Lagi na nating ipinagmamalaki ang likas na talino nating mga Pilipino – taas ang kamay ko dyan. Kilala tayo sa kalidad ng ating trabaho. Kung magtrabaho ang Pinoy eh hindi lang basta trabaho, talaga namang polido, kumbaga eh talaga namang kapuri-puri.
Enhenyero, doktor, nars, dentista, hardenero, kasam-bahay, arketekto, care giver, karpetero, taga-halo ng simento, kusinero, barbero, kahit ano pang trabaho, yakang-yaka nating mga Pinoy yan. Yamang-Tao nga siguro ang pinaka-malaking kontribusyon ng Pilipinas sa mundong ito.Sabi nga eh, kahit saang lupalop ka man magpunta eh siguradong merong Pilipino.
Di ko alam kong paano ko ‘to isasalin sa wikang Tagalog to convey these thoughts, kaya manghihiram muna ako ng wika.
As far as my experience working abroad is concerned, I guess we Filipinos are equipped with a high tolerance on the environment we’re into. We can easily adapt to the culture of our host country, the way of living, the way of life, the languages – even the way the nationals talks. Not to mention, that Pinoys are more of a law abider people when on other country than in the Philippines. And with the charisma we have (i don’t know if this is innate), the hardworking and talents we can easily get the trust of our employers.
That’s the brighter side and what about the other side? Above are just the few adjectives on how we Global-Pinoys has been known abroad. The good adjectives (I hope) will over-shadow the bad ones. Though we try to be good, but still there are some that are “pasaway”. Those ones that take the stinking bacon wrapped on the Philippine flag. How I wish that they are not Filipinos. I hate them, because every time they do their “not-so-good-stuff” they’re carrying the name of all the Filipinos – and it’s really sad that their fetid ways outshines the good ones.
Why am I having this? Because in the past few weeks there’s always Filipinos on the broadsheet, and not for good stuff…
On Arabian Business
55 arrests after suspected 'gay party'
by Amy Glass on Thursday, 31 July 2008
PARTY BUSTED: At least 55 people have been arrested following a bust at an alleged homosexual party in Saudi Arabia.
At least 55 people have been arrested following a police bust at an alleged homosexual party in eastern Saudi Arabia.
According to police, drugs and alcohol were found at the farm near Qatif, while two young men were allegedly found wearing women’s makeup and dancing on stage.Many of those arrested were Filipinos and Pakistanis, Saudi daily Arab News reported on Thursday.
A spokesperson for the Philippine Embassy’s labor attaché told the newspaper that some Filipinos have been arrested in that area and "we are trying to help them".Waqar Ahmed, community welfare attaché at the Pakistan Embassy, told Arab News he had no knowledge about any arrests so far. "Our workers are normally not involved in such kinds of activities. There is a possibility that some Pakistanis may be working or serving food in the party and then got arrested."
And that was last week, this morning on Arabnews.
15 held on bootlegging, gay prostitution charges
M. Ghazanfar Ali Khan I Arab News
RIYADH: Two Filipino workers were arrested on suspicion of engaging in homosexual prostitution and 13 other Filipinos were detained on charges of liquor trading and consumption in two separate raids here on Saturday.
Roussel R. Reyes, vice consul and third secretary who heads the Assistance to Nationals’ Section at the local Philippine Embassy in Riyadh, confirmed the report of the arrests on the alcohol charge, but not the charges involving homosexuality.
“A consular team of the Philippine Embassy will proceed on an assistance mission and visit the local prisons on Aug. 12 to find out the conditions of our workers, and probably we will know about the accusation of sodomy by that time.”
The two men suspected of homosexual acts were in the Kingdom illegally and were making a living selling alcohol and engaging in gay prostitution, police said. Members of the Kingdom’s religious police are investigating contacts found on the men’s mobile phones.
Gay rights are not recognized in the Middle East countries and the publication of any material promoting them is banned. Last month, 55 people were arrested at an alleged “gay party” in the Eastern Province city of Qatif. News reports said drugs and alcohol were found at the gathering, and two men were dressed as women.
— With input by Rudy Estimo Jr.
‘Yon lang.. ala na ako masabi….Kabayan naman eh, sabi na kasi ANG BAWAL, BAWAL.