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Angel Locsin Reacts About The Comments Of Arnold Clavio’s On Azkals Regarding Not Being Pure Pinoy’s

GMA-7 broadcaster Arnold Clavio comments on sexual harassment complaint for the two members of Philippine Football Team (Azkals), Lexton Moy and Angel Guirado and it became a hot issue on different social networking sites.

Cristy was the match commissioner of Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). When she had a mandatory team checks on Azkals team last February 28, Moy said to her “must be a B cup”.

But based on the team manager of Azkals who is Dan Palami, maybe Cristy was having a misinterpretation on what Moy said. “They [players] were talking among themselves. There was a comment made by Denis Wolf about the flatness of Carli’s [De Murga] chest, to which Lexton Moy replied, ‘Just because you are Cup B you say that to Carli,’ or something to that effect. Denis and Carli even hugged each other. It was all a joke,” Palami said.

Cristy complaint also about Guirado wearing underwear in front of her.

On the morning show of GMA-7 Unang Hirit last Tuesday March 13, Arnold Clavio gave his opinion about this issue. “Talagang aral na sa inyo ‘yan. Ang yayabang n’yo. Akala n’yo porke’t dinadagsa kayo ng mga fan, ang gaguwapo n’yo, e. Parang God’s gift to women. E, alam ng lahat… ikinukuwento nga ni Cristina, lahat ginawa para ipaalam na may babaeng papasok sa locker, ilang katok nga sila, e. E, malapit na yung match, e. Kailangan ma-check na yung dalawang koponan. Dahil nauna yung Philippine Team bago yung Malaysia na team. Ngayon, nag-sorry para dun sa isa nilang kasamahan. Saan ka nakakita nga Azkals na may suso? Wala naman akong ma… Anong Cup B, maybe a Cup B, sa isa nilang kasama. Sana nag-sorry, sorry na lang talaga.” Arnold said.

News Anchor Arnold Clavio gave a comment also about having a difference culture of most of Azkals member. Moy was a pure Pinoy but he grown up in New York, USA and Guirado was a Filipino-Spanish who grown up in Spain and he can’t talk Tagalog and English

Arnold said, “Hindi ko kayo kakultura. Kasi wala dito [sabay turo sa kanyang puso] at wala dito [sabay turo sa kanyang ulo]. Hindi naman kayo Filipino. Nagpapanggap lang kayong kayumanggi. Hindi kayo dito lumaki, mahirap yun. Insensitive.”

But in behalf of this Arnold congratulate the Azkals team, they currently having their match on AFC Challenge Cup sa Kathmandu, Nepal. Arnold said, “Congratulations, hiwalay naman ito [ang sexual harassment complaint] sa kanilang ginagawang pakikipaglaban. So, good luck din sa inyong susunod na laban. Sana mapunta kayo sa Final 4 ha—na bihira pong narating ng Pilipinas sa matagal na panahon, ngayon lang.”

March 14, yesterday Angel Locsin posted on Twitter regarding on Arnold Clavio’s opinions about Azkals. She is the rumored girlfriend of Phil Younghusband, one of the members of Azkals.

Angel posted, I think arnold clavio’s a good person. But this time, sobrang foul lang. That’s his opinion. This is mine. Madali lang sumira ng reputasyon, mahirap ibalik. Konting sensitivity lang sana.”

Angel answered one of the Twitter user,”hindi naman po isang tao lang ang azkals. At hindi naman po yung issue yung pagiging pinoy nila. Unfair po yun.”

Phil Younghusband Will Play Against His Idol

Azkals striker Phil Younghusband is getting ready to face his long-time idol in the football field. More than the excitement he has with playing against David Beckham, Phil feels that the game with the Galaxy will boost the team’s exposure.

Back in 2010, the Azkals were not given such attention and opportunity. It would be a good exposure for the team not only locally, hence internationally as well.

Phil also mentioned in an interview that David Beckham was one of the reasons why he played football.

“To have David Beckham come over who…I mean, he’s one of the reasons I played football. He’s been my idol. I used to copy his haircut when I was younger. Used to copy the way he used to dress.”

“He was one of my, my biggest idols, football idols, ever since I was seven or eight years old. To get the chance to play with him, knowing that he’s coming to the end of his career, it’s a dream come true for me”

Younghusband admitted that he even wrote a letter to his idol expressing his admiration.

“I’m sure it (letter) never got to him. But I was able to meet him (Beckham) when I was 10, when Chelsea played Manchester United, where I was a ball boy.”

The exhibition game will take happen on December 3, 2011, 7 o’clock in the evening at the Rizal Memorial Stadium. The Younghusbands will lead the team while goalkeeper Neil Etheridge as well as midfielders Stephen Schrock and Jerry Lucena wouldn’t be able to play due to earlier commitments.

Coach Michael Weiss knows that there is no way the Azkals could beat LA Galaxy especially without his professional players around.

“That’s very unfortunate. As much as I support and want this game coming, it would have been better if I have the professional players with me so that we could show that we can play on a higher level.”

Boxing bets in favor of Pacquiao over Marquez

The much anticipated boxing rematch event of the year is finally happening and boxing aficionados are starting to place their bets on Pacquiao than his opponent Marquez.

Quoted as the Mexicutioner, Manny was able to pave into boxing stardom after knocking out many strong Mexican opponents. He is the strongest boxer today and been the cover of many sporting magazines, the face of many sports apparels, and many more. Manny has become the money magnet  every time  he fights and millions people are present to watch expecting him to knock out whoever he will be fighting with.

Because of Pacquiao’s stance and confidence, he gained the hearts and the pockets of the many. According to Bob Arum “Manny Pacquiao generates huge, huge business for Las Vegas and when he fights here it’s almost equivalent of New Year’s Eve and the Superbowl.”

Whenever he fights, most of the time he wins. That is why the betting game is $ 975 in favor of Pacquiao. To test Pacquiao’s strength, US Senator Dean Heller is in favor of the People’s Champ. There is no denying that this fight will be his again.

However, no one can rule out or underestimate Juan Manuel Marquez. He is more experienced than Manny and definitely has undergone rigorous training to face his greatest opponent. Definitely Marquez will give his fans the fight of their lives.

The fight will surely make Manny $ 6 Million richer and $ 5 Million for Marquez, plus the millions they can still earn for the pay-per-view buys, advertisements, and who knows what else!

The veteran Tony Weeks will be the official referee. The panel judges will be Robert Hoyle, David Moretti, and Glen  Trowbirdge – the same judges from the previous Pacquiao-Marquez’s trilogy fights.