April 1, 2009
KIKO PANGILINAN ON TSAO’S APOLOGY: MABUHAY ANG MANGGAGAWANG PILIPINO
“Mabuti naman at nag-sorry siya.” This was what Independent Senator Francis ‘Kiko’ Pangilinan said after Chip Tsao made his public apology Wednesday afternoon.
In his article “The War At Home”, Tsao mentioned that the Philippines is ‘a nation of servants’ and that he lectured his Filipina household helper ‘that if she wants her wages increased next year, she had better tell everyone of her compatriots in Statue Square on Sunday that the entirety of the Spratly Islands belongs to China.
The article’s author earned the ire of Filipinos around the world, calling Tsao a racist. “Kahit na domestic helper ang ating mga kababayan, marunong pa rin sila manindigan at kumilos para sa kanilang karapatan,” said Pangilinan.
“Saludo tayo sa ating mga Hong Kong na kababayan at tinutulan at nanindigan sa pang-aapi ni Tsao. Tagumpay ito ng ating mga kababayan overseas.”