- Lauren Young ranted about discrimination of a Chinese resto in Subic.
- Netizens shared Young’s dismay over the Chinese-only resto in Subic.
Kapuso actress Lauren Young questioned the legality of a Chinese restaurant in Subic which bore the sign “Only for Chinese Customers”.
In a tweet, Young raised questions on the legality of the restaurant’s sign.
“Is this even legal? (My fave resto in Subic has been sold and this sign is up) I really want to know if business owners are allowed to do this,” she said attaching photo of the resto with the signage.
She also added that if ever she’ll have her own restaurant would it also be legal to put up signages that read, “Only for Filipino Customers” or “Only for dog customers”
“If I had a restaurant am I allowed to put up these signs for example: ‘Only for dog Customers’ ‘Only for Filipino Customers’
Is this even legal? (My fave resto in Subic has been sold and this sign is up) I really want to know if business owners are allowed to do this.
If I had a restaurant am I allowed to put up these signs for example:
“Only for dog Customers”
“Only for Filipino Customers”
— Lauren Young (@loyoung) July 15, 2019
Most of the netizens who replied to her tweet shared her sentiments saying it is a result of the government’s submissiveness to China.
— Ros_© 🌹🇵🇭 (@Rosie_1007) July 15, 2019
Sana Resto lng ang may ganyan bka mamaya pati sarili nating bansa ay for chinese n lng din.
— Donnie Ray Arante (@dray21) July 15, 2019
Philippines – only for chinese nationals
— mibebe (@mibebe898) July 15, 2019
Seeing what the Chinese are getting away with now, I think lack of permits is the last thing the govt is going after. The Duterte-China regime is facilitating a MASSIVE takover of the Philippines by Chinese nationals.
— Sinakop ng CHING CHONG (@Sinakopnatalaga) July 16, 2019
Heard there’s also a Chinese restaurant in Tiendesitas, Pasig, where only Chinese customers are allowed. Weird AF.
— Xtian Gatchalian (@gatchie) July 15, 2019
My God discrimination in our own country when we don't even discriminate against them doing business in the country? Wtf?
— Art x Stephanie Rue (@Ms_StephanieRue) July 16, 2019
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) twitter account replied to the tweet saying formal complaint should be filed with their office.
Please lodge your concern to the Consumer Protection and Advocacy Bureau (CPAB) Phone: (+632) 751.4748 / Email : [email protected]
— DTI Philippines (@DtiPhilippines) July 15, 2019
This is not the first time that a Chinese restaurant was called out for being discriminatory to Filipinos.
In May 2019, DTI ordered the closure of a Chinese Food Park in Las Piñas for not having the necessary documents and permits. The said food park went viral on social media after netizens claimed that the food park caters exclusively to Chinese customers.
Meanwhile, after gaining attention on social media, one netizen posted an updated photo of the restaurant now with different signage.
Speaking up does work 😄. Will monitor to see if they change it again. pic.twitter.com/bqKGFzanH7
— michael petty 🧢 (@MichaePetty) July 16, 2019