The photo below showing Chinese tourists eating their meal at the parking lot of a popular fast food chain in Balamban Cebu has left thousands of netizens in tears.
The photo was credited to certain Jacob Fernan and shared on Facebook by the FB page called Happening in Philippines, eliciting mixed reactions on social media, mostly sympathetic to the plight of the Chinese tourists.
As of this writing, the photo has gathered 9,370+ reactions (6,000+ of which hit the sad emoticon and 1,000+ hit the angry emoticon) and shared 7,400+ times.
Happening in Philippines wrote a two-paragraph caption to give netizens an idea what was happening in the photo.
According to the caption: The Chinese nationals walked in and ordered meals at Jollibee Balamban Cebu. However, when they were inside the fast food restaurant, one of the customers was overheard saying, “let us leave here because there is coronavirus.”
At Jollibee Balamban Chinese tourists nag order ng pagkain pero nung nasa loob na sila ng fast food bigla nalang may nagsalita na isang customer “labas na tayo dito kasi may coronavirus”.
The Chinese tourists were already seated at their table, eating their respective meals but decided to finish outside.
Nasa table na yung mga chinese pero hindi na nila tinapos yung pagkain at doon nalang sa labas ipinagpatuloy.
Jacob remarked that instead of behaving like this, Filipinos should contemplate and educate themselves about the epidemic. After all, the Chinese tourists are humans.
Instead, contemplate and know more about this epidemic. They’re still humans ✌️😢😢😢
Let us read the comments of netizens below.
This netizen says our fellow Filipinos are getting embarrassing for acting we are so clean or hygienic. “Nakakahiya na tlaga mga kapwa Pilipino wag naman tayong umasta na kala natin eh ubod tayo ng linis.Napakasakit naman na nyan sumusobra na po tayo.Parang sa inaasal natin mga hindi tayo Pilipino eh.Kung meron mang nakakaintindi sa kanila,Tayo yun kase nga mga Pilipino tayo wag tayong nagiging mapanghusga na sobra na po yung sakit na dinaranas nla ngayon kse di nlng Virus nilalabanan nla,mas masakit pa yung naririnig nla pang iinsulto mula sa atin.God bless Us All!#RespestChinesePeople🙏🙏🙏”
One netizen commented that Filipinos like her are very much loved by their Chinese employers and Chinese people have a good heart. She told fellow Pinoys not to be judgmental. “Hindi nyo ba Alam kami dito sa China mahal kami NG mga employer namin wala kami g trabaho dahil nga sa virus piro Lahat sinuporta samin pagkain gamot tubig at iba. Chinese are good heart. Wag Masyadong mag judge😪😪😪😪”
Another netizen urged the Filipinos to treat the Chinese with respect, they are just victims. “The Chinese people are the primary victims and should be treated with respect, kindness and compassion.”
“Know the value of individuals.. You are not perfect to judge others. Consider that not everyone is a carrier,” this netizen wrote.
This netizen commented that Filipinos are overacting. “Over naman yan.. Ang delikado yung mga bagong pasok pero yung mga matagal na sa pinas wag naman ganun ang trato. Di din naman nila kagustuhan ang magkaganon biktim alang din sila “
Source: Jacob Fernan