Nation of Servants

Heard about this article from Ninong Q.  HK writer Chip Tsao found Manila’s attempt to claim ownership of Spratly Islands as an insult to their race.

Manila has just claimed sovereignty over the scattered rocks in the South China Sea called the Spratly Islands, complete with a blatant threat from its congress to send gunboats to the South China Sea to defend the islands from China if necessary. This is beyond reproach. The reason: there are more than 130,000 Filipina maids working as $3,580-a-month cheap labor in Hong Kong. As a nation of servants, you don’t flex your muscles at your master, from whom you earn most of your bread and butter.

As expected, Filipino netizens here and abroad are passionately fighting the supposed “racism” of the former BBC reporter. HK magazine had to add a reminder on the page where the article was published as ballistic comments started coming in.

Please refrain from using profanity or making inappropriate comments. Comments will be disabled if profane or inappropriate comments continue. Please don’t ruin the discussion for everyone.

How did the article affect you?

My thoughts and comments below.

  • Hindi nga, puwede kang maging BBC reporter kung ganito ka magsulat?
  • Freedom of expression eh. Hindi natin puwede icensor si Sir.
  • Totoo naman diba? Nilalako natin ang ating human capital na parang kutsinta. Bakit tayo mao-offend kung sabihan tayong nation of servants?
  • Ayan, manggagalaiti na ang lahat ng pulitikong tatakbo sa susunod na eleksyon. Awww… patriotism. Heartt…
  • Kamukha ni Chip Tsao si Dr. Ang mula sa Shaider

Really now… Let’s not take ourselves too seriously.

Ang lahat ay naidadaan sa ligo.


One Response

  1. Ang masasabi ko lang, bago manggalaiti matuto munang umintindi kung ang mga nababasa/napapanood/naririnig ay satire o straight commentary.

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