An Appeal from the Philippine National Football Team sign now

Mabuhay!

The Philippine National Mens Football Team would like to offer to every Filipino this great triumph achieved in the football fields of Vietnam.

In the 14-history of the Suzuki Cup, the Philippines only qualified twice in the biennial competition that is at once the most prestigious tournament in the Asean region.

To get through the final rounds competition in Vietnam, we played three qualifying matches Laos where we finished second to the host country to advance to Vietnam.

And for the first time, we have advanced to the semifinals where the Philippines will play Indonesia in a home and away series where the winner, determined through the aggregate goal score, will play for the championship.

As we drew 1-1 with mighty Singapore and beat the defending champions Vietnam on their home turf 2-nil with 40,000 people in the stands cheering them on, we got word of how you, our fellow Filipinos watched us, cheered us, and sent us messages of support.

Believe us when we say that it was fantastic to hear and see all of that considering how the sport has largely gone unnoticed back home. We hope that this will be the start of football taking its rightful place as a premier sport In the Philippines.

As we drew Myanmar in a scoreless affair that saw us finish second to Vietnam in our Group, we received word that the Asean Football Federation has deemed that our homefield of Panaad, Bacolod to not be up to the requirements of the AFF Suzuki Cup after consultations with PFF President Jose Mari Martinez and therefore our hard-fought home game will be played either in a neutral venue or at the homefield of the other semis winner.

We deplore this decision that was arrived at without consulting the national team management team or even having the facilities inspected. We believe that this is an opportunity to provide Filipinos with a chance to watch some world-class football action that will inspire our countrymen to take up the sport and break new ground for the Philippines.

Just as you were all on our side when we were playing in Vietnam, we ask that every Filipino and football fan out there to express this indignation with regard to this decision in every venue, fora, or media so that we may treat the country to Azkals football. We implore you to express yourself on twitter, facebook, messenger, and everywhere else.

After all, the home field game is rightfully ours.

The Philippine National Mens Football Team

The Philippine Mens National Football Team to the 2010 Suzuki Cup: Ian Araneta, Jerry Barbaso, Yanti Barsales, David Mark Basa, Joebel Bermejo, Alexander Borromeo, Emelio Caligdong, Christopher Camcam, Jason de Jong, Anton del Rosario, Neil Etheridge, Mark Ferrer, Roel Gener, Robert Gier, Christopher Greatwich, Peter Jaugan, Ray Jonsson, Nestor Margarse, Reymark Palmes, Kristopher Relucio, Eduard Sacapaсo, James Younghusband, and Philip Younghusband.

Coaching staff and management: Simon Alexander McMenemy, Edwin Cabalida, Edzel Bracamonte, Rolando Piсero, Walfred Javier, Josef Malinay, and Dan Palami. The teams media officer is Rick Olivares.

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  • 27 February 20161000. Ezra Philkintanara
    a home game should be played at home. it is not for martinez to decide.
  • 25 February 2016999. Roy E
    I support this petition
  • 24 February 2016998. Juana Delac
    I support this petition
  • 24 February 2016997. Ishtar P
    I support this petition
  • 21 February 2016996. Vanessa E
    I support this petition
  • 15 February 2016995. Randel U
    SIGE NA PARANG AWA NYO NAAAA
  • 15 February 2016994. Talili Darioj
    I support this petition
  • 12 February 2016993. Jaylar L
    Wow may football team na pala ung philippines..Go team philippines!!
  • 10 February 2016992. Jennika S
    we have good players! Football can help us to eliminate poverty and corruption in a Philippines. This is a new advocacy, Philippine National Football Team go!
  • 07 February 2016991. Daniel Carrillo
    They should play it Philippine ground.
  • 07 February 2016990. Aina Vm
    go TEAM Philippines!!
  • 07 February 2016989. Catherine I
    this would be an awesome chance to further create an awareness for the sport in our country! :)
  • 05 February 2016988. Ronna Y
    I support this petition
  • 04 February 2016987. Vina P
    I support this petition
  • 03 February 2016986. Rey Aviladep
    I support this petition
  • 26 January 2016985. Ronaldo D
    you'll never walk alone
  • 25 January 2016984. Badreldin Ee
    I support this petition
  • 24 January 2016983. Enrique P
    Jose Martinez is more interested on the profits than the hosting and winning. Shame on him. Pls resign. FIFA hope your listening. AFF give us a chance to see live match of our National Team and devlop football in our country.
  • 21 January 2016982. Krishna Klairecg
    it's not the spectators that counts, it's the honor! whether we have small stadiums here, so what? It's more important to play real Pinoy pride!
  • 17 January 2016981. Eli T
    Seize the moment for the beautiful game and the passion of the world to be Philippines' passion also!
  • 14 January 2016980. Patricia D
    I support this petition
  • 14 January 2016979. Jhonmarc Miranda
    plzzzzz ..........yes
  • 12 January 2016978. Allain Russa
    it should be a home game becoz team philipines deserve it even thou we dont have a stadium...
  • 04 January 2016977. Randy V
    Arriba Azkals!!!!!!
  • 04 January 2016976. Raphael A
    bring the semis home
  • 02 January 2016975. Chuck S
    Oust those who say Panaad Stadium in Bacolod is not suitable to play! I've watched the Azkals play against Cambodia and Laos at the last AFF Cup, it is way suitable!
  • 01 January 2016974. Richard Iant
    I support this petition

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Rowena BeltranBy:
Justice, rights and public orderIn:
Petition target:
Asean Football Federation (Suzuki Cup 2010)

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