Tag Archives: Philippines

FILIPINO POLICE OFFICERS ON DUTY FOR POPE’S VISIT TOLD TO WEAR ADULT DIAPERS

The Philippines traffic authority is forcing thousands of its staff to wear adult diapers so as to keep them at their posts during Pope Francis' visit to the country. In an interview with Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) chief Francis Tolentino, he said that an initial batch of 2,000 diapers will be issued to constables in charge of overseeing traffic during the Feast of the Black Nazarene scheduled on January 9.

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Pinoys helped Build Singapore Into An Economic Powerhouse

It kills me that Filipino workers are being treated with so much disrespect – even though for decades they have helped Singapore become the economic powerhouse that it is today. Reportedly, even the nationalists who fought for independence and helped build the Singapore we know today were influenced by the national hero of the Philippines – Dr. Jose Rizal.

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WHY ARE TAXI COMPANIES HIRING PINOY TAXI DRIVERS NOW?

I took a cab from my office to ubi this morning and I encounter a Pinoy driving taxi in Singapore. Isn't this illegal in Singapore? I am shocked that some Taxi companies are breaking laws by hiring Pinoy to be working as Taxi drivers. Are our local taxi drivers going to be displaced as well? The pinoy speak with a very strong accent that I couldn't understand properly and he was also extremely rude to Singaporeans like me.

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PUB OWNERS JAILED FOR EXPLOITING FILIPINA HOSTESSES AS SEX WORKERS

TO HELP boost its business, a pub in Circular Road set up a "VIP" area in the rear of its premises. It had five waist-high cubicles and a button-operated smoke machine that hostesses would activate for added privacy when performing oral sex on customers at $220 per session, drinks included. Also, Filipinas hired on work permits by the Kenneth Hideout pub as entertainers would provide sex. Such $300, two-hour sessions were carried out elsewhere.

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HARD TRUTHS: STOP COMPLAINING PINOYS, START CHANGING YOUR LOUSY ATTITUDES

The Philippine embassy has urged Singaporean authorities to take action against the blogger. But isn’t it ironic how so many blogs and other stuff on the internet speaks of the appalling behavior and stupidity of the Filipino where ever they may be? Has anyone considered the possibility that MILLIONS OF PEOPLE WHO DEAL WITH FILIPINOS AND END UP FORMING THE OPINION THAT THEY ARE STUPID AND CANNOT BE TRUSTED might just be true? If something is true, and you say it’s true, how is that “hate speech”??

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When Were Filipinos Even Here to Help Build Singapore?

When were the Filipinos here to help build this Singapore economy? If I remember my history well, Singapore was founded in 1819 by Stamford Raffles, and the development of Singapore began with the arrival of the traders from near and far, and the infrastructure in this British Colony was built by laborers from India and China.

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Protest against Philippines Independence Celebration on 8 June 11am at Civic Plaza Ngee Ann City

We are calling on Singaporeans to show your displeasure with the Philippines Independence Celebration on 8 June by participating in a silent protest outside Civic Plaza Ngee Ann City. There will be no violence but only dignified peaceful presence and we will wear black as a sign of protest. We also urge you to bring along your placards as a sign of protest against the publicised celebration.

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From maid in Singapore to made: Multinational CEO Rebecca Bustamante shares her story

In 1986, when she was 19, Bustamante began working as a domestic helper in Singapore. During her three years in the job, she also studied Accounting at the Open University of Singapore Institute of Management. She was even able to finish the undergraduate program without her employers knowing it. “I did my studying during the evenings when everyone was asleep. From 11 in the evening to 1 a.m. [I would] start my job at 5 a.m. I was only given a day off. That one day off I would go to school to talk to my professors and get my whole month's worth of homework,” she said.

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Dialogue between organisers and protesters of Philippine Independence Day celebration best way forward

Last week, I felt concerned enough about Philippine Independence Day celebration saga that I wrote to the Philippine Embassy saying that I am sorry for the harassment the organisers have gotten, but that I also believe that there is some level of miscommunication and cross-talk between the organisers of the event and those that protest (at least some). I assured the Philippine embassy in Singapore that the protesters do not mean ill-will to the people of Philippines and that they appreciated the contributions of the Filipinos to our country. I expressed that the protesters' frustrations were more about the immigration and manpower policies in place.

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WHY IT IS USELESS FOR FILIPINOS TO BE DEFENSIVE

Because of how long the bad image has lingered, Filipinos have no choice but to double their efforts to show that they are good. It seems our educational attainment should not just include technical information, but also good manners and right conduct. Ethical behavior should be the focus of educational content (I wish the K+12 program focused on that), but perhaps moreso with mass media. Another is that perhaps Filipinos should learn to police each other. That is most likely one feature of disciplined cultures like Singapore; people know how to chide or dissuade their countrymen when one of them is misbehaving, the mark of a self-policing society.

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