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Old 04-19-2014, 06:51 AM
 
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
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Celebrating Independence days are permitted on any part of the world including America. Why what's wrong with you Singapore?
It is actually, i saw Americans doing their 4th of july in London with huge firework everywhere, an irony since Americans were breaking off from British colonial rule in past lol.
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Old 04-19-2014, 07:23 AM
 
Location: singapore
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But you seem to share this sentiment, it seems.
It doesn't matter if i share it or not.. Strength come only when the numbers are big enough in this kind of situation, and apparently the numbers are sufficient for the Singapore govt to feel a need to address this issue
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Old 04-19-2014, 07:30 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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It doesn't matter if i share it or not.. Strength come only when the numbers are big enough in this kind of situation, and apparently the numbers are sufficient for the Singapore govt to feel a need to address this issue
Well what are the numbers? Have they done a poll? Or is it another media beat-up/exaggeration? Like the rapes in India, it seems to work, though. People are not rational thinkers who can comprehend simple things like statistics, despite those years in school...
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Old 04-19-2014, 07:43 AM
 
Location: singapore
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I do not have any official numbers, but the committee organising the Pinoy event have received calls of displeasure and etc and even mentioned they were afraid to pick up calls at the office as there was no caller identification
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Old 04-19-2014, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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I do not have any official numbers, but the committee organising the Pinoy event have received calls of displeasure and etc and even mentioned they were afraid to pick up calls at the office as there was no caller identification
Gee I hope they don't cause any trouble, last thing Singapore needs.
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Old 04-19-2014, 08:15 AM
 
Location: singapore
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The reason why we can have Singapore Day overseas but Foreigners cannot do it in SG | The Real Singapore
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Old 04-19-2014, 08:17 AM
 
Location: singapore
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What the Philippine National Day saga says about the PAP | The Real Singapore
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Old 04-19-2014, 08:23 AM
 
Location: singapore
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Experts concerned about the xenophobia surrounding Pinoy independence day event | The Real Singapore
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Old 04-19-2014, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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They talk about being overwhelmed by foreigners, but I see that as a separate issue to a few patriotic Filipinos celebrating their national day. So what, it's just another cultural event, how will it really change anything? Sure, there are many other grievances, why not focus on that instead of this?

Maybe they need to read their history books and ask themselves what Singaporean identity is?

People from all over Asia coming to build a new future and uniting as Singaporeans regardless of nationality, race, language, religion.etc. These people have come to earn a living, to have a better future for themselves and their family, and also help Singapore (being underpaid if anything) economically. Most are probably domestic servants and in other low-paying positions.

I don't live in Singapore, nor am I a citizen...I have never really lived in Singapore, and I only heard about this today, so I can't speak as a 'true' Singaporean as you like to say.
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Old 04-19-2014, 09:25 AM
 
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Singaporeans need to learn not to have your cake and eat it too. The PM had it right. It is disgraceful how intolerant Singapore has become. These are just people celebrating something that occurs ONCE a year. So what if it is on Orchard Road? Also, what do the Singaporeans want the government to do? These are people who abide by the rules and the law. Most are overworked and underpaid, with no pathway to Singaporean residency or citizenship. The Singapore government is not going to give them residency rights, so no one expects them to be integrated into Singaporean society. If you are the Singaporean employer, why would you be willing to give up your Filipino workers who work hard and gets paid less? Maybe those protesting can talk to their fellow Singaporeans who will cook, wash and take care of the kids. If they volunteer their services for free for the sake of having fewer Filipinos in Singapore, then by all means, go ahead. For those Singaporeans without Filipino workers, why do you care anyway if you can just see them like that once a year or maybe every Sunday. They are contributing toyour country's economy. If you do more protests that can either result to less workforce or the world seeing Singapore as a place to avoid due to its intolerance, hope you don't start complaining again.
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