Hindi dahil Azkal, pwedeng mambastos

Cristy Ramos

Mabuti naman at hindi pinalampas ni Cristy Ramos ang pambabastos ng dalawang miyembro ng Azkals sa kanya.

Kahit na ba magaling sila mag-football at malaki ang nagawa ng Azkals para buhayin ang laro sa bansa, hindi yun lisensya para magiging bastos sila sa kababaihan.

Si Cristy ay anak ni dating Pangulong Fidel Ramos at dati ring pangulo ng Philippine Olympic Committee. Opisyal siya ngayon ng Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) na siyang namamahala ng football sa buong mundo.

Sa kanyang reklamo na isinampa sa Asian Football Confederation, ikinuwento ni Ramos na siya ang napiling Match Commissioner sa laro ng Philippines (Azkals) at Malaysia noong Pebrero 29 sa Rizal Memorial Footbal Stadium.

Bilang Match Commissioner, trabaho ni Ramos ang i-inspeksyunin ang lahat na gamit at suot ng mga players. Sa kanilang miting, isang araw bago ang laro, sinabi ni Ramos na dahil siya ay babae sa isang laro na puro lalaki ang players, sasamahan siya ng isa pang opisyal na lalaki.

Sinabi rin niya na bibigyan niya ang mga players ng oras ar pasabi bago siya papasok sa kanilang changing room.

Eksakto daw 5:45 ng hapon noong Miyekules, kasama ang dalawang lalaking opisyal ng FIFA, kumatok siya sa changing room ng Azkals. Pinaliwanag niya sa mga players ang kanyang gagawin.

Lexton Moy

Inisa-isa nyang tinawag ang mga player. Nang tinawag niya si Lexton Moy (No. 25), tumayo daw sa tabi niya at malakas na sinabi sa mga kasamahan , “Must be a B cup.” Nagtawanan daw ang mga player.

Sabi ni Cristy, siya lang naman ang babae sa kwarto kaya sa isip niya ang kanyang bust ang tinutukoy ni Moy.

Si Moy, 27 taong gulang, ay Chinese at nag-aral sa America.

Angel Guirado

Nang dumating na siya kay Angel Guirado (no. 12), naka-brief lang daw ang Español na player at hindi man lang nagsuot ng shorts o nagtakip. Tumatawa daw ang ibang players habang ini-inspekyun ni Ramos si Guirado.

Habang nangyayari daw ito, hindi man lamang sinaway ni James Younghusband, ang team captain ng Azakals, ang mga kasamahan. Wala raw ang kanilang coach na si Hans Michael Weiss at Dan Palami sa changing room nang oras ng inspeksyun.

Sabi ni Ramos umaabot na sa 200 na laro na siyang naging Match commissioner at ngayon lang nangyari sa kanya ang ganung pambabastos. “ Masakit sa akin dahil sa Philippine team pa nangyari,” sabi niya.

Dapat nga mabigyan ng leksyun ang bastos na player.Sayang lang ang suporta ng madlang Pilipino kung bastos sila.

Sulat ni Cristy sa Asian Football Federation

ATTN: AFC DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE (Mr LIM KIA TONG, Chairman)

RE: SEXUAL HARASSMENT COMPLAINT AGAINST PHILIPPINE MEN’S TEAM PLAYERS LEXTON MOY AND ANGEL GUIRADO (PHILIPPINES VS MALAYSIA, 29 FEB 2012, MANILA, PHILIPPINES)

Dear Mr Lim:

This to file a formal complaint against Messrs LEXTON MOY (no. 25) and ANGEL GUIRADO (no. 12) of the Philippine men’s national football team, for SEXUAL HARASSMENT during the team check for the friendly match between the Philippines and Malaysia (both “A” teams) on 29 February 2012, 1900H, at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium, Manila, Philippines.

During the Team Managers’ Meeting on 28 February 2012 at the Discovery Suites in Pasig City, Philippines, I mentioned to the representatives of both the Philippine team and the Malaysian team that I would be serving as the Match Commissioner for their match. As stated in the AFC’s regulations and Official Countdown, the Match Commissioner together with the Fourth Official check the teams before the match to verify their identification (accreditation) cards and ensure that their kits are in proper order. However, being a woman Match Commissioner doing a men’s match, I had to explain that I would give the teams sufficient warning and preparation time before I would come inside their changing rooms to do the team check together with the Fourth Official, Mr Wilfredo Bermejo.

Whenever I serve as the Match Commissioner, I always follow a standard procedure for the team check regardless of the type of match. At the time of the check I initially knock loudly at the door of the changing room as a sign of courtesy and warning to the team, and then let the Fourth Official first enter the changing room to check if the players are ready before I finally enter the room. Before doing the check itself, I properly introduce myself as the Match Commissioner and also introduce the Fourth Official. I also explain the procedure of how the check will be done. I always tell the players that I will be checking their accreditation cards first then their jerseys, and that the Fourth Official will thereafter check the rest of their kits and other items, e.g., jewellery, hair accessories, fingernails etc. I also tell them the sequence of the check, i.e., I check the starting 11 players first then proceed with the substitutes.

At the appointed time (1745H) on match day, I came to the changing room of the Philippine team for the team check. I was accompanied by Fourth Official Wilfredo Bermejo and my liaison officer, Mr Joseph Gensaya. I initially knocked loudly at the door to signal my arrival. A team official opened the door and said that the team would be ready in five (5) minutes. We then waited for five minutes presuming that the team was getting ready for the team check. When we entered the changing room of the Philippine team, I properly introduced ourselves and explained the procedure for the check. In spite of the introduction the players remained rowdy and noisy, apparently not taking the team check seriously and almost ignoring our presence. As I called the players individually so that we could check their accreditation cards and kits, Philippine player LEXTON MOY (no. 25) stood by my right side and said in a loud voice “Must be a B cup,” to which the players laughed loudly. As I was the only female in the room, he was apparently referring to my bra size. He could not have been talking about men’s athletic cups, as their sizes are specified as extra-small, small, medium, large, and extra-large vis-a-vis cup sizes of women’s brassieres, which are specified in letters. Additionally when I checked Philippine player ANGEL GUIRADO (no. 12) he stood in front of me purposely just wearing his briefs and made no attempts to wear shorts or cover his underwear. Again, the players loudly laughed while I was checking this player.

While all this was happening, none of the Philippine team officials present nor the team captain, JAMES JOSEPH YOUNGHUSBAND (no. 7), made any attempts to discipline the players and tell them to behave properly. In fact they were also laughing and seemed to be enjoying the revelry at my expense. Philippine Team Manager DAN STEPHEN PALAMI and Philippine Head Coach HANS MICHAEL WEISS were both not present in the changing room at the time of the team check.

Having been a Match Commissioner for girls’, women’s, boys’ and men’s matches since 2003 at both AFC and FIFA levels, I have not experienced this crude and totally shameful behaviour from a national team anywhere before this incident. I truly regret and feel very ashamed that this disrespect comes from the national team of my country, the Philippines. This kind of sexist and demeaning behaviour has no place in football, and should therefore be sanctioned.

Sincerely,

Cristina RAMOS
Past Member, Organising Committee for the FIFA U-20 and U-17 Women’s World Cups (2004-2011)
Past Member, AFC Women’s Committee (2003-2010)
Past President, Philippine Olympic Committee (1996-1999)

March 3, 2012 8:31 pm  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Abante, Sports

325 Responses

  1. pranning - March 4, 2012 8:08 am

    0 March 2012

    Not only those two AZKALs should be investigated. Remember that idiot hollywood(???)actor who claims to be harassed by Philippine immigration and customs officials? well what do you know?? as records of the Philippine Immigration and customs shows he did not visited the Philippines, as well as, there was/were no shooting of that film in the Philippines. That incident did not happened in the Philippines, but in one of our neighboring country who is a lot similar to us?

    If the erring AZKALs are to be punished, we should not allow these idiot (hollywood???)actor to enter the Philippines, the Filipino people should demand an apology against the IDIOT, he does not even know his geography. what an @!#$%&!

    prans

  2. duane - March 4, 2012 9:09 am

    ang hindi ko maintindihan, bakit sinusuportahan ang team na ito na hindi naman tunay na mga pilipino ang karamihan sa mga miembro.

    at sa tingin ko, naka tsamba lang sila nang mahihinang kalaban, kaya nananalo.

  3. 3engr3 - March 4, 2012 9:41 am

    Duane, tell me how do you define a “tunay na Filipino”?

  4. juggernaut - March 4, 2012 9:43 am

    Parang mas marami pa yatang nagawang kalokohan itong mga azkals kaysa scoring ah?
    And nobody even the team captain stood up to reprimand his erring teammates? Disband na tong mga to, baka hindi totoong Pinoy ang mga kumag nato? Tingnan nyo si Pakyaw, world champion na yan pero saksi ang mundo sa pagkamaginoo niya at mapagkumbaba. Itong mga kumag na to, wala na ngang sinasabi sa field, ang babastos pa.

  5. Robert - March 4, 2012 10:27 am

    “Duane, tell me how do you define a “tunay na Filipino”?”

    If I may, ang “tunay na Filipino” ay iyong mga Filipino citizen na hindi maituturing na “alien” ng mga batas sa Pilipinas, at hindi rin masasabing “foreigner”.

    I hope that’s clear enough. But that’s just me.

  6. TonGuE-tWisTeD - March 4, 2012 12:49 pm

    The star complex has infected their brains. I’m not sure how they acquired that mentality, since they still have to prove more than just beating Vietnam in one game.

    Though I’m glad that they are breathing new life into the sport, it does not give them the license to sexually-harass a sport official, a compatriot at that. It is deplorable and must not be left unpunished.

    Btw, Ellen, has she dropped the surname of Freddie Jalasco? Why?

  7. Lurker - March 4, 2012 1:07 pm

    This is really abhorrent behavior and should never be tolerated.

    I also don’t understand why we’re making them some sort of sports heroes since they’ve not proven themselves as an excellent (not even a good) team.

    I wonder what sanctions/punishment they’l get if found guilty.

  8. Lurker - March 4, 2012 1:11 pm

    Our fave senator (Miriam) has an apt word for that actor: GAGO!

  9. TonGuE-tWisTeD - March 4, 2012 1:35 pm

    Well Lurker, which reminds me, the difference between Cristina Ramos and Miriam is that Ramos exhibited what it is to be a class act than afterwards filed her complaint before the governing body (AFC). While Miriam continuously offended the other party then when the other side reacted, she unilaterally punished Aguirre, nothing left for the governing body (Senate) to do but to condone her shenanigans and mete out the sentence.

    You call that fucking “justice”? Sorry but I’m not fluent in stupid.

    Oh, pahabol. Oo nga pala, this reminds us, too of 1992, Ramos (the father) vs. Santiago. Once again this proves that Ramos has more class than lunatic Miriam. Buti na lang.

  10. vic - March 4, 2012 5:29 pm

    Already had two newly landed expats here been suapended from work because they still have that male Machoism attitude towards the opposite sex. Sexual harrassment in any form and shape should not be tolerated anywhere. But this true to both sides. Mirriam by putting down the mostly male sex prosecutors could also be accused of Sexual Harrassment, but then again to whom one would complain, Enrile???

  11. MPRivera - March 4, 2012 5:39 pm

    dat’s da impluwens op da brenda.

    waah!

  12. saxnviolins - March 4, 2012 8:16 pm

    Diss the daughter of El Tabako?

    Baka pag-uwi niyan mawala yan sa Cavite; just like some guy back in 2000.

  13. joeseg - March 5, 2012 1:31 am

    Kahit gusto nating umasenso ang football sa Pinas, ang composition nitong azkals para sa akin ay hindi naging kanais-nais sa simula pa lang. Naitsapwera ang mga locals at mas pinaboran ang mga recruits from abroad kahit sabihing may dugong Pinoy. Ang ilan ay naging publicity hungry kaagad at nag-asta showbiz sa halip na mag concentrate sa paglalaro. Itong pambabastos Cristy Ramos ay swak sa kanilang pagiging azkals – asong kalye.

  14. duane - March 5, 2012 2:50 am

    @3engr3:

    Ang tunay na Pilipino ay yung Pilipino na kahit na baliktarin o ibitin na patiwarik ay Pilipino pa rin.

    Sangayon din ako sa tinuran ni Robert.

  15. vonjovi2 - March 5, 2012 8:26 am

    Utak Azkal talaga ang mga ito… Utak Asong Kalye rin pala. Kung tutuusin ay di nman talaga magagaling ang mga ito at ilaban mo lang sa mga pangkaraniwan na nag lalaro ng soccer mga park sa ibang bansa ay baka di pa manalo ang Azkal na ito e..

  16. Ellen - March 5, 2012 9:04 am

    SnV re #12. Yes, Cristy is the daughter of FVR.

  17. saxnviolins - March 5, 2012 9:17 am

    I meant diss (disrespect) the daughter of El Tabako? Baka maging Bubby Dacer yang mga Azkal na yan.

  18. Phil Cruz - March 5, 2012 9:46 am

    What’s happening to good manners and right conduct in this country?

    First, Miriam.
    then, Manuel Pangilinan.
    and now, the Askals.

  19. vic - March 5, 2012 2:39 pm

    good manners? every time I turn on my car radio, every station is promoting good manners…hold the door for the next person…say good morning..smile..pick up the litter and goddam it is working..even teenagers is getting the message in the early morning, but seems to lose them in the evenings and at nights…

  20. olan - March 5, 2012 3:12 pm

    Synonymous to the way they build this country…you reap what you sow and more!!!

  21. Manachito - March 5, 2012 8:34 pm

    Magandang gabi sa lahat. Ang tanong ko lamang, bakit naman ang mga Pilipino ay lubusan ang paghanga sa mga manlalarong dayuhan bagaman at mayroon din naman mga Pinoy na mahusay na maglaro? Hindi naman kailangan na hindi igalang si Binibining Ramos. Mga dayuhan sila ngunit wala silang galang sa isang Pilipina.

  22. Ang Say Koh - March 6, 2012 9:49 am

    hilig lang kasi natin mag-angkin, maski di naman mga purong PINOY, proud ng inakong manlalaro na ng PINAS. tulaD ng sinasabi ng karamihan, di naman talAga magaling, naka-TSAMBA lang, bigay tudo na ang built up,instant celebrity ginawang artista, product endoser,etc etc. bagay lang sa kanila ang katagang pinoy na AZKALS, hayop…asong kalye sa Pinas.

  23. Jett Rink - March 6, 2012 10:32 am

    The two players, if found guilty, should be held accountable and meted out the corresponding punishments by the Phil.Football Assoc. That the two are Fil-foreigners are immaterial. Harassment is harassment and has no race or nationality.
    Frankly Phil.football has indeed improved since the emergence of the Azkals. We are not yet very good consistently though, not in the level of Vietnam or Malaysia or Indonesia. But we have improved. I was watching football matches in the 2005 SEA games here in Manila, and seeing the Phils. losing 5-0, 4-0, 3-0 to Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia was really painful. Looking further back in 1995 when I was in Chiang-Mai I watched as the Phils.lost 9-0 to Thailand, and I really felt sad for the players. I’m sure none of you would want to subject yourselves to that feeling of pity and sadness in the name of Filipino-Malay purity in our players. Most of the locals will improve, and that will happen with more high-level matches and transfer of techniques and trainings, which Fil-foreigners and foreign coaches have right now. But Moy and Guirado if found guilty should be suspended.

  24. acibig - March 6, 2012 10:48 am

    dapat sinagot mo cristy—- look who`s talking, trying hard pinoy athletes who were rejected by their respective countries kaya dito ang bagsak,– azkal is living up to their name — stray dogs

  25. tru blue - March 6, 2012 4:12 pm

    Hmmmm….some people here need to revisit their quite positive respective remarks when these idiots were high on the hog, glorifying them to the hilt, Proud Pinoys daw. As long as Pinas cuddles half-breeds especially those of Anglo descents, there is little hope for the real brownie to make it big in the entertainment industry.

    Tahimik si PSB, #1 fan ng mga kalyeng aso.

  26. juggernaut - March 6, 2012 4:33 pm

    Yep tru blue, I’m also guilty as charged. I should’ve picked up on your radar earlier.

  27. juggernaut - March 6, 2012 4:35 pm

    Off topic, with all the negative publicity the AFP has been having lately, here’s a welcome positive one I hope the press picks up on this, or baka gusto nila yung mga pangit lang na balita?

    ————————————————————
    I’m writing this with tears in my eyes …. How i miss home and my people … When all seemed lost for a 10yr old boy critically ill in Tacloban up to the plate step Ben Leano, General Danny Lim, General Mario Chan, Lt Commander Gilbert Pacio, Mam Belle Enriques, Jamie Del Rosario Martinez. and others to airlift this child to Manila for what hopefully will be life saving treatment.
    People ask why I love the Philippines. This is why. May your God bless you all!!
    - Alfie Smith

  28. jawo - March 6, 2012 11:09 pm

    What did we expect from instant star-complex half- breeds who may not even feel any iota of being (half) Pinoys ?
    And what about the locals, i.e., Chiefy Caligdong, Aly Borromeo, et al, and the four Pinoy officials who were with Cristy, why did they not even stand up for her ? Lastly, I wonder if the German coach, Michael Weiss, would even have considered coaching this wolf-pack if the European-based half-breeds were not in the team.

  29. Phil Cruz - March 7, 2012 4:57 pm

    Let’s just send them back to their home planet. We have had enough of discourteous alien creatures. We will be deporting one from the Senate to the ICC soon.

  30. Becky - March 8, 2012 8:35 pm

    The players can’t handle the public adulation.

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