Coach Annabs is just one of the many talented Filipino athletes whose careers have been wasted, and have since left the country, due to the dirty politics that continues to hostage Philippine Sports. Such a pity.
Originally posted on Color My World :
Before the Asian Games, the Philippine Canoe Kayak Dragonboat Federation (PCKDF) – which used to be simply the Philippine…
Philippine sports has suffered enough. It is time to erase the years of misery and humiliation. It is time to correct the malpractices and corruption, and ease out the decadence and favoritism of the old society. Our children need new heroes, new inspiration, and new ways of doing things. Our children need good examples of professional conduct, discipline and strong moral character. Our President Duterte sent a strong message: “DO NOT DESTROY THE YOUTH OF MY COUNTRY!” We have our golden opportunity here now.
POC’s assertion that dragon boating is a discipline of canoe is ethically dubious and ill-presumed. Here in the Philippines, Canoeing started much later than dragon boat in the Philippines, majority of their 1st batch National Team Members came from the dragon boat sport.
To the POC: the ethical and correct thing to do is to let the Philippine Dragon Boat Federation handle Philippine Dragonboating. Reinstate them as the National Sports Association (NSA) for Dragon Boating. They were among the world standard bearers in the sport before. They deserve that right.
The POC remains the same. It still maintains its protectionist stand over favored sports associations. Perhaps it is time for the PSC and the affected athletes to make a united stand against the injustice, the corruption, the serious damage the POC has dealt Philippine Sports.