Just want to share.. My first encounter of discrimination being igorot here in Manila was inside a passenger jeepney.. Two young girls were having a conversation back then about something until one of them said "kulot ka naman" and the other responded "oo kulot ako pero hindi naman ako igorot na kulot at maitim at lalong hindi aeta, hindi ako pangit at wala akong buntot" then both laughed.... I was wearing my uniform that time and I pitted them, I can't stop myself to educate them about igorots. So I ask them, is that what you know about igorots? Kawawa naman kayo. "Tingnan ninyo ako maitim ba ako? Pangit ba ako? Kulot ba ako? Hanapin ninyo kung may makita kayong buntot ko.." Ako nga pala ay isang igorot na nandto sa Manila para bantayan ang kaligtasan ninyo.....
(tumahimik lahat ng pasahero
me:para ho.. Malapit na aq sa boarding house ko eh)
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