Filipino now fear being mobbed by angry Singaporeans in Singapore
Posted by temasektimes on June 12, 2012
Hello, I am a Filipino working in Singapore. First off, I really feel sad that many Singaporeans now want us Pinoys to go back home and starve. It is also very hurtful having the Filipino singled out in this attack. I try to be a good visiting worker in Singapore, but nowadays, I no longer feel safe when walking outside on the streets. I’m scared of being mobbed by angry locals or something. I really hope this racial friction will stop in the near future.
The reason we Pinoys are here is to look for a better life, nobody has any right to hate us for that, provided the Pinoy qualifies for the job.
The reason locals are mad at Pinoys is because you feel that we took jobs away from you. Nobody can be angry at you for it, I for one understand your sentiments.
I would even go as far as agreeing to you that there are some Pinoys that does not qualify to work in Singapore. I have seen Pinoys who act as if it was their birth right to work in Singapore, or Pinoys who talk very loud in the bus or MRT, or Pinoys who smoke in non-smoking areas, or small brain Pinoys who give out stupid comments like ‘malays is a f*****g bastard’.
I assure you that there are a lot of Pinoys like me who do not like how some Pinoys are acting in Singapore. I am not trying to be a Singaporean or be timid about the whole situation, I am saying that I agree that ‘SOME’ Pinoys do not deserve to work here, but a lot of us do and a lot of us feel that the facebook page is unfair for us trying our best to proper in Singpaore. I just hope you will see that not all Pinoys are as stupid or arrogant as you think.
Thank you for giving us a chance to work here and I hope we can all live peacefully together.
JUAN LA CRUZ
*The above was first posted as a comment on The Temasek Times.