Hold your punches after SEA Games hosting

I try to disregard the ongoing “kaldero” issue of the Southeast Asian Games which the Philippines is hosting starting this month.

However, when a former President of the Republic joins the fray, di na makaya ni.

“We could have built a cheaper SEA Games cauldron”, says former president Noynoy Aquino in published reports.

Sure we can.  Ana baya ta mga Pilipino, kung asa maka barato, didto ta.

However, it begs the question of quality and pride of the Filipino as a nation.

Sure we can build a cheaper cauldron.

We can just hire anybody to design it and construct it.

Sure we can.  Probably save around 20 million pesos or 30. So, P20M na lang ang gastos.

What makes me irritated is the fact that you guys like to criticize this administration, managed by the first Philippine president from Mindanao, at every opportunity.

If I am a former president of this republic, I will never make such statement. I will hold my punches after the hosting of the SEA Games.

Leaders are supposed to unify people in sports and not to be a source or a cause for division.

Hapit na ang SEA Games, mo criticize pa gyud.

What will our ASEAN neighbours say about us as SEA Games host?

Grabeha ani nila oh, manaway gihapon, hapit na ang SEA Games.  Mao nay storya ron former president Noynoy. Gone are the days of statesmanship. Wa na gyud.

This is the time to work together to ensure the success of the SEA Games.

This is the time to build friendship.

This is the time to show what Filipinos can do in sports.

Let the SEA Games go smoothly guys.

Stop those criticisms.

After the SEA Games hosting, resume your attacks if you want.

Nobody can stop you from making statements against Mayor Digong, leaders of the sports community, against Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano, against Senate sports committee chairman Senator Bong Go, against POC head Bambol Tolentino, against PSC chairman Butch Ramirez and the hard-working staff of the organizing committee.

Pwede? Stop sa.  Para “disente” sad ta tan awon sa atong mga ASEAN neighbors.