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March 15, 2012

Angel Locsin Says Arnold Clavio's Comments against the Azkals Are "Racist"

"Hindi kayo Filipino," Arnold said of the Azkals while talking about the sexual harassment complaint against two of them.
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Broadcast journalist Arnold Clavio shared his opinion about sports commissioner Cristy Ramos's sexual harassment complaint against Azkals players Lexton Moy and Angel Guirado on morning show Unang Hirit on March 13, PEP.ph reports.

"Talagang aral na sa inyo 'yan. Ang yayabang n'yo," he is quoted as saying. "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. (This really is a lesson for you. You're all so arrogant. You think just because fans flock to you, you're so handsome. As if you're God's gift to women. We all know from Cristina's statements that all means were exhausted to let you know a woman was going into the locker room. They even knocked repeatedly.)"

"Hindi ko kayo kakultura (We're not of the same culture)," he also said, referring to how most of the Azkals are not pure-blooded Filipinos. "Kasi wala dito [pointing at his heart] at wala dito [pointing at his head]. Hindi naman kayo Filipino. Nagpapanggap lang kayong kayumanggi. Hindi kayo dito lumaki; mahirap yun. (You're not Filipinos in [heart and mind]. You're not really Filipinos. You're just pretending to be. You didn't grow up here; it's difficult.) Insensitive."

Actress Angel Locsin, who is dating Azkals player Phil Younghusband, reacted to Arnold's statements on her Twitter account, @143redangel, on March 14. "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 (It's easy to ruin someone's reputation, bu it's hard to get it back. I wish he'd shown a little sensitivity)," she said.

Afterward, she replied to several negative comments other Twitter users had about her statement. "I'm reacting about the racist comment, not the harassment issue po. Have a nice day :)" she clarified in one tweet.

"Hindi naman po isang tao lang ang Azkals (The Azkals are not just one person)," she said in another. "At hindi naman po yung issue yung pagiging Pinoy nila. Unfair po yun. (And the issue isn't about their being Pinoy. That's unfair.)"

Meanwhile, Arnold apologized for his words but clarified that the issue was about sexual harassment. "Wala po akong ganoong intensyon. Ang isyu po rito ay sexual harassment, at kung may nagamit man po akong mga salita na hindi angkop, nagpapakumbaba po ako at humihingi ng pang-unawa. Dun naman po sa mga kasama kong nanindigan laban sa sexual harassment, maraming salamat po. Seryoso pong isyu ito na dapat bantayan (I had no such intentions. The issue here is sexual harassment, and if I might have used inappropriate words, I'm being humble and asking for your understanding. To those who are fighting sexual harassment with me, thank you so much. This is a serious issue that needs attention)," he is quoted as saying on PEP.ph.

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(Photo of Angel Locsin courtesy of PEP.ph; photo of Arnold Clavio courtesy of GMA-7)

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  • RossMorales Mar 15 2012 @ 12:43pm Report Abuse
    Arnold crossed the line when he let his personal opinions just get away from his mouth. a journalist should always be objective even if the program allows for a free discussion and a free exchange. if he had some personal opinions, he should have kept them to himself while on-air.
  • happyelle Mar 15 2012 @ 12:59pm Report Abuse
    hay naku! panu nga ba uli nag start si angel at youghusband? di ba through tweet lang. Mga Azkals talaga masyado mayabang. Wala respeto sa kapwa.
  • maypoint Mar 15 2012 @ 01:21pm Report Abuse
    kung papanoorin yung kabuuan ng sinabi ni arnold, he was not saying that they are not filipino dahil may ibang lahi sila, what he's saying is that their actions are not that of a filipino.
  • QC Athlete Mar 15 2012 @ 02:21pm Report Abuse
    GMA7- Walang kinikilingan, walang pinoproteksyunan... EH BAKIT NYO PINA-PULLDOWN YUNG VIDEOS NA KUMALAT SA INTERNET? Ang sabihin nyo, matagal ng basura yang News Media Department nyo. Walang kwenta, walang ethics. Puro ratings at product endorsement advertising lang ang habol nyo. Si Jessica Soho na lang natitirang matinong journalist dyan. Arnold, magresign ka na lang!!
  • jaynell_24 Mar 15 2012 @ 03:24pm Report Abuse
    napanood ko yon, there was nothing bad dun sa sinabi nya, nilagyan na lang ng kulay, though hindi pwede na inilabas ni Arnold yung nararamdaman nya kasi journalist sya. pero sa ginawa kasi ng ilang Azkal members, sobrang nakakainsulto kasi
  • Kristingel Mar 15 2012 @ 10:50pm Report Abuse
    Agree w/ qc athlete, GMA now tries to cover its dirt. HOW LAME! arnold CRABio talks like some guy whos having a drinking session sa kanto. Grow up! Your an old news anchor na! And if I remember it correctly you yourself have done some sexcapades with a certain Sarah Balabagan right? How hipocrite. Racist rants and even saying pinicillin sexcapades on nat'l tv?? WTF arnold... WTF.
  • kinselle Mar 16 2012 @ 02:57am Report Abuse
    Para saken walang Problema ang sinabi ni Arnold Clavio, Yun ang opinion niya. Nasa democatic na bansa tayo, bawat saloobin ng isang tao mapa media/showbis or ordinaryong tao kung yun ang opinion nila.. May laya tayo sabihin ang gusto natin sabihin... Hindi naman talaga mga Filipino "halos" ang Azkals, ang tunay na Filipino marunong mag salita ng TAGALOG ng hndi Trying hard.. OO may Dugong filipino.. pero tignan mganationality sa sa Birth certificate ?? ito pa ano ba ang lahi ng coach nila edi German! na DI rin marunong mag tagalog!! si Angel naman kasi masyado siyang makapag Over React!! ang Azkals nirerepresent ang Bansa natin sa larangan ng Football.. Kaya pa sumikat ang Azkals Dahil sa mga Player nilang pogi daw!! Compare ko lang ha! . mas gusto ko pa supportahan yung The Philippine Dragon Boat Team! yun ang TUnay na FILIPINO HNDI PAPOGI! AT Higit sa LAHAT HNDI TALONAN!
  • LimaCharlie Mar 16 2012 @ 01:39pm Report Abuse
    I agree with Arnold's opinion. They are journalist, yes, but they have some programs where they can freely express their opinions.

    As for Angel, siempre kakampihan ko dyowa ko hahah... i understand her bias.
  • LimaCharlie Mar 16 2012 @ 01:45pm Report Abuse
    and honestly hindi ko maramdaman na proud ako sa kanila pag nananalo sila, parang "i dont care" lang attitude ko pag binabalita sila. dahil hindi naman talaga sila pilipino. sana kase puro dugong pinoy (either half lang basta pinoy in hearts and mind) na lang i-train nila, mas susuportahan ko pa.
  • LimaCharlie Mar 16 2012 @ 01:47pm Report Abuse
    i've been hearing am radio programs where journalists can freely express their opinions...that's really the actual format of the program. i guess it's ok. IMO.
  • itsabrightday Mar 20 2012 @ 05:23pm Report Abuse
    Why arnold clavio is right in some ways: http://itsabrightday.wordpress.com/2012/03/15/pinoy-ka-ba-kase/ thanks
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