Foreign opinions not welcome? | Inquirer Opinion

Foreign opinions not welcome?

/ 01:48 AM June 25, 2012

This refers to the letter titled “If this letter-writer is real and an alien, deport him” (Inquirer, 6/15/12).

Why is it when foreigners tell the truth about their adopted land, locals don’t want to hear it and suggest they be deported?

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Such is the case of R.B. Ramos, the writer of the letter referred to above. Ramos was mad that another writer, Ed Dames, had made comments (“The verdict,” Inquirer, 6/6/12) concerning the impeachment trial of Chief Justice Renato Corona. His comments were accurate, but Ramos  didn’t like a foreigner saying such.

Like America and basically the balance of the world, I thought freedom of speech is a natural. Apparently this person doesn’t accept this. Pity! That is why the Philippines is still considered the laughingstock of Asia.

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