In his March 27 column for HK Magazine, titled “The War At Home,” Chip Tsao denounced the Philippines’ claims to the Spratly Islands, which are also claimed in whole or in part by China, Vietnam, Taiwan, Brunei, Malaysia.
“As a nation of servants, you don’t flex your muscles at your master, from where you earn most of your bread and butter,” he said. Tsao said he gave his Filipino maid a “harsh lecture”on the issue and “sternly warned her that if she wants her wages increased next year, she had better tell every one of her compatriots...that the entirety of the Spratly Islands belongs to China.”
A copy of the full article of Mr. Tsao was posted by Ruphael in his Perfect Square blogsite entitled Chip Tsao Discriminating Filipinos .
The humiliating representations of Filipina Domestic Helpers made by Tsao in his article only exposes our Filipinas in general to further exploitation and humiliation.
Congresswoman Risa Hontiveros Baraquel, condemned the column and lamented that Tsao’s “disgusting, derogatory and vile remark can only come from dim-witted and mediocre writing.”
“The article reflects the attitude that promotes intolerance and abuse against Filipino domestic workers,” she said.
There is a point where irony done in very poor taste becomes not humorous, but crass, bigoted and stupid.
"But the Lord is with me as a dread warrior;
therefore my persecutors will stumble;
they will not overcome me.
They will be greatly shamed,
for they will not succeed.
Their eternal dishonor
will never be forgotten."