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PHILIPPINES PROTESTS ZERO SCORES FOR ITS DIVERS AT SOUTHEAST ASIAN GAMES IN SINGAPORE

SINGAPORE (The Adobo Chronicles) – Officials of the Philippine delegation to the Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) in Singapore filed a formal protest today, contesting the zero scores the judges gave to two of its diving athletes.

The Filipino divers failed to  complete their rotations during their dive. One landed flat on his back and the other went into the pool, feet first.

“It is a matter of pride and fairness ” the officials contended. “We aren’t asking for a medal. All we are asking is that the zero scores be reversed to at least recognize the degree of difficulty with which our young athletes performed in the competition.”

The officials also said that their divers broke all existing world records with a feat no athlete has ever attempted before.

WARDROBE MALFUNCTION: PHILIPPINES AT WAR WITH CHINA?

Richardson, left, and Cray
Richardson, left, and Cray

SINGAPORE (The Adobo Chronicles ) – Peace-loving Filipinos always know how to display or wear the Philippine flag. Or do they?

At the Southeast Asian Games in Singapore, Filipino track and field athletes, including gold medalists Eric Shaun Cray and Kayla Richardson,  were photographed wearing uniforms with an inverted Philippine flag.

The blue stripe is always on top and the red stripe on the bottom — unless the Philippines has declared, or is at war, with another country. The athletes’ uniforms had the red stripe on top.

Athletics chief Philip Juico  explained later that it was just a mistake by the supplier.

Unconfirmed reports say that the uniforms were made in China.

China and the Philippines are currently involved in an escalating territorial dispute over oil-rich islands in the South China Sea, known as the Spratly islands.

Hmmmm.

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