Negative News About Filipinos This Week

30 Mar

Today is Wednesday, just midweek but negative news regarding Filipinos here and abroad are one after another.

Yesterday, we heard about three Filipinos who were executed through lethal injection in China. The 3 Filipinos are Ramon Credo, 42; Elizabeth Batain, 38; and Sally Villanueva, 32. Separately arrested in 2008, the three were convicted for each smuggling between 4,000 and 6,800 grams of heroin either in Xiamen and Shenzen. The families of the three convicted individuals insisted their loved ones were mere victims of drug syndicates recruiting Filipinos to travel to China without their knowledge that they are carrying illegal drugs in their baggage.

Also yesterday, we heard about seventeen-year-old Rachel Anne Hachero, an honor student at the exclusive Canterbury School in Fort Myers Florida, who had been accepted into several Ivy League schools on scholarship. But Hachero’s future is now uncertain after being accused of pistol-whipping her mother and forcing her to co-sign a car loan at gunpoint. The teenager is facing charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill, unlawful possession of a firearm by a person younger than 18, and battery.

And today, Asian Boyz Gang founder, Marvin Mercado was sentenced with 8 consecutive life sentences for 1990s killing spree that included eight murders in a quest to make his gang the most feared in Los Angeles.The judge sentenced him to the life sentences without the possibility of parole for the murders. He also was given 10 consecutive 15-year-to-life sentences for 10 attempted murders, and 50 years on weapons and other charges, also to be served consecutively.

People always say that things happen in threes. So far, these are three incidents in one week. I hope no more bad news regarding our kabayans.


Posted by on 03/30/2011 in Global News


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5 responses to “Negative News About Filipinos This Week

  1. aren

    03/30/2011 at 8:25 pm

    People may say that there will be several reasons why their crimes were committed, but bottom line was the loss of values. We are known as a person and as country to adhere to what were right. But the influence of the environment and economic needs greatly affects their decisions to commit the otherwise. Adventurism also takes its toll. While these crimes were committed in countries other than the Philippines, many never learned that abiding with their host country’s laws is an utmost requirement.
    It’s very down hearting and “hurting” to hear the news, but the rule of law rules.

    • USpinay

      03/31/2011 at 4:56 pm

      I totally agree with what you said. It’s really disheartening to read news like these. It’s a fact of life that people tend to generalize citizens of a certain country when they hear negative things done by a certain few. They often say, “Filipinos are bad people because they do this and that”. Is this the new image we are gonna be known for? Are those days gone when Filipinos are known to be nice, friendly and hospitable? It’s really sad…

      • Chloe

        04/01/2011 at 2:03 pm

        So true, US Pinay.

  2. Mama Mia

    03/31/2011 at 4:47 pm

    This is so sad. What’s happening to the younger generation? Who’s to blame? We don’t know but one thing is sure…No parents would wish something like this to happen to their kids.

  3. JustaGuy

    03/31/2011 at 6:32 pm

    Oh, sad! Power and money? Evil!


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