Call them racists, supremacists, etc. But hey! We Filipinos do not have any right to tell leaders or people of other nations how to run their governments. They have the right to self-determination and to govern territory while we, outsiders, are simply entitled to our own opinions.
A lot of pinoy netizens went bananas over this Facebook post by GMA News.
The news article says a political party in Hong Hong is threatening to pass a new bill that seeks to ban Filipina domestic helpers from working in Hong Kong. The purpose of the not-yet-passed proposal is to compel President B.S. Aquino to apologize for the Manila hostage tragedy that exposed the incompetence of our police and public officials.
There was no mention about the size or influence of the political party. But if it’s a newbie, little party like Ang Kapatiran Party in the Philippines, there’s nothing to worry about. In fact the news report says: “the move is not getting support from groups in Hong Kong, even as a Filipino group there branded the move as “racist.””
“No political party is willing to second (the) motion to ban Filipinos from Hong Kong – and even relatives of the Manila hostage victims have rejected the idea,” Hong Kong’s The Standard reported Thursday.
It also quoted Tse Chi-hang, brother of slain tourist guide Masa Tse Ting-chunn, as saying victims’ families do not want the lives of Filipino maids in Hong Kong to be affected because of the issue.
Earlier, a report on Radio Television Hong Kong said “People Power” party legislator Albert Chan pushed for the ban.
He also pushed the Hong Kong government to penalize Manila for its continued failure to apologize.
That sounds like the Hong Kongers are not buying it. If it’s being planned by a marginalized political party, then there’s a big possibility the bill’s name wouldn’t even be heard inside Hong Kong’s legislative chamber.
Yet this early, some people are making a lot of noise. Who are these people? Well, Filipinos! Who else?
Consider the following comments posted by some butthurt, ‘Pinoy Pride’ card-toting netizens:
Below I joined the Pinoy Butthurt Session…
Someone should tell this guy Hong Kong is also fighting for its independence from Mainland China. Do not confuse HK nationals with Chinese mainlanders.
So, these Pinoy netizens think we’re simply the best… Yeah right! Give it to them!
Obviously, some people are TOO LAZY to read and understand news content these days. Kudos to this guy for taking upon himself to inform his fellow netizens…
Here’s my discussion with a fellow netizen…
Meanwhile, here’s how members of this OFW group called Tambayan OFW- international reacted to the news:
Now the question is: DO FILIPINOS EVEN KNOW WE’VE BANNED/RESTRICT FOREIGNERS, INCLUDING HONG KONGERS, TO BE PART OF OUR ECONOMY A LONG, LONG TIME AGO?
Yes, we did! And this is a bitter, evil fact every Filipino should know. In fact, Hong Kong can ban Filipino professionals and put restrictions on Filipino businesses as well in the name of the principle of RECIPROCITY in international law!
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CA BANNED FEDEX FOR BEING A THREAT TO LOCAL COMPETITORS AND PH ECONOMY; OVER 700 FILIPINOS LOST JOBS
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It’s now high time for the Americans to give us “parity rights” that we’ve been asking for for decades. Since we limit foreign investment and professional participation in our country, FREE ECONOMIES (meaning: countries that have a higher degree of economic freedom) should also afford the same treatment to Filipinos.