Chip Tsao’s War at Home: A Cheap Piece of a Junk

Mr. Chip Tsao’s War at Home is a cheap piece of a junk. Though, this could rally us to work together.

The rants and complaints by Filipinos directed to Mr. Chip Tsao’s War at Home were all useless. We must start looking deeper into the problems that caused him wrote the article. He maybe erred at some points but this article should become a wake up call for us to work together with concerted efforts to come up with solutions.

We may start with this question: What a heck a Filipina, with a degree in International Politics, doing at Mr. Tsao’s abode? Cleaning toilet bowls? Doing errands for this Chinese writer who, in some sense, does not know a bit of international politics?

Or, is she a product of our government’s program of “Supermaids”? A supermaid bearing the tag: Philippine Maid, Proudly Pinay.

It is now time to contemplate of what we must do, what we should do, what we should be doing, what could be done. We need the value of HUMILITY to accept the problem. We need the value of SOLIDARITY to put some solutions. We need the value of SELF-RESPONSIBILITY to account our state of BEINGNESS.


My wordpresser friend, Mr. Joe Padre, stated some solutions below. (These were his comments to my previous post on this issue)

As usual the flameout has started. What is difficult to understand is why we love this kind of self-immolation with very little effort at planning a collective course of action to solve the underlying issues. The blather and posturing only serve to raise our blood pressure, which ultimately is inimical to our health. If we’re going to flame out on this issue and risk a major coronary episode, we may as well go all the way and accompany our bluster with some appropriate action, whatever it is. Else…

I heard about this as early as the mid 1950s when I first got to school. More than half a century later, we’re still in the yak-mode? Enough already, Angkuan. Let’s all get a life.

Ania ngata no adda paglintegan a mangikeddeng a 90 porsiento ti OFW remittances ti gastuen automatically iti panangipasdec cadagiti nadumaduma nga infrastructure a mangted naan-annay a trabajo cadagiti cayatna ti agtrabajo, imbes nga ag-OFW da? Tapno materred ti gutad ti corruption, masapul a maysa nga independent committee ti mangakem iti pannagplano cadagiti umno nga infrastructure, ti pannacaiwaras ti pagsayaatan iti entero a pagilian. The committee to implement this law should be composed of the Presidents of the University of the Philippines and other selected schools or universities, the head of the Department of Labor, qualified student representatives, and a reputable judicial branch representative, all working in a concurrent capacity. Don’t include any professional politician, such as any member of congress or the executive branch, except the head of Department of Labor.

Is this possible? I guess it would be like splitting hairs, or getting a camel through the eye of a needle especially if it’s Congress that will craft the legislation instead of a no-nonsense Executive Order for this purpose from the President. You can trust President Arroyo to do this?

The alternative, which has the most potential of succeeding, is for you to draft an Executive Order (you may need a legal mind well versed in constitutional and labor laws to assist you) and gather millions of signatures for a petition asking the President to sign it. Don’t be timid about revising the Executive Order when you come across significantly good suggestions to improve it along the way. I think, by George, you may be able to accomplish this thing through the Internet and the media. Build a network and a strong public opinion in favor of the Executive Order such that the President can’t refuse to sign it.

Mr. Nelson Daligcon also blew his top to our nation’s inability to create enough jobs for all Filipinos. He did it in his usual DH Lawrence style of sexually insinuated, overly naughty daniw. You may not read it if you are morally upright, he he he. Here it is.

nation of servants scandal
(bomba ni Chip Tsao)

a resolution strongly condemning the “demeaning” Hong Kong magazine article that called the philippines a “nation of servants” has been filed at the Senate…, March 31, 2009

the bureau of immigration (bi) has barred the hong kong-based magazine columnist who branded the Philippines as “a nation of servants” from visiting the country…, March 31, 2009

idi pinugsitak ti kassit
sako innasnas iti rupa ni pinay
nga adipen ti naangpet a bripko,
imkiskayo, madaydayaw
ket kayatyo a tadtaden
ti gatel a butok!

ngem siasino
ti nangpauttog ken ni pinay
tapno umay agdildil iti kaperko?
siasino ti namagtulang
kadagiti pingping ti ukina?

bagas ti ukininayo a madaydayaw
a ta la mangsalsalsal
iti bukodna a buto ti ar-aramidenna,
iparamanyo ngamin, a, dagiti ganas
tapno malipatan ni pinay
ti panagbisin ti mutingna!

For all of you who failed to read the complete article of Mr. Tsao, please read through.

The War at Home
By Chip Tsao

The Russians sank a Hong Kong freighter last month, killing the seven Chinese seamen onboard. We can live with that–Lenin and Stalin were once the ideological mentors of all Chinese people. The Japanese planted a flag on Diàoyú Island. That’s no big problem–we Hong Kong Chinese love Japanese cartoons, Hello Kitty, and shopping in Shinjuku, let alone our round-the-clock obsession with karaoke.

But hold on–even the Filipinos? Manila has just claimed sovereignty over the scattered rocks in the South China Sea called the Spratly Islands, complete with a blatant threat from its congress to send gunboats to the South China Sea to defend the islands from China if necessary. This is beyond reproach. The reason: There are more than 130,000 Filipina maids working as HK$3,580-a-month cheap labor in Hong Kong. As a nation of servants, you don’t flex your muscles at your master, from whom you earn most of your bread and butter.

As a patriotic Chinese man, the news has made my blood boil. I summoned Louisa, my domestic assistant who holds a degree in international politics from the University of Manila, hung a map on the wall, and gave her a harsh lecture. I sternly warned her that if she wants her wages increased next year, she had better tell everyone of her compatriots in Statue Square on Sunday that the entirety of the Spratly Islands belongs to China.

Grimly, I told her that if war breaks out between the Philippines and China, I would have to end her employment and send her straight home, because I would not risk the crime of treason for sponsoring an enemy of the state by paying her to wash my toilet and clean my windows 16 hours a day. With that money, she would pay taxes to her Government, and they would fund a navy to invade our motherland and deeply hurt my feelings.

Oh yes. The Government of the Philippines would certainly be wrong if they think we Chinese are prepared to swallow their insult and sit back and lose a Falkland Islands War in the Far East. They may have Barack Obama and the hawkish American military behind them, but we have a hostage in each of our homes in the Mid-Levels or higher. Some of my friends told me they have already declared a state of emergency at home. Their maids have been made to shout ‘China, Madam/Sir’ loudly whenever they hear the word “Spratly”. They say the indoctrination is working as wonderfully as when we used to shout, “Long live Chairman Mao!” at the sight of a portrait of our Great Leader during the Cultural Revolution. I’m not sure if that’s going a bit too far, at least for the time being.

About Ka Loren
Siak ni Florentino B. Lorenzana, maysa a Filipino, Ilokano ken Pangasinan. Naiyanakak innem a bulan kalpasan ti deklarasion ti Martial Law ditoy Pilipinas. Madama a makumikom iti tignay kooperatiba.

10 Responses to Chip Tsao’s War at Home: A Cheap Piece of a Junk

  1. Ka Loren says:

    Ka VF:

    Sorry, he he he. Napanawak met ti komentom a maikadua.

    Uray siak, saan met a combative ti approachko koma. Ngem, kas itay kunam, masapul met a maleksionan dagiti awanan serregda a managuyaw, managdillaw.

    Ngem, saan kadi a dagitoy a dillaw ket adda masirip a kinariro? Daytoy ti kunak a masargo. Adda dagiti kastoy a dillaw gapu met laeng iti agdadata a panangibutaktak tayo (kas koma ti inaramid ni PGMA sadiay UN Convention, nagsapul ti pagilian a mabalin a pagobraan dagiti kakailian) a kasapulan tayo ti obra ket saan a magebgeban ti bukod a pagilian ti agpartuat ti pagteggeda. Agdadata a kasapulan nga i-export tayo dagiti kakailiantayo tapno agbalinda a produktivo. Ket, naipasagepsepen a ti panagabroad ket isu ti sumsumyag a pamuspusan tapno makalung-aw.

    Representante? Adda met kasta a linteg, daytay Party list system, ngem, it was usurped by those politicians for their own good. Saan sa met a para kadagiti sector nga ibagianda. Ken, watak watak met uray dagiti OFWs.

  2. VF says:

    Ka Loren, siririing ka pay?


    Agpayso dayta kunam. Ngem saan a daydiay balikas a “domestic servant” wenno ti kina-agpaysona that we are a nation of servants ti issue kaniak.

    Adda dagidiay agkuna nga “apay a saantayo nga akseptaren ket isu met ti agpayso?”

    Pudno nga awan baet,” kunadansa itay. Ala wen, pudno ket pudno hehehe!

    Ngem sabali ti approach ko. I don’t like to sound combative ngem patiek a kasapulan a maikkan iti leksion dagiti kas kenni Mr. Tsao. His article is just but one of the many a manguy-uyaw kadagiti Pilipino, adda man kinaagpaysona wenno saan ti ibagbagada.

    Kas mannakigayyem, kadagiti man puraw ken kadaraan, I often hear words asking if I can find a Filipina mistress for them. I used to just laugh away those words ngem idi narugiak a makigamulo iti Filipino community, kasla siak ti masaksaktan kada adda matiliw a madeportar a kailian.

    I also found out nga awan ti mayat kadagiti ‘nalalaing’ a mangirupir kadagiti kalintegan ti maysa a DH. “Narugit,” kunada ket saanda a kayat nga iraman ti ‘nadayaw ken de-adal’ a naganda. Uray kadagiti labor unions ket awan ti mayat a mangirepresenta kadakuada.

    Masaludsod ko laeng, idi dagiti ‘doctors’ ti sinalapon ti “Desperate Housewives,” kasla pinupog iti uyokan ti sal-it a TV station a nangi-broadcast.

    In the end, no saan a kariaren daytoy a Tsao, adunto pay ti sumaruno a kas kenkuana.

    Diay tignay a kunam…. hehehe. Here’s an idea nga inyangawko idi kenni apo Fidel: Let’ have a law that entitles a congressman for every half-million OFWs. That will be roughly 16 OFW congresmen a mangkibor kenni Cong. Pitong!

    Ngem ne, sinot’ mayat a representante dagiti tsimay?


  3. VF says:

    I’d still like to kick (back) Mr. Tsao’s “six” and say sorry afterwards, -nothing brainy, just plain reflex, out from bitter lessons of pretence.

    (Let me see how the cool-asses say about that; not because I did not understand his article or anybody’s piece but it’s because it pains me every time I write a plea of bargain not to handcuff a Filipina deportee every time his master gets tired of her.)

    You need to see yourself the fear in the eyes of an imprisoned OFW to understand the implications of Mr. Tsao’s ‘funny’ article.

    And who will stand by the side of a lowly domestic servant anyway while you can afford a “margarita”?


    🙂 Musta KaLoren?

  4. Ka Loren says:

    Ka VF:

    Long time no words, huh?! Kasla tarakitik tatta ti panagpasiarmo, a. Ngem, bumayakabak ka met sadiay abongyo he he he.

    Cheap Chow got our attention and he won.

    Tatta, isublat tayo a taliawen daytay ibagbagana. Apayso met, di kadi? Ngem, ania aya ti program ti Filipinas a mangtiped koma ti panagbanyaga dagiti annakna? Awan.

    Inggana a kasta, adunto latta met ti agkallautang a kas kenka dita ayanmo. Saan a dakes ti agbanyaga, parte ti naragsak a biag dayta. Ngem no apan met ti di adal a Pinay sadiay sabali a pagilian kalpasanna maadipen santo pay laeng maawan ti dayawna a mapabainan ket daytoy ngatan ti karigatan nga ingariet.

    Itatta, daytoy kadi a panagngariet ket maiturong kenni Cheap Chow? Delusion of Grandeur daytoy. Sakit kabsat ti saan a makaako ti pudno a kasasaad. Daytoy ti kunak a TIGNAY. Agriing tayon!

  5. joepadre says:

    I don’t think it is wise to escalate this thing into a flame war. The guy knows how to manipulate our hot buttons (read Philippine Daily Inquirer’s Global Nation headline first posted 06:56:00 04/03/2009: “‘Racist’ HK writer wants to visit RP” and his alleged apologia). Until we are able to resolve the issue he’s carping about, the best thing to do is simply ignore him, instead of dancing and twirling and twisting in the palm of his hands. Very clever, this guy, especially because he has his own bully pulpit, while we are left tenuously clasping at straws. It’s an argument we can’t win unless we do a drastic socio-political and attitude re-engineering. Try to convince me, folks, how that is possible to happen in a quantifiable number of years.

    My advice then is: SAVE YOUR BILE, FOLKS, because you need it for other extremely important bodily processes, foremost of which is aiding in the digestion of your lipids.

  6. matt says:

    This blog’s great!! Thanks :).

  7. Ka Loren says:

    You are welcome, Matt. Thanks. This blog is open for you.

  8. Ka Loren says:

    At saka, ikaw ayaw mong masabihan na alipin ngunit sa pagsabimo ng UNGGOY NA BEHO ay nang-aalipustaka rin. Mas maigi pa sa Chip Tsao ang patudsadahan nya ay hindi nya kalahi. E tayo, kapuwa Filipino binuburat natin.

  9. Ka Loren says:


    to whom are you aiming at? Me, the owner of this site?

    Kung ako, e ano ngayon kung ilagaymo ako sa loob ng rebulto, mapapalitan ba ang pagtingin ng ibang tao sa mga Filipino? Hanggat walang pagbabago sa sistemang umiiral sa lipunan na ginagalawan natin at hanggat hindi pantay ang kalakaran, walang matinong mapasukan ang mga Filipino at tuloy-tuloy pa rin ang pag-alis patungo sa ibang bansa bilang maninilbihan.

    Imbes na ituonmo ang pootmo sa kapwa mo Filipino, ipuninmo ang lahat na iyong poot at gumawa tayo ng isang hakbang na pagbabago na kung saan ang dulo nito ay hindi na mangingibang bansa ang ating mga kababayan. Doon, taas noo nating sabihin kay Chip Tsao na kaya na nating maging amo.

    Kung si Chip Tsao ang puntiryamo, hindi siya siguro marunong managalog. Englisenmo baka mabasa pa niya.

    Ka Loren

  10. tarazius says:

    tnx for insulting filipino people….dahil jan igagawa kita ng rebulto pero andun ka sa loob ng rebulto mo….UNGGOY NA BEHO…PWEHHH

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