GMA Network response to PFF statement about Arnold Clavio

In the interest of balance and fairness, reprinted below is the full text of the “official” response from GMA Network to the written complaint of the Philippine Football Federation about Arnold Clavio as taken from the GMA News Online website. Note that the PFF has not received an official written response from the GMA Network to its written complaint (not a statement) addressed to GMA Network, Inc. to the attention of its President Gilberto R. Duavit, Jr..

Kamakailan, inireklamo ng sexual harassment ang dalawang miyembro ng Philippine Azkals ni dating Philippine Olympic Committee President Cristy Ramos, anak ni dating Pangulong Ramos.

Nitong Martes, napag-usapan po sa Unang Hirit ang sexual harassment complaint ni Cristy Ramos laban sa dalawang miyembro ng Azkals kung saan nagbigay ang ilang hosts ng kani-kanilang opinyon.

Kahapon, nakatanggap ang GMA Network ng liham mula sa Philippine Football Federation o PFF kung saan inireklamo ang mga komentaryo nina Arnold Clavio at Rhea Santos sa kanilang programa.

Nais po linawin ng GMA Network na ang mga inirereklamong pahayag ay hindi bahagi ng aming news reporting kung saan tanging mga statement of facts ang ibinabalita at kung saan walang puwang ang pagbibigay ng opinyon ng mga host. Ang mga inireklamong pahayag ay unscripted discussion ng Unang Hirit hosts sa commentary segment ng programa kung saan sila ay nagpalitan ng opinyon at nagbigay ng kani-kanilang pananaw tungkol sa naturang issue.

Nalulungkot po ang GMA Network na iba ang naging intindi ng Philippine Football Federation sa mga sinabi ni Arnold. Ang pinapatungkulan ni Arnold ay hindi kung Filipino citizen o kung may lahing Pilipino ang mga Azkals kundi kung naisapuso at naisaisip ba nila ang kulturang Pinoy.

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.

Sa liham ng Philippine Football Federation, sinabi nilang racist, discriminatory, libelous at malicious ang mga pahayag nina Arnold Clavio at Rhea Santos. Pero ang GMA Network po, walang nakitang racist, walang discriminatory, walang libelous at walang malicious sa mga komentaryo nina Arnold at Rhea.

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46 Comments on “GMA Network response to PFF statement about Arnold Clavio”

  1. gago ka arnold clavio says:

    WTF

  2. wowie says:

    this is BS

  3. stupid crabs get a life says:

    its losing not lossing. and if we all react the way you do and your fellow crabs then we should pack up the philippines mens basketball team because they have no (senior) championship wins either..or add to that, why not scrap the phils olympic boxing team?..we have been trying for years to get the gold without any success. hell, why stop there? lets give up sports completely because we cant win everytime we compete. or you can just stop being a ciomplete idiot.

  4. Ily Neems says:

    “Ang pinapatungkulan ni Arnold ay hindi kung Filipino citizen o kung may lahing Pilipino ang mga Azkals kundi kung naisapuso at naisaisip ba nila ang kulturang Pinoy.”

    Really now GMA? and what does “pagsasapuso at pagsasaisip ng kulturang Pinoy” mean?
    Please elaborate. This is as vague as your official statement.

  5. Ily Neems says:

    And what does “pagsasapuso at pagsasaisip ng kulturang Pinoy” mean? Is it the sexual harassment case? Oh please, good behavior is not exclusive to Filipino culture. Your explanation is as shallow as Clavio’s brain.

  6. jeffrey says:

    bye gma never again!!!

  7. Jun says:

    GMA should carefully take into consideration the PFF’s complaints because in the eyes of most of GMA followers, especially those outside of the country who saw this; Filipinos who live outside of PI and have offsprings from their non-Filipino spouses, this is a slap on their faces. If GMA sees no discrimination in this case, then they are just as guilty as Mr. Clavio. I myself am offended; I may be true kayumanggi but since my kids are born here in the States and they don’t speak tagalog, I am afraid that natives like Mr. Clavio will discriminate on my kids, while at the same time, my kids are being treated like second-class citizens here. It’s totally unfair, never mind the sexual harassment case against the two players. Because of Mr. Clavio’s comments, this issue has grown another arm in the form of discrimination. Fire Mr. Clavio, that’s the right thing for GMA7 to do. There is zero tolerance for discrimination in football/FIFA. We should expect the same amount of tolerance from other organizations, like GMA7.

  8. Erwin-maputi says:

    Napakasakit nung cnabi no crabio na kung di ka kayumanggi hindi ka pilipino?? Dami na apektuhan sa opinion ni crabio specially sa mga fil-foreigner, or sa mga pinoy na lumaki sa abroad, and beside of that bakit nag react na sila sa sexual harrasment eh hindi pa nga tapos ang kaso, sampolan na yang c crabio at c rhea naman madalas pa nmn ako manuod ng pinoy abroad dapat maintindihan nya un.Think before you speak!

    • Rashie says:

      Nakakalungkot na yun ang naisip niyo sa sinabi nya. 😦 sinabi lang naman nya iyo sa dalawang azkals member na may reklamong kinakaharap ngayon. kung baga kung pinoy ka you should act like one – sa puso at sa isip.

    • JunB says:

      @Rashie – nakakalungkot talaga dahil kahit na para sa inirereklamo yun sinabi nya, hindi sya nag ingat sa pagkakasabi nya.
      “Hindi naman kayo Pilipino. Nagpapanggap lang kayong kayumanggi.”
      Ang daming mali sa pagkakasabi nya niyan. Sa tingin ko, kahit sino ang magsabi nito, maiisip ko talaga na hindi ang PUSO at ISIP ang tinutukoy nya.
      So pag hindi ka kayumanggi, hindi ka Pilipino? Wow. Sa ibang bansa yata pag nakikita ka ng tao sa kulay ng balat mo lang, diskriminasyon na po ang tawag dun.

      Mas nakakalungkot na hindi makita ng ibang Pilipino itong katotohanan na kahit sa ibang bansa hindi sinasangayunan.

  9. Erwin-maputi says:

    Fired crabio! Marami ang naiinis ngaun kay crabio pati sa GmA7 kung wala silang gagawing movement against crabio , hindi man lang nag sorry king hindi pang unawa ang gUsto nya haha, wag nyo nalang pagtakpan.

  10. janjan says:

    walang pinoprotektahan ba GMA7?

  11. janjan says:

    ESPN fired two of their journalist for racist rant to Jeremy Lyn; GMA 7 defended Arnold Clavio for a Racist Rant against Players of PNFT.

  12. janjan says:

    Calling all advertisers and sponsors of Unang Hirit….. think of what Arnold Clavio’s remarks on Filipinos, sana mag-pullout kayo hangga’t di sila na-aactionan….

  13. Chelo Lopez says:

    Ang Lakas namang magbingi-bingihan ng GMA na yan. Bkt kaya hnd nla itry ireview yung mga pahayag ni ARN0LD at RHEA. Halata namang may laman yung bwat salita nila. Tsaka dapat bilang reporter, sinasaisip nila kung may masasaktan ba silang tao, lalo na’t Public Service pa naman sila. Dahil sa comment nla parang minamaliit at nilalait nila yung mga Fans. Palibhasa WALANG FANS si ARN0LD at RHEA!

  14. mixer says:

    “nagpapangap na kayumangi” is a sensitive words to say to a phil-foreign so how come it is not racist? kulay ng skin ang binaggit mo for GOD sake kinukunsinti pa ng GMA7, MTRCB what on earth you are doing…? ung showtime agad agad suspend kahit guest lng ung nagkamali eh ngayon ung host na nagkamali sa unang hirit, EWAN! GOD bless pipol…

  15. Cath Juan says:

    Napakasakit man siguro ng sinabi ng mga reporters sa unang hirit na talaga naman foul words talaga kahit na saan tingnan. Naisip ba natin na kung may anak tayo na fil-am na turuan natin magpaka Pilipino? Naisip ba natin muna na turuan sila magtagalog? Turuan ng values natin? Bumalik sa bayan at iparanas ang pagiging Pilipino?

    Habang nanunuod ako ng Azkals ngayon napa Wow ako kasi sumasabay na sila sa lupang hinirang dati hindi.

    Habang nagtratrabaho ako may naging client ako akala ko foreigner naisip ko pa nga na mag salita ng English pero nagulat ako ng magtagalog siya Pilipino pala talaga siya ang tatay niya ay foreigner ang pagkakaiba lang natin sa kanya un itsura niya pero ang galing niya mag tagalog.

    Wake up call natin siguro ang nangyari sa unang hirit para sa mga magulang na turuan ang kanilang mga anak na kahit nasaan man silang mundo ay dapat dala parin nila ang pagka Pilipino sa isip sa salita at sa gawa 🙂

  16. Yamhie says:

    “HINDI NAMAN KAYO PILIPINO. NAGPAPANGGAP LANG KAYONG KAYUMANGGi. HINDI KAYO DITO LUMAKI.”

    ~Now, tell us… ANONG HINDI RACIST SA SINABING ITO ni MR. CLAVIO???

  17. Yamhie says:

    Ganda pa naman ng campaign nio na “Think before you click” para sa mga internet users. Eh bakit di nio turuan ang mga news anchor nio ng “THINK BEFORE YOU SPEAK ON NATIONAL TV!”

    ~This is not just about AZKALS… Mr. Clavio’s words hurt not only our Fil-For players… But those who have Pinoy abroad whose children were born and raised out of our country. His words were clearly discriminating! RACIST and biassed!

  18. Mars says:

    We all know that there is such a thing as freedom of speech – and we respect that, but since both Arnold Clavio and Rhea Santos are in the broadcasting industry, we have this thing called RESPONSIBLE BROADCASTING. And I believe that is what both Rhea and Arnold had violated.

    Also, as to the issue that the PFF has misunderstood the remarks of Mr. Arnold Clavio, GMA could you please enlighten the PFF and the other thousand and more people as to what his statements really mean.

    Hope’s everything would end up alright.

  19. Christian Louis P. Batiles says:

    If GMA7 doesn’t see or feel any form of racism in Arnold Clavio’s statement, then there must be really something wrong with GMA 7 right now. In relation to opinions, Clavio said something about SEXCAPADES and PENICILLIN’S? I think that is out of the SEXUAL HARASSMENT case, he is trying to insinuate another kind of issue which is obviously something malicious, and the bottom point is the case and investigation is still going on, anyone is innocent until proven guilty.

  20. Rashie says:

    Ily Neems :

    “Ang pinapatungkulan ni Arnold ay hindi kung Filipino citizen o kung may lahing Pilipino ang mga Azkals kundi kung naisapuso at naisaisip ba nila ang kulturang Pinoy.”
    Really now GMA? and what does “pagsasapuso at pagsasaisip ng kulturang Pinoy” mean?
    Please elaborate. This is as vague as your official statement.

    Hindi ka ba Pilipino? Kasi kailagan pang ielaborate sayo ang Philippine Culture e. 😦

  21. Bill of rights says:

    walang kinikilingan walang prenoprotektahan serbisyong totoo lang GMA network news, MUKHANG TAGAILID sa slogan.

  22. meeee says:

    yan ang walang kinikilingan…walang pipoprotektahan..serbisyong totoo lamang?????

    khit 10 taong gulang maiintindhan kung anu mga pinagsasabi ng 2 sa tv.

  23. Ngayon alam na natin kung ano ang uri ng tao ang mga tagapamahala ng GMA ngunit hindi kayo magtatagumpay sa masama ninyong pakay – oo nasa media kayo at minamanipula ninyo ang mga impormasyong pampubliko sa tunay na katotohanan. Ngunit hindi kayo makakawala sa mata ng panginoon. Let me just utter my appeal to the Lord for help against vicious enemies like the GMA on behalf of millions of Filipinos who were offended from the comments mentioned from the show in Unang Hirit anchored by Arnold Clavio et al. Excerpts from Psalm 108 – *(Recite the whole text of Psalm 108 everyday and we will succeed defeat our enemy – the GMA and all associated with it) – O God whom I praise, do not be silent: for the mouths of deceit and wickedness are opened against me: They speak to me with lying tongues; they beset me with words of hate and attack me without cause,…..Let the Lord thus repay my accusers, all those who speak evil against me.For your name’s sakeact in my defence; in the goodness of your love be my RESCUER……WE WILL CONTINUE THE FIGHT and the PFF should pursue their grievance and complaints in the higher courts. NO ONE IS ABOVE THE RULE OF LAW.

  24. Bratt says:

    well this is just STUPIDITY! wlang RACIST comment, come on!!! Malaking sampal ito sa mga half Filipinos. I myself is a nasaktan eventhough am just an OFW, coz my family and i are not kayumanggi because of our Spanish & Chinese blood. I believe that the parents of Filipinos who grew up abroad teach their kids what culture the Filipinos have. SAKIT NITO PARA SA KANILA!

  25. Inggit lang yan arnold clavio says:

    Anung kalokohan itong sagot ng gma7. Kung ang mensahe ni arnold clavio ay ang hindi pagsasapuso at pagsasaisip ng kulturang Pinoy, bakit ndi niya sabihin ng diretso. Eto ang sinabi nya “Di naman sila mga Filipinos, nagpapanggap lang na kayumangi”. Napakalinaw naman ng mga salita niya, ay obvious na walang ibang ibig sabihin. Ginagawa niyo ba kaming tangga. Sayang, mas gusto ko pa naman kayo kumpara sa abscbn. Pero, nawalan nako ng gana. I guess, im not speaking for myself here. Kaya kung gusto nyo mabalik ang tiwala ng manonood nyo sa inyo, there must be punishment for this irresponsible journalism, as this is a disgrace to your profession.

  26. icoy san pedro says:

    Bulok!

  27. Mourn says:

    TANGINA THIS!

  28. Fernan Magallanes says:

    malapit na mahal na araw, dapat simulan na ni crabio magpasan ng cruz para mabawasan mga kasalanan nya sa pagiging racist

  29. yeah28 says:

    akala ni crabio cya si tonying.pagaya-gaya.di naman kaya gayahin.yong si tonying nag bibigay yon ng mga opinyon sa mga bagay pero iniisip muna niya ito bago sabihin.hindi ka si tonying boy!wag kang gaya-gaya.maging puppet kana lang.may pa sexcapade sexcapade pa ang pota

  30. CRABIO says:

    gma i rewind nyu ang sinabi ni crabio para maliwanagan kau! di lang mga bingi host nyu buyoy pa.

  31. T2Bob says:

    Arnold Clavio and GMA Network, you just lost one viewer today!!!!

  32. CRABIO says:

    para ano pa ang programang nyung pinoy abroad ha? kung kinakahiya nyu ang mga OFW na tulad nmin? pag makita ko sa ibang bansa yan ikakahiya ko rin kau!

  33. Ms. Mel Tiangco, isa ka pa. Hindi ka dapat nagsalita ng, “I love it” last night sa 24 Oras tungkol sa mga “opinions” nina Clavio at Santos. No wonder tinanggal ka ng ABS-CBN noon.

  34. puppet CRABIO says:

  35. OLINOE says:

    DOWN WITH ARNOLD AND GMA,AFTER ALL,IT SEEMS YOUR JUST GOOD ONLY IN SLOGANS AND NOT IN PRACTICE.SHAME ON YOU KAPUSO!

  36. erwin says:

    this is BS..I watched the video commentary from Arnold over and over again..It seems like he is racist to me. “Hindi ko kayo kakultura. Kasi wala dito [sabay turo sa kanyang puso] at wala dito [sabay turo sa kanyang ulo].
    “Hindi naman kayo Filipino. Nagpapanggap lang kayong kayumanggi.
    “Hindi kayo dito lumaki, mahirap yun. Insensitive.”
    Shame on them(GMA 7)..(Are they Blind?wala daw nakitang racist at discriminatory comments amf naman ow.. You dont need to be a rocket scientist to figure it out)

  37. OK – let us discuss a line from GMA’s letter in response to PFF’s letter intellectually and sensitvely – the line said “Meron pong karapatan sina Arnlold, Rhea at iba pang host na ihayag ang kanilang opinyon” translated in English this would mean “Arnold, Rhea and the other hosts has a “right” in expressing their opinion”. Now -common GMA has it ever occurred to you and that you must understand that any expression of rights come responsibilities just as we all have human rights we also have responsibilities to respect and protect the rights of others – Arnold, Rhea and those other hosts were just spreading malicious gossips and making offensive comments about millions of Filipinos of mixed parenthood and also Filipinos born overseas – do they have that kind of rights? Is it exclusive for Arnold Clavio and the other hosts in your show to have that kind of unfounded accusations? The expression of rights carries special duties and responsibilities and it is commonly subject to limitations as with libel, slander, obscenity and incitement. Rights is subject to certain restrictions most especially when respecting the rights and REPUTATION of others. They have indeed BESMIRCHED the reputation not only of the Azkals Team but also millions of Filipinos living inside or outside the Philippines. The PFF should pursue this case to the courts.

  38. To Arnold Clavio, Rhea Santos and Mel Tiangco:

    MAY YOUR TRIBE DECREASE!

  39. Rod says:

    Instead of sanctioning kinunsinti pa! What’s happening to GMA7 and its Serbisyong Totoo? At pinalabas pa na mahinang umintindi ang mga viewers samantalang kahit ilang beses i-replay klaro na racist at discriminatory ang mga statements ni Arnold. Ang apology ni Arnold para namang hindi apology kundi justification at palusot sa sinabi niya.
    Sana rendahan ng MTCRB ang mga networks na maraming programa ay nagiging tsismoso na ang dating at yung iba namang mga sumbungan ng bayan parang police at judges kung umasta. Hindi sila police at judicial entities kaya dapat limitahan nila ang trabaho sa reporting ng substantiated at documented complaints.
    Tulad ng kay Cristy Ramos. Nauna pa sa media bago sa korte. In fact wala ngang nai-file sa court kundi sa PFF pa lang and since the other parties ay nasa ibang bansa playing for our country wala pang investigations at ruling. Yet kung magsalita si Arnold kinondena na niya at hinatulan ang Azkals. Dito pa lang bagsak na siya sa ethical standards ng journalism.
    Regardless of the PFF ruling on the case, foul si Arnold at ang GMA7 and MTCRB should not let this pass without sanction. Unless takot sila kay Tabako at kay Gozon.

  40. Aristedes John Foronda says:

    Hello IM Mr. ARIS FORONDA…really so sad to hear the comment of arnold clavio ..I have a two lovey grand daugther in the united states…they are filipino and ako ay kayumanggi..however, my daughter Abigail husband mark is not kayumanggi white sya pero taga bacolod… lumaki sya sa amerika..Now my point is…hindi naman sa kayumangi or color ng tao ang makikita ang tunay na pilipino..mararamdaman mo yan sa pakikitungo nya sayo…kahit na mukha syang amerikano..pero pinoy sya nasa pag sasamahan nyo yan…meron ako kaibigan robert prettyman amerikano sya sa tingin mo pero kausapin mo jeproks mag tagalog…slang…parang tambay sa kanto kausap..kasi pinay ermats nya…now..si arnold siguro hindi lumabas ng bansa na matagal kaya di nya alam na naka offend sya ng tao..at kapwa nya pa pilipino. na.white..black…yellow or brown…hindi ko alam kung paano natin mabibigyan ng chances si arnold sa ginawa nya…mag resign sya and or suspension di ko alam ang code of discipline ng GMA… AND OR PUBLIC APPOLOGY NA LANG..kasi mga kababayan pilipino din tinitira natin si arnold taga TONDO yan…ang akin lang maaring nag kamali sya million of fans ng azkhal nasaktan..delubyo na inabot ng azkhal pati anak ni fvr dinadale sila…ang hirap mag perform pag ang daming struggle sa buhay mo…pero may salita naman PATAWAD tama ba mga kababayan ko…why dont we try to give mercy to mr clavio..and let’s wait for his trial kung meron nga…yun lang po ang sa akin…instead of GALIT ang ibigay natin kay rhea and ARNOLD pagmamahal na lang okay ba yun..kasi lahat tayo apektado na..at higit sa lahat ang krisis sa ating bansa….pagtulungan na lang natin mga kababayan ko..white,black,yellow and brown okay ba…godbless at mabuhay ang PILIPINAS…

  41. tougun says:

    bobo daw kasi tayo mga viewers eh. Saan school ba sila nag aaral para hindi nila maintindihan mga sinasabi nila.

  42. mayi maduro says:

    damn this arnold clavio kala mo nman may nagagawa pra sa bansa as if he had commited any international awards,kala mo nman may nagagawa pra maiangat ang bansa….pakkk

    nakakapagint ng ulo di na lang manahimik..

  43. Solstice says:

    I’m a nurse and currently working on Kuwait. I am pregnant now with my 3rd child who happens to be his father is a black American whom I met in Kuwait. When I watched the show Unang Hirit ( in YouTube ), I was really disappointed by the way Mr. Clavio commented about the issue of the Azkals. I am a pure Filipino, and my “husband” is a black American, and as far as I knew, my unborn child is a half-Filipino half-American, whichever angles you will gonna look at it. I want to ask Mr. Arnold Clavio, when my son will be born with a darker skin, will he not be considered a Filipino because he’s not kayumanggi? Just a question….

  44. Leandro Atienza Dawal says:

    ,,,par sa akn isa po itong trails sa lahat ga player ng AZKALS lanu na sa kanilang team ..wala akong masabi marahil mayron lang silang nasagasaan o mero ding medyo tawagin nalang nating lumaki ang ulo dahil sa kanilang kasikatan at nalimutan ang kanilang pinanggalingan….


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