Interview with Senator Pia S. Cayetano (SPSC), head of the Philippine Women’s Football Team delegation to the Pinatar Cup, at the sidelines of the match between the Philippines and Scotland
Q: Kumusta po ang performance ng Filipinas sa Pinatar Cup?
SPSC: Actually, kung makikita mo kung saan nagsimula ang women’s football sa Pilipinas at kung saan sila nakarating ngayon, talagang sasabihin ko, as a supporter and as a mother din na may mga anak na nagfu-football, ang laki na talaga ng narating ng Philippines.
Imagine, it’s the first time na magkakaroon tayo ng representation sa World Cup. First time. Pero ilang months pa yan, July pa yan. So itong Pinatar Cup ay isang practice tournament for them, para makalaban din nila itong ibang European countries. So practice ito for them.
As an athlete, ang paniniwala ko, there’s always something to learn in every game. Of course, nakatingin tayo sa score. But you can see the fight, you can see naman na yung skill nila magaling, nandyan naman yung skill. So it’s really more time, more maturity, para lalong makita yung kakayahan nila. But they’re doing great, and we’re very proud of them.
And can I just say, sobrang proud din ako dun sa Filipinos who came here, who gathered to support the Filipinas.#