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‘Kailangan Natin Mag-Ingay’ – NU cager Jack Aminam on athletes speaking up on social issues

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Jack Aminam is using her influence as a female athlete to speak up.

The NU Lady Bulldogs star, who has been vocal on the #BlackLivesMatter and #JunkTerrorBill movement, actually urged everyone to make noise on social issues.

“As athletes, we can post regarding the issues happening in our country. Marami silang followers, maraming makakabasa sa kanila at kakalat ‘yun. As more people see it, more people will join the movement. Kailangan nating mag-ingay para mabulabog ang mga dapat mabulabog at kumilos sila,” Animam said on ABS-CBN Sports And Action: Amplified.

Despite the discouragement that she has been receiving from her followers, the two-time SEA Games gold medalist said that she should be more vocal as a Filipina and as a Gilas Women’s Basketball representative in raising awareness.

“Alam mo, may isang taong nagsabi sa akin na ‘wag na daw ako makialam. Lalo na doon sa mga pino-post ko sa social media kasi daw nasa National Team daw ako. Hayaan ko na lang daw ‘yung iba,” she said.

“Eh ayun na nga, nasa National Team ako. Lumalaban ako para magbigay ng honor sa Pilipinas! Hindi para sa mga nasa posisyon!”

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JACK ANIMAM, AMPLIFIED: . “Never did I imagine that in times like these, when everyone is vulnerable, there are still people who will take advantage. Ang masakit pa, sila ‘yung mga taong inatasan natin na dapag ipaglaban tayo.” . “Hindi ako nag-aalinlangang gamitin kung anong platform mayroon ako para i-voice out ‘yung mga hinanakit ko bilang mamamayan. Importante na mag salita tayo lalo na kung wala na sa tama ‘yung mga nangyayari sa bansa natin. We need to be heard!” . “As athletes, we can post regarding the issues happening in our country. Marami silang followers, maraming makakabasa sa kanila at kakalat ‘yun. As more people see it, more people will join the movement. Kailangan nating mag-ingay para mabulabog ang mga dapat mabulabog at kumilos sila.” . “Alam mo, may isang taong nagsabi sa akin na ‘wag na daw ako makialam. Lalo na doon sa mga pino-post ko sa social media kasi daw nasa National Team daw ako. Hayaan ko na lang daw ‘yung iba. Eh ayun na nga, nasa National Team ako. Lumalaban ako para magbigay ng honor sa Pilipinas! Hindi para sa mga nasa posisyon!” . — 2x SEA Games gold medalist, 5x college basketball champion

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