Yesterday, I read an online news at GMANews TV about “72 Filipinos” rounded up during a concert inside a compound in eastern Riyadh. Gays are not prohibited in Saudi Arabia but display of homosexual behavior is strictly forbidden. Such offense could suffer imprisonment and lashing for immorality.
Vice President Noli De Castro who is also the Presidential Adviser on OFW Affairs reminded OFWs to abide laws in their respective host country more particularly in Saudi Arabia.
This blogger also reminded fellow kababayan’s in KSA to respect the strict laws of the host country in an entry titled “ Immorality a Serious Offense “.
Just two weeks ago the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice in the Kingdom raided a Gambling Den (Sabongan) in Buraydah. A total of 150 gamblers in different nationalities many of them Filipinos were arrested during the raid.
Gambling is also strictly prohibited in the Kingdom. Caught and if found guilty of organizing such gambling arena will be imprisoned for months, lashing and be deported to their respective country of origin and be blacklisted to enter back again in the Kingdom (see related entry “Massive Fingerprinting of Expats Begins“).
Filipinos said ”we are smarter than other nationalities when it comes to work, we are not lazy, we are very industrious, we have bigger brains, we can invent things that can make our life more easier and safer” that is why in every corners of the world there are Filipinos and it is true. Though sad to say that in every part of this world there are also “PASAWAY Filipinos” see more photos below.