Hotel Discriminates Filipinos In Own Country, Welcomes Koreans Only


Jan 03, 2016 at 5:08 PM
Posted by : Pinoy Secret Writer
Filed Under : News & Events

KALIBO, AKLAN, Philippines - What would you feel if you were discriminated in your own country? A netizen shared his experience wherein no Filipinos where allowed in the hotel.

On a Facebook post, Ryan Layug shared his experience during his trip to Cebu wherein he was discriminated on his own country upon availing a VIP lounge at Discovery Boracay which is an airport lounge in Kalibo, Aklan.

According to Layug, when he availed for a VIP lounge, one of the staff said that no Filipinos were allowed. The management's supervisor who's a Korean was even saying "No Filipinos! No Filipinos! No Filipinos!"

Calling All Filipinos and the Government. At 10pm of January 1, 2016 I was refused to check-in and avail the VIP Lounge of Discovery Boracay an Airport Lounge in Kalibo International Airport that cost Php300 saying they only accept South Koreans. I am to avail of the service because my flight is at 5am going to Cebu. In photos below, I approached the lady Filipina Staff at the cashier where inquiries and payment are made. Me: Ms I’d like to use the VIP Lounge. Lady Staff: Naku sir sa ngayon sa mga Koreans lang po nila inooffer ang lounge. Me: Are you serious? Bakit sa kanila lang? Lady Staff: Korean po kasi ang may ari sir. Me: First time ko yata makaranas ng discrimination sa sarili kong bansa at sinasabi mo yan sa kapwa mo Pilipino. Lady Staff: Sir sandali po magtanong muna ako


Calling All Filipinos and the Government. At 10pm of January 1, 2016 I was refused to check-in and avail the VIP Lounge of Discovery Boracay an Airport Lounge in Kalibo International Airport that cost Php300 saying they only accept South Koreans. I am to avail of the service because my flight is at 5am going to Cebu. In photos below, I approached the lady Filipina Staff at the cashier where inquiries and payment are made. Me: Ms I’d like to use the VIP Lounge. Lady Staff: Naku sir sa ngayon sa mga Koreans lang po nila inooffer ang lounge. Me: Are you serious? Bakit sa kanila lang? Lady Staff: Korean po kasi ang may ari sir. Me: First time ko yata makaranas ng discrimination sa sarili kong bansa at sinasabi mo yan sa kapwa mo Pilipino. Lady Staff: Sir sandali po magtanong muna ako


I went outside naghanap ng makainan, I told the story sa may ari ng Carenderia, he advised me sir isumbong mo sa Pulis. So I seek the help of PNP personnel in Kalibo Airport.

They responded and escorted me to talked with the Manager. The manager apologized to me and said the lady staff made an error. They accept everyone eregardless of Nationality. He offered me free stay, i declined. I told him you have to remember during Korean War, Filipinos fought on the side of South Koreans then you will just discriminate me. I asked him what would he feel if the same incident will happen to him back in his own country. He apologize but seems to be sarcastic. I left with the Police.

Upon returning to the Carenderia to eat my ordered food, somebody was yelling Kuya! Kuya! The manager chased me, I stopped. He handed me my Insurance ID that I left. He again apologized saying he was a soldier before in Korea and he appreciates Filipinos. I again told him I was very offended because I said some of our countrymen maybe poor, but we have a bigger heart. Proof to this is our acceptance on the surge of South Koreans in the Philippines but didnt realized that Koreans do descriminate Filipinos. He this time offered me free food. I declined and said I cannot be bribe, sorry, but I value my being a Filipino specially in my homeland.

I am Ryan Layug, a soldier, a Filipino, I am returning to duty in Mindanao after my New Year’s Leave. I am a bit worried that I might be reprimanded of this post but as a soldier I defend democracy, and I will defend my fellow Filipinos on the face of discrimination. this country has no room for Discrimination. I am not convinced of the Manager. I heard with my ears the Supervisor: No Filipinos! No Filipinos! Besides, almost half of the seats at the lounge were empty (but they said ita fully booked) I pity the lady staff, she has to decline Filipinos because she has to retain her job. I call the LGUs, DTI and DFA please conduct further investigation and surveillance on the same hotel and other hotels in the Philippines. Calling my Compatriots, if you love your race and your country, the Philippines and is against discrimination, share this post to your wall. ?#‎stoppinoydiscrimination?

After the viral post of Layug, Discovery Hotel released a statement regarding the incident on their Facebook Page.


Jan 03, 2016 at 5:08 PM
Posted by : Pinoy Secret Writer
Filed Under : News & Events