by: Lars Andersson Lars Andersson is a foreign freelance correspondent who wrote a scathing article on the state of Philippine Sports in 2016. Here is
The POC does not stand for Perpetuating One’s Corruption. We need new leadership, with new vigor, new ideas, new ideals. You can make that happen. Make your country proud. Make your vote count this July 5.
The movement to Reform Philippine Sports (RP Sports) came into being due to the growing clamor to arrest the tide of disrepute in Philippine Sports. Athletes and sports fans have closed ranks. People are now slowly waking up. Indifferent no more, people now realize that a weak Philippine Sports image will affect the youth of tomorrow. It will also reflect on a weak, ill-disciplined, unprofessional people. It is time for change. A time for Reform and Renewal.
The Filipino people, with the help of government, must work hard to save whatever is left of Philippine sports. It is time for the Filipino people to unite and stand against the tyranny of the Coup Pals in POC.
POC coup pals, your time is up. You’ve had more than a decade to show your worth. You blew it. Bigtime. Now you want to portray true virtue, like the wolves-disguised-as-sheep that you really are. Enough is enough. Why don’t you take one long look at the mirror. Perhaps you’ll see it’s time for the younger, new generation of leaders to give it a try.
I wish to address Bob Bachmann’s remarks on the topic of the Membership Committee, as this has been at the very core of the problem that has led to major divisions in Philippine Sports.