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WASHINGTON -- In August last year, Brennan Gilmore’s life was turned upside down. Using his cell phone, he filmed the moment when a man with neo-Nazi and racist views plowed his car into a crowd of counter-protesters on the sidelines of a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville. A woman was….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsMar 21st, 2018Related News

Lyon facing possible European ban after UEFA charges

PARIS, France – Lyon could be banned from all European competition after UEFA on Monday, March 19, charged the French club over incidents at last week's Europa League match against CSKA Moscow. UEFA said the charges centre on racist behavior and crowd disturbances. The club already have a suspended two-year ban ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsMar 20th, 2018Related News

I LOVE YOU, THIS GAME: Death threats and 5-peso coins, the MBA was crazy

There was confidence in the Metropolitan Basketball Association's regional format to succeed. After all, people love it when their home gets the spotlight. At the very least, the MBA was going to be a strong league for the actual cities and provinces that were represented in it. However, even those who believed in the MBA the most probably didn't expect just how big the reception was going to be. It was crazy and someone like this writer, who was too young to experience the bliss that is the MBA, can't do it justice. Fortunately, those who actually lived through the craziness of the MBA can tell those stories now, 20 long years later. Chito Victolero, former guard of the San Juan Knights and current head coach of Magnolia in the PBA: Sometimes merong mga unruly crowd na talagang very supportive sila at merong fanatics so sometimes nakakagawa sila ng mga ‘di tama, but you know kasama ‘yun eh. Kasama ‘yung sa dapat mong paghandaan, kasi you have to include it in your scouting report, ‘yung how to be mentally tough during the game. Kasama ‘yung crowd dun. ‘Yun nga ‘yung MBA. That’s why kakaiba siya kasi kung regular crowd lang siya, parehas lang ng ibang liga ‘yan. That’s why kakaiba ‘yung MBA. The crowd was very different then. ‘Yun ‘yung maganda dun. Kasama siguro sa marketing strategy ng MBA ‘yun, how to deal sa ganung crowd. Kasi iba ‘yung crowd, iba ‘yung atmosphere, iba ‘yung spirit ng game, lahat nandun eh. Nakaka-miss nga eh. When you go to Bacolod, to Cebu, nae-excite ka agad because you know there’s a big crowd. We wonder if coach Chito has a scouting report for Ginebra fans during Manila Clasico?   Dondon Hontiveros, former guard for the Cebu Gems who went on to become a PBA legend. Current guard for Alab Pilipinas: There was a time talaga na masasabi ko na ‘yung outrageous na ginagawa ng mga fans pa… may mga batuhan. Nakita nga natin dito may nagbato ng bottled water sa referee pero it was worse then. It even came to a point na kapag nalaman ng fans kung ano ‘yung hotel ng kalaban parang inaabangan na ba. And ganun din kami if we go travel to Bacolod, ganun din ‘yung nae-experience namin. Fortunately for me, pagkakaalam ng mga taga-Bacolod, taga-doon ako because the year before, in 1997, I played there sa Negros Basketball Association for Central and maganda pinakita ko. So naalala nila na dun ako naglaro, so ‘di naman masama para sa’kin. Cebu vs. Negros was one of the premier rivalries in the MBA and Hontiveros was the star of the Gems. "Fortunately for me," might be an understatement for Dondon.   Rafi Reavis, former center for the San Juan Knights. Still plays for Magnolia in the PBA and is the winningest active player, with 10 championships: It was always one of the teams at the South, because it was always the North versus the South. Negros, we had a tough time down there. Cebu’s also a tough place to play – not only did you have do play in a hostile environment, and when I say hostile I mean coins being thrown at you, hamburgers, apples, anything you can think of, it can be coming your way. You really had to watch out if things get heated in those places. That was just how passionate the fans were. I mean, they’re the nicest people but hey, don’t come in here and try to take what we’re trying to achieve here. It was pretty cool.  I never heard any racist things but I’ve been cursed out by old ladies before. I remembered an old lady, about 80-plus year-old, she just walked by me before the game cursing me out so I was like ‘Wow!’. But I also understood these fans are just passionate, this was their home team, so I understood. I get it. And as a player, you cannot let stuff like that affect you, and that’s just the will power you had to have. You have to put yourself inside of a bubble and focus on the task at hand which is the game, win the game and get out of there, hopefully safely, and leaving everything else to the fans and the things you can’t control, you leave it alone. Rafi must have been quite the charm back in the MBA.   Reynel Hugnatan, former forward for the Negros Slashers and current forward for the Meralco Bolts with at least 5,000 career points in the PBA: Naalala ko nun naglaro kami sa Cebu, may dala na kamig mga payong sa ilalim ng upuan namin. Kasi alam namin, pag konting ano lang, magbabatuhan na naman. Pag nagbatuhan, ready na kami, may payong na kami. Always bring an umbrella folks.   Nash Racela, former head coach for the Batangas Blades and current head coach for TNT KaTropa: If you watch the MBA ang daming hecklers di ba, talagang sinisigawan ka the whole game. I'm thinking one game in Davao, and there was another game in Negros na parang the whole game, may isang tao nasa likod ko na sigaw lang ng sigaw sa akin. Ganun talaga eh, it just shows the passion of the Filipino basketball fans. That's understandable, it really made the game more interesting nung mga panahon na yun. We think coach Nash would prefer this set up than having to bring his own umbrella to the bench.   Alex Compton, former guard for the Manila Metrostars and current head coach for the Alaska Aces: It hurts if a five-peso coin comes flying from the upper deck and hits you in the head. That leaves a bump and that happened a few times in a few different places. In the MBA that was almost expected because everybody was so intense. You should have brought an umbrella coach.   Peter Musngi, the one and only "Voice of ABS-CBN," he was one of the key people for ABS-CBN in the MBA from the league's inception to its untimely demise: One of the things that I remember, and kapag inaalala ko nga lang kinakabahan pa ko eh, I think I was seated beyond Commissioner Ogie Narvasa then sa official’s table and noong nagbatuhan… we were warned already kasi it was Negros vs. Cebu, sabi baka magkagulo. Noong may questionable call daw ng referee, biglang nagliparan ‘yung mga coins. Nakita ko talaga tumatama kay Commissioner Ogie Narvasa, but he looked at the back and stayed. Ako naman, tatakbo na sana ako (laughs) kasi nagkakagulo na pero ‘nung nakita ko si Ogie, ‘Ay nakakahiya, sige na nga bahala na matamaan sa ulo’ (laughs). So that’s one. The others are from the coverage standpoint, dahil we were always moving around, and it came to a point paggising mo ‘di mo alam kung nasaan ka. It takes a few minutes to think ‘Oh, saan kami nanggaling? Saan na kami ngayon?’ Or the fact that we were eating Jollibee for breakfast, lunch and dinner (laughs) because ‘yun ang sponsor eh. That wasn’t bad, but we had to be creative and say, I mean kasi umuulan, umaaraw, ‘di mo alam tapos, sabi naming ‘At least man lang arroz caldo, mainit.’ Jollibee all day, everyday? Now that's crazy.   Ramon Fernandez, the "El President" and four-time PBA Most Valuable Player served as the MBA's very first Commissioner: The biggest problem of the Commissioner's Office at the time were the fans, the rowdy fans. Masyadong fanatic sa mga teams nila. I remember distinctly one game in Negros, it was the Cebu Gems and the Negros Slashers, nagkagulo yung players. The fans just started throwing things and I had to stop the game. Mabuti na lang nandoon yung bishop, sitting beside me. So pinakiusapan ko siya na, 'Bishop baka pwede mo naman kausapinyung crowd na let's just enjoy and have fun' pumayag naman siya. Natuloy yung game, laro ulit. Eh nagkaroon na naman ng gulo, ganun na naman nangyaro so I said, 'Bishop baka one more time,' sabi niya, 'Mon leave it all to God.' Sometimes all you can do is just pray and ask for Divine Intervention.   Ramon Tuason, CEO of MetroBall, Inc., the mother company of the Metropolitan Basketball Association: It was a Cebu-Davao game and Ramon Fernandez was able to gather 14 large garbage cans of debris [from the game]. From rocks, to plastic bottles, to bottles with green liquid inside, anything. Marbles, socks with marbles inside, they were throwing everything inside. As a matter of fact, we had to ban plastic drinking water from entering the stadium after like the fourth or fifth game. We had to go through the Army, the PNP, and everybody to have support in the stadiums because of the fans' passion. We call it the passion of the nation but sometimes, they become too passionate, too emotional. Very difficult to control the crowds. In Bacolod, there was a situation where a bomb exploded inside a garbage can. Players, coaches, and including us got death threats especially during the inauguration game, because as you remember, the PBA, who was I guess threatened, decided to move their opening day to our same opening day and made it a Robert Jaworski birthday bash. I guess Jaworski fans were a bit pissed off that we were in the same day but actually, they moved their opening day to ours, as a matter of fact, ABS-CBN had a countdown. The PBA was threatened? Interesting... (to be continued)   *I Love You, This Game is a series celebrating the Metropolitan Basketball Association's 20th anniversary. Stay tuned for more! READ PART 1: I LOVE YOU, THIS GAME: The logo that started a basketball revolution READ PART 2: I LOVE YOU, THIS GAME: The Passion of the Nation READ PART 3: I LOVE YOU, THIS GAME: Trouble from Lakerland --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMar 12th, 2018Related News

Groups hit Duterte’s derogatory insults vs UN’s Callamard, ICC’s Bensouda

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte’s derogatory and racist comments about United Nations special rapporteur on extrajudicial killings Agnes Call.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsMar 9th, 2018Related News

Fil-Am led Leviathan Lab to stage dramedy on racism, xenophobia

  NEW YORK --- Leviathan Lab will stage Sam Chanse's "Trigger," to be helmed by the group's artistic director Flordelino Lagundino.   Aside from Lagundino, other Filipino Americans in the production include actor Ron Domingo. Leviathan Lab was founded by Fil-Am Ariel Estrada.   The dramedy is about Lee, who must deal with a friend's racist rant, a deteriorating domestic situation, a xenophobic attack on a family member, ancient goddesses and house flies.   The play aims to ask theatergoers "How can we connect people in a time of heightened fear and anger?" Also an actor and photographer, Lagundino is a recipient of the 2017 Drama League...Keep on reading: Fil-Am led Leviathan Lab to stage dramedy on racism, xenophobia.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 1st, 2018Related News

Guiao fined; players next

Fiery NLEX coach Yeng Guiao was fined P11,000 by Philippine Basketball Association officer-in-charge Willie Marcial for an obscene gesture but was cleared by the league on allegations of San Miguel Beer point guard Chris Ross that he uttered a racist remark in their Philippine Cup game on Friday night. But that will be peanuts compared to the fines and sanctions that Marcial will levy on three players, whom he summoned to appear early afternoon on Tuesday. Raymond Almazan of Rain or Shine and Eric Camson of Kia Picanto, who exchanged elbows and punches in an upset Kia victory last week, are likely to be slapped at least one-game suspensions, apart from being meted out fines tha...Keep on reading: Guiao fined; players next.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 22nd, 2018Related News

PBA fines to Guiao, Ross for quarrelling over alleged racist remark

MANILA, Philippines – Yeng Guiao and Chris Ross were both slapped fines following their altercation that marred the San Miguel Beermen’s 109-98 win over the NLEX Road Warriors on Friday, January 19.  The two were at the center of the altercation late in the 4th quarter after Ross stood in ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 22nd, 2018Related News

Queenie Padilla defends dad Robin on ‘PGT’ controversy: ‘That’s the way my father is’

It is now the daughter's turn to defend her father. Former actress Queenie Padilla took to Instagram to stand by her father Robin after he drew flak for his treatment of a Korean contestant, Kim Jiwan, on the talent show "Pilipinas Got Talent". Robin scolded the contestant on live television for not speaking Tagalog despite having lived in the country for years. His manner of reprimanding the young contestant was deemed rude and racist by critics. Writing her defense of her dad via an Instagram post on Wednesday, Queenie remarked, "Calling my father a racist is wrong." She pointed out that Kim had asked Robin "in an improper way" when the contestant said the words "Can I use...Keep on reading: Queenie Padilla defends dad Robin on ‘PGT’ controversy: ‘That’s the way my father is’.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 18th, 2018Related News

Robin Padilla’s wife slams bashers for wishing “ill” on their daughter

Mariel Rodriguez blasted bashers on social media after several netizens posted ill comments regarding her one-year-old daughter, Maria Isabella, following Robin Padilla’s supposed “rude” and “racist” judgment during Sunday’s talent competitionThe post Robin Padilla’s wife slams bashers for wishing “ill” on their daughter appeared first on DZRH News......»»

Source: Dzrhnews DzrhnewsCategory: Jan 16th, 2018Related News

Trump’s ‘shi**hole’ insult demands censure

  Martin Luther King Jr. Day in America is supposed to be a celebration of the civil rights giant. But as we approach the holiday, there is an undeniable truth. The American president is a racist, having branded himself a potty-mouth pol by use of the term "shithole" to describe people from poor countries, specifically immigrants from Africa, Haiti and El Salvador. Racist. Disgusting. And considering what the Philippine president has said about Obama, practically Dutertian. But if Trump's pussy grabbing rhetoric wasn't enough to sink his candidacy in 2016, why do you think Trump's latest racist insult will faze him? Still, the president has gone too far. His ra...Keep on reading: Trump’s ‘shi**hole’ insult demands censure.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 15th, 2018Related News

Trump says immigration deal ‘probably dead’

WASHINGTON, D.C.: US President Donald Trump vehemently denied Sunday that he was a racist (Monday in Manila) after his vulgar disparagement of African countries and Haiti complicated a bipartisan deal on immigration. “I’m not a racist. I am the least racist person you have ever interviewed,” Trump told reporters at the Trump International Golf Club [...] The post Trump says immigration deal ‘probably dead’ appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsJan 15th, 2018Related News

Trump: I am not a racist

PALM BEACH, Fla. — US President Donald Trump says in the wake of his recent comments about Haiti and African countries that "I am not a racist.".....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: WorldJan 15th, 2018Related News

Trump scrambles as ‘shithole’ slur fuels global outrage

WASHINGTON, D.C.: US President Donald Trump sought to quell a global firestorm over his reported denunciation of immigration from “shithole countries” – a slur slammed at home and abroad as racist. The reported remarks – which drew unanimous condemnation from African nations at the UN and resulted in at least two US diplomats being called [...] The post Trump scrambles as ‘shithole’ slur fuels global outrage appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsJan 13th, 2018Related News

‘Rude, racist’ Robin Padilla slammed for forcing Korean to speak Tagalog

"Pilipinas Got Talent" (PGT) judge Robin Padilla came under heavy fire for "forcing" a South Korean contestant to speak Filipino on national TV. In the Saturday episode of the newly opened season of PGT on ABS-CBN, Kim Jiwan, a South Korean who grew up and studied in the Philippines was auditioning for the Philippine franchise of the hit talent show. Kim introduced his girlfriend who is a Filipino. This sparked the curiosity of another judge, Vice Ganda, who asked him: "Do you speak Tagalog?" Kim replied: "No, because they didn't teach it at the international school." Vice Ganda then told Kim to perform so he could stop speaking English. But when Kim approached Padilla...Keep on reading: ‘Rude, racist’ Robin Padilla slammed for forcing Korean to speak Tagalog.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 13th, 2018Related News

Trump scrambles as ‘shithole’ slur fuels outrage

WASHINGTON, D.C.: US President Donald Trump sought Friday to quell a global firestorm over his reported denunciation of immigration from “shithole countries” — a slur slammed at home and abroad as racist. Trump tweeted a convoluted denial early Friday about the comments allegedly made on Thursday at a White House meeting with lawmakers on immigration… link: Trump scrambles as ‘shithole’ slur fuels outrage.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Jan 13th, 2018Related News

Trump scrambles as ‘shithole’ slur fuels outrage

WASHINGTON, D.C.: US President Donald Trump sought Friday to quell a global firestorm over his reported denunciation of immigration from “shithole countries” — a slur slammed at home and abroad as racist. Trump tweeted a convoluted denial early Friday about the comments allegedly made on Thursday at a White House meeting with lawmakers on immigration [...] The post Trump scrambles as ‘shithole’ slur fuels outrage appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsJan 13th, 2018Related News

African countries demand Trump apology

UNITED NATIONS -- A group of "extremely appalled" African countries demanded Friday that US President Donald Trump retract and apologize for his reported denunciation of immigration from "shithole" nations. After an emergency session to weigh Trump's remarks, the group of African ambassadors to the United Nations said it was "concerned at the continuing and growing trend from the US administration toward Africa and people of African descent to denigrate the continent and people of color." The group is "extremely appalled at, and strongly condemns the outrageous, racist and xenophobic remarks by the president of the United States of America as widely reported by the media," a st...Keep on reading: African countries demand Trump apology.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 13th, 2018Related News

Africans outraged over racist Trump remarks

NAIROBI, Kenya – Africans reacted angrily on Friday, January 12, after Donald Trump reportedly referred to their nations as "shithole countries," with many lashing the US president for racism and ignorance. The 55-nation African Union condemned the remarks while the southern African state of Botswana hauled in the US ambassador to ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 12th, 2018Related News

Cooper: Trump s remark is racist

Cooper: Trump s remark is racist.....»»

Source: Cnnphilippines CnnphilippinesCategory: NewsJan 12th, 2018Related News

H& M removes black boy ad after racism accusation

STOCKHOLM, Sweden – Swedish clothing giant Hennes and Mauritz on Monday, January 8 apologized and removed an advertisement of a black child after the company was accused of being racist on social media.  A photo on the company's online website of a black boy wearing a green hoodie ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 9th, 2018Related News