This week, we’ve seen different people defend all sorts of things – from something simple as championship titles, to deeper contexts such as pride and dignity. Some defended themselves through fist fights, some defended themselves through social media. Now that we’ve reached the weekend, let’s see which forms of defense were in our losers and winners list:
FIBA Decision. Defending their pride during their game with Australia didn’t sit too well with FIBA. Now, it’s time Gilas Pilipinas and Australian Boomers face the sanctions given by the organizers. Suspending our 13 players are quite expected, but with 2 coaches? Humiliating. We wonder what Gilas’ move will be after almost losing all our players in the next few games.
Pacquiao Wins. To be fair, Sen. Pacquiao succeeded in defeating Lucas Matthyse with a TKO. Impressive given his age of 39. What made this fall in our loser bracket is that, his fights are making more resounding good news than his work in the government. Hopes are high that the next good news about him is maybe making good changes for the Philippines?
DC Streaming. Great news for DC fans! The concept of the streaming service is a dream come true for every die-hard fan: streaming of new shows and comics are also available in this streaming service. Sadly, not for Filipino DC fans.
Angono Anti-Rape Campaign. Rape will never, ever, ever, be good. This was also supposed to be in the loser bracket. But we are grateful for the netizens and Sen. Hontiveros for pointing out the wrong in that rape reminder that had our heads shaking. Also, Sen. Hontiveros’ compassion and will to help the Angono PNP to prevent disinformation was truly admirable.
Abusive Boyfriend. Also, this will never, ever be good. Any form of abuse is unhealthy. It is through the stories they shared on Twitter that people, whom they do not know, showed their sympathy to the abused and defending the abused to those who are still taking the side of the abuser. Some even offered help for the girls. Faith in humanity restored!
Mara Martin. For the longest time, the primary purpose women’s breast are known and it is to nurture. The deed of this model-slash-mom was really brave yet, people always had something to say. Yet she defended herself from all these haters by tagging other amazing women in her post. It’s a definite win for Mara Martin, good job momma! To the haters, suck it up, guys. (no pun intended)
Tournament Champions. France rejoiced as they took home their second FIFA world cup trophy in history! As for the not-so-favored-by-the-crowd Novak Djokovic, and the unexpected Angelique Kerber taking home their Wimbledon trophies, we congratulate them as well. All these champions went through challenging opponents. What a great week for sports!
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