Migrant Filipino workers working in Singapore says “This is Our Land!”

April 24, 2014

SINGAPORE – A group of migrant Filipino staff was lately criticized on-line for an occasion they have been organizing in Singapore to rejoice Philippine Independence Day has rekindled dialogue concerning the metropolis-state’s relationship with overseas staff.

The Philippines Independence Day Council Singapore, a volunteer group, was pressured to withdraw an commercial from its Facebook web page for the June celebration after lots of of individuals commented in on-line and social media boards that it will have been inappropriate.

The advert requested individuals to save lots of the date for the celebration, marking the Philippines’ 116th yr of independence, within the widespread central buying district of Orchard Road. It was selling the occasion beneath the tagline “Our Independence. Our Interdependence.”

Many of those that objected to the occasion wrote on a Facebook web page against the celebration that they have been angered by the proposed location. “Why are they allowed to carry their National Day equal at Orchard Road? [They] ought to maintain it on the Philippines embassy floor,” one individual wrote.

The commercial has been faraway from the Filipino group’s Facebook web page, however seems on the web page of the group “Say ‘No’ to an overpopulated Singapore,” which requested Singaporeans to protest towards the occasion.

“Make your voice heard, and remind them that that is OUR LAND!” the group’s authors wrote.

Members of the Philippines Independence Day Council Singapore declined to remark for this story. The directors of the group who objected to the occasion didn’t reply to a request for remark.


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