Everybody has been helping,” said Rina Pineda, godmother to Jocelin Aviles, 7, who died Saturday morning at Torrance Memorial Medical Center from injuries she suffered in the blaze. Jocelin’s sisters, 6-year-old Stephanie Aviles and 10-year-old Jasmine Aviles, died Friday at local hospitals after the fire erupted about 2 a.m. that day. Authorities believe the fire was sparked by a portable space heater plugged into an overloaded power strip, said Capt. Mike DuRee of the Long Beach Fire Department. The roughly 300-square-foot garage at 1052 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. had been illegally converted into a two-room apartment and did not have a smoke detector or sprinkler system. The girls were spending the night in the converted garage with their 17-year-old aunt, Nancy Dearmas. Dearmas initially tried to get her nieces out, but ran out in a panic to get help. When she tried to get back into the residence, fire had blocked the apartment’s only entrance. Friends, family and neighbors Sunday remembered the girls as sweet and “always smiling.” “They were the angels of the neighborhood,” said Janet Cevallos. “It’s a heartbreaker.” email@example.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Even family members were surprised at how quickly the community came together. Two days after a fire killed three young Long Beach girls sleeping in a converted garage apartment, family members say they’ve raised thousands of dollars to help pay for the girls’ funeral expenses. “We’re so surprised and thankful,” said their aunt, Angela Zelaya. About 10 friends and family members stood along Anaheim Street near Orange Avenue for six hours Saturday night with signs and pictures of the three girls.