Police reports lodged over hate post targeting Filipinos in Singapore

Police reports lodged over hate post targeting Filipinos in Singapore

SINGAPORE - The post, on a blog titled "Blood Stained Singapore", listed ways to be nasty to Filipinos here without breaking the law.

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Translation of statement from the Embassy of the Philippines in Singapore:

The Philippine Embassy would like to draw the attention of Filipinos in Singapore to the blog post titled "Filipino infestation sa Singapore-5 point guide to showing displeasure without breaking the law", which was published in a blog called Blood Stained Singapore. This is currently circulating through social media sites such as Facebook.

The Philippine Embassy immediately expressed to the relevant authorities in the Singapore government not just their fears that this will have negative effects, but also a request that appropriate actions or steps against the blogger be taken in accordance with Singapore law.

Despite this, however, the Embassy believes that the blogger's beliefs are his own and do not mirror the beliefs of Singaporeans as a whole.

Because of this, Filipinos are encouraged to resist from stooping down to the blogger's level and to avoid replying to these kinds of blog posts online, through e-mail, text messages, or any form of communication. In this instance, it is better to ignore the blogger responsible for this post because it is clear that his goal Is to create strife and misunderstandings.

Let us just continue our goal to further improve our good relations with Singaporeans and be role models of good conduct by abiding by local regulations as guests and friends of Singapore, and by being careful in activities that may be used by bloggers to move forward their negative agenda against foreigners.

Together with this, we also encourage Filipinos to be careful and to cooperate with authorities in Singapore if there are any threats to their personal safety and security. You may also coordinate with the Philippine Embassy by calling 67373977 extension 100, or through email at php@philembassy.org.

Thank you very much.

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