Despite Arnold Clavio’s racist comments towards the Azkals, I still respect and love this guy, or should I say, I’m trying hard what I always did before the incident happened on national television.
This was his comments in a segment in Unang Hirit:
“Hindi ko kayo ka-kultura. Kasi wala dito (pointing to his chest)…. at wala dito (pointing to his head)…”
“Hindi naman kayo Pilipino. Nagpapanggap lang kayong kayumanggi. Hindi kayo dito lumaki”…
As part Chinese myself I was a constant butt of racist jokes by my peers when I was a kid.
Nonetheless, I still love this country.
I will qoute Beatriz Ayala again:
“Anything that will be good for the Philippines I will be interested in. Like an opportunity like this, you will see me in it.”
Beatriz Ayala does not have a kayumanggi skin, she’s of Spanish descent.
Please read my past article about Wrong Ideas about Filipino Nationalism.
Also read an article Filipino Ako written by a Chinese Filipino