“Now the Singaporeans are loosers in their own country, we take their jobs, their future, their women, and soon, we will evict all SG loosers out of their own country hahaha. The best part, I will be praying that disators strike Singapore and more Singaporeans will die than I will celebrate. REMEMBER PINOY BETTER AND STRONGER THAN STINKAPOREANS.”
A Filipino nurse allegedly called Singaporeans “losers” (sic) in their own country and this Facebook post has gone viral.
A Filipino nurse who works at a hospital in Singapore currently involved in a scandal involving insensitive online remarks about Singaporeans in general, The Straits Times reports.
The Filipino nurse sparked outrage in Singapore when he posted a series of insulting, thought provoking and hate-driven posts on Facebook. He called Singaporeans losers. He prayed that disasters strike the country. He exclaimed that he and his fellow Filipinos will evict the “losers” out of their own country.
According to Archipelago Files, the Filipino nurse uses the name Edz Ello on Facebook. He was identified as Ed Mundsel Bello Ello and that he passed the Philippine Professional Regulation Commission’s nursing board exams in 2008. He is currently employed at the Tan Tock Seng Hospital in Singapore.
In follow-up posts, he emphasized how Filipinos will kick Singaporeans out of their own country then turn it into a brand new Filipino state. Ello also encouraged his fellow Filipinos by calling on them to “like” his post to show their support.
Comments on Facebook related to his ‘Edz Ello’ account, calling Singaporeans “losers” (losers) and threatening to evict the country so it can be taken over by Filipinos, have been making the rounds online since the weekend.
His employer, Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) was notified of the hateful posts and it immediately posted the following on their Facebook page: “Dear all, thank you for bringing this matter to our attention. We expect our staff to be respectful and professional. Rest assured we are looking into this.”
According to statements by TTSH, ‘Edz Ello’ says his account has been hacked, implying he wasn’t the person making the remarks. However, Singaporeans are not buying it as earlier comments posted in his name as well as others found on his Google+ page, have made netizens doubting of his claim.
Many are also questioning TTSH’s treatment of the matter, considering the hospital terminated the employment of Singaporean blogger Roy Ngerng last year for his role in a defamation lawsuit involving Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
Meanwhile, the Philippine embassy in Singapore reminded Filipinos to be responsible when posting on social media.
“Be responsible when posting anything online that might be deemed as offensive or hurtful to others. Use your good judgement at all times,” the embassy said on Facebook.