OPINION: Migrant Filipino Workers Awakens Anti-Foreign Anger in Singapore With Philippine Independence Day Parade In Heart Of Orchard Road
WSJ Blog, 22 April 2014
A group of migrant Filipino workers recently criticized online for an event they were organizing in Singapore to celebrate Philippine Independence Day has rekindled discussion about the city-state’s relationship with foreign workers.
The Pilipino Independence Day Council Singapore, a volunteer group, was forced to withdraw an advertisement from its Facebook page for the June celebration after hundreds of people commented in online and social media forums that it would have been inappropriate.
The ad asked people to save the date for the celebration, marking the Philippines’ 116th year of independence, in the popular central shopping district of Orchard Road. It was promoting the event under the tagline “Our Independence. Our Interdependence.” Full story