I guess Estrada isn't getting his kickback after all. He is no longer President, but he is still beholden to the businessman who lines his pockets without thinking about the loss in cultural heritage not to mention one of the few remaining sporting facilities that the city he is suppose to be administering and the country as a whole would have suffered, if he had gotten his way.
Save Manila just posted an update on Philippine Government: Save Rizal Memorial Sports Complex Victory! RMSC is now a National Heritage Landmark!
Apr 20, 2017 — From NHCP: The National Historical Commission of the Philippines declared the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex in Malate, Manila a National Historical Landmark through Resolution No. 5, S. 2017 approved on March 27, 2017. The National Museum of the Philippines earlier declared the Heritage Stadium Buildings of Rizal Memorial Complex as Important Cultural Properties through Museum Declaration No. 13-2016 on December 16, 2016. Full declaration: www.facebook.com/nccancms/photos/a.423653597756535.1073741825.125011134287451/1194124510709436/?type=3&theater
Any destruction, demolition, mutilation or damages are prohibited by Republic Act No. 10066 or National Cultural Heritage Act of 2009 (http://www.lawphil.net/statutes/repacts/ra2010/ra_10066_2010.html)
We will still have to push for the rehabilitation of the whole Complex and the rest of Harrison Park, and promote sports and green spaces.
Men's National Team The Rizal Memorial Stadium is Alive Again as well as Philippine Football
REMEMBER THE DATE. November 29, 2019, the day when the Rizal Memorial Stadium came back into life thanks to the Philippine Azkals U-22.
It was quite a long time ago when the Rizal Memorial Stadium was filled to the rafters. If I remembered it correctly, it was during the 2014 AFF Suzuki Cup semi-finals first leg against Thailand where we held the eventual finalists then to a nil-nil draw.
Despite the result that day, everyone were still jubilant and were hopeful that we can make it to the final for the first time in the history of the tournament but after a three-nil defeat in Thailand, the fans started to turn their back on the squad.
For more years to come since 2014, the attendance be it in the Rizal Memorial Stadium or wherever the Azkals play seems to be declining.
The only time the attendance of an Azkals match went over 5,000 was when the philippines won three goals to two over north Korea back in 2016.
The importance of the match between the Young Azkals and Malaysia was evident as over 6,500 fans flocked the historic Rizal Memorial Stadium to help the home side.
People from different parts of the country came together and chanted for the entire match and witnessed how the Young Azkals relived the spirit of the 1991 SEA Games.
Flashback to November 28, 1991, Norman Fegidero of the Philippines scored the winner against Malaysia on the 84th minute of their encounter which sent the fans at the Rizal Stadium in absolute pandemonium.
The Philippine Azkals @theazkalsph
WE’RE GOING TO PARTY LIKE IT’S 1991!!! #OneBlood 782 7:52 AM - Nov 29, 2019
Fast forward to November 29, 2019, team captain Stephan Schröck scored a screamer from an unchartered territory on the 74th minute of the match sending 6,500 people jumping up and down, screaming and even crying as they just witnessed how the Young Azkals replicated history.
Seeing the packed Rizal Stadium coming into life, especially from the stands, was just something magical. I’ve witnessed many games of the Azkals in this stadium but today was something special.
Not only does the Young Azkals kept their fighting chance to progress to the semifinals of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games, this match also served as a time machine for those who were not around when the Philippines dealt Malaysia a 1-nil loss in the 1991 SEA Games.
This win could be considered as one of the biggest wins for Philippine Football not because we’ve beaten Malaysia after 28 years of waiting, but because it reignited the support from each and every one of us.
Over the last five years, it’s been difficult to ask the fans to come down to the stadium and watch the games of not only the Azkals but also the Philippines Football League. With this win, we hope the fans will continue to support Philippine Football by watching the remaining games of the Philippines be it the Azkals or their counterparts the women’s team who just booked their semifinals ticket after a five-nil thrashing of Malaysia at the Biñan Football stadium on the same day the Young Azkals repeated the glory of 1991.
We also encourage the fans to watch the upcoming league matches next year as 2020 will serve as the biggest year for Philippine Football. The introduction of Qatar Airways as the title sponsor for the next three seasons of the PFL should bring league football closer to the masses as well as to bring in more sponsors that will help the league flourish.
Let’s just hope that through this win, football fans here in the country will go out more to watch the games live and have a taste of great football action.
BoyBacolod: what lol 😋
Feb 23, 2019 12:57:25 GMT 8
truman: keep ting on basketball, mate. accept it, we can't cope up with its popularity. Dont hate on the sport. Blame PFF for not marketing the sport well enough.Now that the Philippines is in the FIBA World Cup, it would be a loooot harder for ustogainsupport
Feb 25, 2019 0:44:10 GMT 8
BoyBacolod: If some UAAP or NCAA schools will join the new league in one form or another, it may remove the gap between U22s and seniors. The schools can devise a system akin to sports academies, education is important after all.
Feb 28, 2019 18:16:35 GMT 8
BoyBacolod: Will the PFL be like the San Marino league system, where there are no so-called "home" stadiums.
Mar 2, 2019 12:39:19 GMT 8
leoisiah: Gibraltar also has a single stadium for their league.
Mar 12, 2019 8:27:57 GMT 8
BoyBacolod: Rules are rules are rules. The two clubs should have known better. They are given loads of time to act on it. And to those who say PFF sucks, sometimes they do but one thing they are consistent is sticking to the rules.
Mar 25, 2019 10:42:16 GMT 8
truman: Agree @boybacolod
Mar 25, 2019 14:49:21 GMT 8
truman: lowkey cringe sa conyoness ng PPL FB page.
Apr 8, 2019 10:11:23 GMT 8
truman: sad day for philippine football
Apr 27, 2019 13:22:38 GMT 8
BoyBacolod: Why I like UAAP football, no more extra games for seeding.Makes me think about European efficiency. Wish gayahin din sa basketball (very sketchy tiebreakers), like Euroleague.
May 8, 2019 14:02:35 GMT 8
BoyBacolod: Negros Occidental footy fans, expect more football this 2019, now that a San Carlos native is governor.
May 14, 2019 2:05:22 GMT 8
Jun 9, 2019 18:39:47 GMT 8
@BoyBacolod: Hamak na mungkahi lang. Mabuti siguro kung maipromote ulit ang larong sipa. Daming maling sa sipa na mga bata, mabuting transistion for futsal, kung hindi regular football. Parang sa Thailand, sepak takraw, o chinlone sa Myanmar.
Jul 24, 2019 19:12:53 GMT 8
bluedevil2k8: guys please support the across the line podcast
Sept 16, 2019 19:18:16 GMT 8
papajamba: listening now to simone rota - across the line podcast
Sept 16, 2019 23:48:32 GMT 8
BoyBacolod: As long as Ricky Yanson is professional to Ceres FC and extends support to the Azkals in general (Ceres Azkals in particular) during home games, he can be PFF president in my book. Much better will be reconciling with Leo, though that idea is Farfetch'd.
Sept 21, 2019 23:07:36 GMT 8
BoyBacolod: Kaya fans wishing that Ricky Yanson wins the PFF presidency is akin to GMA fans wishing that Congress and President Duterte will not renew ABS-CBN's franchise.
Oct 24, 2019 21:10:39 GMT 8
BoyBacolod: We will wait for the basketball and volleyball ASEAN teams and then we compare their reception to that given to the football delegations, where ALL ASEAN nations participate. Now there will be foreign scrutiny in every move of PHISGOC.
Nov 24, 2019 23:20:26 GMT 8
BoyBacolod: DDS trolls underestimated the SEA football community. Having no prior exposure to football culture, they dismiss any and all so-called sabotages as destabilization plots, to the point that they do not support the teams, especially the women.
Nov 27, 2019 15:25:36 GMT 8