Europeans worried by news coming from PHL
According to report by GMA News, some Europeans are bothered by recent news coming from the Philippines regarding war on illegal drugs.
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The spate of killings in the Philippines has become a common topic of conversation among ordinary Europeans.
“Punishing drug dealers or suspected drug dealers without justice. That sounds, compared to the human rights standards here in Europe, it sounds really scary, “said a Czech national.
Jacqueline Hale, a British National, said. “We all have to address the problem of crime, but to do so in a way which is so violent? It shouldn’t happen anywhere. Not in Europe, not in the Philippines.”
Jerick Parrone, a Filipino in Brussels, said,”Ngayon ang unang lumalabaas ay ang situation about our government, situation about drugs. Nakakapanibago na marinig yun sa mga kaibigan kong banyaga kasi yun ang una nilang naiisip.”
Meanwhile, several Filipinos in Europe urged foreigners not to easily judge the Phlippines. Noting the realities on the ground.
“Meron tayong sariling kultura, meron tayong sariling kasaysayan. Hindi natin kailangan gumawa sa iba. Kaya anuman ang sabihin ng ibang bansa sa nangyayari sa Pilipinas, wal tayong pakialam,” Michael Tan said, Filipino worker in france.
“Before you make judgements, ask what’s happening in the Philippines, and don’t judge Filipino as a whole because of what’s happening,” said Ethan Gumpert, a Filipino American student in Brussels.
Source: GMA news