“The maid refused to be named in public for fear of possible threats to her life in the impoverished Philippines, where wealthy people have been kidnapped for ransom and some killed by their abductors.”
It is not a secret that there are wealthy people here who are abducted and killed but it is not right to generalize. There are people here who are wealthier than she is but are living peacefully and enjoying the beauty of our country.
Okay, that is her money and her decision. Maybe we should respect that. What made my blood boil was the statement from the newspaper. Is this how this Filipina described her own motherland? Was that from her own words or from the reporter alone? Whoever that statement came from, it hurts and it is another slap to us, Filipinos.
I hope that harsh and bad impressions like this to our country will serve as an eye-opener to all the Filipinos most especially to the new government.