Despite experiencing racism being treated as a carrier of novel coronavirus in the Philippines, several Chinese men decided to help the Filipinos by distributing free face masks for them.
On a Facebook post, netizen Cindy Arcangeles shared photos of Chinese men distributing the said items to the Filipinos and even put a sign to get the attention of the people.
According to Arcangeles, the actions of the Chinese men showed that despite facing criticisms in the Philippines, they’re still willing to help the Filipinos.
“Tumutulong parin sila in their own ways. Let’s all have unity, wag po tayong maging mapride,” Arcangeles said.
“Not all chinese are the same. Pls spread the good news!!” she added.
According to her, the Chinese men distributed the face masks in front of Lido De Paris Hotel Ongpin St, Santa Cruz, Manila City.
The post gained thousands of positive reactions and shares from the netizens, but some Filipinos are still not impressed by the actions of the Chinese.
Netizen Mark Endaya expressed distrust to the Chinese people despite seeing Arcangeles’ post.
“Karma sa kanila yan kaya bumabawi,” Endaya said.
Another netizen, Den Canapia even said that the said Chinese men are possibly trying to infect the Filipinos by distributing face masks.
“This act can get easily apreciated but for some reason iba naiisip ko. Hindi kaya gamit na mga yan at gusto nilang mahawa lahat ng mga pilipino? Hindi sa nilalahat ko ang mga chinese pero known na sila sa pagiging maloko. Nagmamanufacture ng plastic na bigas at mga laruan na gawa sa lead na masama sa kalusugan ng tao. Hindi malayong chemical warfare nila yan para tuluyan na nilang makuha buong pilipinas. Sana mali ako pero di ko maiwasang pag isipan sila ng masama dahil known na sa pagkatao nila ang pagiging maloko at walang pakialam makasira ng kalusugan ng iba para lng kumita,” netizen Den Canapia commented.
Yesterday, netizen Precious Ann Patiño also reported that two Chinese men also gave a free face mask in Makati City.
“Free mask from these two Chinese Men
Di ko masyado nabasa yung naka flash dun sa cp ng naka black na chinese pero parang mag nakalagay ata dun na “hug” then yung naka white sya may hawak ng mask sya taga abot,” Patiño said.
“Sa mga madadaan dyan ng PBCOm Makati. Tanggapin nyo na lang po yung offer nila na mask sa ganyang paraan na lang sila makakabawi sa mga sama ng loob sa kanila at para makatulong na din sila. Keep praying guys. Marami ng nangyayare ngayon para sabayan pa natin ng galit tulungan na lang,” she added.
People from mainland China received a tremendous amount of criticisms from the Filipino social media users which already came to the point that they’re already traumatized because of the treatment they received.