Every week, mostly during Sundays, Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) in Hong Kong are given a rest day by their employers. This is the time when they can be with their friends and loved ones to unwind and destress after a week of work. However, it seems like this group of Filipino workers became more stressed after encountering a fight among their own compatriots.
In a Facebook video that’s been circulating online, a group of Filipino women got involved in a fight because of a very simple problem – a space in a footbridge.
According to the post, the women are claiming the space in a footbridge where they always spend their days off. One OFW even claimed that she had been in Hong Kong for 20 years, the reason why she has more authority in that place.
It all started when a group of women occupied a space in a footbridge, laid their cardboards on the ground, and spent some relaxing time with their friends. Unfortunately, a more stressful incident is about to unfold. Another group of Filipino women approached them and claimed that it was originally their place. It was then that they started to throw hurtful words against each other that even resulted in a physical confrontation.
“Maam pwede ba humingi ng tulong sayo. Kasi yung mga kaibigan ko dito sa Hong Kong binogbug ng mga beterana na dito ng dahil lang sa pwesto sa footbridge,” says a Filipino whose friend got involved in the confrontation.
It is said that the other group did not know that another group of Filipina often sits on that place during their day off.
“At dahil mga baguhan dito sa Hong Kong walang alam. Tapos pinag initan na sila ng grupo at ang sabi pa mga baguhan lang kayo kami 20 years na dito(HK) di nyo kami kilala. Yan ang banta nila. Ok lang naman lumipat kaso pinalilipat sila sa basa at napakainit na bakanteng space,” says the post.
The identities of the people involved remain unknown but their faces are clearly visible in the video. The space they are fighting doesn’t actually belong to any of them, but to the Hong Kong government.
Watch it here: