But it is a story altogether different, when a club is being advertised as a haven for Filipina entertainers. This, the club promoters do by placing the Philippine flag in their neon signs/billboards, in newspaper ads and right by the very doors of the clubs.
Why do I draw the line? Because the choice to work in a club is personal and whatever negative impression the person gets from her job can be easily countered by the way she presents herself to the public.
But the use of the Philippine flag commercializes the image of the entire country and unnecessarily puts all Filipinos to the task of defending the nation’s reputation. That’s a more serious challenge that’s quite difficult to surmount.
I wish our government officials here tried to exercise moral suasion against the practice. I bet the same is not being done in establishments where the hostesses are mainly, Russians, Chinese or whatever nationality.
What say you?