A massive outcry has erupted over insensitive remarks made by Pinoy new citizen Angelo Marc Jandugan, prompting many irate Singaporeans to lodge complaints against him on his employer Deutsche Bank’s Facebook page.
In a reply to a Singapore NSman Mark Lee, Angelo Marc Jandugan remarked rudely that he has a ‘loser mentality’ and asked him to migrate elsewhere:
“Face the new reality, migrate somewhere else cause you can’t stop more of my people from coming here.”
According to his Facebook page, Angelo Marc Jandugan graduated from the University of the Philippines Diliman and is currently working at Deutsche Bank, Singapore. He is probably earning much more here in Singapore than back home.
The University of the Philippines Diliman, is ranked 332 by QS, and 753 by webometrics but can’t be found on the list of THE and ARWU.
Since the beginning of the day, Singaporeans have been bombarding Deutsche Bank Facebook page with numerous complaints about Angelo Marc Jandugan:
Some comments left on its Facebook:
“Deutsche Bank… You have a Filipino employee by the name of ” Angelo Marc Jandugan” who is working in Singapore. Pls look at this article and transfer this trash away from my country. My country does not welcome this kind of trash !!!” – Hong Wei Zhong
“our organisation does not deserve an employee who lacks ethics, integrity, and who create racial tensions in a multi racial society like Singapore. WE DEMAND ACCOUNTABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY FOR HIS POSTS ON FACEBOOK!!!” – Dennis Chua
“This Deutsche staff is so free, everyday can go onto social media to challenge and insult the people of his adopted work Country. And Deutsche Bank can even claimed they promote Corporate Social Responsibility on their website, what a joke. Pls sack this guy before things get out of hand.” – Bret Goh
The saga highlights the growing divide between native Singaporeans and the new citizens even as the government continues to exhort them to make the newcomers feel ‘welcomed’ in Singapore.