With the first case of the 2019 novel coronavirus (or 2019-nCov) just recently confirmed in the Philippines, a lot of people have expressed various thoughts and opinions about the current global situation. Because the virus was first identified in the city of Wuhan in China, some have also voiced out somewhat harsh judgments on Chinese people.
While many were quick to lash out, many are also trying to make people understand both sides of the story. One of them was Kerwin Sy, a Filipino-Chinese who posted a viral Facebook post about what Filipinos should really know about the Fil-Chinese community in the country in spite of the prejudices.
In the Facebook post, Sy explained that the Filipino-Chinese are different from mainlanders in such a way that they would mostly do what normal Filipinos would, such as eating Pinoy street food, singing our national anthem, and speaking in Filipino very fluently.
At the end of the post, Sy clarified that he does not intend to express hate towards mainlanders, and even urged people to show them love. He just intended to show people the difference to avoid discrimination and unnecessary fear among Filipinos.
The viral post which was posted on January 28, 2020 now has more than 1,700 shares and 2,600 reactions.
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