Gilbert Bulawan, Filipino basketball player, Died at 29


Gilbert D. Bulawan was born on August 25, 1986, and died on July 3, 2016.

He was a Filipino professional basketball player.

He played for the Blackwater Elite, Meralco Bolts and Barako Bull Energy Cola in the Philippine Basketball Association.

Gilbert Bulawan was drafted 12th overall in the 2011 PBA draft by the Aces.

He played for the San Sebastian College–Recoletos Men’s Senior Basketball team from 2006 to 2010.

During Season 85, He was one of the members of the San Sebastian Stags who won the title against then three-time defending champions San Beda Red Lions in a sweep 2-0.

Following Bulawan has finished his college career, he decided to apply for the 2011 PBA draft.

During the draft, he was selected 17th overall by the Aces before being traded to the Bolts.

On June 2013, Bulawan was traded to Barako Bull Energy Cola from Meralco in a three-team trade that also sent Jared Dillinger and Don Allado to Meralco.

Then in the 2014 season, he was one of the players dropped by Barako, allowing him to join the 2014 PBA Expansion Draft, where he was picked 15th by Blackwater.

He died after collapsing while on team practice with Blackwater Elite.

Gilbert Bulawan was declared dead on arrival at Capitol Medical Center in Quezon City, Philippines.

Gilbert Bulawan passed away at 29 years old.