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Old 02-22-2013, 10:19 AM
 
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With 9 million overseas Filipinos, yes, there are crimes committed against them. It will be surprising if there are no criminal victims among 9 million people. The Middle East, especially Saudi Arabia, seems to have a higher proportion with regards to the frequency and severity of the crimes being reported in the news. There was a temporary ban on new hires to Saudi Arabia because their government won't agree to a US$400 monthly minimum wage for domestic workers from the Philippines. It has now since been lifted though. It still seems a scary place to go as there are Filipinos in jail there accused of proselytizing. I have also heard of a story wherein an Arab driver clearly bumped a car driven by a Filipino. But the Arab judge ruled that the Filipino driver has to pay the Arab driver for damages because if he did not go to Saudi Arabia, then the accident couldn't have happened!

Wow!! I'm a Filipino and that is just outrageous, enough for me to want to shoot the judge in the head. I swear those Arabs are pucked in the head. It also is the country that has most abuse cases against our OFWs. Second is Hongkong, I believe.

Makes me mad how evil they are! It's like they don't even treat them as human! Worst than slavery back in the day, IMO. Sad thing is... we are not in 1800s anymore.
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Macao
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I have also heard of a story wherein an Arab driver clearly bumped a car driven by a Filipino. But the Arab judge ruled that the Filipino driver has to pay the Arab driver for damages because if he did not go to Saudi Arabia, then the accident couldn't have happened!
I wonder if that's an urban myth.

I was in South Korea back in the 1990s, when very few foreigner were around, and we'd often get gawked and stared at.

There was a regular story I always heard back than. It was about a Korean driving a car, and when he saw a foreigner, he stared so hard, that he got in a car wreck. The Korean sued the foreigner, because if he wasn't walking down the street, he wouldn't have gotten into the car wreck. The Korean won the case.

I remember hearing that story often, and many people strongly believed it. Never met anyone who had that happen to though. And as the years went by, Koreans stared less, more foreigners came to Korea, and the story just disappeared from being told altogether.
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Charlotte North Carolina
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Did you get those figures from Wikipedia?
from wiki
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Old 02-22-2013, 12:24 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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Living here in the SF Bay area, I would say that my Filipino friends are very successful. Most are all college educated and live middle to upper-middle class lifestyles.
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Old 04-10-2013, 02:24 AM
 
Location: Czech Republic
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Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Hongkong and mostly the Domestic Helpers.

In Hongkong I heard there were some Filipinas living there for more than 20 years already but they still couldn't get the residency. I wonder why ?? Is it discrimination ? It's quite sad because there are 100 ,000 + filipinos taking care of them and their children. In Portugal, they are granted the citizenship after 5 years of being there as long as they take the Portuguese test while in Spain they become Spanish right away after 2 years.

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Old 04-10-2013, 03:20 AM
 
Location: Filipinas
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^A lot are not interested to change their nationality in Middle Eastern. I know a lot of Filipinos are already in Middle East for more than 20 yrs but they don't want to settle in Middle East and still wanted to go back to the Philippines. A lot of Filipinos working abroad had successful careers but sometimes we get stereotype too, Domestic Helpers are usually the one that get the mistreated all the time. You see Filipinos in other field. Fashion, Hospitals, Malls, Hotels, Construction firm as engineers etc. Some Arabs actually appreciated the importance of the Filipinos in their economy but some are not nice too specially for domestic helpers.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9Qcz2DtDPY
^some Filipino fashion designer in UAE

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Old 04-10-2013, 04:27 AM
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Filipinos with dark skin tones are look down upon in much of East Asia, sadly (especially in Korea).

Hong Kong is almost just as bad.
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Old 04-10-2013, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Czech Republic
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Filipinos with dark skin tones are look down upon in much of East Asia, sadly (especially in Korea).

Hong Kong is almost just as bad.
Koreans look down on Filipinos ? So why are they flocking the Philippines to study and live if they think so low of Filipinos ? Filipinos should just stop supporting their music and novelas and if we are looked down by most East Asians why should we associate with them ?
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Old 04-10-2013, 08:25 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Some Singaporeans look down on them, it's like a class thing.
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Old 04-10-2013, 01:25 PM
 
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Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Hongkong and mostly the Domestic Helpers.

In Hongkong I heard there were some Filipinas living there for more than 20 years already but they still couldn't get the residency. I wonder why ?? Is it discrimination ? It's quite sad because there are 100 ,000 + filipinos taking care of them and their children. In Portugal, they are granted the citizenship after 5 years of being there as long as they take the Portuguese test while in Spain they become Spanish right away after 2 years.
Mainland Chinese can hardly obtain HK residency either.
You have to be rich or talented or get married with a HK resident.
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