According to a study conducted by World Value Survey in 2015, the Philippines is one of the most racist countries in the world, Washington Post reported.
The survey asked individuals what types of people they would refuse to be neighbors and counted how many chose the option ‘people of a different race’ as a percentage for each country.
Jordan and India topped the survey though, cornering 51.4 % and 43.5 % respectively.
The Philippines came in third at 20-29% range, in the company of France, Hongkong, Thailand, Malaysia, Turkey, Morocco, Algeria, Mali and Zambia.
This is bad but what is even worse? When Filipinos discriminate their own kind.
A recent post about an “Igorot” who was allegedly discriminated from riding a bus has been making the rounds online.
The Facebook Page “Proud Bisaya”, one of the pages who uploaded the photos claimed our indigenous brother was rejected from riding one of the buses of the Solid North Bus Company.
“Nakakalungkot naman HINDI PINASAKAY bakit kailangan ma discriminate ang mga katutubo nating igorot? tao din naman sila diba ? isa pa higit sa lahat may pang bayad naman sa bus.
Ang sakit isipin na tayo mismo ang nagdodown sa kapwa natin pilipino…
#ISHARE naman po natin ito para makaabot sa pamunuan ng bus na SOLID NORTH TRANSIT INC. at mabigyan ng parusa ang driver at conductor.”
Check out the photos below shared by Dhrins Laurente Napeek.
In case the allegation is true, the bus driver and the bus conductor could be penalized for violating the Philippine law against discrimination.
In 2011, Sen. Loren Legarda sponsored Senate Bill 2814 also known as “Anti-Discrimination Act of 2011”.
The bill stipulates penalties on acts of racial discrimination in employment, education, delivery of goods, facilities and services, accommodation, transportation, media, and in search and investigatory activities.
A penalty of imprisonment of nine months to 12 years and/or a fine of P100,000 to P500,000 would be imposed on persons found guilty of committing acts of racial discrimination. (PhilStar)
Let us read the comments of netizens to know how they feel about the issue.
Dianne Kit Villaries remarked: “Kawawa nmn ung tao mga wala kayong pakiramdam sa nararamdaman ng iba ano pat pang publikong sasakyan kayo kng ayaw nmn nyong magpasakay! May pambayad nmn cya! Dapat sa Driver n yan tanggalan ng lisincya, porket ganyan ung kasuotan ayaw nyo pasakayin, sakit sa dibdib kawawa nmn c kuya”
Markz Balasa Gigante said: “Kawawa nman bka wala xang formal na damit o nkasanayan nya na yan.”
Nonoy Agregado remarked: “Yan ang driver na walang awa sa katulad nyang tao cge lang tatay my awa so God.”
However, one netizen commented to give the public a different angle of the story.
Jhayee Tumibay said: “Nabasa ko knina s original n nagpost nagtanong lng daw sya at yung bus hnd dadaan s kung saan sya ppnta kaya hnd sya sumakay. wag tyong maging mapng husga ng picture lng ang basehan.”
Mod Chal wrote: “At share ko lang din, sumakay na ko sa solid north na may sakay na igorot, galing daw sila pangasinan tapos bumaba ng capas tarlac. kung sino may gawa ng post na to tsk tsk… “
Source: Dhrins Laurente Napeek
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This bus company draws flak on social media after allegedly refusing to give Igorot a ride?