One-on-one with Coach Haydee
country or not, with or without a medal, what is important is their journey as an athlete. Kung sakaling hindi kami matuloy, masakit po lalo na para sa pitong holdovers.
8. Paano kung payagan na nga ang team sa SEA Games pero sabihin naman ng PSC na kanya-kanya ang gastos ?
If we are qualified to represent the country, I think the government should spend for us. According to their press releases, POC and PSC do not want the policy of " have money, will travel ". So bakit po nila ngayon papalitan ? Pero di na po kami magtataka kung sabihin man nila na kailangan namin bunuin ang gastos papuntang Myanmar. Ang sa akin lang, rate our performance. In 2010, we gave the country a gold medal in women's basketball after 35 years. In 2011, a silver medal in SEA Games. In 2012, sumali kami sa Asian 3-on-3 and we won bronze. Mrs. Tiu paid for our trip sa 3-on-3. PSC reimbursed what we spent on that trip only because we won a bronze medal. Sinoli yung ginastos namin dahil nanalo kami ng medalya. Modesty aside, this team has proven itself to be a winner. And yet, we are not being treated well by the sports bodies that are tasked to serve the interests of our athletes.
PHILIPPINE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL COACH HAYDEE ONG