Editorial: Victim of Crime in a God-fearing Country?

9 May


RSG: For a complete details of the crime, visit Morong Interactive at www.morongtambayan.freeforums.org , click on the Forum section.

A Filipino sharing the knowledge, expertise, education and experience in helping a foreign country received this treatment in return? Knocked off, beaten and robbed? Will justice be served, like the way their “Koran” dictates – an eye for an eye, etc.?
Is stealing one’s personal property will cost assailants their hands being cutoff? C’mon are you kidding me? Their own people was the culprit! I won’t be surprised if the result comes out and blamed the victim for going out at night. Is it a “crime” or against the law to get a cup of starbuck?

How safe are our people there? And how safe are our women folks there?

For some people this is a small thing, for us, Morong folks this is a big thing and unacceptable. Arabs are good people. And the bad ones are really the pit!

How secure are the company’s contract-workers? Let me rephrase that – how insecure are our OFWs?

Very! But they have to earn a living, and their number one concern is that there is food on the table, kids education, and clothes on their back. Everything else is secondary, yes, even security! We have always placed our lives in the hands of God. Faith builds our courage, and, “bahala na” (whatever happens, happens) keep us going. And, no matter what, it is always, “the family that prays together stays together”, even when one is out in a foreign country working hard to provide for the family.

What is the RP’s Embassy say on any of these? I have no idea. It will stand on record that one countryman was a victim of “random crime”. Random? Those criminals waited for the Morong guy (or any one for that matter) to come out from the building! There was no random there. They (Arabs) will probably just shrug their shoulders and say, “It happened that you Mr. So and So was on the wrong place at the wrong time.” Excuuuuuse me?

What are my points here?
(1) Safety! Safety! and Safety should be the responsibility of the company who hires our OFWs.
(2) Rally the OFWs and their families to demand that RP Embassies and Consular offices around the world SHOULD make it a priority to extend immediate help to its citizen who had been victimized.
(3) Earning a living is not a crime. A crime is stealing and causing harm to a person, even, in a country where Allah is supreme, is unforgivable!

A very concerned Filipino,
Adolfo Cruz
pubato@gmail.com

5 Responses to “Editorial: Victim of Crime in a God-fearing Country?”

  1. munting May 9, 2008 at 5:25 am #

    Nabasa ko nga ang Kulawit Sa Hukay Ang Paa Ko Kagabi…Mukhang ang mga gumawa nito kay Sani ay mga sanay na at laging binibiktima ay iyung mga katulad natin (pinoy).Ilan na kaya ang ginanyan nila o sino kaya ang susunod nilang bi biktimahin?Ano kaya ang dapat nating gawin bilang kababayan ni Sani?

  2. Sessile E. May 9, 2008 at 12:47 pm #

    Musta Munting…., ay huo nga maski na anong gawaan ng mga OFWs ay ganyun rin ang ating mga namumuno sa mga imbahada. D naman ako naninira sa kapuwa – naninita lamang sa mga bagay na dapat ay protektuhan ng mga RP kunsular opis ang ating mamamayan.Ang nagyari kay SANI ay siguro ay pangkaraniwang gingawa ng mga Arabo m(di ako sigurado kug sila or ibang tawo)- alam nila kung nasaan ang PERA at mga mahahalagang bagay.Ang msg na para ngang iditoryal ni Sir AC (titser ko siya sa MHS noong araw)ay matalim kung tutuusin at talagang baon sa isipan natin, ang kwestyon ay ito ba ay pinapansin ng mga namumuno sa RP? Hanga nga ako sa anya at a research pa iya na noon pa mang araw ay wala or kakaunti ang suporta ng RP sa OFW. Bangrami pa nmang tiga Morong, Rizal na OFW. Kung iisipin ay sa lungkot at pagkahiwala amang sa mga pamilya nila ay sakripisong malaki, ay gagaw-an ng ganyun si SANI? St. Jerome lakasan po ninyo lobb ng mga tiga Morong, Rizal at patnubayan po ninyong lagi sila.SCruz

  3. Sessile E. May 9, 2008 at 12:55 pm #

    Sori po at na klik ko kaagar sa galit ko ay maraming typos po ang aking posting.Irurugtong ko na, na sa mga bagay na ganitong nangyayari ay ngay-on natin kailangan ang moral support ng mga asosasyon na di kuno ay konsern sa Morong, maski man lamang “pakumusta”, “engouragement notes”, at hindi pulos sosyal at bonggahan. Nasan kayo wen we nid u? (Saan pa eh di nasa gud time ang mga iyan!)Mayroon pa ngang nagpadala ng flowers sa MIT eh. Hayan ang taal na tiga Morong- one-to-sawa ang tulangan.Malditang LA po

  4. Noel May 9, 2008 at 1:22 pm #

    “How safe are our people there? And how safe are our women folks there?”Kapapanuor ko lang ng news. Ni raped na ay binugbog pa iyung pinay sa Saudi. Ilang araw pa lang eh meron ring ganyang news na ginahasa rin at binugbog at, sa Saudi rin.~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Tiningnan ko iyung bulaklak sa MIT nung makita ko rito sa note ni Sesille. OK ah.sige.

  5. Radyo May 9, 2008 at 3:49 pm #

    rito sa America ay nangyayari iyan pero hindi naman ganyan… na sa harapan at talagang pinunterya siyasa pagsakay pa lamang ng taxi.kala mo ay tahimik at terrorist lamang ang ating naririnig, pero maraming crime na katular rin sa Pilipinas o sa US.ang media kasi ruon ay control.

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