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    Friday, August 5, 2011

    Was There Game Fixing in the Game Between Talk 'n Text and Petron Blaze Last Night? Ronnie Nathanielsz Clears The Issue





    One of the legendary sports commentators in the Philippines his heart out thru writing a short composition about what happened in the Talk 'n Text and Petron Blaze semi-finals game last night. I got his idea but I was a bit surprised that in the last paragraph he mentioned something about game fixing. I wasn't well versed about our law regarding game fixing and so I googled it and thankfully I was able to read some important information about it. In the latter part of this post I'll share to you the information that I found and that I read about game fixing, but first, here's Sir. Ronnie's composition.

    From Sir. Ronnie:
    "You are expected to play hard every moment of every game no matter what. That is why Jaworski and his Ginebra squad earned acclaim for their never say die spirit. Teams are expected to play to win, not play to lose!

    If Talk N' Text was a comparatively weak team who needed to pick the team it had the best chance of beating in the finals maybe we would have made a little concession. But they are surely the strongest squad in the PBA and now assured of a grandslam although in many minds it will ring hollow.

    The accepted strategy is to play to win, not to lose. Period. Because if you claim that losing is a strategy then that, in some ways, amounts to game-fixing!"

    And to those who don't know what Game Fixing is, here is our Philippine Law regarding the said felony. I'm sharing this to you because I want you to be well guided about certain issues like this.

    MALACA√ĎANG
    M a n i l a

    PRESIDENTIAL DECREE No. 483 June 13, 1974

    PENALIZING BETTING, GAME-FIXING OR POINT SHAVING AND MACHINATIONS IN SPORTS CONTESTS

    WHEREAS, the evil that is gambling has again shown its ugly head in the recently-discovered game-fixing or point- shaving scandals during sports contests;

    WHEREAS, one of the objectives of the New Society is the development and promotion of desirable moral and cultural values;

    WHEREAS, there is urgent need to protect one youth and sports programs and the morality of our society, especially the youth, from the eroding influence of unscrupulous persons who, through fraudulent schemes of game-fixing or point-shaving and other machinations, have made basketball and other sports contests, games and races their media of subverting the aims and goals of true Philippine sportsmanship;

    NOW, THEREFORE, I, FERDINAND E. MARCOS, by virtue of the powers vested in me by the Constitution, and pursuant to Proclamations No. 1081, dated September 21, 1972 and No. 1104, dated January 17, 1973; and General Order No. 1, dated September 22, 1972, do hereby order and decree that the following shall be part of the law of the land:

    Section 1. Definitions. For purposes of this Decree, the following terms shall mean and be understood to be as hereunder indicated:

    a. Betting money or any object or article of value or representative of value upon the result of any game, races and other sports contest.

    b. Game-fixing any arrangement, combination, scheme or agreement by which the result of any game, races or sports contests shall be predicted and/or known other than on the basis of the honest playing skill or ability of the players or participants.

    c. Point-shaving any such arrangement, combination, scheme or agreement by which the skill or ability of any player or participant in a game, races or sports contests to make points or scores shall be limited deliberately in order to influence the result thereof in favor of one or other team, player or participant therein.

    d. Game-machinations any other fraudulent, deceitful, unfair or dishonest means, method, manner or practice employed for the purpose of influencing the result of any game, races or sport contest.

    Section 2. Betting, game-fixing, point-shaving or game machination unlawful. Game-fixing, point-shaving, machination, as defined in the preceding section, in connection with the games of basketball, volleyball, softball, baseball; chess, boxing bouts, "jai-alai", "sipa", "pelota" and all other sports contests, games or races; as well as betting therein except as may be authorized by law, is hereby declared unlawful.

    Section 3. Penalty. Any violation of this Decree, or of the rules and regulations promulgated in accordance herewith, shall be punished in the manner following:

    a. When the offender is an official, such as promoter, referee, umpire, judge, or coach in the game, race or sports contests, or the manager or sponsor of any participating team, individual or player therein, or participants or players in such games, races or other sports contests, he shall, upon conviction, be punished by prision correccional in its maximum period and a fine of 2,000 pesos with subsidiary imprisonment in case of insolvency, at the discretion of the court. This penalty shall also be imposed when the offenders compose a syndicate of five or more persons.

    b. In case of any offender, he shall, upon conviction, be punished by prision correccional in its medium period and a fine of 1,000 pesos with subsidiary imprisonment in case of insolvency at the discretion of the court.

    c. When the offender is an official or employee of any government office or agency concerned with the enforcement or administration of laws and regulations on sports the penalty provided for in the preceding Section 3 a small be imposed. In addition, he shall be disqualified from holding any public office or employment for life. If he is an alien, he may be deported.

    16 comments:

    Anonymous said...

    Hahaha.. Buti na.. Dapat imbestigahan ito. I proved my comment sa isang article last thursday. Before the game, iniisip na ni chot kung panu nila ibebenta ang laban.. Takot na takot ang Texters sa Ginebra and im sure mahihirapan silang kuhanin ang Grandslam this conference kung GINEBRA ang makakalaban nila.. Tignan mo nga naman ang nangyari last night. Bentang benta.. Even mga announcers kitang kita.. at bino boo ang texters pag labas ng araneta.. Kasi takot na takot ang texters na Ginebra makalaban sa finals at sigurado na alanganin sa graqndslam at bka masikwat pa ng Ginebra.. haha.. Coach chot is wise.....they pick Petron or alaska,, wag lang ang ating GINEBRA... go ginebra fight fight fight.. The true warrior is ang Ginebra... fight fight fight...

    Anonymous said...

    sayang Mr. salud ang ganda na ng simula mo dahil d2 sa pangyayari lagapak ka! biruin mo sa mismong laro sinisigaw ng tao na BENTA! kami d2 sa saudi dismayado talaga sayang pag hihirap ng ALASKA at BGK! chot makuha mo man ang championship sa puso namin di kayo champion di kayo naka grandslam ang tunay na champion walang kinakatakutan walang inuurungan! Dapat gumaya kayo ky pacman lahat kahit giant haharapin makuha lang ang panalo ang respeto! kayo po masasabi nyo bang magaling kayo? masasabi nyo bang kayo ang champion in d end talo kayo sa puso namin kc iniwasan nyo ang malalaks na kalaban! di po kayo karapat dapat sayang ang respeto namin sa inyo sana may manood pa sa PBA sayang talaga

    Anonymous said...

    SA NAPANOOD KO KAGABI, GINAMIT ANG MGA PLAYERS NA D NMN USSUALLY GINAGAMIT NG TALK N TXT, MARAMI ANG NASAKTAN SA SISTEMA NA KAILNGAN MONG PUMILI NG MAKAKALBAN, MAY MGA INSTANCES PA NA D NAGAGALIT C COACH CHOT PAG MALI ANG TAWAG NG MGA REF LAST NYT,, EWAN KO PERO ANG LAKI NG NAWALANG RESPETO NG MGA TAO SA LARO NA PINAKITA NYO KAHAPON, IM ALSO A PLAYER PERO DKO KAYANG SIKMURAIN ANG IBENTA ANG BAWAT LARO KO MAKAMIT KO LNG ANG KUNG ANO ANGT GUSTO KO,, SAYANG, MAS MATATANGGAP KO PA NA MATALO NA MAY PUSO KESA MANALO NG WALANG PAWIS NA PUHUNAN,,

    Anonymous said...

    tanggalin na c Mr. SALUD wala shang kowentang comis.

    Anonymous said...

    sad day for phil basketball... where is the spirit of sports and competition? what we see is a dark cloud of self promotion covering phil basketball... with this kinds of action, phil professional basketball is doomed...

    Anonymous said...

    mga talunan walang iyakan lagi kayong ganyan pag talo,,, lalu nang mga ginebra fans... sports lang he he he..

    Anonymous said...

    Tingin ko hindi umiwas ang TNT n mklaban ang GINEBRA. Bkit nila iiwasan ang GINEBRA, d b 2 beses nila tinalo ang GINEBRA ngaung conference n to? Mas lalo nmn cguro n hnd cla umiwas n mkalaban ang GINEBRA s finals kc d b panalo dn ang TNT nung last finals laban s GINEBRA? ALASKA fan ako pero tingin ko ayaw lang mapagod ng TNT ang players nla kc ngaung season n to cla n ang may pinaka marami nlaro. Kung ung laban nga ng GINEBRA at ROS wla ngsbi n benta e.. Kc pwede nmn plaruin ng ROS ang import nla pro d nla pnlro..

    Anonymous said...

    andami bitter na Ginebra fans dito. kaya wala sa finals ang ginebra dahil binenta ng ginebra ung laban nila sa Petron. benta daw TnT. pareho lng na benta ang Ginebra at TnT.

    Anonymous said...

    Natatakot ang Talk n' Text sa Ginebra dahil baka matatalo sila at hindi makapag - grandslam kaya binenta ng Talk n' Text ang laban nila sa Petron.

    Anonymous said...

    Nakakahiya kayo!!!

    Anonymous said...

    wala naman dapat pagtalunan... no match ginebra sa tnt... ilang beses na tinalo ng tnt ang ginebra... alam na ntin un... masyado lang bitter mga ginebra fans... pag talo, manahimik nman kayo at tumanggap ng pagkatalo... kung ginalingan agad ng ginebra,e di madami sana sila wins at hindi umaasa ngaun sa quotient... hahahha... bawi na lng kau next season... pero alaska team ko...

    Anonymous said...

    kung last conference nga halos tinapos nila ng 8-1 sa standing tapos ngaun naman 9-3... ano pa masasabi nyo jan... talagang isa sila sa team to beat at talagang pinaghirapan nila lahat ng game nila... bitter lang talaga masyado taga ginebra.... bitter!!!!!!

    Anonymous said...

    Bobo ka.. hindi kaba nanunuod ng PBA.. kahit sinu pa kalaban ng GINEBRA.. basta puso na ang lumaban kahit alam nating underdog ang GINEBRA kayang kaya nila.. sa GINEBRA mo malalaman na bilog talaga ang bola.kaya nga dun sila sumikat eh.. never say die team.... bobo..haha...kung texters vs. powerade , meralco, sta lucia red bull,,,,, texters tlga lamang... haha.. Kaya takot na takot ang texters sa ginebra kasi alam nila na GINEBRA ito,, the never say die team.. kahit sabihin mong underdog ang ginebra,, pero kung iisipin mo parang lamang na lamang ang ginebra lalo na kung do or die or championship ang labanan... remember last conference,, umabot ng 2 OT ang game 6 which is natalo ang ginebra,, kung nanalo ang gin kings on that game, malamang sila nag champion,, another history na nman from 1-3 deficit comeback sa championship.. at GINEBRA plang ang nakakagawa noon... haha.. bobo...

    Anonymous said...

    Tama ka brod..Now napanuod ko yung game 2.. kitang kita ang kinaibahan ng laban.. haha.. babad na babad ang mga stars ng texters pati import.benta nga ang laban last friday..pati si ranidel binabad kanina samantalang di pinaglaro last friday... hindi rin pinasok yung mga pulpol tulad nila oreta, lao, alvarez ngayun samantalang last friday babad ang mga bangko ng texters... TNT - as in TAKOT NA TAKOT... sa GINEBRA......HAHAHA...

    Anonymous said...

    KOREK..TNT means TAKOT N TAKOT sa GINEBRA hehehhe,..halata nmn tlga ibenenta ng TNt ang laban...may acting pa c chot n prang galit dun sa ref..hmmmm plastic...cgro hirap cla nung tym na un kng pano umacting...hehehhe..pero bsta ako GINEBRA tlga ang d best...khit ilang beses p mg grandslam ang TNT....TAKOT N TAKOT p rin tlga cla sa GINEBRA....

    Anonymous said...

    Simple lang yan nagpatalo ang tnt sa petron para si alapag ang MVP hindi si MC47.kc gusto ng tnt kanila lahat ng awards grandslam at MVP.Kya nakarma sila.buti nga sa tnt!

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