There are rumors circulating around the Filipino community about the protest in the coming days. There will be or not, WE, Filipinos should be aware of our status in the Kingdom. As a visitor in this oil rich country, we must be careful of what we are doing in our daily lives, like roaming around the city, staying late at night in the streets and having fun in groups around malls and restaurants and other places where the local authorities might sense it as a gathering with purpose.
What we need to do is to pray that what is going on now in Libya will never be happen in this country. We loved this country like our home, a country that provides us job and golden opportunities. Though some of us are not lucky enough, but majority of us Filipinos in Saudi Arabia have managed to become successful in their lives dahil sa “Katas ng Saudi”. Many Filipinos consider that working in Saudi Arabia is a privileged.
Although most Saudis I mingled concur that “it is highly unlikely to happen in this country” where the government is very supportive to its people. Like any other countries in the world, it is natural for the people to air their grievances and needed some reforms. But it should be done in a proper forum.
To fellow Filipinos, Muslims and Christians, let us join our hands in prayer that if such action will takes place, we pray that cooler heads will prevail and the reprehensible action of the few will not result in equally reprehensible retaliatory acts of violence, in GOD Almighty, WE PRAY. Amen!