Discrimination happens all over the world. Individuals who discriminate other people look at their appearance and judges them based on the society’s standard of “beauty.”
The people who are victimized by discrimination mostly include black-skinned individuals, people from the LGBTQ community, and the poor.
Here in the Philippines, discrimination often occurs too. Filipinos often judge other Filipinos based on how they dress which is why most citizens do their best to dress properly and buy clothes which are commonly viewed as the latest fashion trend.
An Igorot has gone viral lately when he was allegedly turned down by a bus he was supposed to ride on his way home. The reason: he was wearing his native outfit, “bahag”.
According to a concerned netizen who posted the photos of the bus and the Igorot, the driver apparently didn’t let the man ride even though he has more than enough money to pay for the ride.
The netizen said “Sya po yung igorot na hindi pinasakay ng driver ng bus dahil sa suot nya, kahit may pambayad at nakiusap si manong ayaw talaga sya pasakayin kawawa naman si manong, hindi makatao ang ginawa sa kanya, share po natin para mabigyan ng leksyon yung driver ng bus..”
Obviously, the bus in question received a lot of flak from netizens.
Steven Abdulaziz Ortoza said in his comment “Ireport agad yan sa LTFRB tanggalan ng prangkisa yang SOLID NORTH na yan at pag multahin gusto mka uwi sa pamilya nya hindi nyo pinasakay bkt may dress code ba yan ang tradisyun nla”
Meanwhile, Chaloy Purplestar expressed her anger by saying “Tumaas ang bp ko sa driver na to ah.wala kang puso.tao din po yan at aware na tayo sa katutubong kasuotan ng mga kapatid nating mga Igorot anong problema bakit di mo pinasakay?may araw ka rin kuya tandaan mo yan”
Others, on the other hand, wanted to hear the bus driver’s reason as to why he didn’t let the Igorot ride the bus.
Mathew del Valle said “Wait lng po hayaan po muna nating magpaliwanag yung management nila kung anu ang dahilan bago tayo magsalita laban sa kanila kung walang katwirang maganda saka ntn banatan, saka wag nmn po tanggalan kaagad ng prangkisa panu nmn po yung walang kinalaman madadamay panu ang pamilya nila at kinabukasan ng mga anak nila , cguro po ang pag hingi ng tawad dun sa hnd pinasakay ay sapat at magsisilbing aral na sa lahat ng BUS COMPANY na bumabayahe dun, laging maging mahinahon po tayo lagi sa mga isyung maaaring makasasira sa kinabukasan ng ating pamilya at mga anak.”
What do you think happened in this situation? Do you think the driver really turned down the Igorot because of his outfit? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.
SOURCE ► TNP
SOURCE ► TNP