Gonzalo Puyat II

Filipino politician

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Gonzalo G. Puyat II
President of Basketball Association of the Philippines
In office
Preceded byAmbrosio Padilla
Succeeded byFreddie Jalasco
President of FIBA
In office
Preceded byAbdel Moneim Wahby
Succeeded byRobert Busnel
Mambabatas Pambansa (Assemblyman) from Manila
In office
June 30, 1984 – March 25, 1986
Serving with Eva Estrada-Kalaw, Carlos Fernando, Mel Lopez, Lito Atienza, and Arturo Tolentino
Member of the Manila City Council
In office
December 30, 1967 – December 30, 1975
Constituency4th District
Personal details
Gonzalo G. Puyat II

(1933-05-21)May 21, 1933
Dipolog, Zamboanga, Philippine Islands[1]
DiedJanuary 7, 2013(2013-01-07) (aged 79)
Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines
Known forFIBA president

Gonzalo "Lito" G. Puyat II (May 21, 1933 – January 7, 2013) was a Filipino sport administrator and politician. Puyat was the longest-serving president of the Basketball Association of the Philippines from 1968 to 1995 and was the president of FIBA for two terms from 1976 to 1984. Puyat later became an honorary president after his tenure as president of FIBA.[2][3]

Puyat was elected as the city councilor of the 4th district of Manila in 1967. He became the minority floor leader in 1969 and was reelected as city councilor in 1971. Puyat was also elected as Manila's opposition assemblyman in 1984. After his term as assemblyman, he unsuccessfully ran for Mayor of Manila.[4]

Puyat died on January 7, 2013 due to cardiac arrest. He was reportedly rushed to the Makati Medical Center due to an asthma attack.[3]


  1. ^ Lim, Graham (September 14, 2010). "Tiny Literal at 77". Basketball Association of the Philippines (BAP) Inc. Retrieved June 2, 2021.
  2. ^ "Lito Puyat, two-term Fiba chief, dies aged 79". Spin.Ph. January 7, 2013. Retrieved December 12, 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Former basketball strongman Gonzalo Puyat passes away". BusinessMirror. Archived from the original on December 12, 2013. Retrieved December 12, 2013.
  4. ^ Vergara, Ricky (October 15, 1987). "Lito Puyat running for mayor of Manila". Manila Standard Today. Retrieved December 12, 2013.
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