When the unfortunate news broke out, a number of Filipino sports personalities paid tribute to the NBA legend on social media.
Several establishments and malls scattered across the country also honored the Los Angeles Lakers great on Monday. A mural of Kobe and his daughter Gigi was even painted on the famous Tenement Court in Taguig City.
Several groups of Kobe fans also went to the "House of Kobe", the Karuhatan Convention Center, in Tomas Manuel Subdivision in Karuhatan, Valenzuela to write on the dedication wall. Mourners made their way to the Green Gate lobby of Smart-Araneta Coliseum in the evening to pay their respects as well.