Filipino-Chinese community should rally against Leni Robredo and the rest of the Liberal Party for their hasty generalisation against Chinese people after a Chinese lady threw a cup of taho on a policeman. A single incident made them conclude all Chinese are disrespectful to Filipinos!
If we follow Leni’s logic, then it is ok for members of the international community to label all Filipinos stupid because of the behaviour of individual Filipinos who travel abroad and misbehave. Indeed, the world is full of Filipinos overstaying their visas and residing and working in their host countries illegally — which is why the Philippine passport is now worth less than the paper it is printed on!
A lot of Filipinos actually get butt-hurt when members of the international community make fun of Pinoy behaviour in the Philippines or abroad. They are the first to say not to generalise and label all Filipinos this and that. But now we have our own “vice president” Leni Robredo accusing all Chinese of being disrespectful.
Yellows like Leni Robredo are creating a national issue over something trivial. In fact, they even want to create a diplomatic row with China over the bad behaviour of a Chinese tourist who acted on her own. Throwing taho is not part of Chinese government policy. Leni Robredo & Co make it look like it is.
According to a Manila Bulletin report Robredo even insisted that “the Chinese woman who threw a soybean curd drink was ‘disrespectful’ not only to the police officer, but also to the country.”
Leni is an embarrassment to the world. What a shame Filipinos have to suffer because she can’t keep her mouth shut. Now the Chinese ambassador had to issue a statement it was an isolated incident. But of course! Leni and her supporters just saw an opportunity to play victim.
Such is the uncalled-for outrage that Chinese ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua has weighed in on the matter.
“All Chinese here in the Philippines should abide by local regulations and laws,” Jianhua said in a text message.
He added that the incident was an isolated case and “should be treated as such.”
Filipinos will have to learn to isolate core issues and regard them in proper perspective. This incident has shown that they cannot rely on so-called “thought leaders” like Opposition leader and presumptive “vice president” Leni Robredo for wisdom in times of confusion. As is evident now, Robredo misguided Filipinos and incited xenophobia rather than encourage circumspection.
Leni clearly doesn’t have any diplomatic skills. She’s only using every opportunity to get back at the Duterte govt. She’s a disgrace!