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Old 17th September 2013, 09:55 PM
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I have to say after a week in DC (2 wks ago) I think is perfectly safe to protest, be obnoxious, display your hate of the USA, DEMAND AND GET ALL THE SECURITY AND RIGHTS of a law abiding, tax paying citizen! California lower courts just allow an illegal from Mexico educated in USA since a child then graduated from American law school to PRACTICE LAW IN USA COURTS!!! HE IS MEXICAN! ONLY IN AMERICA!!!! This young Canadian lady in the protest was a guest. I'm a guest. Careful in style of interference! I gave up basically on my home country's ideology and disregard for the constitution so the last thing I'm interested is participating in the pathetic twisted third world politics of the Philippines!! If someone has a passion or bone to pick with one group or another as a foreigner then go to the source. Donate money, time, skills, or..... then if your deported you actually earned it!! She was harmless and purely an easy example. Sort of like a cop stopping granny on the way to deliver grandkids to Sunday school with bad taillight!!!!! How about a car load of weaving thugs on a back street.... Hmmmm. Why not load a sinking ship in Zamboanga with deportees!!!!???? Just an observation.
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I have to say after a week in DC (2 wks ago) I think is perfectly safe to protest, be obnoxious, display your hate of the USA, DEMAND AND GET ALL THE SECURITY AND RIGHTS of a law abiding, tax paying citizen! California lower courts just allow an illegal from Mexico educated in USA since a child then graduated from American law school to PRACTICE LAW IN USA COURTS!!! HE IS MEXICAN! ONLY IN AMERICA!!!! This young Canadian lady in the protest was a guest. I'm a guest. Careful in style of interference! I gave up basically on my home country's ideology and disregard for the constitution so the last thing I'm interested is participating in the pathetic twisted third world politics of the Philippines!! If someone has a passion or bone to pick with one group or another as a foreigner then go to the source. Donate money, time, skills, or..... then if your deported you actually earned it!! She was harmless and purely an easy example. Sort of like a cop stopping granny on the way to deliver grandkids to Sunday school with bad taillight!!!!! How about a car load of weaving thugs on a back street.... Hmmmm. Why not load a sinking ship in Zamboanga with deportees!!!!???? Just an observation.
A few days ago, I read a news article in which one of the prominent and respected Philippine Senators actually made the proposal that the right to vote should be restricted to tax payers! The reasoning was that this would limited the corruption of vote buying and the Ability of political dynasties to sway "dependent" populations.
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Well Joe the United States is nowhere how it use to be, and will not be that way again. Say for example DC and the Mexican thing the hispanic background in U.S. is becoming one of the larger ones, also Asian, Middle Easterners and the such. I wont judge an individual on being able to live his/her dream in U.S. as least he earned his way through school and isnt mooching the government for money like alot of mexicans. Nonethless what is going on here in Philippines is common sense precautions. United States is larger open to more crime and connections. So if you want to talk safe even in manila you will likely be more safer in Pasay then some place like NY or Chicago. One thing that is drawing factor for me in Philippines is the transportation wherever you are. I dont want the up keep a car requires every month so its simpler take a bus, a tricycle, something like that.


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I have to say after a week in DC (2 wks ago) I think is perfectly safe to protest, be obnoxious, display your hate of the USA, DEMAND AND GET ALL THE SECURITY AND RIGHTS of a law abiding, tax paying citizen! California lower courts just allow an illegal from Mexico educated in USA since a child then graduated from American law school to PRACTICE LAW IN USA COURTS!!! HE IS MEXICAN! ONLY IN AMERICA!!!! This young Canadian lady in the protest was a guest. I'm a guest. Careful in style of interference! I gave up basically on my home country's ideology and disregard for the constitution so the last thing I'm interested is participating in the pathetic twisted third world politics of the Philippines!! If someone has a passion or bone to pick with one group or another as a foreigner then go to the source. Donate money, time, skills, or..... then if your deported you actually earned it!! She was harmless and purely an easy example. Sort of like a cop stopping granny on the way to deliver grandkids to Sunday school with bad taillight!!!!! How about a car load of weaving thugs on a back street.... Hmmmm. Why not load a sinking ship in Zamboanga with deportees!!!!???? Just an observation.
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One of the things that we all have to remember...As an ExPat, we are considered to be 'persona non grata' in this country. Because we are 'foreigners' we have no rights. I agree with 'never or do not get involved in politics.' Those who were involved in the protest didn't help the situation any. They had their 15 minutes of fame and that was it. The girl was lucky she still isn't in a Filipino prison. She is deported and blacklisted and will never, as long as she lives, be allowed to return to this country.
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One of the things that we all have to remember...As an ExPat, we are considered to be 'persona non grata' in this country. Because we are 'foreigners' we have no rights. I agree with 'never or do not get involved in politics.' Those who were involved in the protest didn't help the situation any. They had their 15 minutes of fame and that was it. The girl was lucky she still isn't in a Filipino prison. She is deported and blacklisted and will never, as long as she lives, be allowed to return to this country.
'Persona non grata'... ? That's a bit of a overstatement, isn't it?

Why would any foreinger decide to retire here if that were, by definition, the case... or how could it even be possible to do so?

I do whole-heartedly agree that foreingers need to stay out of politics. It's not our country. As Westerners we need to remember that our rights at home simply don't apply here. Let the Western governments apply the pressure to the Philippines to create changes. I agree the 'individual' foreinger has 'no right' to get involved in this country's politics.

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6 killed in massacre at home of Pampanga fish trader | Inquirer News

I can't tell, was he a forienger?
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6 killed in massacre at home of Pampanga fish trader | Inquirer News

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That's quite a story they ran in the paper. Bad here too as they don't seem to care whos in the way when they decide to attack and kill someone--and that's just one more good reason to not get into or close to political events...
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That's quite a story they ran in the paper. Bad here too as they don't seem to care whos in the way when they decide to attack and kill someone--and that's just one more good reason to not get into or close to political events...
More than likely, one or more of the perps known by the family! Hence the attempt not to leave witnesses to id them.
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Things happening around the world can and will have a very clear effect on our safety here as expats. The recent happenings in Zamboanga is just one example of such. Unfortunately, here is another example that has the definite possibility of effecting safety for all of us considering the lax security everywhere in the country...


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Things happening around the world can and will have a very clear effect on our safety here as expats. The recent happenings in Zamboanga is just one example of such. Unfortunately, here is another example that has the deffinate possibility of effecting safety for all of us considering the lax security everywhere in the country...


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I was outside at Mall of Asia last Ramadan holiday evening and must say I was a little spooked when fireworks started going off until I knew what was going on. Was looking for cover just in case lol

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