Thu 3 September 2015

Nothing racist with Clavio and Santos comments on Azkals – GMA Network Inc.

Responding to the Philippine Football Federation’s (PFF) complaint, GMA Network Inc. defended on Friday hosts Arnold Clavio and Rhea Santos whose remarks on morning show Unang Hirit were considered offensive to the Philippine National Football Team and its female fans.

“(A)ng GMA Network po, walang nakitang racist, walang discriminatory, walang libelous at walang malicious sa mga komentaryo nina Arnold at Rhea,” said the network through a statement aired on 24 Oras.

The television giant also clarified that the commentary under fire was not part of the show’s news reporting, but an unscripted banter between the segment’s hosts.

“Sang-ayon man kami o hindi sa kanilang opinyon, ang karapatan nilang ihayag ito ay kinikilala ng GMA Network tulad ng aming pagrespeto sa karapatan ng publiko at maging ng PFF na maghayag ng kanilang opinyon—basta ang nasabing opinyon ay hindi labag sa batas,” the statement added

Negative comments by supporters and personalities related to Azkals flooded social media right after the network made their statement public. Some have even called for boycotts, while other netizens insist that calmer heads prevail.

 

 

 

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  • lovebites cruz

    maybe they don’t watch their own shows kaya di nila kita at narinig ang sinabi ng host nila…

  • kim

    what part of the broadcast code of ethics GMA Network doesn’t get? yes, everyone is entitled to his/her own opinion, but since arnold and rhea are news reporters, it becomes a different story. they are not supposed to say their opinions on air while delivering news! goodness! every journalism student knows that. and to tell you frankly, THAT IS RACISM. his statements degraded the players’ ethnicity and color. and here goes GMA trying to turn the story the other way around. c’mon! be professional here. you’ve just lost a big chunk of trust from Filipinos, so do me a favor. live by your principle ‘walang kinikilingan, walang pino-protektahan’

  • AntiRacist

    Akala ko ba walang kinikilingan?! HAHAHA HINDI NYO PALA MAPANINDIGAN

  • AntiRacist

    Ang issue na tinalakay sa Unang Hirit ay sexual harassment—isang mahalagang issue kung saan matindi ang paninindigan ng mga host. Meron pong karapatan sina Arnold, Rhea at iba pang host na ihayag ang kanilang opinyon, isang karapatang pinoprotektahan ng ating Saligang Batas. Sang-ayon man kami o hindi sa kanilang opinyon, ang karapatan nilang ihayag ito ay kinikilala ng GMA Network tulad ng aming pagrespeto sa karapatan ng publiko at maging ng PFF na maghayag ng kanilang opinyon—basta ang nasabing opinyon ay hindi labag sa batas.

    Eh ano kinalaman ng NATIONALITY AT SKIN COLOR SA SEXUAL HARASSMENT?! TAGN INA BOBO May kinikilingan kayo. FUCK ARNOLD CLAVIO

  • Maripaz

    Boycott GMA anyone? I know my household have started it. Thank God PFF is not dictated upon by government nor media. What did Soliman say about psychological tests? Of course they will fail. Have they seen Guirado’s last goal? You’ve got to be insane to twist your body like that, going between the ball and a defender who have an absolute intention to take you out and risking serious injury, just for the country’s glory. How lame is GMA’s response?

  • anoni

    kahit kelan talaga konsintidor kau GMA network!

  • anoni

    even me is not an azkal fan..but what arnold clavio said?..too bad..i did not expect he will do that foolishness..sayang..public figure ka pa naman..i dont know what your up to, parang namemersonal ka..below the belt na po yang pinagsasabi mo mr. clavio

  • crizzy

    Ang issue dito eh ang AZKAL ay nag commit ng sexual harassment, khit sino ay mag iinit ang ulo sa mga ASKAL na yan!!! tama lang na hindi itolerate ang pag uugali nila…dapat tlaga silang batikusin….ASKAL ang bastos hindi si Arnold Clavio….

  • Jaimer Dela Cruz

    How can there be no racism? You heard him say that these players are just pretending to be filipinos. Plus, how can you say Cristy Ramos was harassed if she was not touched nor peeped by the guys? huh?

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