14 Mar '11, 3am

[TR] Pinoy professionals in Singapore outnumber maids

Hey, Pinoys are not the main threat to Singaporeans. The S-pass or professional types are here by merit mostly. And they go back, I don’t think immigration will allow too many Pinoys to marry unqualified Singaporeans, meaning those who can’t support themselves. And they have been part and parcel of our social landscape for a long time. They are now here in numbers because they are doing jobs Singaporeans don’t seem to want – casinos, hotels, cashiers – and because they speak better English, are pleasant looking and have a better service attitude. Of course, they are also hungrier and work harder. But they are only a transient lot. We should be very comfortable with them, their being part of Asean. No, the real problem is the new Indians and mainland Chinese, particularly the latter. These new Indians can’t fit in too well with the local surroundings, they bring in their ca...

Full article: http://www.temasekreview.com/2011/03/14/pinoy-professiona...

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