Gilbert Bulawan the Power Forward for the Blackwater Elite has died after collapsing during team practice on Sunday.
According to reports, the former member of San Sebastian Stags has suffered a massive heart attack. He collapsed on the arms of his teammate Reil Cervantes as per Fox Sports.
He was declared dead on arrival at Capitol Medical in Quezon City. He was only 29-years-old.
Bulawan was part of the San Sebastian College-Recoletos championship team during the NCAA Season 85. He joined the PBA via the 2011 Draft where he was choosen by Alaska Aces as their 17th pick. He was later part of the three-team trade that involved Jared Dillinger and Don Allado, he joined Barako Bull Energy Cola on June 2013.
On 2014, Bulawan was one of the players dropped by Barako which allows him to take part in the 2014 PBA Expansion Draft, he was selected by Blackwater as their 15th pick.
Gilbert Bulawan’s fellow basketball player used twitter to express their sympathy. Here are some of them.
Prayers for Gilbert Bulawan and his Family! RIP! 🙏
— L.A Tenorio (@LA_Tenorio) July 3, 2016
Sad day pls pray for Gilbert Bulawan family.To Gilbert thank u for always being so respectful everytime we go against each other #RIPbulawan
— Mark Caguioa (@officialMC47) July 3, 2016
Man I'm very very saddened to hear about Gilbert Bulawan. 😞 Prayers for his wife and family.
— Kel Williams (@KelWilliams21) July 3, 2016
Sad news, for an athlete just died 🙁 Still young tho. RIP Gilbert Bulawan of Blackwater 🙁 #RIPBulawan
— Kiefer Ravena (@_fanjass) July 3, 2016
Heart is heavy hearing the news of Gilbert Bulawan. Prayers go out to his family and loved ones. #RIP
— Gabe Norwood (@GNorwood5) July 3, 2016