Employers Oppose "Resident Status" for OFW's in Hongkong..

Philippines
August 17, 2011 8:51pm CST
Hello Lotters, To be honest i am not surprised about the employers opposing to the bill being passed but the government itself has this bill already on stand by to be passed. Filipinos feel they are discriminated by the opposition of their Household Boss, because most of their employers only wants them to remain contractual and stranger to the land. It's funny that Jackie Once mentioned that Hongkong is filled with differen (Asian) people, (duh), maybe they agree with him if they are from the main land china, south korea, Japan, singapore, etc.. as for Asian country's who were considered a "third world" by the west, well, you get the idea. They just want us to be remain contractual and under control. that's fine, they don't want Filipinos to be part of their society. they don't like population boom and having Filipinos bringing what ever into the country.it's their right to be afraid, not to mention those people are right, they just want Filipinos to remain contractual and part of the workforce of Overseas workers. What is your view on this?
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@ybong007 (6658)
• Philippines
18 Aug 11
You can't blame the hong kongers. Just imagine the influx of Filipinos as soon as those permanent residents starts to invite their extended family and live there. They would surely sink. On a serious note, it's about time that we get our act together and get rid of the corrupt in the government so we can rise up from this stinking third world status. Other rich nations look down on us like filth and nothing but hungry people that eat even their crumbs. Our OFWs are even forced to leave their own families and some are even abused just so they can feed their good for nothing spouses at home. I just wish that the people can tie the hands of those who are found to be corrupt and throw stones at them on Plaza Miranda or just set them on fire like what they do to witches in the olden times. Because not until we gain the respect of those who are suppose to serve the people then there's no way other nationalities will.
• Philippines
18 Aug 11
Hello ybong, I am no so sure as to how we can do that if majority of the people are easily fooled through false promises and celebrity endorsements.yeah, they are forced to leave and then some OFW's are forced to cheat on their spouses because they are obviously feel lonely abroad. right now, i think the government is still long way from progress. i believe changing the mind set of the people is another way to keep corrupt politicians from dominating. have a nice day
@ybong007 (6658)
• Philippines
18 Aug 11
The first step to address our concern is education. Education in a sense where people are able to comprehend what's right from wrong. A lot of Filipinos can read and write but they can't comprehend, education is not just about knowing how to read and write someone's name, it is about understanding things. A lot of people still depend on being spoon fed. We base most of our decisions on what's being told without looking deeper into the issues. And a lot just go with the flow to show everyone that they belong. This kind of attitude is a good combination for a people easily fooled and be corrupted and where the corrupt can easily take advantage of.
• Philippines
18 Aug 11
they should add more funding for education and not cut it's budget.
@louievill (19988)
• Philippines
19 Aug 11
hi Knight, I want to share with you a basic principle " he who holds the gold holds the reign", and remember that they have the money now. If you base it on our own history, a long time ago when our country was rich, we kept off Chinese from our walled city of Intramuros and threw them in places that those with Spanish or Meztizo decent would termed as "Parian" or the present Arrozeros street and kept moving until most of them settled in Binondo or what we now know today as "China town". They were not allowed to enter the walled city, not unless they were artisans or agreed to be Christened or get a Christian name. Even during the Cultural revolution, a lot of Chinese settled in our country and their descendants got to control most of our buisness, they become more Filipino like us and they thought of themselves more Filipino than Chinese ( very loyal and I have lots of Chinoy friends, I also have Chinese lineage) and we now term them as "Chinoys". Guess we have no choice since most of our countrymen are now in their country , we have no choice but to follow whatever they dictate, they have the Gold, but let us strive as they did and get rid of corruption and who knows we might just turn the tables again in due time, I hope.....
• Philippines
19 Aug 11
Hello Louievill, but probably that's because the spaniards were more dominant rule baack then and not the filipinos. i guess where lucky that filipinos are even allowed to walk over some areas in hongkong, though were also not allowed in other landmark areas. as for getting rid of corruption i don't think any one cares anymore. if we don't find a way to make the country better we will forever be looked down to.
@louievill (19988)
• Philippines
20 Aug 11
The Spaniards were dominant simply because they had the gold then, they were a supper power, the same way China is rising now. During the Mao's cultural revolution,a lot of Chinese escaped to our country and they did odd jobs like peddling taho (tofu) and and being the "Dyaryo,bote" (scrap dealers)and I'm sorry but most Filipinos called them by many racist names ( some persists to this day), simply because we were a richer country back then. Nope we won't be looked down forever, as long as there are guys like you and me and all of us Filipinos here at Mylot
@ryudo05 (34)
• Philippines
19 Aug 11
What really is important for our OFWs is to have decent pay or fair compensation for their hard work. Migrating to Honglong is not really an option for most. Having a stable job and just compensation will make our OFW much happier to work abroad just like in Hongkong. Living in your own country is still the best.
• Philippines
19 Aug 11
Hello ryudo, I strongly agree with you on this one, i think they will have discrimination problems there with the people of hongkong. you know even some japanese people there gets discrimnated i remember one pretty japanese vlogger in youtube who complained about stupid youngester talking about her even if she knows their language. so bad.you are right it's best living our own country Have a nice day.
@ebuscat (5949)
• Philippines
18 Aug 11
For me yes it is injustice to be found of so bad motive to it be ware if the Armageddon hit because all bad attitude will be vain.
• Philippines
18 Aug 11
Hello ebuscat, If armageddon it is then it should those who does discrimination received armageddon then.have a nice day
• Philippines
18 Aug 11
Our OFW's leave the country not for them but for money that they can get for their family. My friend worked in Hongkong and was discriminated. It is a very sad thing. Probably, they are afraid of being controlled with filipinos someday.^^ I don't know why are they so selfish. After working so hard for them, our OFWs deserve to have that resident status. They should have thought about the honest, hardworking filipinos who work for them.
• Philippines
18 Aug 11
Hello Tess_Quinain, They are always like discriminated, think this is something that Filipinos should avoid in case we actually become a .develop country. I don't think they care at all, they will never respect us. but let us just move on because they are working hard, as long they are not abused then, it's just fine. Have a nice day
@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
18 Aug 11
hi LK, filipinos there who have stayed for more than (how many years??) should be allowed to file resident status. they have spent most of their lives there and have adopted to the lives of the hongkong people. there should be no racial discrimination as per that law or bill. employers, if they dont want their househelp to have permanent residency should then employ these filipinos for just a certain number of years.. not more than 10 years. ann
• Philippines
18 Aug 11
Hello tigeraunt, I agree with you, the children barely knows their parents. I think if we have more employment opportunity back here, they won't have to leave this place. have a nice day
• Philippines
18 Aug 11
I won't be surprise anymore since that sour relationship started in that hostage crisis and we are already condemned by the Chinese people, not all of course. But HK is part of China so what do you expect? the Spratley itself is another issue so Filipinos should not be ambitious anymore to think that they can hold residency there. Call it discrimination but that is reality.
• Philippines
18 Aug 11
Hello strawberry, We will rise some day but with the attitude that most of our people are showing i think and believed that it's gonna take a while before we considered ourselves develop. yeah, it's the reality but you know i think we are still blessed because we are still rich in natural resources. now we have gas deposits located in some areas in the Phils. have a nice day
@katrinapaz (2438)
• Philippines
20 Aug 11
i think that they hongkong people are just afraid that if they will allow ofws to file for residents then they will be outnumbered and that they will lose opportunities for business or whatever because of Filipinos are naturally creative and hardworking. i also agree with a fellow mylotter that this may alse be because of the hostage taking that was unresolved a year ago.