Sunday, May 3, 2009

Let's not blame other countries if they think our country sucks

Without Manny Pacquiao, our country's only saving grace, the bad perception of the foreigners will continue. This is based on my experience with my recent trip in Vietnam, Singapore and Malaysia.

The PAL flight PR 508 is composed of ugly bitches and primadonas of PAL. These people looked like very disgusted in their work. Apparently, they are already sick and tired of what they've been doing for the past several years of their life. They'll be beaten by the Vietnamese airline crew in terms of service and attentiveness (to the ones who pay their salary --- we the "lowly" passengers"), who despite of their language barrier and difficulty in speaking impeccable English, their smile and indefatibale service are so evident. Unlike these fucking bitches of flight PR 508 who were just all hiding in their nook, gossiping and ignoring the OFW and other Filipino passengers but giving all out plastic smile and service to the foreigners who call their attention to serve them. It really sucks, right?

Tang ina nyo, you're just fucking "glorified muchahas" (and muchahos) with all due respect to my bossom friend and "kapatid" Ari Verzosa and his wife Raquel, whose sincerity are very evident the way they deal with people from all walks of life. I really wonder what make these flight crew of PR 508 think that they're demigods the way they delivered their service. Is it because the plane we rode was bigger than that of the flight I took last April 24? Lousy excuse huh!

My fight from Manila to Singapore last April 24 was really good. The flight crew were very attentive, going around, offering drinks and making sure all their passengers' needs are attended to. In my observation, the only time they took time to stay in their nook was when the passengers need and concerns were attended. They really took time in going around, offering drinks, blankets etc. But the flight crew in PR 508, they all ran away and hid to their nook after serving the food and collecting the waste. But when they were promoting their "inflight sales", they were so energetic and all smile, hoping that they can fool their passenger to buy from them!
I overheard one of the foreigners said, this flight sucks. The crew are very slow. At times, you cannot even find them!

I will never forget my flight from Tokyo (Nagoya) to Manila, last Oct. 31, 2002. It made my blood boil more than 100 degree celcius because of the arrogrance of one of the bitches from the PAL crew. Some of the OFWs (or maybe she looked down upon them as "Japayukis") and felt that they did not deserve any respect --- even an iota of respect at all! Anyway, the group of Filipinas were all excited in going home, laughing and even teasing each other. They maybe loud and annoying, sure, but what was not accptable to me was when I heard this bitch shouted at them and said, "Shhhhh wag nga kayong maingay dyan!"

The gull! When I heard that, I stood up and confronted her. I told her, "You know what, there's a right way for you to stop them. What you did was totally wrong and unacceptable to me. They are the reason why you are here --- they (and me and other passengers) pay for your salary and other perks. If you don't like what they are doing, you should have approached them discretely instead of shouting at them and traeted them like kids and embarrassed them in the presence of other people.
In fairness, that bitch apologized to me. But I told her, "don't apologize to me, apologize to these Filipinas that you embarrassed."

This is the reason why I never liked PAL. Sarili mong mga kababayan idedescriminate ka. I prefer to take Air France, Canadian Airlines, Cathay, Singapore Air and other airlines who treat their passengers (regardless of race) with utmost respect.

Originally, my airline going to Singapore and Vietnam (vice versa) was booked with Singapore Airlines. However, only my flight from Singapore to Hanoi, Hanoi to Singapore and Sinagpore to Manila was confirmed. But since it was PAL who had available flights without any hassle, I took PAL and dropped Singapore Airlines. But I really regret it. On my flight to US this June, I will not book in PAL anymore, I don't wanna experience their lousy service even if PAL brags that they are "Asia's first". Remember, not all first will remain in the position especially if you become complacent.

My agony didn't end there. When we arrived at immigration, LO AND BEHOLD! only one immigration officer was there! Tang ina, lahat sila sabay-sbay nag break. Nakakahiya talaga! Imagine ang bubungad sayo pag dating mo ng bansa, immigration, tapos pag dating mo walang laman ang mga booth kundi isa immigration officer lang! Calling Nonoy Libanan.... Please check this incident. The mice are playing when the cat is away. The sad part there is, I heard again the foreigners murmuring about what they saw. Now, do you expect that we will get a good feedback from other countries if this is what they will see and experience? NEVER!

Eto pa ang mga comments ng ibang mga pasahero:
" Pangit na nga ang service sa eroplano panget pa din sa gobyerno!"
"Yan ba ang pinapasweldo natin..."
"Ano ba yan, di man lang inisip na may mga padating na pasahero..."
"Ibang klase din ha, nagbreak sabay-sabay..."

With these ugly incidents, saan ka pa? May tatalo pa ba sa Pilipinas? May mga pulpol tayong mga pulis, mga politikong gago at magnanakaw, panget at bastos na flight crew ng PR 508, sus ginoo, di nga tayo aasenso. Worst, pag pinuna mo sila, tang na, balat sibuyas ang mga hayup.

Please, let's stop being "onion-skinned". Let's not blame other countries if they think our country sucks! It's our own undoing after all!
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Julius Ceasar Balingit said...

Your experience with PAL is not something new. My family had the same experience before which is why PAL stands for PLANE ALWAYS LATE.

Sometimes, these airline companies don't realize the repurcussion of the inferior service they render to their passengers. But definitely, this unfortunate incident you encountered isn't part of PAL's thrust. You clearly pointed that out when you said that "when the cat is away, the mouse will play".

But it's good that you express your disappointment to PAL and wrote it down in your blog.

As for your experience with immigration officers, I believe this only happens in the Philippines. It is mortal sin to leave one's post unless there is a valid reason. But with what you witnessed as you stated in your account that these immigration officers apparently took their breaks altogether, that is totally disgusting.

Please do not expect that these erring immigration officers will be sanctioned. This government and their boss will just take your complaint with a grain of salt! Believe me.

jpdelaguardia said...

From the time GMA stole the presidency from Erap, our beloved country sucks! All those other connected with GMA especially the government officials sucks too not to mentionLucio Tan's Philippine Airlines. :-)

I admire your courage and fortitude Mr. Pinoy Politics. I am one of your avid readers in your famous blog, Pinoy Politics.

Keep on challenging and awakening us from our slumber. I just hope your popularity will not tempt you to run in public office. If you do that, then you will just eat what you've been telling to us your readers.



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Dan Rabbaya said...

ala na tlaga tayung pag-asa. yung mga binabayaran natin na magsilbi ng maayos sa atin kahit na private o public sukdulan ang sama ng ugali. sa tingin ko di lang naman sa pal may ganyan. ang cebu pacific mukang mas wlanghiya ang mga yun. yung refund naming mag-asawa di pa nababalik ilang taon na. pinaiikot lang kami hayup tlgang mga inchik na yan. dpat yan pagtatadtarin at gawin siopao. meoowwww

Hope Magtibay said...

Maybe we are all guilty of making our country sucks. We tolerate corruption, kept blind with injustice because we fear we will be fighting a Goliath and no match with their power and influence, and the worst of them all, we never express our objection to these. We can't forever remain observers in life; we need to participate and do something otherwise these people (some politicians, corrupt govermnment officials and employees, corrupt media, corrupt businessmen and religious leaders (regardless of their denomination and religion)will continue to do their illegal and immoral activities at the expense of the people they are supposed to serve. Corruptions begin and end with us if we tolarate them.

Deo Dorante said...

Dear Monsi,

I read your well spiced comments about the crew in one of our airlines. Your experienced is really disgusting. I for one will do the same, by blowing my top. As unsolicited advice you can bring the matter to the concerned agencies who can disciplined these people you think have offended you at the bounds of their duties, should render their service in the most appreciable and highly commendable, not that what you have met, as one of the passengers who deserve to have received equal treatment if not proper service during your plight.

However, it is not good, in my own views to use vulgar words in any information outlets for that matter. You are in the right tract in exposing it which you believe one of the ills in us as Filipinos, as a people but we can bring it out in a nice and positive approach. And I believe that everything is subject to change, who knows by praying them the way they rendered service to the people, next time around when you meet them again in the same plight big improvements will be seen by yours?

In this world where conflict is an ordinary thing, peace needs to reign and mediate to once and for all will help in minimizing our atmosphere clout with indifference and misunderstandings. Hope you get my point, besides, we can’t live in a community or in a daily living with mind perplexed due to so many problems bothering around our minds. What we need is patience, and move to patch up things that will not result to a greater damage. But don’t worry, I do sympathized with your grit, but this time of suffocations with the left and right problems we see and experience around it is good if we will start to be the symbols of peace.