A Singaporean’s experience of working in the Philippines
Posted by temasektimes on June 9, 2012
About 15 years ago, in my profession as a Researcher, I was sent to Quezon City. It was one hell of an experience. Even when I was working in Jakarta. I did not have to fear so much for my safety!
But in Quezon City, the boss of our research partner company even forbade me from going anywhere by myself, not even to the office which was literally a 5 mins walk from the hotel that I was staying in.
Instead, I was given a personal chauffer to take me anywhere I wished to go to. The boss even doubled up as my personal bodyguard when he was not too busy.
He told me that in Philippines, the number of women and children being raped are just unbelievable and many of such cases went unreported due to the cultural and social stigmatisation associated with rape act. What a sad country!
*The above was first posted as a comment on Facebook