‘Patrol ng Pilipino’ Follows the Rise of the Azkals in the World of Football

TJ Manotoc witnessed the rise of the Philippine football team called the "Azkals."

The Philippines has always been known as a basketball country. But after the recent success of the Philippine football team Azkals, more and more Filipinos are beginning to pay attention to what is called around the world as “the beautiful game.”

ABS-CBN broadcast journalist TJ Manotoc witnessed firsthand how the members and the staff of the Azkals trained and fought hard to reach the semifinals of the international football tournament Suzuki Cup in Indonesia.

Join him this Tuesday (Jan 18) in “Patrol ng Pilipino” as he unveils the different stories of the soldiers, homegrown athletes, and Fil-foreigners who joined forces and showed determination in order to bring glory to the country.

Meanwhile, Manotoc’s fellow reporter Zen Hernandez patrolled in the streets of Mendiola to cover the student-organized rally against the MRT and LRT fare hikes. It is alleged that the highest MRT fee, P15, could shoot up to P25 should the increase be implemented.

Hernandez raked the South Luzon Expressway and flocks MRT and LRT stations to get the pulse of the masses. How will it affect them in the daily? Will they hold the government to its promise of improved transit services?

Watch out for the stories behind the news in the action-filled reports of the “Patrol ng Pilipino” this Tuesday (Jan 18), after “Bandila” on ABS-CBN.

18 Comments on ‘Patrol ng Pilipino’ Follows the Rise of the Azkals in the World of Football

  1. Napanood ko to // January 19, 2011 at 1:30 pm //

    Napanood ko to and I was impressed kc kahit 1:00 am na ay marami parin commercials( 5-7 commercials), iba talaga karisma ng Azkals.

  2. alex g - Did you know that GMA-7 was always the first channel to Signed-Off the TV? (to see is to believe) // January 19, 2011 at 2:58 am //

    wawa naman, walana nga commercials, wala pa maipalabas…

  3. proud of you guys! // January 19, 2011 at 12:37 am //

    proud of you guys!start na to sa phil. football!

  4. Since their stint at the Suzuki cup, naging instant fan ako nila. Keep it up, guys!!!

    And I like their new logo.

    [May offers ang mga Younghusband from Indonesia?! WTF?!?! WAG KAYONG KUMAGAT DYAN!!! SILA NA LANG KAGATIN NYO NANG MAGKA-RABIES!!!]

  5. I am one of those thousands of Filipinos football fanatic in the country. How I wish that this will be the start for us Filipinos to put Philippines in the list of football countries. KUDOS to AZKALS!

  6. dadarwin19 // January 18, 2011 at 6:19 pm //

    To no. 4 alam mo kaya di umaasenso ang pilpinas dahil sa mga talangkang katulad mo d ka b pwedeng maging masaya s kapwa pilipino fyi RP TEAM sila at kung kinahihiya mo cla ewan ko n lng sayo at one more thing kahit natalo cla ung nakaabot cla ng semis at natalo ang defending champ ay sapat na para ipagmalaki sila

  7. Azkals Rocks Philippine TV // January 18, 2011 at 10:33 am //

    Kabilaan 2ng news about the Azkals na even training ay sinusubaybayan on TV!!………….I wish all the success for our beloved national players

  8. Ang Walang Alam Wag Mg-Comment // January 18, 2011 at 10:30 am //

    Huliyata kayo sa balita tinanggihan na ng mga Younghusband yung offer.

  9. I’m proud of our National Football Team/ Azkals. They had an impressive performance last AFF Suzuki Cup which took approximately 14 or 15 years to happen and I hope this would urge our government to invest also to our sports……..buti pa yung ibang bansa like Bahrain, Kuwait, Jordan, Japan, and Germany cla pa yung sumusuporta sa national team natin tsktsk….

    to Rickcy Mendoza (# 9):
    Matakot kana kasi pupunta ka ng impeyerno sa kabaklaan mo!

  10. Rickcy Mendoza // January 18, 2011 at 5:37 am //

    Kheber..kung hindi man sila magaling ..i still like theme kasi ang gwagwapo nila at malalaki ang kanilang mga balls…! 😛


  12. ENRIQUE GIL FAN AKO FOR LIFE!!! // January 17, 2011 at 9:32 pm //


  13. www.retokado.weebly . com // January 17, 2011 at 7:45 pm //

    azkals, sarap niyo. retokado stars: zanjoe,piolo,ruffa,kris,k brosas,kim,eula,yeng etc.

  14. Anonymous // January 17, 2011 at 7:28 pm //

    #4 it is revelation that the azkals reached the semi-finals. they beat the last years champion Vietnam in 2-0 fashion that even their coach refuses to shake hands with the victors coach.
    and they even notch the 10th top soccer story in sports illustrated in 2010.
    you’re so negative and i wonder, are you truly a filipino?
    win or lose, we should support our athletes and not mock them.
    can you take a look at the mirror and asks this, have i done anything for the country that these athletes had accomplished that made the country proud?

  15. hindi naman cla magaling!! natalo nga, diba????

    mga bobo!!! wag nalang magcomment kung walang alam, pwede???

    AZKALS are askals!!! mga asong kalsada!

  16. Go AZKALS kahit na kumagat ang Younghusbands sa offer ng Indonesia... // January 17, 2011 at 5:33 pm //

    Marami pang Pilipino na magagaling na hindi nabibigyan ng pagkakataon na mapasama sa Philippine team. swerte lang yang Younghusbands na yan dahil half foreigners sila.

  17. Anonymous // January 17, 2011 at 3:36 pm //

    ILOVEYOU azkals go phil.

  18. Anonymous // January 17, 2011 at 2:32 pm //


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